This course prepares students for exam 642-999, Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing. Upon passing this exam, the student will be a certified Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist and be able to configure, implement, and manage UCS environments.
The Cisco Unified Computing System for Implementation Professionals is a five-day, hands-on course designed for system engineers, data-center administrators, technicians, and architects implementing Cisco Unified Computing System B- and C-Series Servers. The course teaches how to deploy, configure, and manage UCS servers with consolidated I/O networking for LAN and SAN connectivity including multi-hop FCoE. It teaches how to virtualize server properties with the goal of enabling simple and rapid mobility of service profiles between physical servers. In the lab, students will configure mobile service profiles, upgrade firmware, configure a multitenant management model, enable high availability and fault tolerance as well as perform back-ups and restore system configuration. Students are also introduced to UCS Central 1.1 operations. Students will learn to use the built-in monitoring and troubleshooting tools. They will also install and configure VMware VM-FEX and VM-FEX Universal Pass-Through Mode with the Cisco Virtual Interface Card on the Cisco UCS infrastructure.
Module 1: Cisco Unified Computing System Overview Lesson 1: Overview the Cisco Lesson 2: Implementing an HA Cluster Lesson 3: Implementing Role Based Access Control Lesson 4: Managing and Upgrading UCS B-Series Firmware Lesson 5: Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database Lesson 6: Implementing Logging and Monitoring Lesson 7: Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity Lesson 8: Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series LAN Connectivity Lesson 9: Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Connectivity Lesson 10: Provisioning Resource Pools in Cisco UCS Manager Lesson 11: Provisioning Server Profiles, Policies, and Templates in Cisco UCS Manager Lesson 12: Implementing Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosures Lesson 13: Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware Lesson 14: UCS Management Tools Module 2: Configurinng Cisco C-Series Rack Servers Lesson 1: Installing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Lesson 2: Installing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers in Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosure Lesson 3: Updating Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware with the Host Upgrade Utility Lesson 4: Provisioning Monitoring and Logging on the Cisco UCS C-Series Server Lesson 5: C-Series Server Configuration Utility Lesson 6: Provisioning Raid on the C-Series Server Lesson 7: Installing VMware ESXi on the C-Series Server Local RAID Array Lesson 8: Provisioning LAN and SAN Connectivity in th eCIMC Lesson 9: Provisioning Cisco UCS C-Series Server Integration in Cisco UCS Manager Module 3: Design and Implementation wiht VM-FEX Lesson 1: Overview Cisco VM-FEX and Cisco VM-FEX Universal Pass-Through Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX Lesson 3: Provisioning Cisco VM-FEX Universal Pass-Through Lab Demonstration 1: Provision Initial B-Series Configuration Lab 1: Upgrading UCS Components Lab 2: Creating Simple Service Profiles Lab 3: Configuring Resource Pools Lab 4: Creating Service Profiles from Templates Lab 5: Creating Mobile Service Profiles Lab 6: Advanced Service Profiles Creation Lab 7: Testing High Availability Lab 8: Backing up and Importing Configuration Data Lab 9: Role Based Access Controls Lab 10: Configuring and Exploring UCS Central 1.1 Lab 11: C-Series Single-Wire UCSM Integration Lab 12: Installing ESXi 5.1 on CSeries to Boot from SAN Lab 13: Configuring VM-FEX
Describe the Cisco UCS B-Series management and system architecture in UCS Manager 2.1. Implement system management, maintenance, and high-availability services for Cisco UCS B- and C-Series Servers. Configure Cisco UCS Stateless Computing using resource pools, templates, and policies with Cisco Unified Fabric. Discuss how to manage firmware upgrades. Describe how to provision the Cisco UCS Compute resources. Discuss how to troubleshoot errors and faults using the built-in logging systems. Describe how to monitor performance statistics using the built-in tools. Install Cisco R-Series rack enclosures in the data center. Configure UCS Central 1.1 Describe Cisco UCS C-Series System architecture and hardware components in UCS Manager 2.1. Describe Cisco C-Series stand-alone operations. Describe Cisco UCS C-Series integration with UCSM 2.1. Implement Stateless Computing on B- and C-Series Servers. Explain and configure Cisco UCS VM-FEX technology in UCS Manager 2.1 in a VMware environment.