Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution Training

Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution Training

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Introduction:

Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution Training Course with Intensive hands-on labs – (Online, Onsite and Classroom Live)

NetApp Training Units: 36 NTU

Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution Training is a 3-day instructor-led course where you will learn to set up, configure, and administer the FlexPod architecture. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of the configuration requirements for FlexPod at the network, storage, and compute layers of the architecture.

FlexPod can be used to deploy and manage internal, external, and cloud architectures. Centralized administration is achieved by using management tools such as Cisco UCS Director, NetApp Virtual Storage Console, and vCenter. These management tools are introduced and practical hands on labs are used to reinforce topics.

Duration: 3 days

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  • If you are familiar with some aspects of Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution Training, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The primary audience for this Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution course is as follows:

  • Network engineers, Network administrators, System engineers and Server administrators

Class Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution course are as follows:

  • Technical Overview of FlexPod Solutions WBT
  • Cisco CCENT or equivalent
  • NetApp NCDA or equivalent
  • Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (such as Microsoft, Red Hat, or VMware)

Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution Training – Objectives:

Upon completing this Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution course, you will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Outline the FlexPod implementation workflow
  • List the Cisco Nexus family components
  • Illustrate FlexPod physical cabling
  • Identify the NetApp FAS and AFF components
  • Perform NetApp cluster setup and storage configuration
  • List the Cisco UCS components
  • Show how to configure resource pools, policies and SAN connectivity
  • List virtualization solutions in FlexPod
  • Compare FlexPod application workloads
  • List FlexPod Cisco management tools
  • Explain FlexPod NetApp management tools

Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution Training – Course Outline:

Module 1: FlexPod Architecture and Implementation Overview

  • Overview of the FlexPod Solution
  • Common FlexPod Architectures
  • FlexPod Implementation and Administration Overview

Module 2: The FlexPod Network Layer

  • FlexPod Network Layer Components
  • Cabling the FlexPod Network
  • Configuring the FlexPod Network

Module 3: The FlexPod Storage Layer

  • FlexPod Storage Layer Components
  • FlexPod Storage Cabling
  • FlexPod Storage Configuration

Module 4: The FlexPod Compute Layer

  • FlexPod Compute Layer Components
  • FlexPod Compute Configuration

Module 5: Overview of FlexPod Workload Solutions

  • FlexPod Virtualization Solutions
  • FlexPod Application Workloads

Module 6: FlexPod Management Tools

  • FlexPod Cisco Management Tools
  • FlexPod NetApp Management Tools

Labs:

  • Cabling the FlexPod Network Components
  • Cisco Nexus Network Initial Configuration Setup
  • Cisco Nexus LAN Configuration
  • NetApp Clustered ONTAP Initial Configuration Setup
  • NetApp Clustered ONTAP Network Configuration
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Initial Configuration Setup
  • Cisco UCS Configuration
  • Create UCS Policies and Templates
  • VMware ESXi Installation on a NetApp LUN
  • NetApp Virtual Storage Console Configuration
  • Cisco UCS Director Discovery and Configuration
  • Cisco UCS Director Discovery Monitoring and Statistics

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