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DCUCD v4.0 - Data Center Unified Computing Design On-Site Training

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DCUCD v4.0 - Data Center Unified Computing Design

Course Description/Agenda

In this course, you will learn how to choose and design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center unified computing and virtualization solutions. These solutions are based on the Cisco data center product portfolio with a Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) as a centerpiece integrated with contemporary server virtualization solutions, such as VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V R2, and Citrix for Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure [VXI], and operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows and Linux. You'll also learn how to evaluate existing data center computing solutions, determine the requirements, and design Cisco data center unified computing and virtualization solutions.

With heavy focus on systems solutions, design, and product placement in this newly updated course, you will walk through Cisco's UCS B-Series and UCS C-Series components, giving special attention to the individual components of a complete solution and how to position a Cisco UCS design in various types of environments. Hands-on configuration labs and scenario-driven case studies reinforce the information you'll cover.

This course includes a six-hour e-Learning component (VIrt101-ELT) covering virtualization basics and server architecture that you should complete before attending class.

What You'll Learn

  • Evaluate the Cisco UCS solution design process in regards to the contemporary data center challenges, the Cisco Data Center Business Advantage architectural framework, and components
  • Use the reconnaissance and analysis tools to assess computing solution performance characteristics and requirements
  • Hardware components of the Cisco UCS and select proper hardware
  • Server deployment model for small and large scale environments
  • Propose a solution management design for a given environment
  • Advanced Cisco UCS server deployment model
  • Calculate the ROI and TCO for the solution using the Cisco UCS ROI tool
  • Design a migration plan for an existing implementation to a Cisco UCS solution
  • Configure Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers with Cisco UCS Manager
  • Configure Cisco UCS C-Series blade servers with Cisco IMC
  • Implement Service Profiles and blade configuration for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESXi v4.1 and 5
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager to support VMware PTS and DirectPath I/O

Who Should Attend

  • Data center designers, administrators, engineers, and managers
  • System engineers

Course Prerequisites

  • Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN)
  • Linux or Windows system administration familiarity

Course Outline

1. Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Solution

  • Analyzing Data Center Computing Solutions
  • Identifying a Cisco UCS Solution
  • Evaluating Server Deployment Options
  • Defining a Cisco UCS Solution Design

2. Assess Computing Solution Requirements

  • Analyzing Performance Characteristics
  • Employing Data Center Reconnaissance and Analysis Tools

3. Design Cisco UCS Solution

  • Evaluating and Sizing Cisco UCS C-Series Architecture
  • Evaluating and Sizing Cisco UCS B-Series Architecture
  • Planning Physical Deployment
  • Examining and Designing the Cisco UCS Network and Storage
  • Identifying Solution Network and Storage Requirements

4. Design Server Deployment

  • Cisco UCS Server Deployment Model

5. Design Cisco UCS Solution Management

  • Examining Cisco UCS Solution Management

6. Design Advanced Server Deployment

  • Evaluating Cisco UCS Deployment with Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Evaluating Cisco UCS Integration with VMware vSphere
  • Evaluating Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus 1000V Integration with VMware vSphere

7. Evaluate Cisco UCS Solutions

  • Evaluating Solution Design
  • Determining Solution ROI and TCO

8. Plan Migration to Cisco UCS Solution

  • Designing a Migration Plan


Lab 1: Analyze the Existing Computing Solution

Lab 2: Size the Small Cisco UCS Solution

Lab 3: Size the Large Cisco UCS Solution

Lab 4: Plan the Physical Deployment

Lab 5: Design the Cisco Unified Computing System Solution Management

Lab 6: Design the Server Deployment for Microsoft Hyper-V

Lab 7: Design the Server Deployment for VMware vSphere

Lab 8: Design the Server Deployment for VMware vSphere with Cisco Nexus 1000V


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