Learning Cisco Unified Computing System - UCS
- 10.5 hours on-demand video
- 1 downloadable resource
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Identify common UCS components
- Describe and configure service profiles
- Describe and configure UCS pools
- Describe and configure UCS policies
- Connect UCS to the LAN and SAN networks
- Design UCS solutions
- Basic understanding of x86 Architectures
- Basic understanding of virtualization fundamentals (Hypervisors, virtual machines, etc...)
- CCNA or equivalent knowledge
- Knowledge of VLAN's and SAN's
This course takes you soup-to-nuts through the UCS system. We start off answering questions surrounding "Why UCS?," and then move swiftly through the components that comprise a Cisco UCS system. Following this, we begin discussing how UCS systems are built, and how they function. As an instructor, I firmly believe in the "see then do" process, especially when it comes to technology! So my method has always been to talk about the theory surrounding a topic, and then to show you it on a live system, and thats exactly what I do with this course.
We will build out the UCS system in the exact sequence that most engineers typically deploy it. We will connect it to the LAN and SAN networks, and configure the pools and policies that make up the identities of our service profiles (the true magic behind UCS!). We will practice things like 'boot from SAN' and show you how to troubleshoot and verify everything as we go!
- Pre and Post Sales Engineers
- Support Engineers
- Virtualization Engineers
- Network Engineers
The IOM's are the small modules that plug into the back of the UCS B5108 chassis, and provide the internal connectivity to the blade servers, and the external connectivity for the chassis (up to the FI's). We will discuss the models available, and the differences with them in this video.
Backplane ethernet, or 10GBASE-KR, is the technology that provides connectivity within the blade chassis, to the the blades themselves. Watch this video to learn a little bit more about it, and how the selection of your hardware affects the throughput we pass to the blades.