DCUCA: Administering Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Systems v2.3

Administering Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Systems (DCUCA) is a four-day training course where students will become familiar with the administration and troubleshooting of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series and C-Series platforms.

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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What's Included

  • Official Cisco courseware
  • Remote lab access


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

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the B-Series and C-Series product line similarities and differences.
  • Describe the C-Series standalone and UCS managed architectures.
  • Understand the process for upgrading B-Series and C-Series Firmware.
  • Administer service profiles, pools and policies.
  • Understand role-based access control (RBAC) with Active Directory integration.
  • Administer backup and restores in UCS Manager.
  • Understand the various management tools for Cisco UCS.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of B-Series and C-Series in normal operations.

Course Outline

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


  • Lab 1: Connecting to the Lab Environment
  • Lab 2: Update Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware from the Cisco UCS Host Upgrade Utility
  • Lab 3: Install VMware ESXi on the Local RAID and Verify SAN Connectivity
  • Lab 4: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series
  • Lab 5: Explore the Cisco UCS GUI and CLI Environment
  • Lab 6: Configure RBAC and Active Directory Integration
  • Lab 7: Provision Identity and Resource Pools
  • Lab 8: Provision Mobile Service Profiles from Updating Templates
  • Lab 9: Backup and Restore Cisco UCS Manager Database Objects
  • Lab 10: Configure Logging in Cisco UCS
  • Lab 11: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series
  • Lab 12: Integrating Cisco UCS Manager with Cisco UCS Central
  • Lab 13: Using the Cisco UCS PowerTool