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EMC VCE Vblock Systems Administration and Management

  • Course Code EMCVBAM
  • Duration 5 days

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Public Classroom

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  • Virtual Learning

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Course Overview


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

Course Schedule

    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 05-09 February, 2018
    • Location: Arrow ECS - EMC Brentford


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 05-09 February, 2018
    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 19-23 March, 2018
    • Location: EMC - Brentford


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 19-23 March, 2018
    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 14-18 May, 2018
    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 14-18 May, 2018
    • Location: EMC - Brentford


Target Audience


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

Course Objectives

  • Understand the main elements of Administration and Management
  • Develop a working understanding of the Vblock system as it pertains to:

o Validation

o Monitoring

o Administration

o Management

o 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


LAB 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

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 Pool
  • 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 Virtual Machine
  • 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 VM
  • 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

Course Prerequisites


Prerequisite Knowledge 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 Converged Infrastructure Solutions Foundations eLearning course is strongly recommended