Course Overview

The Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS) v1.0 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: configuring key features of Cisco UCS, Cisco UCS Director, and Cisco UCS Manager; implementing UCS management software including Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco Intersight™; and more.

CLASS INFORMATION
Price: 
$3,695
Duration: 
3 days
Version: 
1.0
Learning Credits: 
37
  • 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

    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
    • Implementing Cisco UCS Storage Area Network (SAN)
      • SAN Introduction
      • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Fibre Channels modes
      • Named VSANs
      • Cisco UCS Fibre Channel and FCoE Storage Connectivity
    • Describing Cisco UCS Policies for Service Profiles
      • Storage Policies and Profiles
      • Basic Input Output System (BIOS) Policies
      • Boot Policy
      • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Policies
      • Scrub Policies
      • Maintenance Policies
    • Describing Cisco Adapter FEX and Single Root I/O Virtualization
      • Cisco FEX Overview
      • Cisco Adapter FEX
      • Single Root I/O Virtualization
    • Implementing RBAC on Cisco UCS
      • RBAC in Cisco UCS
      • Users, Roles, and Privileges
      • Functions of Organizations and Locales
      • Effective Rights of a User
    • Implementing External Authentication Providers
      • Options for External Authentication Providers
    • Implementing Key Management on Cisco UCS Manager
      • Public Key Infrastructure
    • Implementing Cisco UCS Director
      • Cisco UCS Director Overview
      • Policies, Virtual Data Centers, and Catalogs
      • Cisco UCS Director Virtualization Support
      • Managing Compute with Cisco UCS Director
      • Cisco UCS Manager Orchestration
      • Self-Service Portal
      • Reporting and Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director
    • Implementing Cisco Intersight
      • Cisco UCS Director Overview
      • Important Features of Cisco Intersight
    • Describing the Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager
      • Cisco UCS Manager XML API
      • Cisco UCS Management Information Tree
      • Managed Object Browser
      • Cisco UCS PowerTool
      • Cisco UCS Python Software Development Kit (SDK)
    • Implementing Key Management on Cisco UCS Manager
      • Public Key Infrastructure
    • Implementing Cisco Intersight
      • Cisco Intersight Overview
      • Important Features of Cisco Intersight
    • Describing the Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager
      • Cisco UCS Manager XML API
      • Cisco UCS Management Information Tree
      • Managed Object Browser
      • Cisco UCS Manager PowerTool
      • Cisco UCS Python SDK
    • Implementing Monitoring on Cisco UCS Manager
      • Logging Sources in Cisco UCS Manager
      • Port Monitoring Capabilities of Cisco UCS Manager
      • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Security Ramifications
      • Cisco UCS Manager Call Home Feature
    • 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 Elastic Sky X Integrated (ESXi) on Cisco UCS from the FCoE Logical Unit Number (LUN) via FCoE
    • Configure RBAC
    • Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users via Open Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (OpenLDAP)
    • Configure a Trusted Point and Key Ring in Cisco UCS Manager
    • Configure Cisco UCS with Cisco Intersight
    • Configure Cisco UCS Manager Using Scripting
    • Implement Syslog and Call Home
  • 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

    These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:

    • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) v1.0
    • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0
    • Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
    • Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System (DCIUCS) v1.0
    • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.2
    • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.2
    • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) or Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)
    • Server administrators
    • Network engineers
    • Systems engineers
    • Consulting systems engineers
    • Technical solutions architects
    • Network administrators
    • Storage administrators
    • Network managers
    • Cisco integrators and partners