Data Center Automation with vRealize Orchestrator and vSphere PowerCLI


This five-day course teaches experienced VMware vSphere administrators how to use the powerful automation tools that all vSphere customers have access to. Using real-world use cases and examples, you will learn how to automate day-to-day administration tasks with VMware vSphere PowerCLI and VMware vRealize Orchestrator. During class, you will use these tools to automate tasks in a realistic lab environment.


At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • describe the features and benefits of automation in a vSphere environment 
  • understand the role of the vSphere Web Services API in automation
  • use the Managed Object Browser (MOB) to view the structure of VMware vSphere API and VMware vCenter Server inventory
  • use vSphere PowerCLI to deploy and manage virtual machines and virtual infrastructure
  • run and manage library vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • design, develop, and run custom reusable vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • incorporate JavaScript into vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Use the vRealize Orchestrator PowerShell plug-in in a custom workflow
  • Manage Guest Operations using vRealize Orchestrator and vSphere PowerCLI
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Client™ code capture


Experienced vSphere administrators who want to use available tools to automate day-to-day tasks


Completion of the following courses, or equivalent experience with vSphere deployments:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage

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