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VersaStack for Account Managers

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VersaStack for Account Managers (VAM) is a one-day seminar that introduces the Cisco-IBM inspired VersaStack converged infrastructure, validated virtual data center design. The Cisco Unified Computing System compute, Nexus 9000 and MDS networking, IBM Storwize storage and VMware virtualization platforms are explored with emphasis placed on the interaction between each of these products. Also included is a discussion of end-to-end management and automated provisioning of the VersaStack implementation using Cisco UCS Director.

Course Overview

This laser-focused, one-day seminar introduces the Cisco-IBM inspired VersaStack converged infrastructure, validated virtual data center design. The Cisco Unified Computing System compute, Nexus 9000 and MDS networking, IBM Storwize storage and VMware virtualization platforms are explored with emphasis placed on the interaction between each of these products. Also included is a discussion of end-to-end management and automated provisioning of the VersaStack implementation using Cisco UCS Director.

Intended Audience

Account Managers

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Posted: 21 December, 2016

Module 0: Course Overview, Student Introductions, Skills Self-assessment

Module 1: Converged Infrastructure and Cloud Computing Drivers    

  • Data Center Components    
  • Modern Data Center Challenged    
  • Data Center Consolidation Trends    
  • Cloud Computing Architecture    
  • Migration Towards Converged Infrastructure    
  • UCS Director

Module 2: Identifying VersaStack Selling Opportunities  

  • VersaStack Cisco and IBM Partnership    
  • Customer and Candidate Definition    
  • Defining Applications    
  • Application Leaders    
  • VersaStack Program Details

Module 3: VersaStack Solution Overview  

  • Solution Overview    
  • Cisco UCS Computing Platform    
  • IBM Storwize Storage Platform    
  • Nexus 9000 LAN Switching Platform    
  • Cisco MDS Fibre Channel Switching Platform    
  • UCS Director

Module 4: Cisco UCS Computing Platform

  • UCS Market Overview    
  • UCS Innovations and Benefits    
  • UCS 6200 Fabric Interconnects    
  • 5100 Chassis    
  • Cisco Virtual Interface Card (VIC)    
  • Stateless Computing    
  • Unified Management Options    
  • UCS Compute Hardware

Module 5: VersaStack Networking Cisco MDS and Nexus 9000 Platforms

  • Cisco MDS Platform    
  • SAN Fibre Channel Connectivity and Functionality    
  • Deployment Options and Use Cases    
  • Performance and Redundancy    
  • Cisco Nexus Switching Platform    
  • Cisco Nexus 9000
    • NX-OS and ACI Modes of Operation            
    • LAN Connectivity (10 and 40 GE)

Module 6: IBM Storwize Storage System Overview

  • Storwize Performance Features and Advantages    
  • Management and Graphical Interface    
  • Hardware Platform and Features    
  • Storwize Sizing Examples    
  • SAN Design    
  • Storwize Storage Competitive Positioning

Module 7: Managing VersaStack for Data Center  

  • Review Native Management Applications
    • UCS Manager GUI and CLI            
    • Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM)            
    • NX-OS CLI            
    • IBM Storwize V7000 GUI
  • Managing the VersaStack for Data Center Using UCS Director  
    • End to End Management Using Cisco UCS Director
      • Automated Provisioning                    
      • Workflow Orchestration                    
      • Self-Service Portal  
    • UCS Director Demo (Recorded or Pending Lab Availability)     
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