The Modern Solutions with Cisco UCS M5 for Field Engineers (UCSM5FE) is a 2-day instructor-led or virtual 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 Cisco UCS stand out in terms of performance for all traditional and next-generation Applications.

Training covers latest innovations on M5 servers, Machine Learning and AI using GPUs, use cases for Cisco 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 UCSM5FE v1.0 training contains the following components:
  • Cisco UCS M5 Update
    • UCS Portfolio Overview
      • Market Trends
      • UCS Portfolio
    • UCS B-Series Overview and Update
      • 40 GE FI's, IOMs, VICs
      • UCS Mini
    • Cisco UCS VIC Update
      • Cisco UCS Server Networking
      • Blade VIC’s
      • Rack VIC’sCisco UCS C-Series M5
    • Next Generation UCS M5 Server Portfolio
      • Cisco UCS M5 Use cases
      • Cisco UCS M5 OS/Hypervisor Support
      • Use Cases
    • CPUs and Memory in Cisco UCS M5
      • Intel Xeon – Skylake
      • M5 DDR4 Memory
      • Use cases
    • GPU-Accelerated Data Center
      • GPU characteristics
      • Cisco GPU-Accelerated DC
      • GPUs on Cisco UCS
      • How to Start with GPU in UCS M5
    • Cisco UCS M5 Server Portfolio Update
      • Cisco UCS B200 M5 Blade Server
      • Cisco B480 M5 4-Socket Blade Server
      • Cisco UCS C220 M5 Rack Server
      • Cisco UCS C240 M5 Rack Server
      • Cisco UCS C480 M5 4-Socket Rack Server
  • Cisco UCS S-Series and Solutions
    • Cisco UCS S-Series
      • UCS S-Series: New Opportunities for UCS
      • UCS S-Series System Overview
      • UCS S-Series Use Cases
    • S-Series Solutions and Partnerships
      • Big Data
      • Surveillance
      • File and Object Store Solutions on UCS S-Series
        • Scality Ring
    • Data Protection Solutions
      • Cisco UCS Portfolio with Veeam
      • Cisco and Commvault – Solution for Data Protection
        • ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS
  • Converged and Hyperconverged Solutions
    • Cisco UCS Converged Stacks
      • Cisco UCS Converged Stacks Overview
    • FlexPod
      • The FlexPod Portfolio
      • FlexPod SolidFire
      • FlexPod SF Use Cases
      • FlexPod and FlexPod SF Positioning
      • SAP HANA overview
      • Cisco UCS M5 SAP HANA Certified Appliances
      • Cisco FlexPod for SAP HANA
    • FlashStack
      • FlashStack Converged Infrastructure
      • FlashStack Converged Infrastructure
    • AzureStack
      • Azure Stack on Cisco UCS – A Complete Solution
      • Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack
    • Cisco HyperFlex
      • Hyperconverged Scale Out and Distributed File System
      • HyperFlex Overview
      • HyperFlex Use Cases
    • Docker
      • Docker Overview
      • Docker on Cisco UCS
  • Software Update, Automation and Optimization Solutions
    • Cisco UCS Software Update
      • UCS Manager 3.2 update
      • UCS Central and Use Cases
      • UCS Performance Manager and Use Cases
      • UCS Director and Use Cases
      • Cisco UCS Programmable Framework and Use Cases
      • Demo (dCloud) – New features of UCSM 3.2
    • Cisco Intersight
      • Cloud-Managed Infrastructure
      • Analytics and Machine Learning for IT Operations
      • Intersight Innovations
      • Intersight Use Cases
      • Demo (dCloud)
    • Cisco Workload Optimization Manager
      • Why Workload Optimization is Complex?
      • Solution – CWOM
        • CWOM overview
        • CWOM Use Cases
        • Demo (dCloud)

Hands on Exercises:
  • 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