Data Center Unified Computing Implementation (DCUCI) 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.

Target Audience

This course is designed for:

  • Data-center technicians, data-center administrators, and system engineers
  • Data-center designers and managers

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Implement Cisco UCS C-Series rack servers in standalone mode. Boot from the local hard drive and mount the Fibre Channel SAN LUN for shared storage
  • 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

Course Outline

Implement Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers

  • Implementing Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosures
  • Installing Cisco UCS C-Series Server Hardware
  • Installing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers in a Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosure
  • Updating Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware with the Host Upgrade Utility
  • Provisioning Monitoring and Logging on the Cisco UCS C-Series Server
  • Provisioning LAN and SAN Connectivity in the Cisco Integrated Management Controller
  • Provisioning RAID on the Cisco UCS C-Series Server
  • Installing VMware ESXi on the Cisco UCS C-Series Server Local RAID Array

Manage the Cisco UCS B-Series

  • Implementing RBAC
  • Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
  • Implementing Backup, Import, and Restore of the Cisco UCS Manager Database
  • Implementing Logging and Monitoring
  • Implementing High Availability

Implement Cisco UCS B-Series Connectivity

  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity
  • Installing Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware
  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series LAN Connectivity
  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Connectivity

Provision Cisco UCS Compute Resources

  • Provisioning the Cisco UCS Cluster
  • Provisioning LAN Networking
  • Provisioning SAN Networking
  • Provisioning Resource Pools in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Provisioning Server Policies in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Provisioning Service Profiles from Templates in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Provisioning Cisco UCS C-Series Server Integration in Cisco UCS Manager

Implement Cisco UCS Server Virtualization Features

  • Provisioning Cisco VM-FEX and Cisco VM-FEX Universal Pass-Through
  • Provisioning Cisco VM-FEX
  • Provisioning Cisco VM-FEX Universal Pass-Through

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