Learning VMware vRealize Operations Manager
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Learning VMware vRealize Operations Manager

Increase your productivity and efficiency with the vRealize Operations Manager
4.2 (265 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,641 students enrolled
Created by Packt Publishing
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Navigate and get familiar with the vROps UI
  • Learn to use authentication endpoints and increase security
  • Configure and install solutions to bring data into vRealize Operations
  • Apply policies to single objects or to the entire environment
  • Administer and use vRealize Operations within your environment
Course content
Expand all 33 lectures 03:06:58
+ Installation and Setup
4 lectures 16:36

This video gives an overview of the entire course.

Preview 02:07

Deploying a vROps appliance

Deploying Appliance

This video aims to show initial configuration

Initial configuration

This video aims at connecting the vCenter endpoint

Connecting vCenter Endpoint
+ The UI
5 lectures 31:33

Familiarize yourself with the Home page.

Preview 05:19

Familiarize yourself with the Alerts page.

Alerts Page

Familiarize yourself with the Environment page.

Environment Page

Familiarize yourself with the Content page.

Content Page

Familiarize yourself with the Admin page.

Admin Page
+ Security
5 lectures 29:57

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) is vital to leverage in order to move any system into production. By default,vROps only has a single shared admin account. This section covers the important topic of how to create and import users for enterprise-grade RBAC.

Preview 08:23

Groups are a far more effective way to govern access than individual users. The process for adding local users and groups is similar to users butfar more common in enterprises.


There is no point creating or importing users or groups if there isn't the appropriate role to assign them to. What if the out-of-the-box roles aren't what you are looking for? How do you create a role from scratch?


The most common users and groups used within vRealize Operations Manager are from Active Directory. However, before you can import them, you need to set up your authentication source.

Active Directory

If I can add users from Active Directory, what permission do vCenter users have if they are logging in with their vSphere credentials? How do vCenter users differ from other vROps users and groups and when should I use them?

vCenter Users and Groups
+ Solutions
3 lectures 20:24

This video aims at giving a general look at solutions and the role they play within vROps.

Preview 05:41

This video aims at showing how to installa Solution in vROps.

Installing Solutions

The aim of this video is to familiarize you with configuring solutions.

Configuring Solutions
+ Badges
4 lectures 25:08

What are badges and how do they assist with troubleshooting issues? What are the different major and minor badges and how do they relate to each other?

Preview 06:25

What is the Health Badge and how should I use it? What are the Workload, Anomalies and Fault badges and how do they relate to health?

Understanding the Health Badge

What is the Risk Badge and how should I use it? What are Capacity Remaining, Time Remaining and Stress badges and how do they relate to risk?

Understanding the Risk Badge

What is the Efficiency Badge and how should I use it? What are the Reclaimable Capacity and Density badges and how do they relate to efficiency?

Understanding the Efficiency Badge
+ Policies
7 lectures 33:11

Describe what policies are and what role they play.

Preview 05:48

Navigate to the Administration section. Select Policies.

Base and Override Policies

Edit the Analysis section of a policy.

Analysis Settings

Configure workload placement in a policy.

Workload Automation

This video aims at showing how to work with metrics

Metric Collections

This video shows how to work with alerts

Alert Configuration

This video aims to teach you how to apply policies to objects and groups.

Custom Profiles and Applying Policies
+ Capacity Management
5 lectures 30:09

What are Resource Containers and how do they assist me with Capacity Management? Which resource containers should be used for Capacity Management?

Preview 07:42

How do different consumption models effect capacity management?

Consumption Models

How do I set overcommitment targets for capacity based on my own organizations policies?


It is rare that an administrator would want their environment running at 100% CPU and Memory utilization. Therefore it is critical to understand buffers and how to apply them.


How do projects assist with pipeline management and capacity planning? What is the difference between planned and committed projects?

Projects and Pipeline Management
  • This course does not assume any knowledge with the vRealize Operations Manager.
  • This is a learning-level course that is designed such that beginners get up to speed with using the vRealize Operations Manager. It is packed with sections that range in skill level and expertise, as well as useful theory versus practical step-by-step content to help viewers work with ease.

vRealize Operations Manager is used to analyze and process data from different sources into a single repository, thus allowing you to understand every layer of your environment.

This course will start off by diving into the basics of how to read and manage vRealize Operations, from understanding the layout of the UI, granting people access, bring data into vRealize Operations with solutions and understanding the badge system. This introduction to the basics will build a solid foundation on which we will further build with later modules.It will move beyond the standard product documentation and explain both why and how vRealize Operations should be deployed, configured, and used in your environment. The targeted version of this course is 6.3.x, but it is backward-compatible down to version 6.0.

This course will help you gain a deep understanding of vRealize Operations and will teach you how to best apply the product to everyday operations management use cases.

About The Author

Chris Slater is a Senior Solutions Architect working for VMware as part of the Professional Services Organisation (PSO). He specializes in SDDC technologies and methodologies such as vSphere, vRealize Operations Manager, and Infrastructure and Platform as a Service (IaaS/PaaS) through vRealize Automation.

Chris is a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX-DV #102) and received a Bachelor of IT from the Australian National University. His primary customer base is the Australian Federal Government that has allowed him to work in some of the largest vSphere environments in Australia.Chris is in his early 30’s and it grateful for the support from his wife Nicola and three children Sophia, Daniel and Joel. Outside of work, he enjoys gaming and watching Hobbit and Frozen (for the 100th time) with his kids.

Scott Norris is currently a Senior Consultant in VMware's Professional Services Organization (PSO). He specializes in multiple VMware technologies, such as ESXi, vCenter, vRA 6 and 7, vCD, vCOps (vROps ), vRO, SRM, and Application Services. He is a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX -DCA and VCDX-CMA #201).

For the last 8 years, Scott has worked exclusively on VMware products and technologies, supporting small environments from a single server, to large federal government environments with hundreds of hosts.

He is a 34-year-old father of two and has been an IT professional for 12 years minus a small hiatus in which he fought and won the battle against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Outside of work, Scott enjoys messing around in his test lab, playing with his children, or kicking back playing the Xbox.

Who this course is for:
  • If you're an aspiring system administrator or infrastructure architect who's looking to improve the reliability and maintainability of virtualized environments, then this is the course for you.