Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution v2 (FPIMPADM)

Overview

Duration: 3 days

FlexPod Implementation and Administration 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.

Objectives

In this course, you learn how to configure and monitor E-Series and EF-Series storage systems, including:

  • 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 Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) components

  • Show how to configure resource pools, policies, and SAN connectivity

  • List FlexPod virtualization solutions

  • Compare FlexPod application workloads

  • List FlexPod Cisco management tools
  • Explain FlexPod NetApp management tools


Content

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

Audience

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network engineers, Network administrators, System Engineers

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • System Engineers, Consulting System Engineers and Server Administrators

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this 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)

Certification

This course is part of the following Certifications:
  • Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Specialist  (FLEXPOD)

Schedule

Course ID:
FPIMPADM


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