Dell - VxRail Administration


3 Days


Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

Course Overview

This course presents the skills necessary to administer and manage a VxRail cluster. Key topics include management interfaces, managing cluster configurations, resource provisioning and expansion, monitoring, managing availability, and basic troubleshooting. Hands-on labs, video demonstrations, and interactive simulations are included in the course to provide a step-by step walkthrough of the key procedures to manage the cluster.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the VxRail system architecture and components.
  • Manage a VxRail cluster using vCenter and the VxRail Manager Plugin for vCenter.
  • Configure and provision resources on a VxRail cluster.
  • Monitor system status, health, and performance.
  • Maintain the system and troubleshoot basic system issues.
  • Who Should Attend?

    This course is intended for customers, partners, and Dell employees who are responsible for administering and managing VxRail clusters.

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    Course Prerequisites

    There are no prerequisites for this course.


    1 - Outline

    • Review VxRail Deployment Options
    • ReviewVxRailArchitectureandvCenterDeploymentOptions
    • ReviewVxRailNetworkDeploymentOptions
    • Locate Documentation and Resources for Administering VxRailManage the VxRail Cluster
    • IdentifytheInterfacesUsedtoManageVxRail
    • Manage VxRail Using the VxRail Plugin for vCenter Server
    • Lab: Manage VxRail Cluster with vSphere Client Using VxRail Plugin
    • ReviewvSAN
    • Lab:ExploretheVxRailvSANClusterConfiguration
    • Monitor the Health and Performance of the VxRail vSAN Cluster
    • Lab: Monitor Health, Capacity, and Performance of the VxRail vSAN Cluster
    • Manage vSAN Services
    • Lab: Manage vSAN Space Efficiency
    • Manage and Use vSAN Storage Policies
    • Lab: Manage and Use vSAN Storage Policies
    • Manage vSAN HCI Mesh
    • Demonstration: Manage vSAN HCI Mesh
    • ManagetheVxRailvSANClusterAvailability
    • Lab: FTT, FTM, and Fault Domain Interactions
    • Lab: Place a Node into Maintenance Mode
    • Lab:RestartVMUsingvSphereHighAvailability
    • Lab: Node Utilization and Failover
    • Perform Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    • Explore SolVe Online and Generate VxRail Procedures
    • Lab: Generate VxRail Procedures with SolVe Online
    • VxRail Manager File-Based Backup and Restore
    • Lab: VxRail Manager File-Based Backup
    • PerformClusterExpansion
    • Interaction:PerformVxRailClusterExpansion
    • Upgrade VxRail Software
    • Interaction:PerformVxRailSoftwareUpgrade
    • Perform Log Collection
    • Lab: Perform Log Collection
    • TroubleshootVxRailIssues
    • Interaction: Explore iDRAC and ESXi Shell
    • Perform Additional Administrative Tasks
    • Manage VxRail Networking
    • Lab: Create and Configure VDS for Production Traffic
    • Manage a Stretched Cluster Deployment"

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