VMware vRealize Operations Manager for Operators [V6.0]

VMware vRealize Operations Manager for Operators is for data center operators who are responsible for the day-to-day operation of a VMware vSphere® environment. This course teaches the operator how to use VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ as a forensic and predictive tool. The course is based on VMware ESXi™ 5.x, VMware vCenter Server™ 5.x, and vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.

Course objectives:

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Navigate the vRealize Operations Manager user interface
  • Use views and reports to gather information about the environment
  • Use alerts and analysis badges to troubleshoot common vSphere operational issues
  • Monitor capacity risk and infrastructure utilization
  • Create logical groups of objects in the environment
  • Configure policies to meet the operational needs of the environment

Audience:

Operators responsible for the day-to-day operation of a vSphere environment 

Prerequisites:

Completion of the following courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.5]

Or system administration experience with vSphere deployments

Course outline:

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2. Introduction to vRealize Operations Manager

  • Describe how vRealize Operations Manager is used to manage the software-defined data center
  • Describe the 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
  • Explain how data is collected and analyzed by vRealize Operations Manager
  • Discuss the importance of alerts, symptoms, and badges

5. Troubleshooting System Health Issues

  • Discuss the 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

  • Discuss capacity planning models
  • Assess capacity risk in the environment
  • Troubleshoot risk and efficiency issues
  • Identify ways to optimize resource utilization in the environment

7. Tags, Applications, and Object Groups

  • Create custom object groups in the environment

8. Policies

  • Create policies for various types of workloads
  • Explain how policy inheritance works

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