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VMware vRealize Automation: Orchestration and Extensibility [v8.6]

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5 Days

30 CPD hours

About this course

Experienced VMware administrators, automation and orchestration specialists, system integrators, and private cloud and public cloud administrators


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Describe the features and benefits of integrating vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Automation
Describe the role of vRealize Orchestrator workflows and content elements in automation
Use the vRealize Orchestrator client to access and navigate the vRealize Orchestrator platform
Use the vRealize Orchestrator client to import and run vRealize Orchestrator library workflows
Design, develop, and run custom reusable vRealize Orchestrator workflows
Integrate vRealize Automation with vRealize Orchestrator to deliver custom IT services
Use the vRealize Automation event broker service to trigger specific vRealize Orchestrator workflows or ABX Actions
Leverage the event broker to extend IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) machine lifecycle processes
Use XaaS to extend vRealize Automation into other enterprise systems
Use VMware APIs to run vRealize Orchestrator workflows
Use the vSphere Client Code Capture feature


During this five-day course, you focus on using VMware vRealize© Orchestrator to extend the functionality of VMware vRealize© Automation . You learn how to provide XaaS (Anything as a Service) and implement Machine Lifecycle Extensibility using the VMware vRealize© Automation Event Broker. You also learn how to create vRealize Orchestrator workflows and vRealize Automation ABX actions. You learn about various features, including basic scripting implementation along with logic processing to implement a variety of functions to use in your environment. This course teaches implementing debugging, loops, conditions, and user interactions in vRealize Orchestrator. The course introduces the new vRealize Orchestrator HTML 5 interface, along with API calls and REST functions, to give you the groundwork to implement a variety of plugins and scripts. This course is designed to give you the tools to craft custom solutions in the product.

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Overview of vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator
  • Define the purpose of vRealize Automation
  • Outline the purpose of vRealize Orchestrator
  • Describe the main components of vRealize Automation
  • Describe the main components of vRealize Orchestrator
Creating Schema Elements
  • Invoking JavaScript from a vRealize Orchestrator workflow
  • Invoking a vRealize Orchestrator Workflow from a vRealize Orchestrator workflow
  • Invoking an action from a vRealize Orchestrator workflow
  • Using vRealize Orchestrator workflows both synchronously and asynchronously
Working with Variables
  • Defining inputs, outputs, and variables in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Binding variables in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Wrapping vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Using APIs and the API Explorer
  • Creating actions in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using vRealize Orchestrator input forms
  • Handling user interactions in vRealize Orchestrator
Handling Exceptions, Logging, and Debugging
  • Handling exceptions in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Using logs in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Debugging vRealize Orchestrator workflows
Branching and Looping
  • Using branching in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Using loops in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
Working with Assets
  • Using configuration elements in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using resources in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using packages in vRealize Orchestrator
Working with Plug-Ins
  • Downloading and installing Plug-Ins
  • Using the SSH plug-In in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using the REST plug-in in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using the vRealize Automation plug-in in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using the PowerShell plug-in in vRealize Orchestrator
Working with Versioning and Git
  • Using versioning in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using Git in vRealize Orchestrator
Scheduling, Sleeping, and Waiting
  • Using scheduling in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using sleeping in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using waiting in vRealize Orchestrator
Introduction to vRealize Automation Extensibility
  • Introduction to extensibility
  • Using ABX actions
  • Using Python
  • Using Nodejs
  • Using PowerShell
  • Using vRealize Automation Lifecycle
Extending vRealize Automation with Event Broker
  • Overview of vRealize Automation Event Broker
  • Creating vRealize Automation subscriptions
  • Data exchange between vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator
Using ABX Actions
  • Overview of Action Based Extensibility (ABX)
  • Comparison of vRealize Orchestrator and ABX
  • Creating ABX Actions scripts, REST, and flows
  • Using Day-2 Actions in vRealize Automation
  • Describe the visualization capabilities of NSX Network Detection and Response
Working with Services, Custom Resources, and Resource Actions
  • Using vRealize Orchestrator as a content source in vRealize Automation
  • Creating custom resources in vRealize Automation
  • Creating resource actions in vRealize Automation
  • Using Day-2 Actions in vRealize Automation
Using vSphere Client Code Capture
  • Enabling vSphere Client code capture
  • Using vSphere Client code capture to capture code in vRO, Javascript, PowerCLI or other languages.
  • Using the captured code in vRealize Orchestrator workflows or actions.
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Delivery by TDSynex, Exit Certified and New Horizons an VMware Authorised Training Centre (VATC)

Nexus Humans VMware vRealize Automation: Orchestration and Extensibility [v8.6] 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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