Cisco UCS Bootcamp (2 Day)

Course Description
This 2 day hands-on course covers the implementation and operation of Cisco UCS in the data center,and is designed to serve the needs of engineers who implement Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series Blade and Rack mount Servers.

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

  • Understanding of server design and architecture
  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP
  • Familiarity with Server Virtualization
  • Familiarity with Storage Concepts

Course Objectives
After this course you should be able to understand:

  • UCS Architecture
  • UCS manager setup and configuration
  • How to deploy pools, policies and templates within UCS manager
  • Networking in UCS and Best Practices
  • Features introduced in the UCSM-­2.1 release

Course Type
Instructor-Led Training, Classroom with Hands-on Lab

Duration: 2 Days

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

  • Data Center Architects
  • Cloud Infrastructure Architects
  • Network Engineers
  • System Administrators
  • Storage Administrators

Course Details

  • Module 1: UCS Overview
    • DataCenter Trends
    • UCS Architecture Overview
    • UCS Hardware Overview
      • UCS Fabric Interconnects
      • UCS IOMs
      • UCS B-Series servers
      • UCS C-Series servers
      • Adapter Offerings
    • UCS Management Overview
      • UCS Manager
      • Understanding UCSM HA
      • UCSM C-Series Management
    • UCS Initial Configuration
    • Lab: UCSM Familiarization
      • Firmware Management
      • KVM Access
      • LAN/SAN Connectivity
    • Lab: Instructor Driven

  • Module 2: UCS Pools, Policies and Templates
    • Hardware State Abstraction
    • Organizations in UCS
    • Pools Overview
      • UUID Pools
      • MAC Pools
      • WWNN/WWPN Pools
      • Server Pools
    • Policies Overview
    • Understanding Templates
      • vNIC Templates
      • vHBA Templates
      • Service Profile Templates
      • Service Profiles
    • Lab: Instructor Driven


  • Module 3: UCS Admin Features
    • Role Based Access Control:RBAC
    • Remote User Authentication
    • Faults, Events and Audit Logs
    • Backup and Restore
    • Enabling SNMP
    • Call Home
    • Enabling Syslog
    • Fault Suppression
    • Lab: Instructor Driven

  • Module 4: UCS Networking
    • UCS Fabric Portfolio
    • NIV
    • Unified Ports
    • Ethernet Switching Modes
    • Upstream Ethernet Connectivity
    • FC Switching Modes
    • Storage Connectivity
    • Lab: Instructor Driven

  • Module 5: UCSD Director
    • UCS Director Overview
    • UCS Director Design