Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Implementation

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

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This five-day hands-on course focuses on the deployment and operation of a Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS). Delegates will learn how to configure and manage Cisco UCS servers with consolidated I/O networking for LAN and SAN connectivity, how to virtualize server properties to enable simple and rapid mobility of server operating system images between physical servers. Hands-on labs enable delegates to gain experience in configuring fault tolerance, implementing a multi-tenant management model, backing up and restoring system configurations, and how tomake the most of the monitoring and troubleshooting tools built intoCisco UCS Manager.


After you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Explain how Cisco UCS addresses key problems in Data Center server environments
  • Describe the Cisco UCS system architecture,
  • Identify UCS hardware components, and options
  • Perform the key operational tasks required to deploy a Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Explain the connectivity requirements for the Cisco UCS platform
  • Configure Physical and logical Unified Fabric Connectivity
  • Describe the Cisco UCS Manager
  • Define and implement the Basic Opt-In and Logical Server Management Models
  • Configure a system-level fault tolerance
  • Implement a multi-tenant management model using Role-Based Access Control
  • Perform System upgrades
  • Back up and Restore system configurations
  • Monitor system events and use the built in troubleshooting tools
  • Identify common deployment scenarios for Cisco UCS
  • Explain how the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch fits in to a VMware server virtualization environment

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Benefits of the Cisco Unified Computing System (2 topics)

  • Implementing Cisco Virtualized Data Centers
  • The Cisco Unified Computing System

The Cisco Unified Computing System Architecture (3 topics)

  • Defining Cisco UCS Hardware Components
  • Architectural and Feature Overview
  • Installing Cisco UCS Hardware

Cisco Unified Computing System Connectivity and Management (4 topics)

  • Describing Unified Connectivity
  • Exploring the Unified Computing User Interfaces
  • Describe Cisco UCS Startup and Shutdown Procedures
  • Upgrading Software in the Cisco Unified Computing System

The Cisco Unified Computing System Manager (2 topics)

  • Cisco UCS Manager Fundamentals
  • Role-Based Access Control

Compute Node Connectivity (2 topics)

  • Compute Node LAN Connectivity
  • Compute Node SAN Connectivity

Implementation of Server Resources (3 topics)

  • Create and identity Resource Pools
  • Creating Service Profiles
  • Managing Service Profiles

Cisco Unified Computing System Maintenance (3 topics)

  • Backup and Restore
  • Managing High Availability
  • Monitoring System Events

Cisco Unified Computing System Deployments (2 topics)

  • Cisco UCS Use Cases
  • Operating System Provisioning

Networks in a Virtual Server Environment (7 topics)

  • Introduction to the Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • Server Virtualization Primer
  • VMware Ethernet Networking
  • The Cisco Nexus 1000V Architecture
  • Configure VMware Switching
  • Installing and Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch
  • Configure Basic Cisco Nexus 1000V Networking

Labs (12 topics)

  • Lab 2-1: Initial Configuration
  • Lab 3-1: Upgrading Cisco UCS Components
  • Lab 4-1: Configuring RBAC
  • Lab 6-1: Creating Simple Service Profiles
  • Lab 6-2: Configuring Resource Pools
  • Lab 6-3: Creating Mobile Service Profiles
  • Lab 7-1: Testing High Availability
  • Lab 7-2: Backing Up and Importing Configuration Data
  • Lab 7-3: Reporting
  • Lab 9-1: Installing VMware vSphere and vCenter
  • Lab 9-2: Installing a Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM
  • Lab 9-3: Configuring Port Profiles


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites: * Valid Cisco CCNA® * Expertise with Cisco Nexus switches (DCNI-2 recommended) * Familiarity with SAN concepts and Cisco MDS 9000 switches (ICSNS and IASNS recommended) * VMware Certified Professional (VCP 3 or 4) - (VSICM or VSFT recommended)

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor .

Relevant Certifications

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center certification.

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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

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