Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS)

Start Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)

End Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)

$3,645.00

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Course Description:

In this three-day course, Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS), students will learn 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. Students will learn how to implement management and orchestration software for Cisco UCS. Students will gain hands-on practice with:

  • Configuring key features of Cisco UCS, Cisco UCS Director, and Cisco UCS Manager
  • Implementing UCS management software including Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco Intersight

Course Objectives

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

  • 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
  • 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 Modules

  • 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

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 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

Target Audience

The primary audience for this course are as follows:

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

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

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

Inclusions

With CCS Learning Academy, you’ll receive:

  • Certified Instructor-led training
  • Official Training Seminar Student Handbook
  • Pre and Post assessments/evaluations
  • Collaboration with classmates (not currently available for self-paced course)
  • Real-world learning activities and scenarios
  • Exam scheduling support*
  • Enjoy job placement assistance for the first 12 months after course completion.
  • This course is eligible for CCS Learning Academy’s Learn and Earn Program: get a tuition fee refund of up to 50% if you are placed in a job through CCS Global Tech’s Placement Division*
  • Government and Private pricing available.*

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