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Data Center Automation with vRealize Orchestrator and vSphere PowerCLI

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$4125

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Course Overview

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 Length:   5 days

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

Prerequisites:  VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.0  VMware® vSphere: Optimize and Scale v6.0

What You're Going To Learn

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

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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

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