Duration: 3 days
Continuing Education credits: not included in the CE credit-eligible courses.

The Cisco Intersight Overview (DCISO) v1.0 is an instructor-led or virtual instructor-led course that builds your experience with the administration of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) X-Series servers, including using Cisco Intersight for UCS management. This course covers architecture, configuration, and operation of Cisco Intersight, and is designed to serve the needs of engineers seeking to understand the capabilities of Cisco Intersight for managing data centers from a single management platform.

This course will help you:
  • Use SaaS or on-prem version of Cisco Intersight to enable IT organizations to analyze, simplify, and automate their environments in more advanced ways than the prior generations of tools
  • Gain hands-on experience using Cisco Intersight
  • Understand the X-Series, B-Series, and C-Series product line similarities and differences
  • Describe Cisco Intersight and how it can be used to manage UCS and Cisco Hyperflex
  • Understand the process for upgrading firmware with Cisco Intersight
  • Administering server profiles, pools, and policies with Cisco Intersight
  • Describe how to get started with Cisco Intersight programmability


After completing this course, you should be able to:
  • Understand Cisco UCS Management in Cisco Intersight
  • Describe the Cisco UCS Platform including Cisco X-Series
  • Understand Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer
  • Explain Kubernetes Orchestration with Cisco Intersight Kubernetes Service (IKS) and Cisco UCS
  • Perform Automation Using Cisco Intersight
  • Create Intersight Elements Using Terraform
  • Manage Intersight Using the API


Course Outline:
  • Describing Cisco UCS Management in Cisco Intersight
  • Describing the Cisco UCS Platform
  • Describing Cisco Intersight Workloads
  • Describing Automation Options Using Cisco Intersight
  • Lab Outline:
  • Configure Threat Prevention
  • Implement Web Security
  • Configure Cisco Intersight
  • Configuring Cisco Intersight Cisco UCS Server Profile
  • Explore a Cisco Intersight–Initiated Server OS installation
  • Configure the Cisco UCS X-Server in Cisco Intersight Managed Mode
  • Explore Cisco UCS Firmware Update
  • Kubernetes Orchestration with Cisco IKS
  • Cisco Intersight Cloud Orchestration
  • Configure Terraform Provider Registry
  • Configure Cisco Intersight with the Cisco Intersight API

Prerequisite Knowledge

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge:
  • Data Center experience
  • Operating systems and virtualization experience
  • Understanding of server system design and architecture
  • Basic knowledge of servers and storage
  • Familiarity with Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) and Cisco Hyperflex
  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS networking and storage concepts

These recommended Cisco learning offerings may help students meet these prerequisites:
This course is designed for the following roles:
  • System administrators
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Systems integrators
  • Channel partners
  • Value-added resellers
  • Customer sales engineers
  • DevOps engineers
  • Sales engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects