VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install Configure Manage [V6.6]

This five-day course, designed for experienced VMware vSphere® users, teaches you how to use VMware vRealize® Operations™ as a forensic and predictive tool. Based on VMware ESXi™ 6.5, VMware vCenter Server® 6.5, and vRealize Operations 6.6, this course includes instruction on advanced capabilities, including customization and management.

Product Alignment

  • vRealize Operations 6.6
  • ESXi 6.5
  • vCenter Server 6.5

Course participants

Experienced system administrators and system integrators, and consultants responsible for customizing vRealize Operations content 


This class requires completion of one of the following courses:

Or system administration experience with vSphere deployments


Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Introduction to vRealize Operations

  • Describe how vRealize Operations is used to manage the software-defined data center
  • Describe the features and benefits of vRealize Operations

vRealize Operations User Interface

  • Navigate the main areas of the 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

vRealize Operations Concepts

  • Use views to gather information about the environment
  • Create reports about the environment
  • Explain how data is collected and analyzed by vRealize Operations
  • List the functions of the analytics component
  • Discuss key indicators in the user interface that provide warnings about potential issues
  • Use alerts to identify root causes for performance, capacity, and utilization issues
  • Use symptoms to indicate a potential issue
  • Use badges to visually analyze your environment to identify good or bad conditions for the entire environment

Troubleshooting System Health Issues

  • Discuss the process for troubleshooting system health issues
  • Troubleshoot system health alerts
  • Troubleshoot a user’s performance issue
  • Use health weather maps and heat maps to monitor system health

Capacity Planning

  • Define capacity planning terminology
  • Discuss capacity planning models
  • Monitor for capacity risk in the environment• Troubleshoot risk issues
  • Troubleshoot efficiency issues
  • Identify ways to optimize resource use
  • Use projects to perform what-if scenarios

Tags, Application Groups, and Custom Object Groups

  • Use tags and applications to group objects
  • Create custom object groups in the environment


  • List guidelines for customizing vRealize Operations
  • Import and export content
  • Create policies for various types of workloads
  • Explain how policy inheritance works

Intelligent Workload Placement

  • Identify scenarios that use intelligent workload placement
  • Use intelligent workload placement to rebalance workloads across the environment
  • Use policies to drive workload balance plan recommendations

Custom Alert Definitions

  • Create symptom definitions
  • Create recommendations and use actions
  • Create actions
  • Create notifications
  • Create alert definitions

Custom Views

  • Build and use custom views in your environment

Custom Dashboards

  • Create custom dashboards
  • Configure widgets
  • Configure widget interactions
  • Configure the Scoreboard widget to use a metric configuration file
  • Configure dashboard navigation
  • Specify the dashboard used on the Summary tab of an object
  • Organize dashboards in folders
  • Share dashboards

Super Metrics

  • Create super metrics
  • Enable super metrics in policies

User Access Control

  • Explain how users are authorized to access objects
  • Explain how privileges are prioritized when a user has multiple privileges
  • Create local users and user groups
  • Import users and user groups from an LDAP source

Operating System and Application Monitoring

  • Deploy operating system and application monitoring
  • Monitor operating systems and applications

Management Packs

  • Explore the management packs that are available for your environment
  • Install and configure a management pack

Architecture, Scalability, and Availability

  • Describe the function of the components in a node
  • Describe the roles in a vRealize Operations cluster
  • Explain how a node’s components interact to achieve scalability and availability

Deploying vRealize Operations

  • Install a vRealize Operations cluster
  • Configure a vRealize Operations cluster
  • Monitor the health of a vRealize Operations cluster
  • Generate a support bundle
  • View logs
  • Perform cluster management tasks

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

  • Navigate the vRealize Operations user interface
  • Use alerts and analysis badges to troubleshoot common and complex vSphere operational issues
  • Monitor capacity risk and infrastructure utilization
  • Perform capacity planning and what-if analyses
  • Use workload placement to rebalance workloads
  • Configure policies to meet the operational needs of the environment
  • Customize vRealize Operations by creating alert definitions, symptom definitions, views, reports, dashboards, and super metrics
  • Give users and user groups controlled access to the environment
  • Monitor operating systems and applications
  • Extend capabilities of vRealize Operations by adding management packs and solutions
  • Scale a vRealize Operations deployment and make it highly available
  • Install and configure vRealize Operations
  • Monitor and maintain a vRealize Operations deployment

Specialization - This course prepares you for the following specialization:

  • VMware vRealize Operations 2017 Specialist
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