VersaStack Test Drive (VSTD)

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Course Content

This course is a 2-day ILT training program that is designed for technical decision makers as well as system and network engineers who will be given a comprehensive overview of the VersaStack pre-validated architecture and its unique value to both IT and business. The course covers key features of all the latest technologies comprising VersaStack solutions, including Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches, Cisco MDS 9100 SAN switches, Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco Nexus 1000V and IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Disk System. UCS Director delivers a unified infrastructure management and cloud automation solution and is featured as part of the lab experience as well as covered during the course.

Who should attend

  • Technical Decision Makers and Data Center Solution Architects
  • Network Engineers, Network Administrators, System Engineers and Server Administrators

Prerequisites

  • General knowledge of networking technologies
  • Familiarity with data center architecture
  • Basic understanding of storage operations
  • Basic knowledge of server and server virtualization technologies such as VMware ESXi

Course Objectives

  • Identify the architecture, features and components of VersaStack
  • Describe how VersaStack Solutions are designed
  • Describe implementation parameters for VersaStack: Including Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches, Cisco MDS 9100 SAN Switches, Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco Nexus 1000V and IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage Disk System

Detailed Course Outline

VersaStack Architectural Overview

  • Identify VersaStack Architecture Platforms
  • Describe the Components of VersaStack
  • Describe VersaStack Cisco Validated Design

VersaStack Networking

  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9300 Series Switches
  • Identify Features of Cisco NX-OS
  • Describe vPC (virtual port channel) Technology
  • Describe Cisco Nexus Switches Configuration Options

VersaStack Storage Area Networking

  • Describe Cisco Nexus MDS 9100 SAN Fabric Switches
  • Describe Cisco MDS 9100 Configuration Options

VersaStack Compute: Unified Computing System

  • Identify Cisco UCS Compute Components
  • Configuring Pools, Policies, Service Profiles and Templates
  • Describe Cisco UCS Manager, UCS Central and UCS Director

VersaStack Storage

  • Describe IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage Disk System
  • Identify IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage Enhancements
  • Implement IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage

VersaStack Virtualization

  • Integrate VMware with VersaStack
  • Describe Network Integration with Cisco Nexus 1000V

Labs:

  • Understanding Connectivity in the VersaStack Environment
  • Provisioning Storage from the Storwize V7000 Unified
  • Creating and Deploying a UCS Service Profile
  • Using Nexus 1000V in VMware ESXi 5.5 vSphere Environment
  • Exploring UCS Director
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 1,995
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 20 CLC
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Online Training

Duration 2 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 1,995
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 20 CLC
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