This course equips delegates with the knowledge and skills to configure, implement and manage Cisco Unified Computing System environments.
Who’s it for?
This hands-on course is intended for system engineers, data centre administrators, technicians and architects implementing Cisco Unified Computing System B and C Series Servers. It is also suitable preparation for exam 642-999, Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing.
After attending this course a delegate should be able to:
- understand the Cisco UCS B-Series management and system architecture in UCS Manager 2.1
- implement system management, maintenance and high-availability services for Cisco UCS B and C-Series servers.
- configure Cisco UCS Stateless Computing using resource pools, templates and policies with Cisco Unified Fabric.
- discuss how to manage firmware upgrades
- describe how to provision the Cisco UCS compute resources
- discuss how to troubleshoot errors and faults using the built-in logging systems
- explain how to monitor performance statistics using the built-in tools
- install Cisco R-Series rack enclosures in the data centre
- configure UCS Central 1.1
- describe Cisco UCS C-Series system architecture and hardware components in UCS Manager 2.1
- understand Cisco C-Series stand-alone operations
- describe Cisco UCS C-Series integration with UCSM 2.1
- implement Stateless Computing on B and C-Series servers
- explain and configure Cisco UCS VM-FEX technology in UCS Manager 2.1 in a VMware environment.
Delegates should have:
- an understanding of server system design and architecture
- familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
- familiarity with LAN/SAN technology
- familiarity with Fibre Channel protocol
- an understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center architecture
- familiarity with server virtualisation technologies (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Red Hat KVM, Citrix Xen).
Module 1: Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) overview
- Lesson 1: Overview of Cisco UCS
- Lesson 2: Implementing an HA cluster
- Lesson 3: Implementing role based access control
- Lesson 4: Managing and upgrading UCS B-Series firmware
- Lesson 5: Backing up and restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database
- Lesson 6: Implementing logging and monitoring
- Lesson 7: Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series physical connectivity
- Lesson 8: Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series LAN connectivity
- Lesson 9: Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series SAN connectivity
- Lesson 10: Provisioning resource pools in Cisco UCS Manager
- Lesson 11: Provisioning server profiles, policies and templates in Cisco UCS Manager
- Lesson 12: Implementing Cisco R-Series rack enclosures
- Lesson 13: Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series hardware
- Lesson 14: UCS management tools
Module 2: Configuring Cisco C-Series rack servers
- Lesson 1: Installing Cisco UCS C-Series servers
- Lesson 2: Installing Cisco UCS C-Series servers in Cisco R-Series rack enclosure
- Lesson 3: Updating Cisco UCS C-Series firmware with the Host Upgrade Utility
- Lesson 4: Provisioning monitoring and logging on the Cisco UCS C-Series server
- Lesson 5: C-Series Server Configuration Utility
- Lesson 6: Provisioning RAID on the C-Series server
- Lesson 7: Installing VMware ESXi on the C-Series server local RAID array
- Lesson 8: Provisioning LAN and SAN connectivity in the CIMC
- Lesson 9: Provisioning Cisco UCS C-Series server integration in Cisco UCS Manager
Module 3: Design and Implementation with VM-FEX
- Lesson 1: Overview Cisco VM-FEX and Cisco VM-FEX universal pass-through
- Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX
- Lesson 3: Provisioning Cisco VM-FEX universal pass-through
- Demonstration 1: Provision initial B-Series configuration
- Lab 1: Upgrading UCS components
- Lab 2: Creating simple service profiles
- Lab 3: Configuring resource pools
- Lab 4: Creating service profiles from templates
- Lab 5: Creating mobile service profiles
- Lab 6: Advanced service profiles creation
- Lab 7: Testing High Availability
- Lab 8: Backing up and importing configuration data
- Lab 9: Role based access controls
- Lab 10: Configuring and exploring UCS Central 1.1
- Lab 11: C-Series single-wire UCSM integration
- Lab 12: Installing ESXi 5.1 on C-Series to boot from SAN
- Lab 13: Configuring VM-FEX
This course will prepare delegates for examination 642-999, Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (part of the certification as a Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist).
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