VMware® vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage v6.0

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This course provides material for:
VMware Exam code: VCP610
Certificate: VMware Certified Professional 6 - Cloud (VCP6-Cloud)


This course covers the configuration and use of the vCloud Automation Center platform, including self-service provisioning and the creation of multi-vendor cloud services.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives: Understand the vCloud Automation Center architecture and use case in today’s multivendor cloud environments Install and configure vCloud Automation Center 6.0 Deploy Distributed Execution Managers and agents for vCloud Automation Center connectivity Configure endpoints to support compute fabric connectivity Manage vCloud Automation Center 6.0 entities on VMware® hardware, third-party hardware, and cloud infrastructures Configure vCloud Automation Center infrastructure services Configure and manage tenants and blueprints Configure and manage a service catalog Configure and manage role-based access control Request and manage machines using the user portal Understand and configure vCloud Automation Center workflows Integrate VMware® vCenter™ Orchestrator™ with vCloud Automation Center Automate application provisioning with VMware vCloud® Application Director™ Manage and monitor machines and resource reclamation Manage cost reporting with VMware® IT Business Management Suite™


Experienced system administrators, cloud administrators, system integrators, and operational developers


Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course outline
  • Course goals
  • Course objectives

Architecture & Components

  • Identify the benefits of the software-defined data center
  • Explore the architecture for deploying vCloud Automation Center as a cloud management platform for a multivendor hybrid cloud
  • Identify the components of vCloud Automation Center
  • Identify vCloud Automation Center design options
  • Define network ports and protocols required for communication between vCloud Automation Center components
  • Define the user interface elements of vCloud Automation Center
  • Explain how vCloud Automation Center integrates with other VMware products


  • Explain the vCloud Automation Center installation prerequisites
  • Identify the vCloud Automation Center appliances and component installers
  • Define the vCloud Automation Center installation procedure

Configuring IaaS

  • Define relationships between vCloud Automation Center entities
  • Identify and configure vCloud Automation Center endpoints
  • Identity how vCloud Automation Center discovers compute resources
  • Define the vCloud Automation Center roles? Identify fabric groups, business groups, and reservations
  • Create tenants
  • Create and manage reservations for compute resources

Blueprints & Catalog Services

  • Create and manage single-machine and multi-machine blueprints
  • Manage service catalog items with entitlements and approval policies

Provisioning Services

  • Provision new machines and services
  • Manage self-provisioned machines
  • Create approval policies
  • Identify approval policy levels and approval phases
  • Use custom properties
  • Use build profiles
  • Use the property dictionary


  • Identify extensibility and customization options
  • Use vCloud Automation Designer to edit an existing workflow
  • Use vCenter Orchestrator
  • Configure plug-ins for external integration
  • Use Advanced Service Designer

Monitoring & Reclamation

  • Identify and verify inactive and abandoned resources
  • Manage machine leases
  • Manage machine reclamation

Operational Management

  • Configure VMware® IT Business Management Suite™ Standard Edition
  • Report financial data for a cloud infrastructure
  • Troubleshoot common ITBM problems

Managing Applications

  • Define the role of vCloud Application Director
  • Identify the vCloud Application Director infrastructure components and requirements
  • Deploy and manage vCloud Application Director
  • Configure application provisioning
  • Create, manage, and update applications
  • Manage catalog services

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 5 days
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