DCCUCS: Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System

The Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS) shows you how to deploy, secure, operate, and maintain Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) B-series blade servers, Cisco UCS C-Series, and S-Series rack servers for use in data centers. You will learn how to implement management and orchestration software for Cisco UCS. You will gain hands-on practice on: configuring key features of Cisco UCS, Cisco UCS Director, and Cisco UCS Manager; implementing UCS management software including Cisco UCS Director, Cisco UCS Manager, and Cisco Intersight; and more.

How you will benefit

This course will help you:

  • Gain in-depth experience implementing and maintaining Cisco UCS servers to help you accelerate and provide robust UCS deployments
  • Gain knowledge and skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, data center equipment, and software

Audience

Server administrators, Network engineers, Systems engineers, Consulting systems engineers, Technical solutions architects, Network administrators, Storage administrators, Network managers, Cisco integrators and partners

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • General knowledge of servers
  • Routing and switching knowledge
  • Storage area networking knowledge
  • Server virtualization knowledge

The following Cisco courses may help you meet these prerequisites:

Course objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe and implement Fibre Channel, zoning, and N-Port Virtualization (NPV) features on Cisco UCS
  • Describe and implement Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) on Cisco UCS
  • Describe Cisco UCS policies for service profiles
  • Describe Cisco Adapter Fabric Extender (FEX) and Single Root I/O Virtualization
  • Describe and implement Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) on Cisco UCS
  • Describe and implement external authentication providers on Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe and implement key management on Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director
  • Describe and implement Cisco Intersight
  • Describe the scripting options for Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe and implement monitoring on Cisco UCS Manager

Course content

  • Implementing Fibre Channel on Cisco UCS
  • Implementing FCoE on Cisco UCS
  • Describing Cisco UCS Policies for Service Profiles
  • Describing Cisco Adapter FEX and Single Root I/O Virtualization
  • Implementing RBAC on Cisco UCS
  • Implementing External Authentication Providers
  • Implementing Key Management on Cisco UCS Manager
  • Implementing Cisco UCS Director
  • Implementing Cisco Intersight
  • Describing the Scripting Options for Cisco UCS
  • Implementing Monitoring on Cisco UCS Manager

Lab Outline

Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases
Configure Zoning
Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
Configure Unified Ports on Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects
Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS from the FCoE LUN
Configure RBAC
Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users via OpenLDAP
Configure a Trusted Point and Key Ring in Cisco UCS Manager
Install Cisco UCS Director
Configure Cisco UCS Director
Discover Infrastructure with Cisco UCS Director
Examine the Cisco UCS Director GUI
Design Services in Cisco UCS Director
Configure Cisco UCS with Cisco Intersight
Configure Cisco UCS Manager Using Scripting
Implement Syslog and Call Home

 

 

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