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DCUCC: Data Center Unified Computing Condensed Class v1.0

Intended for participants that are responsible for the design, implementation and management of UCS systems, this course offers ideal preparation for the DCUCI and DCUCD Certification Exams 642-994 and 642-993.

Using lectures, case studies and labs it combines content from both the Cisco Unified Computing Implementation and Design classes (DCUCI 4.0 and DCUCD 4.0). Additional material will cover new UCS hardware and software.

As this is a condensed class, students should be prepared to work extended days, and will benefit most if they have completed the class prerequisites.

Course Content

  • UCS Overview
  • Hardware Components
  • UCS Management
  • System Connectivity
  • Server Deployment Overview
  • Deployment Design
  • Case Study: Sizing Small and Large UCS Deployments
  • Building UCS BOM
  • Reconnaissance Tools
  • Migration Planning
  • Installing UCS Hardware
  • Upgrading UCS Software and Firmware
  • UCS Manager Fundamentals
  • Role Based Access Control
  • LAN Connectivity
  • SAN Connectivity
  • Resource Pools
  • Creating Service Profiles
  • Creating Service Profile Templates
  • Managing Service Profiles
  • Case Study: Design UCS LANs
  • Case Study: Design UCS SANs
  • Backup and Restore
  • High Availability Management
  • Monitoring, Diagnostics, Reporting
  • Introduction to Nexus 1000V
  • Nexus 1000V Architecture
  • Installing Nexus 1000V
  • Creating Port Profiles

Labs Outline

  • Resource Pools
  • MobileService Profiles
  • High Availability
  • Initial Configuration
  • Basic Service Profiles
  • Backup and Restore Cisco UCS Manager Configuration Data
  • Reporting

Target Audience

  • Network Designer
  • Server Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Consulting Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect
  • Cisco Integrators and Partners

The secondary audience is:

  • Network Administrator
  • Storage Administrator
  • Network Manager

Course Duration

5 days

Suggested Pre-requisites

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

  • CCNA
  • VMWare Certified
  • Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (DCSNS)
  • DataCenterNetwork Infrastructure Design (DCNID)

Students should also have completed the following e-learning classes:

  • VIRT101-ELT

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