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IT Transformation with VMware Technologies





This hands-on training course aims to equip you with the knowledge and hands-on skills you need to modernize your IT infrastructure, improve and achieve efficiency, agility and  Service delivery ( IT As a Service (ITAAS) and  Platform as a Service (PAAS)) with the latest Virtualization, Cloud and DevOps Technologies from VMware.


In this fast paced course, you will

  • Create a Virtual Datacenter including Compute, Storage, Networking with vSphere 6, NSX

  • Create and Deploy an Application Blueprint using the above infrastructure with vRealize Automation

  • Monitor your DataCenter Clusters using vRealize Operations. Learn about Rebalancing, vMotion, HA to efficiently utilize your infrastructure

  • Automate deployment workflows, and Application Administration (achieve DevOps) with  vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Codestream

  • Delve into basics of Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC) and Hybrid Cloud Architectures with AWS



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

•  Understand the VMware Product Suites and Services that constitute the Datacenter and IT transformation space

•  Design and Deploy a Virtual Datacenter using vSphere and vCenter

•  Manage the Virtual Datacenter with VMware vSphere® Web Client, including Hosts, Storage and Networking in the Virtual Datacenter

•  Achieve High Availability with VMware vSphere® vMotion®

•  Achieve Infrastructure and Platform as a Service (IAAS, PAAS) using vRealize Automation using Service Catalog, Entitlements, Approvals

•  Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server, vRealize Operations

•  Automate Service Delivery by leveraging vRealize Orchestrator Workflows and vRealize Codestream Pipelines

Intended Audience:


•  IT Transformation Leads

•  IT/Datacenter Engineers

•  CxO/Technical Leaders evaluating VMware Technologies




•  Basic Knowledge of Virtualization Technologies and DataCenter Operations

•  Basic Knowledge of Application Deployment and Operations Lifecycle


Build your Datacenter

  1. Course Introduction

    • Introductions and course logistics

    • Course objectives

    • Course RoadMap and Flow

  2. Virtualized Data Center

    • Introduce components of the virtualized data center

    • Evaluate the use of resource pools in the virtual data center design

  3. Compute Infrastructure

    • Choose Host Hardware

    • Configure and Automate ESXi Installation

  4. Storage Infrastructure

    • Review different Storage Platforms

    • Review Storage Management Solutions

    • Introduce storage protocols and device names

    • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage

    • Create and manage vSphere datastores

    • Deploy and manage VMware® Virtual SAN™

  5. Network Infrastructure

    • Design a network component architecture that includes information about network segmentation and virtual switch types

    • Review a network component design and deploy it as designed

    • Describe, create, and manage a standard switch

    • Describe and modify standard switch properties

    • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms

    • Design a network management architecture that meets the needs of the environment

  6. Virtual Machine Management

    • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines

    • Modify and manage virtual machines

    • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots

    • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations

    • Create a VMware vSphere® vApp™

  7. Access and Authentication Control

    • Control user access through roles and permissions

    • Configure and manage the ESXi firewall

    • Configure ESXi lockdown mode

    • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory


Lab 1: Create Virtual DataCenter using  vSphere Web Client


  1. Resource Management and Monitoring

    • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts

    • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage

    • Configure and manage resource pools

    • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms

  2. High Availability and Fault Tolerance

    • Introduce the new vSphere High Availability architecture

    • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster

    • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance





    • Design foundation for an enterprise cloud: Identify business requirements, typical business solutions, constraints, assumptions, and risks

    • Create a conceptual and logical  design for an enterprise cloud

    • IAAS, PAAS, ITAAS Models and Business Usecases

Tenants and Business Groups

    • Design Tenant and Business Group Architecture for Enterprise Cloud

    • Use of vRealize Automation to instrument multi and single tenant model.

    • Segment your Infrastructure to suit your organization needs

    • Understand Reservations, Reservation Policies, Resource Pools and how they play together

Service Catalog, Entitlements

    • Understand how vRealize Automation enables Infrastructre as a Service with Service Catalog

    • Understand Entitlements, Approval Workflows

    • Understand Infrastructure and Application Blueprints and its building blocks.

    • Create and Provision a 3 tier Application Blueprint with vRealize Automation


Lab: Create and Deploy a 3 tier application using vRealize Automation in the virtual datacenter


  1. Monitoring and Management

    • Use vRealize Operations Management to view Operations Metrics

    • Understand the Health, Risk and Efficiency Badges

    • Leverage Self Healing and Auto Balancing Features

    • Use LogInsight to gain insight into the Datacenter logs

3: IT Automation


  1. vRealize Orchestrator Overview

    • Understand Orchestration, Workflows concepts

    • Review vRealize Orchestrator

    • Review DevOps and its place in IT

    • Review vRealize Codestream

    • Use IaaS extensibility and the vRealize Automation event broker system

vRealize Orchestrator Workflows

    • Integrate vCenter Environment with vRO

    • Steps to Create and Execute a Workflow

Integrate Custom Resources and Workflows into Service Catalog

    • Register vRO Endpoints into vRealize Automation

    • Create vRO Service Blueprints

    • Create a vRA Blueprint that leverages vRO Workflow

    • Publish it to Service Catalog, Entitle it

    • Review Event Brokers, Resource Lifecycle

Lab Create vRO Workflow that automatically obtains VM IP from IPAM upon VM bootup


vRealize Codestream Overview

    • Review of DevOps

    • Review vRealize Codestream

Codestream Stages, Tasks and Plugins

    • Understand Endpoints, Stages, Tasks

    • Review the plugins: Puppet, Jenkins, Jira etc

Parallel Execution, Conditional Flows

    • Execute tasks in parallel

    • Plugins: Puppet, Jenkins, vRA, jira and more

Pipeline Monitoring

Lab: Create a Pipeline that gets triggered on a code checking to git, with tasks to build with ant, deploy to the  test environment created in virtual datacenter for this department, run automated tests and if tests succeed, provision to Production Environment. This demonstrates end to end automation from code change to production

Hadoop Architecture

Instructor : Vijay Agarwal

Labs are conducted using Pensa Networks vDC.

Course details:

Duration : 4-6 weeks (4 hrs a week)

Assignment : Every week

Support : Life time

Project : 3-6 months

Most of the projects will be placed on:

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Twitter - Black Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle
  • Google+ - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle


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