Data Center Unified Computing Implementation (DCUCI)

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 skill-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. 
**Please bring your laptop to ensure you can participate in the lab sessions**

Geography & Location
Mar 09, 2020 - 5 day(s)
Mar 09, 2020
Remote Central Time Zone
AMER, Remote Central Time Zone
$4395 USD
$4395 USD, 44 CLC

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

  • 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)


  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

Related Training

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