Dell EMC/VCE Vblock Systems Administration and Management

VCE Vblock Systems Administration and Management Certification Training Course Overview

This course provides an introduction to the administration and management of a Vblock System. 
The VCE Vblock System Administration and Management course is just one component of becoming a VCE Certified Converged Infrastructure Administration Engineer (VCE-CIAE). Supporting certification details can be found at

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Course Modules

Module 1: Capturing the Vblock System Configuration Baseline
  • Establish a Vblock System Configuration Baseline
  • UCS Manager GUI: Capture Compute Resource Configuration
  • UCS Manager CLI: Capture Compute Resource Configuration
  • EMC Unisphere for VNX: Capture VNX Storage Configuration Information Navisphere CLI: Capture VNX Storage
  • Configuration using
  • Solutions Enabler CLI: Capture VMAX Storage Configuration (Optional)
  • NX-OS CLI for MDS Switch: Capture Storage Area Network (SAN) Configuration NX-OS CLI for Nexus 5548: Capture
  • Network Configuration
  • vSphere Web Client: Explore vCenter Configuration
  • Collecting Support Information with VCE Vision and vSphere
Module 2: VCE Vision: Administration
  • VCE Vision Intelligent Operations Utilization Vision System Library Administration
Module 4: Additional UCS Configuration Options
  • Modifying the time zone setting using UCS Manager
  • Adding a network time protocol server using UCS Manager
Module 5: Monitoring for Component Errors or Failures
  • Vblock System Events Log Browser
  • UCS Fault Detection Storage Alerts
Module 6: Vblock System Assurance
  • Running Compliance Scans Installing New Certification Matrixes Installing Optional components in a Compliance
  • Scan
  • Installing the latest VMware vSphere ESXi
  • 5.1 patch
Module 7: Proactive Monitoring
  • Validating SNMP Setting within the UCS Validating SNMP on the MDS switches Validating SNMP on Nexus 5K
  • Switches Validating SNMP on VNX
  • Validating SNMP trap forwarding in EMC Unisphere
  • Configure UCS Threshold Policies Syslog Management
  • Using VCE Vision SNMP in Network Management Systems
  • Testing System Library Configuration
Module 8: Service Profile Templates and Service Profiles
  • Modifying an Initial Service Profile Template
  • Modifying the Service Profile by Bind to an Initial Service Profile Template Cloning a Service Profile to an Updating
  • Service Profile Template
  • Modifying an Updating Service Profile Template and the Bound Service Profile
Module 9: UCS Manager: Expanding Address and ID Pools
  • UUID Pool
  • Expand MAC Address Pool Expand WWNN Address Pools Expand the WWPN Pool
Module 10: Managing Boot Devices and Paths
  • MDS NX-OS CLI: WWPN Verification UCS Manager: New Boot Policy (VNX) Unisphere for VNX: Connecting to VNX
  • Storage - New Initiators
  • Unisphere for VNX: Connecting to VNX Storage – Storage Groups
  • Unisphere for VNX: Connecting to VNX Storage - Creating a boot LUN
Module 11: UCS Manager: Create a Service Profile from Scratch
  • Creating a New Service Profile Associate a new service profile Installing ESX-i
  • Restore Original Service Profile LAB 12. Deploying Virtual Machines
  • Creating a New Datastore Provision an Additional LUN Create a New Data Store Creating a Virtual Machine
  • Creating a New VM in vSphere Web Client
  • Accessing the VM Capacity Management
  • VMware Capacity Monitoring
Module 12: Creating NFS Stores
  • Configuring advanced settings for VMware vSpere ESXi 5.1
  • Configure File System and NFS Exports ESXi NFS Configuration
  • VM Access to the NFS File System Finding the NFS VLAN
  • Adding a New Interface To VNX Create new network in vSphere Create new NIC the Application VM Create The
  • NFS Mount on the VM
Module 13: Managing CIFS
  • Creating a CIFS Server Create a Volume
  • Creating a File System Pool Creating a CIFS file system
  • Mount a File System on the CIFS Server in VNX
  • Test the CIFS File System on your Management Workstation
  • Mount CIFS on VM
Module 14: Protecting Vblock System Metadata VCE Vision Configuration Backup
  • VCE Vision Configuration Restoration VCE Vision Interface to Vblock System Configuration
  • Backup of UCS Manager Backup of the Nexus 5k Switch Backup of the MDS Switch
Module 16: Securing the Vblock System Security
  • vCenter Password Retention
  • VCE Vision Appliance and Central Authorization
  • Adjusting Syslog maximum log file size Securing a New VLANs with Roles Creating a QoS Policy on the Nexus 1000v
Module 17: Trusted Multi-tenant in a Vblock System
  • Trusted Multi-Tenancy Create Admin Account Create Sub-Organization Segregated Storage
  • Create a Segregated Storage Pool on EMC VNX
  • Segregate UCS Compute Environment Segregate vSphere Access
  • Monitoring Storage Monitor a Storage Pool Monitoring a RAID group Capacity Expansion Expand A Storage Pool
  • Expand an Existing LUN Expand a Data Store
  • Template Creation and Usage
  • Creating a VM Template in vSphere Web Client
  • Creating a VM from a Template Accessing the VM
  • VLAN Creation
  • Add a VLAN on UCS
  • Adding a VLAN to the Cisco Nexus 5000 Adding a VLAN to the Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • Adding the VLAN to VMware Virtual Switch
  • Changing the VLAN for the Application VMs
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Course Prerequisites

To understand the content and successfully complete this course, a student must have a suitable knowledgebase/skillset in datacenter disciplines of storage, network and server virtualization. Completion of the VCE Vblock Systems Foundations eLearning course is strongly recommended.

This course is intended for anyone charged with understanding and/or performing administrative and maintenance tasks using the Vblock system.

Course Outline

  • System Administration Overview
  • Advanced Management Platform (AMP)
  • Managing Network Resources
  • Common Vblock and VxBlock Storage Concepts
  • Managing VNX Storage
  • Managing Unity Storage
  • Managing XtremIO Storage
  • Managing VMAX Storage
  • Managing Compute Resources
  • Managing Virtualization Resources
  • Proactive Monitoring
  • Vblock System Protection
  • Vblock System Assurance
  • Vblock System Security