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UCSID-BC - UCS Implementation and Design Boot Camp v5.0

Get the skills and product training for DCUCD and DCUCI.

GK# 1516

Course Overview

This course includes Cisco Training Exclusives

EXCLUSIVE TO GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE - Accelerate your Cisco learning experience with complimentary access to the IT Skills Video On-Demand Library, Introduction to Cybersecurity digital learning course, course recordings, IT Resource Library, and digital courseware.

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To prepare you for certification, we will review the core material from the DCUCD and DCUCI courses as well as over 17 labs. The lab environment includes a Nexus 5k Core, a pair of Fabric Interconnects, both B-Series and C-Series Servers, Microsoft Hyper-V (2008 or 2012), VMware vSphere (v4.x or 5.x), the Cisco Nexus 1000v and Cisco UCS Manager VM-FEX.

The course hours are 8:00am - 6:00pm each day, so you can receive the most complete training experience possible and ensure you have time to fully grasp the in-depth content covered.


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What You'll Learn


From a design perspective, we will:

  • Extensively review Cisco's six-step design lifecycle
  • Review a detailed process for picking the ideal C-Series and B-Series components
  • Review Cisco UCS Data Center products as well as their placement and operation
  • Cover the architecture, components, connectivity, and features of Cisco UCS
  • Outline key details to gather as you migrate to a Virtualized Data Center and install different solutions on a UCS infrastructure

From an implementation perspective, we will:

  • Review the initial setup and configuring of each Cisco UCS components
  • Review LAN and SAN modes of operations and connectivity options
  • Detail all aspects of a server build through a service profile and various server related templates and policies
  • Discuss proper Bare Metal OS or Hypervisor installations
  • Fully install and configure a vSphere environment
  • Install and configure Cisco's Nexus 1000v
  • Install and configure Cisco's UCS Manager VM-FEX
  • Review how to administer your UCS environment through logging, AAA, and monitoring


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Cisco Data Center Solution Architecture and Components

2. Assess Data Center Computing Requirements

3. Size Cisco Unified Computing Solutions

4. Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions

5. Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions Server Deployment

6. Cisco Unified Computing Solution Applications

7. Installation of the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers

8. Cisco IMC Configuration

9. Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware and Management

10. Cisco UCS Connectivity Configuration and Management

11. Server Resources Implementation

12. Virtual Server Networking

13. Cisco UCS Management and Maintenance


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Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: Introduction to the Remote Labs System

Lab 2: Analyze the Existing Computing Solution

Lab 3: Size the Cisco UCS C-Series Solution

Lab 4: Initial Cisco UCS C-Series Configuration

Lab 5: Size the Cisco UCS B-Series Solution

Lab 6: Plan the Physical Deployment

Lab 7: Verify LAN and SAN Physical Connections

Lab 8: Design the Server Deployment for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 or 2012

Lab 9: Configure Identity and Resource Pools

Lab 10: Create Logical Service Profiles from Updating Templates

Lab 11: Building a vSphere Datacenter

Lab 12: Install a Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM

Lab 13: Deploy a Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM and Configure Port Profiles

Lab 14: Cisco's UCS Manager and VMware's vSphere Integration

Lab 15: Configuring VM-FEX and VM-FEX with Pass-Thru Switching

Lab 16: Configure RBAC

Lab 17: Back up and Import Cisco UCS Manager Configuration Data

Lab 18: Reporting in the Cisco Unified Computing System

Appendix A: Design Labs Answer Key, Complete Lab Topology, Optional Labs

Appendix B: Installing Hyper-V 2012, vSphere v4.1 and vSphere v5.1


  • CCNA DC equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Server operating systems, hypervisor and virtualization familiarity
  • Implementing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (ICSNS)
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking, SANs, Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), and hypervisor technologies (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen)

Who Should Attend

  • System engineers, administrators, and technicians who implement Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers
  • Individuals interested in dedicating their time to preparing for the Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist exam

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 35,000 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:

Classroom Live

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

Duration: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Live

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

Duration: 5 day

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