DCUCT v5.1 - Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing

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The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT) v5.1 is a 4-day course designed to prepare system engineers and implementers with the knowledge and hands-on experience to troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers operating in standalone and integrated modes. The course offers the student hands-on experience with configuration procedures and a familiarity with common troubleshooting scenarios and recommended solutions.

This course includes all material from the Cisco DCUCT v5.0 class. In addition, it includes materials and labs developed by Skyline-ATS that provide advanced UCS B-Series troubleshooting information and techniques.

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:Students registering for this course will be receiving their course kit in a digital format. To be able to view your digital kit you will need to bring a laptop PC and/or a compatible iPad or Android tablet. The recommended system requirements and instructions to access the course kit content can be found at the following link:Digital Course Kit Requirements and Instructions

Please be aware that this digital version is designed for online use, not for printing. You can print up to 10 pages only in each guide within a course. Please note that every time you click the Print button in the book, this counts as one page printed, whether or not you click OK in the Print dialog.

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


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

  • Describe the Cisco UCS B-Series architecture, installation, and configuration, and the processes and tools for determining related issues
  • Describe troubleshooting processes on the standalone Cisco UCS C-Series deployments
  • Describe the valid Cisco UCS C-Series integrated architecture and the process of determining issues related to integration of Cisco UCS C-Series server with Cisco UCS Manager
  • Troubleshoot problems associated with UCS B-Series and standalone UCS C-Series servers using the information provided during the lecture portion of the course.


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Internetworking fundamentals
  • Data Center Unified Computing Implementation (DCUCI) any version

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cisco UCS Partner support-level engineers

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cisco customers responsible for advanced UCS troubleshooting


Content from DCUCTv5.0 course:
Module 1: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series

  • Lesson 1: Understanding UCS B-Series Architecture and Initialization
  • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting UCS B-Series Configurations
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting UCS B-Series Operations
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting UCS B-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting and Upgrading UCS Manager
  • Lesson 6: Troubleshooting UCS B-Series Hardware

Module 2: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Standalone Servers

  • Lesson 1: Understanding UCS C-Series Architecture and Initialization
  • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting UCS C-Series Hardware and Firmware
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting UCS C-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting UCS C-Series Locally Attached Storage
  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting UCS C-Series OS Related Problems

Module 3: Understanding UCS C-Series Integration

  • Lesson 1: Integrating Cisco UCS C-Series Servers into UCS Manager
  • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting UCS C-Series Server Integration

Content added by Skyline-ATS:

  • In-Depth Command Line Interface (CLI) Exploration
  • Additional UCS Related Support Tools
  • Tracing the Data Path

Lab Outline

    Lab 1: Initial System Exploration Using UCS Manager GUI
    Lab 2: In-Depth Exploration of the CLI
    Lab 3: Break/Fix - UCS Manager and Service Profile Deployment
    Lab 4: Support Tools
    Lab 5: Break/Fix - Boot From SAN
    Lab 6: LUNMAP and LUNLIST
    Lab 7: Break/Fix LAN Connectivity (part A)
    Lab 8: Break/Fix LAN Connectivity (part B)
    Lab 9: Break-Fix Tracing the Data Path
    Lab 10: Troubleshooting Memory Issues
    Lab 11: Break-Fix C-Series SAN Boot
    Lab 12: Break/Fix Network Connectivity

Lab content added by Skyline-ATS:

  • In-Depth Exploration of the CLI
  • Support Tools
  • Lunmap and Lunlist
  • Tracing the Data Path
  • Memory Troubleshooting