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UCS-CORE - Cisco Unified Computing System Core v6.6

New – Learn to install Cisco UCS fabric interconnects and blade chassis, upgrade firmware, create identity and physical resource pools, create Service Profile templates, policies, and deploy servers in a stateless computing environment.

GK# 5567

Course Overview

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This three-day course features Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) essentials for B-Series Blade Servers and provides the path to mastering the entire Cisco UCS technology portfolio. You will learn about C-Series Rack Servers, virtual switching on VMware, as well as troubleshooting.

You will also learn about the physical and logical architecture of the Cisco UCS, including UCS LAN and SAN fundamentals, and the basics of UCS B-Series operations. You will learn how to install Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects and Blade Server Chassis. Upgrading firmware, creating identity and physical resource pools, service profile templates, policies, and deploying servers in a stateless computing environment are also covered in this course. You will also learn to perform day-to-day operations from monitoring logs to performing back-ups. The course features an introduction to Cisco UCS Central 1.1 and UCS PowerTools 1.0.



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What You'll Learn

  • Evolution of a modern data center
  • Components of the Cisco UCS Server portfolio
  • System management, maintenance, and high-availability (HA) services for Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers with UCS Manager 2.2(1d)
  • Configure Cisco UCS stateless computing using resource pools, templates, policies, and Service Profiles
  • Overview of firmware management
  • Configuration backup and import
  • Monitoring and logging within the UCS Manager GUI


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1. A Modern Data center and Cisco UCS

  • Data center Evolution
  • Trends and Components
  • Cisco UCS Overview

2. Cisco UCS Architecture, Portfolio, and Components

  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity
  • Installing Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware
  • Installing Cisco UCS C-Series Hardware
  • Installing Cisco UCS Servers in a Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosure
  • Component Power Requirements, Blade Power Capping

3. Provisioning Connectivity within Cisco UCS

  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series LAN Connectivity
  • Provisioning LAN Networking
  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Connectivity
  • Provisioning LAN Networking

4. Logical Server Templates, Pools, and Policies

  • Provisioning Resource Pools in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Provisioning Server Policies in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Provisioning Service Profiles from Templates in Cisco UCS Manager

5. Deploying, Managing, and Administering Cisco UCS

  • Implementing HA
  • Provisioning the Cisco UCS Cluster
  • Implementing RBAC
  • Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
  • Implementing Backup, Import, and Restore of the Cisco UCS Manager Database
  • Implementing Logging and Monitoring


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Lab 1: Introduction to the Remote Lab System

Lab 2: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI

Lab 3: Exploring LAN Related Policies and Uplink Port Properties

Lab 4: Configure LAN Related Pools, Policies, and Templates

Lab 5: Exploring SAN Related Policies and Uplink Port Properties

Lab 6: Configure SAN Related Pools, Policies, and Templates

Lab 7: Configure Server Related Features

Demo: Review Basic Service Profile Wizard

Lab 8: Configuring RBAC

Lab 9: Backup and Import Cisco UCS Manager Configuration Data

Who Should Attend


Professionals wanting to learn the essential elements of the Cisco UCS

Vendor Credits


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

Training Exclusives

Classroom and Virtual Classroom sessions of this course include access to the following benefits:

  • IT Skills Video On-Demand Library (over 40,000 titles)
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity digital learning course
  • Course Recordings
  • IT Resource Library
  • Digital courseware
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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

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Duration: 3 day

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