VersaStack Implementation Fast Track Training (VSIFT)

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VersaStack Implementation Fast Track Training (VSIFT)


VersaStack Implementation Fast Track Training (VSIFT) Course Description

The VersaStack solution by Cisco and IBM is an integrated infrastructure designed for cloud and enterprise application deployments. It combines the performance and innovation of the Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure with the versatility and efficiency of the IBM Storwize storage system. The VersaStack solution, backed by a Cisco Validated Design (CVD) provides a faster delivery of applications, greater IT efficiency and less risk. VersaStack Implementaton Fast Track (VSIFT) is our new 3-day course that delivers a shortened accelerated version of our 5-day VSI training. VSIFT is designed for experienced data center system engineers, network engineers and administrators implementing and administering VersaStack solutions. This course covers key implementation procedures, management and basic troubleshooting tasks on the Cisco Nexus 9000, Cisco MDS 9100, Cisco UCS, IBM Storwize V7000 Unified and Cisco Nexus 1000V.

Note: VSIFT is a shorter version of our VSI course. It assumes you have a working knowledge of data center technologies including the Cisco Nexus 9000, MDS900, UCS and 1000V series of products as well as IBM’s Storwize V7000.

Customize It:

● If you are familiar with some aspects of VersaStack Implementation Fast Track Training (VSIFT), we can omit or shorten their discussion.
● We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
● If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

Network engineers
Network administrators
System engineers
Server administrators

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Duration: 3 days


General knowledge of data center networking technologies
CCNP Data Center or equivalent Cisco UCS and Nexus 9000 knowledge
Basic understanding of storage operations using Cisco MDS 900 and IBM Storwise
Basic knowledge of server and server virtualization technologies such as VMware vSphere ESXi and Cisco 1000V switched

Skills Gained:

Identify the architecture, features and components of VersaStack for Data Center
Describe implementation parameters for VersaStack for Data Center including Cisco Nexus 9300, Cisco MDS 9100, Cisco UCS, IBM Storwize V7000 and Cisco Nexus 1000V
Describe VersaStack management tools including Cisco UCS Director
Understand Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) technology

Course Content:

VersaStack Overview

Describe Data Center Architecture
Describe VersaStack Benefits
Understand VersaStack Cisco Validated Design
Identify VersaStack Architecture Components
Describe VersaStack Installation Workflow
Describe VersaStack Configuration Guidelines

VersaStack Networking

Describe Cisco Nexus Data Center Product Portfolio
Describe Cisco Nexus 9300 Series Switches
Understand how to license Cisco Nexus 9300 Switches
Describe Cisco NX-OS Mode Versus ACI mode
Initialize the Cisco Nexus 9300 Switches
Configure Layer 2 Switching Features
Describe the vPC Technology

VersaStack SAN

Describe Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Product Portfolio
Describe Cisco MDS 9100 Fabric Switches
Learn how to licensing Cisco MDS 9100 Fabric Switches
Initialize the Cisco MDS 9100 Fabric Switches
Configure SAN Interfaces
Configure VSANs
Configure Distributed Device Aliases
Implementing Zoning

VersaStack Storage

Describe IBM Storwize Storage System Product Portfolio
Describe IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage System
Describe IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Enclosures and RAID Arrays
Initialize the IBM Storwize V7000 Unified
Configure IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Ports
Configure IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Block Access
Configure IBM Storwize V7000 Unified File Access

VersaStack Compute

Describe Cisco UCS Product Portfolio
Describe Cisco UCS User Interfaces and Management Tools
Configure Compute Node LAN Connectivity
Configure LAN Identity, Resource Pools and Policies
Configure Compute Node SAN Connectivity
Configure SAN Identity, Resource Pools and Policies
Configure Server Identity, Resource Pools and Policies
Configure Service Profile Templates
Managing Service Profiles
Understand Cisco UCS Central and UCS Director

VersaStack Virtualization

Describe Networking in VMware
Describe Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch

Future VersaStack Innovations

Explain Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
Describe Intercloud Fabric (ICF)


Cisco Nexus 9300 Initial Configuration Setup
Cisco Nexus 9300 VersaStack LAN Configuration
Cisco Nexus 9300 VersaStack vPC Configuration
Cisco MDS 9100 Initial Configuration Setup
Cisco MDS 9100 VersaStack SAN Configuration
IBM Storwize V7000 Unified VersaStack Initial Setup
IBM Storwize V7000 Unified VersaStack Storage Configuration
Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration
VMware ESXi 5.5 vSphere Environment Set Up
Cisco UCS Director Introduction

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