VersaStack Overview (VSO)

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Part 1: VersaStack Architecture (½ day presentation)
The architecture components are presented to highlight the benefits of deploying VersaStack solutions. This will include an overview of VersaStack components and specific use cases, as well as customer case studies.

VersaStack Architectural Overview

  • Identifying VersaStack Architecture Platforms
  • Describing the Components of VersaStack
  • Describing VersaStack Cisco Validated Designs

VersaStack Networking

  • Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Identifying Features of Cisco NX-OS
  • Describing the vPC Technology

VersaStack SAN

  • Describing Cisco Nexus MDS 9100 SAN Fabric Switches
  • Describing Cisco MDS 9100 Configuration Options

VersaStack Compute

  • Identifying Cisco UCS Compute Components
  • Configuring Pools, Policies, Service Profiles and Templates
  • Describing Cisco UCS Manager, UCS Central and UCS Director

VersaStack Storage

  • Describing IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage
  • Implementing IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage

VersaStack Virtualization

  • Integrating VMware with VersaStack
  • Describing Network Integration with Cisco Nexus 1000V

Part 2: VersaStack Test Drive (½ day lab exercises)
Attendees will perform lab exercises that provide basic discovery of the VersaStack architecture components, utilize management tools and understand the recommended configuration process for successful deployment.

  • Understanding Connectivity in the VersaStack Environment
  • Provisioning Storage on IBM Storwize V7000 Unified
  • Deploying a Cisco UCS Service Profile
  • Exploring Cisco Nexus 1000V in VMware ESXi Environment
  • Exploring UCS Director