Nutanix Multicloud Automation Administration (NMCAA)

Online Version Instructor Led Schedule


This course teaches you the skills needed to install, configure, operate, and manage Nutanix X-Play and Nutanix Calm.

In this course, you will explore a number of subjects including:

  • How to perform codeless task automation using X-Play and its actions gallery, plays, and playbooks
  • What Nutanix Calm is, how to install and configure it, and how to use the Marketplace to launch blueprints and runbooks
  • How to create single- and multi-VM blueprints, and how to publish them to the Marketplace for consumption
  • How to manage an application and how to identify issues with Nutanix Calm and X-Play

 

Audience

  • IT administrators who manage Nutanix clusters and want a deep dive into multicloud automation using Nutanix Calm
  • Anyone pursuing the Nutanix Certified Professional - Multicloud Automation (NCP-MCA) certification

Pre-Requisites

This advanced course requires you to possess a basic Nutanix system administration skill set which includes:

  • familiarity with traditional virtualization storage architectures
  • hands-on experience with the Prism and Command-line interfaces

These skills can be acquired by attending one of our basic admin courses (Enterprise Cloud Administration), or through on-the-job experience working on a Nutanix system for at least 6 months.

Course Outline

1: IT Operations Automation Using X-Play

  • IT automation with Nutanix
  • Task automation using X-Play

2: Application Automation Using Nutanix Calm

  • Introduction to Nutanix Calm
  • Installing Nutanix Calm
  • Configuring Nutanix Calm
  • Marketplace Usage
  • Nutanix Calm Plug-ins

3: Working with Blueprints and Runbooks

  • Introduction to Calm Blueprints
  • Creating a Single-VM Blueprint
  • Creating a Multi-VM Blueprint
  • Publishing and Launching a Blueprint
  • Working with Endpoints and Runbooks

4: Advanced Calm Actions and Blueprint Management

  • Managing an Application
  • Advanced Calm Actions
    • Macros
    • Categories
    • Advanced Application Actions

5: Identifying Issues with Calm and X-Play

  • Identifying Deployment Failure Causes
  • Validating Playbook Configurations
  • Log Collection

Terms and Conditions

  • Customer must purchase training seats in advance of scheduling course dates.
  • Customer may not cancel purchased training seats and all amounts paid are non-refundable.
  • Customer may reschedule courses with no less than 15 business days written notice to Nutanix. Rescheduling fees may apply.
  • Customer may substitute a student with no less than 5 business days written notice to Nutanix. Rescheduling fees do not apply to substitutions.
  • Training seats must be consumed within 6 months of purchase. Failure to utilize the training seats within the 6 months of purchase shall result in forfeiture of all fees paid for such seats. Extensions may be available on a case by case basis.
  • Most of our Authorized Training Partners (ATPs) have a 10-business day cancellation and/or reschedule policy. If customer cancels or reschedules within those 10 business days, fees may apply up to the full price of the seat.
  • Nutanix reserves the right to cancel any scheduled course due to minimum enrollment not being achieved, instructor illness, or other events outside of its control.
  • Cancellation notices will be sent to enrolled students by email with rescheduling information and alternative training options.

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