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Data Center Automation with vRealize Orchestrator and vSphere PowerCLI

National Business Training - Computer Training

Course Summary

This course equips experienced administrators with the knowledge to use the automation tools that all vSphere customers have access to. Students learn how to automate administration tasks with VMware vSphere® PowerCLI™ and VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™

Course Schedule

    • This course is not currently scheduled. Call 919-595-8200 or email info@nationalbusinesstraining.com for dates or private training.
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Course Outline

1 – COURSE INTRODUCTION

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

2 – AUTOMATION IN VSPHERE

Identify the features and the advantages of automation
List the tools used to automate vCenter Server tasks

3 – VSPHERE API

Identify the function of an API
Recognize the components of VMware vSphere® API
Understand how an API is consumed
View objects and invoke methods with the Managed Object Browser

4 – VSPHERE POWERCLI BASICS

Connect vSphere PowerCLI to vCenter Server systems and VMware ESXi™ hosts
Understand vSphere PowerCLI concepts
Use vSphere PowerCLI cmdlets
Deploy and manage virtual infrastructure

5 – ADVANCED VSPHERE POWERCLI AND THE VSPHERE API

Explore the vSphere object model
Capture code with Onyx
Use vSphere API documentation to analyze vCenter Server actions
View objects with the Get-View cmdlet

6 – VSPHERE POWERCLI USE CASES

Manage host networking
Create a distributed switch
Migrate hosts
Create reports

7 – VREALIZE ORCHESTRATOR BASICS

Identify workflow components
Run and manage library workflows
Edit a workflow
Build and schedule a simple workflow
Debug a workflow

8 – VREALIZE ORCHESTRATOR ADVANCED

Identify and use advanced vRealize Orchestrator workflow elements
Implement vRealize Orchestrator workflow nesting
Use variable types in a workflow
Use JavaScript to create complex workflows
Incorporate an Oynx script in a workflow

9 – VREALIZE ORCHESTRATOR USE CASES

Create automation workflows that map to real-world scenarios
Create reporting workflows that map to real-world scenarios
Create migration workflows that map to real-world scenarios
Create provisioning workflows that map to real-world scenarios

10 – VREALIZE ORCHESTRATOR POWERCLI PLUG-IN

Invoke external scripts and pass workflow parameters as script inputs
Generate new vRealize Orchestrator actions from Windows PowerShell and vSphere PowerCLI scripts and cmdlets
Browse snap-ins and their associated cmdlets in the vRealize Orchestrator workflow editor

11 – VREALIZE ORCHESTRATOR INTEGRATION

Understand the connectivity options for vRealize Orchestrator
Differentiate between north-facing and south facing APIs
List the APIs and their use cases
Run a workflow through a REST call

12 – GUEST OPERATIONS WITH VREALIZE ORCHESTRATOR AND VSPHERE POWERCLI

Use the most appropriate tools to perform guest operations

13 – SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS & TOOLS

Understand the software development lifecycle
Understand version control system tools
Map the correct tools to vRealize Orchestrator and vSphere PowerCLI

Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

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 to view the structure of the vSphere Web services API and the
VMware vCenter Server™ inventory
Use vSphere PowerCLI to deploy and manage virtual machines and virtual infrastructure
Run and manage vRealize Orchestrator workflows from the library
Design, develop, and run custom, reusable vRealize Orchestrator workflows
Incorporate JavaScript into vRealize Orchestrator workflows
Select the appropriate tool for automating tasks in vCenter Server

Target Audience

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

 

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