Cisco Unified Computing System Core (UCS-CORE)


Course Description

UCS-Core teaches UCS LAN and SAN fundamentals, the physical and logical architecture of the Cisco UCS, and the basics of UCS server operations via a series of hands-on labs. You will learn how to install Cisco UCS fabric interconnects and blade chassis, upgrade firmware, create identity and physical resource pools, create Service Profile templates and policies, and deploy servers in a stateless computing environment. The course also examines the challenges in today's data centers and explores how Cisco UCS can be used to reduce complexity, increase scale and increase IT agility while reducing expense.

Course Information


Length: 3 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16


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UPCOMING TRAINING SESSIONS
Date
Geography & Location
Days
Cost
CLC
GTR
Feb 23, 2021 - 3 day(s)
Feb 23, 2021
AMER
Remote Central Time
AMER, Remote Central Time
3
$3695 USD
37
$3695 USD, 37 CLC

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the logical and physical architecture of the Cisco UCS
  • Implement system management, maintenance, and high-availability services for Cisco UCS B-Series Servers
  • Configure Cisco UCS stateless computing using resource pools, templates, and policies
  • Describe how to manage firmware upgrades
  • Discuss Cisco UCS Manager backup and restore operations
  • Configure Advanced Networking on Cisco UCS Service Profiles
  • Discuss the monitoring of performance statistics using the built-in tools
  • Configure Local Area and Storage Area Networking
  • Discuss the installation of UCS B-Series servers and Cisco R-Series rack enclosures in the data center
  • Describe UCS Central and PowerTools for UCS

Prerequisites
  • Understanding of server system design and architecture
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
  • Familiarity with LAN/SAN technology
  • Familiarity with Fibre Channel Protocol
  • Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center architecture
  • Familiarity with server virtualization technologies (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Red Hat KVM, Citrix Xen)

Labs

  1. Exploring a UCS Manager Domain
  2. Creating UCS Manager Global Pools and Policies
  3. Configuring Network Objects
  4. Configuring Logical Storage Objects
  5. UCS Manager Service Profile Operations
  6. Configuring iSCSI and Stateless Computing
  7. Cisco UCS Programmability with Cisco UCS PowerTools
  8. Role-Based Access Control, Security, and Active Directory–Based Authentication on Cisco UCS
  9. Exploring and Configuring UCS Central 2.0
  10. Appendix - Introduction to the UCS Platform Emulator & Cisco UCS PowerTools

Who Should Attend

This workshop is for the information technology professional wanting to learn the essential elements of the Cisco Unified Computing System and is perfectly suited to enable a student to deploy and operate a Cisco UCS blade server infrastructure in three days.

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