Constructed from the exam preparation guide: https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/certification/vmw-2v0-31-19-exam-preparation-guide.pdf
vRealize Automation 7.6 > Preparing and Using Service Blueprints in vRealize Automation > Tenant and Resource Preparations for Blueprint Provisioning
vRealize Automation 7.6 > Preparing and Using Service Blueprints in vRealize Automation > Providing Service Blueprints to Users
vRealize Automation 7.6 > Preparing and Using Service Blueprints in vRealize Automation > Life Cycle Extensibility > Configuring Workflow Subscriptions to Extend vRealize Automation > Troubleshooting Workflow Subscriptions
vRealize Automation 7.6 > Preparing and Using Service Blueprints in vRealize Automation > Maintaining and Customizing vRealize Automation Components and Options
Troubleshooting vRealize Automation and MS DTC
Various tasks fail while calling stored procedures with errors: "Error executing query usp_" (2089503)
"Machine XXX: No reservation is available to allocate within the group XXX. Total XX GB of storage was requested" error when you request a machine in vRA (2151030)
docs.vmware.com (other vRealize products)
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 2.1 > Installation, Upgrade, and Management > Installing and Configuring vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 2.1 > Installation, Upgrade, and Management, Creating an Environment
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 2.1 > Installation, Upgrade, and Management > Managing Private Cloud Environments
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 2.1 > Installation, Upgrade, and Management > Content Lifecycle Management
Sections Included in the Exam
Notes from the Exam Preparation Guide - which you can find here:
https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/certification/vmw-2v0-31-19-exam-preparation-guide.pdf - and the practice questions, with answers and links to explain the answers.
Section 4 – Installing, Configuring, and Setup
4.1 - Install vRealize Automation
Q: In preparation for a vRealize Automation distributed deployment, the administrator clones a Windows template to create the required IaaS servers. During the installation, the vRealize Automation prerequisite checker flags an issue with the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC). In which two ways can the administrator resolve this prerequisite issue and continue with the installation?
A1: Uninstall, then reinstall the MSDTC on each IaaS Windows cloned machine.
A2: Select the option to "Fix Issues" within the vRealize Automation installer.
For A1 see: MSDTC will not connect on cloned Window servers
Msdtc will not connect after cloning a machine.
to correct this an uninstall and reinstall of MSDTC must be done to force the creating of a new CID.
For A2 see: vRealize Automation 7.6- Part 1 : Installing and Configuring vRealize Automation Appliance
Image: vRealize Automation installation Wizard: Prerequisite checker: Fix
4.2 - Create and Manage Tenants
4.3 - Create and Manage Directories
4.4 - Create and Manage Business Groups
4.5 - Manage User and Group Role Assignments
Q: Which two roles can add a service to the vRealize Automation catalog?
A1: Catalog administrator
A2: Tenant administrator
For A1 and A2 see:
Q: A customer wants to provide access to a particular tenant in a vRealize Automation deployment so that the finance team can access pricing and chargeback details for that particular tenant. Which role will provide a view of the assigned tenant details, but not allow the finance team to perform other administration tasks?
A: Business Management Controller
See: docs.vmware.com - vRealize-Business 7.4 - Assign vRealize Business for Cloud Roles by using vRealize Automation “If the user has to view the assigned tenant details, but not perform other administration, assign the Business Management Controller role.”
4.6 - Integrate vRealize Business for Cloud Standard with vRealize Automation
4.7 - Create and Manage VMware Endpoints
4.8 - Create and Manage Cloud Endpoints
Q: While creating a vCloud Director endpoint, how must an administrator configure vRealize Automation to manage all vCloud Director organizations with a single endpoint?
A: Leave the Organization field blank and use the system administrator credentials.
4.9 - Create and Manage Fabric Groups, Reservations and Network Profiles
Q: Which feature in vRealize Automation is used to organize compute resources and cloud endpoints by type and intent for later use when creating reservations?
A: Fabric Groups
4.10 - Create, Configure and Manage Active Directory Policies
Section 5 – Performance-tuning, Optimization, Upgrades
5.1 - Maintain and Update vRealize Automation using vRealize Lifecycle Manager
Section 6 – Troubleshooting and Repairing
6.1 - Troubleshoot Common vRealize Automation Installation and Configuration Errors
6.2 - Identify the Correct Log to Troubleshoot a Given vRealize Automation Error
6.3 - Configure the Health Check Feature on vRealize Automation
Q: Which Health Service test suite should be used to determine available vSphere reservation storage space?
A: Tenant test for vRealize Automation
6.4 - Troubleshoot Provisioning Errors
Section 7 – Administrative and Operational Tasks
7.1 - Create, Modify and Publish single- and multi-machine Blueprints Based on a Given Design
Q: An architect creates a new blueprint. Which two steps must the architect complete to make the blueprint available as a catalog item?
A1: Publish the blueprint.
A2: Add the blueprint to a service entitlement.
7.2 - Create and Manage XaaS Blueprints with Custom Resource Mappings
7.3 - Create and Manage Custom Forms for a Blueprint
Q: What are two ways to allow a user to select multiple Active Directory user groups in a custom form?
A1: Define a tree picker element
A2: Define a multi value picker element
For A1 see: docs.vmware.com - vRA 7.6 - Using the Value Picker or Tree Picker Elements in the Custom Forms Designer
7.4 - Use Software Components in Blueprints
7.5 - Export and Import Blueprints
Q: Which two items can be imported and exported using the vRealize CloudClient?
A1: IaaS machine blueprints
A2: Property groups
7.6 - Create and Manage NSX Objects in a Blueprint
7.7 - Configure a Blueprint to Deploy from OVF
7.8 - Create and Manage Entitlements
7.9 - Create and Manage Approval Policies
7.10 - Manage the vRealize Automation Catalog
7.11 - Provision Resources from a vRealize Automation Catalog
7.12 - Perform Locate and Reclamation of Resources Based on Provided Criteria
7.13 - Manage Provisioned Workloads (Day 2 Actions)
7.14 - Perform Bulk Imports
Q: A system administrator wants to manage a few existing virtual machines in vCenter with vRealize Automation. The administrator completes the following steps in vRealize Automation:
- Generates a virtual machine CSV data file
- Edits a virtual machine CSV data file for static IP address associated with each virtual machine
Bulk import keeps failing on a single virtual machine, resulting in an invalid network address error.
Which step should the administrator have completed prior to bulk import?
A: Ensure the static IP address is not in use by any of the vRealize Automation managed machines.
7.15 - Create and Manage Event Broker Subscriptions
7.16 - Install and Configure Plugins and Packages in vRealize Orchestrator
7.17 - Modify and Run Basic vRealize Orchestrator Workflows
7.18 - Configure Authentication for vRealize Orchestrator
7.19 - Maintain and Renew Certificates