VxRail Appliance Administration (VXRAILAM)


Course Overview

This course covers the knowledge 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 included in the course provide a step-by step walkthrough of the key procedures to manage the cluster.

Who should attend

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


This course assumes that the students are familiar with:

  • VxRail appliance architecture and theory of operation
  • IP networking and configurations
  • VMware vCenter Server to configure virtual resources
  • VMware vSAN and its policy based management
  • The VxRail Technical Overview and the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] (VSICM7) courses or equivalent knowledge are recommended.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe system architecture and components
  • Manage a VxRail cluster using VxRail Manager and vCenter
  • Configure and provision resources on a VxRail cluster
  • Monitor system status, health and performance
  • Maintain the system and troubleshoot basic system issues

Course Content

Module 1 – VxRail Overview
  • Benefits of hyper-converged infrastructure
  • What is VxRail?
  • VxRail documentation and resources
  • VxRail network considerations
Module 2 – VxRail Administration and Management Overview
  • Introduction to management interfaces
  • vSAN Overview
  • VxRail conventions
Module 3 – VxRail Manager
  • VxRail Manager views
  • VxRail Manager tasks
Module 4 – Managing vSAN
  • vSAN Configuration
  • Storage Policies
  • Monitoring vSAN
  • Availability Considerations
Module 5 – Managing virtualization
  • vSphere concepts and functions
  • Managing vSphere
Module 6 – Availability Management
  • VxRail availability standard features
  • VxRail additional availability features
  • Stretched clusters
Module 7 – Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • VxRail health check and log collection
  • VxRail maintenance procedures
  • Troubleshooting

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

3 days

  • on request
Classroom Training

3 days

  • on request


Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.