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Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)

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"Instructor was very knowledgeable with real work experience. He conveyed the materials very clearly and it was easy to follow."
- Ken Tran, Systems Engineer, IMPEX Technologies

About this Course

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.0 is a five-day instructor-led course that provides you the skills necessary to deploy, secure, operate and maintain the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and UCS C-Series Rack Servers for use in data centers. This extensively hands-on course covers configuring and managing Cisco UCS servers using unified I/O networking for LAN and SAN connectivity, virtualizing server hardware identifiers to enable rapid recovery of server operating system images, automating UCS deployments using UCS Central Software and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) Supervisor, configuring fault tolerance, implementing role-based access control (RBAC), backing up and restoring system configurations and using the monitoring and troubleshooting tools in Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco IMC.

Who should attend

  • Network Designer
  • Server Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Consulting Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect
  • Cisco Integrators and Partners
  • Network Administrator
  • Storage Administrator
  • Network Manager

Certifications

Class Prerequisites

Students considered for this training should have attended the following classes or obtained equivalent level of knowledge:

The knowledge, skills, and attitudes that a learner is expected to have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Understanding of server system design and architecture
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
  • Familiarity with SANs
  • Familiarity with Fibre Channel protocol
  • Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center Architecture
  • Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (such as VMware)

What You Will Learn

  • Install the UCS B-Series system out of the box and deploy service profiles using pooled identities and service profile templates
  • Configure the UCS B-Series system for deployments using iSCSI and configure B- and C-Series systems for deployments using Fibre Channel for regular data access and booting
  • Configure and implement security mechanisms such as RBAC with Organizations and Locales, LDAP integration, trusted points, and key rings
  • Configure and implement monitoring with syslog and Call Home
  • Manage UCS Manager domains with UCS Central, manage multiple C-Series servers with Cisco IMC Supervisor, and interact with the UCS Manager XML API

Follow On Courses

Outline: Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)

Module 1: Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation

  • Cisco UCS server form factors
  • UCS fabric interconnect
  • B-series connectivity
  • Automatic uplink pinning
  • C-series integration
  • M-series connectivity
  • Non-abstracted identities
  • UCS service profile
  • Service profile templates

Module 2: SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • iSCSI
    • Addressing
    • Multipathing
    • Evolution
  • VSAN functionality
  • Fibre channel port channel functionality
  • Zoning
  • FCoE topologies
  • FCoE initialization protocol
  • Data center bridging

Module 3: Security Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Role-Based access control (RBAC)
  • Users, roles and privileges
  • Organizations and locales
  • User rights
  • External authentication providers
  • Public key infrastructure

Module 4: Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • UCS C-series server firmware
  • UCS B-series firmware packages
  • Firmware update best practices
  • Capability catalog updates
  • Driver updates
  • Backup options
  • Two import types
  • Policy backup
  • Logging sources
  • Port monitoring
  • SNMP Security

Module 5: Cisco Unified Computing System Automation

  • UCS central
    • Key features
    • Pre-installation checklist
    • Post-installation checklist
  • UCS director
    • Key features
    • Pre-installation checklist
    • Post-installation checklist
  • UCS manager scripting options
  • eXtensible markup language (XML)
  • Management information tree (MiT)
  • Managed objects browser
  • PowerTook CLI
  • Python SDK

Labs:

  • Lab 1: Access the Remote Lab Environment
  • Lab 2: Provision Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster
  • Lab 3: Configure Server and Uplink Ports
  • Lab 4: Configure VLANs
  • Lab 5: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Hardware Identities
  • Lab 6: Configure Basic Identity Pools
  • Lab 7: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools
  • Lab 8: Configure a Service Profile Template
  • Lab 9: Configure an iSCSI Service Profile
  • Lab 10: Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases
  • Lab 11: Configure Zoning
  • Lab 12: Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Lab 13: Configure Unified Ports on UCS Fabric Interconnects
  • Lab 14: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS C-Series Servers from SAN LUN
  • Lab 15: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS B-Series Servers from SAN LUN
  • Lab 16: Configure Organizations and Locales
  • Lab 17: Configure Job-Specific Roles
  • Lab 18: Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Lab 19: Configure a Trusted Point and KeyRing in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Lab 20: Perform Backup and Restore Activities
  • Lab 21: Implement Syslog
  • Lab 22: Deploy and Use Cisco UCS Central
  • Lab 23: Deploy and Use Cisco IMC Supervisor
  • Lab 24: Configure Cisco UCS Manager with XML API and Cisco UCS PowerTools
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 4,395
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 44 CLC
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Online Training

Duration 5 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 4,395
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 44 CLC
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