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VersaStack Implementation (VSI)

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Detailed Course Outline

  • VersaStack Overview
    • Describing Data Center Philosophy and Cisco VMDC Reference Architecture
    • Benefits of VersaStack for Data Center
    • Describing VersaStack Platform Components
    • Describing the VersaStack Cisco Validated Designs (CVD)
    • Describing the Installation Workflow of VersaStack for Data Center
  • VersaStack Networking
    • Describing Cisco Nexus Family of Products
    • Describing Cisco Nexus 9300 Series Hardware
    • Describing the Optics Supported by Cisco Nexus 9300 Switches
    • Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Support for Fabric Extenders
    • Describing Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
    • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Overview
    • Licensing Cisco Nexus 9300 Switches
    • Describing System Management Features
    • Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
    • Describing Port Channel Technology and vPC
  • VersaStack SAN
    • Describing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Platform
    • Describing Cisco MDS 9100 Switches
    • Implementing Integrated Management
    • Performing the Initial Switch Configuration
    • Installing and Licensing Cisco MDS 9100 Switches NX-OS Software
    • Using FLOGI and FCNS Databases
    • Configuring SAN Interfaces and Port Channels
    • Configuring VSANs
    • Implementing Zoning
  • VersaStack Compute
    • Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components
    • Describing Cisco UCS User Interface
    • 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
    • Provisioning Cisco UCS C-Series Integration in UCS Manager
  • VersaStack Storage
    • Introducing IBM Storwize V7000 Unified
    • 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
    • Configuring SAN Fabric
    • Initializing 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 Virtualization
    • Defining Server Virtualization with VMware
    • Describing Networking in VMware
    • Using Fibre Channel with the ESXi Server
    • Describing Cisco Nexus 1000V
    • Implementing Cisco Nexus 1000V Using VSUM
    • Licensing Cisco Nexus 1000V
    • Configuring Port Profiles
  • Cisco UCS Director
    • UCS Director Overview
    • Configuring Users, Groups and RBAC
    • Managing Physical and Virtual Account
    • Configuring VDCs, Tenants and Policies
    • Managing Catalogs and Self-Service Provisioning
    • Using UCS Director Orchestrator