I am a complete newbie. A project has just gone into implementation: UCS/NetApp/VMware is being used, and the keys will be handed over to us soon for support and operations. Can anyone suggest any recommended reading or have any advice for a newbie?
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Hi and welcome to the Community!
Well, looking at the key components of your solution I am thinking that maybe some reading about FlexPod would be useful?
There are tons of material about NetApp best practices, but probably the already mentioned doc about vSphere is the most relevant & could be a good starting point.
[Can a moderator move this thread to a slightly more relevant place? Shared IT Infrastructure?]
You might also want to take a look at the FlexPod for VMware Validated Design, just search FlexPod in communities or in NOW (or Google !) It uses Cisco UCS B servers, Nexus 5K switches and NetApp FAS controllers. If that's like the kit you have, we have step by step application deployment guides, sizing information and a whole network of partners who are trained on the solution. There may be some additional value for you.