VCE Vblock Systems Administration and Management



In this course, you will learn the concepts and tasks required to provision, manage, and monitor the Vblock Infrastructure Platforms. You will focus on the EMC Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager (UIM) product, as well as certain aspects of the various system element managers.

Audience Individuals who will perform ongoing administrative tasks on the Vblock Infrastructure Platforms Prerequisites To successfully complete this course you must have a knowledgebase of:
  • System administration (Windows, Linux, and user administration)
  • Connectivity (FC, Ethernet, NAS, and FCoE)
  • ESXi 4.1 implementation and configuration
  • Virtual machine deployment and configuration
  • Cisco UCS
  • Storage concepts (tiering, pools, and thick and thin LUNs)
  • Data center monitoring (alert configuration and system log analysis)
  • Service grading (resource utilization, distribution, and prioritization)
Learning Objectives
  • Vblock Infrastructure components
  • Key objects used for Vblock administration, including service profile templates, service profiles, and resource pools
  • Create EMC UIM/P service offerings and catalogs
  • Inventory, grade, and provision server resources
  • Manage storage pools and the base storage configuration
  • Utilize element managers to validate initial configuration of the Vblock Infrastructure
  • Perform common Vblock management tasks using the appropriate tools
  • Vblock Platform
  • Vblock Infrastructure Platform Management
  • Vblock UIM/Provisioning and Configuration Center Administration
  • Vblock Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Vblock Infrastructure Security
  • Orchestration

Classroom Live Labs

  • Lab 1: Vblock Infrastructure Platform Element Managers
  • Lab 2: Manually Provision a Compute, Storage & Networking resources
  • Lab 3: Vblock Integration with NFS
  • Lab 4: Verify UIM/P Prerequisites
  • Lab 5: Configure UIM/P Resources
  • Lab 6: Provisioning with UIM/P
  • Lab 7: Manage and Retire Services Using UIM/P
  • Lab 8: Use the Configuration Center Interface
  • Lab 9: Discover and Manage a Nexus 1000v Using Configuration Center
  • Lab 10: View Changes to Nexus 1000v Using Change Management
  • Lab 11: VNX: Managing Storage with the VSI Plug-In
  • Lab 12: Symmetrix VMAX: Managing Storage with the VSI Plug-In
  • Lab 13: Security