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FlexPod for VMware Design and Implementation (FPVI)

Course Description

Duration 3 days

Designed for systems engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, as well as integrators, channel partners, and value-added resellers who need to become experienced with the planning, design, and implementation of a base FlexPod for VMware infrastructure. Using design examples to reinforce objectives, this course delivers a structured approach to implementing FlexPod for VMware.

FPVA, IESMT, UCUCS, and VXDI are all excellent follow-on courses.

This course has been replaced by the FL-FPI course. FPI is a combination of FPVI and FlexPod for VMware Essentials (FPVE), upgraded to the reflect the content of the latest Cisco Validated Design for FlexPod, and incorporating NetApp’s Clustered Data ONTAP technology.

FPVI and FPVE are still available for those interested in legacy designs featuring NetApp 7-mode technology. To learn more or to schedule training, contact us at

Who should attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Technical solutions architects
  • Consulting system engineers
  • System engineers
  • Integrators and partners performing customer pre- and post-sales activities


The knowledge and skills that you should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Some background in Cisco routing and switching is strongly recommended
  • FlexPod for VMware Essentials (FPVE) is also strongly recommended

Course Objectives

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Translate the key characteristics of the FlexPod for VMware Cisco Vailidated Design (CVD) into a working plan to design and implement a base FlexPod solution.
  • Understand the relationship between the FlexPod for VMware components and the proper configuration order and steps for successful deployment.
  • Perform configuration on the NetApp FAS3210A Storage Controller, Cisco Nexus 5548 Unified Port multi-protocol switch, the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), vCenter Server, vSphere ESXi and Client, and the Cisco Nexus 1000V distributed virtual switch (DVS).
  • Describe the process to create a virtual infrastructure including server, storage, and networking components that will support a variety of enterprise data center applications.

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