In this course, you will learn to rack installations, provision server hardware, and direct operating systems or hypervisor installations.
- Course Outline
In this course, you will learn to rack installations, provision server hardware, and direct operating systems or hypervisor installations. Significant content is devoted to management, maintenance, and troubleshooting. You will review Cisco data center virtualization solutions and how to execute a virtualization solution based on a detailed implementation plan.
The course follows an actual implementation workflow providing hands-on practice by configuring the most recent Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) solutions, including Cisco UCS B-Series, Cisco UCS C-Series, VMware's vSphere and Cisco Nexus 1000V product families.
This newly updated course designed the hands-on labs around UCS Manager v2.0, vSphere v5.0 and v5.1, and VM-FEX and VM-FEX with Pass-Thru Switching. Current and prospective data center administrators will gain a better understanding of Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series components, including systems architecture, installation, and administration. You will focus on the individual components of a complete solution and the installation, configuration, and maintenance of a Cisco UCS installation in various types of environments. Hands-on configuration labs throughout the course will reinforce the information given in lecture as you build a complete solution.What You'll Learn
- Address key management challenges in data center server environments with Cisco UCS
- Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series system architectures, hardware components, and field-installable options
- Connect to and manage Cisco UCS components
- Configure Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers with Cisco UCS Manager
- Configure Cisco UCS C-Series blade servers with Cisco IMC (CIMC)
- Connectivity requirements for the Cisco UCS platform
- Configure server profiles to allocate physical resources
- Configure maintenance tasks such as Syslog, Local Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
- Configure high availability at the LAN, SAN, and server NIC level
- Common deployment scenarios for small and large scale environments
- Implement service profiles and blade configuration for VMware ESXi v4.1, 5 and 5.1
- Troubleshoot common LAN and SAN connectivity issues and service profile issues
- Configure Cisco Nexus 1000V in a VMware vSphere v4.1, v5, or v5.1 environment
- Configure Cisco UCS Manager and VMware vSphere Integration
- Configure, compare, and contrast Cisco VM-FEX and VM-FEX with Pass-Thru Switching
- System engineers and technicians who implement Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers
- Data center (LAN, SAN, Server) administrators, managers, designers, and engineers
1. Installation of the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers
- Updating Firmware Components
- Installing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers in a Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosure
- Provisioning Server Hardware with Cisco IMC
- Hardware Components
- Assembling B-Series Architecture and Features
- Installing Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware
- Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity
- Exploring the Cisco UCS B-Series User Interfaces
- Configuring Compute Node LAN and SAN
- Creating Identity and Resource Pools
- Creating Service Profiles and Service Profile Templates
- Cloning and Managing Service Profiles
- Evaluating the Cisco Nexus 1000V
- Working with VMware Ethernet Networking
- Characterizing Cisco Nexus 1000V Architecture
- Installing and Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch
- Configuring Basic Cisco Nexus 1000V Networking
- Configuring Cisco UCS Manager for VMware PTS
- Implementing Startup and Shutdown Procedures
- Configuring Role-Based Access Control
- Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database
- Managing High Availability
- Monitoring System Events
- Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
- Lab 1: Initial Cisco UCS C-Series Configuration
- Lab 2: Verify LAN and SAN Physical Connections
- Lab 3: Configure Identity and Resource Pools
- Lab 4: Create Logical Service Profiles from Updating Templates
- Lab 5: Build a vSphere Data Center
- Lab 6: Exclusive - Install a Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM
- Lab 7: Exclusive - Configure Port Profiles
- Lab 8: Cisco UCS Manager and VMware vSphere Integration
- Lab 9: Configure VM-FEX and VM-FEX with Pass-Thru Switching
- Lab 10: Configure RBAC
- Lab 11: Back Up and Import Cisco UCS Manager Configuration
- DataLab 12: Reporting in the Cisco UCSAppendix A: Resolutions to Real World Problems (Optional)
- Prerequisites & Certificates
- CCNA and DCUFI knowledge and experience up to CCNA Data Center - CCNA DC equivalent knowledge and experience - Familiarity with server operating systems, hypervisor, and virtualization - Implementing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (ICSNS) - Familiarity with ethernet and TCP/IP networking, SANs, Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), and hypervisor technologies (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen) Recommended: - DCUFI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0 - ICSNS - Implementing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions 4.2
37 Cisco Learning Credits
- Cancellation Policy
We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted.
Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.
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