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DCUCI: Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing v6.2

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Course Specifications

Course Length: 5 days
Rate: $4,395.00
Registration: Call 406-256-5700 or email entretraining@entremt.com to register or to request customized training or group pricing.


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
skills-building course is on deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining the Cisco Unified Computing
System (UCS) B-Series Blade Servers and UCS C-Series Rack Servers for use in data centers. The
extensively hands-on course covers configuring and managing Cisco UCS servers using unified I/O networking
for LAN and SAN connectivity, virtualizing server hardware identifiers to enable rapid recovery of server
operating system images, implementing automation for Cisco UCS, configuring fault tolerance, implementing
role-based access control (RBAC), backing up and restoring system configurations, and using the monitoring
and troubleshooting tools in Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC).
You’ll master the professional-level skills and technologies needed to implement Cisco data center unified
computing infrastructure, including unified computing implementation maintenance and operations, automation,
security and storage.

Course Objectives

After taking this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe Cisco UCS server form factors
  • Describe Cisco UCS connectivity
  • Configure identity abstraction
  • Configure service profile templates
  • Implement iSCSI
  • Implement Fibre Channel port channels
  • Implement FCoE
  • Implement role-based access control
  • 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
  • Implement Cisco UCS Director and Cisco
    Integrated Management Controller (Cisco
    IMC) Supervisor
  • Compare scripting options for Cisco UCS


This course is designed for Cisco integrators and partners, consulting systems engineers, network designers,
network engineers, server administrators, systems engineers, technical solutions architects.
This course is also beneficial to network administrators, network managers, storage administrators, program
managers, and project managers.


To fully benefit from this course, students should have the following prerequisite skills and knowledge:

  • 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)

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation 

  • Describing Cisco UCS Server Form
  • Describing Cisco UCS Connectivity
  • Configuring Identity Abstraction
  • Configuring Service Profile Templates

Module 2: SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Implementing iSCSI
  • Implementing Fibre Channel
  • Implementing FCoE

Module 3: Security Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Implementing Role-Based Access
  • Implementing External Authentication
  • Implementing Key Management

Module 4: Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware
  • Implementing Cisco UCS Backups
  • Implementing Monitoring

Module 5: Cisco Unified Computing System Automation

  • Implementing Cisco UCS Central
  • Implementing Cisco UCS Director and
    Cisco IMC Supervisor
  • Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco
    UCS Manager

Module 6: Lab Outline

  • Provision Cisco UCS Fabric
    Interconnect Cluster
  • Configure Server and Uplink Ports
  • Configure VLANs
  • Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile
    Using Hardware Identities
  • Configure Basic Identity Pools
  • Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile
    Using Pools
  • Configure a Service Profile Template
  • Configure an iSCSI Service Profile
  • Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases
  • Configure Zoning
  • Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS
  • Configure Unified Ports on Cisco UCS
    Fabric Interconnects
  • Install and Boot VMware ESXi on
    Cisco UCS C-Series Servers from
  • Install and Boot VMware ESXi on
    Cisco UCS B-Series Servers from
  • Configure Organizations and Locales
  • Configure Job-Specific Roles
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager to
    Authenticate Users with Microsoft
    Active Directory
  • Configure a Trusted Point and Key
    Ring in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Perform Backup and Restore
  • Implement Syslog
  • Deploy and Use Cisco UCS Central
  • Deploy and Use Cisco IMC Supervisor
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager with
    XML API and Cisco UCS PowerTools