VCAP6 – Cloud Management and Automation Deployment Study Guide

The following is a list of links to my exam prep posts for the VCAP6-CMA Deploy exam.

The official VMware Blueprint is located here

Blueprint

Section 1 – Deploy and Manage vRealize Automation Components
Objective 1.1 – Deploy and Manage a vRA Appliance and IaaS Server as single nodes
Objective 1.2 – Deploy and Manage vRA Appliances and IaaS Servers in a Distributed Configuration
Objective 1.3 – Deploy and Manage vRealize Automation Center Infrastructure Components
Objective 1.4 – Configure Infrastructure/Cloud-based Endpoints
Objective 1.5 – Create Fabric Groups utilizing Reservations and Reservation Policies

Section 2 – Configure Tenant Properties
Objective 2.1 – Configure Tenant Properties
Objective 2.2 – Create/Modify a Business Group

Section 3 – Configure Network and Security Automation
Objective 3.1 – Configure and Manage NSX Integration with vRealize Automation
Objective 3.2 – Deploy and Manage Certificates and Access Control (Partial)

Section 4 – Create and Manage Machine Blueprints
Objective 4.1 – Create and Configure vRealize Automation Machine Blueprints
Objective 4.2 – Publish a Machine Blueprint to a Service Catalog
Objective 4.3 – Manage Custom Properties and Build Profiles
Objective 4.4 – Import existing Workloads

Section 5: Deploy and Manage vRealize Orchestrator
Objective 5.1 – Configure vRO for vRA
Objective 5.2 – Modify a Blueprint to invoke a Workflow during a Lifecycle Change
Objective 5.3 – Create/Modify/Execute a vRealize Orchestrator Workflow (partial)

Section 6 – Configure and Deploy XaaS Components
Objective 6.1 – Configure Advanced Service Designer
Objective 6.2 – Create and Publish a Service Blueprint
Objective 6.3 – Create Custom Resources and Actions

Section 7 – Deploy vRealize Application Services
Objective 7.1 – Deploy and Manage a vRealize Application Services Appliance
Objective 7.2 – Create and Publish an Application Blueprint

Section 8 – Deploy vRealize Business Standard
Objective 8.1 – Deploy and Manage a vRealize Business Standard Appliance
Objective 8.2 – Configure vRealize Business Standard Costing and Reporting

Section 9 – Troubleshoot a vRealize Automation Deployment
Objective 9.1 – Troubleshoot Catalog Issues
Objective 9.2 – Configure, Manage and Collect vRA and Application Services Logs
Objective 9.3 – Troubleshoot Approval Policy Issues
Objective 9.4 – Troubleshoot Distributed Execution Manager Issues
Objective 9.5 – Troubleshoot Endpoint Issues
Objective 9.6 – Troubleshoot vRealize Orchestrator Workflow Issues

Additional Resources

Additional Posts

As part of addressing the different objective above, I have created additional posts where it has been easier to separate out and refer multiple times to the same procedure.  These are also called out separately below so you don’t have to trawl through the posts to find them.

vRealize Identity Appliance:

vRealize Automation Appliance:

vRealize Automation IaaS Components:

Application Services:

vRealize Business:

Blueprinting:

Orchestration:

Official Resources

VMware Hands On Labs:

Community