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VMware Aria Automation: Advanced Topics

  • Length 4 days
  • Price  NZD 5050 exc GST
  • Version 8.14
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Why study this course

This 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.

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

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What you’ll learn

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

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Who is the course for?

Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for using VMware Aria Automation in advanced configurations in enterprise deployments.

Course subjects

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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