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UCSIW10 - UCS Introduction Workshop v1.0


This course will be looking through the installation and provisioning of server hardware, operating systems, hypervisors, and applications. Much of the content is devoted to management and maintenance. It covers the implementation and operation of Cisco UCS in a Data Center environment.


  • Overview on Data Center Architectures
  • Challenges in present day Data Center
  • Introduction to Cisco UCS platform
  • Overview on Cisco UCS Product portfolio
  • B series, C Series, M Series, UCS mini
  • Understanding various components of UCS B series and C series
  • Understanding the usability of the UCS Manager software
  • Understanding the physical connections Serverup links, LAN and SAN
  • Learning the service profile creation Simple,from template
  • Hypervisors VMWareESXi
  • Overview on Cisco UCS Management tools UCS Central, UCS Director


Data Center Engineers, System architects, Network administrators and Systems administrators


1. Overview – Data CenterArchitectures

2.Overview – Cisco Unified Computing system

3. Hardware Model comparison

4. Understanding the Cisco UCSComponents

  • Fabric Interconnects
  • 62XX and 63XX
  • UCS Mini
  • Chassis
  • I/O Adapters & Modules
  • Blades
  • Rack

5. Managing Cisco Unified ComputingSystem Hardware

  • Setting up Management IP Pools
  • Setting up Resource Pools

6.Understanding Cisco UCSB-Series Networking Connectivity

  • Physical Connectivity Configuration
  • Cisco UCS B-Series LAN &SANConnectivity Configuration

7.Provision Cisco UCS ComputeResources

  • Provision LAN & SAN Networking
  • Provisioning Resource Pools inCiscoUCS Manager
  • Provisioning Server Policies inCiscoUCS Manager

8. Hypervisors Implementation andConfiguration

  • VMWare ESXi

9. Overview on Cisco UCS Management tools

  • UCS Central
  • UCS Director


  • Exploring Cisco UCS Hardware
  • Creating Simple Service profiles
  • Configuring Resource Pools
  • Reporting
  • Creating a service profile form a template


  • CCNA DC equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Server operating systems,hypervisor and virtualization familiarity


This course is not associated with any Certification.


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