This intermediate course is for individuals and IBM Business Partners who are involved in the planning, installing, configuring and upgrading of IBM Systems including performing foundation services for IBM PureFlex Ex-press and IBM PureFlex Standard product offerings.
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.
Day 1 Welcome 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 Unit 3: IBM Flex System Manager Lab 3: IBM Flex System Manager navigation Day 2 Day 1 review Unit 4: IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node Lab 4: Exploring the Integrated Management Module II Unit 5: IBM Power Systems compute nodes Lab 5: IBM Power Systems compute node Day 3 Day 2 review Lab 5: IBM Power Systems compute node (continued) 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 Day 3 review Unit 8: IBM PureFlex Systems: Overview Unit 9: Quick Start guides for IBM PureFlex Systems Unit 10: IBM PureFlex System: Storage considerations Unit 11: Networking in IBM PureFlex editions 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
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