Associated Certifications
NA
Required Exam(s)
NA
Instructorctclc admin
TypeOnsite Course
Duration
5 Days
Methods of Delivery
ILT, VIRTUAL/WEBEX, ON-SITE
Price$4625.00
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During this five-day course, you focus on using VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ to extend the functionality of VMware vRealize® Automation™. You learn how to provide XaaS (Anything as a Service) and implement Machine Lifecycle Extensibility using the VMware vRealize® Automation™ Event Broker. You also learn how to create vRealize Orchestrator workflows and vRealize Automation ABX actions. You learn about various features, including basic scripting implementation along with logic processing to implement a variety of functions to use in your environment.  This course teaches implementing debugging, loops, conditions, and user interactions in vRealize Orchestrator.

The course introduces the new vRealize Orchestrator HTML 5 interface, along with API calls and REST functions, to give you the groundwork to implement a variety of plugins and scripts. This course is designed to give you the tools to craft custom solutions in the product.

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Upon completing this course, the student will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Describe the features and benefits of integrating vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Automation
    Describe the role of vRealize Orchestrator workflows and content elements in automation
    Use the vRealize Orchestrator client to access and navigate the vRealize Orchestrator platform
    Use the vRealize Orchestrator client to import and run vRealize Orchestrator library workflows
    Design, develop, and run custom reusable vRealize Orchestrator workflows
    Integrate vRealize Automation with vRealize Orchestrator to deliver custom IT services
    Use the vRealize Automation event broker service to trigger specific vRealize Orchestrator workflows
    Leverage the event broker to extend IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) machine lifecycle processes
    Use XaaS to extend vRealize Automation into other enterprise systems
    Use VMware APIs to run vRealize Orchestrator workflows

Prerequisites

This course requires the following prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of VMware vSphere®
  • VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V8.x] course or equivalent knowledge
  • Working knowledge of scripting or programming using JavaScript, Windows PowerShell, Perl, Java, Python, or similar languages. All code is provided during class.

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Experienced VMware Administrators
  • Automation and Orchestration Specialists
  • System Integrators
  • Private Cloud and Public Cloud Administrators

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2: Overview of vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator

  • Define the purpose of vRealize Automation
  • Outline the purpose of vRealize Orchestrator
  • Describe the main components of vRealize Automation
  • Describe the main components of vRealize Orchestrator

Module 3:  Creating Schema Elements

  • Invoking JavaScript from a vRealize Orchestrator workflow
  • Invoking a vRealize Orchestrator Workflow from a vRealize Orchestrator workflow
  • Invoking an action from a vRealize Orchestrator workflow
  • Using vRealize Orchestrator workflows both synchronously and asynchronously

Module 4:  Working with Variables

  • Defining inputs, outputs, and variables in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Binding variables in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Wrapping vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Using APIs and the API Explorer
  • Creating actions in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using vRealize Orchestrator input forms
  • Handling user interactions in vRealize Orchestrator

Module 5:  Handling Exceptions, Logging, and Debugging

  • Handling exceptions in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Using logs in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Debugging vRealize Orchestrator workflows

Module 6:  Branching and Looping

  • Using branching in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Using loops in vRealize Orchestrator workflows

Module 7:  Working with Assets

  • Using configuration elements in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using resources in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using packages in vRealize Orchestrator

Module 8:  Working with Plug-Ins

  • Downloading and installing Plug-Ins
  • Using the SSH plug-In in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using the REST plug-in in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using the SOAP plug-in in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using the PowerShell plug-in in vRealize Orchestrator

Module 9:  Working with Versioning and Git

  • Using versioning in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using Git in vRealize Orchestrator

Module 10:  Scheduling, Sleeping, and Waiting

  • Using scheduling in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using sleeping in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using waiting in vRealize Orchestrator

Module 11:  Introduction to vRealize Automation Extensibility

  • Introduction to extensibility
  • Using ABX actions
  • Using Python
  • Using Nodejs
  • Using PowerShell
  • Using vRealize Automation Lifecycle

Module 12:  Extending vRealize Automation with Event Broker

  • Overview of vRealize Automation Event Broker
  • Creating vRealize Automation subscriptions
  • Data exchange between vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator

Module 13:  Using ABX Actions

  • Overview of Action Based Extensibility (ABX)
  • Comparison of vRealize Orchestrator and ABX
  • Using Day-2 Actions in vRealize Automation

Module 14:  Working with Services, Custom Resources, and Resource Actions

  • Using vRealize Orchestrator as a content source in vRealize Automation
  • Using Day-2 Actions in vRealize Automation
  • Creating custom resources in vRealize Automation
  • Creating resource actions in vRealize Automation

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