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Course Objectives


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:


Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) 5.0
Course Content

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) is designed to serve the needs of engineers who implement Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series Blade Servers and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers.

  • Install Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosures in the data center.
  • Use 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.
  • Implement system management, maintenance, and high availability services for Cisco UCS B-Series.
  • Maintain Cisco UCS in a high-availability configuration Implement generation 1 and generation 2 connectivity.
  • Implement LAN & SAN connectivity for Cisco UCS B-Series hardware.
  • Provision VLANs and fabric interconnect uplinks for server connectivity to the Layer 3 data center cloud
  • Provision VSANs and fabric interconnect Fibre Channel uplinks for server connectivity to the data center storage cloud.
  • Provision service profiles with initial and updating templates Implement virtualization features.
  • Provision Cisco VM-FEX

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction
  • Implement Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
  • Manage the Cisco UCS B-Series
  • Implement Cisco UCS B-Series Connectivity
  • Provision Cisco UCS Compute Resources
  • Implementing Cisco UCS Server Virtualization Features

Lab – 1 (4 hours duration)
Lab – 2 (4 hours duration)
Lab – 3 (4 hours duration)

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) 5.0 Course Content

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) v5.0 is a 5-day instructor led training course designed for Systems and Field Engineers, Consulting Systems Engineers, Technical Solutions Architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series, and the Cisco MDS. The course covers the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, and manage the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series, and the Cisco MDS in the network and SAN environment.



Course Objectives

The goal of the course is to develop competency in learners that will enable them to implement data center components such as the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series, the Cisco MDS, and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series.

The only product specific features, installation details or configuration details in the course are focused on data center functionality and interconnectivity. Details about Cisco Nexus product related features are moved from DCUFI to the Cisco Nexus product courses.


Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Unified Fabric Products Overview
Module 2: Cisco NX-OS Software Feature Configuration
Module 3: Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration
Module 4: Cisco Nexus Series Switch Management
Module 5: Cisco Nexus Storage Features


Lab – 1 (4 hours duration)
Lab – 2 (4 hours duration)
Lab – 3 (4 hours duration)
Lab – 4 (4 hours duration)


Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT) 5.0
Course Content

The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT) v5.0 is a 3-day course designed to prepare system engineers and implementers with the knowledge and hands-on experience to troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers operating in standalone and integrated modes. The course offers the student hands-on experience with configuration procedures and a familiarity with common troubleshooting scenarios and recommended solutions.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
Describe the Cisco UCS B-Series architecture, installation, and configuration, and the processes and tools for determining related issues

  • Describe troubleshooting processes on the standalone Cisco UCS C-series
  • Describe the valid Cisco UCS C-Series integrated architecture and the process of determining issues related to integration of Cisco UCS C-Series server with Cisco UCS Manager

Course Outline
Course Introduction


Module 1: Cisco UCS B-Series Troubleshooting
Module 2: Cisco UCS C-Series Troubleshooting
Module 3: Cisco UCS C-Series Integration Troubleshooting


Lab – 1 (4 hours duration)
Lab – 2 (4 hours duration)


Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT) 5.0

Course Content


Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFTS) v5.0 is a 3-day instructor led training course designed for Systems and Field Engineers, Consulting Systems Engineers, and Cisco integrators and partners who install , implement, maintain and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches, the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders, and the Cisco MDS Series Multilayer Fabric Switches. The course covers the key components and procedures needed to troubleshoot and resolve common issues with the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the Cisco MDS Series, and the Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders in the network and SAN environment.
Course Objectives
The goal of the course is to emphasize troubleshooting and repair of Cisco Data Center architecture components such as features and protocols available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the Cisco MDS Series, and the Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders.
Problem analysis and repair are the focus.
Configuration and implementation details are presented only to augment the troubleshooting process or to help the student understand the issue at hand.
Details about Cisco Nexus implementation are available in the DCUFI course or in the product specific courses.

Course Outline
Module 1: Troubleshooting Tools and Methodologies
Module 2: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Issues
Module 3: Troubleshooting SAN Switching Issues
Module 4: Troubleshooting FCoE Issues
Module 5: Troubleshooting Platform Specific Issues

Lab – 1 (4 hours duration)
Lab – 2 (4 hours duration)