Cisco DCUCA – Administering Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System

In this course you will learn about the components of the Cisco Unified Computing System B-Series and C-Series from the perspective of an administrator.

Topics covered in this course include C-Series standalone, C-Series under UCS Manager, B-Series administration, troubleshooting and management tools used as support for basic UCS and multi-cluster support with UCS Central.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at:

Systems administrator and engineers

Technical solutions architects

Systems integrators

Channel partners

what you will learn

What you will learn
Upon completion you will know:

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


Students need to have:

Basic knowledge of Cisco routing and switching
Basic knowledge of Cisco UCS
Basic knowledge of servers and storage

Course outline

Course Outline

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