VCE Vblock™ Systems Administration and Management (VCE-1CN-EMCVBAM)

Course Description Schedule

Who should attend

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


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

Course Objectives

  • Understand the main elements of Administration and Management
  • Develop a working understanding of the Vblock system as it pertains to:
    • Validation
    • Monitoring
    • Administration
    • Management
    • Security
  • Perform resource isolation for simulated multi-tenant environments
  • Explain the steps for configuring monitoring and alert setup including thresholding
  • Build a Vblock System Run Book by walking through each of the component management interfaces.
  • Inventory current Vblock system configuration
  • Enact role based security
  • Understand and explore VCE Vision

Course Content

This course provides an introduction to the administration and management of a Vblock System.

LAB 1.Capturing the Vblock System Configuration Baseline Establish a Vblock System Configuration Baseline UCS Manager GUI:
  • CaptureCompute 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
LAB 2.VCE Vision: Administration
  • VCE Vision Intelligent Operations Utilization
  • Vision System Library Administration
LAB 3.VCE Vision Plug-in for vCenter
  • Install VCE Vision Plug-in for vCenter
LAB 4.Additional UCS Configuration Options
  • Modifying the time zone setting using UCS Manager
  • Adding a network time protocol server using UCS Manager
LAB 5.Monitoring for Component Errors or Failures
  • Vblock System Events
  • Log Browser
  • UCS Fault Detection
  • Storage Alerts
LAB 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
LAB 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
LAB 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
LAB 9.UCS Manager: Expanding Address and ID Pools
  • UUID Poo
  • Expand MAC Address Pool
  • Expand WWNN Address Pools
  • Expand the WWPN Pool
LAB 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
LAB 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 New VM in vSphere Web Client
  • Accessing the VM Capacity Management
  • VMware Capacity Monitoring 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
LAB 13.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 VMs
  • Create The NFS Mount on the VM
LAB 14.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
LAB 15.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
LAB 16.Protecting Vblock System Production Data
  • Protection in Unisphere
LAB 17.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
LAB 18.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
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: US$ 5,000.-
Dates and Booking
Online Training

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: US$ 5,000.-
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14/11/2016 - 18/11/2016 Online Training Time zone: Europe/Berlin Course language: German
14/11/2016 - 18/11/2016 Online Training Time zone: Europe/Brussels Course language: English
30/01/2017 - 03/02/2017 Schwalbach
30/01/2017 - 03/02/2017 Online Training Time zone: Europe/Brussels Course language: German