Description

The Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS) v1.0 is a 3-day instructor led or e-learning course that 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 on: configuring key features of Cisco UCS, Cisco UCS Director, and Cisco UCS Manager; implementing UCS management software including Cisco UCS Director, Cisco UCS Manager, and Cisco Intersight; and more.

This course can be used to prepare for the new CCNP Data Center and CCIE Data Center certifications.

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Date: from 18.5.2020 to 20.5.2020
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Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe and implement Fibre Channel, zoning, and NPV features on Cisco UCS
  • Describe and implement FCoE on Cisco UCS
  • Describe Cisco UCS policies for service profiles
  • Describe Cisco Adapter FEX and Single Root I/O Virtualization
  • Describe and implement RBAC on Cisco UCS
  • Describe and implement external authentication providers on Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe and implement key management on Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe and implement Cisco UCS Director
  • Describe and implement Cisco Intersight
  • Describe the scripting options for Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe and implement monitoring on Cisco UCS Manager
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
  • Prepare for the new CCNP Data Center and CCIE Data Center certifications, that will be available beginning February 24, 2020

Outline

The course outline is as follows:
Course Outline:
  • Implementing Fibre Channel on Cisco UCS
    • Fibre Channel Port Channel Functionality
    • Purpose of Zoning
    • Cisco NPV and Fibre Channel Switching Mode
  • Implementing FCoE on Cisco UCS
    • FCoE Topologies
    • FCoE Initialization Protocol
    • FCoE Communication
    • Cisco Data Center Bridging
    • SAN Boot Requirements
  • Describing Cisco UCS Policies for Service Profiles
    • Storage Policies
    • BIOS Policies
    • Boot Policy
    • 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 Key Management on Cisco UCS Manager
    • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Implementing Cisco UCS Director
    • Cisco UCS Director Overview
    • Install Cisco UCS Director
    • Virtual and Physical Accounts
    • Policies, Virtual Data Centers, and Catalogs
    • Self-Service Portal
    • Cisco UCS Director with VMware
    • Managing VMs
    • Compute Management with Cisco UCS Director
    • Reporting and Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director
  • Implementing Cisco Intersight
    • Cisco Intersight Overview
    • Key Features of Cisco Intersight
  • Describing the Scripting Options for Cisco UCS
    • 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
    • SNMP Security Ramifications
    • Cisco UCS Manager Call Home Feature
    • Describe the Cisco UCS Manager Call Home feature

Lab Outline:
  • LAB: Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases
  • LAB: Configure Zoning
  • LAB: Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
  • LAB: Configure Unified Ports on Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects
  • LAB: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS from the FCoE LUN
  • LAB: Configure RBAC
  • LAB: Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users via OpenLDAP
  • LAB: Configure a Trusted Point and Key Ring in Cisco UCS Manager
  • LAB: Install Cisco UCS Director
  • LAB: Configure Cisco UCS Director
  • LAB: Discover Infrastructure with Cisco UCS Director
  • LAB: Examine the Cisco UCS Director GUI
  • LAB: Design Services in Cisco UCS Director
  • LAB: Configure Cisco UCS with Cisco Intersight
  • LAB: Configure Cisco UCS Manager Using Scripting
  • LAB: Implement Syslog and Call Home

Prerequisite Knowledge

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 Cisco courses are recommended to help you meet these prerequisites: