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Configuring Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCS v3.0)

Course Objectives

After finishing this course, the student will have the capacity to meet these general destinations:

  • Depict the Cisco UCS engineering
  • Depict Cisco UCS LAN availability design
  • Depict Cisco UCS B-Series SAN availability design
  • Depict how to design and deal with the servers inside Cisco UCS
  • Depict how to arrange Cisco UCS virtualization
  • Depict how to arrange Cisco UCS organization
  • Depict Cisco UCS C-Series highlights

Who Should Attend

  • General this course is essentially gone for client arrange specialists and heads whose intrigue is engaged around design of item includes. Server chairmen working with hypervisor organizing are additionally target gatherings of people for this course.
  • The essential gathering of people incorporates server farm engineers, server farm executives, and framework engineers.
  • The optional gathering of people incorporates server farm supervisors, organize designs, and counseling framework engineers.
  • The tertiary gathering of people incorporates server farm designers, arrange administrators, and program and venture chiefs.

Configuring Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCS v3.0)

Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Outline
  • Course Goal and Objectives
  • Course Flow
  • Extra References
  • Your Training Curriculum

Module 1: Cisco UCS Architecture

Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components

  • The Logical View of the Cisco UCS Architecture
  • Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco UCS Central Software
  • Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Components
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Power Requirements
  • The most effective method to Determine Supported Configurations
  • Outline

Lesson 2: Describing Cisco UCS User Interfaces

  • Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • Cisco UCS Manager Navigation Panel
  • The External Management Framework
  • The Finite State Machine
  • Blame Detection and Correction Using the Cisco UCS Manager
  • The most effective method to Connect to Cisco UCS Manager CLI Shells
  • Outline

Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity and High Availability

  • Cisco UCS Cluster Connection Requirements
  • Starting Cisco Fabric Interconnect Cluster Setup
  • Alter Cisco UCS Cluster IP Addressing from the GUI
  • The Discovery Process and Monitoring Using FSM Output
  • I/O Uplinks and Bandwidth Oversubscription with the Cisco UCS 2204/2208XP
  • Intercluster Communications and Synchronization of the Cisco UCS Manager Database
  • How the Cisco UCS 5108 SEEPROM Resolves Split-Brain Issues in the High-Availability Cluster
  • Outline

Lesson 4: Using RBAC and Organizations

  • RBAC Framework in the Cisco UCS
  • Arrange Local Users, Roles, and Privileges
  • Arrange Organizations and Locales
  • Decide the Effective Rights of a User as an Intersection of Roles and Locales
  • Benefits of the Server-Profile Role
  • Outline

Lesson 5: Module Summary

  • References

Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

Module 2: Cisco UCS LAN Connectivity

Lesson 1: Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity

  • Arrange Port Personality Mode and Unified Port Types on the Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Brought together Uplink Ports and Uplink Port Channels
  • Arrange Port Channels to Northbound Switches (LACP) or Appliances (Static)
  • Arrange Port Channels on Southbound Chassis Links (Cisco UCS 2200XP Series Fabric Extenders)
  • Ethernet End-Host Mode versus Exchanging Mode
  • Programmed Pinning and Recovery from Failure
  • Arrange VLANs
  • Arrange Organization-Aware VLANs
  • Arrange VLAN Port Count Optimization
  • Arrange VLAN Groups and Permissions
  • Outline

Lesson 2: Configuring LAN Identity and Resource Pools

  • The Benefits of Creating Identity and Resource Pools
  • Arrange MAC Pools
  • Arrange IP Pools
  • ID Pool Sequential Allocation
  • Outline

Lesson 3: Configuring Compute Node LAN Policies

  • Administration Profiles and Policies in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Design Flow Control Policies Under the Root Organization
  • Design Multicast Policies Under the Root Organization
  • The Default vNIC Behavior Policy
  • Design LAN Connectivity Policies
  • Design Network Control Policies
  • Design QoS Policies
  • Design Threshold Policies
  • Design vNIC Templates
  • Rundown

Lesson 4: Module Summary

  • References

Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module 3: Cisco UCS SAN Connectivity

Lesson 1: Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity

  • Design Fiber Channel Ports on Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects
  • Design VSANs and FCoE VLANs
  • Fiber Channel Protocol Addressing and Fiber Channel Switching
  • Fiber Channel End-Host Mode and N-Port Virtualization
  • Design Fiber Channel Switching Mode
  • Design Multihop FCoE
  • Design SAN Connectivity Policies
  • Design the Default vHBA Behavior Policy
  • Multipath I/O in Cisco UCS
  • Rundown

Lesson 2: Configuring Advanced Compute Node SAN Connectivity

  • Design Fiber Channel Zoning
  • Cisco UCS Support for Discovery of PCIe-Based Flash I/O Devices
  • Cisco UCS Provides Unified Storage Ports
  • Rundown

Lesson 3: Configuring SAN Identity and Resource Pools

  • Arrangement Resource Pools in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Design WWN Pools
  • Design IQN Pools
  • Rundown

Lesson 4: Module Summary

  • References

Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module 4: Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Servers

Lesson 1: Configuring Server Identity and Resource Pools

  • Design UUID Pools
  • Design Server Pools
  • Rundown

Lesson 2: Configuring Server Policies

  • Design General Policies
  • Design Host Firmware Packages
  • Design a BIOS Policy to Enable Virtualization Features
  • Design an Adapter Policy for VM-FEX
  • Design Virtual Connection Assignment and Distribution
  • Design Boot Policies
  • Design Maintenance Policies
  • Design Power Control Policies
  • Design Scrub Policies
  • Synopsis

Lesson 3: Configuring Templates and Service Profiles

  • Reason and Benefits of Service Profiles
  • Reason and Benefits of Service Profile Templates
  • Administration Profile Template Types
  • Design a Template in the Expert Service Profile Wizard
  • Rename a Service Profile
  • Clone a Service Profile
  • Synopsis

Lesson 4: Managing Service Profiles

  • Partner and Disassociating a Service Profile to a Server Blade
  • Changes to a Service Profile that Trigger a Cisco PNuOS Update
  • Arranging the Organization Where a Service Profile Is Created
  • Moving a Service Profile to a New Server Blade in the Event of Hardware Failure
  • Administration IP Address, KVM, and Virtual Media
  • Bolstered Operating Systems and Boot Options
  • Rundown

Lesson 5: Configuring Logical Service Profiles that Boot from iSCSI

  • Design a Service Profile That Boots from iSCSI
  • Design an iSCSI Adapter Policy
  • Design an IQN Pool
  • Design an iSCSI Authentication Profile
  • Design and Boot ESXi
  • Design and Boot Windows Server 2012
  • Design and Boot Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Rundown

Lesson 6: Module Summary

  • References

Lesson 7: Module Self-Check

Module 5: Configuring Cisco UCS Virtualization

Lesson 1: Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX

  • Virtualization and VMs
  • Design a VM-FEX Driver
  • Support for vSphere 5.1
  • vCenter Integration Methods
  • Arrangement the Secure Connection from the Cisco UCS Manager to a VMware vCenter Server
  • Arrangement Port Profiles and Port Profile Clients
  • Arrangement a Dynamic vNIC Connection Policy and BIOS Policy for Cisco VM-FEX
  • Procedure to Join ESXi Hosts to the DVS
  • Arrangement VMs to Consume Port Groups on the DVS
  • Synopsis

Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco UCS SR-IOV

  • SR-IOV and Extending the Physical Network to the VMs
  • Administration Profile, Adapter and BIOS Policy, and SR-IOV vNICs Configuration
  • Port Profile and DVS (Cluster) VM Tab Configuration
  • Synopsis

Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX Integration for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Requirements
  • Make and Attach a Dynamic vNIC Connection Policy
  • Administration by means of PowerShell and Standalone GUI
  • Synopsis

Lesson 4: Configuring the Cisco UCS VM-FEX for KVM SR-IOV

  • Linux Rx Data Path on Multi-CPU Systems for Single-Queuing Adapters and RSS-Capable Multiqueuing Adapters
  • Bolster MRQS on Linux
  • Rundown

Lesson 5: Module Summary

  • References

Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

Module 6: Cisco UCS Administration

Lesson 1: Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database

  • Cisco UCS Backup and Restore Functions
  • Bolstered Backup Types and Functions
  • Import Operations and Disaster Recovery Restore Operations
  • Designing a Backup Job
  • Check Backup Creation and Execution
  • Booked Backups
  • Design an Import Job to Restore the AAA User Database
  • Design Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects for a Disaster Recovery Restore Operation
  • Rundown

Lesson 2: Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware

  • Refreshing Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
  • Introduce Infrastructure Firmware
  • Introduce Server Firmware
  • Firmware Cross-Version Support
  • Coordinate Firmware Upgrade of Cisco IMC, IOMs, and Mezzanine Adapters
  • Firmware Updates Using a Service Profile
  • Firmware Auto Install
  • Cisco UCS Manager Upgrade Validation
  • Contrasts Between Firmware Processes Used by Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects and Cisco IMC, IOMs, and Adapters
  • Blame Suppression
  • Synopsis

Lesson 3: Using Cisco UCS Management Tools

  • Cisco UCS Central Software and Architecture
  • Enrolling Cisco UCS Manager with Cisco UCS Central Software
  • Arrangement Manager
  • Asset Manager
  • Identifier Manager
  • Tasks Manager
  • Synopsis

Lesson 4: Module Summary

Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module 7: Cisco UCS C-Series Features

Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers

  • Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
  • Synopsis

Lesson 2: Describing Cisco USC C-Series Server Connectivity Options

  • Cisco UCS 1225 VIC Adapters
  • Overseeing C-Series Servers as Standalone versus Integrated
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Server Connectivity Options
  • Outline

Lesson 3: Using Cisco UCS C-Series IMC Discovery

  • Independent Navigation of Cisco IMC
  • Arranging Cisco IMC Local User Accounts
  • Utilizing the KVM Console
  • Arranging Virtual Media
  • Arranging IPMI
  • Arranging SoL Protocol
  • Full RAID Configuration in Cisco IMC
  • Assault Controller Monitoring and Status
  • Graphical DIMM Representation
  • Arrange BIOS in Cisco IMC
  • Mounting NFS or CIFS Media to the Operating System
  • Inserted System Diagnostics
  • Outline

Lesson 4: Upgrading Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware

  • Downloading Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware
  • Cisco Host Upgrade Utility GUI
  • Outline

Lesson 5: Module Summary

Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

Lab Outline

Lab 1-1: Initial Cisco UCS Configuration

  • Errand 1: Configure the Cisco UCS 6200 Series with the Setup Wizard
  • Errand 2: Configure the Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnect Server Links
  • Errand 3: Configure the Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnect Uplinks

Lab 1-2: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI

  • Errand 1: Connect to and Navigate Cisco UCS Manager
  • Errand 2: Explore the Equipment Tab
  • Errand 3: Explore the Servers Tab
  • Errand 4: Explore the LAN Tab
  • Errand 5: Explore the SAN Tab
  • Errand 6: Explore the VM Tab
  • Errand 7: Explore the Admin Tab

Lab 1-3: Configure RBAC

  • Errand 1: Configure Organizations
  • Errand 2: Configure Locales
  • Errand 3: Configure Local Cisco UCS Manager Users
  • Errand 4: Test Local Users to Validate Locale Restrictions
  • Errand 5: Configure LDAP for External User Authentication and Authorization
  • Errand 6: Validate LDAP Role and Locale Mapping
  • Errand 7: Validate RADIUS Role and Locale Mapping
  • Errand 8: Configure RADIUS for External User Authentication and Authorization

Lab 2-1: Configure System Related Policies and Uplink Port Properties

  • Assignment 1: Configure the Chassis Discovery Policy and Server Port Channel
  • Assignment 2: Configure a Chassis Connectivity Policy
  • Assignment 3: Configure LAN Uplink Port Channels

Lab 2-2: Configure LAN Related Pools and Policies

  • Assignment 1: Configure VLANs
  • Assignment 2: Configure MAC Address Pools
  • Assignment 3: Configure a QoS System Class and a QoS Policy
  • Assignment 4: Create a vNIC Template for Your Organization
  • Assignment 5: Configure UUID Prefix and Suffix Pools for Your Organization
  • Assignment 6: Configure an Upstream Disjoint Layer 2 Network

Lab 3-1: Configure SAN Connectivity

  • Assignment 1: Configure VSANs
  • Assignment 2: Configure Fiber Channel SAN Uplinks
  • Assignment 3: Configure Fiber Channel Port Channels

Lab 3-2: Configure SAN Identity Pools and Templates

  • Assignment 1: Configure SAN Identity Pools
  • Assignment 2: Configure vHBA Templates
  • Assignment 3: Configure Fiber Channel SAN Boot Policy

Lab 4-1: Configure Server-Related Features and Renaming a Service Profile

  • Assignment 1: Configure a Server Pool Qualification Policy
  • Assignment 2: Create a Service Profile Template for Your Organization
  • Assignment 3: Create a Service Profile from the Updating Template
  • Assignment 4: Create a Host Firmware Package and Include it in a Service Profile Template
  • Assignment 5: Rename a Service Profile

Lab 4-2: Configure a Service Profile that Boots from iSCSI LUN

  • Assignment 1: Configure a Local Storage Policy
  • Assignment 2: Configure the iSCSI VLAN
  • Assignment 3: Configure a Service Profile to Boot from iSCSI LUN
  • Assignment 4: Boot VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1 from iSCSI LUN
  • Assignment 5: Disassociate the iSCSI Service Profile

Lab 5-1: Configure VM-FEX Passthrough Switching

  • Assignment 1: Install VMware ESXi 5.1 on Service Profile East_SP1
  • Assignment 2: Configure a Service Profile for East_SP2
  • Assignment 3: Install VMware ESXi 5.1 on Service Profile East_SP2
  • Assignment 4: Configure a Dynamic vNIC Template
  • Assignment 5: Configure a BIOS Policy
  • Assignment 6: Configure Service Profile Template to Operate East_SP1 in VM-FEX Mode
  • Assignment 7: Configure Service Profile East_SP2 to Operate in VM-FEX Mode
  • Undertaking 8: Install Cisco VM-FEX Virtual Ethernet Modules on East_SP1 and East_SP2
  • Undertaking 9: Add ESXi Hosts to vCenter Server Inventory
  • Undertaking 10: Configure vMotion Port Group on ESXi Host P1-B-ESX.DC.Local
  • Undertaking 11: Configure vMotion Port Group on ESXi Host P2-B-ESX.DC.Local
  • Undertaking 12: Configure East-VMTraffic Port Group on ESXi Hosts P1-B-ESX.DC.Local and P2-B-ESX.DC.Local
  • Undertaking 13: Add Two Microsoft Windows 7 Virtual Machines to P1-B-ESX.DC.Local Inventory
  • Undertaking 14: Configure vCenter Integration in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Undertaking 15: Add ESXi Hosts to the DVS
  • Undertaking 16: Test DirectPath I/O Connectivity Over VM-FEX

Lab 6-1: Back Up and Import the System Configuration

  • Undertaking 1: Create a Full State Backup
  • Undertaking 2: Create a Configuration Backup
  • Undertaking 3: Create an Import Job to Restore a Configuration Backup File

Lab 7-1: Configure Server Settings with the Integrated Management Controller GUI

  • Undertaking 1: Verify Network Interface Properties
  • Undertaking 2: Verify the System Event Log
  • Undertaking 3: Create Global Hot Spare and Virtual RAID Drives

Prerequisites

The information and aptitudes that a student must have before going to this course are as per the following:

  • General information of servers
  • Directing and exchanging information
  • Capacity region organizing information
  • Server virtualization learning

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