VCE Vblock Systems Advanced Administration and Management Performance and Troubleshooting Course

VCE Vblock Systems Advanced Administration and Management Performance and Troubleshooting Certification Training Course Overview

This course covers advanced administration topics for experienced VCE Vblock Systems administrators. It is assumed that students have basic knowledge and experience performing VCE Vblock System administration and are looking for insight into more advanced management.  The course will best serve students who have been administering a VCE Vblock for at least six months and want a deeper skill set of how to deal with evolving troubleshooting and performance issues. 
The Vblock Advanced Administration course is just one resource that supports VCE Certified Converged Infrastructure Master Administration Engineer (VCE-CIMAE).  Supporting certification details can be found at

VCE Vblock Systems Advanced Administration and Management Performance and Troubleshooting Course (Duration : 24 Hours) Download Course Contents

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Course Modules

Module 1: Vblock System Advanced Administration Overview
  • Vblock system configurations
  • Physical configuration of the various hardware components that makeup the Vblock System
  • Vblock advanced management platform
  • VCE Manage certification track
  • Key documents for Advanced Administration and Management from VCE, Cisco, EMC, and VMware
Module 2: Vblock System Troubleshooting
  • Basic troubleshooting steps
  • Use the main troubleshooting tools for the Vblock as a whole and for each Vblock component
  • Key health check and monitoring items for each Vblock component
  • Perform Vblock troubleshooting
Module 3: Performance
  • Basic performance management lifecycle
  • Key performance metrics
  • Utilize Vblock System and component performance monitoring tools
  • Common storage performance concepts
Module 4: Migration
  • Considerations of various migration strategies
  • List array-based, network-based and host-based migration solutions
  • VMware vMotion and Storage vMotion use cases
  • Live Migrate a data store using Storage vMotion
  • Migrate a host from one UCS blade to another
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Course Prerequisites
To understand the content and successfully complete this course, a student must have a suitable knowledgebase/skillset.  The student must have basic Vblock System Administration experience including:
  • Administering Vblock systems using both GUI and CLI management tools including: VCE Vision, VMware vCenter, UCS Manager, Cisco NX-OS, and EMC Unisphere for VNX or VMAX
  • Configuring additional storage on an EMC VNX, XtremIO or VMAX  system made visible to a Vblock hosted ESX Server
  • Installing and configuring a new ESX Server using UCS service profiles/templates
  • Setting up and utilizing Vblock System logs for problem determination
  • Setting up alerting and monitoring on Vblock components  
The student must also have a basic understanding of: 
  • Microsoft Windows and UNIX/Linux administration and operation
  • Concept of server, storage, and access path virtualization
  • Knowledge of Fibre Channel SAN zoning and virtualization   

This course is intended for VCE Customers, Partners and VCE Personnel who are responsible for administering, or supporting the administrator of a Vblock System which has been in place for at least six months.

Course Details: 

  • Vblock System Advanced Administration Overview
  • VblockSystem Troubleshooting
  • Performance
  • Migration