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  • FlexPod Datacenter with VMware vSphere

    6.0 and Fibre Channel Design Guide

    FlexPod Datacenter with Fibre Channel SAN, VMware

    vSphere 6.0 and NetApp ONTAP 9

    Last Updated: November 11, 2016

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    Table of Contents

    About Cisco Validated Designs ................................................................................................................................................ 2

    Executive Summary ................................................................................................................................................................. 5

    Solution Overview .................................................................................................................................................................... 6

    Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................... 6

    Audience ............................................................................................................................................................................. 6

    Changes in FlexPod ............................................................................................................................................................. 6

    FlexPod Program Benefits .................................................................................................................................................... 6

    Technology Overview .............................................................................................................................................................. 8

    FlexPod System Overview ................................................................................................................................................... 8

    FlexPod Design Principles .................................................................................................................................................... 9

    FlexPod Datacenter with Fibre channel SAN, VMware vSphere 6.0, and NetApp ONTAP 9 .................................................. 9

    Validated System Hardware Components .......................................................................................................................... 15

    Cisco Unified Computing System ................................................................................................................................... 15

    Cisco UCS 6332 and 6332-16UP Fabric Interconnects ................................................................................................. 16

    Cisco UCS 6248UP Fabric Interconnects ....................................................................................................................... 17

    Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis .......................................................................................................................... 18

    Cisco UCS Fabric Extenders .......................................................................................................................................... 18

    Cisco UCS B200 M4 Blade Servers ............................................................................................................................... 19

    Cisco UCS C220 M4 Rack Servers ................................................................................................................................ 19

    Cisco VIC 1340.............................................................................................................................................................. 20

    Cisco VIC 1227.............................................................................................................................................................. 20

    Cisco VIC 1387.............................................................................................................................................................. 20

    Cisco UCS Differentiators .............................................................................................................................................. 21

    Cisco UCS Features Specified in this Design ................................................................................................................. 22

    Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch ................................................................................................................................... 23

    Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer SAN Switches .......................................................................................................... 24

    VMware vSphere ........................................................................................................................................................... 24

    NetApp FAS and ONTAP 9 ................................................................................................................................................ 25

    NetApp All Flash FAS .................................................................................................................................................... 26

    NetApp ONTAP 9 .......................................................................................................................................................... 27

    IPspaces in ONTAP 9 ..................................................................................................................................................... 30

    Domain and Element Management ..................................................................................................................................... 30

    Cisco Unified Computing System Manager .................................................................................................................... 31

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    Cisco UCS Performance Manager ...................................................................................................................................... 31

    Cisco Virtual Switch Update Manager (VSUM) (Optional) ................................................................................................... 32

    VMware vCenter Server ................................................................................................................................................. 32

    NetApp OnCommand System and Unified Manager ....................................................................................................... 32

    NetApp OnCommand Performance Manager .........................