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DCUCS - Configuring Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System v3.x

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Course Description

​The Configuring Data Center Unified Computing course is a product training course 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.


Course Objectives

​Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet the following objectives:

  • 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

Course Audience

  • The primary audience includes data center engineers, data center administrators, and system engineers.
  • The secondary audience includes data center managers, network engineers, and consulting system engineers.
  • The tertiary audience includes data center architects, network managers, and program and project managers.


Course Outline

​Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components


The Logical View of the Cisco UCS Architecture

Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco UCS Central Software

Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis

Cisco UCS B-Series Components

Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers

Cisco UCS B-Series Power Requirements

How to Determine Supported Configurations

Lesson 2: Describing Cisco UCS User Interfaces

Cisco UCS Manager GUI

Cisco UCS Manager Navigation Panel

The External Management Framework

The Finite State Machine

Fault Detection and Correction Using the Cisco UCS Manager

How to Connect to Cisco UCS Manager CLI Shells

Lesson 3: Describe how to configure Cisco UCS B-Series physical connectivity

Cisco UCS Cluster Connection Requirements

Initial Cisco Fabric Interconnect Cluster Setup

Modify Cisco UCS Cluster IP Addressing from the GUI

The Discovery Process and Monitoring Using FSM Output

I/O Uplinks and Bandwidth Oversubscription with the Cisco UCS 2204/2208XP

Intercluster Communications and Synchronization of the Cisco UCS Manager Database

How the Cisco UCS 5108 SEEPROM Resolves Split-Brain Issues in the High-Availability Cluster

Hands On 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 Switching

Lab 6-1: Back Up and Import the System Configuration

Lab 7-1: Configure Server Settings with the Integrated Management Controller GUI


Course Prerequisites

​The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

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

Course Schedule
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