In this course, you will cover both the Unified Computing (UCS) System
B-series servers and the stand alone C-series servers. You will examine the
system preparation (B-series and C-series), ESXi deployment, Unified
Communications (UC) applications in ESXi, and the Nexus 1000v virtual Ethernet
switch. You will cover the changing Data Center server environment, where the
Cisco UCS system fits into the environment, and LAN and SAN considerations. UCS
products will be discussed, with emphasis on the advantages the UCS Manager
brings to server provisioning, as well as server provisioning through the use of
easy-to-configure Service Profiles.
ESXi will be covered along with the features that are supported in current UC
applications. You will examine the concepts and methods of virtual Ethernet
traffic, VMware vCenter, VMware networking, iSCSI SAN access, and vMotion.
You'll explore the UC on UCS specific considerations, including design
requirements, VMware OVF templates, caveats, and recommendations. Unified
Communications installation within ESXi and migration from MCS 7800 series
servers to Virtual Machines will be covered and you will troubleshoot UC
applications in a virtual environment.