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Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution (FPIMPADM)

( Duration: 3 Days )

In Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution (FPIMPADM) training course, 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 to learners.

By attending Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution (FPIMPADM) workshop, delegates will learn to:

  • Describe data center architecture and identify FlexPod architecture components
  • Identify and configure FlexPod networking components
  • Describe and configure FlexPod storage with clustered data ONTAP
  • Identify and configure the Cisco UCS compute components of FlexPod
  • Identify FlexPod management and troubleshooting tools

  • Knowledge of server system design and architecture
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
  • Familiarity with SANs and NFS network-attached storage (NAS) technologies
  • Familiarity with Fibre Channel Protocol
  • Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center Concepts including Unified LAN and SAN
  • Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (such as Microsoft, Red Hat, or VMware)

The Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution (FPIMPADM) class is ideal for:

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

COURSE AGENDA

1

FlexPod Solution Portfolio

  • FlexPod validated designs
  • FlexPod architecture
  • FlexPod platform solutions
    • Cisco UCS Mini
    • All FAS Flash
    • OpenStack
    • Hyper-V
  • FlexPod platform
    • Review of storage
    • Review of network
    • Review of compute
  • FlexPod cooperative support
  • Life-cycle management (LCM)
  • Customer profile
  • Customer challenges and goals
  • Existing customer environment
  • VMware vSphere 6.0 characteristics
2

FlexPod Solution Networking Implementation

  • Cisco Nexus hardware
  • VLAN requirements
  • Port configuration options
  • Access and trunk ports
  • Port channels
  • Virtual port channels (vPC)
  • vPC building blocks
  • vPC configuration requirements
  • NPV and NPIV
  • Fibre Channel fundamentals
  • FCoE fundamentals
  • Overview of VSAN
  • VSAN information
  • VSAN recommended practices
  • Zoning implementation
  • Zones and zone sets
  • Zoning practices
3

FlexPod Storage Implementation

  • NetApp hardware
  • Cluster configuration
  • Switched/switchless clusters
  • Management interfaces
    • NetApp Oncommand System Manager
    • NetApp OnCommand Unified Manager
    • CLI
  • Service Processor and RLM
  • Management settings: CDP, Autosupports, and SNMP
  • Aggregates
  • SVM namespace and volumes
  • NFS for VMware datastores
  • SAN configuration
  • Initiator groups (igroups), port sets, and ALUA
  • High availability, including Storage Failover (SFO)
  • IPspaces and broadcast domains
  • ifgrps and VLAN tags
  • LIFs
4

Cisco UCS Implementation

  • Cisco UCS hardware
  • Cisco UCS features
    • User interfaces
    • Manager
    • Central
  • Finite-state machine (FSM)
  • Fabric interconnect configuration
    • Clustering
    • Discovery process and monitoring using FSM
  • I/O Uplinks and Bandwidth Oversubscription
  • End-host and switching mode comparisons
  • Port personality and port types
  • Unified uplink ports and port channels
  • Chassis links
  • VLAN
  • Resource pools
  • Creating identity and resource pools
  • MAC pools
  • IP pools
  • LAN connectivity policies
  • WWNN and WWPN pools
  • SAN connectivity policies
  • Policies
  • Benefits of service profiles
  • Benefits of service profile template
  • Expert Service Profile wizard
  • Service profile associate/disassociate
  • Management of IP address, KVM and virtual media Cisco hardware
5

Virtualization and Application Solutions

  • Key implementation factors for FlexPod applications and hypervisors
  • VMware
  • OpenStack
  • Hyper-V
6

FlexPod Management Tools Implementation

  • Cisco UCS Director
  • Cisco UCS Central
  • NetApp OnCommand Unified Manager
  • NetApp Virtual Storage Console (VSC)

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