Implementing Cisco Data Centre Unified Computing (DCUCI v6.2) Training

Level: Intermediate

This Authorised Cisco DCUCI training course is a five-day, instructor-led course that preps you for the 300-175 DCUCI exam, one requirement for Cisco CCNP Data Centre certification. This Implementing Cisco Data Centre Unified Computing (DCUCI) course is designed to serve the needs of engineers and technicians who implement Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series Blade Servers and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers.

DCUCI v6.2 guides learners through rack installation and provisioning of server hardware, operating systems, hypervisors, and applications. Much of the content is devoted to management and maintenance. DCUCI v6.2 covers the implementation and operation of Cisco UCS in the data centre.

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Key Features of this DCUCI Training:

  • Cisco Authorised course content
  • Authorised Cisco instructor
  • Eligible for Cisco Learning Credit (CLC) redemption
  • Attend in-class, online or bring the course to your facility
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You Will Learn How To:

  • Implement Cisco UCS C-Series rack servers in standalone mode. Boot from the local hard drive and mount the Fibre Channel SAN LUN for shared storage
  • Install Cisco R-Series rack enclosures in the data centre
  • Install components in the Cisco UCS C-Series rack server prior to rack mounting
  • Install Cisco UCS C-Series rack servers in a Cisco R-Series rack
  • Use the Cisco UCS Host Upgrade Utility to upgrade or downgrade C-Series firmware to the correct version
  • Provision SNMP and syslog, and use C-Series monitoring tools
  • Use the Cisco Integrated Management Controller to provision LAN and SAN connectivity for the C-Series server
  • Use the LSI MegaRAID web user interface to provision local hard drives into a RAID 5 array
  • Install VMware ESXi in the C-Series server local hard drives
  • Implement system management, maintenance, and high-availability services for Cisco UCS B-Series
  • Implement local and remote authentication services to restrict privileges and delegate management authority in Cisco UCS Manager
  • List the processes for managing the firmware repository and upgrade or downgrade Cisco UCS firmware components using Cisco UCS Manager
  • Implement backup and restore capabilities in Cisco UCS Manager
  • .....

Note: There are more objectives for this course – a full course outline is available upon request.

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Important DCUCI Course Information

  • Requirements

    • CCNA and DCUFI knowledge and experience until cutover to CCNA DC
    • CCNA DC equivalent knowledge and experience
    • Server operating systems, hypervisor and virtualisation familiarity
    • Implementing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (ICSNS)
    • Attendance of the following Cisco learning offerings is recommended to fully benefit from this course:
      • Implementing Cisco Data Centre Unified Fabric (DCUFI)
      • Implementing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (ICSNS)
    • To participate in the hands-on labs in this class, you need to bring a laptop computer with the following:
      • Windows 7 or 8.1 or 10 is recommended. Mac OSX 10.6 or greater is supported as well.
      • Intel Celeron or better processors are preferred.
      • 1 GB or more of RAM
      • Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or greater or Mozilla Firefox. (Safari and Mozilla Firefox for Mac OSX)
        Note: Our labs currently cannot run on Microsoft Edge (Windows 10) due to it not supporting Extensions/Add-ons or Google Chrome due to Java being removed from the platform itself.
      • All students are required to have administrator rights to their PCs and cannot be logged in to a domain using any Group Policies that will limit their machine's capabilities.
        If you do not have administrator rights to your PC, you at least need permissions to download, install, and run Cisco Any Connect Client and Java.
      • If you are participating in a WebEx event, it is highly recommended to take this class at a location that has bandwidth speeds at a minimum of 1 Mbps bandwidth speeds.
      • All PCs require the latest Java Runtime Environment, which can be downloaded from www.java.com.
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DCUCI Course Outline

  • Module 1: Implement Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers

    Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosures

    Lesson 2: Installing Cisco UCS C-Series Server Hardware

    Lesson 3: Installing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers in a Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosure

    Lesson 4: Updating Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware with the Host Upgrade Utility

    Lesson 5: Provisioning Monitoring and Logging on the Cisco UCS C-Series Server

    Lesson 6: Provisioning LAN and SAN Connectivity in the Cisco Integrated Management Controller

    Lesson 7: Provisioning RAID on the Cisco UCS C-Series Server

    Lesson 8: Installing VMware ESXi on the Cisco UCS C-Series Server Local RAID Array

  • Module 2: Manage the Cisco UCS B-Series

    Lesson 1: Implementing RBAC

    Lesson 2: Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware

    Lesson 3: Implementing Backup, Import, and Restore of the Cisco UCS Manager Database

    Lesson 4: Implementing Logging and Monitoring

    Lesson 5: Implementing High Availability

  • Module 3: Implement Cisco UCS B-Series Connectivity

    Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity

    Lesson 2: Installing Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware

    Lesson 3: Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series LAN Connectivity

    Lesson 4: Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Connectivity

  • Module 4: Provision Cisco UCS Compute Resources

    Lesson 1: Provisioning the Cisco UCS Cluster

    Lesson 2: Provisioning LAN Networking

    Lesson 3: Provisioning SAN Networking

    Lesson 4: Provisioning Resource Pools in Cisco UCS Manager

    Lesson 5: Provisioning Server Policies in Cisco UCS Manager

    Lesson 6: Provisioning Service Profiles from Templates in Cisco UCS Manager

    Lesson 7: Provisioning Cisco UCS C-Series Server Integration in Cisco UCS Manager

  • Module 5: Implement Cisco UCS Server Virtualisation Features

    Lesson 1: Provisioning

    Lesson 2: Provisioning Cisco VM-FEX

    Lesson 3: Provisioning Cisco VM-FEX Universal Pass-Through

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DCUCI Training FAQs

  • How do I prepare for Cisco CCNP Data Centre certification?

    The best way to prepare for this certification is to take the Cisco-approved training, as well as using the self-study materials provided.

  • How do I take the 300-175 DCUCI exam to achieve CCNP Data Centre certification?

    You will need to register for the exam. Exams are offered as proctored exams at a test centre, or self-administered online.

  • How do I redeem my Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs) for this DCUCI course?

    During your checkout of the course, make sure to select Credits & Vouchers within the payment method. Highlight and click CLC and enter the sales order number that you were issued by Cisco.

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