Learning vRealize Automation 7.2

Video description

With the growing interest in Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC), vRealize Automation offers data center users an organized service catalog and governance for administrators. This way, end users gain autonomy while the IT department stays in control, making sure security and compliance requirements are met. In this video, you'll learn what each component does and how they dovetail with each other to bolster your understanding of vRealize Automation.

This video starts off with a basic overview of the vRealize Automation architecture including the connection with endpoints such as vSphere or other hypervisors. You will also get a walk through the basic installation of the appliance and the windows components to ensure you have a simple environment.

Moving on,the basic setup of tenants within vRealize Automation including the basic creation of endpoints, resource discovery, fabric/business groups and reservations. You will then discover how to create basic blueprints within vRealize Automation and get to know some very basic customization approaches to add blueprints to a catalog. You'll also create a basic self-service portal. Finally, you will get a quick overview of basic vRealize Automation extensibility with Custom Properties and vRealize Orchestrator, which will enable you to deal with some basic extensibility operations.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the basic building blocks of vRealize Automation before embarking on the journey of installation
  • Get a quick overview of the identity management components of vRealize Automation with the configuration with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Carry out a functional validation of the first phase of installation before completing the installation
  • Create, configure, and deploy tenants, endpoints, blueprints, and the service catalogLearn to configure the NSX loadbalancer for vRealize Orchestrator for high availability


This video is for anyone who wants to start their journey with vRealize Automation. Regardless of whether or not you have used vRealize Automation before, the steps provided in each chapter will get you started with the product.

About The Author

Yves Sandfort

Matthias Eisner: Matthias Eisner has dealt with company networks for 10+ years, andNSX is a perfect fit for the toolbox, helping customers on their journey to building a fully-automated on-premisecloud solution. More than two years ago, hewas elected into the initial VCI team teaching NSXat the outset, together with hiscounterpart Yves Sandfort.

Furthermore, he was one of three initial Instructors who taughtNSX Design. Thisallowedhimto support big customers in creating designs for NSX and supporting them during their migration into the Software-defined Networking world to build a solid basic infrastructure supporting the journey into the SDDC.

Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Automation Architecture, Installation and Identity Management
    1. The Course Overview
    2. vRealize Automation overview
    3. vRealize Automation Components
    4. vRealize Automation Endpoints
    5. vRealize Automation Appliance Services
    6. vRealize Automation IaaS Server Services
    7. vRealize Automation DEM Services
    8. Integration with Other VMware Products
    9. Identity Management Overview
    10. Different Authentication Methods and Setups
    11. Role Definitions in vRealize Automation
  2. Chapter 2 : Automation Tenant Management
    1. Tenant Management
    2. Tenant Creation
    3. Per-Tenant Permissions
    4. Endpoint Definition and Creation
    5. Fabric Group
    6. Business Groups
    7. Reservations and Reservation Policies
  3. Chapter 3 : Basic IaaS Blueprints and How They Are Shared with Users
    1. Blueprint Overview (Incl. Different Platforms)
    2. Simple Blueprint (Single Machine)
    3. Multi-Machine Blueprint
    4. Catalog Overview
    5. Catalog Item Creation
    6. Entitlement and Catalog Management
  4. Chapter 4 : Creating Basic Approval Policies for Blueprints and Application Authoring
    1. Approval Overview
    2. Approval Policy Level
    3. Creating and Applying Approval Policies
    4. Application Authoring Overview
    5. Author an Application Blueprint
    6. Deploying an Application Blueprint
  5. Chapter 5 : Extensibility Tools and integrating vRealize Orchestrator with vRealize Automation
    1. Extensibility Tools Overview
    2. Extensibility Use Cases
    3. Custom Properties and Property Dictionary
    4. vRealize Orchestrator Overview
    5. vRealize Orchestrator Integration and IaaS Example
    6. vRealize Orchestrator XaaS Example
  6. Chapter 6 : Event Broker Services and Day 2 Operations
    1. Event Broker Overview
    2. Event Types and Phases
    3. Event Broker Integration in vRealize Orchestrator
    4. Day 2 Operations Overview
    5. Default Day 2 Operations
    6. Extensibility and Day 2 Operations
    7. Approval on Day 2 Operations

Product information

  • Title: Learning vRealize Automation 7.2
  • Author(s): Yves Sandfort, Matthias Eisner
  • Release date: February 2017
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781787281882