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Configuring Data Center Unified Computing v3.0 (DCUCS)


Duration: 5 days

The Configuring Data Center Unified Computing course is a product training course designed to familiarize data center engineers, architects and Cisco partners with the Cisco UCS B-series and C-series products.

This course prepares individuals for implementing and maintaining Cisco UCS hardware with a strong emphasis on best practices. The Configuring Data Center Unified Computing course also addresses relevant additional features added by Version 2.1 Cisco UCS Software Release.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Cisco UCS architecture
  • Describe Cisco UCS LAN connectivity configuration
  • Describe Cisco UCS B-Series SAN connectivity configuration Describe how to configure and manage the servers within Cisco UCS Describe how to configure Cisco UCS virtualization
  • Describe how to configure Cisco UCS administration
  • Describe Cisco UCS C-Series features


Module 1: Cisco UCS Architecture

  • Lesson 1-1: Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components
  • Lesson 1-2: Describing Cisco UCS User Interfaces
  • Lesson 1-3: Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity and High Availability
  • Lesson 1-4: Using RBAC and Organizations
  • Lesson 1-5: Module Summary
  • Lesson 1-6: Module Self-Check

Module 2: Cisco UCS LAN Connectivity

  • Lesson 2-1: Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 2-2: Configuring LAN Identity and Resource Pools
  • Lesson 2-3: Configuring Compute Node LAN Policies
  • Lesson 2-4: Module Summary
  • Lesson 2-5: Module Self-Check

Module 3: Cisco UCS SAN Connectivity

  • Lesson 3-1: Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 3-2: Configuring Advanced Compute Node SAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 3-3: Configuring SAN Identity and Resource Pools
  • Lesson 3-4: Module Summary
  • Lesson 3-5: Module Self-Check

Module 4: Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Servers

  • Lesson 4-1: Configuring Server Identity and Resource Pools
  • Lesson 4-2: Configuring Server Policies
  • Lesson 4-3: Configuring Templates and Service Profiles
  • Lesson 4-4: Managing Service Profiles
  • Lesson 4-5: Configuring Logical Service Profiles that Boot from iSCSI
  • Lesson 4-6: Module Summary
  • Lesson 4-7: Module Self-Check

Module 5: Configuring Cisco UCS Virtualization

  • Lesson 5-1: Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX
  • Lesson 5-2: Configuring Cisco UCS SR-IOV
  • Lesson 5-3: Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX Integration for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
  • Lesson 5-4: Configuring the Cisco UCS VM-FEX for KVM SR-IOV
  • Lesson 5-5: Module Summary
  • Lesson 5-6: Module Self-Check

Module 6: Cisco UCS Administration

  • Lesson 6-1: Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database
  • Lesson 6-2: Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
  • Lesson 6-3: Using Cisco UCS Management Tools
  • Lesson 6-4: Module Summary
  • Lesson 6-5: Module Self-Check

Module 7: Cisco UCS C-Series Features

  • Lesson 7-1: Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
  • Lesson 7-2: Describing Cisco USC C-Series Server Connectivity Options
  • Lesson 7-3: Using Cisco UCS C-Series IMC Discovery
  • Lesson 7-4: Upgrading Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware
  • Lesson 7-5: Module Summary
  • Lesson 7-6: Module Self-Check

Lab Details:

  • Lab 1-1: Initial Cisco UCS Configuration
  • Lab 1-2: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • Lab 1-3: Configure RBAC
  • Lab 2-1: Configure System Related Policies and Uplink Port Properties
  • Lab 2-2: Configure LAN Related Pools and Policies
  • Lab 3-1: Configure SAN Connectivity
  • Lab 3-2: Configure SAN Identity Pools and Templates
  • Lab 4-1: Configure Server-Related Features and Renaming a Service Profile
  • Lab 4-2: Configure a Service Profile that Boots from iSCSI LUN
  • Lab 5-1: Configure VM-FEX Passthrough Switching
  • Lab 6-1: Back Up and Import the System Configuration
  • Lab 7-1: Configure Server Settings with the Integrated Management Controller GUI


Who Should Attend

  • Data center engineers
  • Data center administrators
  • System engineers


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • General knowledge servers
  • Routing and switching knowledge Storage area networking knowledge Server virtualization knowledge


This course is part of the following Certifications: 

Data Center


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