Data Center Unified Computing Implementation

Course Description

The Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) course is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification 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 (Cisco UCS) B-Series Blade Servers and Cisco 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, implementing automation for Cisco UCS, 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 (Cisco IMC). Those preparing for professional-level data center-oriented jobs, or who wish to certify on the in-demand Cisco CCNP Data Center level, can now take the official training in self-paced format.
The e-learning format of this course offers an immersive, practice-based learning experience at your own pace. Using enterprise-grade Cisco data center equipment, this hands-on training format is designed to be as effective as classroom training, with easily consumable segments of video, text, discovery labs, review questions, and graded challenges.


  • 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)
**Please bring your laptop to ensure you can participate in the lab sessions.**

Who Should Attend

Network designers, Network administrators, Network engineer Systems engineers, Consulting systems engineers, Technical solutions architects, Cisco integrators/partners

Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16

Learning Objectives

  • Describe Cisco UCS server form factors
  • Describe Cisco UCS connectivity
  • Configure identity abstraction
  • Configure service profile templates
  • Implement Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI)
  • Implement Fibre Channel port channels
  • Implement Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
  • Implement 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 IMC Supervisor
  • Compare scripting options for Cisco UCS Manager


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

Dec 02, 2019 WebEx - Central Time Zone 5 DAY COURSE