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Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI v6.1)



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Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) 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 v6.0 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 v6.0 covers the implementation and operation of Cisco UCS in the data center.

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 center
  • 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.

Important Course Information


  • CCNA and DCUFI knowledge and experience until cutover to CCNA DC
  • CCNA DC equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Server operating systems, hypervisor and virtualization 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 Center 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

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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 Virtualization Features

Lesson 1: Provisioning

Lesson 2: Provisioning Cisco VM-FEX

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

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