EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS) Labs

The EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS) course introduces the principles and concepts of virtualization and cloud infrastructure technologies. It provides the required technology foundation for technical professionals to make informed decisions on migration to the cloud. The course is ideal for gaining a broad understanding of the transition from a classic data center, to a virtualized data center, to the cloud. NDG has worked closely with the EMC Academic Alliance to develop these labs and to ensure compatibility with NETLAB+.

These labs are also available as an NDG Online hosted lab offering.

EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS) labs support the EMC Proven Professional Cloud Infrastructure and Services Associate certification and are ideal training materials for the VMware Certified Associate (VCA) certifications.

The EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS) is an "open" course, focused on virtualization and cloud computing technology concepts and principles applicable to any vendor environment. The course can be the first step for a variety of certification and specialization opportunities. VMware and EMC have partnered to provide the most comprehensive virtualization learning and validation program in the industry.

NDG has worked closely with the EMC Academic Alliance to develop these labs and to ensure compatibility with NETLAB+.

The NETLAB+ EMC CIS Series 1 pod is used to support the Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS) course. All lab components are 100% virtualized to achieve a high pod to physical host ratio, at a significantly lower cost point relative to traditional delivery of ISM. Using virtualization and the sharing and scheduling capabilities of NETLAB+, each student (or team of students) has access to their own set of virtual equipment, which they may maintain exclusive use of throughout the course.

Enabling the Labs

To enable the EMC CIS labs, check the box for "EMC CIS Series 1 Labs" in the class settings. This must be done for each class requiring access to the labs.

EMC ISM

Using the Labs

Always select the correct lab exercise for the lab being performed. Students or teams should schedule the correct lab exercise from the catalog. NETLAB+ will only show those labs for which the required pod type is available. A lab that works on different pod types may appear more than once if your system is so equipped. Instructors should select the correct lab from the Exercise tab during instructor-led lab reservations. This can be done as many times as needed during the reservation.

Importance of Choosing the Correct Lab Exercise

Several of the labs may differ from the standard pod topologies. This is handled by NETLAB+ Dynamic VLAN Mapping technology. Always select the correct lab exercise for the actual lab. This insures that NETLAB+ will set up VLANs on the control switch such that lab devices and PCs are placed in the correct LAN segment for the exercise being performed. Selecting the correct exercise will also make the completed lab output easier to find in the archive.

 

Supported Lab List

Lab Description VMware VCA Mapping
1 Understanding RAID
2 Block-level and File-level Storage
3 Backup and Recovery Concepts
4 Replication and De-duplication
5 vSphere and vCenter VCA DCV1
6 vSphere Datastore Implementation VCA DCV1
7 vSwitches - Networking in the VDC VCA DCV1
8 Benefits of vMotion and Storage vMotion VCA DCV1
9 VMware HA and VMware FT VCA DCV1

1Maps to the VMware Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization Certification (VCA-DCV)

2Maps to the VMware Certified Associate - Workforce Mobility (VCA-WM)

3Maps to the VMware Certified Associate - Cloud (VCA-Cloud)