Cisco Data Center Unified Computing


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 ArchitectNetwork Administrator, Network Manager, Storage Administrator, Program Manager, Project Manager


Understanding of server system design and architectureFamiliarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networkingFamiliarity with SANsFamiliarity with Fibre Channel protocolUnderstanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center ArchitectureFamiliarity 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 templatesConfigure 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 bootingConfigure and implement security mechanisms such as RBAC with Organizations and Locales, LDAP integration, trusted points, and key ringsConfigure and implement monitoring with syslog and Call HomeManage 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 FactorsDescribing Cisco Unified Computing System ConnectivityConfiguring Identity AbstractionConfiguring Service Profile Templates
Section 2: SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System
Implementing iSCSIImplementing Fibre Channel Port Channels Implementing FCoE 
Section 3: Security Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System
Implementing Role-Based Access ControlImplementing External Authentication ProvidersImplementing Key Management 
Section 4: Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified Computing System
Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware UpdatesImplementing Cisco UCS Backups Implementing Monitoring
Section 5: Cisco Unified Computing System Automation
Implementing Cisco UCS CentralImplementing Cisco UCS Director Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager