Cisco Data Center & Storage

CI-DCCUCS

Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System

Duration: 3 Days

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

Prerequisites

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
Dates
International dates
 
Middle East
 

Course Description

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: configuring key features of Cisco UCS, Cisco UCS Director, and Cisco UCS Manager; implementing UCS management software including Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco Intersight™; and more.

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe and implement SAN on Cisco UCS
  • Describe Cisco UCS policies for service profiles
  • Describe and implement Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) on Cisco UCS
  • Describe and implement external authentication providers on Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe and implement key management on Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director
  • Describe and implement Cisco Intersight
  • Describe the scripting options for Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe and implement monitoring on Cisco UCS Manager

Course Outline

  • Implementing Cisco UCS Storage Area Network (SAN)
    • SAN Introduction
    • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Fibre Channels modes
    • Named VSANs
    • Cisco UCS Fibre Channel and FCoE Storage Connectivity
  • Describing Cisco UCS Policies for Service Profiles
    • Storage Policies and Profiles
    • Basic Input Output System (BIOS) Policies
    • Boot Policy
    • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Policies
    • Scrub Policies
    • Maintenance Policies
  • 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 Cisco UCS Director
    • Cisco UCS Director Overview
    • Policies, Virtual Data Centers, and Catalogs
    • Cisco UCS Director Virtualization Support
    • Managing Compute with Cisco UCS Director
    • Cisco UCS Manager Orchestration
    • Self-Service Portal
    • Reporting and Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director
  • Implementing Cisco Intersight
    • Cisco UCS Director Overview
    • Important Features of Cisco Intersight
  • Describing the Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager
    • Cisco UCS Manager XML API
    • Cisco UCS Management Information Tree
    • Managed Object Browser
    • Cisco UCS PowerTool
    • Cisco UCS Python Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Implementing Key Management on Cisco UCS Manager
    • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Implementing Cisco Intersight
    • Cisco Intersight Overview
    • Important Features of Cisco Intersight
  • Describing the Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager
    • 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
    • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Security Ramifications
    • 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 Elastic Sky X Integrated (ESXi) on Cisco UCS from the FCoE Logical Unit Number (LUN) via FCoE
  • Configure RBAC
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users via Open Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (OpenLDAP)
  • Configure a Trusted Point and Key Ring in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager Using Scripting
  • Implement Syslog and Call Home
Further information

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