DCIUCS - Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System (DCIUCS)

The Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System (DCIUCS) v1.0 is an introductory course that shows you how to deploy, secure, operate, and maintain the Cisco Unified Computing system (Cisco UCS®) B-Series blade servers, Cisco UCS C-Series and S-Series rack servers, and Cisco HyperFlex™ product family for use in data centers. You will gain hands-on practice on basic Cisco UCS server configuration, performing backup and restore activities, and more.

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

Detailed Class Syllabus

Describing Cisco UCS Server Hardware

Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
Cisco UCS S-Series Rack Servers
Cisco Virtual Interface Cards
Hyperconvergence Overview
Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Servers

Describing Cisco UCS Connectivity

Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect
Cisco UCS B-Series Connectivity
Cisco UCS C-Series Connectivity
Cisco UCS S-Series Connectivity
Cisco HyperFlex Connectivity Architecture
Cisco HyperFlex Edge Connectivity
Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Ethernet End-Host Mode Compared to Switching Mode
Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Uplink Pinning
Cisco UCS C-Series Integration

Describing the Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform

Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform Software
Writing Data to Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform
Reading Data from Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform
Data Optimization in Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform

Configuring Cisco UCS Service Profiles

Portability Issue with Nonabstracted Identities
Cisco UCS Service Profile
Identity Pools
Server Pools
IP Pools

Configuring Cisco UCS Service Profile Templates

Service Profile Templates

Implementing iSCSI on Cisco UCS

iSCSI Addressing
iSCSI Support in Cisco UCS

Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware Updates

Update Cisco UCS C-Series Server Firmware
Download Tasks for the Infrastructure Image
Download Tasks for Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware Packages
Best Practices for Updating Firmware in Cisco UCS Manager
Firmware Upgrades Using Auto Install
Capability Catalog Updates
Host Firmware Packages
Driver Updates for Operating Systems and Hypervisors

Implementing Cisco UCS Backups

Compare Backup Options in Cisco UCS Manager
Compare Two Import Types
Policy Backup