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The IBM PureFlex System is a 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 intermediate class on X-Architecture compute nodes starts with an overview of IBM PureSystems and IBM PureFlex Systems to position the X-Architecture compute nodes within the product portfolio. A comprehensive deep-dive of the IBM Flex System X-Architecture compute nodes, their architecture, subsystems, I/O, and systems management provide the foundation for the course. Finally, configuring an X-Architecture compute node is explored including two features of the IBM Flex System Manager - configuration patterns and compute node image deployment.

ObjectivesWhat you learn

  • Summarize the features of the IBM Flex System X-Architecture compute nodes
  • Distinguish the major elements of the IBM Flex System X-Architecture compute nodes
  • Select processor and memory options for the IBM Flex System X-Architecture compute nodes
  • Recognize the steps necessary to perform an initial configuration of an X-Architecture compute node
  • Recall the procedures necessary to update, configure, and install an
  • operating system on an X-Architecture compute node

TopicsThe best for you

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1: IBM Flex System overview
  • Exercise 1: IBM PureFlex System introduction Unit 2: IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node Exercise 2: Connecting to a compute node

Day 2

  • Review
  • Unit 3: IBM Flex System x222 Compute Node
  • Unit 4: Configuring an X-Architecture compute node Exercise 3: Starting the Setup utility
  • Exercise 4: Configuring a compute node using the Setup utility Exercise 5: Configuring a compute node using configuration patterns Exercise 6: Configuring VMware ESXi

Day 3

  • Review
  • Unit 5: IBM Flex System X6 Compute Node
  • Exercise 7: Preparing for VMware vCenter Server installation Exercise 8: Installing VMware vCenter Server
  • Exercise 9: Configuring VMware vCenter Server Exercise 10: Deploy compute node images: RHELS
  • Exercise 11: Deploy compute node image: VMware ESXi

PrerequisitesWhat should you know

You should have attended:

  • IBM PureFlex System Fundamentals (NGT11G)

or equivalent experience.

AudienceWho should attend

This course is intended for individuals who are involved in the planning, installing, configuring, and upgrading of IBM PureFlex Systems where IBM Flex System X-Architecture compute nodes are involved.