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Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution (FPIMPADM)

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Detailed Course Outline

FlexPod Overview
  • Describing Data Center Philosophy and Cisco VMDC Reference Architecture
  • Describing Benefits of FlexPod Data Center
  • Describing FlexPod Platform Components
  • Describing the FlexPod Cisco Validated Designs (CVD)
  • Identifying FlexPod Architecture Platforms
  • Describing FlexPod Data Center Design Options
FlexPod Networking
  • Describing Cisco Nexus Family of Products
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 9300 Series Hardware
  • Describing Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture and CLI
  • Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Describing Port Channel Technology and vPC
FlexPod SAN
  • Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches
  • Performing the Initial Switch Configuration
  • Using FLOGI and FCNS Databases
  • Configuring SAN Interfaces and Port Channels
  • Configuring Cisco NPV, NPIV and VSANs
  • Implementing Zoning
FlexPod Compute
  • Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components
  • Describing Cisco UCS User Interfaces
  • Describing Cisco UCS Physical Connectivity and High Availability
  • Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
  • Configuring LAN Identity, Resource Pools and Policies
  • Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity and Resource Pools
  • Configuring Server Identity, Resource Pools and Policies
  • Configuring Service Profile and Templates
FlexPod Storage
  • Describing NetApp Storage Hardware Portfolio
  • Describing Clustered Data ONTAP Configuration Options
  • Setting Up Clustered Data ONTAP
  • Describing Physical Network Configuration
  • Describing IPspaces, Broadcast Domains and Subnets in Data ONTAP 8.3
  • Identifying Logical Network Components
  • Describing SAN Network Configuration
  • Describing Storage Management
  • Introducing Storage Virtual Machines (SVM)
  • Configuring a FC SVM with NetApp OnCommand System Manager
  • Configuring a NFS SVM with NetApp OnCommand System Manager
FlexPod Virtualization
  • Defining Server Virtualization with VMware
  • Describing Networking in VMware
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 1000V