In this course, you will learn to install, configure, and maintain Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series and C-Series servers with a strong emphasis on Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers. You will focus on the management, maintenance, and troubleshooting of UCS B-Series and C-Series servers. You will cover virtualization solutions and how to execute a virtualization solution on UCS B-series and C-series hardware.
New features of the UCS v2.0 code will be addressed with additional information provided on the new hardware additions to the UCS portfolio, including the 6248 and 6296Fabric Interconnects, 2204 and 2208 I/O modules (IOMs), and 1240 and 1280 virtual interface cards (VICs).
Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:
- Working knowledge of fundamental terms and concepts of computer networking including LANs.
- Basics of VMware virtualization.
- Basic knowledge servers x86 architecture .
Describing Cisco UCS Architecture
- Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components
- Describing the Cisco UCS User Interfaces
- Describing Cisco UCS Management Framework and Features
Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Connectivity
- Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity
- Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
- Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
- Supporting Disjointed Layer 2 Domains with Cisco UCS Manager
Configuring and Managing UCS Virtual Resources
- Creating Identity and Resource Pools
- Creating Service Profiles
- Creating Service Profile Templates and Cloning Service Profiles
- Managing Service Profiles
- Creating Logical Service Profiles that Boot from iSCSI
with Cisco UCS 2.0
- Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX
- Managing Virtual Resources
- Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database
- Managing High Availability
- Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
Configuring Cisco UCS C-Series Features
- Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
- Using Cisco UCS C-Series Integrated Management Controller Discovery
- Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Server Connectivity Options
- Upgrading Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware
Assess Computing Solution Requirements
- Analyzing Performance Characteristics
- Employing Data Center Reconnaissance and Analysis Tools
Design Cisco Unified Computing System Solution
- Evaluating Cisco UCS C-Series Architecture
- Sizing the Cisco UCS C-Series Solution
- Evaluating Cisco UCS B-Series Archit
- Sizing the Cisco UCS B-Series Solu
- Planning Physical Deployment
- Examining the Cisco UCS Network and Storage
- Designing the Cisco UCS Network and Storage
Design Server Deployment
- Designing Cisco UCS Server Deployment Model
Design Cisco UCS Solution Management
- Examining Cisco UCS Solution Management
- Designing Cisco UCS Solution Management
Labs - Implementation
- Lab 1-1: Performing Initial Configuration
- Lab 3-1: Configuring Resource Pools
- Lab 3-2: Creating Logical Service Profiles
- Lab 3-3: Creating Logical Service Profiles That Boot from iSCSI with Cisco UCS 2.0
- Lab 3-4: Configuring Cisco UCS Manager for Cisco VM-FEX
- Lab 3-5: Backing Up and Importing Configuration Data
- Lab 3-6: Upgrading Cisco UCS Components
Labs - Design
- Lab 2-1: Analyze the Existing Computing Solution
- Lab 3-1: Size the Small Cisco UCS Solution
- Lab 3-2: Size the Large Cisco UCS Solution
- Lab 3-3: Plan the Physical Deployment
- Lab 5-1: Design the Cisco Unified Computing System Solution Management
After you complete this course you will be able to:
- Describe the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Architecture.
- Describe the Cisco UCS connectivity configuration and management.
- Describe how to configure and manage Cisco UCS virtual resources.
- Configure, Maintain, and Operate Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers leveraging the Cisco IMC, Host Update Utility, and the P81E Virtual Interface Card.
This course is recommended for any engineer involved in the design, implementation and administration of a Cisco UCS solution.