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Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System

The Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System 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 on: configuring key features of Cisco UCS, Cisco UCS Director, and Cisco UCS Manager; implementing UCS management software including Cisco UCS Director, Cisco UCS Manager, and Cisco Intersight; and more.

This course will help you:

Gain in-depth experience implementing and maintaining Cisco UCS servers to help you accelerate and provide robust UCS deployments.

Gain knowledge and skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, data center equipment, and software.

Prepare for the new CCNP Data Center and CCIE Data Center certifications, that will be available beginning February 24, 2020.

 

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Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe and implement Fibre Channel, zoning, and NPV features on Cisco UCS
  • Describe and implement FCoE on Cisco UCS
  • Describe Cisco UCS policies for service profiles
  • Describe Cisco Adapter FEX and Single Root I/O Virtualization
  • Describe and implement RBAC on Cisco UCS
  • Describe and implement external authentication providers on Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe and implement key management on Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe and implement Cisco UCS Director
  • Describe and implement Cisco Intersight
  • Describe the scripting options for Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe and implement monitoring on Cisco UCS Manager

Pre-Requisites

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

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

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions 
  • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations v1.0
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies 
  • Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System v1.0
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6.2
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v6.2
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated or Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 

Course Content

Implementing Fibre Channel on Cisco UCS

  • Fibre Channel Port Channel Functionality  
  • Purpose of Zoning
  • Cisco NPV and Fibre Channel Switching Mode 

Implementing FCoE on Cisco UCS

  • FCoE Topologies
  • FCoE Initialization Protocol
  • FCoE Communication
  • Cisco Data Center Bridging
  • SAN Boot Requirements

Describing Cisco UCS Policies for Service Profiles

  • Storage Policies
  • BIOS Policies
  • Boot Policy
  • 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
  • Install Cisco UCS Director
  • Virtual and Physical Accounts
  • Policies, Virtual Data Centers, and Catalogs
  • Self-Service Portal
  • Cisco UCS Director with VMware
  • Managing VMs
  • Compute Management with Cisco UCS Director
  • Reporting and Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director

Implementing Cisco Intersight

  • Cisco Intersight Overview
  • Key Features of Cisco Intersight

Describing the Scripting Options for Cisco UCS

  • 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
  • SNMP Security Ramifications
  • Cisco UCS Manager Call Home Feature
  • Describe the 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 ESXi on Cisco UCS from the FCoE LUN
  • Configure RBAC
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users via OpenLDAP
  • Configure a Trusted Point and Key Ring in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Install Cisco UCS Director
  • Configure Cisco UCS Director
  • Discover Infrastructure with Cisco UCS Director
  • Examine the Cisco UCS Director GUI
  • Design Services in Cisco UCS Director
  • Configure Cisco UCS with Cisco Intersight
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager Using Scripting
  • Implement Syslog and Call Home

Exams & Certification

This course can be used to prepare for the new CCNP Data Center and CCIE Data Center certifications.

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