EMC Certified VCE Vblock Systems Administration & Management Training

Live Online & Classroom Certification Training

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

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Course Description


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


At the end of VCE Vblock System Administration and Management training course, participants will be able to:

  • 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

Suggested Audience

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

Duration - 5 Days


Assessments validate that you have learned the knowledge or skills presented during a learning experience. The assessment for this course will be provided at the completion of the class.

The Instructor-Led Course above is supported by the following e-Learning module:


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 Curriculum

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  • 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
  • VCE Vision Intelligent Operations Utilization
  • Vision System Library Administration
  • Install VCE Vision Plug-in for vCenter
  • Modifying the time zone setting using UCS Manager
  • Adding a network time protocol server using UCS Manager
  • Vblock System Events
  • Log Browser
  • UCS Fault Detection
  • Storage Alerts
  • Running Compliance Scans
  • Installing New Certification Matrixes
  • Installing Optional components in a Compliance Scan
  • Installing the latest VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1 patch
  • 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
  • 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
  • UUID Pool
  • Expand MAC Address Pool
  • Expand WWNN Address Pools
  • Expand the WWPN Pool
  • 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
  • Creating a New Service Profile
  • Associate a new service profile
  • Installing ESX-i
  • Restore Original Service Profile
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


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This class is intended for participants with some prior exposure to the technology and are now looking to build up their expertise on the topic.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to sit of the related certification exam (see course overview). All participants receive a course completion certificate, demonstrating their expertise on the subject.

Total duration of the online, live instructor led sessions. Sessions are typically delivered as short lectures (2-hrs weekdays/3-hrs weekends) and detailed hands-on guidance.

Expected offline lab work hours that participants will need to complete and submit to the trainer, during and after the instructor-led online sessions.

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