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DCUCA - Administering Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System

Explore the components of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series and C-Series solutions using realistic scenarios.

GK# 5367

Course Overview


Using real-world scenarios and examples, this course explores all components of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series and C-Series solutions from an administrative point of view. You will learn about C-Series standalone, C-Series under UCS Manager, B-Series administration, troubleshooting, and management tools that are used to support basic UCS and multi-cluster support with UCS Central.


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What You'll Learn

  • B-Series and C-Series product line
  • C-Series standalone and UCS managed architectures
  • Upgrading B-Series and C-Series firmware
  • Service profiles, pools, and policies
  • RBAC with Active Directory integration
  • Backup and restores in UCS Manager
  • Various management tools for Cisco UCS
  • Basic troubleshooting of B-Series and C-Series


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Virtual Classroom Live Outline

1. UCS Infrastructure Components

  • Cisco UCS Servers and Components
  • Exploring Cisco UCS User Interfaces
  • Cisco UCS Management Framework and Features

2. Administering Cisco C-Series Servers

  • Cisco UCS Servers and Components
  • Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Integrated Management Controller
  • Provisioning Monitoring and Logging on the Cisco UCS C-Series Server
  • Provisioning Cisco UCS C-Series Server Integration in UCS Manager
  • Updating Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware with the Host Update Utility
  • UCS C-Series Standalone and UCS Managed Troubleshooting

3. Administering Cisco B-Series Servers

  • Cisco UCS Servers and Components
  • RBAC, Organizations, and Active Directory Integration
  • Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
  • Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
  • Creating Identity and Resource Pools
  • Creating Service Profiles
  • Creating Templates and Cloning Service Profiles
  • Managing Service Profiles
  • Operating System Installation Options
  • Backing Up and Restoring UCSM Database
  • Upgrading UCS B-Series Firmware
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Operation

4. UCS Management Tools

  • UCS Management Tool Overview
  • Integrating UCS Manager with UCS Central
  • Managing UCS Using the Cisco UCS PowerTool


Viewing labs for:

Virtual Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: Connecting to the Lab Environment

Lab 2: Update Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware from the Cisco UCS Host Upgrade Utility

Lab 3: Install VMware ESXi on the Local RAID and Verify SAN Connectivity

Lab 4: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series

Lab 5: Explore the Cisco UCS GUI and CLI Environment

Lab 6: Configure RBAC and Active Directory Integration

Lab 7: Provision Identity and Resource Pools

Lab 8: Provision Mobile Service Profiles from Updating Templates

Lab 9: Backup and Restore Cisco UCS Manager Database Objects

Lab 10: Configure Logging in Cisco UCS

Lab 11: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series

Lab 12: Integrating Cisco UCS Manager with Cisco UCS Central

Lab 13: Using the Cisco UCS PowerTool

Who Should Attend

  • Systems administrators and engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Systems integrators
  • Channel partners
  • Value-added resellers

Vendor Credits


This course can be purchased with Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs).

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Virtual Classroom Live

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

Duration: 4 day

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