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DCUCSIE Data Center Unified Computing Server Implementation Express

Network Training Course Description:
DCUCIX v5.0 guides learners through rack installation and the provisioning of server hardware, operating systems or hypervisors, and applications.
Network Training Course Duration:
Network Training Course Target Audience:
Customers who have purchased UCS B-Series Chassis Servers.
Network Training Course Prerequisite:
Course Content:

  • Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components

    • The computing world prior to virtualization
    • The UCS Architecture
    • UCS Basic Building Blocks: Fabric Interconnects, Chassis, Blade Servers, Standalone Servers
    • B-Series Server Architecture and Features

  • Describing the UCS User Interfaces

    • GUI, CLI, APIs

  • Describing the UCS Management Framework and Features

  • Configuring UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity

    • Fabric Internet Ethernet Uplinks
    • FI Fiber Channel Uplinks
    • Port Channels
    • Server Ports

  • Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity

    • Basic LAN Configuration
    • Virtualization the NIC card
    • Adding High Availability
    • MAC Address Learning vs Pinning
    • Port Pinning
    • Moving Traffic: Server to Server, Server to LAN

  • Configuring SAN Connectivity

    • Basic SAN Configuration
    • Unified Fabric: Using CNAs and FCoE

  • Creating Identity and Resource Pools


  • Creating Extended Service Profiles

    • Configuring UUID, LAN and SAN, Boot Order, Storage, etc.

  • Managing Service Profiles

  • Backing up and Restoring UCS Manager Databases

  • Managing and Upgrading Firmware

    • Determining Firmware Levels
    • Updating Firmware

  • Lab Outline

    • Lab A: Exploring the UCS Manager Interface
    • Lab B: Creating an Extended Service Profile
    • Lab C: Demonstrating Service Profile Mobility
    • Lab D: Building Pools and Adding to Service Profiles
    • Lab E: Building Service Profiles from Templates
    • Lab F: Exploring UCS Firmware