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vCloud Automation Center : Install, Configure, Manage

This training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud® Automation Center™.

It 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.

This course has been extended from 3 to 5 days to reflect v6 content.

Target Audience

Experienced system administrators, cloud administrators, system integrators and operational developers.

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Learning Objectives

  • 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 Centerconfiguration and managed resources
  • Understand and configure vCloud Automation Center workflows
  • Manage and monitor machines and resource reclamation


VMware vCloud Director 5.1: Install, Configure, Manage and VMware vSphere 5.1: Install, Configure, Manage or equivalent knowledge

Course Content

Course Introduction

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

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

VMware vCloud Automation Center Distributed Execution Managers and Agents

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

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 discover compute resources from VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, and Amazon
  • Explain provisioning groups, enterprise groups, blueprints,and reservations for compute resources

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

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

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

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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