UCSAUT - UCS Configuration and Automation

Networking/Server/Operating Systems
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Rapidly learn how Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco UCS Central, Cisco UCS Director and iSCSI Storage work together to scale server management and implement Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

This course minimizes lecture, maximizes hands-on lab experience and focuses on core UCS concepts and skills on the latest UCS Software versions. No previous programming or experience with Cisco UCS is assumed. Equipment includes Cisco servers, including B-Series blades and integrated C-Series servers, Nexus switches, NetApp storage.

Each student configures Cisco UCS Manager 3.1 and 2.2(6f), Cisco UCS Central 1.4,

Cisco UCS Director 5.4 and UCS PowerTool 2.0.

You will not have a lab partner.


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

  • Build a Cloud in this 3-Day hands-on Cisco-authorized course!
  • Get to know the �tin lining� of the data center cloud, Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Learn to scale and automate Cisco UCS with UCS Central Templates and PowerShell
  • End day 3 having made a self-service portal that automatically:
    • Configures Nexus and virtual switching support
    • Creates and maps centralized iSCSI storage
    • Provisions and brings up a server
    • Clones a virtual machine onto the storage
  • UCS configuration in a multiple-domain, automated environment using the latest software.


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

  • CCNA and DCUFI knowledge and experience until cutover to CCNA DC
  • CCNA DC equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Server operating systems, hypervisor and virtualization familiarity
  • Implementing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (ICSNS)

Attendance of the following Cisco learning offerings is recommended to fully benefit from this course:

  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI)
  • Implementing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (ICSNS)

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cisco Integrators and Partners
  • Consulting Systems Engineer
  • Network Designer
  • Network Engineer
  • Server Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Manager
  • Storage Administrator


Module 1: Overview of the Course and Cisco UCS

Lab 1-1: Accessing the Remote Lab Environment

Lab 1-2: Get to Know the Java-Based UCSM Interface

Lab 1-3: Get to Know the HTML5-Based UCSM Interface

Module 2: Basic Cisco UCS Configuration

Lab 2-1: Prepare for Initial UCS Configuration

Lab 2-2: Create a Service Profile with Local Storage

Lab 2-3: Create a Service Profile with iSCSI Shared Storage

Module 3: Scale UCS with UCS Central Pools, Policies and Templates

Lab 3-1: Getting Started with UCS Central

Lab 3-2: Observe the Configuration of Domain Group Operational Policies

Lab 3-3: Create Organizations and Provision Identity and Resource Pools

Lab 3-4: Configure Global Service Profile Templates

Lab 3-5: Configure Advanced Policies and Clone a Service Profile Template

Module 4: Advanced UCS Configuration and Automation Techniques

Lab 4-1: Use PowerShell to Monitor and Configure UCS Central

Lab 4-2: Examine Cisco UCS Director Physical and Virtual Accounts

Lab 4-3: Automate Physical and Virtual Networking

Lab 4-4: Automate NetApp Storage LUN Creation and Mapping

Lab 4-5: Automate the Creation of a UCS Service Profile in UCS Director

Lab 4-6: Automate the Creation of a VMware Virtual Machine

Supplemental Labs

Lab 1: Understand Initial UCS Setup

Lab 2: Monitor and Configure UCS Using the CLI

Lab 3: Create a Powershell Script with Variables

Lab 4: Install the Cisco UCS Platform Emulator

Lab 5: Configure the Cisco UCS Platform Emulator