Course Overview

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. 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, automating UCS deployments using UCS Central Software and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) Supervisor, 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 IMC.

CLASS INFORMATION
Price: 
$4,395
Duration: 
5 days
Version: 
6.0
Certification: 
CCNP Data Center
Exam: 
642-999 DCUCI
Learning Credits: 
44
  • Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

    • 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
  • Module 1: Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation

    • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors
    • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Unified Computing System Connectivity
    • Lesson 3: Configuring Identity Abstraction
    • Lesson 4: Configuring Service Profile Updates

    Module 2: SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System

    • Lesson 1: Implementing iSCSI
    • Lesson 2: Implementing Fibre Channel Port Channels
    • 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
    • Lesson 3: Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager
    • Guided Lab 1: Access the Remote Lab Environment
    • Guided Lab 2: Provision Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster
    • Guided Lab 3: Configure Server and Uplink Ports
    • Guided Lab 4: Configure VLANs
    • Guided Lab 5: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Hardware Identities
    • Guided Lab 6: Configure Basic Identity Pools
    • Guided Lab 7: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools
    • Guided Lab 8: Configure a Service Profile Template
    • Guided Lab 9: Configure an iSCSI Service Profile
    • Guided Lab 10: Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases
    • Guided Lab 11: Configure Zoning
    • Guided Lab 12: Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
    • Guided Lab 13: Configure Unified Ports on UCS Fabric Interconnects
    • Guided Lab 14: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS C-Series Servers from SAN LUN
    • Guided Lab 15: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS B-Series Servers from SAN LUN
    • Guided Lab 16: Configure Organizations and Locales
    • Guided Lab 17: Configure Job-Specific Roles
    • Guided Lab 18: Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users with Microsoft Active Directory
    • Guided Lab 19: Configure a Trusted Point and KeyRing in Cisco UCS Manager
    • Guided Lab 20: Perform Backup and Restore Activities
    • Guided Lab 21: Implement Syslog
    • Guided Lab 22: Deploy and Use Cisco UCS Central
    • Guided Lab 23: Deploy and Use Cisco IMC Supervisor
    • Guided Lab 24: Configure Cisco UCS Manager with XML API and Cisco UCS PowerTool
  • Students considered for this training should have attended the following classes or obtained equivalent level of knowledge:

    • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0
    • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0
    • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) or Interconnecting Cisco
      Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)
    • Implementing Cisco Storage Network Solutions (ICSNS)

    The knowledge, skills and attitudes that a learner is expected to have before attending this course are as follows:

    • 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)
    • Channel Partners
    • Customers
    • Employees
    • Entry-level to experienced Network Administrator
    • Senior Network Engineer
    • Presales Engineer
    • Design Engineer
    • Data Center Administrator
    • Senior Systems Engineer
    • Senior Technical Solutions Architect