DCIUCS: Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System

The Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System (DCIUCS) is an introductory course that shows you how to deploy, secure, operate and maintain the Cisco Unified Computing system (Cisco UCS) B-Series blade server, Cisco UCS C-Series and S-Series rack servers, and Cisco HyperFlex product family, for use in data centers. You will gain hands-on practice on basic Cisco UCS server configuration and performing backup and restore activities.

This course will help you to gain introductory experience implementing and maintaining Cisco UCS servers, 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 content

  • Describe Cisco UCS server hardware
  • Describe Cisco UCS connectivity
  • Describe the Cisco HyperFlex Data Platform, its data writing and reading processes, and data optimization
  • Describe and configure Cisco UCS service profiles
  • Describe and configure Cisco UCS service profile templates
  • Describe and implement iSCSI on Cisco UCS
  • Describe and implement Cisco UCS firmware updates
  • Describe and implement Cisco UCS backups

Lab Outline

  • Explore Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • Configure Server and Uplink Ports
  • Configure VLANs
  • Configure Basic Identity Pools
  • Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools
  • Configure a Service Profile Template
  • Configure an iSCSI Service Profile on Cisco UCS
  • Perform Backup and Restore Activities

 

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