Associated Certifications
CCNP Data Center Certification
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Instructorctclc admin
TypeOnsite Course
3 Days
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This course is designed to prepare system engineers and implementers with the knowledge and hands-on experience to troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers operating in standalone and integrated modes. The course offers the student hands-on experience with configuration procedures and a familiarity with common troubleshooting scenarios and recommended solutions.

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

  •  Describe the Cisco UCS B-Series architecture, installation, and configuration, and the  processes and tools for determining related issues
  •  Describe troubleshooting processes on the standalone Cisco UCS C-Series deployments
  •  Describe the valid Cisco UCS C-Series integrated architecture and the process of  determining issues related to integration of Cisco UCS C-Series server with Cisco  UCS Manager

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Data center designers, data center administrators, and system engineers
  •  Data center engineers and managers

  • Knowledge covered by the Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (ICDCT) course
  •  Knowledge covered by the Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) course
  •  Familiarity with server virtualization (for example, VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V)
  • Familiarity with administration of common operating systems (for example, Linux and Windows)

Module 1: Cisco UCS B-Series Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Architecture and Initialization
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Operation
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  •  Troubleshooting and Upgrading Cisco UCS Manager
  •  Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware

Module 2: Cisco UCS C-Series Troubleshooting

  • Cisco UCS C-Series Architecture and Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Hardware and Firmware
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting Locally Attached Storage
  • Troubleshooting Operating System-Related Issues

Module 3: Cisco UCS C-Series Integration Troubleshooting

  •  Integrating Cisco UCS C-Series Servers and Cisco UCS Manager
  •  Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Server and Cisco UCS Manager Integration


  • Cisco UCS Network Baseline Documentation
  • Cisco UCS Management and Service Profile Deployment
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series Server Boot from SAN
  • Troubleshoot LAN Connectivity: Part 1
  • Troubleshoot LAN Connectivity: Part 2
  • Troubleshoot Failover Connectivity: Part 1
  • Troubleshoot Failover Connectivity: Part 2
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series Server Boot from SAN
  • Troubleshoot Network Connectivity