UCS Mini Administration and Troubleshooting (UCSMINI2)

Cisco UCS, originally designed for the data center, is now optimized for branch and remote offices, point-of-sale locations, and smaller IT environments with Cisco UCS Mini. The solution is ideal for customers who need fewer servers but still want the comprehensive management capabilities provided by UCS Manager, and UCS Central. Cisco UCS Mini delivers servers, storage, and 10 Gigabit networking in an easy-to-deploy, compact form factor. This 2-day course is designed to provide in-depth day two knowledge of the Cisco UCS Mini solution. This hands on intensive training helps the student, understanding the key features, configuration steps, configuration interfaces, and the physical specifications of the Cisco UCS Mini’s associated hardware. This course will also focus on many common issues in the unified fabric, chassis, servers, and how to identify and resolve these issues.

Retail Price: $1,995.00

Next Date: 12/17/2018

Course Days: 2


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About This Course

Cisco UCS, originally designed for the data center, is now optimized for branch and remote offices, point-of-sale locations, and smaller IT environments with Cisco UCS Mini. The solution is ideal for customers who need fewer servers but still want the comprehensive management capabilities provided by UCS Manager, and UCS Central. Cisco UCS Mini delivers servers, storage, and 10 Gigabit networking in an easy-to-deploy, compact form factor. This 2-day UCS Mini training course is designed to provide in-depth day two knowledge of the Cisco UCS Mini solution. This hands-on, intensive training in Administration and Troubleshooting helps the student, understanding the key features, configuration steps, configuration interfaces, and the physical specifications of the Cisco UCS Mini’s associated hardware. This course will also focus on many common issues in the unified fabric, chassis, servers, and how to identify and resolve these issues. Find additional UCSMINI2 training below.

Audience Profile

Primary audience for this course are:

  • Technical staff tasked with administration or troubleshooting the Cisco UCS Mini solution
  • Channel Partners desiring to learn how to administer or troubleshoot the Cisco UCS Mini solution

At Course Completion

After you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the UCS Mini’s 5108 Chassis and Updated Backplane
  • Explore the UCS Mini’s Supported Topologies
  • Describe the UCS Mini vs “Classic” Data Center Remote Management
  • Explore the normal operation of the UCS Mini with Cisco UCS Manager 3.0
  • Perform administration tasks of the UCS Mini with Cisco UCS Manager 3.0
  • Perform troubleshooting of the UCS Mini using the Cisco UCS Manager 3.0 (GUI)
  • Perform troubleshooting of the UCS Mini using the Command Line Interface (CLI)

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students should have the following knowledge or experience:

  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS Blade Servers, Cisco UCS Manager

Course Outline

Module 1: UCS Mini Hardware Overview

  • Cisco UCS 5108 Chassis
    • Physically the same 5108 Chassis with Updated Product ID, Backplane
    • Backwards Compatibility
      • Support for existing and new F/I, IOM’s, PSU’s, Servers
      • 6RU rack-mount storage, Up to 8 blade servers
  • Updated Backplane, Fabric Interconnect, IOMs, PSU's
    • Backplane and Fabric Interconnect 6324 Updates
    • Embedded F/I capability in the IOM slot
  • Fabric Interconnect 6324 Integrated Networking
    • Basic Supported Topologies and Connectivity
    • 1x 40G QSFP+, FCoE Storage Port
    • 4x 10G SFP+, Supports 1G or 10G
    • Cabling Options, support for SFP, SFP+, SFP FC, QSFP
    • Cisco UCS 2204XP IOM
    • Support for next-gen VIC
  • UCS Mini Power Enhancements
    • Enhanced UCS Power Capping
    • Updated 220v PSU available for higher density loads
    • Reserved Power, Server Boot Staggering, Power Budget Reclaim
    • Determine power needs
    • Configure Power Policy
  • Cisco UCS vs Cisco UCS Mini Comparison

Module 2: Common UCS Mini Supported Topologies

  • Supported Topologies with Blade and Rack Servers
  • Network Attached Storage (IP Based Connectivity)
  • Direct Attached Storage (DAS)
  • SAN Attached Storage (FC/FCoE)
  • Storage Features and Support
  • Supported Scale Numbers
    • Switch Fabric Throughput
    • LAN and Fibre Channel Ports
    • MAC Addresses, VLAN’s, IGMP Groups, VI Support, Frame Sizes

Module 3: UCS Mini vs “Classic” UCS Server Support

  • Maximum Servers Supported per Domain
  • Support for specific B-Series vs C-Series Servers
  • SingleConnect Support
  • Switching and EHM/NPV mode

Module 4: Remote Office/Branch Office Compared to Data Center Administration

  • Cisco UCS Mini can be deployed in a ROBO location
  • Centrally managed using Cisco UCS Central Software in data center
  • Cisco UCS Central Software Release 1.2
  • Remote Firmware Management with Cisco UCS Central Software

Module 5: Supported Administration Options for UCS Mini

  • Full-featured Cisco UCS Manager
  • Cisco UCS Manager 3.0 "Fletcher Cove" for UCS Mini
    • UCS Manager 3.0 vs 2.2 differences
    • UCS Mini Limitations in UCSM 3.0
    • New Features in UCSM 3.0(2c) for UCS Mini
    • Cisco UCS Manager and Service Profiles Support
  • Cisco UCS Director API
  • Cisco UCS Central Software support for UCS Mini
  • Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Cisco UCS Mini Firmware Management

Module 6: Administering UCS Mini Global Network configurations

  • Managing Uplink VLANs
  • Managing ports and uplinks
  • Managing Ethernet and Appliance Ports
  • Managing FC Appliance ports
  • Managing FC Zoning policies
  • Managing QoS classes and QoS policy for jumbo MTU

Module 7: Cisco UCS Mini Remote Office / Branch Office Management

  • Using UCS Central
    • Managing multiple local and remote domains with UCS Central
    • Adding Cisco UCS Managers to Cisco UCS Central
  • Using UCS Central for a Remote Office Branch Office
    • Adding UCS Central Domain Group
    • Adding Pools and Policies
    • Adding Global Service Profile Template
    • Adding Global Service Profile Instance

Module 8: Troubleshooting UCS Mini Identifier Pool misconfigurations

  • Verification of Server UUID pool resources
  • Verification of MAC address pool resources
  • Verification of WWN pool resources
  • Verification of Management IP address pool resources

Module 9: Troubleshooting UCS Mini Server Pool misconfigurations

  • Verification of server pool
  • Verification of server pool policy qualification
  • Verification of server pool policy

Module 10: Troubleshooting UCS Mini Service Profile and Template misconfigurations

  • Determining common service profile misconfigurations
  • Determining common service profile template misconfigurations
  • Determining common ESXi and vCenter misconfigurations

Module 11: Troubleshooting Servers and VM’s issues

  • Locating and correcting common B-Series and C-Series Server issues
  • Locating and correcting common VM boot failure issues
  • Troubleshooting common Windows Server 2012 VM installation issues

Module 12: Troubleshooting UCS Performance issues

  • Identifying performance problems
  • Methodology behind UCS performance
  • Network and Storage performance-related issues
  • Effective inbox tools and free 3rd-party utilies
  • Exploring CLI based commands and outputs commonly used by Cisco TAC

Labs

  • Identify connectivity issues with the 5108 Chassis and UCSM 3.0
  • Create a new User Account and setting its Access Permissions
  •  Administer an existing and add a new VLAN configuration
  • Administer and modify an existing Service Profile
  • Administer and modify an existing Power Policy
  • Troubleshoot a Service Profile and its Template
  • Troubleshoot a B-Series Server
  •  Identify a failed Windows Server 2012 VM installation
Course Dates Course Times (EST) Delivery Mode GTR
12/17/2018 - 12/18/2018 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll