Administering Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System with Intersight (DCUCAI)

Administering Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System with Intersight is a 4-day instructor-led course. In this Cisco UCS server training course, you will become experienced with the administration and troubleshooting of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) X-Series, B-Series, C-Series, next-gen UCS servers including using Cisco Intersight SaaS for UCS management. This custom-built Cisco UCS training class was developed using the best lessons from all available Cisco server courses to maximize the learning experience for individuals who want to focus on day-to-day administration using Intersight SaaS as the primary interface to manage UCS Infrastructure.

Using real-world scenarios and examples, this Cisco training course will explore the components of the UCS-X, B-Series Blades, C-Series Rack Mount, and cover next-gen solutions such as C4500. Intersight SaaS provides a day-to-day administrative single interface for managing UCS infrastructure. Learn to access Intersight, claim devices, run UCSM commands from Intersight, Firmware Upgrades, and other functions.

Course Information

Price: $4,195.00
Duration: 4 days
Learning Credits: 36
Course Delivery Options

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Attend the live class from the comfort of your home or office.

Interact with a live, remote instructor from a specialized, HD-equipped classroom near you. An SLI sales rep will confirm location availability prior to registration confirmation.

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The knowledge and skills that the learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Basic knowledge of Cisco routing and switching
  • Basic knowledge of Cisco Unified Computing Systems
  • Basic knowledge of servers and storage
  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS and Hyperflex


Target Audience:

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Systems Administrators and Engineers
  • Technical Solutions Architects
  • Systems Integrators
  • Channel Partners
  • Value-Added Resellers


Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Understand the B-Series and C-Series product line similarities and differences
  • Claiming resources in Intersight
  • Managing UCS domains in Intersight
  • Describe the Intersight support for C-Series standalone and UCS-managed architectures
  • Understand the process for upgrading B-Series and C-Series Firmware with Intersight
  • Administering service profiles, pools, and policies with Intersight running UCS natively
  • Understanding RBAC with Active Directory integration
  • Administering backup and restores in UCS Manager
  • Learn and discuss the various management tools for Cisco UCS including Intersight
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of B-Series and C-Series in normal operations with UCSM and Intersight
  • Describe how to get started with Intersight programmability


Course Outline:

Module 1: UCS Infrastructure Components with Intersight

  • Cisco UCS X-Series, Use Cases, and Components
  • Introducing Cisco Intersight Managed Mode
  • Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
  • Describing Next Gen Cisco X-Series Servers
  • Gen 4 and future deployments
  • Integrating with earlier Generations
  • UCS Central use cases with Intersight

Module 2: Administering Cisco UCS with Intersight

  • Managed Mode Resources Pools
  • Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
  • Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
  • Managed Mode Network Policies
  • Managed Mode Storage Policies
  • Creating Identity and Resource Pools
  • Creating Server Profiles
  • Creating Server Profile Templates and Deriving Server Profiles
  • Managing Server Profiles
  • Installing OS onto blades
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS X/B/C-Series Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS X/B/C-Series Operation
  • Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS X/B/C-Series Firmware

Module 3: Administering UCS Management Tools with Intersight

  • Describing Cisco UCS User Interfaces
  • Exploring Intersight User Interfaces
  • Describing Cisco UCS Management Framework & Features
  • Describing Cisco UCS Hyperflex
  • Describing Intersight Services for Terraform
  • Describing Intersight Orchestrator

Lab Outline:

Labs are designed to assure learners a whole practical experience, through the following practical activities:

  • Connecting to the Lab Environment
  • Explore the Cisco UCS GUI and CLI Environment
  • Explore the Cisco Intersight Dashboard and claim devices
  • Create Users, Groups, Roles, and Organizations in Intersight
  • IMM Mode Fabric build
  • IMM Mode Create Network and Storage Policies
  • Create IMM mode Resource Pools
  • Create X Series Server Profiles
  • Derive X Series Server Profiles
  • Using Intersight to upgrade Firmware
  • Install an OS from Intersight repository
  • Add ESX host to vCenter
  • Deploy VMs from Intersight Services for Terraform