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Designing the FlexPod Solution (FPDESIGN)

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Module 1: FlexPod Data Center Solutions and Architecture
  • Describe data center elements
  • Identify data center business challenges
  • Identify data center environmental challenges
  • Identify data center technical challenges
  • Describe the data center consolidation trend
  • Describe the FlexPod solution
  • Identify the benefits of FlexPod
  • Describe FlexPod platforms
  • Describe FlexPod validated and supported designs
  • Identify the supported Cisco UCS components
  • Identify the supported Cisco Nexus switch components
  • Identify the supported NetApp storage components
Module 2: FlexPod Workload Sizing and Technical Specifications
  • Describe FlexPod performance characteristics
  • Describe server virtualization performance characteristics
  • Describe desktop virtualization performance characteristics
  • Describe reconnaissance and analysis tools
  • Describe the process for deploying analysis tools
  • Configure the Microsoft MAP Toolkit
  • Identify FlexPod Design components
  • Describe FlexPod Sizing considerations
  • Employ Cisco UCS Application Sizer
  • Employ Cisco UCS VXI Resource Comparison tool
  • Describe NetApp Solution Builder Sizing tool
Module 3: FlexPod Deployment and Management Strategies
  • Describe key FlexPod LAN features
  • Describe key FlexPod SAN features
  • Identify FlexPod server provisioning features
  • List FlexPod high availability features
  • Describe supported FlexPod SAN features
  • Describe FlexPod virtual storage tiering features
  • Identify Cisco FlexPod validated designs
  • Identify FlexPod data center with VMware vSphere 5.1
  • Identify FlexPod data center with VMware vSphere 5.1 with Cisco Nexus 7000
  • Identify FlexPod data center with Microsoft Private Cloud Enterprise Design Guide
  • Identify FlexPod Select with Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH)
  • Identify FlexPod Cisco Nexus 7000 and NetApp MetroCluster for multisite deployment
  • Identify data center operations and management challenges
  • Describe FlexPod validated management solutions
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director turnkey solutions
  • Identify Cisco UCS Director management types
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director automation
  • Describe self-service provisioning and reporting
  • Identify the customer challenges and goals
  • Describe the workload analysis
  • Describe the component selection process
  • Review the selected component
  • Analyze the solution

Lab 2-1: Analyze the Existing Computing Solution
Lab 3-1: Review Cisco Nexus 5548 LAN FlexPod base Configuration
Lab 3-2: Review NetApp FlexPod base Configuration
Lab 3-3: Review Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration