Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System


**Part of the CCNP Data Center certification track**

Duration: 03 days

New! The Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS) v1.0 shows you how to deploy, secure, operate, and maintain Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) B-series blade servers, Cisco UCS C-Series, and S-Series rack servers for use in data centers. You will learn how to implement management and orchestration software for Cisco UCS. You will gain hands-on practice on: configuring key features of Cisco UCS, Cisco UCS Director, and Cisco UCS Manager; implementing UCS management software including Cisco UCS Director, Cisco UCS Manager, and Cisco Intersight; and more.

This course can be used to prepare for the new CCNP Data Center and CCIE Data Center certifications.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

Describe and implement Fibre Channel, zoning, and NPV features on Cisco UCS
Describe and implement FCoE on Cisco UCS
Describe Cisco UCS policies for service profiles
Describe Cisco Adapter FEX and Single Root I/O Virtualization
Describe and implement RBAC on Cisco UCS
Describe and implement external authentication providers on Cisco UCS Manager
Describe and implement key management on Cisco UCS Manager
Describe and implement Cisco UCS Director
Describe and implement Cisco Intersight
Describe the scripting options for Cisco UCS Manager
Describe and implement monitoring on Cisco UCS Manager
To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

General knowledge of servers
Routing and switching knowledge
Storage area networking knowledge
Server virtualization knowledge
Who Should Attend
Server administrators
Network engineers
Systems engineers
Consulting systems engineers
Technical solutions architects
Network administrators
Storage administrators
Network managers
Cisco integrators and partners

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

Training Solutions

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor-Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor-Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Course Outline

Implementing Fibre Channel on Cisco UCS
Fibre Channel Port Channel Functionality
Purpose of Zoning
Cisco NPV and Fibre Channel Switching Mode
Implementing FCoE on Cisco UCS
FCoE Topologies
FCoE Initialization Protocol
FCoE Communication
Cisco Data Center Bridging
SAN Boot Requirements
Describing Cisco UCS Policies for Service Profiles
Storage Policies
BIOS Policies
Boot Policy
IPMI Policies
Scrub Policies
Maintenance Policies
Describing Cisco Adapter FEX and Single Root I/O Virtualization
Cisco FEX Overview
Cisco Adapter FEX
Single Root I/O Virtualization
Implementing RBAC on Cisco UCS
RBAC in Cisco UCS
Users, Roles, and Privileges
Functions of Organizations and Locales
Effective Rights of a User
Implementing External Authentication Providers
Options for External Authentication Providers
Implementing Key Management on Cisco UCS Manager
Public Key Infrastructure
Implementing Key Management on Cisco UCS Manager
Public Key Infrastructure
Implementing Cisco UCS Director
Cisco UCS Director Overview
Install Cisco UCS Director
Virtual and Physical Accounts
Policies, Virtual Data Centers, and Catalogs
Self-Service Portal
Cisco UCS Director with VMware
Managing VMs
Compute Management with Cisco UCS Director
Reporting and Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director
Implementing Cisco Intersight
Cisco Intersight Overview
Key Features of Cisco Intersight
Describing the Scripting Options for Cisco UCS
Cisco UCS Manager XML API
Cisco UCS Management Information Tree
Managed Object Browser
Cisco UCS Manager PowerTool
Cisco UCS Python SDK
Implementing Monitoring on Cisco UCS Manager
Logging Sources in Cisco UCS Manager
Port Monitoring Capabilities of Cisco UCS Manager
SNMP Security Ramifications
Cisco UCS Manager Call Home Feature
Describe the Cisco UCS Manager Call Home feature

Lab Outline

Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases
Configure Zoning
Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
Configure Unified Ports on Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects
Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS from the FCoE LUN
Configure RBAC
Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users via OpenLDAP
Configure a Trusted Point and Key Ring in Cisco UCS Manager
Install Cisco UCS Director
Configure Cisco UCS Director
Discover Infrastructure with Cisco UCS Director
Examine the Cisco UCS Director GUI
Design Services in Cisco UCS Director
Configure Cisco UCS with Cisco Intersight
Configure Cisco UCS Manager Using Scripting
Implement Syslog and Call Home