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UC-UCSv45-ICUCUCSVE UC-UCS v4.5 - Installing Cisco UC on UCS in a Virtualized Environment

Network Training Course Description:
In this course, you will cover both the Unified Computing (UCS) System B-series servers and the stand alone C-series servers. You will examine the system preparation (B-series and C-series), ESXi deployment, Unified Communications (UC) applications in ESXi, and the Nexus 1000v virtual Ethernet switch. You will cover the changing Data Center server environment, where the Cisco UCS system fits into the environment, and LAN and SAN considerations. UCS products will be discussed, with emphasis on the advantages the UCS Manager brings to server provisioning, as well as server provisioning through the use of easy-to-configure Service Profiles.
Network Training Course Duration:
5 DAYS
Network Training Course Target Audience:
Anyone interested in, or responsible for, the installation, migration, and management of Cisco's Unified Communications applciations on a UCS B-Series blade server or C-Series server platform running VMware,Individuals seeking to learn the fundamentals of UCS, VMware ESXi, and Nexus 1000v
Network Training Course Prerequisite:
Experience with Cisco's Unified Communications products
Course Content:

  • 1. Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)

    • Data Center Computing Challenges
    • Cisco UCS
    • Cisco UCS Servers

  • 2. UCS Architecture

    • UCS Architecture and B-Series Connectivity
    • B-Series Installation
      • Configuring High Availability
    • Exploring the B-Series User Interfaces

  • 3. Cisco UCS LAN and SAN Connectivity

    • Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
    • Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity

  • 4. Cisco UCS Service Profiles

    • Creating Identity and Resource Pools
    • Creating Service Profiles
    • Creating Service Profile Templates and Cloning Service Profiles

  • 5. Virtualization and VMware

    • Virtual Infrastructure
    • Networking in the VMware Infrastructure
    • Configuring VMware Switching
    • Deploying Standalone C-Series Servers
    • Supporting VMware features for Unified Communications Applications

  • 6. Installing Unified Communications on UCS

    • Deploying Virtualized Cisco UC Applications
    • Virtualizing Cisco UC Manager
    • Migrating Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) from a Physical to a Virtual Server
    • Troubleshooting Database Replication Issues

  • 7. UC on UCS QoS Considerations

    • Quality of Service for UC on UCS

  • 8. Unified Communications Update

    • Unified Communications 8.5

  • 9. Nexus 1000v Switch

    • Evaluating the Cisco Nexus 1000v Switch
    • Installing and Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000v Switch
    • Configuring Basic Cisco Nexus 1000v Networking
    • Nexus 1000v Troubleshooting

  • 10. Backup and Restore Operations

    • Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database

  • Appendix: Unified Computing System C-Series

    • Integrating C-Series Servers

  • Lab 1: Initial Configuration

  • Lab 2: Explore the UCS Manager

  • Lab 3: Configure Resource Pools

  • Lab 4: Configure Expert Service Profiles

  • Lab 5: Install ESXi

  • Lab 6: Install ESCi on C-Series Standalone Servers

  • Lab 7: Install vCenter and configure ESXi Networking

  • Lab 8: Add VMs and Enable vMotion

  • Lab 9: Install the UC Subscriber

  • Lab 10: Install Nexus 1000v VSM and VEM

  • Lab 11: Configure Port Profiles and Migrate VMs

  • Lab 12: Configure UCS QoS

  • Lab 13: Configure and Use SPAN and ERSPAN Ports

  • Lab 14: Back Up and Import Configurations (Optional)

  • Lab 15: Upgrade UCS Components (Optional)