VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC): Install, Configure, Manage 6

This intensive, instructor-led course demonstrates to technical personnel how to install, configure and manage VMware vCloud® Automation Center™ for a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment and manage the ongoing operation of the deployment.

This course covers the configuration and use of the vCloud Automation Center platform self-service provisioning and creation of on-demand private and multivendor cloud services.


Course Introduction

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

VMware vCloud Automation Center Architecture and 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
  • Explain role-based access control
  • Define the user interface elements of vCloud Automation Center
  • Explain how vCloud Automation Center integrates with other VMware products

Provisioning Machines

  • Demonstrate navigation and provisioning of new services
  • Manage self-provisioned machines

Distributed Execution Managers and Agents

  • Explain the role of Distributed Execution Managers (DEMs) and agents
  • Define the DEM roles
  • Explain the types of agents and agent relationships
  • Configuring Infrastructure Services
  • Define the relationships between vCloud Automation Center entities
  • Identify and configure vCloud Automation Center endpoints
  • Demonstrate how vCloud Automation Center discovers compute resources
  • Define the vCloud Automation Center roles
  • Create tenants
  • Create and manage reservations for compute resources
  • Create and manage blueprints
  • Manage service catalog items and approval policies

Monitoring and Reclamation

  • Identify and verify inactive and abandoned resources
  • Manage machine leases
  • Manage machine reclamation
  • Back up and restore vCloud Automation Center


  • Explain extensibility and customization options
  • Use custom properties
  • Use build profiles
  • Use the property dictionary
  • Use Advanced Service Designer and vCenter Orchestrator
  • Use plug-ins for external integration

Operational Management

  • Install and configure VMware® IT Business Management Suite™Standard Edition
  • Report financial data for a cloud infrastructure

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


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


  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5]
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP networking
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification is strongly recommended

Cost and Duration:

Cost: £899

8 weeks – Part Time (Evenings or Weekends)

This course will prepare you for the VCP6-Cloud Certification

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