DCUCIX v5.0 - Data Center Unified Computing Server Implementation Express

Networking/Server/Operating Systems
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DCUCIX v5.0 is a 2-day course that guides learners through rack installation and the provisioning of server hardware, operating systems or hypervisors, and applications.

To participate in the hands-on labs in this class, you need to bring a laptop computer with the following:

  • We recommend using at least a Pentium 4 or better and 1 GB of RAM or more.
  • We recommend running Windows XP Professional SP3 or greater (Vista & Windows 7/8).
    Mac & Linux machines are also supported.
  • Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or greater or Mozilla Firefox. (Safari and Mozilla Firefox for Mac OSX)
  • All students are required to have administrator rights to their PCs and cannot be logged in to a domain using any Group Policies that will limit their machine's capabilities.
  • If you do not have administrator rights to your PC, you at least need permissions to download, install, and run Cisco Any Connect Client.
  • If you are participating in a WebEx event, it is highly recommended to take this class at a location that has bandwidth speeds at a minimum of 1 Mbps bandwidth speeds.

Note: The courseware and lab guide for this course are being provided in an encrypted digital format. To be able to view your digital kit, you will need to bring a suitable device to view the content. You can install your digital course material onto a Windows PC, Mac (OSX 10.6 & up), Apple iPad (iPAD2 & up preferred) or Android tablet (v4.1 & up preferred). You will need to install an encrypted document viewer on your device to be able to view the course material. Please contact us at studenthelp@skyline-ats.com for additional information.

If you have any questions or issues with meeting the requirements listed above, please contact us at rlt@skyline-ats.com and provide the class name to which you are attending and we will be more than happy to help.


Upon completion of this training, attendees should be able to install the UCS hardware and perform basic configuration tasks.

Who Should Attend

Customers who have purchased UCS B-Series Chassis Servers.


Lesson1-1: Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components

  • The computing world prior to virtualization
  • The UCS Architecture
  • UCS Basic Building Blocks: Fabric Interconnects, Chassis, Blade Servers, Standalone Servers
  • B-Series Server Architecture and Features

Lesson 1-2: Describing the UCS User Interfaces

  • GUI, CLI, APIs

Lesson 1-3: Describing the UCS Management Framework and Features
Lesson 2-1: Configuring UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity

  • Fabric Internet Ethernet Uplinks
  • FI Fiber Channel Uplinks
  • Port Channels
  • Server Ports

Lesson 2-2: Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity

  • Basic LAN Configuration
  • Virtualization the NIC card
  • Adding High Availability
  • MAC Address Learning vs Pinning
  • Port Pinning
  • Moving Traffic: Server to Server, Server to LAN

Lesson 2-3: Configuring SAN Connectivity

  • Basic SAN Configuration
  • Unified Fabric: Using CNAs and FCoE

Lesson 3-1: Creating Identity and Resource Pools


Lesson 3-2 Creating Extended Service Profiles

  • Configuring UUID, LAN and SAN, Boot Order, Storage, etc.

Lesson 3-3: Templates and Cloning

  • Creating Service Profile Templates and Building Service Profiles
  • Cloning Service Profiles

Lesson 3-4: Managing Service Profiles
Lesson 3-5: Backing up and Restoring UCS Manager Databases
Lesson 3-6: Managing and Upgrading Firmware

  • Determining Firmware Levels
  • Updating Firmware

Lab Outline

    Lab A: Exploring the UCS Manager Interface
    Lab B: Creating an Extended Service Profile
    Lab C: Demonstrating Service Profile Mobility
    Lab D: Building Pools and Adding to Service Profiles
    Lab E: Building Service Profiles from Templates
    Lab F: Exploring UCS Firmware

Comparison: 2-Day DCUCIX vs 5-Day DCUCI

Lectures DCUCIX 5.0 DCUCI 5.0
UCS Architectural Overview X X
UCS B-Series Chassis, Power, Licensing X X
B-Series Server Architecture and Features X X
Exploring UCS Manager and CLI Interfaces X X
Configuring LAN Connectivity X X
Managing and Upgrading Firmware X X
Configuring SAN Connectivity X X
Creating Extended Profiles X X
Creating Identity Pools X X
Using Pools in Service Profiles X X
Creating and Assigning Policies to Service Profiles X X
Templates and Cloning X X
Integrating C-Series Servers X X
Working with WMware Networking X
Nexus 1000V in UCS X
Installing Nexus 1000V X
Configuring Nexus 1000V X
Configuring UCSM for VMware PTS X
RBAC and Authentication X
Backup and Restore Operations X
Monitoring System Events X
Creating Basic Service Profiles X
Labs Exercises DCUCIX 5.0 DCUCI 5.0
Exploring UCS Manager X X
Creating Mobile Service Profiles X X
Configuring Resource Pools X X
Configuring Policies and Templates X X
Upgrading Firmware X X
Installing ESXi X
Installing and Provisioning vCenter X
Installing Nexus 1000V X
Configuring Port Profiles X
Integrating C-Series Servers X
Configuring RBAC X
Backing Up and Importing Configurations X
High Availability X
Reporting X
Initial Configuration X
Creating Simple Service Profiles X