Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing v5.0


This 5-day intensive instructor-led course is designed to provide engineers involved in deployment of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series Blade Servers and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers with the knowledge and skills required execute a virtualization solution based on a detailed implementation plan. Delegates will be able to install, provision server hardware, operating systems, hypervisors and applications. Management, maintenance and troubleshooting aspects are incorporated into this course.


This course is intended for anyone involved in the deployment of the Cisco Unified Computing System.


Before attending this course, participants should have:
  • Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center Architecture and Server System design
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
  • Familiarity with SANs and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP)
  • Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen)

At course completion

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain how Cisco Unified Computing System addresses key management challenges in data center server environments
  • Describe the Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series system architectures, hardware components, and field-installable options
  • Explain how to connect to and manage Cisco Unified Computing System components
  • Configure Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers with Cisco UCS Manager
  • Configure Cisco UCS C-Series blade servers with Cisco IMC
  • Explain the connectivity requirements for the Cisco UCS platform
  • Configure server profiles to allocate physical resources
  • Configure maintenance tasks
  • Configure high availability at the LAN, SAN, and server NIC level
  • Identify common deployment scenarios for Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Troubleshoot common LAN and SAN connectivity issues
  • Troubleshoot service profile issues
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 1000V in a VMware vSphere 4.1 environment
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager to support VMware PTS
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager to support VMware DirectPath I/O

Course outline

Module 1: Installation of the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers
Module 2: Cisco IMC Configuration
Module 3: Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware and Management
Module 4: Cisco UCS Connectivity Configuration and Management
Module 5: Server Resources Implementation
Module 6: Virtual Server Networking
Module 7: Cisco Unified Computing System Management and Maintenance