Fast Lane Data Center Solutions


Architecture & Design for FlexPod

Duration: 3 Days

Who should attend:

This course is intended for the following audiences:

  • System Engineers
  • Data Center Systems engineers
  • Data Center Field Engineers
  • System Operators responsible for vSphere and vCenter Server
  • Professionals who need to design, deploy, and configure the FlexPod solution
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 +43 (0)1 70795380 or send an email to

The following prerequisite skills and knowledge are recommended:

  • Understanding of server system design and architecture
  • Basic VMWare environment background
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
Course Content

Architecture & Design for FlexPod (FLEXPODAD) is a highly focused 3-day course that provides a detailed understanding of how to design a FlexPod for VMware environment and FlexPod for Microsoft Private Cloud environments. FlexPod provides scalable infrastructure solutions with a predesigned base configuration for simplifying standardized data center infrastructure deployments.

This course will teach you to define the FlexPod architecture and explain the benefits of FlexPod as an end-to-end solution. You will also be able to describe key differentiators for the FlexPod architecture including the use of VMware and Hyper-V as the virtualization hypervisor.

Course Objectives

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

  • Define the FlexPod architecture components
  • Explain the benefits of FlexPod as an end-to-end solution
  • Define the FlexPod key differentiators
  • Identify key customer objections and how to respond
  • Define key requirements for sizing FlexPod components
  • Define the elements of the FlexPod Deployment Guide
Course Outline

The course consists of the following modules in addition to course labs:

  • FlexPod Solution Architecture Overview
  • FlexPod for VMWare Deployment
  • FlexPod Validated with Microsoft Private Cloud
  • FlexPod DataCenter Solutions Sizing
  • FlexPod Toolbox
  • ExpressPod
  • Clustered ONTAP FlexPod
  • FlexPod vs vBlock
  • FlexPod Implementation Summary
Further information

If you would like to know more about this course please contact us