VRASSDM86 — VMware vRealize Automation SaltStack SecOps: Deploy and Manage v8.6


VMware - Automation SaltStack SecOps: Deploy and Manage v8.6

Course Overview

This two-day, hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competency in using VMware vRealize® Automation SaltStack® SecOps. SaltStack SecOps allows you to scan your system for compliance against security benchmarks, detect system vulnerabilities, and remediate your results. This course enables you to create the SaltStack SecOps custom compliance libraries and use SaltStack SecOps. In addition, this course provides you with the fundamentals of how to use VMware vRealize® Automation SaltStack® Config to install software and manage system configurations.

Who should attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

Security administrators who are responsible for using SaltStack SecOps to manage the security operations in their enterprise.


You should have the following understanding or knowledge:

Basic Linux administration skills
Basic Windows administration skills
Knowledge and working experience of VMware vSphere® environments

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

Describe the architecture of SaltStack Config and SaltStack SecOps
Integrate SaltStack Config with directory services.
Configure roles and permissions for users and groups to manage and use SaltStack SecOps
Use targeting to ensure that the jobs run on the correct minion systems
Use remote execution modules to install the packages, transfer files, manage services, and manage users on minion systems
Manage configuration control on the minion systems with states
Use Jinja and YAML code to manage the minion systems with the state files
Use SaltStack SecOps to update the compliance and vulnerability content libraries
Use SaltStack SecOps to enforce compliance and remediation on the infrastructure with industry standard benchmarks
Use SaltStack SecOps to provide automated vulnerability scanning and remediation on your infrastructure

Course Outline

Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

SaltStack Config Overview and Architecture

Identify the SaltStack Config deployment types
Identify the components of SaltStack Config
Describe the role of each SaltStack Config component

SaltStack Config Security

Describe local user authentication
Describe LDAP and Active Directory authentication
Describe the roles and permissions in vRealize Automation for SaltStack Config
Describe the roles and permissions in SaltStack Config
Describe the SecOps permissions in SaltStack Config
Describe the advanced permissions available in SaltStack Config

Targeting Minions

Describe targeting and its importance
Target minions by lists
Target minions by glob
Target minions by minion ID
Target minions by regular expressions
Target minions by compound matching
Target minions by complex logical matching

Remote Execution and Job Management

Describe remote execution and its importance
Describe functions and arguments
Create and manage jobs
Use the Activities dashboard

SaltStack Config State

Define the SaltStack states
Describe file management in SaltStack Config
Create the SaltStack state files
Identify the components of a SaltStack state

Using Jinja and YAML

Describe the SaltStack Config renderer system
Use YAML in the state files
Use Jinja in the state files
Use Jinja conditionals, lists, and loops

Using SaltStack SecOps Compliance

Describe the SaltStack SecOps architecture
Describe CIS and DISA STIG benchmarks
Describe the SaltStack SecOps Compliance security library
Create and manage the policies
Create and manage the custom checks
Run assessments on the minion systems
Use SaltStack SecOps to remediate the noncompliant systems
Manage the SaltStack SecOps Compliance configuration options
Manage the benchmark content ingestion

Using SaltStack SecOps Vulnerability

Describe Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs)
Use the vulnerability dashboard
Create and manage the policies
Update the vulnerability library
Run the vulnerability scans
Remediate the vulnerabilities
Manage the vulnerability exemptions

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Длительность: 2 дня (16 часов)
Код курса: VRASSDM86

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