Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing v6.1

Course Details
Code: DCUCI v6.1
Tuition (USD): $4,395.00 • Classroom (5 days)
$4,395.00 • Virtual (5 days)

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.0 is a five-day instructor led course that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP® Data Center certification and for professional level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is on deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and UCS C-Series Rack Servers for use in data centers. The extensively hands-on course covers configuring and managing Cisco UCS servers using unified I/O networking for LAN and SAN connectivity, virtualizing server hardware identifiers to enable rapid recovery of server operating system images, automating UCS deployments using UCS Central Software and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) Supervisor, configuring fault tolerance, implementing rolebased access control (RBAC), backing up and restoring system configurations, and using the monitoring and troubleshooting tools in Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco IMC.

Skills Gained

  • Install the UCS B-Series system out of the box and deploy service profiles using pooled identities and service profile templates
  • Configure the UCS B-Series system for deployments using iSCSI and configure Band C-Series systems for deployments using Fibre Channel for regular data access and booting
  • Configure and implement security mechanisms such as RBAC with Organizations and Locales, LDAP integration, trusted points, and key rings
  • Configure and implement monitoring with syslog and Call Home
  • Manage UCS Manager domains with UCS Central, manage multiple C-Series servers with Cisco IMC
  • Supervisor, and interact with the UCS Manager XML API

Prerequisites

This topic lists the skill, knowledge, and attitudes that learners must possess to benefit fully from the course. It includes recommended Cisco learning offerings that the learner may complete to benefit fully from this course.

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) or Interconnecting Cisco
  • Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)
  • Implementing Cisco Storage Network Solutions (ICSNS)
  • Understanding of server system design and architecture
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
  • Familiarity with SANs
  • Familiarity with Fibre Channel protocol
  • Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center Architecture
  • Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (such as VMware)

Course Details

Module 1: Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation Objective: Implement Cisco Unified Computing System

Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors

  • Objective: Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors

Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Unified Computing System Connectivity

  • Objective: Describe Cisco Unified Computing System Connectivity

Lesson 3: Configuring Identity Abstraction

  • Objective: Configuring Identity Abstraction

Lesson 4: Configuring Service Profile Templates

  • Objective: Configuring Service Profile Templates

Module 2: SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System Objective: Implement SAN Storage for Cisco Unified Computing System

Lesson 1: Implementing iSCSI

  • Objective: Implement iSCSI

Lesson 2: Implementing Fibre Channel Port Channels

  • Objective: Implementing Fibre Channel Port Channels

Lesson 3: Implementing FCoE

  • Objective: Implement FCoE

Module 3: Security Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System Objective: Implement Security for Cisco Unified Computing System

Lesson 1: Implementing Role-Based Access Control

  • Objective: Implementing role-based access control

Lesson 2: Implementing External Authentication Providers

  • Objective: Implementing External Authentication Providers

Lesson 3: Implementing Key Management

  • Objective: Implementing Key Management

Module 4: Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified Computing System Objective: Perform updates of UCS firmware, back up and restore the system configuration and state, and implement monitoring with Syslog and CallHome

Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware Updates

  • Objective: Implementing UCS Firmware Updates

Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco UCS Backups

  • Objective: Implementing UCS Backups

Lesson 3: Implementing Monitoring

  • Objective: Implementing Monitoring

Module 5: Cisco Unified Computing System Automation Objective: Implement Automation for Cisco Unified Computing System

Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco UCS Central

  • Objective: Deploy Cisco UCS Central and use it to add an UCS Manager domain to UCS Central, manage resources centrally, and create all required pools and templates to deploy a service profile with UCS Central

Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco UCS Director

  • Objective: Implementing Cisco UCS Director

Lesson 3: Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager

  • Objective: Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager