The Configuring Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCS) v3.0 course is a product training course designed to familiarize data center engineers, architects and Cisco partners with the Cisco UCS B-series and C-series products. This course prepares individuals for implementing and maintaining Cisco UCS hardware with a strong emphasis on best practices. The DCUCS course also addresses relevant additional features added by the Cisco UCS Software Release 2.1.


  • Describe the Cisco UCS architecture
  • Describe Cisco UCS LAN connectivity configuration
  • Describe Cisco UCS B-Series SAN connectivity configuration
  • Describe how to configure and manage the servers within Cisco UCS Describe how to configure Cisco UCS virtualization
  • Describe how to configure Cisco UCS administration
  • Describe Cisco UCS C-Series features


Module 1: Cisco UCS Architecture
  • Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco UCS User Interfaces
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity and High Availability
  • Lesson 4: Using RBAC and Organizations
  • Lab 1-1: Initial Switch Configuration
  • Lab 1-2: Exploring the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • Lab 1-3: Configuring RBAC

Module 2: Cisco UCS LAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 1: Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 2: Configuring LAN Identity and Resource Pools
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Compute Node LAN Policies
  • Lab 2-1: Configuring System Related Policies and Uplink Port Properties
  • Lab 2-2: Configuring LAN Related Pools and Policies

Module 3: Cisco UCS SAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 1: Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Advanced Compute Node SAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 3: Configuring SAN Identity and Resource Pools
  • Lab 3-1: Configuring SAN Connectivity
  • Lab 3-2: Configuring SAN Identity Pools and Templates

Module 4: Configure Cisco UCS B-Series Servers
  • Lesson 1: Configuring Server Identity and Resource Pools
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Server Policies
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Templates and Service Profiles
  • Lesson 4: Managing Service Profiles
  • Lesson 5: Configuring Logical Service Profiles that Boot from iSCSI
  • Lab 4-1: Configuring Server-Related Features and Renaming a Service Profile
  • Lab 4-2: Configuring a Service Profile that Boots from iSCSI LUN

Module 5: Configure Cisco UCS Virtualization
  • Lesson 1: Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX
  • Lesson 2: Configuring UCS SR- IOV
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX Integration for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
  • Lesson 4: Configuring the Cisco UCS VM-FEX for KVM SR-IOV
  • Lab 5-1: Configuring VM-FEX Passthrough Switching

Module 6: Cisco UCS Administration
  • Lesson 1: Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database
  • Lesson 2: Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
  • Lesson 3: Using Cisco UCS Management Tools
  • Lab 6-1: Backing Up and Importing the System Configuration

Module 7: Cisco UCS C-Series Features
  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco USC C-Series Server Connectivity Options
  • Lesson 3: Using Cisco UCS C- Series IMC Discovery
  • Lesson 4: Upgrading Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware
  • Lab 7-1 Configuring Server Settings with the Integrated Management Controller GUI

Prerequisite Knowledge

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