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DCUCS: Configuring Data Center Unified Computing v3.0

Configuring Data Center Unified Computing is an instructor-led product training that provides learners with an overview of the Cisco UCS System, to include the Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers and Cisco UCS C-Series rack servers. There is significant content devoted to configuration and management. The Configuring Data Center Unified Computing course articulates Cisco Data Center virtualization solutions and explains how to execute a virtualization solution on Cisco UCS B-series and C-series hardware.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

This course will address the configuration and ongoing maintenance of Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers, with a strong emphasis on Cisco UCS B Series blade servers. The primary changes to the Cisco UCS features in this revision are the inclusion of the UCS 2.1 software features, to include:

  • Cisco UCS Central Support Cisco UCS C-Series Server Integration through Single Wire Management
  • Default vNIC and vHBA Behavior Policies
  • Fault Suppression
  • Fibre Channel Zoning
  • Firmware Auto Install and Cross-Version Support
  • LAN / SAN Connectivity Policies for Service Profile Configuration
  • Multicast Policy
  • Scheduled backups
  • Service Profile Renaming
  • Support for discovery of flash I / O devices (Fusion I / O and LSI flash cards)
  • Support for Multiple Receive Queue Support (MRQS) on Linux
  • Troubleshooting Enhancements for Finite State Machine (FSM) processes
  • Unified Uplink Ports and Uplink Port Channels
  • Unified Storage Ports
  • Con Assignment and Distribution
  • VLAN Port Count Optimization
  • VLAN Groups and Permissions
  • VM-FEX Integration for Hyper-V SRIOV
  • VM-FEX Integration for KVM (Red Hat Linux) SRIOV .

Course Content

  • Module 1: Describing Cisco UCS Architecture

  • Module 2: Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System LAN Connectivity

  • Module 3: Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System SAN Connectivity

  • Module 4: Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System B-Series Servers

  • Module 5: Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System Virtualization

  • Module 6: Cisco Unified Computing System Administration

  • Module 7: Cisco Unified Computing System C-Series Features

Target Audience

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 audiences are:  
• data center engineers, data center administrators, and system engineers.

The secondary audiences are:
• data center architects and managers.

The tertiary audiences are:
• program and project managers.

Course Duration

5 Days

Suggested Pre-requisites

The knowledge and skills that a student must have before attending this course are as follows:

•General knowledge of servers
•Routing and switching knowledge
•Storage area networking knowledge
•Server virtualization knowledge
•CCNA Routing and Switching knowledge level

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