DCCUS - Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS)

The Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS) v1.0 shows you how to deploy, secure, operate, and maintain Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS©) B-series blade servers, Cisco UCS C-Series, and S-Series rack servers for use in data centers. You will learn how to implement management and orchestration software for Cisco UCS. You will gain hands-on practice: configuring key features of Cisco UCS, Cisco UCS Director, and Cisco UCS Manager; implementing UCS management software including Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco Intersight; and more.

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Prerequisites


To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:
General knowledge of servers
Routing and switching knowledge
Storage area networking knowledge
Server virtualization knowledge

Detailed Class Syllabus


Implementing Cisco UCS Storage Area Network (SAN)


SAN Introduction
Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Fibre Channels modes
Named VSANs
Cisco UCS Fibre Channel and FCoE Storage Connectivity

Describing Cisco UCS Policies for Service Profiles


Storage Policies and Profiles
Basic Input Output System (BIOS) Policies
Boot Policy
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Policies
Scrub Policies
Maintenance Policies

Describing Cisco Adapter FEX and Single Root I/O Virtualization


Cisco FEX Overview
Cisco Adapter FEX
Single Root I/O Virtualization

Implementing RBAC on Cisco UCS


RBAC in Cisco UCS
Users, Roles, and Privileges
Functions of Organizations and Locales
Effective Rights of a User

Implementing External Authentication Providers


Options for External Authentication Providers

Implementing Key Management on Cisco UCS Manager


Public Key Infrastructure

Implementing Cisco UCS Director


Cisco UCS Director Overview
Policies, Virtual Data Centers, and Catalogs
Cisco UCS Director Virtualization Support
Managing Compute with Cisco UCS Director
Cisco UCS Manager Orchestration
Self-Service Portal
Reporting and Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director

Implementing Cisco Intersight


Cisco UCS Director Overview
Important Features of Cisco Intersight

Describing the Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager


Cisco UCS Manager XML API
Cisco UCS Management Information Tree
Managed Object Browser
Cisco UCS PowerTool
Cisco UCS Python Software Development Kit (SDK)

Implementing Key Management on Cisco UCS Manager


Public Key Infrastructure

Implementing Cisco Intersight


Cisco Intersight Overview
Important Features of Cisco Intersight

Describing the Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager


Cisco UCS Manager XML API
Cisco UCS Management Information Tree
Managed Object Browser
Cisco UCS Manager PowerTool
Cisco UCS Python SDK

Implementing Monitoring on Cisco UCS Manager


Logging Sources in Cisco UCS Manager
Port Monitoring Capabilities of Cisco UCS Manager
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Security Ramifications
Cisco UCS Manager Call Home Feature