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Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS)

  • Length 3 days
  • Version 1.0
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Why study this course

The Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS) v1.0 shows you how to deploy, secure, operate, and maintain Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) B-series blade servers, Cisco UCS C-Series, and S-Series rack servers for use in data centres.

You will learn how to implement management and orchestration software for Cisco UCS. You will gain hands-on practice: configuring key features of Cisco UCS, Cisco UCS Director, and Cisco UCS Manager; implementing UCS management software including Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco Intersight; and more.

This course will help you to:

  • Gain in-depth experience implementing and maintaining Cisco UCS servers to help you accelerate and provide robust UCS deployments

  • Gain knowledge and skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, data centre equipment, and software

Digital courseware: Cisco now provides students with electronic courseware for this course. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via before they attend their first day of class. Please note that any electronic courseware or labs will not be available (visible) until the first day of the class.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe and implement Fibre Channel, zoning, and N-Port Virtualisation (NPV) features on Cisco UCS

  • Describe and implement Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) on Cisco UCS

  • Describe Cisco UCS policies for service profiles

  • Describe Cisco Adapter Fabric Extender (FEX) and Single Root I/O Virtualisation

  • Describe and implement Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) on Cisco UCS

  • Describe and implement external authentication providers on Cisco UCS Manager

  • Describe and implement key management on Cisco UCS Manager

  • Describe Cisco UCS Director

  • Describe and implement Cisco Intersight

  • Describe the scripting options for Cisco UCS Manager

  • Describe and implement monitoring on Cisco UCS Manager

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Who is the course for?

  • Server administrators

  • Network engineers

  • Systems engineers

  • Consulting systems engineers

  • Technical solutions architects

  • Network administrators

  • Storage administrators

  • Network managers

  • Cisco integrators and partners

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us via email on


Course subjects

Implementing Cisco UCS Storage Area Network (SAN)

  • SAN Introduction

  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Fibre Channels modes

  • Named VSANs

  • Cisco UCS Fibre Channel and FCoE Storage Connectivity

Describing Cisco UCS Policies for Service Profiles

  • Storage Policies and Profiles

  • Basic Input Output System (BIOS) Policies

  • Boot Policy

  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Policies

  • Scrub Policies

  • Maintenance Policies

Describing Cisco Adapter FEX and Single Root I/O Virtualisation

  • Cisco FEX Overview

  • Cisco Adapter FEX

  • Single Root I/O Virtualisation

Implementing RBAC on Cisco UCS

  • RBAC in Cisco UCS

  • Users, Roles, and Privileges

  • Functions of Organisations and Locales

  • Effective Rights of a User

Implementing External Authentication Providers

  • Options for External Authentication Providers

Implementing Key Management on Cisco UCS Manager

  • Public Key Infrastructure

Implementing Cisco UCS Director

  • Cisco UCS Director Overview

  • Policies, Virtual Data Centres, and Catalogs

  • Cisco UCS Director Virtualisation Support

  • Managing Compute with Cisco UCS Director

  • Cisco UCS Manager Orchestration

  • Self-Service Portal

  • Reporting and Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director

Implementing Cisco Intersight

  • Cisco Intersight Overview

  • Important Features of Cisco Intersight

Describing the Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager

  • Cisco UCS Manager XML API

  • Cisco UCS Management Information Tree

  • Managed Object Browser

  • Cisco UCS Manager PowerTool

  • Cisco UCS Python Software Development Kit (SDK)

Implementing Monitoring on Cisco UCS Manager

  • Logging Sources in Cisco UCS Manager

  • Port Monitoring Capabilities of Cisco UCS Manager

  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Security Ramifications

  • Cisco UCS Manager Call Home Feature


To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • General knowledge of servers

  • Routing and switching knowledge

  • Storage area networking knowledge

  • Server virtualisation knowledge

These courses are recommended to help you meet these prerequisites:

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