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Cisco - DCUCA: Data Center Unified Computing Administration

Duration: 4 Days
Course Price: $3,595

Course Overview

In this 4-day instructor-led training course, you will become experienced with the administration and troubleshooting of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series and C-Series platforms.

Using real-world scenarios and examples, this course will explore all of the components of the UCS B-Series and C-Series solutions from a day to day administrative point of view. Learn C-Series standalone, C-Series under UCS Manager, B-Series administration, troubleshooting, and management tools used to support basic UCS and multi-cluster support with UCS Central.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the B-Series and C-Series product line similarities and differences
  • Describe the C-Series standalone and UCS managed architectures
  • Understand the process for upgrading B-Series and C-Series Firmware
  • Administering service profiles, pools, and policies
  • Understanding RBAC with Active Directory integration
  • Administering backup and restores in UCS Manager
  • Learn and discuss the various management tools for Cisco UCS
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of B-Series and C-Series in normal operations

Who Should Attend

  • Systems Administrators and Engineers
  • Technical Solutions Architects
  • Systems Integrators
  • Channel Partners
  • Value-Added Resellers

Course Overview

In this 4-day instructor-led training course, you will become experienced with the administration and troubleshooting of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series and C-Series platforms.

Using real-world scenarios and examples, this course will explore all of the components of the UCS B-Series and C-Series solutions from a day to day administrative point of view. Learn C-Series standalone, C-Series under UCS Manager, B-Series administration, troubleshooting, and management tools used to support basic UCS and multi-cluster support with UCS Central.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the B-Series and C-Series product line similarities and differences
  • Describe the C-Series standalone and UCS managed architectures
  • Understand the process for upgrading B-Series and C-Series Firmware
  • Administering service profiles, pools, and policies
  • Understanding RBAC with Active Directory integration
  • Administering backup and restores in UCS Manager
  • Learn and discuss the various management tools for Cisco UCS
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of B-Series and C-Series in normal operations

Who Should Attend

  • Systems Administrators and Engineers
  • Technical Solutions Architects
  • Systems Integrators
  • Channel Partners
  • Value-Added Resellers
  • Basic knowledge of Cisco routing and switching
  • Basic knowledge of Cisco Unified Computing Systems
  • Basic knowledge of servers and storage

Module 1: UCS Infrastructure Components

  • Lesson 1: Cisco UCS Servers and Components
  • Lesson 2: Exploring Cisco UCS User Interfaces
  • Lesson 3: Cisco UCS Management Framework and Features

Module 2: Administering Cisco C-Series Servers

  • Lesson 1: Cisco UCS Servers and Components
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
  • Lesson 3: Cisco UCS C-Series Integrated Management Controller
  • Lesson 4: Provisioning Monitoring and Logging on the Cisco UCS C-Series Server
  • Lesson 5: Provisioning Cisco UCS C-Series Server Integration in UCS Manager
  • Lesson 6: Updating Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware with the Host Update Utility
  • Lesson 7: UCS C-Series Standalone and UCS Managed Troubleshooting

Module 3: Administering Cisco B-Series Servers

  • Lesson 1: Cisco UCS Servers and Components
  • Lesson 2: RBAC, Organizations, and Active Directory Integration
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 5: Creating Identity and Resource Pools
  • Lesson 6: Creating Service Profiles
  • Lesson 7: Creating Templates and Cloning Service Profiles
  • Lesson 8: Managing Service Profiles
  • Lesson 9: Operating System Installation Options
  • Lesson 10: Backing Up and Restoring UCSM Database
  • Lesson 11: Upgrading UCS B-Series Firmware
  • Lesson 12: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration
  • Lesson 13: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Operation

Module 4: UCS Management Tools

  • Lesson 1: UCS Management Tool Overview
  • Lesson 2: Integrating UCS Manager with UCS Central
  • Lesson 3: Managing UCS Using the Cisco UCS PowerTool

Custom-built Hands-on Labs

  • Lab 0-0: Connecting to the Lab Environment
  • Lab 2-1: Update Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware from the Cisco UCS Host Upgrade Utility
  • Lab 2-2: Install VMware ESXi on the Local RAID and Verify SAN Connectivity
  • Lab 2-3: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series
  • Lab 3-1: Explore the Cisco UCS GUI and CLI Environment
  • Lab 3-2: Configure RBAC and Active Directory Integration
  • Lab 3-3: Provision Identity and Resource Pools
  • Lab 3-4: Provision Mobile Service Profiles from Updating Templates
  • Lab 3-5: Backup and Restore Cisco UCS Manager Database Objects
  • Lab 3-6: Configure Logging in Cisco UCS
  • Lab 3-7: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series
  • Lab 4-1: Integrating Cisco UCS Manager with Cisco UCS Central
  • Lab 4-2: Using the Cisco UCS PowerTool
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