DCUCA - Administering Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description

Using real-world scenarios and examples, this course explores all components of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series and C-Series solutions from an administrative point of view. You will learn about C-Series standalone, C-Series under UCS Manager, B-Series administration, troubleshooting, and management tools that are used to support basic UCS and multi-cluster support with UCS Central.

Audience

  • Systems administrators and engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Systems integrators
  • Channel partners
  • Value-added resellers

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of:

  • Cisco routing and switching
  • Cisco UCS
  • Servers and storage

Learning Objectives

  • B-Series and C-Series product line
  • C-Series standalone and UCS managed architectures
  • Upgrading B-Series and C-Series firmware
  • Service profiles, pools, and policies
  • RBAC with Active Directory integration
  • Backup and restores in UCS Manager
  • Various management tools for Cisco UCS
  • Basic troubleshooting of B-Series and C-Series

1. UCS Infrastructure Components

  • Cisco UCS Servers and Components
  • Exploring Cisco UCS User Interfaces
  • Cisco UCS Management Framework and Features

2. Administering Cisco C-Series Servers

  • Cisco UCS Servers and Components
  • Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Integrated Management Controller
  • Provisioning Monitoring and Logging on the Cisco UCS C-Series Server
  • Provisioning Cisco UCS C-Series Server Integration in UCS Manager
  • Updating Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware with the Host Update Utility
  • UCS C-Series Standalone and UCS Managed Troubleshooting

3. Administering Cisco B-Series Servers

  • Cisco UCS Servers and Components
  • RBAC, Organizations, and Active Directory Integration
  • Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
  • Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
  • Creating Identity and Resource Pools
  • Creating Service Profiles
  • Creating Templates and Cloning Service Profiles
  • Managing Service Profiles
  • Operating System Installation Options
  • Backing Up and Restoring UCSM Database
  • Upgrading UCS B-Series Firmware
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Operation

4. UCS Management Tools

  • UCS Management Tool Overview
  • Integrating UCS Manager with UCS Central
  • Managing UCS Using the Cisco UCS PowerTool