VersaStack Implementation Training (VSI)

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VersaStack Implementation Training (VSI)


VersaStack Implementation Training (VSI) 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 is backed by Cisco Validated Designs to provide a faster delivery of applications, greater IT efficiency, and less risk. Our new 5-day training is designed for system and network engineers and administrators implementing and administering VersaStack solutions. The course covers key implementation procedures, management and basic troubleshooting tasks on the Cisco Nexus 9300, Cisco MDS 9100, Cisco UCS, IBM Storwize V7000 Unified and Cisco Nexus 1000V.

Customize It:

● If you are familiar with some aspects of VersaStack Implementation Training (VSI), 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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Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution Training (FPIMPADM)
Cisco UCS Director Foundation Training (UCSDF)

Duration: 5 days


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

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
Cisco Application Centric (ACI) Overview

Course Content:

VersaStack Overview

Describing the Benefits of VersaStack in a Data Center Architecture
Understanding the VersaStack Cisco Validated Designs (CVD)
Identifying the Components of VersaStack for Data Center
Describing the Cabling of VersaStack for Data Center
Describing the Installation Workflow of VersaStack for Data Center

VersaStack Networking

Describing Cisco Nexus Data Center Product Portfolio
Describing Cisco Nexus 9300 Series Switches
Describing the Optics Supported by Cisco Nexus 9300 Switches
Licensing Cisco Nexus 9300 Switches
Describing Cisco NX-OS Mode Versus ACI mode
Describing Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture and CLI
Identifying Management Features of Cisco NX-OS
Performing Software Updates of Cisco Nexus 9300 Switches
Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
Describing the vPC Technology

VersaStack SAN

Describing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Product Portfolio
Describing Cisco MDS 9100 Switches
Licensing Cisco MDS 9100 Switches
Describing the Management Features of the Cisco MDS 9100 Switches
Performing In-Services Software Updates of Cisco MDS 9100 Switches
Describing Fibre Channel Protocol
Describing SAN Switching
Initializing the Cisco MDS 9100 Fabric Switches
Configuring SAN Interfaces and Port Channels
Configuring VSANs
Managing Domains
Configuring Distributed Device Aliases
Implementing Zoning

VersaStack Storage

IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Overview
Describing IBM Storwize Unified Hardware Components
Describing IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Block Level Architecture
Describing IBM Storwize V7000 Unified File Level Architecture
Installing IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Hardware
Configure SAN Fabric
Initialize IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Control Enclosure
Initializing the IBM Storwize V7000 file modules
Understanding EZsetup of IBM Storwize V7000 Unified File Modules
Configuring LACP Compliant Interface Bonds
Provisioning IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage

VersaStack Compute

Describing Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series Product Portfolio
Describing Cisco UCS User Interfaces and Management Tools
Describing Cisco UCS Physical Connectivity and High Availability
Describing Role Based Access Control (RBAC) and Organizations
Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
Configuring LAN Identity, Resource Pools and Policies
Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
Configuring SAN Identity, Resource Pools and Policies
Configuring Server Identity, Resource Pools and Policies
Configuring Service Profile and Templates
Provisioning Cisco UCS C-Series Integration in UCS Manager
Describing Cisco UCS System Faults and Logging
Backing Up and Restoring Cisco UCS Manager

VersaStack Virtualization

Describing Networking in VMware
Describing Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
Implementing Cisco Nexus 1000V Using Cisco Switch Update Manager
Configuring Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profiles
Migrating Networking Components to Cisco Nexus 1000V

Cisco UCS Director

Cisco UCS Director Overview
Cisco UCS Director Installation
Managing Virtual and Physical Accounts
Overview of the Self-Service Portal
Managing Users, Roles and Groups
Managing VDCs, Tenants and Policies

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

Cisco ACI Overview

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