The course VMware vRealize Automation Install Configure Manage , you will focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vRealize® Automation™. You will learn about the configuration and use of the vRealize Automation platform, including self-service provisioning and the creation of catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, software components, and on-demand VMware NSX® networks.

This course also covers interfacing vRealize Automation with other systems using VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ to leverage workflows, creating approval cycles, and managing machine lifecycles to conserve resources. In addition, you will better understand and know how to achieve the benefits of automation as a component of the software-defined data center.



40 hs


Product Alignment

vRealize Automation 7.3


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

Describe the vRealize Automation architecture and use cases
Install and configure vRealize Automation
Manage vRealize Automation entities on VMware and third-party virtual, cloud, and physical infrastructures
Configure and manage catalogs and blueprints and business groups and reservations for compute resources on VMware, Microsoft, Amazon, and other platforms
Use the self-service portal to request and manage machines in accordance with vRealize Automation approval and governance policies
Explain vRealize Automation extensibility and workflows
monitor machines and resource reclamation

This course prepares you for the following certification:

VMware Certified Professional 7 – Cloud Management and Automation (VCP7-CMA)


Intended Audience

Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for designing and implementing vRealize Automation



This course requires completion of one of the following courses:

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5]
VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6.5]

Experience with working at the command line is helpful.


The course presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:

Install and configure VMware ESX®/VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter Server®
Create vCenter Server objects, such as data centers and folders
Create and manage vCenter Server roles and permissions
Modify a standard switch and a distributed switch
Connect an ESX/ESXi host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage
VMware vSphere® VMFS datastore
Enable VMware vSphere® vMotion® on an ESX/ESXi host
Use a wizard or a template to create a virtual machine
Modify a virtual machine’s hardware
Migrate a virtual machine with vSphere vMotion and with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster with resource pools and a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster

If you are unable to complete all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete one of the prerequisite courses before enrolling in VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage.



Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics

Course objectives


vRealize Automation Overview and Architecture
Describe the software-defined data center

Explain the purpose of vRealize Automation

the concepts of vRealize Automation administration and self-service provisioning

where vRealize Automation fits in the VMware product line

Discuss use cases for vRealize Automation

Identify the components of a vRealize Automation simple deployment

the components of a vRealize Automation enterprise deployment

component design options for vRealize Automation

Identify how vRealize Automation integrates with other VMware products


Authentication, Fabric, and Tenants
Describe identity management in vRealize Automation

Identify the authentication methods available in vRealize Automation

the appropriate roles for specific tasks in vRealize Automation

Create tenants

Explain multitenant leading practices

Define relationships between vRealize Automation entities

Identify and configure vRealize Automation endpoints

Identify how vRealize Automation discovers compute resources

fabric groups, business groups, and reservations

Create and manage reservations for compute resources


Converged Blueprints, Containers, and Catalog Management
Define blueprints

Identify the process and options for configuring blueprints

Create a blueprint with a single virtual machine and a blueprint with multiple virtual machines

Use parameters in blueprints

Describe containers

Identify the role of the service catalog

Define catalog items

Use entitlements to manage catalog items


Consuming Catalog Services
Request a single-machine service

Monitor the service provisioning status

Reconfigure a provisioned machine

Manage snapshots

Identify roles involved in creating approval policies, approval policy level and approval phases

Create and apply approval policies for catalog items

Use custom properties to modify the provisioning process and property groups to group sets of custom properties and Use the property dictionary to modify the provisioning process


Integrating NSX
Identify NSX capabilities

Describe the NSX components that vRealize Automation uses

the benefits of NSX integration with vRealize Automation

Integrate vRealize Automation with NSX

Use NSX elements in vRealize Automation blueprints


Application Authoring
Detail the lifecycle of a vRealize Automation application deployment

Author an application blueprint

Deploy an application blueprint from the service catalog


Monitoring and Reclamation
Identify how to monitor resource use

Demonstrate how to reclaim resources and how to manage machine leases

Monitor system events


vRealize Automation Extensibility
Identify the vRealize Automation extensibility tools and the vRealize Automation extensibility use cases

Use vRealize CloudClient to export a blueprint, vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins for external integration

Describe anything-as-a-service (XaaS) components

Create an XaaS blueprint

Describe how the event broker service enhances extensibility

Identify the appropriate subscription types and options for a subscription

Describe the two event broker event types

the three event broker phases

Illustrate the master workflow

the necessary requirements for passing custom properties to workflows

Explain how the event broker helps with day 2 operations

Use scale-in and scale-out to size virtual appliances

Integrate VMware vSphere® virtual machine storage policies into blueprints


vRealize Automation Installation
Explain the vRealize Automation installation prerequisites

Describe the vRealize Automation installation procedure

Perform a vRealize Automation appliance deployment

Configure the vRealize Automation appliance