VMware vRealize Operations for Operators

2 days


  • This two-day course is designed for data center operators who are responsible for the day-to-day management of a VMware vSphere environment using VMware vRealize Operations . This course will teach you how to use vRealize Operations as a forensic and predictive tool. The course is based on VMware ESXi 6.5, VMware vCenter Server 6.5, and vRealize Operations 6.6.
  • Note: If you have taken the VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage course, duplicate content makes this course unsuitable for you.
  • Product Alignment:
  •   vRealize Operations 6.6
  •   ESXi 6.5
  •   vCenter Server 6.5


Operators responsible for the day-to-day operation of a vSphere environment.

Skills Gained

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

  •   Navigate the VMware vRealize Operations Manager user interface
  •   Use views and reports to gather information about the environment
  •   Use alerts and analysis badges to troubleshoot common and complex vSphere operational issues
  •   Monitor capacity risk and infrastructure utilization, and perform capacity planning and what-if analyses
  •   Use tags and groups to logically organize objects, for example, by application, by organization, or by    location
  •   Configure policies to meet the operational needs of your environment


  • This class requires completion of one of the following courses, or system administration experience with vSphere deployments:
  •   VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5]
  •   VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.5]

Course Outline

  • 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 problems
    • Use alerts to identify root causes for performance, capacity, and utilization problems
    • Use symptoms to indicate a potential problem
    • 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 problems
    • Troubleshoot system health alerts
    • Troubleshoot a user's performance problem
    • 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
  • Policies
  • List guidelines for customizing vRealize Operations  
  • Import and export content
  • Create policies for various types of workloads
  • Explain how policy inheritance works

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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