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DCUCS-CDCUCv20 DCUCS - Configuring Data Center Unified Computing v2.0

Network Training Course Description:
In this course, you will learn to install, configure, and maintain Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series and C-Series servers with a strong emphasis on Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers. You will focus on the management, maintenance, and troubleshooting of UCS B-Series and C-Series servers. You will cover virtualization solutions and how to execute a virtualization solution on UCS B-series and C-series hardware.
Network Training Course Duration:
4 DAYS
Network Training Course Target Audience:
Data center engineers, datacenter administrators, and system engineers,Data center architects and managers,Program and project managers
Network Training Course Prerequisite:
General knowledge of servers,Knowledge of routing, switching, storage area networking, and server virtualization
Course Content:

  • 1. Benefits of Cisco UCS

    • Data Center
      • Evolution of Server Scalability
      • Blade Server Challenges
      • Management Challenges
    • Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components
      • Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis
      • Cisco UCS B-Series Fabric Components
      • Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
      • I/O Consolidation
    • Cisco UCS Management Framework and Features
      • Management Architecture, Requirements, Features, and Capabilities
      • Managing Cisco UCS
      • External Management Framework
      • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster Requirements
      • Fault Detection and Correction Using Cisco UCS Manager
    • Installing Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware
      • Installing Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware
      • Physical and Environmental Requirements for Cisco UCS B-Series Servers
      • Physical Installation of Rack-Mount Slides in the Enclosure and on the Cisco UCS 5108 Chassis
      • Opening the Cases of Cisco UCS B200, B230, B250, and B440 Blade Servers
      • Steps for Physical Installation and Removal of Local Hard Drives
      • Installation of RAID BBUs and RAID Key in Cisco UCS B440 Blade Servers
      • Installation of IOMs and Power Supplies in the Cisco UCS 5108 Chassis
      • Installation and Removal of Fan Units
      • Installation of Cisco UCS B200, B230, B250, and B440 Blade Servers
      • Installation and Removal of SFP+ Copper Twinax and Optical Modules
      • Power Requirements

  • 2. Cisco UCS Connectivity Configuration and Management

    • Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity
      • I/O Uplinks and Bandwidth Oversubscription with the Cisco UCS 2104XP Series Fabric Extender
      • I/O Uplinks and Bandwidth Oversubscription with the Cisco UCS 2208XP Series IOM
      • Port Personalities
    • Exploring the Cisco UCS B-Series User Interfaces
      • Cisco UCS Manager Graphical User Interface (GUI) Layout
      • Navigation Pane
      • Command Line Interface (CLI) Shells
    • Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
      • Port Personality States of 10 Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces on the Cisco UCS 6100 Series Fabric Interconnect
      • Port Personality States of Unified Ports on the Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnect
      • Configuring Port Channels to Northbound Switches
      • Configuring Discrete Mode and Port Channel Mode on Southbound Chassis Links
      • End Host Mode (EHM)
      • Disjointed Layer 2 Uplink Support in EHM
      • EHM Compared to Switched Mode
      • Requirements for Configuring VLANs in Cisco UCS Manager
      • Role of the virtual network interface card (vNIC) in Abstracting MAC Addresses
      • Failover
      • Static IOM Pinning and Recovery from Failure
      • Automatic Uplink Pinning and Recovery from Failure
      • Configuration of Manual Uplink Pinning and Recovery from Failure
      • Best Practices for Connecting Cisco UCS
    • Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
      • Fibre Channel Switching
      • Fibre Channel Operating Modes
      • Fibre Channel Switching Mode
      • EHM and N Port Virtualization (NPV)
      • Benefits and Drawbacks of Fibre Channel Switching and EHM
      • Multipath IO (MPIO)
      • Configuring VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
      • Creating VSANs and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) VLANs in Cisco UCS
      • Role of Virtual Host Bus Adapter (vHBAs) when Abstracting WWNNs and WWPNs into a Service Profile
      • Configuring Manual Uplink Pinning and Recovery from Failure
    • Support for Disjointed Layer 2 Domains with Cisco UCS Manager 2.0
      • Disjointed Layer 2 Domains
      • Implications of Disjointed Layer 2 Domains
      • Configuring Disjointed Layer 2 Domains

  • 3. Server Resources Implementation

    • Creating Identity and Resource Pools
      • Rationale for Creating Identity and Resource Pools
      • Configuring UUID Pools
      • Configuring MAC Pools
      • Configuring WWN Pools
      • Configuring Server Pools
      • Importance of Creating Pools in the Correct Organization
    • Creating Service Profiles
      • Benefits and Purpose of Service Profiles
      • Configuring a BIOS Policy to Enable Virtualization Features
      • Configuring an Adapter Policy
      • Creating a Quality of Service (QoS) System Class
      • Configuring Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) and Serial Over LAN (SoL) Policies
      • Configuring a Scrub Policy for Local Disks and BIOS
      • Comparing Simple and Expert Service Profile Wizards
      • Simple Service Profile Wizard
      • Expert Service Profile Wizard
      • Required and Optional Components of the Service Profile Definition
    • Creating Service Profile Templates and Cloning Service Profiles
      • Service Profile Templates
      • Creating Differentiated Service Profile Templates
      • Automating Creation of a Server Farm Using Service Profile Templates
      • Hidden Pitfalls when Using Updating Templates
      • Unbinding a Service Profile from its Template
      • Cloning a Service Profile
    • Managing Service Profiles
      • Associating and Disassociating a Service Profile to a Server Blade
      • Changes to a Service Profile that Trigger a Cisco UCS Utility Operating System Update
      • Planning the Organization where a Service Profile is Created
      • Moving a Service Profile to a New Server Blade in the Event of Hardware Failure
      • Management IP Address, KVM, and Virtual Media
      • Service Profile Schedules
    • Creating Logical Service Profiles that Boot from iSCSI with Cisco UCS 2.0
      • Creating a Service Profile that Boots from Small Computer System Interface over IP (iSCSI)
      • Creating an iSCSI Adapter Policy
      • Creating an iSCSI Authentication Profile
      • Installing and Booting ESXi
      • Installing and Booting Windows 2008 R2/R2-SP1
      • Installing and Booting RHEL

  • 4. Cisco Unified Computing System Management and Maintenance

    • Configuring Role-Based Access Configuration (RBAC)
      • Overall Framework of RBAC in Cisco UCS
      • Configuring Local Users, Roles, and Privileges
      • Configuring Organizations and Locales
      • Effective Rights of a User as an Intersection of Mapped Roles and Locales
      • Configuring Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Active Directory as an External Authentication and Authorization Service
      • Mapping Cisco UCS Roles to LDAP and Active Directory Attributes
    • Implementing Cisco UCS Startup and Shutdown Procedures
      • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Startup and Shutdown Procedures
      • Effects of Shutting Down or Rebooting a Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect on the High Availability Cluster
      • Startup and Shutdown Procedures for Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
      • Procedures for Power State Verification
    • Backing Up and Restoring Cisco UCS Manager Database
      • Supported Backup Types and Functions
      • Import Operations and Disaster Recovery Restore Operations
      • Configuring a Backup Job
      • Verifying Backup Creation and Execution
      • Configuring an Import Job to Restore the AAA User Database
      • Configuring the Backup Job to Preserve Abstracted Identities
      • Configuring Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects for a Disaster Recovery Restore
    • Managing High Availability
      • High Availability Cluster Connection Requirements for Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
      • Intercluster Communications and Cisco UCS Manager Database Synchronization
      • Resolving Split-Brain Issues in the High Availability Cluster with Cisco UCS 5108 Chassis Serial EEPROM
      • Intercluster Communications and Cisco UCS Manager Database Synchronization
      • Cluster Partition in Space and Partition in Time Conditions
      • Modifying Cluster IP Addressing
    • Monitoring System Events
      • Fault Management System and Fault Severity Levels
      • Using the Audit Log to Track Administrative Changes to the Cisco UCS Manager Database
      • Areas of Operation that are Subject to Finite State Machine (FSM) Validation and FSM Output Interpretation
      • Configuring and Validating Logging Options
      • CLI Status Monitoring
      • Switched Port Analyzer
      • Configuring the Smart Call Home Feature
      • Settings for Logs, Events, and Faults
      • Disk Monitoring
    • Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
      • Finding Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware Packages on Cisco.com
      • Updating Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
      • Direct Upgrade of Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC), IOM, and Mezzanine Adapter Firmware
      • Firmware Updates Using a Service Profile
      • Differences between Firmware Processes Used by Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects and Cisco IMC, IOMs, and Adapters
    • Migrating Cisco UCS Platforms
      • Upgrade Prerequisites
      • Best Practices for Upgrading Between Fabric Interconnect Models
      • Firmware Considerations and Supported Limits
    • Configuring Cisco UCS VM Fabric Extender for VMware
      • vCenter Integration Methods
      • Manually Configuring Pass-Through Switching
      • Installing Cisco UCS Manager Extension in vCenter
      • Configuring Cisco UCS Manager to Connect to vCenter
      • Configuring Uplinks and vEthernet Profiles
      • Configuring Service Profiles with Dynamic Network Interface Cards (NICs)
      • Configuring vMotion and Virtual Interface Card (VIC) Port Profile Mobility

  • 5. Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Configuration

    • Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
      • Managing C-Series Servers
    • Cisco UCS C-Series Integrated Management Controller Discovery
      • Configuring CIMC Local User Accounts
      • Using the KVM Console
      • Configuring Virtual Media
      • Downloading Operating System Drivers and Utilities
      • Configuring the SoL Protocol
      • Configuring IPMI
    • Upgrading Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware
      • Cisco UCS C-Series Host Upgrade Utility
      • Downloading Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware
      • Installing CIMC Firmware
      • Recovering from a Corrupted BIOS
    • Cisco UCS C-Series Server Connectivity Options
      • Cisco UCS P81E Virtual Interface Card
      • Cisco UCS C-Series Connectivity Options

  • Lab 1: Initial Configuration

  • Lab 2: Configure Resource Pools

  • Lab 3: Create Logical Service Profiles

  • Lab 4: Install VMware ESXi on iSCSI LUN and Boot from iSCSI

  • Lab 5: Back Up and Import Configuration Data

  • Lab 6: Upgrade Cisco UCS Components

  • Lab 7: Report Configuration

  • Lab 8: Configure VM-FEX Pass-Through Switching