Administering Cisco UCS X-Series Solutions with Intersight (INTUCSX)

This deep-dive training covers Cisco UCS X-Series server family and how Intersight can be the enablement platform for all UCS servers. We will cover Intersight features such as IWOM, IST, ICO, and programmability either On-Prem or in the Cloud. Attendees will learn the breadth of the physical X-Series (pools, policies, firmware, so much more) platform as well as maintaining existing infrastructure with Intersight Infrastructures Services. Also covered is how to manage physical, virtual, cloud platforms and deploy to any or all.

Retail Price: $4,495.00

Next Date: 06/17/2024

Course Days: 5

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Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to meet these overall objectives:   

Understand, describe, and configure Cisco Intersight (on prem and SaaS models)
Understand, describe, and configure Intersight Advanced features (IST, ICO, IWOM)
Understand, describe, and configure IMM and UMM mode for UCS
Understand, describe, and configure Cisco X-Series (FI, IFM, X210c Server, Adv Fabric Module)
Create Intersight Pools, Policies, and Management for X-Series
Design and operate Cisco UCS with Intersight Managed Mode Solutions
Who Should Attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:

Server Administrators
Systems Engineers
Storage Administrators
Technical Solutions Architects
Integrators and Partners
Consulting Systems Engineers
Network Administrators
Network Engineers
Network Managers

Course Outline
Section 1: Intersight Foundations

Intersight Architecture
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Dashboards Management
Create and Manage Widgets
Intersight Managed Mode vs. UCS Managed Mode
Section 2: Monitoring and Maintaining UCS Infrastructure with Intersight

Device health and Monitoring
Virtualization Monitoring
Integrated Support
Infrastructure Configuration
Server Deployment
Standalone C-Series Management
Section 3: Designing and Operationalizing Cisco UCS Solutions with Intersight

Hyperconvergence Overview
Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Servers
Designing Intersight Deployment Options
Configuring Intersight Managed Mode
Section 4: Configuring Cisco UCS Server Hardware

Cisco UCS X-Series Blade Servers
Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
Cisco UCS S-Series Rack Servers
Cisco Virtual Interface Cards
Cisco X-Fabric Modules
Section 5: Designing Cisco UCS LAN and SAN Connectivity

Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects
Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Ethernet End-Host Mode Compared to Switching Mode
Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Uplink Pinning
Cisco UCS X-Series Connectivity
Section 6: Configuring Cisco UCS-X in IMM Mode

Fabric Interconnect Domain Profiles and Policies
Chassis Policies
Cisco UCS Server Profiles
Identity Pools
Server Pools
IP Pools
Intersight Provisioning Policies
Server Policies
Domain Policies
Cluster Policies
Configuring Cisco UCS Server Profile Templates
Deriving Profiles to Blades
Deploying ESX to a Blade using Intersight
Managing vCenter in Intersight
Section 7: Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware Updates

Update X-Series Firmware with Intersight
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
INTUCSX Advanced Topics

Section 8: IWO (Intersight Workload Optimizer)

App/Infrastructure Dependencies
Full Stack Automation
Ecosystem (AppD, SolarWinds, etc.)
Application Resource and Performance Management
Section 9: IKS (Intersight Kubernetes Services)

Overview K8s
App and Infrastructure integration
Creating a Profile
Out of Box Container Interfaces
Load Balancing
Managing K8s Clusters
Section 10: ICO (Intersight Cloud Orchestrator)

Customized Workflows
Deploying Virtual Infrastructure
Deploying Physical Infrastructure
Managing Infrastructure
Section 11: IST (Intersight Services for Terraform)

Connecting to Git
Deploying the IST Agent to Intersight
Creating an Agent Pool
Setting Variables
Deploying a Run from ICO
Deleting a Run from ICO
Section 12: Intersight API Overview

Architecture of API
Access methods
Request Semantics
Management Information Model
Querying the API
Performing Tasks
Lab Outline:
Labs are designed to assure learners a whole practical experience, through the following practical activities.

Explore Cisco Intersight
Configure UCS-X in IMM Mode
Configure NTP, LAN, SAN, Server Policies in IMM Mode
Configure Intersight Identity Pools
Configure a Cisco UCS Server Profile Using Pools
Configure a Server Profile Template
Build an ESXi Host in X-Series
Optional: Convert a UMM domain to IMM Domain

Additional Features

Exploring IWOM
Deploy an on-prem K8s with IKS
Deploy a workload using Intersight Cloud Orchestrator
Deploy a workload using IST to UCS-X
API Crawl Lab
API Walk Lab
API Run Lab

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6/17/2024 - 6/21/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
7/29/2024 - 8/2/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
8/26/2024 - 8/30/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
9/30/2024 - 10/4/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
10/28/2024 - 11/1/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
11/18/2024 - 11/22/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
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