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VMW-CLDAUTO - VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage v5.2

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Course Description

This training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud® Automation Center™. This course covers the configuration and use of vCloud Automation Center as a platform for self-service provisioning of virtual, cloud, and physical machines to create and manage on-demand multivendor cloud infrastructures.​

Course Objectives

Course Audience

  • Experienced system administrators
  • Cloud administrators
  • System integrators
  • Operational developers

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course outline
  • Course goals
  • Course objectives
Lesson 2: VMware vCloud Automation Center Architecture and Components
  • Explain the architecture for deploying vCloud Automation Center to manage a multivendor cloud
  • Explain the components involved in a single vendor cloud infrastructure using vCloud Director and VMware vSphere®
  • Define the ports associated with the communication among vCloud Automation Center components
  • Understand and customize the elements of the vCloud Automation Center administration console
Lesson 3: VMware vCloud Automation Center Distributed Execution Managers and Agents
  • Explain the role of Distributed Execution Managers and agents
  • Explain the types of agents and agent relationships
Lesson 4: VMware vCloud Automation Center Configuration, Provisioning, and Management
  • Understand the relationships among vCloud Automation Center entities
  • Identify and configure vCloud Automation Center endpoints
  • Demonstrate how vCloud Automation Center discovers compute resources from VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, and Amazon
  • Explain provisioning groups, enterprise groups, blueprints, and reservations for compute resources
Lesson 5: VMware vCloud Automation Center Self-Service Portal
  • Review the installation requirements and process for the Self-Service portal
  • Use the Self-Service portal to provision machines from virtual, cloud, and physical resources
  • Review provisioning requests
Lesson 6: Managing and Monitoring vCloud Automation Center Resources
  • Identify, verify, and reclaim inactive and abandoned resources
  • Monitor vCloud Automation Center resources with the Administration portal
  • Monitor vCloud Automation Center resources with the Report Portal
Lesson 7: VMware vCloud Automation Center Models and Workflows
  • Review Windows Workflow Foundation
  • Define and demonstrate default vCloud Automation Center workflows
  • Explain how to use VMware® vCenter™ Orchestrator™ workflows from vCloud Automation Center
Lesson 8: VMware vCloud Automation Center Installation and Upgrade
  • Review vCloud Automation Center interoperability
  • Explain vCloud Automation Center installation prerequisites
  • Identify vCloud Automation Center component installers
  • Identify the vCloud Automation Center installation procedure

Course Prerequisites

  • VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage v5.1
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v5.1
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