Cisco FlexPod for Data Center Systems Administration v1.0 - DCFSA Course Details:

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.

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Module 1: Introduction to the FlexPod Architecture

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the FlexPod platform architecture
  • Lesson 2: FlexPod Design Considerations

Module 2: Cisco FlexPod Switches and Features Overview

  • Lesson 1: Introducing the Cisco Nexus 9300 Switches
  • Lesson 2: Configuring System Management Features
  • Lesson 3: High Level Product Features Overview
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Basic Integration with FlexPod Platform

Module 3: NetApp Storage Appliance

  • Lesson 1: Discuss the benefits of Data ONTAP version 9.x and explain its modes of operation
  • Lesson 2: Describe the steps for setting up a basic cluster configuration
  • Lesson 3: Introducing SAN and NAS Protocols
  • Lesson 4: Administering Volumes, LUNs and Initiator Groups
  • Lesson 5: Review and Discussion of Advanced Features in ONTAP

Module 4: Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)

  • Lesson 1: Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Architecture Overview
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series LAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 4: Provisioning Resource Pools in the Cisco UCS Manager
  • Lesson 5: Provisioning Service Policies in the Cisco UCS Manager
  • Lesson 6: Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS Firmware
  • Lesson 7: Implementing Backup, Import, and Restore of the Cisco UCS Manager Database

Module 5: Virtual Networking

  • Lesson 1: VMware Virtual Switching Overview

Module 6: Troubleshooting the FlexPod Platform

  • Lesson 1: Cisco Nexus Series Troubleshooting Tools
  • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting the Cisco UCS Configuration

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.

DCFSA - FlexPlod for Data Center Systems Administration v2.0 is a 5-day instructor-led training program designed for the student to become experienced with the planning, design, and implementation of a FlexPod integrated platform that includes NetApp unified storage systems, Cisco Unified Computing System servers, Cisco Nexus fabric, and VMware vSphere virtualization platform. Using real-world scenarios and examples, this course will explore all of the components of the FlexPod system and guide you through the installation, management, and troubleshooting of the platform as a whole, as well as all of the individual Cisco, NetApp, and VMware components.

Lab 2-1: Configuring Nexus Switch System Management
Lab 3-1: Configuring NetApp Storage (FC/FCoE)
Lab 3-2: Configuring NetApp Storage (iSCSI)
Lab 4-1: Verify UCS Physical Connections
Lab 4-2: Configure Identity and Resource Pools
Lab 4-3: Creating a Mobile Service Profile
Lab 4-4: Back up and restore Cisco UCS Manager Database Objects

  • Basic knowledge of Cisco routing and switching
  • Basic knowledge of servers and storage
  • Familiarity with basic VMware virtualization concepts
  • Systems administrators and engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Systems integrators
  • Channel partners
  • Value-added resellers
  • End users deploying FlexPod

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