VMware Aria Automation: Advanced Topics [8.14] Training

  • Learn via: Classroom
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Level: Expert
  • Price: From €3,906+VAT
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This four-day course is a follow-on to the VMware Aria Automation: Install, Configure, Manage course. During this course, you will take a deeper dive into advanced topics using features of VMware Aria Automation such as deploying user systems and interfacing Aria Automation with other platforms. You will also learn how to deploy a cluster environment using VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle and interface with, and use, vSphere with Tanzu Kubernetes. This course makes heavy use of hands-on labs.
Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for using VMware Aria Automation in advanced configurations in enterprise deployments.
Product Alignment
  • VMware vSphere™ 7.0.3, VMware vSphere™ 8.0.1
  • VMware Aria Automation™ 8.13
  • VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle™ 8.13
  • VMware Aria Automation Config™ 8.13
  • VMware Aria Automation Orchestrator™ 8.13
  • VMware vSphere With Tanzu 8.0 update 2
  • VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (AVI) 22.1.5

This course requires completion of the following courses:
  • VMware Aria Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [v8.10]

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Describe and configure VMware Aria Automation in a clustered enterprise deployment using with VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle
  • Scale out VMware Identity Manager to support High Availability
  • Use external Certificate Authorities to configure security certificates in VMware Aria Automation
  • Create YAML templates to configure VMware Aria Automation using cloudConfig
  • Use VMware Aria Automation advanced templates to deploy a 2-tier Database-Server using MySQL and phpMyAdmin
  • Use Advanced VMware NSX networking features including NAT, routed networks, load balancers, security groups, and tags
  • Integrate and use NSX Advanced Load Balancer with VMware Aria Automation and VMware NSX
  • Create and use Aria Automation Pipelines to deploy software and connect to Kuberenetes
  • Create and use Ansible playbooks that integrate with VMware Aria Automation
  • Integrate Aria Automation with Terraform
  • Integrate Aria Automation with GitLab
  • Create Orchestrator Workflows and ABX Actions that interface with other systems and use REST calls
  • Configure and use Orchestrator Workflows and ABX actions to create day-2 actions and interface with Powershell scripts
  • Use Aria Automation to deploy minions and deploy software

1 Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
2 VMware Aria Automation Clustered Deployment
  • Using Aria Suite Lifecycle in a clustered deployment
  • Configure External Certificates
  • Configure VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  • Install VMware Aria Automation using Clustered Deployment
  • Scale out VMware Identity Manager to support High Availability
3 Advanced VMware Aria Automation Templates
  • Use advanced YAML and cloudConfig to deploy a functioning 2-tier application with a phpMyAdmin front end server and a MySQL database server
  • Use cloudConfig and cloug-init
  • Use advanced YAML techniques to create configuration files and add users to deployed virtual machines
4 Advanced Networking
  • Use VMware NSX advanced features in VMware Aria Automation templates
  • Interfacing to IPAMs
  • Use VMware NSX NAT in VMware Aria Automation templates
  • Use VMware NSX Routed Networks
  • Use VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  • Use VMware NSX Security Groups
5 Advanced Orchestrator Workflows
  • Create Day-2 Actions with Orchestrator workflows
  • Use Orchestrator to Add computer objects to Active Directory when VMware Aria Automation deploys templates
  • Create VMware Aria Automation Custom Resources
  • Create VMware Aria Automation Resource Actions
  • Use VMware Aria Automation with Orchestrator to perform REST calls
6 Using ABX Actions
  • Use ABX to create day-2 Actions
  • Create ABX Action-Flows
  • Use ABX to make REST calls
7 Kubernetes Integration
  • Describe vSphere With Tanzu
  • Create a Supervisor Cluster
  • Create a Supervisor Namespace
  • Create Cluster Plans
  • Deploy a Tanzu Kubernetes cluster from Aria Automation
  • Manage Kubernetes Tanzu clusters from Aria Automation
  • Execute YAML code and deploy software in a managed Tanzu Kubernetes cluster
  • Connect to an existing generic Kubernetes cluster
  • Create Kubernetes namespaces from Aria Automation
  • Interface Aria Automation to other Kubernetes systems
8 Aria Automation Pipelines
  • Create and use CI/CD pipelines
  • Use the Pipeline user interface
  • Add states and tasks to a pipeline
  • Integrate code from a pipeline with Gitlab
  • Use an Aria Automation pipeline to install software
  • Use an Aria Automation Pipeline to Create a Kubernetes Namespace and a Deployment
9 Aria Automation and Configuration Management
  • Describe Ansible, Puppet, and Terraform
  • Integrate Ansible with VMware Aria Automation
  • Integrate Terraform with VMware Aria Automation
  • Call Terraform from VMware Aria Automation
  • Use Terraform to manage VMware Aria Automation
  • Deploy an Aria Automation Config minion
  • Install software on an Aria Automation Config minion
  • Create and manage files on a Linux system with Aria Automation Config

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