Configuring Data Center Unified Computing v3.0 - DCUCS

Configuring Data Center Unified Computing v3.0 - DCUCS Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

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The Configuring Data Center Unified Computing course is a 5-day product training course designed to familiarize data center engineers, architects and Cisco partners with the Cisco UCS B-series and C-series products.

This course prepares individuals for implementing and maintaining Cisco UCS hardware with a strong emphasis on best practices. The Configuring Data Center Unified Computing course also addresses relevant additional features added by Version 2.1 Cisco UCS Software Release.

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Apr 2, 2018 – Apr 6, 2018
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Sep 17, 2018 – Sep 21, 2018
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Dec 10, 2018 – Dec 14, 2018
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Intended Audience for this Configuring Data Center Unified Computing v3.0 - DCUCS Course

  • » Overall this course is primarily aimed at customer network engineers and administrators whose interest is focused around configuration of product features. Server administrators working with hypervisor networking are also target audiences for this course.
  • » The primary audience includes data center engineers, data center administrators, and system engineers.
  • » The secondary audience includes data center managers, network engineers, and consulting system engineers.
  • » The tertiary audience includes data center architects, network managers, and program and project managers.

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Configuring Data Center Unified Computing v3.0 - DCUCS Course Objectives

  • » Describe the Cisco UCS architecture
  • » Describe Cisco UCS LAN connectivity configuration
  • » Describe Cisco UCS B-Series SAN connectivity configuration
  • » Describe how to configure and manage the servers within Cisco UCS
  • » Describe how to configure Cisco UCS virtualization
  • » Describe how to configure Cisco UCS administration
  • » Describe Cisco UCS C-Series features

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Configuring Data Center Unified Computing v3.0 - DCUCS Course Outline

      1. Cisco UCS Architecture
        1. Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components
          1. The Logical View of the Cisco UCS Architecture
          2. Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco UCS Central Software
          3. Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis
          4. Cisco UCS B-Series Components
          5. Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
          6. Cisco UCS B-Series Power Requirements
          7. How to Determine Supported Configurations
        2. Describing Cisco UCS User Interfaces
          1. Cisco UCS Manager GUI
          2. Cisco UCS Manager Navigation Panel
          3. The External Management Framework
          4. The Finite State Machine
          5. Fault Detection and Correction Using the Cisco UCS Manager
          6. How to Connect to Cisco UCS Manager CLI Shells
        3. Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity and High Availability
          1. Cisco UCS Cluster Connection Requirements
          2. Initial Cisco Fabric Interconnect Cluster Setup
          3. Modify Cisco UCS Cluster IP Addressing from the GUI
          4. The Discovery Process and Monitoring Using FSM Output
          5. I/O Uplinks and Bandwidth Oversubscription with the Cisco UCS 2204/2208XP
          6. Intercluster Communications and Synchronization of the Cisco UCS Manager Database
          7. How the Cisco UCS 5108 SEEPROM Resolves Split-Brain Issues in the High-Availability Cluster
        4. Using RBAC and Organizations
          1. RBAC Framework in the Cisco UCS
          2. Configure Local Users, Roles, and Privileges
          3. Configure Organizations and Locales
          4. Determine the Effective Rights of a User as an Intersection of Roles and Locales
          5. Privileges of the Server-Profile Role
      2. Cisco UCS LAN Connectivity
        1. Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
          1. Configure Port Personality Mode and Unified Port Types on the Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Extenders
          2. Unified Uplink Ports and Uplink Port Channels
          3. Configure Port Channels to Northbound Switches (LACP) or Appliances (Static)
          4. Configure Port Channels on Southbound Chassis Links (Cisco UCS 2200XP Series Fabric Extenders)
          5. Ethernet End-Host Mode vs. Switching Mode
          6. Automatic Pinning and Recovery from Failure
          7. Configure VLANs
          8. Configure Organization-Aware VLANs
          9. Configure VLAN Port Count Optimization
          10. Configure VLAN Groups and Permissions
        2. Configuring LAN Identity and Resource Pools
          1. The Benefits of Creating Identity and Resource Pools
          2. Configure MAC Pools
          3. Configure IP Pools
          4. ID Pool Sequential Allocation
        3. Configuring Compute Node LAN Policies
          1. Service Profiles and Policies in Cisco UCS Manager
          2. Configure Flow Control Policies Under the Root Organization
          3. Configure Multicast Policies Under the Root Organization
          4. The Default vNIC Behavior Policy
          5. Configure LAN Connectivity Policies
          6. Configure Network Control Policies
          7. Configure QoS Policies
          8. Configure Threshold Policies
          9. Configure vNIC Templates
      3. Cisco UCS SAN Connectivity
        1. Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
          1. Configure Fibre Channel Ports on Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects
          2. Configure VSANs and FCoE VLANs
          3. Fibre Channel Protocol Addressing and Fibre Channel Switching
          4. Fibre Channel End-Host Mode and N-Port Virtualization
          5. Configure Fibre Channel Switching Mode
          6. Configure Multihop FCoE
          7. Configure SAN Connectivity Policies
          8. Configure the Default vHBA Behavior Policy
          9. Multipath I/O in Cisco UCS
        2. Configuring Advanced Compute Node SAN Connectivity
          1. Configure Fibre Channel Zoning
          2. Cisco UCS Support for Discovery of PCIe-Based Flash I/O Devices
          3. Cisco UCS Provides Unified Storage Ports
        3. Configuring SAN Identity and Resource Pools
          1. Provision Resource Pools in Cisco UCS Manager
          2. Configure WWN Pools
          3. Configure IQN Pools
      4. Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Servers
        1. Configuring Server Identity and Resource Pools
          1. Configure UUID Pools
          2. Configure Server Pools
        2. Configuring Server Policies
          1. Configure General Policies
          2. Configure Host Firmware Packages
          3. Configure a BIOS Policy to Enable Virtualization Features
          4. Configure an Adapter Policy for VM-FEX
          5. Configure Virtual Connection Assignment and Distribution
          6. Configure Boot Policies
          7. Configure Maintenance Policies
          8. Configure Power Control Policies
          9. Configure Scrub Policies
        3. Configuring Templates and Service Profiles
          1. Purpose and Benefits of Service Profiles
          2. Purpose and Benefits of Service Profile Templates
          3. Service Profile Template Types
          4. Configure a Template in the Expert Service Profile Wizard
          5. Rename a Service Profile
          6. Clone a Service Profile
        4. Managing Service Profiles
          1. Associating and Disassociating a Service Profile to a Server Blade
          2. Changes to a Service Profile that Trigger a Cisco PNuOS Update
          3. Planning the Organization Where a Service Profile Is Created
          4. Moving a Service Profile to a New Server Blade in the Event of Hardware Failure
          5. Management IP Address, KVM, and Virtual Media
          6. Supported Operating Systems and Boot Options
        5. Configuring Logical Service Profiles that Boot from iSCSI
          1. Configure a Service Profile That Boots from iSCSI
          2. Configure an iSCSI Adapter Policy
          3. Configure an IQN Pool
          4. Configure an iSCSI Authentication Profile
          5. Configure and Boot ESXi
          6. Configure and Boot Windows Server 2012
          7. Configure and Boot Red Hat Enterprise Linux
      5. Configuring Cisco UCS Virtualization
        1. Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX
          1. Virtualization and VMs
          2. Configure a VM-FEX Driver
          3. Support for vSphere 5.1
          4. vCenter Integration Methods
          5. Provision the Secure Connection from the Cisco UCS Manager to a VMware vCenter Server
          6. Provision Port Profiles and Port Profile Clients
          7. Provision a Dynamic vNIC Connection Policy and BIOS Policy for Cisco VM-FEX
          8. Process to Join ESXi Hosts to the DVS
          9. Provision VMs to Consume Port Groups on the DVS
        2. Configuring Cisco UCS SR-IOV
          1. SR-IOV and Extending the Physical Network to the VMs
          2. Service Profile, Adapter and BIOS Policy, and SR-IOV vNICs Configuration
          3. Port Profile and DVS (Cluster) VM Tab Configuration
        3. Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX Integration for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
          1. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Requirements
          2. Create and Attach a Dynamic vNIC Connection Policy
          3. Management via PowerShell and Standalone GUI
        4. Configuring the Cisco UCS VM-FEX for KVM SR-IOV
          1. Linux Rx Data Path on Multi-CPU Systems for Single-Queuing Adapters and RSS-Capable Multiqueuing Adapters
          2. Support MRQS on Linux
      6. Cisco UCS Administration
        1. Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database
          1. Cisco UCS Backup and Restore Functions
          2. Supported Backup Types and Functions
          3. Import Operations and Disaster Recovery Restore Operations
          4. Configuring a Backup Job
          5. Verify Backup Creation and Execution
          6. Scheduled Backups
          7. Configure an Import Job to Restore the AAA User Database
          8. Configure Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects for a Disaster Recovery Restore Operation
        2. Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
          1. Updating Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
          2. Install Infrastructure Firmware
          3. Install Server Firmware
          4. Firmware Cross-Version Support
          5. Direct Firmware Upgrade of Cisco IMC, IOMs, and Mezzanine Adapters
          6. Firmware Updates Using a Service Profile
          7. Firmware Auto Install
          8. Cisco UCS Manager Upgrade Validation
          9. Differences Between Firmware Processes Used by Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects and Cisco IMC, IOMs, and Adapters
          10. Fault Suppression
        3. Using Cisco UCS Management Tools
          1. Cisco UCS Central Software and Architecture
          2. Registering Cisco UCS Manager with Cisco UCS Central Software
          3. Policy Manager
          4. Resource Manager
          5. Identifier Manager
          6. Operations Manager
      7. Cisco UCS C-Series Features
        1. Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
          1. Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
        2. Describing Cisco USC C-Series Server Connectivity Options
          1. Cisco UCS 1225 VIC Adapters
          2. Managing C-Series Servers as Standalone versus Integrated
          3. Cisco UCS C-Series Server Connectivity Options
        3. Using Cisco UCS C-Series IMC Discovery
          1. Standalone Navigation of Cisco IMC
          2. Configuring Cisco IMC Local User Accounts
          3. Using the KVM Console
          4. Configuring Virtual Media
          5. Configuring IPMI
          6. Configuring SoL Protocol
          7. Full RAID Configuration in Cisco IMC
          8. RAID Controller Monitoring and Status
          9. Graphical DIMM Representation
          10. Configure BIOS in Cisco IMC
          11. Mounting NFS or CIFS Media to the Operating System
          12. Embedded System Diagnostics
        4. Upgrading Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware
          1. Downloading Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware
          2. Cisco Host Upgrade Utility GUI
      8. Lab
        1. Initial Cisco UCS Configuration
        2. Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
        3. Configure RBAC
        4. Configure System Related Policies and Uplink Port Properties
        5. Configure LAN Related Pools and Policies
        6. Configure SAN Connectivity
        7. Configure SAN Identity Pools and Templates
        8. Configure Server-Related Features and Renaming a Service Profile
        9. Configure a Service Profile that Boots from iSCSI LUN
        10. Configure VM-FEX Passthrough Switching
        11. Back Up and Import the System Configuration
        12. Configure Server Settings with the Integrated Management Controller GUI

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We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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Award winning, world-class Instructors

David M.
- Networking expert with several Cisco certifications, including CCENT, CCNA, CCDA, CCSI, and CCVP. - Has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning. - Average rating of 8.75 out of 9 on student evaluation reports.

Bio:

David has been in the Networking field for the past eleven years and holds several Cisco certifications. He has been an instructor since 2005 and has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning.

David is an extremely enthusiastic trainer with a raw passion towards teaching and delivering Cisco information and takes great pride in his career as an instructor, which has lead him to develop and deliver the class in his own unique way; very professional and knowledgeable, yet pleasant and enjoyable. His classes have a high passing rate for students taking certification exams, and averages 8.75 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Michael G.
- Over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer.
- An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, as well as select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.
- High-skilled and acclaimed instructor. Has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning.

Bio:

Michael has over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer. An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, Michael also teaches select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.

Michael's dedication and passion for teaching is unmatched. He has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning since 2006 and his evaluation scores average 8.7 out of 9.
William D.
- Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania, in addition to several IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of experience in the IT industry; background ranges from engineering, administration and escalation support in networks.

Bio:

William is a highly-skilled IT professional with Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania. He has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years, with experience in engineering, administration and escalation support in networks ranging from small to large scale complex enterprise environments.

As a Cisco and CompTIA Subject Matter Expert, he holds several certifications, including Cisco CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE. William is one of NetCom's top trainers, consistently scoring high marks in student evaluations.

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