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FPIMPADM - Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution (FPIMPADM)

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
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Course Overview

Duration: 3 Days

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.

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

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • 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.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • 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

Course Content

Module 1: Describe FlexPod

Describe data center architecture and identify FlexPod architecture components.

Lesson 1: Describing Data Center Architecture

Lesson objective: Describe Data Center philosophy and the requirements and challenges to building a cloud architecture.

The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:

  • Describe data center philosophy

  • Understand migration to cloud architecture

  • Build a cloud infrastructure using proper requirements and challenges

  • Describe the benefits of FlexPod architecture

Lesson 2: Identifying FlexPod Architecture Components

Lesson objective: Identify NetApp and Cisco components for FlexPod.

The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:

  • Identify FlexPod data center architecture platforms

  • Describe the components of FlexPod data center

  • Describe FlexPod validated designs

 

Module 2: FlexPod Networking

Identify Cisco Nexus components and describe configuration parameters for implementing Cisco Nexus switches with FlexPod.

Lesson 1: Describing Cisco Nexus Switch Components

Lesson objective: Describe Cisco Nexus switches, and features of Cisco NX-OS.

The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:

  • Describe Cisco Nexus Switches

  • Describe expansion modules

  • Identify features of Cisco NX-OS

  • Demonstrate NX-OS management

  • Describe NX-OS high availability

Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches for FlexPod

Lesson objective: Identify NetApp and Cisco components for FlexPod.

The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:

  • Describe Cisco Nexus configuration options

  • Initialize the Cisco Nexus switch

  • Configure LAN interfaces

  • Create VLANs and virtual port channels

Lesson 3: Configuring SAN Interfaces

Lesson objective: Configure SAN interfaces on Cisco Nexus 5500 switches.

The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:

  • Demonstrate VSAN configuration

  • Demonstrate creation of device aliases

  • Demonstrate configuration of zoning policies

Module 3: FlexPod Storage

Identify NetApp storage components for FlexPod and describe NetApp configuration for FlexPod with clustered Data ONTAP.

Lesson 1: Understanding NetApp Storage

Lesson objective: Describe NetApp storage hardware and compare NetApp Data ONTAP versions.

The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:

  • Compare NetApp storage hardware

  • Identify disk shelves

  • Compare elements of the virtual storage tier

  • Identify expansion cards

  • Describe the service processor and remote LAN modules

  • Compare Data ONTAP versions

  • Compare NetApp high-availability solutions

Lesson 2: Preparing NetApp Storage for use with FlexPod

Lesson objective: Describe and identify NetApp clustered Data ONTAP configuration for FlexPod.

The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:

  • 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 components for FlexPod, and describe configuration options for FlexPod.

Lesson 1: Identifyng Cisco UCS Computing Components

Lesson objective: Describe Cisco UCS Components.

The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:

  • Identify Cisco UCS compute components

  • Describe Cisco UCS Manager

  • Describe Role Based Access Control (RBAC)

Lesson 2: Demonstrating Configuration of Cisco UCS

Lesson objective: Demonstrate configuration and management of Cisco UCS.

The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:

  • Demonstrate configuration of the Fabric Interconnect

  • Set up Cisco UCS service profiles and templates

  • Manage Cisco UCS

Module 5: FlexPod Virtualization

Describe VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor interaction with FlexPod.

Lesson 1: Understanding NetApp Storage

Lesson objective: Describe hypervisor virtualization with VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V.

The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:

  • 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 management and troubleshooting tools available for FlexPod components.

Lesson 1: Describing FlexPod Management Tools

Lesson objective: Describe the management tools available for FlexPod components.

The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:

  • Describe NetApp Management Tools

  • Describe Cisco Management Tools

Lesson 2: Describing FlexPod Basic Troubleshooting Tools

Lesson objective: Describe the basic troubleshooting tools available with FlexPod.

The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:

  • 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

 

Course ID: FPIMPADM


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