FPDESIGN - Designing the FlexPod Solution

Designing the Flex Pod Solution is a 2-day instructor-led course where you will learn to evaluate the Flex Pod solution design process in regards to the contemporary data center challenges. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of the reconnaissance and analytics assessment computing solution performance characteristics and requirements. In addition, this course will describe the hardware components of the Flex Pod and the process for selecting proper hardware for a given set of requirements.

Duration: 2.0 days

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Virtual ILT | 17 Oct 2023 - 18 Oct 2023 India
Virtual ILT | 17 Oct 2023 - 18 Oct 2023 Sri Lanka

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  • Explain the capabilities and benefits of the FlexPod solution
  • Explain FlexPod data center architectures
  • Identify the FlexPod design principles
  • Describe FlexPod design methodology
  • Identify the NetApp and Cisco sizing tools
  • Describe FlexPod management, orchestration, and support options
  • Describe solutions for common FlexPod designs
  • Identify the hardware and software components that are used in common FlexPod designs


Module 1: FlexPod Solution Overview

  • Changes and challenges to Data Management
  • Introduction to FlexPod solutions
  • FlexPod datacenter architectures
  • FlexPod workloads

Module 2: Designing a FlexPod Solution

  • FlexPod design principles
  • Design methodology
  • FlexPod sizing and design tools

Module 3: FlexPod Components

  • Compute layer
  • Network layer
  • Storage layer
  • FlexPod management

Module 4: Analysis of Validated FlexPod Designs

  • FlexPod datacenter with vSphere 6.5U1 CVD
  • FlexPod datacenter with Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on Linux VM on VMware and Hyper-V
  • FlexPod Express with VMware vSphere 6.7U1 and NetApp AFF A220 with Direct-Attached IP-Based storage
  • FlexPod datacenter with VMware Horizon View 7.3 and VMware vSphere 6.5 U1 with Cisco UCS Manager 3.2 for 5000 seats
  • FlexPod datacenter with VMware 6.5 U1 and Cisco ACI 3.1


  • VDI project planning and solution sizing questions


  • Extracting customer requirements and challenges
  • Select appropriate hardware based on workload variables
  • Explore workloads and capacity with FlexPod components
  • Select appropriate hardware based on workload variable


  • NetApp, Cisco or NetApp partner professional services


  • Technical Overview of FlexPod Solutions
  • Knowledge of NetApp hardware, software and cluster administration
  • Knowledge of Cisco hardware, software and administration



NS0-173 - Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Design

NS0-174 - Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Implementation and Administration

Course Benefits

  • Career growth
  • Broad Career opportunities
  • Worldwide recognition from leaders
  • Up-to Date technical skills
  • Popular Certification Badges

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