Configuring Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCS)

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This course is primarily aimed at customer network engineers and administrators whose interest is focused on configuration of product features. Server administrators working with hypervisor networking are also a target audience of this course.

The primary audiences are data center engineers, data center administrators, and system engineers.
The secondary audiences are data center architects and managers.
The tertiary audiences are program and project managers.

The Configuring Data Center Unified Computing course addresses the needs of engineers implementing Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers and Cisco UCS C-Series rack servers. There is significant content devoted to management, maintenance and troubleshooting. The Configuring Data Center Unified Computing course articulates Cisco Data Center virtualization solutions and explains how to execute a virtualization solution on Cisco UCS B-series and C-series hardware. This course will address the configuration and ongoing maintenance of Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers with a strong emphasis on Cisco UCS B Series blade servers. New features of the Cisco UCS 2.0 code version are also addressed with additional information provided on the new hardware additions to the Cisco UCS portfolio including the Cisco 6248 and 6296 Fabric Interconnects, 2204 and 2208 I/O Modules and 1240 and 1280 Virtual Interface cards.


Module 1: Describing Cisco UCS Architecture

Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components
Cisco UCS Overview
Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis
Cisco UCS B-Series Components
Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
Cisco UCS C-Series
Power Requirements
Determining Supported Configurations
Describing the Cisco UCS User Interfaces
Cisco UCSM GUI Layout
Navigation Pane
Standalone Navigation of the Cisco UCS C-Series IMC
CLI Shells
Describing Cisco UCS Management Framework and Features
Managing Cisco UCS
Managing C-Series Servers
External Management Framework
Fault Detection and Correction Using the Cisco UCSM

Module 2: Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Connectivity

Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity
Cluster Connection Requirements
Initial Setup
Modifying Cluster IP Addressing
Discovery Process and Monitoring Using FSM Output
I/O Uplinks and Bandwidth Oversubscription with the Cisco UCS 2104XP
I/O Uplinks and Bandwidth Oversubscription with the Cisco UCS 2208XP
I/O Uplinks and Bandwidth Oversubscription with the Cisco UCS 2204XP
Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
Port Personality States of 10 Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces on the Cisco UCS 6100 Series
Port Personality States of Unified Ports on the Cisco UCS 6200 Series
Configuring Port Channels to Northbound Switches
Configuring Discrete Mode and Port Channel Mode on Southbound Chassis Links
End Host Mode
Disjointed Layer 2 Uplink Support in EHM
EHM Compared to Switching Mode
Requirements for Configuring VLANs in Cisco UCS Manager
Role of the vNIC in Abstracting MAC Addresses
Static IOM Pinning and Recovery from Failure
Automatic Uplink Pinning and Recovery from Failure
Configuration of Manual Uplink Pinning and Recovery from Failure
Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
Fibre Channel Switching
Fibre Channel Operating Modes
Fibre Channel Switching Mode
End Host Mode and N-Port Virtualization
Benefits and Drawbacks of Fibre Channel Switching and EHM
Multipath I/O
Configuring VSANs in the Cisco UCS Manager
Creating VSANs and FCoE VLANs in the Cisco UCS
Role of vHBAs when Abstracting WWNNs and WWPNs into a Service Profile
Configuring Manual Uplink Pinning and Recovery from Failure
Supporting Disjointed Layer 2 Domains with Cisco UCS Manager
Disjointed Layer 2 Domains
Network Implications of Disjointed Layer 2 Domains
Configuring Disjointed Layer 2 Domains

Module 3: Configuring and Managing UCS Virtual Resources

Creating Identity and Resource Pools
Rationale for Creating Identity and Resource Pools
Configure UUID Pools
Configure MAC Pools
Configure WWN Pools
Configure IQN Pools
Configure Server Pools
Creating Service Profiles
Purpose and Benefits of Service Profiles
Configuring a BIOS Policy to Enable Virtualization Features
Configuring an Adapter Policy
Create a QoS System Class
Configure IPMI and SoL Policies
Configure a Scrub Policy for Local Disks and BIOS
Simple Compared to Expert Service Profile Wizards
Simple Service Profile Wizard
Expert Service Profile Wizard
Creating Service Profile Templates and Cloning Service Profiles
Service Profile Templates
Creating Differentiated Service Profile Templates
Automating Creation of a Server Farm using Service Profile Templates
Hidden Pitfalls when using Updating Templates
Unbind a Service Profile from its Template
Cloning a Service Profile
Managing Service Profiles
Associating and Disassociating a Service Profile to a Server Blade
Changes to a Service Profile that Trigger a Cisco UUOS Update
Planning the Organization where a Service Profile is Created
Moving a Service Profile to a New Server Blade in the Event of Hardware Failure
Management IP Address, KVM, and Virtual Media
Supported Operating Systems and Boot Options
Creating Logical Service Profiles that Boot from iSCSI with Cisco UCS 2.0
Creating a Service Profile that Boots from iSCSI
Creating an iSCSI Adapter Policy
Creating an IQN Pool
Creating an iSCSI Authentication Profile
Installing and Booting ESXi
Installing and Booting Windows 2008 R2 or R2-SP1
Installing and Booting RHEL
Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX
vCenter Integration Methods
Provisioning VMware ESXi Servers with a Cisco VEM
Provisioning the Secure Connection from Cisco UCS Manager to vCenter Server
Provisioning Port Profiles and Port Profile Clients
Provisioning a Dynamic vNIC Connection Policy and BIOS Policy for Cisco VM-FEX
Joining ESXi Hosts to the DVS
Provision VMs to Consume Port Groups on the DVS
Managing Virtual Resources
Overall Framework of RBAC in Cisco UCS
Configuring Local Users, Roles, and Privileges
Configuring Organizations and Locales
Effective Rights of a User, as an Intersection of Mapped Roles and Locales
Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database
Supported Backup Types and Functions
Import Operations and Disaster Recovery Restore Operations
Configuring a Backup Job
Verifying Backup Creation and Execution
Configuring an Import Job to Restore the AAA User Database
Configuring the Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects for a Disaster Recovery Restore Operation
Managing High Availability
High-Availability Cluster Connection Requirements for Cisco UCS B-Series
Intercluster Communications and Synchronization of the Cisco UCS Manager Database
How the Cisco UCS 5108 Chassis Serial EEPROM Resolves Split-Brain Issues in the High-Availability Cluster
Cluster Partition-in-Space and Cluster Partition-in-Time Conditions
Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
Updating Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
Direct Upgrade of Cisco IMC, IOM, and Mezzanine Adapter Firmware
Firmware Updates Using a Service Profile
Differences Between Firmware Processes Used by Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects and CIMC, IOMs, and Adapters

Module 4: Configuring Cisco UCS C-Series Features

Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
Cisco UCS C-Series
Managing C-Series Servers
Describing FEX Connectivity
Using Cisco UCS C-Series Integrated Management Controller Discovery
Configuring Cisco IMC Local User Accounts
Using the KVM Console
Configuring Virtual Media
Downloading Operating System Drivers and Utilities
Configuring IPMI
Configuring the SoL Protocol
Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Server Connectivity Options
Cisco UCS P81E and 1225 VICs
Describe the networking options for the Cisco UCS C-Series
Upgrading Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware
Cisco UCS C-Series Host Upgrade Utility
Downloading the Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware
Installing the Cisco IMC Firmware
Recovering from a Corrupted BIOS


Lab 1-1: Performing Initial Configuration
Lab 3-1: Configuring Resource Pools
Lab 3-2: Creating Logical Service Profiles
Lab 3-3: Creating Logical Service Profiles That Boot from iSCSI with Cisco UCS 2.0
Lab 3-4: Configuring Cisco UCS Manager for Cisco VM-FEX
Lab 3-5: Backing Up and Importing Configuration Data
Lab 3-6: Upgrading Cisco UCS Components