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FLEXPOD Infrastructure – Architecture, Design & Implementation




Sparc Training Lab

June 17th, 2019
Trainings

edu@sparcsystems.africa

Course Content

This course combines Designing the FlexPod Solution, and FlexPod Implementation and Administration corse. This is a 5-days instructor-led course where you will learn to evaluate the FlexPod solution design process with regard to the contemporary data center challenges, set up, configure, and administer the FlexPod architecture. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of the reconnaissance and analytics assess computing solution performance characteristics and requirements including 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.

This course provides learners with the course objectives and prerequisite learner skills and knowledge. The Course Introduction presents the course flow diagram and the icons that are used in the course illustrations and figures. This course component also describes the curriculum for this course, providing learners with the information that they need to make decisions regarding their specific learning path.

This course uses the ONTAP 8.3 environment.

Updated features: 

  • Cisco UCS
  • Cisco ACI Architecture
  • Nexus 9k
  • Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware 6
  • Red Hat Linux OpenStack
  • All Flash FAS

Who should attend

  • Partners, OR
  • Anyone needing to setup and design their FlexPod solution
  • Network engineers, Network administrators, System engineers and Server administrators

Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

  • Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Specialist  (FLEXPOD)

Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of storage operations
  • Basic knowledge of server and server virtualization
  • General knowledge of networking technologies
  • 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)


Course Objectives

  • Describe the FlexPod Solution
  • Identify FlexPod Design Requirements
  • Identify the supported Cisco UCS components
  • Identify the supported NetApp storage components
  • Identify the supported Cisco Nexus components
  • Describe the FlexPod topology options
  • Describing FlexPod validated management solutions
  • Describe the FlexPod use case with VMware vSphere 6.0 and IP-Based Storage
  • Describe the FlexPod use case with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack
  • 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
  • **NEW Objectives**:
    • Describe FlexPod Platform Solutions
    • Identify FlexPod Deployment Models
    • Describe FlexPod Topologies

How can we help you?

We have a team of qualified and certifed engineers who have done implementations in data centres across Africa. Whether you need consultancy services, systems integrations or hands-on training, reach out to our team to understand how we may add value to your business


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