The Cisco UCS M5 and UCS Solutions Update (UCSM5) v1.0 training is a 2-day instructor-led course intended for individuals in sales, pre-sales, and engineering roles that are looking for an in-depth overview of the latest developments in Cisco UCS portfolio and solutions.
This training focuses on new developments of Cisco UCS which makes UCS stand out in terms of performance for all traditional and next-generation Applications. The training covers latest innovations on M5 servers, Machine Learning and AI using GPUs, use cases for UCS S-series solutions, applications running on different converged stacks, cloud management with Cisco Intersight and infrastructure optimizations and migration for workloads with Cisco Workload Optimization Manager (CWOM). Participants will get the opportunity to get hands-on time with different UCS solutions in a form of a lab exercises, getting familiar with innovations in UCS-based portfolio.


After finishing this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand why UCS win performance benchmarks for applications. SAP, Oracle, VDI, MS and many more.
  • Understand improvements in solutions based on latest UCS M5 servers.
  • Understand what makes UCS perform better for storage oriented application requirements.
  • Understand Innovations, which simplify to consume infrastructure.
  • Understand to position business value of UCS to all teams in the Data Center.


The course contains the following components:
  • Cisco UCS M5 Update
    • UCS Portfolio Overview
    • UCS B-Series Overview and Update
    • Cisco UCS VIC Update
    • Next Generation UCS M5 Server Portfolio
    • CPUs and Memory in Cisco UCS M5
    • GPU-Accelerated Data Center
    • Cisco UCS M5 Server Portfolio Update
  • Cisco UCS S-Series and Solutions
    • Cisco UCS S-Series
    • S-Series Solutions and Partnerships
  • Converged and Hyperconverged Solutions
    • Cisco UCS Converged Stacks
    • FlexPod
    • FlashStack
    • AzureStack
    • Cisco HyperFlex
    • Docker
  • Software Update, Automation and Optimization Solutions
    • Cisco UCS Software Update
    • Cisco Intersight
    • Cisco Workload Optimization Manager

Lab outline:
  • Cisco Workload Optimization Manager
  • Cisco UCS Starship (Intersight) Technical Preview
  • Cisco Intersight Essentials v1
  • Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Cisco UCS Programmability and Automation Lab

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
  • Overall understanding of the Cisco UCS Platform
  • Overall understanding of application architecture
  • Understanding of enterprise environments and IT challenges