DCUCS - Configuring Data Center Unified Computing v3.0 Course Details:

In this course, you will learn to install, configure, and maintain Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series and C-Series servers with a strong emphasis on Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers. You will focus on the management, maintenance, and troubleshooting of UCS B-Series and C-Series servers using UCS Manager v2.2. You will cover virtualization solutions and how to execute a virtualization solution on UCS B-series and C-series hardware.

New features of the UCS Manager v2.2 will be addressed with additional information provided on the new hardware additions to the UCS portfolio, including the 6200 series Fabric Interconnects, 2204, and 2208 I/O modules (IOMs), and the Cisco UCS 1240 and 1280 virtual interface cards (VICs).


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1. Cisco UCS Architecture

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

2. Cisco UCS LAN Connectivity

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

3. Cisco UCS SAN Connectivity

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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.
  • What is Cisco UCS, its benefits, and components
  • UCS connectivity configuration and management
  • Stateless computing and unified fabric
  • Cisco UCS management and maintenance
  • Installation and configuration of the Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server components as well as the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers

Lab 1: Intro with Addressing Sheet

Lab 2: Initial Cisco C-Series Configuration

Lab 3: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI

Lab 4: Explore System Related Policies and Uplink Port Properties

Lab 5: Configure LAN Related Pools and Policies

Lab 6: Explore SAN Connectivity

Lab 7: Configure SAN Identity Pools and Templates

Lab 8: Configure Server Related Features and Renaming a Service Profile

Lab 9: Configure a Service Profile that Boots from iSCSI LUN

Lab 10: Configuring VM-FEX and PTS

Lab 11: Configuring RBAC

Lab 12: Back up and Import Cisco UCS Manager Configuration Data

Exclusive - Additional Labs:

  • Appendix Lab 1: Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration (demo only)
  • Appendix Lab 2: C-Series Host Upgrade Utility "HUU" (demo only)
  • Appendix Lab 3: Install a Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM
  • Appendix Lab 4: Configure 1000v Port Profiles
  • Appendix Lab 5: Reporting in the Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Data center engineers, datacenter administrators, and system engineers
  • Data center architects and managers
  • Program and project managers

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