VMware Data Center Automation with vRealize Orchestrator and vSphere PowerCLI

Price

$5,300.00 (AUD)

Duration

5 Days

Modality

Live Online

Course code

EDU-DCAVROP-OE

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Course Overview

This five-day course teaches experienced VMware vSphere® administrators how to use the powerful automation tools that all vSphere customers have access to. Using real-world use cases and examples, you learn how to automate day-to- day administration tasks with VMware vSphere® PowerCLI and VMware vRealize® Orchestrator. During class, you use these tools to automate tasks in a realistic lab environment. 

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Describe the features and benefits of automation in a vSphere environment
  • Understand the role of the vSphere Web Services API in automation
  • Use the Managed Object Browser (MOB) to view the structure of VMware vSphere® API and VMware vCenter Server® inventory
  • Use vSphere PowerCLI to deploy and manage virtual machines and virtual infrastructure
  • Run and manage library vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Design, develop, and run custom reusable vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Incorporate JavaScript into vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Use the vRealize Orchestrator PowerShell plug-in in a custom workflow
  • Manage Guest Operations using vRealize Orchestrator and vSphere PowerCLI
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Client code capture 


Target Audience

Experienced vSphere administrators who want to use available tools to automate day-to-day tasks.

Prerequisites

Completion of the following course or equivalent experience with vSphere deployments:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.0] 

Product Alignment

  • VMware vSphere PowerCLI 12.0
  • VMware vRealize Orchestrator 8.1 

Target Audience

Experienced vSphere administrators who want to use available tools to automate day-to-day tasks.

Prerequisites

Completion of the following course or equivalent experience with vSphere deployments:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.0] 

Product Alignment

  • VMware vSphere PowerCLI 12.0
  • VMware vRealize Orchestrator 8.1 

Module 1

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2

Automation in vSphere

  • Identify the tools available to vSphere administrators for automation
  • Understand the benefits of automation
  • Understand the function of black boxes in programming.

Module 3

vSphere Web Services API

  • Identify the function of an API
  • Recognize the components of the vSphere Web Services API
  • Understand how the vSphere Web Services API is used by automation tools
  • Understand object-oriented terminology relevant to the vSphere Web Services API
  • Use the MOB to explore the vSphere object model and invoke methods

Module 4

vSphere PowerCLI Basics

  • Describe features of vSphere PowerCLI
  • List common tasks to perform with vSphere PowerCLI
  • Connect vSphere PowerCLI to vCenter Server and VMware ESXiTM hosts
  • Define variables to use in vSphere PowerCLI
  • Use basic vSphere PowerCLI cmdlets
  • Describe features of the command pipeline
  • Examine vSphere PowerCLI objects
  • View vSphere PowerCLI object properties
  • Invoke vSphere PowerCLI object methods

Module 5

vSphere PowerCLI Use Cases

  • Perform day-to-day management tasks
  • Manage clusters, hosts, and virtual machines.

Module 6

Advanced vSphere PowerCLI Concepts

  • Examine View objects with the Get-View cmdlet
  • Convert View objects to VIObjects
  • Invoke vSphere Web Services API methods

Module 7

vRealize Orchestrator Overview

Describe the vRealize Orchestrator architecture and interfaces

Describe the components of a workflow

Module 8

vRealize Orchestrator Basics

  • Understand inputs, outputs, and variables in workflows
  • Describe variable types: string, number, and more
  • Create variables in workflows
  • Implement variable binding in workflows

Module 9

Invoking Scheme Elements

  • Invoke JavaScript from workflows
  • Invoke a workflow from workflows
  • Invoke an action from workflows
  • Manage user workflow inputs on the input form
  • Invoke a user interaction element from workflows

Module 10

Branching and Looping

  • Use decision elements in workflows
  • Use switch elements in workflows
  • Create decision loops in workflows
  • Use a for-each loop in workflows

Module 11

vRealize Orchestrator Advanced

  • Handle exceptions in workflows
  • Perform logging in workflows
  • Debug workflows

Module 12

vRealize Orchestrator Assets

  • Use configuration elements in workflows
  • Use resource elements in workflows
  • Create, import, and export vRealize Orchestrator packages

Module 13

vRealize Orchestrator PowerShell Plug-In

  • Add PowerShell hosts to the vCenter Server inventory
  • Invoke scripts on PowerShell hosts
  • Create custom workflows using the PowerShell plug-in

Class Schedule