VMWare vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage

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​This training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud© Automation Center. This course covers the configuration and use of vCloud Automation Center as a platform for self-service provisioning of virtual, cloud, and physical machines to create and manage on-demand multivendor cloud infrastructures.

Important Class Delivery Note: 'Note this class is delivered using electronic books ONLY and you must bring your own device (BYOD) with the eBook installed prior to the start of the class - see http://support.vitalsource.com/ for supported devices; the facility will provide ONE 17' monitor, however you will need to bring a personal laptop, an android tablet or an IOS tablet in order to access the manual and execute the lab along with your own power cord, if needed. No printed material will be provided with this class. You will receive an email from Gilmore with a redemption code and instructions on how to download the eBook no later than 3 days before the class is scheduled to start. Please ensure the eBook is downloaded before coming to the class.'

Intended Audience

  • ​System Administrators
  • Cloud Adminstrators
  • System Integrators/Partners
  • Operational Developers

At Completion

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the vCloud Automation Center architecture and use case in multivendor cloud environments
  • Install and configure vCloud Automation Center 5.2
  • Manage vCloud Automation Center 5.2 entities on VMware©_ and third-party hardware and cloud infrastructures
  • Configure and manage provisioning groups and blueprints
  • Configure and manage enterprise groups and reservations for compute resources on VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, and more
  • Use the Self-Service portal to request and manage machines according to vCloud Automation Center approval policies
  • Use the Report portal to monitor vCloud Automation Center configuration and managed resources
  • Understand and configure vCloud Automation Center workflows
  • Manage and monitor machines and resource reclamation


The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage (Version 5.5) (VCDICM) or equivalent knowledge
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (Version 5.5) (VICM) or equivalent knowledge.

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Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course outline
  • Course goals
  • Course objectives


Module 2: VMware vCloud Automation Center Architecture and Components

  • Explain the architecture for deploying vCloud Automation Center to manage a multivendor cloud
  • Explain the components involved in a single vendor cloud infrastructure using vCloud Director and VMware vSphere©_
  • Define the ports associated with the communication among vCloud Automation Center components
  • Understand and customize the elements of the vCloud Automation Center administration console


Module 3: VMware vCloud Automation Center Architecture and Components

  • Explain the role of Distributed Execution Managers and agents
  • Explain the types of agents and agent relationships


Module 4: VMware vCloud Automation Center Configuration, Provisioning, and Management

  • Understand the relationships among vCloud Automation Center entities
  • Identify and configure vCloud Automation Center endpoints
  • Demonstrate how vCloud Automation Center discovers compute resources from VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, and Amazon
  • Explain provisioning groups, enterprise groups, blueprints, and reservations for compute resources


Module 5: VMware vCloud Automation Center Self-Service Portal

  • Review the installation requirements and process for the self-service portal
  • Use the Self-Service portal to provision machines from virtual, cloud, and physical resources
  • Review provisioning requests


Module 6: Managing and Monitoring vCloud Automation Center Resources

  • Identify, verify, and reclaim inactive and abandoned resources
  • Monitor vCloud Automation Center resources with the administration portal
  • Monitor vCloud Automation Center resources with the report portal


Module 7: VMware vCloud Automation Center Models and Workflows

  • Review Windows Workflow Foundation
  • Define and demonstrate default vCloud Automation Center workflows
  • Explain how to use VMware©_ vCenter Orchestrator workflows from vCloud Automation Center


Module 8:  VMware vCloud Automation Center Installation and Upgrade

  • Review vCloud Automation Center interoperability
  • Explain vCloud Automation Center installation prerequisites
  • Identify vCloud Automation Center component installers
  • Identify the vCloud Automation Center installation procedure



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