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DCFSAv10-FPDCSA DCFSA v1.0 - FlexPod for Data Center Systems Administration

Network Training Course Description:
In this course, you will become experienced with planning, designing, and implementing a FlexPod integrated platform that includes NetApp unified storage systems, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) servers, Cisco Nexus fabric, and VMware vSphere virtualization platform.
Network Training Course Duration:
Network Training Course Target Audience:
Systems administrators and engineers,Technical solutions architects,Systems integrators,Channel partners,Value-added resellers,End users deploying FlexPod
Network Training Course Prerequisite:
Basic knowledge of Cisco routing and switching,Basic knowledge of servers and storage,Familiarity with basic VMware virtualization concepts
Course Content:

  • 1. Introduction to the FlexPod Architecture

    • Overview of the FlexPod platform architecture
    • FlexPod Design Considerations

  • 2. Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

    • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
    • High-Level Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Product Features
    • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Hardware Architecture
    • Configuring Basic Integration with FlexPod Platform

  • 3. Cisco UCS

    • Cisco UCS Architecture Overview
    • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series LAN Connectivity
    • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Connectivity
    • Provisioning Resource Pools in the Cisco UCS Manager
    • Provisioning Service Policies in the Cisco UCS Manager

  • 4. Virtual Networking

    • VMware Virtual Switching Overview
    • Cisco Nexus 1000v Series Switch
    • Configuring and Administering the Virtual Supervisor and Virtual Ethernet Modules

  • 5. NetApp Storage Appliance

    • Benefits of Data ONTAP v8.x and Its Two Modes of Operation
    • Setting up a Basic Cluster Configuration
    • Introducing SAN and NAS Protocols
    • Administering Volumes, LUNs and Initiator Groups
    • Review and Discussion of Advanced Features in Data ONTAP

  • 6. Managing and Monitoring the FlexPod Platform

    • Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Management Features
    • Configuring Cisco Nexus 1000v Series Management Features
    • Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
    • Implementing Backup, Import, and Restore of the Cisco UCS Manager Database
    • Monitoring, Backing Up, and Restoring the NetApp Storage Appliance
    • Implementing Cisco UCS Director to Manage FlexPod Operations

  • 7. Troubleshooting the FlexPod Platform

    • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Troubleshooting Tools
    • Troubleshooting the Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration
    • Basic Cisco Nexus 1000v Troubleshooting Tools
    • Basic NetApp Troubleshooting Tools

  • Lab 1: Familiarization with the FlexPod GUI and CLI Interfaces

  • Lab 2: Cisco Nexus 5000 Hardware Platform and System Management

  • Lab 3-1: Verify B-Series LAN and SAN Physical Connections

  • Lab 3-2: Provision Identity and Resource Pools in UCS

  • Lab 3-3: Provision Mobile Service Profiles and Install VMware ESXi

  • Lab 4-1: Configure and Administer the Cisco Nexus 1000v VSM

  • Lab 4-2: Configure and Administer the Cisco Nexus 1000v VEM

  • Lab 5-1: Base configuration of NetApp Cluster: Instructor Demo

  • Lab 5-2: Provision NetApp LUN and Initiator Group

  • Lab 6-1: Back Up and Restore the Cisco UCS Manager Database

  • Lab 6-2: Provision Cisco UCS Director to Manage a FlexPod Environment

  • Lab 7: Troubleshoot Nexus, UCS, and NetApp