Cisco DCUCI v5.0 – Data Center Unified Computing Implementation

In this course you will learn how to do rack installations, provision server hardware and direct operating systems or hypervisor installations. You will also discuss other topics like management, maintenance and troubleshooting, Cisco data center virtualization solutions and how to execute a virutalization solution based on a detailed implementation plan.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?

This course is aimed at system engineers and technicians responsible for implementing Cisco UCS B-Series Servers and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers as well as datacenter administrators, managers, designers and engineers.

what you will learn

What you will learn

Upon completion you will know :

  • Address key management challenges in data center server environments with Cisco UCS
  • Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series system architectures, hardware components, and field-installable options
  • Connect to and manage Cisco UCS components
  • Configure Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers with Cisco UCS Manager v2.2(1d)
  • Configure Cisco UCS C-Series blade servers with Cisco IMC (CIMC)
  • Connectivity requirements for the Cisco UCS platform
  • Configure server profiles to allocate physical resources
  • Configure maintenance tasks such as Syslog, Local Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Configure high availability at the LAN, SAN, and server NIC level
  • Common deployment scenarios for small and large scale environments
  • Implement service profiles and blade configuration for VMware ESXi v4.1, 5.0, 5.1 and 5.5
  • Troubleshoot common LAN and SAN connectivity issues and service profile issues
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 1000v v1.5.x or 2.2.x in a VMware vSphere v4.1, v5.0, 5.1 or v5.5 environment
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager and VMware vSphere Integration
  • Configure, compare, and contrast Cisco VM-FEX and VM-FEX with Pass-Thru Switching


Students need to have:

  • CCNA and DCUFI knowledge and experience up to CCNA Data Center
  • CCNA DC equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Familiarity with server operating systems, hypervisor, and virtualization
  • Implementing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (ICSNS)
  • Familiarity with ethernet and TCP/IP networking, SANs, Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), and hypervisor technologies (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen)
Course outline

Course Outline

1. Installation of the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers
Updating Firmware Components
Installing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers in a Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosure
2. Cisco IMC Configuration
Provisioning Server Hardware with Cisco IMC
3. Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware and Management
Hardware Components
Assembling B-Series Architecture and Features
Installing Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware
4. Cisco UCS Connectivity Configuration and Management
Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity
Exploring the Cisco UCS B-Series User Interfaces
Configuring Compute Node LAN and SAN
5. Server Resources Implementation
Creating Identity and Resource Pools
Creating Service Profiles and Service Profile Templates
Cloning and Managing Service Profiles
6. Virtual Server Networking
Evaluating the Cisco Nexus 1000V
Working with VMware Ethernet Networking
Characterizing Cisco Nexus 1000V Architecture
Installing and Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch
Configuring Basic Cisco Nexus 1000V Networking
Configuring Cisco UCS Manager for VMware PTS
7. Cisco UCS Management and Maintenance
Implementing Startup and Shutdown Procedures
Configuring Role-Based Access Control
Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database
Managing High Availability
Monitoring System Events
Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware

Certification Programs

This course is part of the following programs or tracks:

Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist
Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist
CCNP Data Center