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FlexPod for VMware Essentials (FPVE)

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Detailed Course Outline

Course Introduction
  • FlexPod for VMware Business Drivers
  • FlexPod for VMware Cisco UCS Components
  • FlexPod for VMware Cisco Nexus Components
  • FlexPod for VMware NetApp Storage Components
  • FlexPod for VMware vCenter and vSphere Components
  • FlexPod for VMware Cisco Validated Design
1: Understanding the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-series
  • Describe the UCS B-series Architecture and Components
  • Understand the benefits and features of UCS Manager, a single management application for configuring the UCS B-series
  • Understand the LAN connectivity requirements for a UCS B-series cluster
  • Understand the SAN connectivity requirements for a UCS B-series cluster
  • Describe the performance of various connectivity options and basic operational features of UCS Manager
  • Compare the functionality of the UCS Manager GUI and CLI
  • Understand the processes to configure and validate resource pools
  • Describe the process of creating simple and expert Service Profiles using UCS Manager
  • Understand the benefits of creating and associating Service Profile Templates using UCS Manager
  • Review the process of managing Service Profiles using UCS Manager
2: Understanding NetApp FAS3210 Storage
  • Describe NetApp MultiStore capabilities and benefits
  • Understand the process for setup and configuration of a vFiler
  • Describe Role-Based Access Control with MultiStore
  • Discuss the process for securing a storage system
  • Describe storage system networking and its integration with MultiStore
  • Describe the process for managing storage within a vFiler
  • Understand the use of vFiler units in an SMT environment
  • Describe the process of configuring iSCSI and NFS within a vFiler
3: Implementing the Cisco Nexus 5548 Switch
  • Describe the architecture of the Cisco Nexus 5548 multi-protocol switch
  • Identify the feature enhancements of NX-OS
  • Understand LAN interface and Layer 2 feature configuration details
  • Understand the benefits of the Virtual Port Channel (vPC) feature of NX-OS
  • Identify the operational benefits of converged I/O using the FCoE protocol
  • Understand SAN interface and Fibre Channel configuration details
4: Understanding VMware vCenter, vSphere and ESXi
  • Understand the process and benefits of server virtualization
  • Identify the architectural details and relationship between vCenter and vSphere Client
  • Review the structure and configuration of VMware virtual machines
  • Identify the VMware vSwitch and distributed virtual switch (DVS) virtual networking options
  • Describe the process of installing the ESXi hypervisor onto UCS B-series server blades
5: Understanding the Cisco Nexus 1000V and Nexus 1010
  • Describe the VMware Virtual Networking Environment
  • Identify the limitations of the VMware vSwitch and Distributed Virtual Switch (DVS)
  • Describe the benefits and enhancements of the Nexus 1000V distributed virtual switch
  • Understand the architecture and performance of the Nexus 1000V and Nexus 1010 virtual appliance
  • Identify the proper installation methods for the Nexus 1000V Virtual Supervisor Module
  • Identify the proper installation methods for the Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module
  • Describe the process to create port profiles using the Nexus 1000V command line interface
Course Labs
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration
  • NetApp FAS 3210A Configuration
  • Validate the Nexus 5548 Configuration
  • Installing ESXi, vCenter, and vSphere

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