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VMware Data Center Automation with vRealize Orchestrator and vSphere PowerCLI

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5 Days

30 CPD hours

About this course

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


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 environmentUnderstand the role of the vSphere Web services API in automationUse the Managed Object Browser to view the structure of the vSphere Web services API and theVMware vCenter Server inventoryUse vSphere PowerCLI to deploy and manage virtual machines and virtual infrastructureRun and manage vRealize Orchestrator workflows from the libraryDesign, develop, and run custom, reusable vRealize Orchestrator workflowsIncorporate JavaScript into vRealize Orchestrator workflowsSelect the appropriate tool for automating tasks in vCenter Server


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 .

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Automation in vSphere
  • Identify the features and the advantages of automation
  • List the tools used to automate vCenter Server tasks
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
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
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
vSphere PowerCLI Use Cases
  • Manage host networking
  • Create a distributed switch
  • Migrate hosts
  • Create reports
vRealize Orchestrator Basics
  • Identify workflow components
  • Run and manage library workflows
  • Edit a workflow
  • Build and schedule a simple workflow
  • Debug a workflow
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
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
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
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
Guest Operations with vRealize Orchestrator and vSphere PowerCLI
  • Use the most appropriate tools to perform guest operations
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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Delivery by TDSynex, Exit Certified and New Horizons an VMware Authorised Training Centre (VATC)

Nexus Humans VMware Data Center Automation with vRealize Orchestrator and vSphere PowerCLI training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

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