Description

The Selling Cisco UCS M6 and UCS Solutions Introduction (NIL-UCSM6SE) is a 1-day instructor-led or virtual instructor-led course that provides you with an overview on new developments of Cisco Unified Computing Platform which makes UCS and UCS based solutions stand out in terms of agility, scalability and performance for all traditional and next-generation applications.

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe Cisco UCS server hardware, including the latest UCS M6 server generation
  • Understand Cisco UCS benefits (stateless computing, unified networking)
  • Describe Cisco UCS based storage and data protection solutions
  • Describe Cisco UCS based converged and hybrid-cloud solutions
  • Describe what hyperconvergence is and understand HyperFlex benefits
  • Understand how you can use HyperFlex as a hybrid-cloud platform leveraging Cisco Cloud Platform (CCP) and Kubernetes
  • Describe how to manage and optimize Cisco UCS and HyperFlex infrastructure

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • M1: Cisco UCS M6 Update
    • Cisco UCS networking overview and 4th gen. update
    • Next Generation UCS M5/M6 server portfolio
    • GPU-Accelerated data center
    • Cisco UCS M6 Servers based on 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
    • Cisco UCS M6 Servers based on 3rd Gen AMD EPYC Processors
  • M2: Cisco UCS S-Series and Solutions
    • S-series solutions
    • Data protection and storage solutions (Commvault, Veeam, Cohesity)
  • M3: Converged and Hyperconverged Solutions
    • Converged solutions overview
    • AzureStack technology overview
    • Cisco HyperFlex introduction, features and benefits
    • What's new in HyperFlex v4.5
    • All-new HyperFlex Edge
    • Cisco Container Platform with HyperFlex
    • Cisco HyperFlex Application Platform and Intersight Kubernetes Service
  • M4: Management, Optimization and Automation Solutions
    • Cisco Intersight: introduction and features overview
    • Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer (IWOM)
    • Cisco IWOM – Multi-Cloud Features
    • Combined power of Cisco Workload Optimizer (CWOM) and AppDynamics
    • Cisco UCS Automation and Programmability: Unified API, Python SDK, PowerShell-based Power Tool, Ansible
    • Intersight Restful API and programmability

Lab:
  • Cisco Intersight with HyperFlex 4.5 v1

Prerequisite Knowledge

To fully benefit from this training, participant should already be familiar with:
  • Cisco UCS traditional products
  • Cisco data center architecture