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IBM PureFlex System Fundamentals

Course Description


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 fundamentals class covers IBM PureSystems, IBM PureFlex System, and the IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis along with the IBM X-Architecture and IBM Power Systems compute nodes, systems management, networking, and IBM Flex System V7000. Included are hands-on lab exercises to reinforce the learning principles associated with the Chassis Management Module, X-Architecture and Power Systems compute nodes, Flex System Manager, networking, and Flex System V7000.  


This is a base course for individuals who are involved in the planning, installing, configuring, and upgrading of IBM systems.  


There are no prerequisites for this course.  

Key topics

Day 1
  • Welcome
  • Unit 1: IBM PureSystems and IBM Flex System
  • Lab 1: IBM PureFlex System introduction
  • Unit 2: IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis
  • Lab 2: Exploring the Chassis Management Module
  • Unit 3: IBM Flex System Manager
  • Lab 3: IBM Flex System Manager navigation
Day 2
  • Day 1 review
  • Unit 4: IBM Flex System X-Architecture compute nodes
  • Lab 4: Exploring the Integrated Management Module II
  • Unit 5: IBM Power Systems compute nodes
  • Lab 5: IBM Power Systems compute node
Day 3
  • Day 2 review
  • Lab 5: IBM Power Systems compute node (continued)
  • Unit 6: IBM Flex System storage
  • Lab 6: Basic IBM Flex System V7000 administration
  • Unit 7: IBM Flex System networking
  • Lab 7: IBM Flex System networking: Ethernet switches
  • Lab 8: IBM Flex System networking: SAN switch


  • Differentiate between IBM PureSystems and IBM PureFlex System
  • Summarize the features and functions of the IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis
  • Differentiate the characteristics of the IBM Flex System x86 Compute Nodes from other IBM System x servers
  • Differentiate the characteristics of the IBM Flex System Power Systems Compute Nodes from other IBM Power Systems servers
  • Select the proper IBM Flex System networking components based on the solution requirements
  • Classify the IBM Flex System management options
  • Critique the storage options available for the IBM Flex System

Course Duration

3 Days
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