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DCUCS Training

DCUCS (Configuring Data Center Unified Computing) Training is a five-day product training course designed to familiarize data center engineers, architects and Cisco partners with the Cisco UCS B-series and C-series products. This course prepares individuals for implementing and maintaining Cisco UCS hardware with a strong emphasis on best practices. The Configuring Data Center Unified Computing course also addresses relevant additional features added by Version 2.1 Cisco UCS Software Release.

What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials, including official Cisco courseware
  • Remote lab access


  • General server knowledge
  • Routing and switching knowledge
  • Storage area networking knowledge
  • Server virtualization knowledge

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Cisco UCS architecture
  • Describe Cisco UCS LAN connectivity configuration
  • Describe Cisco UCS B-Series SAN connectivity configuration
  • Describe how to configure and manage the servers within Cisco UCS
  • Describe how to configure Cisco UCS virtualization
  • Describe how to configure Cisco UCS administration
  • Describe Cisco UCS C-Series features

Course Outline

Module 1: Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components

  • The Logical View of the Cisco UCS Architecture
  • Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco UCS Central Software
  • Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Components
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Power Requirements
  • How to Determine Supported Configurations

Module 2: Describing Cisco UCS User Interfaces

  • Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • Cisco UCS Manager Navigation Panel
  • The External Management Framework
  • The Finite State Machine
  • Fault Detection and Correction Using the Cisco UCS Manager
  • How to Connect to Cisco UCS Manager CLI Shells

Module 3: Describe how to configure Cisco UCS B-Series physical connectivity

  • Cisco UCS Cluster Connection Requirements
  • Initial Cisco Fabric Interconnect Cluster Setup
  • Modify Cisco UCS Cluster IP Addressing from the GUI
  • The Discovery Process and Monitoring Using FSM Output
  • I/O Uplinks and Bandwidth Oversubscription with the Cisco UCS 2204/2208XP
  • Intercluster Communications and Synchronization of the Cisco UCS Manager Database
  • How the Cisco UCS 5108 SEEPROM Resolves Split-Brain Issues in the High-Availability Cluster


  • Lab 1: Initial Cisco UCS Configuration
  • Lab 2: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • Lab 3: Configure RBAC
  • Lab 4: Configure System Related Policies and Uplink Port Properties
  • Lab 5: Configure LAN Related Pools and Policies
  • Lab 6: Configure SAN Connectivity
  • Lab 7: Configure SAN Identity Pools and Templates
  • Lab 8: Configure Server-Related Features and Renaming a Service Profile
  • Lab 9: Configure a Service Profile that Boots from iSCSI LUN
  • Lab 10: Configure VM-FEX Passthrough Switching
  • Lab 11: Back Up and Import the System Configuration
  • Lab 12: Configure Server Settings with the Integrated Management Controller GUI

Average Rating: 5 stars (1) see all reviews

5 stars The instructor knew his stuff and was entertaining as well
8/16/2016 10:05:07 AM - John - Louisville , KY US

The class was very good. I have been working with the UCS for about 4 years now and I learned a lot. The only thing that would have made the class more beneficial is if they were using a current version of UCS firmware. They were using 2.1x firmware and currently UCS firmware is at 2.2x which has some major differences. The instructor did mention that the class would be updated in the near future with new firmware being reflected.

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