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VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.6] Course Information

Course Length: 5 Days

In this course, you will learn how to use VMware vRealize Operations Manager as a forensic and predictive tool. Based on VMware ESXi 6, VMware vCenter Server 6, and vRealize Operations Manager 6.6, this course includes instruction on advanced capabilities including customization and management.

Course Objectives

  • Navigate the vRealize Operations Manager user interface
  • Use alerts and analysis badges to troubleshoot common and complex vSphere operational issues
  • Monitor capacity risk and infrastructure utilization
  • Perform capacity planning and what-if analyses
  • Configure policies to meet the operational needs of the environment
  • Customize vRealize Operations Manager by creating alert definitions, symptom definitions, views, reports, dashboards, and super metrics
  • Give users and user groups controlled access to the environment
  • Monitor operation systems and applications
  • Extend the capabilities of vRealize Operations Manager by adding management packs and solutions
  • Scale a vRealize Operations Manager deployment and make it highly available
  • Install and configure vRealize Operations Manager
  • Monitor and maintain a vRealize Operations Manager Deployment


Experience with system administration in vSphere deployments

Intended Audience

  • Experienced system administrators and system integrators
  • Consultants responsible for customizing vRealize Operations Manager content

Sample VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.6] Course Outline

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2. Introduction to vRealize Operations Manager

  • How vRealize Operations Manager is used to manage the software-defined data center
  • Features and benefits of vRealize Operations Manager

3. vRealize Operations Manager User Interface

  • Navigate the main areas of the user interface
  • Explain the importance of inventory trees
  • View widgets and dashboards on the Home page
  • View inventory trees and objects on the Environment page

4. vRealize Operations Manager Concepts

  • Use views to gather information about the environment
  • Create reports about the environment
  • How data is collected and analyzed by vRealize Operations Manager
  • Importance of alerts, symptoms, and badges

5. Troubleshooting System Health Issues

  • Process for troubleshooting system health issues with vRealize Operations Manager
  • Monitor alerts and troubleshoot system health issues
  • Use heat maps to monitor system health

6. Capacity Planning

  • Capacity planning models
  • Assess capacity risk in the environment
  • Troubleshoot risk and efficiency issues
  • Ways to optimize resource utilization in the environment
  • Use projects to perform what-if scenarios

7. Tags, Application Groups, and Custom Object Groups

  • Use tags and applications to group objects
  • Create custom object groups in the environment

8. Policies

  • List guidelines for customizing vRealize Operations Manager content
  • Create policies for various types of workloads
  • Explain how policy inheritance works

9. Intelligent Workload Placement

  • Use workload placement to rebalance workloads across the environment
  • Identify scenarios that use workload placement
  • Use policies to drive workload balance plan recommendations

10. Custom Alert Definitions

  • Create symptom definitions
  • Create recommendations and use actions
  • Create notifications
  • Create alert definitions

11. Custom Views

  • Various types of views
  • Create views

12. Custom Dashboards

  • Create custom dashboards
  • Configure widgets and widget interactions
  • Configure dashboard navigation
  • Manage dashboards

13. Super Metrics

  • Create super metrics
  • Enable super metrics in policies

14. User Access Control

  • Create local users and user groups
  • Assign roles to local users and groups
  • Import users and user groups from an LDAP source

15. Operating System and Application Monitoring

  • Deploy operating system and application monitoring
  • Monitor operating systems and applications

16. Management Packs

  • Management packs that are available to the environment
  • Install and configure a management pack

17. Architecture, Scalability, and Availability

  • Components of a vRealize Operations Manager node
  • Roles in a vRealize Operations Manager cluster
  • How a node’s components interact to achieve scalability and availability

18. Deploying vRealize Operations Manager

  • How to size a vRealize Operations Manager cluster
  • Install and configure a vRealize Operations Manager cluster

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