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

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Duration: 5 Days

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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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