Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Implementation (DCUCI) v5.0(Classroom)

Course Content
This course covers the implementation and operation of Cisco UCS in the data center, and 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.

You will be guided through rack installation and provisioning of server hardware, operating systems, hypervisors, and applications. Much of the content is devoted to management and maintenance.

Certifications
This course is part of the following Certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP Data Center)
  • Cisco CCIE Data Center (CCIE Data Center)
  • Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist
  • Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist

Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Server operating systems, hypervisor and virtualization familiarity

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

  • Install Cisco R-Series rack enclosures in the data center
  • Install components in the Cisco UCS C-Series rack server prior to rack mounting
  • Install Cisco UCS C-Series rack servers in a Cisco R-Series rack
  • Use the Cisco UCS Host Upgrade Utility to upgrade or downgrade C-Series firmware to the correct version
  • Provision SNMP and syslog, and use C-Series monitoring tools
  • Use the Cisco Integrated Management Controller to provision LAN and SAN connectivity for the C-Series server
  • Use the LSI MegaRAID web user interface to provision local hard drives into a RAID 5 array
  • Install VMware ESXi in the C-Series server local hard drives
  • Implement system management, maintenance, and high-availability services for Cisco UCS B-Series
  • Implement local and remote authentication services to restrict privileges and delegate management authority in Cisco UCS Manager
  • List the processes for managing the firmware repository and upgrade or downgrade Cisco UCS firmware components using Cisco UCS Manager
  • Implement backup and restore capabilities in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Implement syslog, Smart Call Home, and SPAN
  • Maintain Cisco UCS in a high-availability configuration
  • Implement generation 1 and generation 2 connectivity
  • Differentiate between physical connections on the IOM and the redundant connections for management and data plane over the I/O MUX and midplane
  • Install and power up Cisco UCS B-Series hardware
  • Implement LAN connectivity for Cisco UCS B-Series hardware
  • Implement SAN connectivity for Cisco UCS B-Series hardware
  • Provision servers by leveraging reusable pools, policies, and templates that allow for rapid provisioning and consistency of policy
  • Perform initial Cisco UCS cluster setup and provide management IP addresses for blade servers
  • Provision VLANs and fabric interconnect uplinks for server connectivity to the Layer 3 data center cloud
  • Provision VSANs and fabric interconnect Fibre Channel uplinks for server connectivity to the data center storage cloud
  • Provision resource pools for servers, UUIDs, MAC addresses, WWNN, WWPN, and iSCSI
  • Configure reusable server policies in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Provision service profiles with initial and updating templates
  • Implement virtualization features unique to Cisco UCS that improve performance and manageability
  • Describe Cisco VM-FEX and Cisco VM-FEX universal passthrough technologies
  • Provision Cisco VM-FEX in Cisco UCS Manager and the VMware vCenter Server
  • Provision Cisco VM-FEX universal passthrough in Cisco UCS Manager and the VMware vCenter Server

Who should attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:

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