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DCCUCS: Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System

The Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS) v1.0 shows you how to deploy, secure, operate, and maintain Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) B-series blade servers, Cisco UCS C-Series, and S-Series rack servers for use in data centers. You will learn how to implement management and orchestration software for Cisco UCS. You will gain hands-on practice: configuring key features of Cisco UCS, Cisco UCS Director, and Cisco UCS Manager; implementing UCS management software
including Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco Intersight™; and more.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Describe and implement Fibre Channel, zoning, and N-Port Virtualization (NPV) features on Cisco UCS
  • Describe and implement Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) on Cisco UCS
  • Describe Cisco UCS policies for service profiles
  • Describe Cisco Adapter Fabric Extender (FEX) and Single Root I/O Virtualization
  • Describe and implement Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) on Cisco UCS
  • Describe and implement external authentication providers on Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe and implement key management on Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director
  • Describe and implement Cisco Intersight
  • Describe the scripting options for Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe and implement monitoring on Cisco UCS Manager

Course Content

Implementing Cisco UCS Storage Area Network (SAN)

  • SAN Introduction
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Fibre Channels modes
  • Named VSANs
  • Cisco UCS Fibre Channel and FCoE Storage Connectivity

Describing Cisco UCS Policies for Service Profiles

  • Storage Policies and Profiles
  • Basic Input Output System (BIOS) Policies
  • Boot Policy
  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Policies
  • Scrub Policies
  • Maintenance Policies

Describing Cisco Adapter FEX and Single Root I/O Virtualization

  • Cisco FEX Overview
  • Cisco Adapter FEX
  • Single Root I/O Virtualization

Implementing RBAC on Cisco UCS

  • RBAC in Cisco UCS
  • Users, Roles, and Privileges
  • Functions of Organizations and Locales
  • Effective Rights of a User

Implementing External Authentication Providers

  • Options for External Authentication Providers

    Implementing Key Management on Cisco UCS Manager

    • Public Key Infrastructure

      Implementing Cisco UCS Director

      • Cisco UCS Director Overview
      • Policies, Virtual Data Centers, and Catalogs
      • Cisco UCS Director Virtualization Support
      • Managing Compute with Cisco UCS Director
      • Cisco UCS Manager Orchestration
      • Self-Service Portal
      • Reporting and Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director

      Implementing Cisco Intersight

      • Cisco UCS Director Overview
      • Important Features of Cisco Intersight

      Describing the Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager

      • Cisco UCS Manager XML API
      • Cisco UCS Management Information Tree
      • Managed Object Browser
      • Cisco UCS PowerTool
      • Cisco UCS Python Software Development Kit (SDK)

      Implementing Key Management on Cisco UCS Manager

      • Public Key Infrastructure

        Implementing Cisco Intersight

        • Cisco Intersight Overview
        • Important Features of Cisco Intersight

        Describing the Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager

        • Cisco UCS Manager XML API
        • Cisco UCS Management Information Tree
        • Managed Object Browser
        • Cisco UCS Manager PowerTool
        • Cisco UCS Python SDK

        Implementing Monitoring on Cisco UCS Manager

        • Logging Sources in Cisco UCS Manager
        • Port Monitoring Capabilities of Cisco UCS Manager
        • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Security Ramifications
        • Cisco UCS Manager Call Home Feature

        Lab Outline

        • Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases
        • Configure Zoning
        • Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
        • Configure Unified Ports on Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects
        • Install and Boot VMware Elastic Sky X Integrated (ESXi) on Cisco UCS from the FCoE Logical Unit Number (LUN) via FCoE
        • Configure RBAC
        • Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users via Open Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
        • (OpenLDAP)
        • Configure a Trusted Point and Key Ring in Cisco UCS Manager
        • Configure Cisco UCS with Cisco Intersight
        • Configure Cisco UCS Manager Using Scripting
        • Implement Syslog and Call Home

        Target Audience

        • Server administrators
        • Network engineers
        • Systems engineers
        • Consulting systems engineers
        • Technical solutions architects
        • Network administrators
        • Storage administrators
        • Network managers
        • Cisco integrators and partners

        Course Duration

        3

        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

        These Cisco courses are recommended to help you meet these prerequisites:

        • CCNA: Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions v1.0
        • DCFNDU: Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations v1.0
        • DCCOR: Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies
        • DCIUCS: Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System v1.0

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        Virtual - AEST

        29 Jul 2020 - 31 Jul 2020

        AUD $4675

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        Virtual - AEST

        21 Sep 2020 - 23 Sep 2020

        AUD $4675

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