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VSI – VersaStack Implementation
5 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  VersaStack

Course Details

The VersaStack Implementation (VSI) course os a five-day instructor-led training that provides the required skills for administrators, system and network engineers implementing and administering VersaStack solutions. The course covers key implementation procedures, management and basic troubleshooting tasks on the Cisco Nexus 9300, Cisco MDS 9100, Cisco UCS, IBM Storwize V7000 Unified and Cisco Nexus 1000V.

The VersaStack solution by Cisco and IBM is an integrated infrastructure designed for cloud and enterprise application deployments. It combines the performance and innovation of the Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure with the versatility and efficiency of the IBM Storwize storage system. The VersaStack solution is also backed by Cisco Validated Designs to provide faster delivery of applications, greater IT efficiency, and less risk.

 

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Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Identify the architecture, features and components of VersaStack for Data Center
  • Describe implementation parameters for VersaStack for Data Center including Cisco Nexus 9300, Cisco MDS 9100, Cisco UCS, IBM Storwize V7000 and Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • Describe VersaStack management tools including Cisco UCS Director
  • Cisco Application Centric (ACI) Overview

Outline

VersaStack Overview

  • Describing the Benefits of VersaStack in a Data Center Architecture
  • Understanding the VersaStack Cisco Validated Designs (CVD)
  • Identifying the Components of VersaStack for Data Center
  • Describing the Cabling of VersaStack for Data Center
  • Describing the Installation Workflow of VersaStack for Data Center

VersaStack Networking

  • Describing Cisco Nexus Data Center Product Portfolio
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 9300 Series Switches
  • Describing the Optics Supported by Cisco Nexus 9300 Switches
  • Licensing Cisco Nexus 9300 Switches
  • Describing Cisco NX-OS Mode Versus ACI mode
  • Describing Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture and CLI
  • Identifying Management Features of Cisco NX-OS
  • Performing Software Updates of Cisco Nexus 9300 Switches
  • Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Describing the vPC Technology

VersaStack SAN

  • Describing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Product Portfolio
  • Describing Cisco MDS 9100 Switches
  • Licensing Cisco MDS 9100 Switches
  • Describing the Management Features of the Cisco MDS 9100 Switches
  • Performing In-Services Software Updates of Cisco MDS 9100 Switches
  • Describing Fibre Channel Protocol
  • Describing SAN Switching
  • Initializing the Cisco MDS 9100 Fabric Switches
  • Configuring SAN Interfaces and Port Channels
  • Configuring VSANs
  • Managing Domains
  • Configuring Distributed Device Aliases
  • Implementing Zoning

VersaStack Storage

  • IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Overview
  • Describing IBM Storwize Unified Hardware Components
  • Describing IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Block Level Architecture
  • Describing IBM Storwize V7000 Unified File Level Architecture
  • Installing IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Hardware
  • Configure SAN Fabric
  • Initialize IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Control Enclosure
  • Initializing the IBM Storwize V7000 file modules
  • Understanding EZsetup of IBM Storwize V7000 Unified File Modules
  • Configuring LACP Compliant Interface Bonds
  • Provisioning IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage

VersaStack Compute

  • Describing Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series Product Portfolio
  • Describing Cisco UCS User Interfaces and Management Tools
  • Describing Cisco UCS Physical Connectivity and High Availability
  • Describing Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and Organizations
  • Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
  • Configuring LAN Identity, Resource Pools and Policies
  • Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
  • Configuring SAN Identity, Resource Pools and Policies
  • Configuring Server Identity, Resource Pools and Policies
  • Configuring Service Profile and Templates
  • Provisioning Cisco UCS C-Series Integration in UCS Manager
  • Describing Cisco UCS System Faults and Logging
  • Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager

VersaStack Virtualization

  • Describing Networking in VMware
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
  • Implementing Cisco Nexus 1000V Using Cisco Switch Update Manager
  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profiles
  • Migrating Networking Components to Cisco Nexus 1000V

Cisco UCS Director

  • Cisco UCS Director Overview
  • Cisco UCS Director Installation
  • Managing Virtual and Physical Accounts
  • Overview of the Self-Service Portal
  • Managing Users, Roles and Groups
  • Managing VDCs, Tenants and Policies

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

  • Cisco ACI Overview

Target Audience

  • Network Engineers
  • Network Administrators
  • System Engineers
  • Server Administrators

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending the VersaStack Implementation course are as follows:

  • General knowledge of networking technologies.
  • CCNA / CCNP Data Center recommended.
  • Basic understanding of storage operations.
  • Basic knowledge of server and server virtualization technologies such as VMware ESXi.