About this Course

Duration 3 Days
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This highly focused 3-day course provides a detailed understanding of how to integrate NetApp MultiStore, Cisco Unified Computing Systems (UCS), Cisco Nexus 1000v switches, and VMware vSphere to create a secure multi-tenant computing environment based on the Enhanced Secure Multi-tenancy guidelines. NetApp MultiStore serves as the storage foundation for multi-tenancy, Cisco UCS serves as the server hardware platform for VMware vSphere, and Cisco Nexus 1000v functions as a virtual intelligent switch. These individual products combine to provide secure isolated multi-tenant computing environments with independent security models, assured quality of service for critical services and applications, highly available redundant architecture, and an administrative support model that defines access levels for tenant administrators.

The Enhanced Secure Multi-Tenancy platform introduces several new components to the virtualization layer including intrusion prevention, firewall and load balancing services in addition to characterization of application workloads within the secure multi-tenant environment.


To benefit fully from this course the 2-day FlexPod for VMware Essentials course or equivalent background and experience is required. You should also have:

  • A Solid understanding of networking protocols
  • CCNA Certification recommended
  • A good understanding of Virtualized environments
  • Attendance of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage class or equivalent knowledge recommended

Delegates will learn how to

Upon completion of this course you will gain the following knowledge and skills:

  • Describe Enhanced Secure Multi-Tenancy
  • Identify and work within Secure Multi-Tenancy guidelines
  • Prescribe the multivendor products and features that enable a multi-tenant architecture
  • Configure hardware security features related to secure multi-tenancy
  • Identify implementation criteria of secure multi-tenancy on a FlexPod for VMware hardware platform
  • Integrate the UCS, NetApp, VMware, and Nexus technologies to create a secure multi-tenant environment in a network and computing environment
  • Demonstrate Enhanced Secure multi-Tenancy


Enhanced Secure Multi-Tenancy Overview

  • The need for secure multi-tenancy and define the four pillars of Enhanced Secure Multi-Tenancy
  • NetApp MultiStore, Cisco UCS and Nexus Line Switches and VMware vSphere integrate to create the secure multi-tenant architecture
  • Overview of Enhanced Secure Multi-Tenancy
    • Data center challenges that create the need for secure multi-tenancy
    • Multi-Tenant concepts in a virtualized data center environment including consolidation, integration, and automation
    • Overview of secure multi-tenant environment architecture
    • High Availability
    • Secure Isolation
    • Service Level Assurance and Priority
    • Granular Insight and Administrative Management into multi-tenant environments
  • Components of Multi-Tenant Environments
    • Overview of the Enhanced Secure Multi-Tenant environment components
    • Cis-co UCS
    • NetApp MultiStore
    • VMware vSphere
    • Cisco Nexus switches
  • FlexPod for VMware Overview
    • FlexPod architecture and hardware components
    • Cisco UCS
      • Nexus Switching components Nexus 1000v, Nexus 5000, Nexus 7000
      • NetApp MultiStore
      • VMware vCenter and vSphere
  • Secure multi-tenancy on FlexPod
    • Changes to the FlexPod architecture to accommodate the Enhanced Secure Multi-Tenancy
  • Deployment Guide for the Enhanced Secure Multi-Tenancy on FlexPod

Introduction to the UCS System

  • Hardware and software components and management architecture of Cisco UCS
  • Define how Cisco UCS Meets the Four Pillars of Secure Multi-Tenancy
    • Cisco UCS Management
    • Cisco UCS Availability
    • Cisco UCS Service Assurance
    • Cisco UCS Secure Separation

Implementing Tenant Compute Resources

  • Defining Computing Requirements
    • Tenant computing requirements.
    • Tenant requirements
    • Tenant 0
    • All other tenants
    • Building the tenant compute infrastructure with UCS
    • Organizational structure
    • vNIC and vHBAs
    • VLANS and VSANS for each tenant
    • Resource Pools (Server, MAC, UUID, WWPN) for tenant use
    • Server policies
    • Service Profiles Templates
    • Service Profile
    • KVM and virtual media utilities to access a compute node

NetApp Storage in a Multi-Tenant Environment

Configuring NetApp Storage in a Multi-Tenant Environment

  • How NetApp Storage meets the four pillars
    • NetApp Storage Management
    • NetApp Storage Availability
    • NetApp Storage Service Assurance
    • NetApp Storage Secure Separation
  • The Role of NetApp MultiStore in a Multi-Tenant Environment
    • NetApp MultiStore functionality and features
    • the advantages of NetApp MultiStore in a Multi-Tenant Environment
    • the process of creating virtual storage controllers (vFilers) using MultiStore
    • how to configure NetApp MultiStore
  • NetApp MultiStore Security
    • secure isolation capabilities of MultiStore
    • IP Spaces
    • the role based access control with MultiStore
    • networking and VLAN capabilities with MultiStore

Storage Availability Solutions

  • High Availability.
    • NetApp High Availability solutions and how they apply to MultiStore
    • MultiStore migration tools
    • Storage Availability with ESMT
      • ESMT backup, restore and disaster recovery
      • NetApp Virtual Storage Console backup and recovery
      • VMware Site Recovery Manager features and benefits
      • NetApp Site Recovery Adapter for VMware SRA

ESX NFS datastores and tenant data on NetApp MultiStore NetApp MultiStore Storage efficiencies.

  • vFiler Management
    • Managing the host storage controller and NetApp MultiS-tore vFiler units
    • Managing services
    • Using run commands against individual vFiler units
    • vFilers and protocols used within the secure multi-tenant environment
    • VMware and NetApp Storage
  • Managing Data on MultiStore
    • FlexShare impacts on ESMT service assurance
    • Benefits of FlashCache
      • Thin provisioning and the advantages with ESMT
      • Deduplication’s role in the ESMT environment

vFiler and Storage Management

  • Managing MultiStore functionality in the ESMT environment.
  • Virtual Storage Console (VSC)
    • Virtual Storage Console features
    • Virtual Storage Console provisioning and cloning
    • Virtual Storage Console backup and recovery
  • Operations Manager
    • Operations Manager, Provisioning and Protection Manager enhance management in the ESMT environment
    • vFiler management functionality included with Provisioning Manager
    • Provision MultiStor with NetApp provisioning manager

VMware vSphere in a Multi-Tenant Environment

Configuring the Tenant Virtualized Environment

  • VMware ESMT components
    • vSphere Management features
    • vSphere Availability features
    • vSphere Secure Separation features
    • vSphere Service Assurance features
  • VMware vShield
    • vShield’s purpose
    • vShield components
    • Implementing vShield

Virtual Networking in a Multi-Tenant Environment

  • VMware Ethernet Networking
    • Virtual access layer
    • VMware vSwitch
    • VMware network configuration
    • Distributed virtual switching
  • Cisco Nexus 1010 and 1000V Architecture
    • Cisco Nexus 1010 and its features
    • Cisco Nexus 1000v and its features
    • Cisco virtual switching
    • Virtual Service domains and their role

Secure Integrated Multi-Tenant Architecture Integration: Putting It All Together

Benefits of Multi-Tenant Architecture

  • Multi-Tenant Secure Separation Security Model
    • Multi-Tenant security architecture
    • Integration of the security components with the multi-tenant architec-ture
  • Multi-Tenant Highly-Available Redundant Architecture
    • NetApp, VMware and Cisco integration for a highly available computing infrastructure
    • Describe the high-availability components of Secure Multi-Tenancy
  • Multi-Tenant Administrative Support Model
    • Scalability
    • Granular assignment of administrative functions
  • Multi-Tenant Resource consolidation
    • Consolidation of resources versus dedicated equipment
    • Reducing costs for space, power and cooling

Course Lab Outline

Introduction to the Fast Lane Lab Environment

  • Become familiar with how to access the devices in the Fast Lane lab environment

Implementing Tenant Compute Resources

  • Creating a Service Profile Template (IESMTUC)
  • Creating a Service Profile (IESMTUC)
  • Restore the UCS Service Profile (IESMTNA)
  • Install ESX and vCenter

Configuring NetApp Storage in a Multi-Tenant Environment

  • Setup and Configuration of NetApp MultiStore Security

Storage Availability Solutions

  • vFiler failover within an HA Pair
  • Migration of a vFiler to another storage system

ESX NFS datastores and tenant data on NetApp MultiStore

  • Setup and configure NFS and iSCSI for use with VMware

vFiler and Storage Management

  • Deploy virtual machine clones using NetApp Virtual Storage Console
  • Deploying vFilers using Provisioning Manager

Configuring the Tenant Virtualized Environment

  • Configuring secure separation for tenants

3 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


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