Data Center Unified Computing Implementation (DCUCI)

Cisco | Storage and Data Center

About this Course

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.0 is a five-day instructor-led course that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP© Data Center certification and for professional level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is on deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and UCS C-Series Rack Servers for use in data centers. The extensively hands-on course covers configuring and managing Cisco UCS servers using unified I/O networking for LAN and SAN connectivity, virtualizing server hardware identifiers to enable rapid recovery of server operating system images, automating UCS deployments using UCS Central Software and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) Supervisor, configuring fault tolerance, implementing role based access control (RBAC), backing up and restoring system configurations, and using the monitoring and troubleshooting tools in Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco IMC.

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cisco Integrators and Partners
  • Consulting Systems Engineer
  • Network Designer
  • Network Engineer
  • Server Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Manager
  • Storage Administrator

The tertiary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager

At Course Completion

  • After completion of this course, students will be able to...
  • Install the UCS B-Series system out of the box and deploy service profiles using pooled identities and service profile templates
  • Configure the UCS B-Series system for deployments using iSCSI and configure B- and C-Series systems for deployments using Fibre Channel for regular data access and booting
  • Configure and implement security mechanisms such as RBAC with Organizations and Locales, LDAP integration, trusted points, and key rings
  • Configure and implement monitoring with syslog and Call Home
  • Manage UCS Manager domains with UCS Central, manage multiple C-Series servers with Cisco IMC Supervisor, and interact with the UCS Manager XML API


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

  • Understanding of server system design and architecture
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
  • Familiarity with SANs
  • Familiarity with Fibre Channel protocol
  • Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center Architecture
  • Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (such as VMware)

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation
Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors
Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Unified Computing System Connectivity
Lesson 3: Configuring Identity Abstraction
Lesson 4: Configuring Service Profile Templates
Module 2: SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System
Lesson 1: Implementing iSCSI
Lesson 2: Implementing Fibre Channel Port Channels 
Lesson 3: Implementing FCoE 
Module 3: Security Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System
Lesson 1: Implementing Role-Based Access Control
Lesson 2: Implementing External Authentication Providers
Lesson 3: Implementing Key Management 

Module 4: Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified Computing System
Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware Updates
Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco UCS Backups 
Lesson 3: Implementing Monitoring
Module 5: Cisco Unified Computing System Automation
Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco UCS Central
Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco UCS Director 
Lesson 3: Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager
Guided Lab 1: Access the Remote Lab Environment
​Guided Lab 2: Provision Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster
Guided Lab 3: Configure Server and Uplink Ports
Guided Lab 4: Configure VLANs
Guided Lab 5: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Hardware Identities
Guided Lab 6: Configure Basic Identity Pools
Guided Lab 7: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools
Guided Lab 8: Configure a Service Profile Template
Guided Lab 9: Configure an iSCSI Service Profile
Guided Lab 10: Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases
Guided Lab 11: Configure Zoning
Guided Lab 12: Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
Guided Lab 13: Configure Unified Ports on UCS Fabric Interconnects
Guided Lab 14: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS C-Series Servers from SAN LUN
Guided Lab 15: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS B-Series Servers from SAN LUN
Guided Lab 16: Configure Organizations and Locales
Guided Lab 17: Configure Job-Specific Roles
Guided Lab 18: Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users with Microsoft Active Directory
Guided Lab 19: Configure a Trusted Point and KeyRing in Cisco UCS Manager
Guided Lab 20: Perform Backup and Restore Activities
Guided Lab 21: Implement Syslog
Guided Lab 22: Deploy and Use Cisco UCS Central
Guided Lab 23: Deploy and Use Cisco IMC Supervisor
Guided Lab 24: Configure Cisco UCS Manager with XML API and Cisco UCS PowerTools

Class Information
Price: $4,295.00
Duration: 5 days
Version: DCUCI 6.0
Certification: CCNP Data Center
Exam: 300-175 DCUCI
Learning Credits: 43
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With engaging content, Hollywood style HD content delivery, and exceptional instructors, our blended learning solution for Cisco is designed to drastically improve traditional boring online and video-based training. 

Attend scheduled Live Instructor-led classes (online) for 2 hours per day, over the course of 2 weeks (Mon. - Thur.). Then you have 1 full year to access a studio-quality recording of the class (as often as you want) and perform the hands-on / mentored labs whenever you want (over the course of 1 year). 

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