Cisco Intersight Overview (DCISO)

Cisco Intersight Overview (DCISO) is a 3-day instructor led course that builds your experience with the administration of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) X-Series servers, including using Cisco Intersight for UCS management. This course covers architecture, configuration, and operation of Cisco Intersight®, and is designed to serve the needs of engineers seeking to understand the capabilities of Cisco Intersight for managing data centers from a single management platform.

Retail Price: $3,000.00

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This course will help you:

  • Use SaaS or on-prem version of Cisco Intersight to enable IT organizations to analyze, simplify, and automate their environments in more advanced ways than the prior generations of tools
  • Gain hands-on experience using Cisco Intersight
  • Understand the X-Series, B-Series, and C-Series product line similarities and differences
  • Describe Cisco Intersight and how it can be used to manage UCS and Cisco Hyperflex®
  • Understand the process for upgrading firmware with Cisco Intersight
  • Administering server profiles, pools, and policies with Cisco Intersight
  • Describe how to get started with Cisco Intersight programmability


Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Understand Cisco UCS Management in Cisco Intersight
  • Describe the Cisco UCS Platform including Cisco X-Series
  • Understand Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer
  • Explain Kubernetes Orchestration with Cisco Intersight Kubernetes Service (IKS) and Cisco UCS
  • Perform Automation Using Cisco Intersight
  • Create Intersight Elements Using Terraform
  • Manage Intersight Using the API

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • System administrators
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Systems integrators
  • Channel partners
  • Value-added resellers
  • Customer sales engineers
  • DevOps engineers
  • Sales engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects 



The knowledge and skills that the learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Data Center experience
  • Operating systems and virtualization experience
  • Understanding of server system design and architecture
  • Basic knowledge of servers and storage
  • Familiarity with Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) and Cisco Hyperflex
  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS networking and storage concepts

The following Cisco courses may help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System (DCIUCS)
  • Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS)

Course Outline:

  • Describing Cisco UCS Management in Cisco Intersight
  • Describing the Cisco UCS Platform
  • Describing Cisco Intersight Workloads
  • Describing Automation Options Using Cisco Intersight

Lab Outline:

Labs are designed to assure learners a whole practical experience, through the following practical activities:

  • Configure Threat Prevention
  • Implement Web Security
  • Configure Cisco Intersight
  • Configuring Cisco Intersight Cisco UCS Server Profile
  • Explore a Cisco Intersight–Initiated Server OS installation
  • Configure the Cisco UCS X-Server in Cisco Intersight Managed Mode
  • Explore Cisco UCS Firmware Update
  • Kubernetes Orchestration with Cisco IKS
  • Cisco Intersight Cloud Orchestration
  • Configure Terraform Provider Registry
  • Configure Cisco Intersight with the Cisco Intersight API  

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