Fast Lane Data Center Solutions


Cisco VMWare Data Center Solutions

United Arab Emirates:
USD 4,400.00 excl. VAT

Duration: 5 Days

Who should attend:

This course is intended for the following audiences:

  • System administrators
  • Data Center Systems engineers
  • Data Center Field Engineers
  • Data Center technicians or administrators
  • System Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server
An individual course planning is possible for this kind of course. If you would like to know more about this course please either call us on +971 4 42 89 440 or send an email to

The following prerequisite skills and knowledge are recommended:

  • Understanding of server system design and architecture
  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
  • Familiarity with SANs
Course Content

Cisco VMWare Data Center Solutions (CVDS) is a 5-day intensive course designed for building scalable, reliable and intelligent Data Center Virtualization Solutions that bundles the power of Cisco & VMWare together. This course explores in-depth installation, configuration, and management of Cisco Unified Computing System hand-in-hand with VMware vSphere, and creamed on top with the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch. Significant content is devoted to concepts describing the workings of the different technologies and how they relate, as well as giving ample focus on hands-on management, monitoring and troubleshooting.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe Data Center virtualization solutions
  • Describe the Cisco UCS B-Series system architectures, hardware components, and field-installable options
  • Configure Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers with Cisco UCS Manager
  • Configure server profiles to allocate physical resources
  • Configure high availability at the LAN, SAN, and server NIC level
  • Install and configure ESXi
  • Install and configure vCenter Server components
  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage using vCenter Server
  • Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
  • Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 1000V in a VMware vSphere environment
Course Outline

The course consists of the following modules:

  • Identifying Data Center Computing Solutions
  • Describing the Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
  • Connecting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Setting up an Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Cluster
  • Describing Cisco UCS Manager Operations
  • Designing the Unified Computing Network
  • Designing the Unified Computing Storage
  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series LAN connectivity
  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series SAN connectivity
  • Provisioning Resource Pools in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Implementing RBAC
  • Implementing Backup, Import, and Restore of the Cisco UCS Manager Database
  • Introduction to Virtualization
  • VMWare vCenter Server
  • Configure and Manage Virtual Networks
  • Configure and Manage Virtual Storage
  • Virtual Machine Management
  • VMWare Resource Management & Monitoring
  • VMWare High Availability and Fault Tolerance
  • Working with VMWare Ethernet Networking
  • Characterizing Cisco Nexus 1000V Architecture
  • Installing and Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch
  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 1000V Networking
Further information

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