Data Center Automation with vRealize Orchestrator and vSphere PowerCLI

 5 Days
Delivery Methods
 VILT    Private Group

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™.


Upcoming Class Dates and Times

Oct 04  - Oct 08, 2021
9:00AM - 5:00PM Central
5 Days
Virtual Instructor Led
Nov 29  - Dec 03, 2021
9:00AM - 5:00PM Central
5 Days
Virtual Instructor Led
Jan 03  - Jan 07, 2022
9:00AM - 5:00PM Central
5 Days
Virtual Instructor Led
Jan 24  - Jan 28, 2022
9:00AM - 5:00PM Central
5 Days
Virtual Instructor Led

Who Should Attend

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

Course Objectives

    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


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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