Implementing The VersaStack Solution (VSIMP) V1.0

Implementing the VersaStackTM Solution is a course focused on 80% lab activities and 20% direct instruction for field engineers. This course enables engineers to deploy and support a VersaStack system using methods and procedures defined in the Cisco Validated Design. Infrastructure covered includes Cisco Nexus 9000 switches, Cisco MDS switches, Cisco UCS, VMware, Cisco UCS Director Virtual Machine, and IBM Storwize Storage System.

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe the VersaStack components and architecture
  • Deploy Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure, which includes the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), Cisco Nexus 9000 series, and Cisco MDS switches
  • Describe the benefits of using Cisco UCS Director to manage the VersaStack environment and engineers experience those benefits through hands-on labs
  • Describe how the IBM Storwize V7000 enhances virtual environments with its Data Virtualization, Real-Time Compression, and Easy Tier features
  • Configure the IBM Storwize V7000 storage to support the VersaStack solution



  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS, IBM Storage, and Cisco Nexus 9000


Who Should Go For This Training?

  • Network engineers
  • Network administrators
  • System engineers
  • Server administrators

Course Outline

  1. Describe the VersaStack Solution
    1. VersaStack Architecture and Components
  2. Implement the Network Infrastructure
    1. Deploying Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches for VersaStack
  3. Implement the Storage Infrastructure
    1. Deploying Cisco MDS Switches for VersaStack
    2. Deploying IBM Storwize Storage System
  4. Implement the Compute Infrastructure
    1. Cisco UCS Overview and Architecture
    2. Deploying Cisco UCS for VersaStack
    3. Deploying VMware for VersaStack
  5. Implement the Management Infrastructure
    1. Automating and Orchestrating VersaStack Management with Cisco UCSD

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