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Velisa Africa is the official Global Knowledge partner in Sub-Saharan Africa. Course details : http://www.globalknowledge.ae/courses/cisco/data_center/dcuci.html

This extensively hands-on course focuses on deploying, securing, operating and maintaining the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and UCS C-Series Rack Servers for use in data centers. It covers configuring and managing Cisco UCS servers using unified I/O networking for LAN and SAN connectivity, virtualizing server hardware identifiers to enable rapid recovery of server operating system images, automating UCS deployments using UCS Central Software and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) Supervisor, configuring fault tolerance, implementing rolebased access control (RBAC), backing up and restoring system configurations, using the monitoring and troubleshooting tools in Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco IMC..

The course is designed to help students prepare for Cisco’s CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles.


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

Have attended or have knowledge equivalent to:

  • DCICN – Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking
  • DCICT – Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies
  • CCNA Routing and Switching – ICND1 and ICND2 or CCNAX (CCNABC)

Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation

  • Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors
  • Describing Cisco Unified Computing System Connectivity
  • Configuring Identity Abstraction
  • Configuring Service Profile Templates

SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Implementing iSCSI
  • Implementing Fibre Channel Port Channels
  • Implementing FCoE

Security Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Implementing Role-Based Access Control
  • Implementing External Authentication Providers
  • Implementing Key Management

Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware Updates
  • Implementing Cisco UCS Backups
  • Implementing Monitoring

Cisco Unified Computing System Automation

  • Implementing Cisco UCS Central
  • Implementing Cisco UCS Director
  • Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager


  • Lab 1: Access the Remote Lab Environment
  • Lab 2: Provision Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster
  • Lab 3: Configure Server and Uplink Ports
  • Lab 4: Configure VLANs
  • Lab 5: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Hardware Identities
  • Lab 6: Configure Basic Identity Pools
  • Lab 7: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools
  • Lab 8: Configure a Service Profile Template
  • Lab 9: Configure an iSCSI Service Profile
  • Lab 10: Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases
  • Lab 11: Configure Zoning
  • Lab 12: Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Lab 13: Configure Unified Ports on UCS Fabric Interconnects
  • Lab 14: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS C-Series Servers from SAN LUN
  • Lab 15: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS B-Series Servers from SAN LUN
  • Lab 16: Configure Organizations and Locales
  • Lab 17: Configure Job-Specific Roles
  • Lab 18: Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Lab 19: Configure a Trusted Point and KeyRing in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Lab 20: Perform Backup and Restore Activities
  • Lab 21: Implement Syslog
  • Lab 22: Deploy and Use Cisco UCS Central Lab 23: Deploy and Use Cisco IMC Supervisor
  • Lab 24: Configure Cisco UCS Manager with XML API and Cisco UCS PowerTools

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Install the UCS B-Series system out of the box and deploy service profiles using pooled identities and service profile templates
  • Configure the UCS B-Series system for deployments using iSCSI and configure B and C-Series systems for deployments using Fibre Channel for regular data access and booting
  • Configure and implement security mechanisms such as RBAC with Organizations and Locales, LDAP integration, trusted points, and key rings
  • Configure and implement monitoring with syslog and Call Home
  • Manage UCS Manager domains with UCS Central, manage multiple C-Series servers with Cisco IMC Supervisor and interact with the UCS Manager XML API

Engineers involved in deploying or maintaining a Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) solution

Recommended as preparation for exam:

  • 300-175 – DCUCI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing

This is one of four exams required for the Cisco CCNP Data Center Certification

Follow on Courses

The following courses are recommended for further study:

  • DCIT – Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure

Delegates looking to achieve their CCNP for DC will also require:

  • DCII- Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
  • DCVAI – Implementing Cisco Data Center and Virtualisation and Automation


  • DCIT – Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure


  • DCID – Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure

For more information please contact us:

Enquiries in Johannesburg and Cape Town : pauli@velisaafrica.co.za

International Enquiries : hema.chugh@globalknowledge.ae

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