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UC-UCS - Installing Cisco UC on UCS in a Virtualized Environment v4.5

Learn to install Cisco UC on UCS in a virtualized environment and how to migrate current UC environments onto Cisco blade server technologies running VMware ESXi.

GK# 5806

Course Overview

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.

Delivery Format Options

  • Classroom Live

    Classroom Live

    Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.


    $4730 CAD

    5 day

  • Virtual Classroom Live

    Virtual Classroom Live

    Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an Internet connection.


    $4730 CAD

    5 day

  • Private Group Training

    Private Group Training

    Train your entire team in a private, coordinated professional development session at the location of your choice.

    Receive private training for teams online and in-person.

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What You'll Learn

  • Install UC applications on the Cisco UCS Servers running VMware ESXi:
    • B-Series Servers managed by UCS Manager using SAN boot
    • C-Series standalone Servers using local hard drive boot
  • Guidelines specified on the Cisco UC on UCS DocWiki site
  • Demonstrate VMware functions and features that complement the UC installation (vMotion)
  • Install and configure the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch to support the UC applications


  • Experience with Cisco's Unified Communications products

Who Needs To Attend

  • Anyone interested in, or responsible for, the installation, migration, and management of Cisco's Unified Communications applciations on a UCS B-Series blade server or C-Series server platform running VMware
  • Individuals seeking to learn the fundamentals of UCS, VMware ESXi, and Nexus 1000v

Course Outline

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