VROMICM: VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage

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About This Course


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 Objectives

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

  • Navigate the vCenter Operations Manager user interface
  • Use alert details and badges to find the root causes of common operational issues in a vSphere environment
  • Assess capacity risk and infrastructure utilization
  • Perform capacity planning and what-if analyses
  • Configure policies to meet the operational needs of the environment
  • Add users and groups and give them appropriate access to the vCenter Operations Manager environment
  • Customize vCenter Operations Manager by creating alert definitions, symptom definitions, views, reports, dashboards, and super metrics
  • Extend the capabilities of vCenter Operations Manager by adding solutions
  • Scale a vCenter Operations Manager deployment and make it highly available
  • Install and configure vCenter Operations Manager
  • Monitor and maintain a vCenter Operations Manager Deployment

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics

  • Course objectives

Lesson 2: Introduction to vCenter Operations Manager

  • Describe how vCenter Operations Manager is used to manage the software defined data center

  • Describe the features and benefits of vCenter Operations Manager

Lesson 3: vCenter Operations Manager User Interface

  • Navigate around the main areas of the product 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

Lesson 4: vCenter Operations Manager Concepts

  • Use views to gather information about the environment

  • Create reports about the environment

  • Explain how data is collected and analyzed by vCenter Operations Manager

  • Describe the importance of alerts, symptoms, and badges

Lesson 5: Troubleshooting System Health Issues

  • Discuss the general process for troubleshooting system health issues with vCenter Operations Manager

  • Monitor alerts and troubleshoot system health issues

Lesson 6: Capacity Planning

  • Assess capacity risk in the environment

  • Troubleshoot risk and efficiency issues

  • Identify ways to optimize resource utilization in the environment

  • Use projects to perform What-If scenarios

Lesson 7: Groups and Policies

  • Create logical groups of objects in the environment

  • Create policies for different types of workloads

  • Explain how policy inheritance works

Lesson 8: User Access Control

  • Create local users and groups

  • Import users and groups from an LDAP source

  • Assign roles to local users and group

Lesson 9: Custom Alert Definitions

  • List the best practices for customizing vCenter Operations Manager content

  • Create symptom definitions

  • Create recommendations

  • Create alert definitions

Lesson 10: Custom Views

  • Describe the different types of views

  • Create views

Lesson 11: Custom Dashboards

  • Create custom dashboards

  • Configure widgets and widget interactions

  • Manage dashboards

Lesson 12: Super Metrics, Tags, and Applications

  • Create super metrics and use them in policies

  • Use tags and applications to group objects

Lesson 13: Solutions and Adapters

  • Identify solutions and adapters that are available to the environment

  • Install and configure an adapter

Lesson 14: Architecture, Scalability, and Availability

  • Describe the components in a vCenter Operations Manager node

  • Determine how to size a vCenter Operations Manager cluster

  • Explain what happens when a node fails in a vCenter Operations Manager cluster

Lesson 15: Deploying vCenter Operations Manager

  • Install and configure a vCenter Operations Manager node

  • Monitor and manage a vCenter Operations Manager instance




Who Should Attend


Experienced system administrators and system integrators; consultants responsible for customizing vCenter Operations Manager content