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The Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System (DCIUCS) v1.0 is an introductory course that shows you how to deploy, secure, operate, and maintain the Cisco Unified Computing system (Cisco UCS©) B-Series blade servers, Cisco UCS C-Series and S-Series rack servers, and Cisco HyperFlex product family for use in data centers. You will gain hands-on practice on basic Cisco UCS server configuration, performing backup and restore activities, and more.

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Overview:

The Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System (DCIUCS) v1.0 is an introductory course that shows you how to deploy, secure, operate, and maintain the Cisco Unified Computing system (Cisco UCS©) B-Series blade servers, Cisco UCS C-Series and S-Series rack servers, and Cisco HyperFlex product family for use in data centers. You will gain hands-on practice on basic Cisco UCS server configuration, performing backup and restore activities, and more.

Prerequisite(s):

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

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

These Cisco courses are recommended to help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA©_)
  • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.2
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.2
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) or Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)

Audience:

  • Server administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Network administrators
  • Storage administrators
  • Network managers
  • Sales engineers
  • Cisco integrators and partners

Outline:

Describing Cisco UCS Server Hardware

  • Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
  • Cisco UCS S-Series Rack Servers
  • Cisco Virtual Interface Cards
  • Hyperconvergence Overview
  • Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Servers

Describing Cisco UCS Connectivity

  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Connectivity
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Connectivity
  • Cisco UCS S-Series Connectivity
  • Cisco HyperFlex Connectivity Architecture
  • Cisco HyperFlex Edge Connectivity
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Ethernet End-Host Mode Compared to Switching Mode
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Uplink Pinning
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Integration

Describing the Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform

  • Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform Software
  • Writing Data to Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform
  • Reading Data from Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform
  • Data Optimization in Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform

Configuring Cisco UCS Service Profiles

  • Portability Issue with Nonabstracted Identities
  • Cisco UCS Service Profile
  • Identity Pools
  • Server Pools
  • IP Pools

Configuring Cisco UCS Service Profile Templates

  • Service Profile Templates

Implementing iSCSI on Cisco UCS

  • iSCSI Addressing
  • iSCSI Support in Cisco UCS

Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware Updates

  • Update Cisco UCS C-Series Server Firmware
  • Download Tasks for the Infrastructure Image
  • Download Tasks for Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware Packages
  • Best Practices for Updating Firmware in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Firmware Upgrades Using Auto Install
  • Capability Catalog Updates
  • Host Firmware Packages
  • Driver Updates for Operating Systems and Hypervisors

Implementing Cisco UCS Backups

  • Compare Backup Options in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Compare Two Import Types
  • Policy Backup

Lab Outline

  • Explore Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • Configure Server and Uplink Ports
  • Configure VLANs
  • Configure Basic Identity Pools
  • Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools
  • Configure a Service Profile Template
  • Configure an iSCSI Service Profile on Cisco UCS
  • Perform Backup and Restore Activities

Additional information

Length

2 days

Guaranteed to run

No