Designing the FlexPod Solution (FPDESIGN) – Outline

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: FlexPod Solution Overview

  • Changes and challenges to Data Management
  • Introduction to FlexPod solutions
  • FlexPod datacenter architectures
  • FlexPod workloads

Module 2: Designing a FlexPod Solution

  • FlexPod design principles
  • Design methodology
  • FlexPod sizing and design tools

Module 3: FlexPod Components

  • Compute layer
  • Network layer
  • Storage layer
  • FlexPod management

Module 4: Analysis of Validated FlexPod Designs

  • FlexPod datacenter with vSphere 6.5U1 CVD
  • FlexPod datacenter with Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on Linux VM on VMware and Hyper-V
  • FlexPod Express with VMware vSphere 6.7U1 and NetApp AFF A220 with Direct-Attached IP-Based storage
  • FlexPod datacenter with VMware Horizon View 7.3 and VMware vSphere 6.5 U1 with Cisco UCS Manager 3.2 for 5000 seats
  • FlexPod datacenter with VMware 6.5 U1 and Cisco ACI 3.1


  • VDI project planning and solution sizing questions


  • Extracting customer requirements and challenges
  • Select appropriate hardware based on workload variables
  • Explore workloads and capacity with FlexPod components
  • Select appropriate hardware based on workload variable