VersaStack Administration (VSA) – Outline

Detailed Course Outline

VersaStack Overview

  • Describe the benefits of VersaStack in a data center architecture
  • Understand the VersaStack Cisco Validated Design (CVD)
  • Identify VersaStack Data Center architecture platforms
  • Describe the components of VersaStack Data Center

Configuring LAN Switches

  • Describe Cisco Nexus Data Center Product Portfolio
  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9300 Series Switches
  • Licensing Nexus 9300 Switches
  • Describe cabling and optics used by Nexus 9000 Series switches
  • Describe Nexus 9300 Series Dual-Mode Operation
  • Identify management features of Cisco NX-OS
  • Cisco Nexus 9300 Initialization and setup
  • Configure Layer 2 switching features
  • Configure VLANs
  • Describe the vPC feature
  • Lab: Understanding Connectivity in the VersaStack Lab Environment
  • Lab: Cisco Nexus 9300 VersaStack LAN Configuration
  • Lab: Cisco Nexus 9300 VersaStack vPC Configuration

Configuring SAN Switches

  • Describe Cisco MDS Series Product Portfolio
  • Describe Cisco MDS 9100 Fabric Switches
  • Licensing Cisco MDS 9100 Fabric Switches
  • Describe Fibre Channel Protocol and SAN architecture
  • Cisco MDS 9100 Initialization and Setup
  • Configure Fibre Channel interfaces
  • Configure VSANs
  • Configure Device Aliases
  • Configure Zoning
  • Lab: Cisco MDS 9100 Initialization and Setup
  • Lab: Cisco MDS 9100 VersaStack SAN Configuration

Configure VersaStack Storage

  • Describe IBM Storwize Storage System Product Portfolio
  • Describe IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage System
  • Describe Storwize V7000 Unified Enclosures and RAID Arrays
  • Describe Storwize V7000 Initialization and Setup
  • Configure Storwize V7000 Unified Ports
  • Configure Storwize V7000 Unified Block Access
  • Configure Storwize V7000 Unified File Access
  • Lab: IBM Storwize V7000 Initialization and Setup
  • Lab: IBM Storwize V7000 Storage Configuration

Configure Cisco UCS Computing

  • Identify Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series components
  • Overview of Management Tools including Cisco UCS Manager, UCS Central and UCS Director
  • Describe Role Based Access Control (RBAC) and Organizations
  • Demonstrate cluster configuration of the Fabric Interconnects
  • Configure Cisco UCS LAN and SAN interfaces
  • Configure Cisco UCS Resource Pools and Policies
  • Configure Cisco UCS Service Profiles and Templates
  • Lab: Cisco UCS Interface Configuration
  • Lab: Configure Resource Pools and Policies
  • Lab: Configure vNIC and vHBA Templates
  • Lab: Configure Service Profile Template
  • Lab: Configure and Deploy Service Profiles