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To prepare you for certification, we will review the core material from the DCUCD and DCUCI courses as well as over 17 labs. The lab environment includes a Nexus 5k Core, a pair of Fabric Interconnects, both B-Series and C-Series Servers, Microsoft Hyper-V (2008 or 2012), VMware vSphere (v4.x or 5.x), the Cisco Nexus 1000v and Cisco UCS Manager VM-FEX.

The course hours are 8:00am - 6:00pm each day, so you can receive the most complete training experience possible and ensure you have time to fully grasp the in-depth content covered.



Highlights:

From a design perspective, we will:

  • Extensively review Cisco's six-step design lifecycle
  • Review a detailed process for picking the ideal C-Series and B-Series components
  • Review Cisco UCS Data Center products as well as their placement and operation
  • Cover the architecture, components, connectivity, and features of Cisco UCS
  • Outline key details to gather as you migrate to a Virtualized Data Center and install different solutions on a UCS infrastructure

From an implementation perspective, we will:

  • Review the initial setup and configuring of each Cisco UCS components
  • Review LAN and SAN modes of operations and connectivity options
  • Detail all aspects of a server build through a service profile and various server related templates and policies
  • Discuss proper Bare Metal OS or Hypervisor installations
  • Fully install and configure a vSphere environment
  • Install and configure Cisco's Nexus 1000v
  • Install and configure Cisco's UCS Manager VM-FEX
  • Review how to administer your UCS environment through logging, AAA, and monitoring

Prerequisites:
  • CCNA DC equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Server operating systems, hypervisor and virtualization familiarity
  • Implementing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (ICSNS)
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking, SANs, Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), and hypervisor technologies (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen)


Audience:
  • System engineers, administrators, and technicians who implement Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers
  • Individuals interested in dedicating their time to preparing for the Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist exam

1. Cisco Data Center Solution Architecture and Components

2. Assess Data Center Computing Requirements

3. Size Cisco Unified Computing Solutions

4. Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions

5. Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions Server Deployment

6. Cisco Unified Computing Solution Applications

7. Installation of the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers

8. Cisco IMC Configuration

9. Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware and Management

10. Cisco UCS Connectivity Configuration and Management

11. Server Resources Implementation

12. Virtual Server Networking

13. Cisco UCS Management and Maintenance

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