IT TRAINING

VMware vCenter Orchestrator – Develop Workflows [V5.1]

In this course you will learn how to automate IT processes both physical and virtual making use of the VMware vCenter Orchestrator.

Bittnet carries out VMware trainings through authorized partners.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at VMware administrators, automation and orchestration specialists and private and public cloud administrators.

what you will learn

What you will learn
Upon completion you will know how to:

  • Run the Orchestrator platform
  • Use the Orchestrator client to import and run library workflows
  • Develop and run custom parameterized workflows
  • Design and develop reusable workflows
  • Use VMware vSphere® API to automate various VMware® vCenter™ tasks
  • Integrate Orchestrator into VMware vSphere® Web Client
  • Integrate Orchestrator with external systems using plugins
  • Document workflows
  • Apply version control to workflows
  • Export and package workflows
Prerequisites

Prerequisite
Students need to have:

  • Knowledge of VMware vSphere
  • Ability to script or program in JavaScript, Powershell, Perl, Java, Python, or similar languages
Course outline

Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

VMware vCenter Orchestrator Overview

  • Role of Orchestrator in the vSphere architecture
  • Orchestrator use-cases

vCenter Orchestrator Setup

  • Deployment strategies for vCenter Orchestrator
  • Using VMware® vCenter™ Orchestrator Appliance™

Using the Orchestrator Client

  • Orchestrator content elements
  • Scheduling workflows
  • Browsing inventory objects

Development Concepts

  • Using the workflow editor GUI
  • Workflow schema elements
  • Information flow in workflows
  • Parameter binding
  • vCenter inventory structure

Basics of Workflow Development

  • Workflow design and development methodology
  • Configuration and resource elements
  • Types of workflows
  • Boxing library workflows
  • Creating loops within workflows

VMware vSphere® API from an Orchestrator Perspective

  • vSphere automation tools overview
  • vSphere API developer tools (Managed Object Browser, Onyx, and others)
  • Access vSphere API in Orchestrator workflows

Integrating Orchestrator

  • Orchestrator integration strategies
  • Interacting with external systems
  • Using vCenter Orchestrator plugins
  • Orchestrator integration in vSphere Web Client

Delivering Workflows

  • Documentation and version control of workflows
  • Synchronizing workflows among Orchestrator servers
  • Exporting and packaging workflows

Summary

  • Resources and references
  • Orchestrator adoption planning
  • Next steps

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Certification programs
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