DCUCS Training

DCUCS (Configuring Data Center Unified Computing) Training is a five-day product training course designed to familiarize data center engineers, architects and Cisco partners with the Cisco UCS B-series and C-series products. This course prepares individuals for implementing and maintaining Cisco UCS hardware with a strong emphasis on best practices. The Configuring Data Center Unified Computing course also addresses relevant additional features added by Version 2.1 Cisco UCS Software Release.


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What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials, including official Cisco courseware
  • Remote lab access


  • General server knowledge
  • Routing and switching knowledge
  • Storage area networking knowledge
  • Server virtualization knowledge

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Cisco UCS architecture
  • Describe Cisco UCS LAN connectivity configuration
  • Describe Cisco UCS B-Series SAN connectivity configuration
  • Describe how to configure and manage the servers within Cisco UCS
  • Describe how to configure Cisco UCS virtualization
  • Describe how to configure Cisco UCS administration
  • Describe Cisco UCS C-Series features

Course Outline

Module 1: Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components

  • The Logical View of the Cisco UCS Architecture
  • Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco UCS Central Software
  • Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Components
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Power Requirements
  • How to Determine Supported Configurations

Module 2: Describing Cisco UCS User Interfaces

  • Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • Cisco UCS Manager Navigation Panel
  • The External Management Framework
  • The Finite State Machine
  • Fault Detection and Correction Using the Cisco UCS Manager
  • How to Connect to Cisco UCS Manager CLI Shells

Module 3: Describe how to configure Cisco UCS B-Series physical connectivity

  • Cisco UCS Cluster Connection Requirements
  • Initial Cisco Fabric Interconnect Cluster Setup
  • Modify Cisco UCS Cluster IP Addressing from the GUI
  • The Discovery Process and Monitoring Using FSM Output
  • I/O Uplinks and Bandwidth Oversubscription with the Cisco UCS 2204/2208XP
  • Intercluster Communications and Synchronization of the Cisco UCS Manager Database
  • How the Cisco UCS 5108 SEEPROM Resolves Split-Brain Issues in the High-Availability Cluster


  • Lab 1: Initial Cisco UCS Configuration
  • Lab 2: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • Lab 3: Configure RBAC
  • Lab 4: Configure System Related Policies and Uplink Port Properties
  • Lab 5: Configure LAN Related Pools and Policies
  • Lab 6: Configure SAN Connectivity
  • Lab 7: Configure SAN Identity Pools and Templates
  • Lab 8: Configure Server-Related Features and Renaming a Service Profile
  • Lab 9: Configure a Service Profile that Boots from iSCSI LUN
  • Lab 10: Configure VM-FEX Passthrough Switching
  • Lab 11: Back Up and Import the System Configuration
  • Lab 12: Configure Server Settings with the Integrated Management Controller GUI