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UCSTSBC-UCSTBC UCSTSBC - UCS Troubleshooting Boot Camp

Network Training Course Description:
This course is a combination of the Cisco UCS B-Series and C-series troubleshooting courses. In this course, you will prepare to implement and maintain Cisco Unified Computing System hardware. You will learn to identify and configure the features available with Cisco UCS B-Series and C-series products. You will also cover the relevant features added by Cisco UCS code version 2.0.You will receive an overview of the new hardware available with this release, namely the Cisco 6248 Fabric Interconnects, 2208 IOMs, and 1208 VICs. You will gain the knowledge and hands-on experience to properly install, configure, and troubleshoot UCS B-Series servers in conjunction with UCS C-Series servers operating in standalone mode.
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Network Training Course Prerequisite:
DCUCD or DCUCI,Understanding of server system design/architecture and Cisco Enterprise Data Center Architecture,Familiarity with Cisco UCS Architecture,Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking, SANs, Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), and hypervisor technologies (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen)
Course Content:

  • 1. Troubleshooting Cisco UCS in the Data Center

  • LAN and SAN Connectivity
    • SAN Boot

2. Troubleshooting Nexus 1000V Installation and Operations Problems

  • Installations on Cisco UCS
    • Troubleshooting the Installation of Nexus 1000V on UCS B-Series Servers Running VMware
    • VSM and VEM Installation Considerations
    • Troubleshooting VSM-VEM Connectivity Issues and High Availability Problems
  • Data Plane Issues
    • Virtual and Physical Interfaces: VM Guest to External Network
    • Nexus 1000V Operations: Data Plane Pack Flow
    • Troubleshooting Approaches Based on TAC Cases

3. Troubleshooting Methodology

  • UCS C-Series Product Review
    • Server Models, including the C200, C210, C250, and C460
  • C-Series Installation, Setup, and Configuration
    • Configuring the CIMC to Enable Remote Access Management
  • UCS C-Series Troubleshooting Methodology
    • Proper Configurations
  • C-Series Data Gathering Activities
    • CIMC GUI
    • Navigating Utilities and Interpreting the Various Command Outputs

4. Troubleshooting LAN Connectivity

  • UCS C-Series P81E VIC Configuration
  • Troubleshoot the UCS C-Series P81E VIC Installation and Configuration

5. Troubleshooting SAN Connectivity

  • Cisco VIC P81E SAN Configuration and vHBA Properties
  • FIP: Validating Proper Operation
  • Cisco VIC P81E SAN Troubleshooting
    • Configuration Problems
    • Configure and Verify SAN Connectivity Using the P81E VIC Interfaces

6. Configuring UCS C-Series Integration with UCS Manager v2.0

  • UCS C-Series and UCS Manager v2.0 Integration
    • UCS B-Series and C-Series Components
    • Cisco Nexus Products
  • UCS C-Series and UCS Manager v2.0 Installation
    • Connect Data and Management Paths
  • UCS C-Series and UCS Manager v2.0 Troubleshooting
    • o Configure the UCS C-Series Server

Lab 1: Initial System Exploration

Lab 2: Troubleshoot Cisco UCS Service Profiles

Lab 3: Cisco UCS Support Tools

Lab 4: Cisco UCS Modes of Operation

Lab 5: Troubleshoot Port Channel

Lab 6: LAN and SAN Connectivity

Lab 7: Troubleshoot IP Network

Lab 8: Cisco UCS Upgrades

Lab 9: Memory Data Collection

Lab 10: Troubleshoot and Verify C-Series Integration with Cisco UCS Manager

Lab 11: Tools and Techniques for Troubleshooting Nexus 1000V Installation Problems

Lab 12: Commands and Procedures for Troubleshooting Nexus 1000V Data Plane Issues

Lab 13: Troubleshoot Nexus 1000V Installation, Control, and Data Plane Problems