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About this Course

The VMware vRealize Operations Manager for Operators course teaches you how to use VMware vRealize Operations Manager as a forensic and predictive tool. The course is based on VMware ESXi 5.x, VMware vCenter Server 5.x, and vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.

Note: If you have taken the VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage course, duplicate content makes this course unsuitable for you.

Audience Profile

  • Operators responsible for the day-today operation of a vSphere environment

At Course Completion

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Navigate the vRealize Operations Manager user interface
  • Use views and reports to gather information about the environment
  • Use alerts and analysis badges to troubleshoot common vSphere operational issues
  • Monitor capacity risk and infrastructure utilization
  • Create logical groups of objects in the environment
  • Configure policies to meet the operational needs of the environment


Before attending this course, you must have the following:

  • Attended VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]
  • Attended VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.5]
  • Or system administration experience with vSphere deployments

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2: Introduction to vRealize Operations Manager

  • Describe how vRealize Operations Manager is used to manage the software-defined data center
  • Describe the features and benefits of vRealize Operations Manager

Module 3: vRealize Operations Manager 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

Module 4: vRealize Operations Manager Concepts

  • Use views to gather information about the environment
  • Create reports about the environment
  • Explain how data is collected and analyzed by vRealize Operations Manager
  • Discuss the importance of alerts, symptoms, and badges

Module 5: Troubleshooting System Health Issues

  • Discuss the process for troubleshooting system health issues with vRealize Operations Manager
  • Monitor alerts and troubleshoot system health issues
  • Use heat maps to monitor system health

Module 6: Capacity Planning

  • Discuss capacity planning models
  • Assess capacity risk in the environment
  • Troubleshoot risk and efficiency issues
  • Identify ways to optimize resource utilization in the environment

Module 7: Tags, Applications, and Object Groups

  • Create custom object groups in the environment

Module 8: Policies

  • Create policies for various types of workloads
  • Explain how policy inheritance works