Description

The Designing the VersaStack Solution (VSDESIGN) v1.0 is a 2-day intensive instructor-led course that introduces learners to how to properly position and design the VersaStack Solution while comparing it to various Integrated Infrastructure Solutions. A thorough explanation of the benefits and advantages of using VersaStack with Cisco Nexus 9000 and Cisco MDS Switches helps learners understand the Cisco-IBM ecosystem while allowing them to visualize how Cisco UCS and IBM Storwize work together to enhance compute, network, and storage in the data center. The course introduces Cisco UCS Director and IBM Storwize as the management tools for the VersaStack solution.
The lecture and hands-on-labs provide learners with a better understanding of the VersaStack solution providing them with the ideas and information needed to increase sales and explain the value of VersaStack to customers.

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Properly position and design the VersaStack Solution while comparing it to various Integrated Infrastructure Solutions

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • Introducing VersaStack
  • Lab: Explore Cisco UCS Director to Manage a VersaStack
  • VersaStack for Data Center Overview
  • Identifying VersaStack Selling Opportunities
  • Selling VersaStack
  • Using IBM Redbooks and Cisco Validated Designs
  • Storage: IBM Storwize Storage System
  • Lab: Configure Storage Volumes
  • Compute: Cisco Unified Computing System Platform
  • Lab: Configure UCS Pools and Create Service Profiles
  • Networking: Cisco Nexus and MDS
  • Managing VersaStack
  • Lab: Explore Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • Sales Ordering Process
  • VersaStack: IBM and Cisco Services
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Lab: Explore Cisco UCS Director Service Requests and Workflows

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows: