Associated Certifications
CCNP Data Center Certification
Required Exam(s)
642-999
Instructorctclc admin
TypeOnsite Course
Duration
5 Days
Methods of Delivery
ILT, WEBEX, VIRTUAL
Price$3495.00
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This course designed to serve the needs of engineers and technicians who implement Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series Blade Servers and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers.

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Upon completing this course, the student will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Implement Cisco UCS C-Series rack servers in standalone mode. Boot from the local hard drive and mount the Fibre Channel SAN LUN for shared storage
  • Install Cisco R-Series rack enclosures in the data center
  • Install components in the Cisco UCS C-Series rack server prior to rack mounting
  • Install Cisco UCS C-Series rack servers in a Cisco R-Series rack
  • Use the Cisco UCS Host Upgrade Utility to upgrade or downgrade C-Series firmware to the correct version
  • Provision SNMP and syslog, and use C-Series monitoring tools
  • Use the Cisco Integrated Management Controller to provision LAN and SAN connectivity for the C-Series server
  • Use the LDI MegaRAID web user interface to provision local hard drives into a RAID 5 array
  • Install VMware ESXi in the C-Series server local hard drives
  • Implement system management, maintenance, and high-availability services for Cisco UCS B-Series
  • Implement local and remote authentication services to restrict privileges and delegate management authority in Cisco UCS Manager
  • List the processes for managing the firmware repository and upgrade or downgrade Cisco
  • UCS firmware components using Cisco UCS Manager
  • Implement backup and restore capabilities in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Implement syslog, Smart Call Home, and SPAN
  • Maintain Cisco UCS in a high-availability configuration
  • Implement generation 1 and generation 2 connectivity
  • Differentiate between physical connections on the IOM and the redundant connections for management and data plane over the I/O MUX and midplane
  • Install and power up Cisco UCS B-Series hardware
  • Implement LAN connectivity for Cisco UCS B-Series hardware
  • Implement SAN connectivity for Cisco UCS B-Series hardware
  • Provision servers by leveraging reusable pools, policies, and templates that allow for rapid provisioning and consistency of policy
  • Perform initial Cisco UCS cluster setup and provide management IP addresses for blade servers
  • Provision VLANs and fabric interconnect uplinks for server connectivity to the Layer 3 data center cloud
  • Provision VSANs and fabric interconnect Fibre Channel uplinks for server connectivity to the data center storage cloud
  • Provision resource pools for servers, UUIDs, MAC addresses, WWNN, WWPN, and iSCSI
  • Configure reusable server policies in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Provision service profiles with initial and updating templates
  • Implement virtualization features unique to Cisco UCS that improve performance and manageability
  • Describe Cisco VM-FEX and Cisco VM-FEX universal passthrough technologies
  • Provision Cisco VM-FEX in Cisco UCS Manager and the VMware vCenter Server
  • Provision Cisco VM-FEX universal passthrough in Cisco UCS Manager and the VMware vCenter Server

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network Designers, Server Administrators, Network Administrators, Systems Engineers, Technical Solutions Architects, Cisco Integrators and Partners

The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • CCNA and DCUFI knowledge and experience until cutover to CCNA DC
  • CCNA DC equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Server operating systems, hypervisor and virtualization familiarity
  • Implementing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (ICSNS)

Module 1: Implementing Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers

  • Implementing Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosures
  • Installing Cisco UCS C-Series Server Hardware
  • Installing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers in a Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosure
  • Updating Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware with the Host Upgrade Utility
  • Provisioning Monitoring and Logging on the Cisco UCS C-Series Server
  • Provisioning LAN and SAN Connectivity in the Cisco Integrated Management Controller
  • Provisioning RAID on the Cisco UCS C-Series Server
  • Installing VMware ESXi on the Cisco UCS C-Series Server Local RAID Array

Module 2: Manage the Cisco UCS B-Series

  • Implementing RBAC
  • Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
  • Implementing Backup, Import, and Restore of the Cisco UCS Manager Database
  • Implementing Logging and Monitoring
  • Implementing High Availability

Module 3: Implement Cisco UCS B-Series Connectivity

  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity
  • Installing Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware
  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series LAN Connectivity
  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Connectivity

Module 4: Provision Cisco UCS Compute Resources

  • Provisioning the Cisco UCS Cluster
  • Provisioning LAN Networking
  • Provisioning SAN Networking
  • Provisioning Resource Pools in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Provisioning Server Policies in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Provisioning Service Profiles from Templates in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Provisioning Cisco UCS C-Series Server Integration in Cisco UCS Manager

Module 5: Implement Cisco UCS Server Virtualization Features

  • Provisioning Cisco VM-FEX and Cisco VM-FEX Universal Pass-Through
  • Provisioning Cisco VM-FEX
  • Provisioning Cisco VM-FEX Universal Pass-Through

Labs

  • Perform Initial C-Series Implementation
  • Update Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware from the Cisco UCS Host Upgrade Utility
  • Implement LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Install VMware ESXi on the Local RAID and Verify SAN Connectivity
  • Provision Cisco UCS Ethernet Connectivity and Management IP Pools
  • Configure RBAC
  • Back Up and Restore Cisco UCS Manager Database Objects
  • Configure Logging in Cisco UCS
  • Provision Identity and Resource Pools
  • Provision Mobile Service Profiles from Updating Templates
  • Test High Availability
  • Provision VMware Integration
  • Provision M81-KR Cisco VM-FEX
  • Provision M81-KR Cisco VM-FEX Universal Pass-Through