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Configuring Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCS) 3.0


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  • 5 Days Course
    Unified Computing

    Classroom + Online

    ISK425500 (Excl. VAT)
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    Course Details


    Configuring Data Center Unified Computing is an instructor-led product training that provides learners with an overview of the Cisco UCS System, to include the Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers and Cisco UCS C-Series rack servers. There is significant content devoted to configuration and management. The Configuring Data Center Unified Computing course articulates Cisco Data Center virtualization solutions and explains how to execute a virtualization solution on Cisco UCS B-series and C-series hardware.


    This course will address the configuration and ongoing maintenance of Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers, with a strong emphasis on Cisco UCS B Series blade servers. The primary changes to the Cisco UCS features in this revision are the inclusion of the UCS 2.1 software features, to include:

    • Cisco UCS Central Support ?Cisco UCS C-Series Server Integration through Single Wire Management
    • Default vNIC and vHBA Behavior Policies
    • Fault Suppression
    • Fibre Channel Zoning
    • Firmware Auto Install and Cross-Version Support
    • LAN / SAN Connectivity Policies for Service Profile Configuration
    • Multicast Policy
    • Scheduled backups
    • Service Profile Renaming
    • Support for discovery of flash I / O devices (Fusion I / O and LSI flash cards)
    • Support for Multiple Receive Queue Support (MRQS) on Linux
    • Troubleshooting Enhancements for Finite State Machine (FSM) processes
    • Unified Uplink Ports and Uplink Port Channels
    • Unified Storage Ports
    • Con Assignment and Distribution
    • VLAN Port Count Optimization
    • VLAN Groups and Permissions
    • VM-FEX Integration for Hyper-V SRIOV
    • VM-FEX Integration for KVM (Red Hat Linux) SRIOV .


    Module 1 Describing Cisco UCS Architecture

    • Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components
    • Describing Cisco UCS User Interfaces
    • Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity and High Availability
    • Using RBAC and Organizations

    Module 2 Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System LAN Connectivity

    • Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
    • Configuring LAN Identity and Resource Pools
    • Configuring Compute Node LAN Policies

    Module 3 Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System SAN Connectivity

    • Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
    • Configuring Advanced Compute Node SAN Connectivity
    • Configuring SAN Identity and Resource Pools

    Module 4 Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System B-Series Servers

    • Configuring Server Identity and Resource Pools
    • Configuring Server Policies
    • Configuring Templates and Service Profiles
    • Managing Service Profiles
    • Configuring Logical Service Profiles that Boot from iSCSI

    Module 5 Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System Virtualization

    • Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX
    • Configuring Cisco UCS SR-IOV
    • Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX Integration for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
    • Configuring the Cisco UCS VM-FEX for KVM SR-IOV

    Module 6 Cisco Unified Computing System Administration

    • Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database
    • Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
    • Using Cisco UCS Management Tools

    Module 7 Cisco Unified Computing System C-Series Features

    • Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
    • Describing Cisco USC C-Series Server Connectivity Options
    • Using Cisco UCS C-Series IMC Discovery
    • Upgrading Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware


    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

    Target Audience

    • Channel Partner / Reseller
    • Customer
    • Employee


    The knowledge a learner should have to successfully complete this course are as follows :

    • General knowledge of servers
    • Routing and switching knowledge
    • Storage area networking knowledge
    • Server virtualization knowledge.