Data Center Unified Computing Server Implementation Express (DCUCIX v5.0)

DCUCIX v5.0 is a 2-day course that guides learners through rack installation and the provisioning of server hardware, operating systems or hypervisors, and applications. To participate in the hands-on labs in this class, you need to bring a laptop computer with the following: We recommend using at least a Pentium 4 or better and 1 GB of RAM or more. We recommend running Windows XP Professional SP3 or greater (Vista & Windows 7/8). Mac & Linux machines are also supported. Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or greater or Mozilla Firefox. (Safari and Mozilla Firefox for Mac OSX) All students are required to have administrator rights to their PCs and cannot be logged in to a domain using any Group Policies that will limit their machine's capabilities. If you do not have administrator rights to your PC, you at least need permissions to download, install, and run Cisco Any Connect Client. If you are participating in a WebEx event, it is highly recommended to take this class at a location that has bandwidth speeds at a minimum of 1 Mbps bandwidth speeds.

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Upon completion of this training, attendees should be able to install the UCS hardware and perform basic configuration tasks.


Who Should Attend 

Customers who have purchased UCS B-Series Chassis Servers.


Lesson1-1: Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components

  • The computing world prior to virtualization
  • The UCS Architecture
  • UCS Basic Building Blocks: Fabric Interconnects, Chassis, Blade Servers, Standalone Servers
  • B-Series Server Architecture and Features
Lesson 1-2: Describing the UCS User Interfaces
  • GUI, CLI, APIs
Lesson 1-3: Describing the UCS Management Framework and Features
Lesson 2-1: Configuring UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity
  • Fabric Internet Ethernet Uplinks
  • FI Fiber Channel Uplinks
  • Port Channels
  • Server Ports
Lesson 2-2: Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
  • Basic LAN Configuration
  • Virtualization the NIC card
  • Adding High Availability
  • MAC Address Learning vs Pinning
  • Port Pinning
  • Moving Traffic: Server to Server, Server to LAN
Lesson 2-3: Configuring SAN Connectivity
  • Basic SAN Configuration
  • Unified Fabric: Using CNAs and FCoE
Lesson 3-1: Creating Identity and Resource Pools
Lesson 3-2 Creating Extended Service Profiles
  • Configuring UUID, LAN and SAN, Boot Order, Storage, etc.
Lesson 3-3: Templates and Cloning
  • Creating Service Profile Templates and Building Service Profiles
  • Cloning Service Profiles
Lesson 3-4: Managing Service Profiles
Lesson 3-5: Backing up and Restoring UCS Manager Databases
Lesson 3-6: Managing and Upgrading Firmware
  • Determining Firmware Levels
  • Updating Firmware


Lab Outline

      Lab A: Exploring the UCS Manager Interface
      Lab B: Creating an Extended Service Profile
      Lab C: Demonstrating Service Profile Mobility
      Lab D: Building Pools and Adding to Service Profiles
      Lab E: Building Service Profiles from Templates
Lab F: Exploring UCS Firmware


Comparison: 2-Day DCUCIX vs 5-Day DCUCI


LecturesDCUCIX 5.0DCUCI 5.0
UCS Architectural Overview XX
UCS B-Series Chassis, Power, Licensing XX
B-Series Server Architecture and Features XX
Exploring UCS Manager and CLI Interfaces XX
Configuring LAN Connectivity XX
Managing and Upgrading Firmware XX
Configuring SAN Connectivity XX
Creating Extended Profiles XX
Creating Identity Pools XX
Using Pools in Service Profiles XX
Creating and Assigning Policies to Service Profiles XX
Templates and Cloning XX
Integrating C-Series Servers XX
Working with WMware Networking  X
Nexus 1000V in UCS  X
Installing Nexus 1000V  X
Configuring Nexus 1000V  X
Configuring UCSM for VMware PTS  X
RBAC and Authentication  X
Backup and Restore Operations  X
Monitoring System Events  X
Creating Basic Service Profiles  X

Labs ExercisesDCUCIX 5.0DCUCI 5.0
Exploring UCS Manager XX
Creating Mobile Service Profiles XX
Configuring Resource Pools XX
Configuring Policies and Templates XX
Upgrading Firmware XX
Installing ESXi  X
Installing and Provisioning vCenter  X
Installing Nexus 1000V  X
Configuring Port Profiles  X
Integrating C-Series Servers  X
Configuring RBAC  X
Backing Up and Importing Configurations  X
High Availability  X
Reporting  X
Initial Configuration  X
Creating Simple Service Profiles  X

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