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Cisco Converged Stack Workshop for SEs (CCSW)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Detailed Course Outline

Morning Agenda: Intro Business Drivers

  • Space, Power, Cooling, Cabling
  • Poor utilization
  • Lack of agility
  • Long provisioning times

The Transition from Silos to a Converged Stack

Benefits of Converged Architectures

  • Better utilization and dynamic mobility of resources
  • Support for mixed workloads on shared resource pools
  • Secure Multi-Tenancy
  • Unified Fabric and Unified management of resources

Components of a Converged Stack

  • Cisco UCS – Compute resources
  • Cisco Nexus – Network resources
  • Storage resources
  • Server Virtualization Software
  • Management Software

Afternoon Agenda: Cisco Validated Designs Overview Overview of Cisco Partnered Solutions

  • NetApp
    • FlexPod Express
    • FlexPod Data Center
    • FlexPod Select
  • EMC
    • VSPEX
    • Vblock
  • IBM
    • VersaStack
  • HDS
    • UCP
  • Nimble
    • SmartStack
  • Red Hat
    • UCSO

Improving Application Performance

  • Application Performance parameters
  • Deploying SAP Hana on UCS B460M4 servers

Simplifying Application Deployment using Cisco ACI

  • The business drivers for Software Defined Networking
  • Cisco ACI Overview
  • Cisco ACI Fabric Architecture and Components
  • Application Policy and APIs

Summary and Q & A


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