About this Course

Tech Type Specialist
Course Code CDCUCI
Duration 5 Days

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.2 is a five-day instructor-led course that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP® Data Center certification and for professionallevel data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is on deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and UCS C-Series Rack Servers for use in data centers. The extensively hands-on course covers configuring and managing Cisco UCS servers using unified I/O networking for LAN and SAN connectivity, virtualizing server hardware identifiers to enable rapid recovery of server operating system images, automating UCS deployments using UCS Central Software and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) Supervisor, configuring fault tolerance, implementing rolebased access control (RBAC), backing up and restoring system configurations, and using the monitoring and troubleshooting tools in Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco IMC.

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Cisco Unified Computing Technology Support Specialist (CUCTSS)
Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP Data Center)

Prerequisites

Students considered for this training should have attended the following classes or obtained equivalent level of knowledge:

The knowledge, skills, and attitudes that a learner is expected to have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Understanding of server system design and architecture
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
  • Familiarity with SANs
  • Familiarity with Fibre Channel protocol
  • Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center Architecture
  • Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (such as VMware)

Who should attend

  • Network Designer
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Consulting Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect
  • Cisco Integrators and Partners
  • Network Administrator
  • Storage Administrator
  • Network Manager

Delegates will learn how to

The focus of the Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) skills building course is on deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series Blade Servers and UCS C-Series Rack Servers for use in data centers. This hands-on course covers configuring and managing Cisco UCS servers using unified I/O networking for LAN and SAN connectivity, virtualizing server hardware identifiers to enable rapid recovery of server operating system images, implementing automation for Cisco UCS, configuring fault tolerance, implementing role-based access control (RBAC), backing up and restoring system configurations, and using the monitoring and troubleshooting tools in Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC). You’ll master the professional-level skills and technologies needed to implement Cisco data center unified computing infrastructure, including unified computing implementation maintenance and operations, automation, security, and storage.

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe Cisco UCS server form factors and Cisco UCS Connectivity
  • Configure identity abstraction and service profile templates
  • Implement iSCSI, FCoE, and Fiber Channel port channels
  • Implement role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Implement external authentication providers
  • Implementing key management
  • Implement Cisco UCS firmware updates, Cisco UCS backups, and monitoring
  • Deploy Cisco UCS Central and use it to add a Cisco UCS Manager domain, manage resources centrally, and create all required pools and templates to deploy a service profile.
  • Implement Cisco UCS Director and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (Cisco IMC) Supervisor
  • Compare scripting options for Cisco UCS Manager

Outline

Module 1: Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation

  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Unified Computing System Connectivity
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Identity Abstraction
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Service Profile Templates

Module 2: SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Lesson 1: Implementing iSCSI
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Fibre Channel Port Channels
  • Lesson 3: Implementing FCoE

Module 3: Security Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Role-Based Access Control
  • Lesson 2: Implementing External Authentication Providers
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Key Management

Module 4: Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware Updates
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco UCS Backups
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Monitoring

Module 5: Cisco Unified Computing System Automation

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco UCS Central
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 3: Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager

Cisco Learning Credits

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