Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing DCUCI

Duration: 
5 days
Codes: 
DCUCI

Overview

The DCUCI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing 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).

You'll master the professional-level skills and technologies needed to implement Cisco data center unified computing infrastructure, including unified computing implementation maintenance and operations, automation, security and storage.

Digital courseware : Cisco now provide students with electronic courseware for this course. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via learningspace.cisco.com before they attend their first day of class. Please note that any electronic courseware or labs will not be available (visible) until the first day of the class.

Audience

  • Network Designer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Consulting Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect
  • Cisco Integrators/Partners

Skills Gained

After completing 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

  • 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)

It is recommended that a student should have attended the following classes or obtained an equivalent level of knowledge before attending this course:

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Course Outline

  • Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation
  • SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Security Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Cisco Unified Computing System Automation

Module 1: Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation

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

Module 2: SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Implementing iSCSI
  • Implementing Fibre Channel
  • Implementing FCoE

Module 3: Security Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System

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

Module 4: Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified Computing System

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

Module 5: Cisco Unified Computing System Automation

  • Implementing Cisco UCS Central
  • Implementing Cisco UCS Director and Cisco IMC Supervisor
  • Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager

Labs

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

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London London5 3750 £3750 2019-11-04
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