Live Chat
Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm EST Chat Now
Contact Us
Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm EST 1-866-716-6688 Other Contact Options
Checkout

Cart () Loading...

    • Quantity:
    • Delivery:
    • Dates:
    • Location:

    $

DCFSA - FlexPod for Data Center Systems Administration v1.0

Learn how to plan, design, and implement a FlexPod integrated platform that includes NetApp unified storage systems, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) servers, Cisco Nexus fabric, and the VMware vSphere virtualization platform.

GK# 5355

Course Overview

TOP

Using real-world scenarios and examples, you will explore all the components of the FlexPod system and walk through installing, managing, and troubleshooting the platform as a whole as well as all of the individual Cisco, NetApp, and VMware components.

This course uses digital courseware.

Schedule

TOP
  • Delivery Format:
  • Date:
  • Location:
  • Access Period:

$

Outline

TOP
Viewing outline for:

Virtual Classroom Live Outline

1. Introduction to the FlexPod Architecture

  • Overview of the FlexPod platform architecture
  • FlexPod Design Considerations

2. Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • High-Level Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Product Features
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Hardware Architecture
  • Configuring Basic Integration with FlexPod Platform

3. Cisco UCS

  • Cisco UCS Architecture Overview
  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series LAN Connectivity
  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Connectivity
  • Provisioning Resource Pools in the Cisco UCS Manager
  • Provisioning Service Policies in the Cisco UCS Manager

4. Virtual Networking

  • VMware Virtual Switching Overview
  • Cisco Nexus 1000v Series Switch
  • Configuring and Administering the Virtual Supervisor and Virtual Ethernet Modules

5. NetApp Storage Appliance

  • Benefits of Data ONTAP v8.x and Its Two Modes of Operation
  • Setting up a Basic Cluster Configuration
  • Introducing SAN and NAS Protocols
  • Administering Volumes, LUNs and Initiator Groups
  • Review and Discussion of Advanced Features in Data ONTAP

6. Managing and Monitoring the FlexPod Platform

  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Management Features
  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 1000v Series Management Features
  • Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
  • Implementing Backup, Import, and Restore of the Cisco UCS Manager Database
  • Monitoring, Backing Up, and Restoring the NetApp Storage Appliance
  • Implementing Cisco UCS Director to Manage FlexPod Operations

7. Troubleshooting the FlexPod Platform

  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting the Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration
  • Basic Cisco Nexus 1000v Troubleshooting Tools
  • Basic NetApp Troubleshooting Tools

Labs

TOP
Viewing labs for:

Virtual Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: Familiarization with the FlexPod GUI and CLI Interfaces

Lab 2: Cisco Nexus 5000 Hardware Platform and System Management

Lab 3-1: Verify B-Series LAN and SAN Physical Connections

Lab 3-2: Provision Identity and Resource Pools in UCS

Lab 3-3: Provision Mobile Service Profiles and Install VMware ESXi

Lab 4-1: Configure and Administer the Cisco Nexus 1000v VSM

Lab 4-2: Configure and Administer the Cisco Nexus 1000v VEM

Lab 5-1: Base configuration of NetApp Cluster: Instructor Demo

Lab 5-2: Provision NetApp LUN and Initiator Group

Lab 6-1: Back Up and Restore the Cisco UCS Manager Database

Lab 6-2: Provision Cisco UCS Director to Manage a FlexPod Environment

Lab 7: Troubleshoot Nexus, UCS, and NetApp

Who Should Attend

TOP
  • Systems administrators and engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Systems integrators
  • Channel partners
  • Value-added resellers
  • End users deploying FlexPod

Vendor Credits

TOP

This course can be purchased using Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs).

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

Request this course in a different delivery format.
Enroll