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Cisco UCS Design Workshop (UCSDW)

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Course Overview

The Cisco UCS Desisgn Workshop (UCSDW) is suitable for Data Center designers, architects and administrators who need to understand how to design and deploy a Cisco UCS solution for given Data Center requirements. UCSDW guides learners through the planning and deployment stages and evaluates the LAN and SAN connectivity requirements and sizing for common workloads.

About this Course

Module1: Assess Data Center Computing Requirements

  • Lesson 1: Defining a Cisco Unified Computing System Solution Design
  • Lesson 2: Analyzing Computing Solutions Characteristics
  • Lesson 3: Employing Data Center Analysis Tools

Module 2: Size Cisco Unified Computing Solutions

  • Lesson 1: Sizing Cisco UCS C-Series Server Solution
  • Lesson 2: Sizing Cisco UCS B-Series Server Solution
  • Lesson 3: Planning Unified Computing Deployment

Module 3: Evaluate the use of Intel Xeon Processor families

  • Lesson 1: Intel Technology in Cisco UCS

Module 4: Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions

  • Lesson 1: Designing Unified Computing Network
  • Lesson 2: Designing Unified Computing Storage
  • Lesson 3: Designing Virtual Access Layer

Module 5: Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions Server Deployment

  • Lesson 1: Designing Cisco UCS Server Deployment
  • Lesson 2: Designing Unified Computing Management

Course Labs

Who should attend

The primary audience for this 2-day design workshop is as follows:

  • Data Center designers, architects, administrators, system engineers, and engineers.

Class Prerequisites

It is recommended that the learner has the following skills before attending this course:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) certification
  • Knowledge that is covered in the Cisco Nexus product family courses
  • Knowledge that is covered in Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) course
  • Knowledge that is covered in the Cisco MDS product family courses
  • Knowledge of server and desktop virtualization (for example, VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop, and so on)
  • Operating system administration familiarity (for example, Linux and Windows)

What You Will Learn

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Assess the requirements and performance characteristics of data center computing solutions
  • Employ design steps to size the Cisco UCS solution for given data center requirements
  • Evaluate and design Cisco UCS solution LAN, SAN, and virtual access layer connectivity
  • Recognize and design Cisco UCS solution server deployment

Outline: Cisco UCS Design Workshop (UCSDW)

Module1: Assess Data Center Computing Requirements

  • Lesson 1: Defining a Cisco Unified Computing System Solution Design
    • Describe the design process for the Cisco Unified Computing solution
    • Evaluate design process phases
    • Recognize the deliverables for the Cisco Unified Computing solution
  • Lesson 2: Analyzing Computing Solutions Characteristics
    • Identify performance characteristics
    • Assess server virtualization performance characteristics
    • Assess desktop virtualization performance characteristics
    • Assess requirements for small VMware vSphere deployment example
    • Assess requirements for small Microsoft Hyper-V deployment example
    • Assess requirements for VMware View VDI deployment example
  • Lesson 3: Employing Data Center Analysis Tools
    • Evaluate reconnaissance and analysis tools
    • Perform existing computing solution analysis with VMware Capacity Planner
    • Perform VMware vSphere analysis with VMware Capacity IQ
    • Perform existing computing solution analysis with MAP toolkit
    • Perform TCO/ROI analysis with Cisco UCS TCO/ROI Advisor

Module 2: Size Cisco Unified Computing Solutions

  • Lesson 1: Sizing Cisco UCS C-Series Server Solution
    • Recognize general Cisco UCS C-series server selection steps
    • Select proper hardware components to integrate UCS C-series server with UCS Manager
    • Select proper Cisco UCS C-series server hardware based on the requirements for a given small VMware vSphere environment
    • Select proper Cisco UCS C-series server hardware based on the requirements for a given small Microsoft Hyper-V environment
  • Lesson 2: Sizing Cisco UCS B-Series Server Solution
    • Recognize general Cisco UCS B-series server selection steps
    • Select proper Cisco UCS servers based on the requirements for a given desktop virtualization solution
  • Lesson 3: Planning Unified Computing Deployment
    • Recognize Power Calculator tool
    • Propose physical deployment plan

Module 3: Evaluate the use of Intel Xeon Processor families

  • Lesson 1: Intel Technology in Cisco UCS
    • Identify processors in Intel Xeon E5 and E7 families
    • Differentiate between different DIMM types
    • Understand the benefits of Intel MCA recovery in Intel Xeon E7 processor families
    • Differentiate between the use of Hard Disk Drives and Solid State Drives

Module 4: Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions

  • Lesson 1: Designing Unified Computing Network
    • Recognize network operational modes of the Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
    • Recognize Layer 2 disjoint domains
    • Define the network high availability mechanisms for Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
    • Define the VM-FEX requirements for Cisco UCS
  • Lesson 2: Designing Unified Computing Storage
    • Recognize SAN operational modes of Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
    • Understand SAN Connectivity
    • Define the SAN high availability mechanisms for Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
    • Recognize SAN Scalability Options
  • Lesson 3: Designing Virtual Access Layer
    • Identify and describe the Cisco Nexus 1000V
    • Identify and describe Cisco Nexus 1000V integration with VMware vCenter

Module 5: Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions Server Deployment

  • Lesson 1: Designing Cisco UCS Server Deployment
    • Identify server deployment aspects
    • Define the common naming convention for given solutions
    • Define the UUID addressing for given solutions
    • Define the MAC addressing for given solutions
    • Define the WWN addressing for given solutions
    • Define the common policies for hosts of a given solutions
  • Lesson 2: Designing Unified Computing Management
    • Define the Cisco UCS management access
    • Define the organizational hierarchy within Cisco UCS configuration
    • Define the remote management connectivity characteristics

Course Labs

  • Lab 1-1: Analyze the Existing Computing Solution
  • Lab 2-1: Design Cisco UCS C-series Solution
  • Lab 2-2: Design Cisco UCS B-series Solution
  • Lab 2-3: Plan the Physical Deployment
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