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DCUCSIEv46 Data Center Unified Computing Server Implementation Express v4.6

Network Training Course Description:
DCUCSIX v4.6 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,Customers who have purchased C-Series servers with the intention of managing those servers using the UCS Manager
Network Training Course Prerequisite:
Course Content:

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Cisco Unified Computing System Architecture and Components

    • The computing world prior to virtualization
    • The UCS Architecture
    • UCS Basic Building Blocks: Fabric Interconnects, Chassis, Blade Servers, Standalone Servers

  • Lesson 2: Cisco UCS B-Series Servers

    • B-Series Server Architecture and Features
    • Power and Licensing

  • Lesson 3: Installing B-Series Hardware

    • Physical installation Considerations
    • Initializing the System, Chassis and Server Discovery

  • Lesson 4: Exploring the UCS Manager

    • UCS Manager and Server Provisioning
    • Navigating the UCS Manager Interface
    • Other interfaces: CLI, XML-API

  • Lesson 5: Configuring 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

  • Lesson 6: Configuring SAN Connectivity

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

  • Lesson 7: Creating Extended Service Profiles

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

  • Lesson 8: Creating Identity and Resource Pools and Using in Service Profiles

    • Using Pools in Service Profiles

  • Lesson 9: Creating and Assigning Policies to Service Profiles

    • Creating Policies to Customize Servers and Service Profiles
    • Adding Policies to Service Profiles

  • Lesson 10: Templates and Cloning

    • Creating Service Profile Templates and Building Service Profiles
    • Cloning Service Profiles

  • Lesson 11: Overview of C-Series Integration

    • Preparing the C-Series for Integration using CIMC
    • C-Series Integration

  • Lesson 12: 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