DCUCI Training

DCUCI (Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing) v6.2 is a five-day course designed to prepare you for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification exam and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is on deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and UCS C-Series Rack Servers for use in data centers. The extensively hands-on course covers configuring and managing Cisco UCS servers using unified I/O networking for LAN and SAN connectivity, virtualizing server hardware identifiers to enable rapid recovery of server operating system images, automating UCS deployments using UCS Central Software and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) Supervisor, configuring fault tolerance, implementing role-based access control (RBAC), backing up and restoring system configurations, and using the monitoring and troubleshooting tools in Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC).

Exam Number:
300-175
Exam Name:
DCUCI
Certifications:
CCNP Data Center
Duration:
5 Days

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What's Included

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

Prerequisites

  • Understanding of server system design and architecture
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
  • Familiarity with SANs
  • Familiarity with Fibre Channel protocol
  • Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center Architecture
  • Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (such as VMware)
  • CCNA Data Center or equivalent knowledge

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe Cisco UCS server form factors
  • Describe Cisco UCS connectivity
  • Configure identity abstraction
  • Configure service profile templates
  • Implement iSCSI
  • Implement Fibre Channel port channels
  • Implement FCoE
  • Implement role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Implement external authentication providers
  • Implementing key management
  • Implement Cisco UCS firmware updates
  • Implement Cisco UCS backups
  • Implement monitoring
  • Deploy Cisco UCS Central and use it to add a Cisco UCS Manager domain, manage resources centrally, and create all required pools and templates to deploy a service profile
  • Implement Cisco UCS Director and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (Cisco IMC) Supervisor
  • Compare scripting options for Cisco UCS Manager

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation

  • Lesson 1: Cisco UCS Server Form Factors
  • Lesson 2: Cisco Unified Computing System Connectivity
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Identity Abstraction
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Service Profile Templates

Module 2: SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Lesson 1: Implementing iSCSI
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Fibre Channel Port Channels
  • Lesson 3: Implementing FCoE

Module 3: Security Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Role-Based Access Control
  • Lesson 2: Implementing External Authentication Providers
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Key Management

Module 4: Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware Updates
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco UCS Backups
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Monitoring

Module 5: Cisco Unified Computing System Automation

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco UCS Central
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 3: Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager

Labs

  • Lab 1: Access the Remote Lab Environment
  • Lab 2: Provision Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster
  • Lab 3: Configure Server and Uplink Ports
  • Lab 4: Configure VLANs
  • Lab 5: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Hardware Identities
  • Lab 6: Configure Basic Identity Pools
  • Lab 7: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools
  • Lab 8: Configure a Service Profile Template
  • Lab 9: Configure an iSCSI Service Profile
  • Lab 10: Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases
  • Lab 11: Configure Zoning
  • Lab 12: Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Lab 13: Configure Unified Ports on UCS Fabric Interconnects
  • Lab 14: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS C-Series Servers from SAN LUN
  • Lab 15: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS B-Series Servers from SAN LUN
  • Lab 16: Configure Organizations and Locales
  • Lab 17: Configure Job-Specific Roles
  • Lab 18: Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Lab 19: Configure a Trusted Point and KeyRing in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Lab 20: Perform Backup and Restore Activities
  • Lab 21: Implement Syslog
  • Lab 22: Deploy and Use Cisco UCS Central
  • Lab 23: Deploy and Use Cisco IMC Supervisor
  • Lab 24: Configure Cisco UCS Manager with XML API and Cisco UCS PowerTools