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Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)

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  • Overview

    The Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) course 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) B-Series Blade Servers 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, implementing automation for Cisco UCS, 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 Integrated Management Controller (IMC).

  • Who Should Take This Course


    Primary: Cisco Integrators and Partners, Consulting Systems Engineer, Network Designer, Network Engineer, Server Administrator, Systems Engineer, Technical Solutions Architect
    Secondary: Network Administrator, Network Manager, Storage Administrator, Program Manager, Project Manager


    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)
  • Why You Should Take This Course
    Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
    • Describe Cisco UCS server form factors
    • Describe Cisco UCS connectivity
    • Configure identity abstraction
    • Configure service profile templates
    • Implement iSCSI
    • Implement Fibre Channel port channels
    • Implement FCoE
    • Implement role-based access control (RBAC)
    • Implement external authentication providers
    • Implementing key management
    • Implement Cisco UCS firmware updates
    • Implement Cisco UCS backups
    • Implement monitoring
    • Deploy Cisco UCS Central and use it to add a Cisco UCS Manager domain, manage resources centrally, and create all required pools and templates to deploy a service profile.
    • Implement Cisco UCS Director and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (Cisco IMC) Supervisor
    • Compare scripting options for Cisco UCS Manager
  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    Module 1: Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation

    • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors
    • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco UCS 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
    • 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 and Cisco IMC Supervisor
    • Lesson 3: Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager

    Lab Outline

    • Guided Lab 1: Provision Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster
    • Guided Lab 2: Configure Server and Uplink Ports
    • Guided Lab 3: Configure VLANs
    • Guided Lab 4: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Hardware Identities
    • Guided Lab 5: Configure Basic Identity Pools
    • Guided Lab 6: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools
    • Guided Lab 7: Configure a Service Profile Template
    • Guided Lab 8: Configure an iSCSI Service Profile
    • Guided Lab 9: Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases
    • Guided Lab 10: Configure Zoning
    • Guided Lab 11: Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
    • Guided Lab 12: Configure Unified Ports on Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects
    • Guided Lab 13: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS C-Series Servers from SAN LUN
    • Guided Lab 14: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS B-Series Servers from SAN LUN
    • Guided Lab 15: Configure Organizations and Locales
    • Guided Lab 16: Configure Job-Specific Roles
    • Guided Lab 17: Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users with Microsoft Active Directory
    • Guided Lab 18: Configure a Trusted Point and Key Ring in Cisco UCS Manager
    • Guided Lab 19: Perform Backup and Restore Activities
    • Guided Lab 20: Implement Syslog
    • Guided Lab 21: Deploy and Use Cisco UCS Central
    • Guided Lab 22: Deploy and Use Cisco IMC Supervisor
    • Guided Lab 23: Configure Cisco UCS Manager with XML API and Cisco UCS PowerTools
  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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