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Designing the FlexPod Solution (FPDESIGN) Certification Training Course Overview

Designing the FlexPod Solution (FPDESIGN) course shows you how to evaluate the FlexPod solution design process in regard to the contemporary data center challenges. The course follows a standard design methodology that is used to create FlexPod designs. FlexPod architectures, components, design principles, use cases and preconfigured solutions are examined. 

Target Audience 

NetApp, Cisco or NetApp partner professional services

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the capabilities and benefits of the FlexPod solution
  • Explain FlexPod data center architectures
  • Identify the FlexPod design principles
  • Describe FlexPod design methodology
  • Identify the NetApp and Cisco sizing tools
  • Describe FlexPod management, orchestration, and support options
  • Describe solutions for common FlexPod designs
  • Identify the hardware and software components that are used in common FlexPod designs

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Course Modules

Module 1: FlexPod Solution Overview
  • Changes and challenges to Data Management
  • Introduction to FlexPod solutions
  • FlexPod datacenter architectures
  • FlexPod workloads
Module 2: Designing a FlexPod Solution
  • FlexPod design principles
  • Design methodology
  • FlexPod sizing and design tools
Module 3: FlexPod Components
  • Compute layer
  • Network layer
  • Storage layer
  • FlexPod management
Module 4: Analysis of Validated FlexPod Designs
  • FlexPod datacenter with vSphere 6.5U1 CVD
  • FlexPod datacenter with Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on Linux VM on VMware and Hyper-V
  • FlexPod Express with VMware vSphere 6.7U1 and NetApp AFF A220 with Direct-Attached IPBased storage
  • FlexPod datacenter with VMware Horizon View 7.3 and VMware vSphere 6.5 U1 with Cisco UCS Manager 3.2 for 5000 seats
  • FlexPod datacenter with VMware 6.5 U1 and Cisco ACI 3.1
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Course Prerequisites
  • Technical Overview of FlexPod Solutions
  • Knowledge of NetApp hardware, software and cluster administration
  • Knowledge of Cisco hardware, software and administration