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DCUCS – Configuring Data Center Unified Computing 3.0


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DCUCS – Configuring Data Center Unified Computing 3.0
5 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Unified Computing
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Course Details

The DCUCS – Configuring Data Center Unified Computing v3.0 is an instructor-led product training that provides learners with an overview of the Cisco UCS, to include the Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers and Cisco UCS C-Series rack servers. There is significant content devoted to configuration and management. The Configuring Data Center Unified Computing course articulates Cisco Data Center virtualization solutions and explains how to execute a virtualization solution on Cisco UCS B-series and C-series hardware.


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This course will address the configuration and ongoing maintenance of Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers, with a strong emphasis on Cisco UCS B Series blade servers. The primary changes to the Cisco UCS features in this revision are the inclusion of the UCS 2.1 software features, to include:

  • Cisco UCS Central Support Cisco UCS C-Series Server Integration through Single Wire Management
  • Default vNIC and vHBA Behavior Policies
  • Fault Suppression
  • Fibre Channel Zoning
  • Firmware Auto Install and Cross-Version Support
  • LAN / SAN Connectivity Policies for Service Profile Configuration
  • Multicast Policy
  • Scheduled backups
  • Service Profile Renaming
  • Support for discovery of flash I / O devices (Fusion I / O and LSI flashcards)
  • Support for Multiple Receive Queue Support (MRQS) on Linux
  • Troubleshooting Enhancements for Finite State Machine (FSM) processes
  • Unified Uplink Ports and Uplink Port Channels
  • Unified Storage Ports
  • Con Assignment and Distribution
  • VLAN Port Count Optimization
  • VLAN Groups and Permissions
  • VM-FEX Integration for Hyper-V SRIOV
  • VM-FEX Integration for KVM (Red Hat Linux) SRIOV


Module 1 Describing Cisco UCS Architecture

  • Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components
  • Describing Cisco UCS User Interfaces
  • Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity and High Availability
  • Using RBAC and Organizations

Module 2 Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System LAN Connectivity

  • Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
  • Configuring LAN Identity and Resource Pools
  • Configuring Compute Node LAN Policies

Module 3 Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System SAN Connectivity

  • Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
  • Configuring Advanced Compute Node SAN Connectivity
  • Configuring SAN Identity and Resource Pools

Module 4 Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System B-Series Servers

  • Configuring Server Identity and Resource Pools
  • Configuring Server Policies
  • Configuring Templates and Service Profiles
  • Managing Service Profiles
  • Configuring Logical Service Profiles that Boot from iSCSI

Module 5 Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System Virtualization

  • Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX
  • Configuring Cisco UCS SR-IOV
  • Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX Integration for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
  • Configuring the Cisco UCS VM-FEX for KVM SR-IOV

Module 6 Cisco Unified Computing System Administration

  • Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database
  • Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
  • Using Cisco UCS Management Tools

Module 7 Cisco Unified Computing System C-Series Features

  • Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
  • Describing Cisco USC C-Series Server Connectivity Options
  • Using Cisco UCS C-Series IMC Discovery
  • Upgrading Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware


Lab 1-1: Initial Cisco UCS Configuration

Lab 1-2: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI

Lab 1-3: Configure RBAC

Lab 2-1: Configure System Related Policies and Uplink Port Properties

Lab 2-2: Configure LAN Related Pools and Policies

Lab 3-1: Configure SAN Connectivity

Lab 3-2: Configure SAN Identity Pools and Templates

Lab 4-1: Configure Server-Related Features and Renaming a Service Profile

Lab 4-2: Configure a Service Profile that Boots from iSCSI LUN

Lab 5-1: Configure VM-FEX Passthrough Switching

Lab 6-1: Back Up and Import the System Configuration

Lab 7-1: Configure Server Settings with the Integrated Management Controller GUI

Target Audience

  • Channel Partner / Reseller
  • Customer
  • Employee


The knowledge a learner should have to successfully complete this course are as follows :

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