DCUCI v6.1 - Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing v6.0

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Description

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.0 is a five-day instructor-led course that
is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP? Data Center certification and for professionallevel
data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is on deploying, securing, operating, and
maintaining the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and UCS C-Series Rack Servers for use in data
centers. The extensively hands-on course covers configuring and managing Cisco UCS servers using unified
I/O networking for LAN and SAN connectivity, virtualizing server hardware identifiers to enable rapid
recovery of server operating system images, automating UCS deployments using UCS Central Software and
Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) Supervisor, configuring fault tolerance, implementing rolebased
access control (RBAC), backing up and restoring system configurations, and using the monitoring
and troubleshooting tools in Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco IMC.

Objectives

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

  • Install the UCS B-Series system out of the box and deploy service profiles using pooled identities and
    service profile templates
  • Configure the UCS B-Series system for deployments using iSCSI and configure B- and C-Series
    systems for deployments using Fibre Channel for regular data access and booting
  • Configure and implement security mechanisms such as RBAC with Organizations and Locales, LDAP
    integration, trusted points, and key rings
  • Configure and implement monitoring with syslog and Call Home
  • Manage UCS Manager domains with UCS Central, manage multiple C-Series servers with Cisco IMC
    Supervisor, and interact with the UCS Manager XML API

Prerequisites

This topic lists the skill, knowledge, and attitudes that learners must possess to benefit fully from the course.
It includes recommended Cisco learning offerings that the learner may complete to benefit fully from this
course.

Recommended Prerequisite Skills
Students considered for this training should have attended the following classes or obtained equivalent level
of knowledge:
? Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0
? Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0
? Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) or Interconnecting Cisco
Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)
? Implementing Cisco Storage Network Solutions (ICSNS)

The knowledge, skills, and attitudes that a learner is expected to have before attending this course are as
follows:
? Understanding of server system design and architecture
? Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
? Familiarity with SANs
? Familiarity with Fibre Channel protocol
? Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center Architecture
? Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (such as VMware)

Outline

Module 1: Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation

Objective: Implement Cisco Unified Computing System

Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors

Objective: Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors

Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Unified Computing System Connectivity

Objective: Describe Cisco Unified Computing System Connectivity

Lesson 3: Configuring Identity Abstraction

Objective: Configuring Identity Abstraction

Lesson 4: Configuring Service Profile Templates

Objective: Configuring Service Profile Templates

Module 2: SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified

Computing System

Objective: Implement SAN Storage for Cisco Unified Computing System

Lesson 1: Implementing iSCSI

Objective: Implement iSCSI

Lesson 2: Implementing Fibre Channel Port Channels

Objective: Implementing Fibre Channel Port Channels

Lesson 3: Implementing FCoE

Objective: Implement FCoE

Module 3: Security Implementation for Cisco Unified

Computing System

Objective: Implement Security for Cisco Unified Computing System

Lesson 1: Implementing Role-Based Access Control

Objective: Implementing role-based access control

Lesson 2: Implementing External Authentication Providers

Objective: Implementing External Authentication Providers

Lesson 3: Implementing Key Management

Objective: Implementing Key Management

Module 4: Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified

Computing System

Objective: Perform updates of UCS firmware, back up and restore the system configuration and state, and

implement monitoring with Syslog and CallHome

Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware Updates

Objective: Implementing UCS Firmware Updates

Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco UCS Backups

Objective: Implementing UCS Backups

Lesson 3: Implementing Monitoring

Objective: Implementing Monitoring

Module 5: Cisco Unified Computing System Automation

Objective: Implement Automation for Cisco Unified Computing System

Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco UCS Central

Objective: Deploy Cisco UCS Central and use it to add an UCS Manager domain to UCS Central, manage

resources centrally, and create all required pools and templates to deploy a service profile with UCS Central

Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco UCS Director

Objective: Implementing Cisco UCS Director

Lesson 3: Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager

Objective: Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager

Labs:

Guided Lab 1: Access the Remote Lab Environment

Guided Lab 2: Provision Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect

Guided Lab 3: Configure Server and Uplink Ports

Guided Lab 4: Configure VLANs

Guided Lab 5: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Hardware Identities

Guided Lab 6: Configure Basic Identity Pools

Guided Lab 7: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools

Guided Lab 8: Configure a Service Profile Template

Guided Lab 9: Configure an iSCSI Service Profile

Guided Lab 10: Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases

Guided Lab 11: Configure Zoning

Guided Lab 12: Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager

Guided Lab 13: Configure Unified Ports on UCS Fabric Interconnects

Guided Lab 14: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS C-Series Servers from SAN LUN

Guided Lab 15: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS B-Series Servers from SAN LUN

Guided Lab 16: Configure Organizations and Locales

Guided Lab 17: Configure Job-Specific Roles

Guided Lab 18: Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users with Microsoft Active Directory

Guided Lab 19: Configure a Trusted Point and KeyRing in Cisco UCS Manager

Guided Lab 20: Perform Backup and Restore Activities

Guided Lab 21: Implement Syslog

Guided Lab 22: Deploy and Use Cisco UCS Central

Guided Lab 23: Deploy and Use Cisco IMC Supervisor

Guided Lab 24: Configure Cisco UCS Manager with XML API and Cisco UCS PowerTools