Data Center Unified Computing Implementation (DCUCI) is designed to serve the needs of engineers and technicians who implement Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series Blade Servers and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers.
•Explain how Cisco Unified Computing System addresses key management challenges in data center server environments• Describe the Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series system architectures, hardware components, and field-installable options• Explain how to connect to and manage Cisco Unified Computing System components• Configure Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers with Cisco UCS Manager• Configure Cisco UCS C-Series blade servers with Cisco IMC• Explain the connectivity requirements for the Cisco UCS platform• Configure server profiles to allocate physical resources • Configure maintenance tasks • Configure high availability at the LAN, SAN, and server NIC level• Identify common deployment scenarios for Cisco Unified Computing System• Troubleshoot common LAN and SAN connectivity issues• Troubleshoot service profile issues• Configure Cisco Nexus 1000V in a VMware vSphere 4.1 environment• Configure Cisco UCS Manager to support VMware PTS • Configure Cisco UCS Manager to support VMware DirectPath I/O
The following prerequisite skills and knowledge are recommended before attending this course: • Understanding of server system design and architecture • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking • Familiarity with SANs •Familiarity with Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) •Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center Architecture •Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen)
Review of Data Center Unified Computing Implementation E-Learning
- Brief Survey of Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Implementation E-Learning
Installation of the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers
- Updating Firmware Components of the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers
Cisco IMC Configuration
- Configuring Cisco IMC
- Provisioning Server Hardware with Cisco IMC
Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware and Management
- Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware Components
- Assembling B-Series Architecture and Features
- Installing Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware
Cisco UCS Connectivity Configuration and Management
- Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity
- Exploring the Cisco UCS B-Series User Interfaces
- Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
- Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
Server Resources Implementation
- Creating Identity and Resource Pools
- Creating Service Profiles
- Creating Service Profile Templates and Cloning Service Profiles
- Managing Service Profiles
Virtual Server Networking
- Evaluating the Cisco Nexus 1000V
- Working with VMware Ethernet Networking
- Characterizing Cisco Nexus 1000V Architecture
- Installing and Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch
- Configuring Basic Cisco Nexus 1000V Networking
- Configuring Cisco UCS Manager for VMware PTS
Cisco Unified Computing System Management and Maintenance
- Implementing Cisco Unified Computing System Startup and Shutdown Procedures
- Configuring Role-Based Access Control
- Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database
- Managing High Availability
- Monitoring System Events
- Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
Virtual Cisco® Data Center Unified Computing Implementation v4.0 (DCUCI) Online Live training option
Imagine an industry-leading classroom training experience from wherever you have access to the Internet.
The Virtual Online Live events listed here gives you an effective and proven online virtual learning experience with the freedom to attend virtually from anywhere.
There is also an option of experiencing Online Live from one of the many national partner centers where a computer and headset will be provided for you.
This rich and engaging virtual classroom environment lets you conveniently interact with instructors and other students.
You will hear and see your instructor as they teach the course and answer your questions via voice or text.
Choose the online live virtual training option and you can access the recorded version even after the class has finished.
The onDemand labs give you access to the same client and server technologies covered in class so you can test, apply and hone your skills by accessing the labs before and even after the class.
Technical Requirements: a computer or laptop with a modern browser and high speed internet access along with one or two monitors.