CCNP DC Unified Computing


Cisco CCNP Data Center certification exam and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this on deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and UCS C-Series Rack Servers for use in data centers. The hands-on course 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 role-based access control (RBAC), backing up and restoring system configurations, and using the monitoring and troubleshooting tools in Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco IMC

CCNP Data Center certification provides the knowledge to install, configure, and maintain data center technology. Gain grounding in data center infrastructure, data center networking concepts and technologies, storage networking, unified computing, network virtualization, data center automation and orchestration, and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

12 days

Intended Audience
  • Network Designer
  • Server Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Consulting Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect
  • Cisco Integrators/Partners

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What you'll learn
  • Cisco UCS Server Form Factors
  • Cisco Unified Computing System Connectivity
  • Configuring Identity Abstraction
  • Configuring Service Profile Templates
  • Configuring iSCSI
  • Configuring Fibre Channel Port Channels
  • Configuring Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
  • Configuring Role-Based Access Control
  • Configuring External Authentication Providers
  • Configuring Key Management
  • Configuring Cisco UCS Firmware Updates
  • Configuring Cisco UCS Backups
  • Configuring Monitoring
  • Configuring Cisco UCS Central
  • Configuring Cisco UCS Director
  • Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager
Lab Topics

Configure Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster

Implement Server and Uplink Ports

Implement VLANs

Implement a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Hardware Identities

Implement Basic Identity Pools

Configuration of Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools

Implement a Service Profile Template

Implement an iSCSI Service Profile

Implement Pod-Specific Device Aliases and Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager

Configure Unified Ports on UCS Fabric Interconnects

Installation VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS C-Series Servers from SAN LUN

Installation VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS B-Series Servers from SAN LUN

Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users with Microsoft Active Directory

Configure a Trusted Point and KeyRing in Cisco UCS Manager

Perform Backup and Restore Activities

Implement Syslog, Deploy and Use Cisco UCS Central, and Deploy and Use Cisco IMC Supervisor

Configure Cisco UCS Manager with XML API and Cisco UCS PowerTools

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