VCICM: VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage (v6.0)

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About This Course

This training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud® Automation Center™. This course covers the configuration and use of the vCloud Automation Center platform, including self-service provisioning and the creation of multivendor cloud services.


  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.x]


  • Equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the vCloud Automation Center architecture and use case in today’s multivendor cloud environments
  • Install and configure vCloud Automation Center 6.0
  • Deploy Distributed Execution Managers and agents for vCloud Automation Center connectivity
  • Configure endpoints to support compute fabric connectivity
  • Manage vCloud Automation Center 6.0 entities on VMware® hardware, third-party hardware, and cloud infrastructures
  • Configure vCloud Automation Center infrastructure services
  • Configure and manage tenants and blueprints
  • Configure and manage a service catalog
  • Configure and manage role-based access control
  • Request and manage machines using the user portal
  • Understand and configure vCloud Automation Center workflows
  • Integrate VMware® vCenter™ Orchestrator™ with vCloud Automation Center
  • Automate application provisioning with VMware vCloud® Application Director™
  • Manage and monitor machines and resource reclamation
  • Manage cost reporting with VMware® IT Business Management Suite™

Course Outline

Lesson 1  Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics

  • Course outline

  • Course goals

  • Course objectives

Lesson 2  Architecture and Components

  • Identify the benefits of the software-defined data center

  • Explore the architecture for deploying vCloud Automation Center as a cloud management platform for a multivendor hybrid cloud

  • Identify the components of vCloud Automation Center

  • Identify vCloud Automation Center design options

  • Define network ports and protocols required for communication between vCloud Automation Center components

  • Define the user interface elements of vCloud Automation Center

  • Explain how vCloud Automation Center integrates with other VMware products

Lesson 3  Installation

  • Explain the vCloud Automation Center installation prerequisites

  • Identify the vCloud Automation Center appliances and component installers

  • Define the vCloud Automation Center installation procedure

Lesson 4  Configuring IaaS

  • Define relationships between vCloud Automation Center entities

  • Identify and configure vCloud Automation Center endpoints

  • Identity how vCloud Automation Center discovers compute resources

  • Define the vCloud Automation Center roles

  • Identify fabric groups, business groups, and reservations

  • Create tenants

  • Create and manage reservations for compute resources

Lesson 5  Blueprints and Catalog Services

  • Create and manage single-machine and multimachine blueprints

  • Manage service catalog items with entitlements and approval policies

Lesson 6  Provisioning Services

  • Provision new machines and services

  • Manage self-provisioned machines

  • Create approval policies

  • Identify approval policy levels and approval phases

  • Use custom properties

  • Use build profiles

  • Use the property dictionary

Lesson 7  Extensibility

  • Identify extensibility and customization options

  • Use vCloud Automation Designer to edit an existing workflow

  • Use vCenter Orchestrator

  • Configure plug-ins for external integration

  • Use Advanced Service Designer

Lesson 8  Monitoring and Reclamation

  • Identify and verify inactive and abandoned resources

  • Manage machine leases

  • Manage machine reclamation

Lesson 9  Operational Management

  • Configure VMware® IT Business Management Suite™ Standard Edition

  • Report financial data for a cloud infrastructure

  • Troubleshoot common ITBM problems

Lesson 10  Managing Applications

  • Define the role of vCloud Application Director

  • Identify the vCloud Application Director infrastructure components and requirements

  • Deploy and manage vCloud Application Director

  • Configure application provisioning

  • Create, manage, and update applications

  • Manage catalog services




Who Should Attend

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