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The Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) course is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is on deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series Blade Servers and UCS C-Series Rack Servers for use in data centers. The extensively hands-on course covers configuring and managing Cisco UCS servers using unified I/O networking for LAN and SAN connectivity, virtualizing server hardware identifiers to enable rapid recovery of server operating system images, implementing automation for Cisco UCS, configuring fault tolerance, implementing role-based access control (RBAC), backing up and restoring system configurations, and using the monitoring and troubleshooting tools in Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC).
Instructor did a great job, from experience this subject can be a bit dry to teach but he was able to keep it very engaging and made it much easier to focus.
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To fully benefit from this course, students should have the following prerequisite skills and knowledge:
Understanding of server system design and architecture
Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
Familiarity with SANs
Familiarity with Fibre Channel protocol
Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center Architecture
Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (such as VMware)
Detailed Class Syllabus
Module 1: Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation
Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors
Lesson 2: Describing Cisco UCS Connectivity
Lesson 3: Configuring Identity Abstraction
Lesson 4: Configuring Service Profile Templates
Module 2: SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System
Lesson 1: Implementing iSCSI
Lesson 2: Implementing Fibre Channel
Lesson 3: Implementing FCoE
Module 3: Security Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System
Lesson 1: Implementing Role-Based Access Control
Lesson 2: Implementing External Authentication Providers
Lesson 3: Implementing Key Management
Module 4: Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified Computing System
Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware Updates
Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco UCS Backups
Lesson 3: Implementing Monitoring
Module 5: Cisco Unified Computing System Automation
Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco UCS Central
Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco UCS Director and Cisco IMC Supervisor
Lesson 3: Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager