Getting started with VMware vRealize Automation 8.1
What you'll learn
- Basic vRA Concepts
- How to Deploy vRA 8.1 in your Home Lab
- How to Deploy your first Blueprint in vRA
- Should be familiar with vSphere/vCenter basics
Want to learn vRealize Automation, but don't know how to even install it?
The objective of this course is to take you from zero knowledge on vRA, to being able to deploy it, and setup a basic blueprint, as well as present that blueprint in a self-service catalog. At the conclusion of this course, you'll have all of the tools, knowledge, and experience necessary to move into advanced vRA topics and deployments
VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) allows users to create self-service portals, automate the delivery of virtual machines, applications, and IT infrastructure. Automating the delivery of these services enables the consistent delivery of this infrastructure, which means we can ensure security is implemented correctly every time, and we can scale to very large deployments..
In this course, we'll cover the following:
vRA Basic Components (Architecture, Cloud Assembly, Service Broker, Code Stream)
vRA Platform Architecture
vRA 8.1 Installation
Home Lab Setup
Leverage vRealize Easy Installer
Basic Initial configuration of Cloud Assembly
Creating Cloud Accounts
Creating Cloud Zones
Creating a Project
Creating Image Mappings
Creating Flavor Mappings
Creating your first Blueprint (we will be deploying a virtual machine)
Deploying a Blueprint
Releasing items to service broker
Setting up approval chains
Limiting deployment duration through lease policies
Restrict what your users can/can not due with day 2 policies
About your Instructor
Hi! My name is Mike, and teaching has been my passion for 10+ years. My background is primarily in Network, Virtualization, and Automation. I've spent time working for large organizations, both as a customer, a professional services engineer, and an architect. I also have experience working for several large OEMs. I firmly believe in learning by doing, so what you will not find in my courses is a lot of slides! I like to spend as much time as possible in the GUI/CLI as I believe that's where the real learning happens!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone new to vRealize Automation
Hi! I am a certified VMware, and Linux instructor, and have been teaching for 15+ years. I hold two active Cisco CCIE certifications, and have experience working for many vendors, including VMware. I believe training should be FUN!
I have delivered live training, video-based courses, and been “in the trenches” as a member of professional services teams too. I teach because I know how hard some concepts can be to grasp, so I do my best to save my students the headache.
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