About this course

Course code TPZL1_NGTB1
Duration 5 Days

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.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Differentiate between IBM PureSystems and IBM PureFlex Systems
  • Summarize the features and functions of the IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis
  • Differentiate the characteristics of the IBM Flex System x86 Compute Node from other IBM System x servers
  • Differentiate the characteristics of the IBM Flex System Power Compute Nodes from other IBM Power servers
  • Select the proper IBM Flex System networking components based on the solution requirements
  • Classify the IBM Flex System management options
  • Critique the storage options available for the IBM Flex System
  • List the foundation services performed for IBM PureFlex Express and IBM PureFlex Standard product offerings
  • Carry out initial quick start configuration steps for the IBM Flex System Chassis Management module and the Flex System Manager
  • Carry out configuration steps to zone, map volumes and manage the Storwize V7000 with the IBM Flex System
  • Perform configuration steps such as IP addressing, zoning, VLANs, and other typical Ethernet settings with the IBM Flex System
  • Carry out the installation and configuration steps necessary to create and manage a Power Systems virtual server
  • Recognize the features of the IBM Flex Systems Manager VMControl component
  • Perform the steps necessary to install, configure, and utilize VMware vSphere 5.0

Outline

Day 1

  • Unit 1: IBM PureSystems and IBM PureFlex Systems
  • Lab 1: IBM PureFlex System Introduction
  • Unit 2: IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis
  • Lab 2: Exploring the Chassis Management Module (CMM)
  • Unit 3: IBM Flex System Manager
  • Lab 3: IBM Flex System Manager Navigation

Day 2

  • Unit 4: IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node
  • Lab 4: Exploring the Integrated Management Module II (IMM2)
  • Unit 5: IBM Power Systems Compute Nodes
  • Lab 5: IBM Power Systems Compute Node

Day 3

  • Lab 5: IBM Power Systems Compute Node (cont.)
  • Unit 6: IBM Flex System storage
  • Unit 7: IBM Flex System networking
  • Lab 6: IBM Flex System Networking: Ethernet Switches
  • Lab 7: IBM Flex System Networking: SAN Switch

Day 4

  • Unit 8: Overview of IBM PureFlex Systems Foundations
  • Unit 9: Quick Start guides for IBM PureFlex Systems
  • Unit 10: IBM PureFlex System Storage considerations
  • Unit 11: Networking in IBM PureFlex Systems Foundations
  • Lab 8: IBM PureFlex Ethernet Fundamentals

Day 5

  • Unit 12: IBM PureFlex Power Systems PowerVM
  • Lab 9: PowerVM lab exercises
  • Unit 13: IBM Flex Systems Manager VMControl overview
  • Unit 14: VMware vSphere 5.0 overview
  • Labs 10-16: VMware ESXi lab exercises

5 Days

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Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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