Course: VMware Certified Professional – Cloud Management and Automation

$398.09 incl. vat


duration: 15 hours |

Language: English (US) |

access duration: 180 days |


In this online vRealize Suite course you will learn everything about VMware cloud automation with modules of vRealize Suite.

You learn how you can install and configure vRealize Suite, and will set up roles and authorization within the vRealize Automation Console.

Furthermore you will learn how to configure and manage the NSX integration with vRealize Automation Networking. An important part is the addressing and configuring of IaaS for network integration.

Finally we will handle the steps to be taken to manage and integrate vRealize Automation, like creating and managing of fabric groups, reservations and reservation policies.

Among topics this course covers are machine/multi-machine blueprints, service catalog items, service catalog blueprints , vRealize Orchestrator, vRealize Business Standard Appliance and far more.


After successful completion you are able to use the features of VMware vRealize Suite and vCloud. You are also prepared for the exam: VCP-CMA: VMware Certified Professional – Cloud Management and Automation.


You have working experience with networks, virtual networks, VMware vSphere and vRealize. Or you are owner of the vSphere Foundations certificate.

Target audience

System Administrator, Network Administrator


VMware Certified Professional – Cloud Management and Automation

15 hours

Install and Configure vRealize Suite

  • start the course
  • identify available vRealize Suite editions and their
  • corresponding features and third-party integration abilities
  • define the VMware vCloud Air solution and its key features
  • identify integration options for vCloud Air and vRealize
  • Automation
  • describe the key functions of the vRealize Business Standard
  • edition
  • define the function of vRealize Orchestrator
  • define the function of vRealize Application Services
  • explain the concept of vRealize self-service provisioning
  • identify the vRealize Automation installation
  • prerequisites
  • deploy and configure the appliances for a distributed vRealize
  • deployment
  • upgrade or install IaaS components
  • configure default tenant and additional tenants
  • describe how to integrate vRealize with other systems
  • configure the SSL certificates
  • troubleshoot issues with configuration or deployment
  • install updates for vRealize component appliances
  • configure vRealize system settings, connection limits on the
  • IaaS server, and the data center location
  • identify components of and configure vCloud Connector
  • differentiate between the functions of components of vCloud
  • Connector
  • configure and use Data Center Extensions
  • configure appropriate network and security settings and
  • register vCloud Networking and Security Manager
  • create vCloud Connector Content Library and use it to publish
  • vSphere folders and vCloud catalogs
  • configure the vCloud Connector UI to register with vCenter
  • Server
  • describe how to provision resources using vCLoud Air or vCLoud
  • Director vApps
  • configure IaaS for vApps
  • create vApp and component blueprints, and configure blueprint
  • settings
  • manage machine life cycles, workflows, and logs
  • configure an endpoint in vRealize Automation and vCloud
  • Air
  • describe key components of the vRealize cloud management suite
  • and identify key configuration tasks

Configure and Manage Users and Groups in vRealize Automation

  • start the course
  • describe system-wide user roles and responsibilities
  • describe tenant roles and their responsibilities in vRealize
  • Automation
  • configure key system-wide roles and responsibilities
  • configure, assign, and appoint tenant roles and
  • responsibilities
  • configure identity stores
  • associate one or more identity stores with each tenant
  • assign roles to identity stores
  • describe the privilege levels of varying business group
  • roles
  • manage business group manager and support roles
  • assign active directory users and groups to business group
  • roles
  • create and manage machine prefixes
  • identify and configure custom properties
  • change the appearance or logo of the vRealize Automation
  • console to meet site-specific branding guidelines
  • add a tenant-specific inbound and outbound e-mail server
  • configure and subscribe to notifications
  • identify and add identity stores in Vrealize Automation
  • create and assign user roles to an identity store group
  • create a custom group
  • control user and group entitlements
  • configure and manage user access rights to the vRealize
  • Automation console

Create and Administer Cloud Networking

  • start the course
  • describe NSX Integration with vRealize Automation
  • describe the technologies NSX can be configured through
  • describe components of NSX and their interactions
  • describe NSX services and capabilities
  • specify system requirements for NSX
  • configure the NSX manager
  • configure NSX components
  • install NSX Edge
  • describe IaaS integration
  • identify the different types of IaaS configurations
  • configure IaaS for network integration
  • describe NSX for vSphere Edge network services
  • configure DHCP and NAT
  • configure VPN
  • configure Load Balancer
  • add static IP addresses
  • configure Syslog
  • configure multi-machine blueprints for network
  • virtualization
  • identify the NSX distributed Firewall components
  • use logs to troubleshoot network service issues
  • describe key components and services of NSX and identify their
  • interactions and capabilities

Manage vRealize Automation Resources

  • start the course
  • describe IaaS components used to allocate and manage vRealize
  • Automation Resources
  • create endpoints for vSphere and vRealize automation
  • map compute resources to endpoints
  • assign permissions to manage fabric groups
  • collect compute resource data
  • identify steps to monitor resources
  • create reservations
  • troubleshoot reservation over-allocation
  • create and assign a storage reservation policy
  • create and assign a reservation policy to a reservation

Administer vRealize Automation Components

  • start the course
  • define the different blueprint machine types
  • define the different blueprint provisioning types
  • define the different blueprint actions
  • define runtime property precedents
  • create a single blueprint
  • create a multi-machine blueprint
  • create a build profile
  • configure blueprint approvals
  • create services and actions
  • create entitlements and approval policies
  • configure catalog items
  • describe the implications of activating and inactivating
  • entitlements
  • determine roles required to create and manage service
  • blueprints
  • describe functions of property definitions
  • create property definitions and layouts
  • determine rights required to use property definitions and
  • layouts
  • create and modify a property set
  • add property sets to a build profile
  • create and manage custom services and service blueprints using
  • Advanced Service Designer
  • describe tools and features for vRealize Automation
  • extensions
  • determine the appropriate custom properties for the blueprint
  • or build profile

Administer vRealize Orchestrator and Troubleshoot Automation Implementation

  • start the course
  • identify steps to troubleshoot login issues
  • identify steps to troubleshoot installation issues
  • identify steps to troubleshoot upgrade issues
  • identify log file locations
  • provide status details of managed virtual machines
  • determine status and history of workflows
  • identify event attributes
  • display status information
  • create a resource map
  • create and publish a resource action
  • describe orchestrator workflows
  • describe different Orchestrator workflow types
  • create and manage Orchestrator endpoints to run workflows
  • use an Orchestrator workflow from an IaaS workflow
  • import Orchestrator Workflows into vRealize Automation
  • configure the default workflow folder for a tenant
  • create and publish orchestrator workflows as catalog items in a
  • service blueprint
  • provision and modify custom resources
  • configure vRealize Automation to use external vRealize
  • Orchestrator server
  • configure service endpoints
  • extend a machine life cycle by using vRealize Orchestrator

Configure and Administer vRealize Business Standards and Application Services

  • start the course
  • describe vRealize Business Standard Appliance system
  • requirements
  • deploy vRealize Business Standard in vCloud Director
  • deploy vRealize Business Standard in vSphere
  • configure vRealize Business Standard with vRealize
  • Automation
  • access vRealize Business Standard with vRealize Automation
  • manage connections from other VMware technologies such as
  • vCenter
  • manage EMC SRM servers in vRealize Business Standard
  • manage connections from other VMware technologies such as
  • vCloud
  • manage vRealize operations manager connections
  • manage VMware vCloud Air connections
  • update the reference database for vRealize Business
  • Standard
  • calculate depreciation of server hardware cost
  • enable application services to use a proxy
  • register application services to vRealize Automation
  • set up application provisioning
  • manage the application services library
  • create, deploy, and update applications
  • troubleshoot connection issues to Application services
  • describe application services privilege prerequisites for
  • creating application blueprints
  • determine application and application version requirements for
  • creating application blueprints
  • create a basic application blueprint

Course options

We offer several optional training products to enhance your learning experience. If you are planning to use our training course in preperation for an official exam then whe highly recommend using these optional training products to ensure an optimal learning experience. Sometimes there is only a practice exam or/and practice lab available.

Optional practice exam (trial exam)

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice exam. This practice exam comprises a number of trial exams which are very similar to the real exam, both in terms of form and content. This is the ultimate way to test whether you are ready for the exam. 

Optional practice lab

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice lab. You perform the tasks on real hardware and/or software applicable to your Lab. The labs are fully hosted in our cloud. The only thing you need to use our practice labs is a web browser. In the LiveLab environment you will find exercises which you can start immediatelyThe lab enviromentconsist of complete networks containing for example, clients, servers,etc. This is the ultimate way to gain extensive hands-on experience. 


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