Duration: 5 Days
Delivery Method: Instructor-led
Software Assurance Value:
This five day training event is intended for individuals who are responsible for migrating current UC stand-alone server environments onto Cisco UCS servers (B-Series and C-Series) running in a virtualized environment (i.e., VMware ESXi).
Unlike traditional server based installations, Cisco UCS servers can be configured through the UCS Manager (UCSM) using Service Profiles. This training includes a brief discussion of the changing Data Center server environment, where the Cisco UCS system fits into this environment, and LAN and storage (SAN) considerations. An overview of the UCS products will be provided, with emphasis on the advantages the UCS Manager brings to server provisioning. Server provisioning, through the use of easy-to-configure Service Profiles, will also be covered in detail, along with supporting labs.
VMware ESXi is an integral part of this installation and so an overview of VMware concepts and products will be included. The Nexus 1000V Switch will also be discussed.
UC on UCS specific considerations will then be covered, including minimum requirements, VMware OVF templates, caveats, recommendations, etc.
Lectures will be complemented by hands-on labs:
Upon completion of this training, the student should be able to:
Install Unified Communications applications on the Cisco UCS Servers listed below running VMware ESXi based on Guidelines specified on the Cisco UC on UCS DocWiki site. UCS Servers include:
Individuals interested in, or responsible for, the installation or migration of Cisco’s Unified Communications (UC) Manager (a.k.a. CallManager) on a Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series blade server or C-Series server platform running VMware®.
Overview of Today’s Data Center and UCS
UCS Connectivity and Access
The UCS Manager
Compute Node Connectivity
Customizing the Server - The Service Profile
Virtualization in the Data Center
Adding Unified Communications to the UCS Environment - Planning and Design
Installing UC on UCS
All students are expected to be trained and experienced on Cisco’s Unified Communications products.