Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System - DCCUCS Course Outline

(3 Days )

Overview

In this three-day course,Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS),students will learn how to deploy, secure, operate, and maintain Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) B-series blade servers, Cisco UCS C-Series, and S-Series rack servers for use in data centers. Students will learn how to implement management and orchestration software for Cisco UCS. Students will gain hands-on practice with:

  • Configuring key features of Cisco UCS, Cisco UCS Director, and Cisco UCS Manager
  • Implementing UCS management software including Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco Intersight

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course are as follows:

  • Server administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Network administrators
  • Storage administrators
  • Network managers
  • Cisco integrators and partners

Prerequisites

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

  • General knowledge of servers
  • Routing and switching knowledge
  • Storage area networking knowledge
  • Server virtualization knowledge

At Course Completion

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

  • Gain in-depth experience implementing and maintaining Cisco UCS servers to help you accelerate and provide robust UCS deployments
  • Gain knowledge and skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, data center equipment, and software
  • Describe and implement Fibre Channel, zoning, and N-Port Virtualization (NPV) features on Cisco UCS
  • Describe and implement Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) on Cisco UCS
  • Describe Cisco UCS policies for service profiles
  • Describe Cisco Adapter Fabric Extender (FEX) and Single Root I/O Virtualization
  • Describe and implement Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) on Cisco UCS
  • Describe and implement external authentication providers on Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe and implement key management on Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director
  • Describe and implement Cisco Intersight
  • Describe the scripting options for Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe and implement monitoring on Cisco UCS Manager

Course Outline

Implementing Cisco UCS Storage Area Network (SAN)

  • SAN Introduction
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Fibre Channels modes
  • Named VSANs
  • Cisco UCS Fibre Channel and FCoE Storage Connectivity

Describing Cisco UCS Policies for Service Profiles

  • Storage Policies and Profiles
  • Basic Input Output System (BIOS) Policies
  • Boot Policy
  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Policies
  • Scrub Policies
  • Maintenance Policies

Describing Cisco Adapter FEX and Single Root I/O Virtualization

  • Cisco FEX Overview
  • Cisco Adapter FEX
  • Single Root I/O Virtualization

Implementing RBAC on Cisco UCS

  • RBAC in Cisco UCS
  • Users, Roles, and Privileges
  • Functions of Organizations and Locales
  • Effective Rights of a User

Implementing External Authentication Providers

  • Options for External Authentication Providers

Implementing Key Management on Cisco UCS Manager

  • Public Key Infrastructure

Implementing Cisco UCS Director

  • Cisco UCS Director Overview
  • Policies, Virtual Data Centers, and Catalogs
  • Cisco UCS Director Virtualization Support
  • Managing Compute with Cisco UCS Director
  • Cisco UCS Manager Orchestration
  • Self-Service Portal
  • Reporting and Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director

Implementing Cisco Intersight

  • Cisco UCS Director Overview
  • Important Features of Cisco Intersight

Describing the Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager

  • Cisco UCS Manager XML API
  • Cisco UCS Management Information Tree
  • Managed Object Browser
  • Cisco UCS PowerTool
  • Cisco UCS Python Software Development Kit (SDK)

Implementing Key Management on Cisco UCS Manager

  • Public Key Infrastructure

Implementing Cisco Intersight

  • Cisco Intersight Overview
  • Important Features of Cisco Intersight

Describing the Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager

  • Cisco UCS Manager XML API

Cisco UCS Management Information Tree

  • Managed Object Browser
  • Cisco UCS Manager PowerTool
  • Cisco UCS Python SDK

Implementing Monitoring on Cisco UCS Manager

  • Logging Sources in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Port Monitoring Capabilities of Cisco UCS Manager
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Security Ramifications
  • Cisco UCS Manager Call Home Feature

Lab Outline:

  • Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases
  • Configure Zoning
  • Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Configure Unified Ports on Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects
  • Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS from the LUN via FCoE
  • Configure RBAC
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users via Open Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (OpenLDAP)
  • Configure a Trusted Point and Key Ring in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Configure Cisco UCS with Cisco Intersight
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager Using Scripting
  • Implement Syslog and Call Home