Installing Cisco UC on UCS in a Virtualized Environment v4.5 (UC-UCS)

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The course covers the Unified Computing System B Series servers & the C Series servers. The four main areas of study will be system preparation, ESXi deployment, Unified Communications applications in ESXi, & the Nexus 1000v virtual Ethernet switch.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives: Install Unified Communications applications on the Cisco UCS Servers listed below running VMware ESXi based on guidelines specified on the Cisco UC on UCS DocWiki site.UCS Servers include: B-Series Servers managed by UCS Manager using SAN boot and SAN storage. C-Series standalone Servers using local hard drive boot , storage on local drive and storage on SAN using iSCSI.Demonstrate VMware functions and features that complement the UC installation (e.g., vMotion) Install and configure the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch to support the UC applications


Individuals interested in, or responsible for, the installation, migration and management of Cisco?s Unified Communications (UC) applications on a Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series blade server or C-Series server platform running VMware®.Individuals seeking to learn the fundamentals of UCS, VMware ESXi and Nexus 1000v in 5 days will find this class useful.


Course Outline

  • I. Cisco Unified Computing System Introduction
  • II. UCS Architecture
  • III. Cisco UCS LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • IV. Cisco UCS Service Profiles
  • V. Virtualization and VMware
  • VI. Installing Unified Communications on UCS
  • VII. UC on UCS QoS Considerations
  • VIII. Unified Communications Update
  • IX. Nexus 1000v Switch
  • X. Backup and Restore Operations
  • XI. Appendix A1: Unified Computing System C-Series

Lab Outline

  • 1. Initial Configuration
  • 2. Exploring the UCS Manager
  • 3. Configuring Resource Pools
  • 4. Configuring Expert Service Profiles
  • 5. Installing ESXi
  • 6. Installing ESXi on C-Series Standalone Servers
  • 7. Installing vCenter and configure ESXi networking
  • 8. Adding VMs and Enabling vMotion
  • 9. Installing the UC Subscriber
  • 10.Installing Nexus 1000v VSM and VEM
  • 11. Configuring Port Profiles and Migrating VMs
  • 12. Configuring UCS QoS
  • 13. Configuring and Using SPAN and ERSPAN Ports
  • 14. Optional Lab A-1: Backing Up and Importing Configurations
  • 15. Optional Lab A-2: Upgrading UCS Components

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Teaching mode:
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Duration: 5 days
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