Cloud computing has become extremely popular, but many organizations have trouble integrating their existing processes into a cloud methodology. In this course, Getting Started with vRealize Automation 7, you'll learn how to use VMware's cloud management platform to deploy workloads in an automated, self-service fashion to get you started with your first hybrid cloud. Frist, you'll explore all the components that make up vRealize Automation 7. Next, you'll learn how to install and configure vRA 7, as well as how to set up the infrastructure to be used by your cloud management platform. Finally, you'll wrap up the course learning how to create and register blueprints from the service catalog. The demonstrations within this course will show you how to deploy a fully-functioning virtual machine from a self-service portal. By the end of this course, you'll know how to perform an installation, configure authentication methods for the platform, and create blueprints.