This exam tests Field Engineers on their knowledge of the Flexpod solution and their knowledge of configuring FlexPod solution components which includes managing and troubleshooting those components in a realistic multi-hypervisor network.
At the same time, this exam assesses a candidate's knowledge of how the FlexPod solution aligns with the Data Center architecture.
The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.
1.0 Information Gathering for FlexPod Solutions
1.1 Describe the main FlexPod components
1.2 Describe the Cisco UCS components
2.0 FlexPod Design
2.1 Describe the storage components used in FlexPod
2.2 Describe network switches supported in FlexPod
2.3 Describe the Cisco UCS servers used in FlexPod
3.0 FlexPod Configuration
3.1 Demonstrate knowledge of how to install and configure the FlexPod components
3.2 Describe how to initialize the Fabric Interconnect
3.3 Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure networks in a UCS solution
3.4 Describe when to configure SAN boot in a FlexPod solution
3.5 Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure a service profile
3.6 Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure storage in a FlexPod solution
3.7 Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure Cisco Nexus switches
4.0 FlexPod Administration
4.1 Demonstrate knowledge of how to administer FlexPod solutions according to FlexPod best practices
4.2 Describe FlexPod management applications
4.3 Demonstrate knowledge of how to install and upgrade the FlexPod solution
5.0 FlexPod Troubleshooting
5.1 Demonstrate how to perform basic FlexPod troubleshooting