Description

The Implementing the VersaStack Solution (VSIMP) v1.0 is a 3-day instructor-led or virtual instructor-led course that prepares Cisco and IBM field engineers with the skills to implement the VersaStack solution based on approved Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs).

The price in Cisco Learning Credits (CLC) for the VSIMP course is 20 CLCs per person.

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe the VersaStack solution
  • Deploy Cisco Nexus 9000 switches for the VersaStack solution
  • Deploy the storage infrastructure for the VersaStack solution
  • Implement the compute infrastructure
  • Implement a VersaStack solution using Cisco UCS Director

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • Describe the VersaStack Solution
    • VersaStack Architecture and Components
    • Guided Lab: Exploring Cisco UCS Director to Manage a VersaStack
  • Implement the Network Infrastructure
    • Deploying Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches for VersaStack
    • Guided Lab: Initial Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch Configuration
  • Implement the Storage Infrastructure
    • Deploying Cisco MDS Switches for VersaStack
    • Guided Lab: Initial Cisco MDS Switch Configuration
    • Deploying IBM Storwize Storage System
    • Guided Lab: Initial Configuration of the IBM Storwize V7000
    • Guided Lab: Initial Configuration of the IBM Storwize V7000 File Modules
    • Deploying Cisco MDS Switches for VersaStack
    • Guided Lab: Initial Cisco MDS Switch Configuration
  • Implement the Compute Infrastructure
    • Cisco UCS Overview and Architecture
    • Deploying Cisco UCS for VersaStack
    • Guided Lab: Initial Configuration of the UCS Domain
    • Guided Lab: Configuring UCS Pools, Policies, and Service Profiles
    • Guided Lab: Configuring Zoning
    • Guided Lab: Configuring Storage Volumes
    • Deploying VMware for VersaStack
    • Guided Lab: Install and Configure VMware ESXi
    • Guided Lab: Install and Configure VMware vCenter Server
  • Implement the Management Infrastructure
    • Automating and Orchestrating VersaStack Management with Cisco UCSD
    • Guided Lab: Deploying the Cisco UCS Director Virtual Machine
    • Guided Lab: Configuring Cisco Prime UCS Director to Manage a VersaStack
  • Appendix: Cisco Partners

Prerequisite Knowledge

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