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Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)

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1: Implement Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
  • Implementing Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosures
    • Unpack the Cisco R42610 rack enclosure
    • Remove the Cisco R-Series rack from the pallet
    • Secure the Cisco R-Series rack to the floor
    • Join Cisco R42610 racks into a suite
    • Install a Cisco RP208-30-U-1 PDU
    • Remove and install side panels
    • Remove and install Cisco R-Series rack doors
    • Use cabling portholes
  • Installing Cisco UCS C-Series Server Hardware
    • Review ESD precautions
    • Review how to open Cisco UCS C-Series cases
    • Compare PCIe riser cards across Cisco UCS C-Series models
    • Describe CPU population rules for dual- and quad-socket servers
    • Describe the importance of color coding internal Cisco UCS C-Series components
    • Describe DRAM installation and population rules
    • Describe fan replacement
    • Describe power supply replacement
  • Installing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers in a Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosure
    • Install the slide-rail assembly into the Cisco R42610 rack enclosure
    • Attach the mounting brackets to the server
    • Insert the server into the slide rail
    • Attach the cable management arm
    • Connect the Cisco UCS C-Series server to the PDU
    • Connect management and data cables
  • Updating Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware with the Host Upgrade Utility
    • Download the Cisco UCS Host Upgrade Utility from Cisco.com
    • Enable KVM and virtual media in Cisco Integrated Management Controller
    • Describe the session options that are available in the KVM
    • Launch virtual media and map the Cisco UCS Host Upgrade Utility ISO image
    • Perform an upgrade of all components
  • Provisioning Monitoring and Logging on the Cisco UCS C-Series Server
    • Provision SNMP
    • Provision syslog destinations for server logging data
    • Access data from the system event log
    • Export technical support information
  • Provisioning LAN and SAN Connectivity in the Cisco Integrated Management Controller
    • Provision the Cisco UCS P81E VIC to allow FCoE
    • Provision a locally administered MAC address for the A- and B-side 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
    • Enable RSS on Ethernet adapters
    • Provision locally administered addresses for the Fibre Channel interface WWPN and WWNN
    • Provision the Fibre Channel boot target for the A- and B-side Fibre Channel interfaces
  • Provisioning RAID on the Cisco UCS C-Series Server
    • Describe the characteristics of RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10
    • Boot the server in the KVM and access the LSI MegaRAID web user interface
    • Add all local hard drives to a RAID 5 array and save the configuration
  • Installing VMware ESXi on the Cisco UCS C-Series Server Local RAID Array
    • Open a KVM session to the Cisco UCS C-Series server
    • Map virtual media to the ESXi installer ISO image
    • Install ESXi on the local RAID array
    • Boot ESXi from the local RAID array
    • Configure a management IP address for the ESXi server
    • Connect to the ESXi server with the VMware vSphere Client utility and connect to the VMware File System shared storage LUN on the Fibre Channel storage system
2: Manage the Cisco UCS B-Series
  • Implementing RBAC
    • Describe the overall framework of RBAC in the Cisco UCS B-Series
    • Implement local users, roles, and privileges
    • Implement organizations and locales
    • Describe the effective rights of a user as an intersection of roles and locales mapped to a user
    • Implement LDAP providers and provider groups
    • Implement LDAP (Microsoft Active Directory) as an external authentication and authorization service
    • Implement Cisco UCS roles mapping to LDAP (Active Directory) attributes with LDAP provider maps
  • Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
    • Describe where to find Cisco UCS firmware packages on Cisco.com
    • Update Cisco UCS firmware
    • Direct upgrade of mezzanine adapter, Cisco Integrated Management Controller, and IOM firmware
    • Describe software updates on the fabric interconnect
    • Describe the requirement for firmware updates via host firmware packages in the service profile
    • Describe the differences between the firmware processes of Cisco UCS fabric interconnect and IOM, Cisco Integrated Management Controller, and adapter
    • Describe how to update and activate the hardware capability catalog
  • Implementing Backup, Import, and Restore of the Cisco UCS Manager Database
    • Differentiate between the supported backup types and the database objects to which they map in the Cisco UCS Manager database
    • Differentiate between an import operation and a disaster recovery restore operation
    • Implement a backup job
    • Implement backup jobs to preserve abstracted identities
    • Verify that the backup is created and executed
    • Implement an import job to restore the AAA user database
    • Verify that the AAA user database is restored
    • Configure the Cisco UCS 6100/6200 Series Fabric Interconnect for disaster recovery restore
  • Implementing Logging and Monitoring
    • Describe Cisco UCS Manager management interfaces
    • Describe the fault management system and evaluate fault severity levels
    • Use the audit log to track administrative changes to the Cisco UCS Manager database
    • Describe Cisco UCS Manager operations subject to FSM validation and how to interpret FSM output
    • Implement logging options including local buffer, console, and external syslog servers
    • Use system event log and system event log policies
    • Implement the Smart Call Home feature
    • Validate the Smart Call Home feature
    • Configure settings for logs, events, and faults
    • Configure SPAN to allow protocol analysis
  • Implementing High Availability
    • Describe high-availability cluster connection requirements for Cisco UCS B-Series
    • Describe intercluster communications and Cisco UCS Manager database synchronization
    • Differentiate between cluster partition-in-time and partition-in-space split-brain conditions
    • Describe how the Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis SEEPROM resolves a split-brain issue in the high-availability cluster
    • Modify cluster IP addressing from the Cisco UCS Manager GUI and CLI
3: Implement Cisco UCS B-Series Connectivity
  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity
    • Describe the relationship between I/O uplinks and bandwidth oversubscription with generation 2 hardware
    • Describe the Cisco UCS 2204/2208XP IOM architecture including CMC, I/O MUX, and chassis management switch
    • Describe the relationship between I/O uplinks and bandwidth oversubscription with generation 1 hardware
    • Describe the Cisco UCS 2104XP IO module architecture including CMC, I/O MUX, and chassis management switch
    • Describe the features of the Cisco UCS VIC 1280 and VIC 1240
    • Compare the number of virtual interfaces available on the Cisco UCS M81KR VIC and the VIC 1280
    • Describe new mezzanine cards including M51, M61, and M72
    • Describe the Cisco Integrated Management Controller management component of the B-Series blades
    • Describe the creation of port channels from the Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnect to the 2204/2208XP IOM
    • Describe the difference between server and uplink port personalities in the fabric interconnect
    • Describe the chassis discovery process and monitor using the FSM
    • Configure the chassis discovery policy
  • Installing Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware
    • Describe the ESD precautions that are necessary when installing Cisco UCS B-Series components
    • List the steps for opening the case of half- and full-slot blade servers
    • List the steps for physical installation of rack-mount slides in the enclosure and on the Cisco UCS 5108 chassis
    • List the steps for installation and removal of CPU, RAM, and mezzanine cards in Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers
    • List the steps for physical installation and removal of local hard drives
    • List the steps for physical installation of half- and full-slot blade servers
    • List the steps for physical installation of IOMs and power supplies in the Cisco UCS 5108 chassis
    • List the steps for physical installation and removal of fan units
    • List the steps for physical installation and removal of SFP+ copper twinax and optical modules
  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series LAN Connectivity
    • Differentiate between uplink, server, appliance, FCoE storage, and monitoring Ethernet port personalities of 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on the Cisco UCS fabric interconnect
    • Describe the requirements and configuration of port channels from the Cisco UCS fabric interconnect to a northbound switch
    • Describe end-host mode and its importance in forwarding over multiple Layer 2 links and maintaining a loop-free topology
    • Differentiate end-host mode with switched mode
    • Describe the requirements to configure VLANs in Cisco UCS Manager
    • Describe the role of vNICs to abstract MAC addresses into a service profile
    • Describe the automatic pinning process and recovery from failure
    • Describe the configuration of manual pinning and recovery from failure
    • Describe the configuration of disjoint Layer 2 domains
  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Connectivity
    • Describe Fibre Channel switching
    • Describe NPV
    • Differentiate between Fibre Channel uplink, Fibre Channel storage, and Fibre Channel monitoring port personalities of 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on the Cisco UCS fabric interconnect
    • Differentiate between benefits and drawbacks of Fibre Channel switching and NPV
    • Describe how NPIV allows a single N Port to be associated with multiple FCIDs
    • Describe the requirements and configuration of VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
    • Describe the role of the vHBA to abstract WWNNs and WWPNs into a service profile
    • Describe the automatic pinning process and recovery from failure
    • Describe the configuration of manual pinning and recovery from failure
    • Differentiate Ethernet failover from Fibre Channel multipath I/O recovery
4: Provision Cisco UCS Compute Resources
  • Provisioning the Cisco UCS Cluster
    • Configure the primary cluster peer from the fabric interconnect console
    • Configure the secondary cluster peer from the fabric interconnect console and join to the cluster
    • Log into the Cisco UCS Manager GUI and assign a pool of management IP addresses for server management
  • Provisioning LAN Networking
    • Provision VLANs for single fabric, both fabrics, and both fabrics configured differently
    • Provision VLAN ranges
    • Provision private VLANs
    • Provision Ethernet uplinks
    • Provision Ethernet uplink port channels
    • Provision fabric port channels from the Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect to a Cisco 2204/2208 IOM
    • Provision FCoE storage ports
    • Provision appliance ports and prune VLANs
  • Provisioning SAN Networking
    • Provision VSANs for single fabric, both fabrics, and both fabrics configured differently
    • Provision Fibre Channel uplinks and VSAN trunking
    • Provision Fibre Channel port channels
    • Provision direct-attach Fibre Channel storage ports and default zoning
  • Provisioning Resource Pools in Cisco UCS Manager
    • Provision server pools
    • Provision server pool autoplacement
    • Provision UUID pools
    • Provision MAC pools
    • Provision WWNN pools
    • Provision WWPN pools
    • Provision iSCSI initiator pools
  • Provisioning Server Policies in Cisco UCS Manager
    • Provision a service profile using the expert service profile wizard
    • Implement pools and policies in the service profile
    • Associate a service profile to a server
    • Describe the Cisco UCS Utility Operating System
    • Observe the association process using the FSM
  • Provisioning Service Profiles from Templates in Cisco UCS Manager
    • Describe the requirements of service profile templates
    • Describe the difference between initial templates and updating templates, including operational caveats
    • Provision a vNIC template using the template wizard
    • Provision a vHBA template using the template wizard
    • Provision a service profile template using the template wizard
    • Provision multiple servers from a service profile template
    • Clone a service profile
  • Provisioning Cisco UCS C-Series Server Integration in Cisco UCS Manager
    • Describe the benefits of C-Series integration
    • Describe the physical connectivity requirements for C-Series integration
    • Install version 1.2 C-Series server firmware to allow integration with Cisco UCS prior to version 2.0(2xx)
    • Describe the C-Series discovery process

5: Implement Cisco UCS Server Virtualization Features
  • Provisioning Cisco VM-FEX and Cisco VM-FEX Universal Pass-Through
    • Describe VMware vSwitch and vDS
    • Describe Cisco Nexus 1000V switching
    • Describe Cisco VM-FEX
    • Describe Cisco VM-FEX universal pass-through
  • Provisioning Cisco VM-FEX
    • Provision VMware ESXi servers with a Cisco VEM
    • Provision the secure connection from Cisco UCS Manager to VMware vCenter Server
    • Provision port profiles and push to vCenter as port groups
    • Provision a dynamic vNIC connection policy and BIOS policy for Cisco VM-FEX
    • Join ESXi hosts to the DVS
    • Provision VMs to consume port groups on the DVS
  • Provisioning Cisco VM-FEX Universal Pass-Through
    • Describe VMware requirements for universal pass-through mode
    • Provision a dynamic vNIC connection policy for Cisco VM-FEX universal pass-through
    • Provision a BIOS policy for Cisco VM-FEX universal pass-through
    • Associate universal pass-through policies to a service profile
    • Provision a port profile for universal pass-through mode
    • Provision VMs to connect to DirectPath I/O interfaces
    • Verify universal pass-through mode
Course Labs
  • Lab 1-1: Perform Initial C-Series Implementation
  • Lab 1-2: Update Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware from the Cisco UCS Host Upgrade Utility
  • Lab 1-3: Implement LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Lab 1-4: Install VMware ESXi on the Local RAID and Verify SAN Connectivity
  • Lab 2-1: Provision Cisco UCS Ethernet Connectivity and Management IP Pools
  • Lab 2-2: Configure RBAC
  • Lab 2-3: Back Up and Restore Cisco UCS Manager Database Objects
  • Lab 2-4: Configure Logging in Cisco UCS
  • Lab 4-1: Provision Identity and Resource Pools
  • Lab 4-2: Provision Mobile Service Profiles from Updating Templates
  • Lab 4-3: Test High Availability
  • Lab 5-1: Provision VMware Integration
  • Lab 5-2: Provision M81-KR Cisco VM-FEX
  • Lab 5-3: Provision M81-KR Cisco VM-FEX Universal Pass-Through