DCUCI: Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing

Planning Information

The duration of this course is 5 Days.

Description

The Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) course 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) B-Series Blade Servers 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, implementing automation for Cisco UCS, configuring fault tolerance, implementing role-based access control (RBAC), backing up and restoring system configurations, and using the monitoring and troubleshooting tools in Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC).

Intended Audience

Primary: Cisco Integrators and Partners, Consulting Systems Engineer, Network Designer, Network Engineer, Server Administrator, Systems Engineer, Technical Solutions Architect

Secondary: Network Administrator, Network Manager, Storage Administrator, Program Manager, Project Manager​

At Completion

After completion of this course, students will be able to…Describe Cisco UCS server form factors

  • Describe Cisco UCS connectivity
  • Configure identity abstraction
  • Configure service profile templates
  • Implement iSCSI
  • Implement Fibre Channel port channels
  • Implement FCoE
  • Implement role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Implement external authentication providers
  • Implementing key management
  • Implement Cisco UCS firmware updates
  • Implement Cisco UCS backups
  • Implement monitoring
  • Deploy Cisco UCS Central and use it to add a Cisco UCS Manager domain, manage resources centrally, and create all required pools and templates to deploy a service profile.
  • Implement Cisco UCS Director and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (Cisco IMC) Supervisor
  • Compare scripting options for Cisco UCS Manager

 

 
 

 

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, students should have the following prerequisite skills and knowledge:

  • 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)

Exams & Certifications

  • Certification: CCNP Data Center
  • Exam: 300-175 DCUCI

Materials

This class includes a 365 Day neXT Learning Membership that includes access to a video reference library for the entire technology stack and online discussion forums. 

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation

  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco UCS Connectivity
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Identity Abstraction
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Service Profile Templates

 Module 2: SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Lesson 1: Implementing iSCSI
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Fibre Channel
  • Lesson 3: Implementing FCoE

Module 3: Security Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Role-Based Access Control
  • Lesson 2: Implementing External Authentication Providers
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Key Management

Module 4: Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware Updates
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco UCS Backups
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Monitoring

Module 5: Cisco Unified Computing System Automation

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco UCS Central
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco UCS Director and Cisco IMC Supervisor
  • Lesson 3: Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager

Lab Outline

  • Guided Lab 1: Provision Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster
  • Guided Lab 2: Configure Server and Uplink Ports
  • Guided Lab 3: Configure VLANs
  • Guided Lab 4: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Hardware Identities
  • Guided Lab 5: Configure Basic Identity Pools
  • Guided Lab 6: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools
  • Guided Lab 7: Configure a Service Profile Template
  • Guided Lab 8: Configure an iSCSI Service Profile
  • Guided Lab 9: Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases
  • Guided Lab 10: Configure Zoning
  • Guided Lab 11: Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Guided Lab 12: Configure Unified Ports on Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects
  • Guided Lab 13: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS C-Series Servers from SAN LUN
  • Guided Lab 14: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS B-Series Servers from SAN LUN
  • Guided Lab 15: Configure Organizations and Locales
  • Guided Lab 16: Configure Job-Specific Roles
  • Guided Lab 17: Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Guided Lab 18: Configure a Trusted Point and Key Ring in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Guided Lab 19: Perform Backup and Restore Activities
  • Guided Lab 20: Implement Syslog
  • Guided Lab 21: Deploy and Use Cisco UCS Central
  • Guided Lab 22: Deploy and Use Cisco IMC Supervisor
  • Guided Lab 23: Configure Cisco UCS Manager with XML API and Cisco UCS PowerTools

This course is also available for private training. Please contact us at 610-321-3500 to learn more.
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