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

Course Description

Duration 5 days

This course will cover in-depth details and considerations for planning, designing, and migrating to Virtualized Data Centers (VDC) and Cloud environments. This course will enable data center technology professionals to design VDC and Cloud infrastructures maintaining the most robust and elastic compute, network, and storage environments. The course will be premised on an ‘open’ architecture focusing on core components, principles, and technologies constituting both VDC and Cloud deployments utilizing best-of-breed EMC examples. This training is designed to be at the forefront of the changing IT landscape as traditional physical data centers evolve and morph into virtual entities and cloud environments.

Who should attend

This course is intended for individuals who will perform ongoing administrative tasks on the Vblock Infrastructure Platforms


To understand the content and successfully complete this course, a student must have a suitable knowledgebase/skill set. The student must have an understanding of:

  • System administration (Windows®, Linux, User administration)
  • Connectivity (FC, Ethernet, NAS, FCoE)
  • ESXi 4.1 implementation and configuration
  • Virtual machine deployment and configuration
  • Cisco UCS
  • Storage concepts (Tiering, pools, thick and thin LUNs)
  • Data Center monitoring (Alert configuration, System Log analysis)
  • Service grading (Resource utilization distribution and prioritization)

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, a student should be able to:

  • Discuss Vblock Infrastructure components
  • Identify the key objects used for Vblock administration, including Service Profile Templates, Service Profiles and Resource Pools
  • Create UIM Service Offerings and Catalogs
  • Inventory, grade and provision server resources
  • Manage Storage Pools and describe the base storage configuration
  • Utilize Element Managers to validate initial configuration of the Vblock Infrastructure
  • Perform common Vblock management tasks using the appropriate tools

Course Content

  • Vblock Architectures
  • Vblock Infrastructure Element Managers
  • Vblock UIM Administration
  • Vblock Security strategy
  • Vblock Monitoring with EMC Ionix UIM
  • Vblock Business Continuance Considerations
  • VMware tool Integration with Vblock Infrastructure
  • Validate Vblock Configuration using Element Managers
  • Prepare Blade Server resources for deployment
  • Create Service Catalog and Service Offerings
  • Create additional ESX Datastores

Course Curriculum

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