|SKU and Title
Getting Started with vRealize Automation – Lightning Lab
|Overview of vRealize Automation
||The intended audience for this lab is anyone wanting to learn more about the features of vRealize Automation. It is intended to be a high-level overview for those who are looking for a quick introduction to vRealize Automation.
VMware vRealize Automation is a modern infrastructure automation platform that enables self-service multi-cloud environments. This lab will go through key features from different user personas to give you opportunities to review the agility, productivity and efficiency through self-service automation, streamlining IT processes and delivering a DevOps-ready automation platform.
What’s New in vRealize Automation 8.1
|Overview of key new features in vRealize Automation 8.1
||The intended audience for this lab is someone who is familiar with vRealize Automation Cloud or vRealize Automation 8.0. It highlights only the new features in version 8.1.
You will get a hands-on walk through of the new capabilities within the Cloud Assembly, Service Broker, Code Stream and Orchestrator services. These new features include new resource limits, custom resources, custom resource actions, pricing cards, approval polices, pipelines and OVAs as catalog items and multiple new features in the Orchestrator service including the tree view, visual version differences and new debugging tools for workflows.
vRealize Automation for End Users
- Explore the catalog
- Request a catalog item
- Managing deployments (day 2)
- Troubleshooting a deployment
- Getting deployment and machine health and metrics (from vROps)
|The intended audience for this lab is an end user or consumer of the self-service catalog and deployment management functionality in vRealize Automation.
You will explore the self-service catalog and the types of things that you can request from the catalog. This includes the use of approvals as part of the request process. You will also explore what you can do with deployments and machines after they have been provisioned and how to troubleshoot failed deployments and monitor deployed machines.
Administering vRealize Automation
- Configuring the infrastructure
- Basic and multi-cloud blueprinting
- Policy-based lifecycle management and governance
|The intended audience for this lab is a vRealize Automation administrator. The lab covers basic administration tasks.
You will spend your time in this this lab in the Cloud Assembly and Service Broker services. Here you will learn how to configure the infrastructure components in vRealize Automation and create basic and multi-cloud (vSphere and various public clouds) blueprints with a focus on using constraint tags. You will also look at how to configure governance policies such as leases, approvals, and which day 2 actions users can invoke. Finally, you will learn how to use custom forms to modify the appearance of deployment inputs for users.
Administering vRealize Automation – Advanced Use Cases
- Managing NSX networking
- On-demand networks and load balancers
- Provider load balancers
- Advanced blueprinting
- Inputs and expressions
- Extensibility using vRO and ABX
- Custom day 2 actions
- Config management integration – Ansible
- Custom resources – XaaS
|The intended audience for this lab is a vRealize Automation administrator. The lab covers advanced administration tasks.
This lab covers several advanced topics in administering vRealize Automation. They include: Managing VMware NSX networking constructs in blueprints; advanced blueprint topics such as inputs, expressions and using cloud-init; integration with Infoblox IP address management; extensibility using vRealize Orchestrator and Action-Based Extensibility (ABX); custom day 2 actions; integration with third-party configuration management tools; creating custom resources; and integration with ServiceNow IT Service Management.
vRealize Automation for DevOps and Developers
- Introduction to Code Stream
- vRealize Automation Infrastructure DevOps (VI Admin to DevOps Champion)
- vRealize Automation Application DevOps (Developer)
|The intended audience for this lab is a DevOps engineer or developer. It is also applicable to vRealize Automation administrators.
The lab covers DevOps and developer topics. This lab will look at how we can prepare both the virtual infrastructure (VI) Administrator and Developer to start their DevOps journey with VMware vRealize Automation. As part of this module we will look at how we can use different toolsets including Postman, Terraform and the vRealize Automation Code Stream service to consume vRealize Automation. Whether a user is a VI Administrator or a Developer, vRealize Automation can help turn their DevOps aspirations into a reality.
Getting Started with vRealize Orchestrator
- vRealize Orchestrator Overview
- Create a Basic Orchestrator Workflow
- Understand Parameters, Attributes and Scripting Objects
- Leverage Existing Scripts in PowerShell and Python
- Create Workflow Presentation
- Operate vRealize Orchestrator
|The intended audience for this lab is a vRealize Automation administrator, DevOps engineer, developer, or anyone who wants to learn how to effectively use the vRealize Orchestrator workflow orchestration engine.
Use vRealize Orchestrator to simplify the automation of IT tasks. Explore the vRealize Orchestrator development environment and learn important development concepts by building and testing basic workflows, then put those workflows to use inside vRealize Automation to create reusable processes.