Cisco® Data Center Unified Computing Implementation v5.0 (DCUCI)



Students will learn how to configure and manage Cisco UCS servers with consolidated I/O networking for LAN and SAN connectivity and learn how to virtualize server properties to enable simple and rapid mobility of server images between physical servers.

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cisco Integrators and Partners
  • Consulting Systems Engineer
  • Network Designer
  • Network Engineer
  • Server Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect
  • Network Administrators
  • Network Manager
  • Storage Administrator

Prerequisite(s) Recommended

The knowledge and skills that a student should have before attending this course:

  • CCNA and DCUFI knowledge and experience up to CCNA Data Center
  • CCNA DC equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Familiarity with server operating systems, hypervisor, and virtualization
  • Implementing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (ICSNS)
  • Familiarity with ethernet and TCP/IP networking, SANs, Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), and hypervisor technologies (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen)


  • DCUFI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0.
  • DCMDS v2.0 – Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Explain how Cisco UCS addresses key problems in Data Center server environments
  • Describe the Cisco UCS system architecture, hardware components, and options
  • Explain how to connect to and manage Cisco UCS components
  • Describe the Cisco UCS Manager
  • Explain the connectivity requirements for the Cisco UCS platform
  • Describe the process of configuring server profiles to allocate physical resources
  • Describe the maintenance processes and high-availability configuration for a Cisco UCS deployment
  • Identify common deployment scenarios for Cisco UCS
  • Explain how the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch fits in to a VMware server virtualization environment

Course Outline

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: Benefits of the Cisco Unified Computing System
• Explaining Challenges with Data Center Server Management The Cisco Unified Computing System

Module 3: The Cisco Unified Computing System Architecture
• Defining Cisco UCS Hardware Components Architectural and Feature Overview Installing Cisco Ucs Hardware

Module 4: Cisco Unified Computing System Connectivity and Management
• Describing Unified Connectivity Exploring the Unified Computing User Interfaces
• Describe Cisco UCS Startup and Shutdown Procedures
• Upgrading Software in the Cisco Unified Computing System
• Hardware Installation Verification

Module 5: The Cisco Unified Computing System Manager
• Cisco UCS Manager Fundamentals Role-Based Access Control

Module 6: Compute Node Connectivity
• Compute Node LAN Connectivity
• Compute Node SAN Connectivity

Module 7: Implementation of Server Resources
• Identity and Resource Pools Creating Service Profiles Managing Service Profiles

Module 8: Cisco Unified Computing System Maintenance
• Backup and Restore Managing High Availability Monitoring System Events

Module 9: Cisco Unified Computing System Deployments
• Cisco UCS Use Cases
• Operating System Provisioning

Module 10: Networks in a Virtual Server Environment
• Introduction to the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch
• Server Virtualization Primer
• VMware Ethernet Networking
• Cisco Nexus 1000V Architecture
• Configure VMware Switching
• Installing and Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch
• Configure Basic Cisco Nexus 1000V Networking

Module 11: Data Center Unified Computing Implementation

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