Course Code: DCUCS

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Cisco : Configuring Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System v3


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The Configuring Data Center Unified Computing course is designed to familiarize data center engineers, architects and Cisco partners with the Cisco UCS B-series and C-series products. This course prepares individuals for implementing and maintaining Cisco UCS hardware with a strong emphasis on best practices. The Configuring Data Center Unified Computing course also addresses relevant additional features added by Version 2.1 Cisco UCS Software Release.

Pre-Requisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • General knowledge of servers
  • Routing and switching knowledge - DCUFI recommended
  • Storage area networking knowledge
  • Server virtualization knowledge

Describing Cisco UCS Architecture

  • Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components
  • Describing the Cisco UCS User Interfaces
  • Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity and High Availability
  • Using RBAC and Organizations

Cisco UCS LAN Connectivity

  • Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
  • Configuring LAN Identity and Resource Pools
  • Configuring Compute Node LAN Policies

Cisco UCS SAN Connectivity

  • Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
  • Configuring Advanced Compute Node SAN Connectivity
  • Configuring SAN Identity and Resource Pools

Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Servers

  • Configuring Server Identity and Resource Pools
  • Configuring Server Policies
  • Configuring Templates and Service Profiles
  • Managing Service Profiles
  • Configuring Logical Service Profiles that Boot from iSCSI

Configuring Cisco UCS Virtualization

  • Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX
  • Configuring Cisco UCS SR-IOV
  • Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX Integration for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
  • Configuring the Cisco UCS VM-FEX for KVM SR-IOV

Cisco UCS Administration

  • Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database
  • Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
  • Using Cisco UCS Management Tools

Cisco UCS C-Series Features

  • Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
  • Describing Cisco USC C-Series Server Connectivity Options
  • Using Cisco UCS C-Series IMC Discovery
  • Upgrading Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware

Labs:

  • Lab 1-1: Initial Cisco UCS Configuration
  • Lab 1-2: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • Lab 1-3: Configure RBAC
  • Lab 2-1: Configure System Related Policies and Uplink Port Properties
  • Lab 2-2: Configure LAN Related Pools and Policies
  • Lab 3-1: Configure SAN Connectivity
  • Lab 3-2: Configure SAN Identity Pools and Templates
  • Lab 4-1: Configure Server-Related Features and Renaming a Service Profile
  • Lab 4-2: Configure a Service Profile that Boots from iSCSI LUN
  • Lab 5-1: Configure VM-FEX Passthrough SwitchingC-49
  • Lab 6-1: Back Up and Import the System Configuration
  • Lab 7-1: Configure Server Settings with the Integrated Management Controller GUI

After you complete this course you will be able to :

  • Describe the Cisco UCS architecture
  • Describe Cisco UCS LAN connectivity configuration
  • Describe Cisco UCS B-Series SAN connectivity configuration
  • Describe how to configure and manage the servers within Cisco UCS
  • Describe how to configure Cisco UCS virtualization
  • Describe how to configure Cisco UCS administration
  • Describe Cisco UCS C-Series features

This course is designed specifically for individuals involved in the deployment and maintenance of a UCS system.

Recommended preparation for exam(s):

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Follow on Courses Delegates looking for additional troubleshooting knowledge should consider the DCUCT course

Further Information

Delegates looking for Cisco Specialisation Certification should attend DCUCI and not DCUCS.