FlexPod Datacenter

Solution Overview

FlexPod is an industry leading converged infrastructure, based on networking and compute technology from Cisco and storage technology from NetApp, designed to provide predictable performance and scalability. As part of the FlexPod ecosystem, reference architectures for specific applications are created regularly to support workloads ranging from VMware private cloud, VMware Horizon VDI, GPU-enabled AI frameworks and much more. The environment for this lab is based on the FlexPod Datacenter with VMware Cisco Validated Design (CVD). 

Goals & Objectives

This lab will enable users to view the CVD for FlexPod Datacenter for VMware and explore each of the component of the solution and their configuration. The goal of this lab is for the user to familiarize themselves with the technologies that compose a FlexPod.

Hardware & Software

  • Cisco UCS / UCS Manager 4.0
  • NetApp SolidFire / SF4805
  • NetApp FAS2552
  • Cisco Nexus 5k Network switches