INSTRUCTOR-LED COURSE

Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS)

Course Information

Duration: 3 days

Version: DCCUCS

Price: $3,695.00

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Learning Credits: 37

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OVERVIEW

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.

Prerequisites:

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

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

 

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 Objectives:

After taking this course, you 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 Outline:

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

 

 

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