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Implementing Cisco UCS: Installing and Configuring

Course Summary

Part 1 of 2 of the Implementing Cisco UCS series focuses on installation and initial configuration of Cisco UCS infrastructure. This course is designed for virtualization or datacenter administrators looking to implement, support, or manage Cisco UCS infr

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    Course Syllabus

    ● Getting Started
        ◦ About This Course and Your Instructor
    ● Lab Setup and Platform Emulator Configuration
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ An Overview of My Lab
        ◦ The Charlotte Lab
        ◦ The Greensboro Lab
        ◦ Cisco UCS Platform Emulator
        ◦ Using the UCS Platform Emulator
        ◦ Network and Hardware Settings in the Platform Emulator
        ◦ Launching UCS Manager from the Platform Emulator
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● An Introduction to Cisco's Unified Data Center
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Cisco's Virtualized Data Center
        ◦ Understanding the Components
        ◦ Infrastructure Components - Nexus Switches
        ◦ A Quick Overview of FEX
        ◦ Virtual Infrastructure - Nexus 1000v
        ◦ Infrastructure Components - MDS Switches
        ◦ Cloud Provisioning and Automation
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● The Components of Cisco UCS B-Series
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ How is Cisco UCS Different?
        ◦ An Overview of the UCS Components
        ◦ Fabric Interconnects
        ◦ Comparison of Interconnect Models
        ◦ Fabric Extenders
        ◦ The Chassis
        ◦ Front and Rear View of the UCS Infrastructure
        ◦ Compute Blades
        ◦ Mezzanine Adapters
        ◦ An Overview of the UCS Architecture
        ◦ Cisco UCS Logical View
        ◦ Available Connectivity and Bandwidth Options
        ◦ Common Questions About UCS
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Installing Cisco UCS Hardware
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Physical Space in the Rack(s)
        ◦ Power Capacity and Plug Types
        ◦ Physical Installation in the Rack(s)
        ◦ Cabling - Interconnects
        ◦ Proper UCS Chassis Cabling
        ◦ Supported Cable Types
        ◦ Cabling to Existing Infrastructure
        ◦ Site Planning
        ◦ A Tour of the UCS Equipment
        ◦ The Blade Components and Installation
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Exploring UCS Manager
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Introduction to UCS Manager
        ◦ Exploring the UCS Manager Interface
        ◦ The Equipment Tab in UCS Manager
        ◦ The Chassis Node in UCS Manager
        ◦ The Interconnects Node in UCS Manager
        ◦ The Servers Tab in UCS Manager
        ◦ The LAN and SAN Tabs in UCS Manager
        ◦ The VM and Admin Tabs in UCS Manager
        ◦ UCS Manager - Command-Line Interface
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Initial Configuration of Cisco UCS
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Starting Initial Configuration
        ◦ Connecting to the Interconnects
        ◦ A Walkthrough of the Initial Configuration
        ◦ Chassis Discovery Policy, Power Policy, and More
        ◦ A Walkthough of Initial UCSM Configuration
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Configuring LAN Connectivity
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Are the Fabric Interconnects Switches?
        ◦ Ethernet End Host Mode
        ◦ EHM Forwarding and Learning Rules
        ◦ Ethernet Switching Mode
        ◦ Uplink Switch Configuration
        ◦ Using VLANs
        ◦ Cisco Nexus 5000, 5500, 7000 and Port-Channel Configuration
        ◦ Configuring Cisco Nexus NX-OS
        ◦ Configuring Cisco Catalyst IOS
        ◦ Using vNICs
        ◦ MAC Address Abstraction and Configuring Port-Channels
        ◦ Configuring LAN Connectivity
        ◦ Configuring VLANs
        ◦ Using Pin Groups
        ◦ Network Considera

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1 - 4 hours / week

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