Cisco UCS-Core v5.3

In this course you will learn the basics of B-Series Blade Servers and will offer you a strong foundation for the whole Cisco UCS technology portfolio. You will also learn about C-Series Rack Servers, virtual switching on VMware and trouleshooting techniques.

Other topics covered in this course include physical and logical architecture of the Cisco UCS with LAN and SAN fundamentals, basic B-Series operations, how to install Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects and Blad Server Chassis, how to upgrade firmware, create identity and physical resource pools, service profile templates, policies and how to deploy servers in a stateless computing environment.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at anyone interested in learning the essentials of Cisco UCS.

what you will learn

What you will learn
Upon completion you will know how to:

  • Evolution of a modern data center
  • Components of the Cisco UCS Server portfolio
  • System management, maintenance, and high-availability (HA) services for Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers with UCS Manager 2.2(1d)
  • Configure Cisco UCS stateless computing using resource pools, templates, policies, and Service Profiles
  • Overview of firmware management
  • Configuration backup and import
  • Monitoring and logging within the UCS Manager GUI

Students need to have:

  • Understanding of server system design and architecture
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
  • Familiarity with LAN/SAN technology
  • Familiarity with Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP)
  • Understanding of Cisco enterprise data center architecture
  • Familiarity with server virtualization technologies (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Red Hat KVM, Citrix Xen)
Course outline

Course Outline

1. A Modern Data center and Cisco UCS

Data center Evolution
Trends and Components
Cisco UCS Overview

2. Cisco UCS Architecture, Portfolio, and Components

Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity
Installing Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware
Installing Cisco UCS C-Series Hardware
Installing Cisco UCS Servers in a Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosure
Component Power Requirements, Blade Power Capping

3. Provisioning Connectivity within Cisco UCS

Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series LAN Connectivity
Provisioning LAN Networking
Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Connectivity
Provisioning LAN Networking

4. Logical Server Templates, Pools, and Policies

Provisioning Resource Pools in Cisco UCS Manager
Provisioning Server Policies in Cisco UCS Manager
Provisioning Service Profiles from Templates in Cisco UCS Manager

5. Deploying, Managing, and Administering Cisco UCS

Implementing HA
Provisioning the Cisco UCS Cluster
Implementing RBAC
Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
Implementing Backup, Import, and Restore of the Cisco UCS Manager Database
Implementing Logging and Monitoring

Follow on
There are no follow-ons for this course.

Certification programs
There are no certifications associated with this course.