Extending the Capabilities of vRealize Automation 7

vRealize Automation is a widely used platform for deploying infrastructure as a service. This course will teach you how to take a basic installation of vRA and integrate it into your own company's environment.
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(15)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 15, 2017
Duration
2h 7m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(15)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 15, 2017
Duration
2h 7m
Description

Deploying a service catalog requires not only building blueprints, but stitching together existing processes. In this course, Extending Capabilities of vRealize Automation 7, you will learn how to leverage the built in functionality of vRA to tie all of your existing processes together. From deciding how to place new workloads in your security zones to stitching together third party systems, This course will give you the tools to build your own customized offering. The skills you will learn here will assist you in your journey to build a fully automated cloud management solution.

About the author
About the author

Eric Shanks is an Architect with over 15 years of data center experience focusing on hybrid cloud and automation. He has some of the industry’s highest distinctions including two VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX #195) certifications and many others across a variety of solutions including Microsoft, Cisco, and Amazon Web Services.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello everyone, my name is Eric Shanks and welcome to my course on Extending Capabilities of vRealize Automation 7. I'm a senior solutions architect at Ahead. The basics behind vRealize automation will get you started in the right direction towards an automated cloud. But to really show value to your business, you'll need some more advanced concepts. In this course we are going to cover the ways to make vRealize automation really work with your business and demonstrate how VRA can become central to your automation strategy. Some of the major topics that we will cover include integrating software to find networking into your provisioning, explaining custom properties in event subscriptions, learning how to automate placements of workloads, and how we can integrate day two operations. By the end of this course you'll know not only how VRA works, but how to best use it in your own company's environment. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with vRealize orchestrator and having some VMware NSX knowledge would be useful as well. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn vRealize automation with the extending capabilities of vRealize automation 7 course at Pluralsight.

Adding Software Defined Networking to the Automated Deployments
Welcome to this course on Extending the Capabilities of vRealize Automation version 7, my name is Eric Shanks and I'll be your guide for the duration of this course. This is an intermediate course on vRealize automation and I'm expecting you to already have some experience with basic blueprint setup and infrastructure administration with VRA. If you're brand new to VRA, don't panic, there is an intro course called getting started with vRealize automation 7 here in the Pluralsight catalog. We've already watched the getting started course then you're right on track for this one. If you haven't watched it already, I highly recommend watching it first, but if you have the basics covered already, then you'll be good to go for this course. This course will take the next step in customizing some basic blueprint deployments to make it much more useful to the organization. Placement decision logic, custom deployment orchestration, and integration with VMware NSX will all be covered. At the end of this course you will surely be an expert on the platform and can create your own customizations for your own company. Let's get started, yeah.