Cisco Data Center Unified Computing

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Cisco Data Center Unified Computing

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI is a 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. 

Target Audience

  • Cisco Integrators and Partners, Consulting Systems Engineer, Network Designer, Network Engineer, Server Administrator, Systems Engineer, Technical Solutions Architect
  • Network Administrator, Network Manager, Storage Administrator, Program Manager, Project Manager

Prerequisites

  • 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 Objectives

After completion of this course, students will be able to...

  • 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 B- and 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

 


 

Course Curriculum


Section 1: Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation

  • Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors
  • Describing Cisco Unified Computing System Connectivity
  • Configuring Identity Abstraction
  • Configuring Service Profile Templates


Section 2: SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Implementing iSCSI
  • Implementing Fibre Channel Port Channels 
  • Implementing FCoE 


Section 3: Security Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Implementing Role-Based Access Control
  • Implementing External Authentication Providers
  • Implementing Key Management 


Section 4: Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware Updates
  • Implementing Cisco UCS Backups 
  • Implementing Monitoring


Section 5: Cisco Unified Computing System Automation

  • Implementing Cisco UCS Central
  • Implementing Cisco UCS Director 
  • Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager