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Designing the FlexPod Solution (FPDESIGN)

 

Course Overview

Please Note: This course is designed for Partners or anyone who needs to create a FlexPod solution. If you already have a FlexPod system, you do not need this course.

Course Content

This 2-day, instructor led course shows you how to evaluate the FlexPod solution design process in regard to the contemporary data center challenges. The course follows a standard design methodology that is used to create FlexPod designs. FlexPod architectures, components, design principles, use cases and preconfigured solutions are examined. Using NetApp and Cisco tools, learners create FlexPod designs that correlate to real-world environments.

Who should attend

  • NetApp, Cisco or NetApp partner professional services

If you already have a working FlexPod system, then you do not need this course.

Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Prerequisites

  • Technical Overview of FlexPod Solutions
  • Knowledge of NetApp hardware, software and cluster administration
  • Knowledge of Cisco hardware, software and administration

Course Objectives

  • Explain the capabilities and benefits of the FlexPod solution
  • Explain FlexPod data center architectures
  • Identify the FlexPod design principles
  • Describe FlexPod design methodology
  • Identify the NetApp and Cisco sizing tools
  • Describe FlexPod management, orchestration, and support options
  • Describe solutions for common FlexPod designs
  • Identify the hardware and software components that are used in common FlexPod designs

Follow On Courses

Outline: Designing the FlexPod Solution (FPDESIGN)

Module 1: FlexPod Solution Overview

  • Changes and challenges to Data Management
  • Introduction to FlexPod solutions
  • FlexPod datacenter architectures
  • FlexPod workloads

Module 2: Designing a FlexPod Solution

  • FlexPod design principles
  • Design methodology
  • FlexPod sizing and design tools

Module 3: FlexPod Components

  • Compute layer
  • Network layer
  • Storage layer
  • FlexPod management

Module 4: Analysis of Validated FlexPod Designs

  • FlexPod datacenter with vSphere 6.5U1 CVD
  • FlexPod datacenter with Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on Linux VM on VMware and Hyper-V
  • FlexPod Express with VMware vSphere 6.7U1 and NetApp AFF A220 with Direct-Attached IP-Based storage
  • FlexPod datacenter with VMware Horizon View 7.3 and VMware vSphere 6.5 U1 with Cisco UCS Manager 3.2 for 5000 seats
  • FlexPod datacenter with VMware 6.5 U1 and Cisco ACI 3.1

Appendix:

  • VDI project planning and solution sizing questions

Labs:

  • Extracting customer requirements and challenges
  • Select appropriate hardware based on workload variables
  • Explore workloads and capacity with FlexPod components
  • Select appropriate hardware based on workload variable
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 1,800
  • NetApp Training Units: 24 NTU
    NTU's may not have the same redemption value if used in a country other than where they were purchased.
Online Training

Duration 2 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 1,800
  • NetApp Training Units: 24 NTU
    NTU's may not have the same redemption value if used in a country other than where they were purchased.
 
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