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Administering Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System with Intersight (DCUCAI)

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4 Days

24 CPD hours

About this course

The primary audience for this course is as follows:
Systems Administrators and Engineers
Technical Solutions Architects
Systems Integrators
Channel Partners
Value-Added Resellers


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
Understand the B-Series and C-Series product line similarities and differences
Describe the Intersight support for C-Series standalone and UCS managed architectures
Describe Cisco Intersight and how it can be used to manage UCS and Hyperflex
Understand the process for upgrading B-Series and C-Series Firmware with UCSM and Intersight
Administering service profiles, pools, and policies with UCSM and Intersight
Understanding RBAC with Active Directory integration
Administering backup and restores in UCS Manager
Learn and discuss the various management tools for Cisco UCS including Intersight
Perform basic troubleshooting of B-Series and C-Series in normal operations with UCSM and Intersight
Describe how to get started with Intersight programmability


DCUCAI, Administering Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System with Intersight is a 3-day instructor-led course. In this Cisco UCS server training course, you will become experienced with the administration and troubleshooting of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series and C-Series servers including using Cisco Intersight for UCS management. This custom-built Cisco UCS training class was developed by NterOne using the best lessons from all available Cisco server courses to maximize the learning experience for individuals who want to focus on day-to-day administration using Cisco UCS Manager or Intersight as the primary interface.
Using real-world scenarios and examples, this Cisco training course will explore all the components of the UCS B-Series and C-Series solutions from a day-to-day administrative point of view. Learn C-Series standalone, C-Series under UCS Manager, B-Series administration, troubleshooting, and management tools used to support basic UCS and multi-cluster support with UCS Central, as well as using Cisco Intersight for UCS and Hyperflex operations and management.

Module 1: UCS Infrastructure Components with Intersight
  • Cisco UCS Product Line, Use Cases, and Components
  • Introducing Cisco Intersight
  • Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
Module 2: Administering Cisco UCS with Intersight
  • Managing Virtual Resources
  • Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
  • Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
  • Creating Identity and Resource Pools
  • Creating Service Profiles
  • Creating Service Profile Templates and Cloning Service Profiles
  • Managing Service Profiles
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Operation
  • Backing Up & Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database
  • Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
Module 3: Administering UCS Management Tools with Intersight
  • Describing Cisco UCS User Interfaces
  • Exploring Intersight User Interfaces
  • Describing Cisco UCS Management Framework & Features
  • Describing Cisco UCS Hyperflex
  • Getting Started with Intersight Programmability
Lab Outline:
  • Labs are designed to assure learners a whole practical experience, through the following practical activities:
  • Connecting to the Lab Environment
  • Explore the Cisco UCS GUI and CLI Environment
  • Explore the Cisco Intersight Dashboard and claim devices
  • Create Users, Groups, Roles and Organizations in Intersight
  • Provision Identity and Resource Pools in UCSM
  • Provision Mobile Service Profiles from Updating Templates
  • Backup and Restore Cisco UCS Manager Database Objects
  • Configure Logging in Cisco Intersight
  • Create LAN and SAN Network Policies in Intersight
  • Build a Server Profile and deploy to a UCS blade from Intersight
  • Using Intersight to upgrade Firmware
  • Install an OS from Intersight
  • Using Rest API to Query UCSM Objects in Intersight
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans Administering Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System with Intersight (DCUCAI) training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

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Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

Training Insurance Included!

When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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