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FPIMPADM - Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution

Description

This course is a three-day ILT training program that is designed for system and network engineers and administrators implementing and administering FlexPod solutions. This course covers key implementation procedures, management and basic troubleshooting tasks on the Cisco Nexus 5548UP, Cisco UCS and NetApp storage.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Identify the architecture, features and components of FlexPod
  • Describe implementation parameters for Components including Cisco Nexus 5500 switches, Cisco UCS and NetApp clustered Data ONTAP
  • Describe FlexPod management tools

Prerequisites

You should possess an intermediate knowledge of one or more of the following:

  • Basic understanding of NetApp storage operations. NetApp NCDA recommended.
  • Basic knowledge of server and server virtualization technologies such as VMware ESXi.
  • General knowledge of networking technologies. CCNA / CCNP Data Center recommended.

Who Should Attend

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

Outline

Module 1: Describe FlexPod

  • Describe data center philosophy
  • Understand migration to cloud architecture
  • Build a cloud infrastructure using proper requirements and challenges
  • Describe the benefits of FlexPod architecture
  • Identify FlexPod data center architecture platforms
  • Describe the components of FlexPod data center
  • Describe FlexPod validated designs

Module 2: FlexPod Networking

  • Describe Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Describe expansion modules
  • Identify features of Cisco NX-OS
  • Demonstrate NX-OS management
  • Describe NX-OS high availability
  • Describe Cisco Nexus configuration options
  • Initialize the Cisco Nexus switch
  • Configure LAN interfaces
  • Create VLANs and virtual port channels
  • Demonstrate VSAN configuration
  • Demonstrate creation of device aliases
  • Demonstrate configuration of zoning policies

Module 3: FlexPod Storage

  • Understanding NetApp Storage
  • Describe the cluster interconnect configuration requirements
  • Set up clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
  • Describe storage network configuration requirements
  • Identify Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) configuration requirements
  • Demonstrate setup of a NFS SVM with NetApp OnCommand System Manager
  • Demonstrate setup of a Fibre Channel SVM with NetApp OnCommand System Manager

Module 4: FlexPod Compute

  • Identify Cisco UCS compute components
  • Describe Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Demonstrate configuration of the Fabric Interconnect
  • Set up Cisco UCS service profiles and templates
  • Manage Cisco UCS

Module 5: FlexPod Virtualization

  • Describe Hypervisor Virtualization
  • Discuss VMware ESXi Server
  • Define Microsoft Windows Hyper-V 2012
  • Explain NetApp SnapDrive and NetApp SnapManager for Hyper-V

Module 6: FlexPod Management and Troubleshooting Tools

  • Describe NetApp Management Tools
  • Describe Cisco Management Tools
  • Describe Cisco UCS System Faults and Logging
  • Describe Cisco Nexus System Logging
  • Define App System Monitoring and Logs
  • Explain Microsoft and VMware Hypervisor Event Logging