Cisco® Introducing Cisco® Unified Computing System v1.0 (DCIUCS)

This introductory course shows you how to deploy, secure, operate and maintain the Cisco Unified Computing system (Cisco UCS) B-Series blade server, Cisco UCS C-Series and S-Series rack servers, and Cisco HyperFlex product family, for use in data centers.

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Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe Cisco UCS server hardware
  • Describe Cisco UCS connectivity
  • Describe the Cisco HyperFlex Data Platform, its data writing and reading processes, and data optimization
  • Describe and configure Cisco UCS service profiles
  • Describe and configure Cisco UCS service profile templates
  • Describe and implement iSCSI on Cisco UCS
  • Describe and implement Cisco UCS firmware updates
  • Describe and implement Cisco UCS backups

     

    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Describing Cisco UCS Server Hardware
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
  • Cisco UCS S-Series Rack Servers
  • Cisco Virtual Interface Cards
  • Hyperconvergence Overview
  • Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Servers
  • 2 - Describing Cisco UCS Connectivity
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Connectivity
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Connectivity
  • Cisco UCS S-Series Connectivity
  • Cisco HyperFlex Connectivity Architecture
  • Cisco HyperFlex Edge Connectivity
  • Ethernet End-Host Mode Compared to Switching Mode
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Uplink Pinning
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Integration
  • 3 - Describing the Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform
  • Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform Software
  • Writing Data to Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform
  • Reading Data from Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform
  • Data Optimization in Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform
  • 4 - Configuring Cisco UCS Service Profiles
  • Portability Issue with Nonabstracted Identities
  • Cisco UCS Service Profile
  • Identity Pools
  • Server Pools
  • IP Pools
  • 5 - Configuring Cisco UCS Service Profile Templates
  • Service Profile Templates
  • 6 - Implementing iSCSI on Cisco UCS
  • iSCSI Addressing
  • Evolution of SCSI from DAS to SAN
  • iSCSI Multipathing
  • 7 - Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware Updates
  • 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
  • 8 - Implementing Cisco UCS Backups
  • Compare Backup Options in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Compare Two Import Types
  • Policy Backup
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    Server administrators

    Network engineers

    Systems engineers

    Consulting systems engineers

    Technical solutions architects

    Network administrators

    Storage administrators

    Network managers

    Sales engineers

    Cisco integrators and partners

    Other Prerequisites

    To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

    General knowledge of servers

    Routing and switching

    Storage area networking

    Server virtualization

    Cisco® Introducing Cisco® Unified Computing System v1.0 (DCIUCS)

    $2,195 | This course is CLC-Eligible
    Course Length : 2 Days
     

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