The IBM PureFlex System is a new category of computing that integrates multiple server architectures, networking, chassis, storage, and system management capability into a single system that is easy to deploy and manage.
This fundamentals and implementation services class covers IBM Pure-Systems, IBM PureFlex Systems, the new IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis along with the IBM X-Architecture and IBM Power Systems compute nodes, systems management, networking, and the external storage device - IBM Storwize V7000. Implementation guidelines build on this to understand what services are performed; quick start configurations for the Chassis Management module as well as the Flex System Manager. Configuration steps related to Storwize V7000, typical Ethernet settings and how to create and manage a Power Systems virtual server are discussed. Last you will recognize the features of the VMControl component and install and implement VMware vSphere 5.0.
Hands-on lab exercises reinforce some of the steps outlined in the foundation services for IBM PureFlex Express and IBM PureFlex Standard product offerings.