VCP7-CMA – Objective 6.4

Disclaimer: These are my notes from taking the 2V0-731 exam. If something doesn’t make sense, please feel free to reach out. The goal of this objective is be comfortable with installing plugins into vRO and doing the initial configuration. Particular emphasis on VMware products (no surprises!) Objective 6.4 – Install and Configure Plugins in vRealize Orchestrator Install and configure plug-in in vRealize Orchestrator Install and configure vRealize Automation plugin Install and configure VMware NSX plugin Run configuration workflows in vRealize Orchestrator client Run configuration workflows for vRealize Automation plugin Run configuration workflows for NSX plugin Run configuration workflows for vSphere plugin Determine if a plugin is enabled References Configuring vRealize Automation Life Cycle Extensibility Using the vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for vRealize Automation Plugins can be downloaded from VMware solution exchange as .

VCP7-CMA – Objective 6.3

Disclaimer: These are my notes from taking the 2V0-731 exam. If something doesn’t make sense, please feel free to reach out. The goal of this objective is be comfortable with automated certain tasks based on the lifecycle state of a VM. Objective 6.3 – Configure Virtual Machine Lifecycle Automation Configure automatic post-provisioning actions based on design criteria Configure automatic deactivation of a virtual machine based on condition criteria Configure automated event brokering for different status or event criteria based on design requirements References Managing vRealize Automation Configuring vRealize Automation Life Cycle Extensibility Eric Shanks Pluralsight Course on vRA Extensibility (no longer have access so I can’t verify exactly what its called) These all rely on creating vRO workflows based on specific events.

VCAP-CMA Deploy – Objective 2.1

Disclaimer: These are my notes from studying for the 3V0-31.18 exam. If something doesn’t make sense, please feel free to reach out. The main goal for the whole of section 2 is to understand how to configure vRA to be able to consume resources. Objective 2.1 – Create and Manage Multiple Endpoints References Configuring vRealize Automation Installing vRealize Automation As I’ve said previously the VCAP-CMA exam is objective based, so you’re likely to be asked to achieve an end goal.

VCP7-CMA – Objective 6.2

Disclaimer: These are my notes from taking the 2V0-731 exam. If something doesn’t make sense, please feel free to reach out. The goal of this objective is be comfortable with subscription events. Objective 6.2 – Create and Manage Event Broker Subscriptions Determine appropriate subscription option based on design (blockable, replyable, schema) Configure subscription conditions based on the design (data, core event message values) Configure subscription workflow including input and output parameters based on the design Configure subscription details based on the design (priority, timeout, blocking) References Managing vRealize Automation Configuring vRealize Automation Eric Shanks Pluralsight Course on vRA Extensibility (no longer have access so I can’t verify exactly what its called) All subscriptions are configured per tenant, nothing global.

VCP7-CMA – Objective 6.1

Disclaimer: These are my notes from taking the 2V0-731 exam. If something doesn’t make sense, please feel free to reach out. The goal of this objective is be comfortable setting the vRO endpoints up. Objective 6.1 – Configure vRealize Orchestrator for use with vRealize Automation Configure vRealize Automation to use an external vRealize Orchestrator server Configure default vRealize Orchestrator settings in vRealize Automation Set tenant specific vRealize Orchestrator settings in vRealize Automation References Managing vRealize Automation Configuring vRealize Automation Not a great deal to this one, but we’ll crack on anyway.

VCP7-CMA – Objective 5.2

Disclaimer: These are my notes from taking the 2V0-731 exam. If something doesn’t make sense, please feel free to reach out. The goal of this objective is be comfortable managing the fabric and associated reservations. Objective 5.2 – Create and Manage Fabric Groups, Reservations and Network Profiles Create and configure a fabric group Select compute resources to include in the fabric group Configure compute resource Data Collection Create a vSphere reservation Assign a business group to the vSphere reservation Create a vCloud Air reservation Create and configure network profile type For static IP address assignment External network profiles NAT network profile Routed network profile Create and configure machine prefixes References Managing vRealize Automation Configuring vRealize Automation Permissions:

VCP7-CMA – Objective 5.1

Disclaimer: These are my notes from taking the 2V0-731 exam. If something doesn’t make sense, please feel free to reach out. The goal of this objective is be comfortable adding endpoints to support the various integrations with other VMware endpoints. Some of this has changed in later versions, but the exam is based around vRA 7.0 so that is where this will focus. Objective 5.1 – Create and Manage VMware Endpoints Integrate vRealize Automation with NSX Add a vRealize Orchestrator endpoint to vRealize Automation Configure the NSX plugin in vRealize Orchestrator Perform data collection in vRealize Automation Create and configure a vSphere Endpoint Configure NSX Network and Security for the vSphere endpoint Create and configure a vCloud Air endpoint References Managing vRealize Automation NSX is integrated via vRO, it can’t be added as an endpoint directly in vRA (NB: this is something that changed in later versions).

VCP7-CMA – Objective 4.5

Disclaimer: These are my notes from taking the 2V0-731 exam. If something doesn’t make sense, please feel free to reach out. The goal of this objective is be able to view the provisioned resources in terms of compute/storage. Short post for this one! Objective 4.5 – Manage Provisioned Resources Identify and locate owned items by assigned role Define resource quotas for managed resources based on design requirements Add resource portliest to the vRealize Automation homepage References Managing vRealize Automation Permissions required for various scenarios, screenshot taken directly from the Managing vRealize Automation document.

VCAP-CMA Deploy – Objective 1.5

Disclaimer: These are my notes from studying for the 3V0-31.18 exam. If something doesn’t make sense, please feel free to reach out. The main goal for the whole of section 1 is to understand blueprint creation and modification in depth. Objective 1.5 – Consume NSX components of a complex blueprint References Configuring vRealize Automation For this objective, have a think about everything you may need to put in place to consume an NSX element within a blueprint.

VCP7-CMA – Objective 4.4

Disclaimer: These are my notes from taking the 2V0-731 exam. If something doesn’t make sense, please feel free to reach out. The goal of this objective is to understand approval policies. Objective 4.4 – Locate and Reclaim Resources Based on Provided Criteria Locate resources for reclamation based on provided criteria Initiate a system reclamation Eliminate known used systems References Managing vRealize Automation Using Administration, Reclamation you can search for VMs to reclaim.

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