VMware vRealize Automation: Orchestration and Extensibility [V8.1]

During this five-day course, you focus on using VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ to extend the functionality of VMware vRealize® Automation™. You learn how to provide XaaS (Anything as a Service) and implement Machine Lifecycle Extensibility using the VMware vRealize® Automation™ Event Broker. You also learn how to create vRealize Orchestrator workflows and vRealize Automation ABX actions. You learn about various features, including basic scripting implementation along with logic processing to implement a variety of functions to use in your environment. This course teaches implementing debugging, loops, conditions, and user interactions in vRealize Orchestrator.

The course introduces the new vRealize Orchestrator HTML 5 interface, along with API calls and REST functions, to give you the groundwork to implement a variety of plugins and scripts. This course is designed to give you the tools to craft custom solutions in the product.


5 Days


This course requires the following prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of VMware vSphere®
  • VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V8.x] course or equivalent knowledge
  • Working knowledge of scripting or programming using JavaScript, Windows PowerShell, Perl, Java, Python, or similar languages. All code is provided during class.

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction
  • Overview of vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator
  • Creating Schema Elements
  • Working with Variables
  • Handling Exceptions, Logging, and Debugging
  • Branching and Looping
  • Working with Assets
  • Working with Plug-Ins
  • Working with Versioning and Git
  • Scheduling, Sleeping, and Waiting
  • Introduction to vRealize Automation Extensibility
  • Extending vRealize Automation with Event Broker
  • Using ABX Actions
  • Working with Services, Custom Resources, and Resource Actions

Intended Audience

Experienced VMware administrators, automation and orchestration specialists, system integrators, and private cloud and public cloud administrators