DCU - Administering Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System (DCUCA)

Administering Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System (DCUCA) is a 4-day instructor-led course, you will become experienced with the administration and troubleshooting of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series and C-Series servers. This custom built Cisco UCS training class was developed using the best lessons from all available Cisco server courses to maximize the learning experience for individuals who want to focus on day-to-day administration using Cisco UCS Manager as the primary interface.

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.

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  • Basic knowledge of Cisco routing and switching
  • Basic knowledge of Cisco Unified Computing Systems
  • Basic knowledge of servers and storage

Detailed Class Syllabus

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