Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing

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Overview

The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT) v5.0 is a 3-day course designed to prepare system engineers and implementers with the knowledge and hands-on experience to troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers operating in standalone and integrated modes. The course offers the student hands-on experience with configuration procedures and a familiarity with common troubleshooting scenarios and recommended solutions..

Certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP DATA CENTER)

Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the Cisco UCS B-series architecture, installation, and configuration, and the process and tools for determining related issues Describe troubleshooting processes on the standalone Cisco UCS C-Series deployments
  • Describe the valid Cisco UCS C-Series integrated architecture and the process of determining issues related to integration of Cisco UCS C-Series server with Cisco UCS Manager

Audience

The primary audience for this course is:

  • Data center designers, data center administrators, and system engineers

The secondary audience for this course is:

  • Data center engineers and managers

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge covered by the Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) course
  • Knowledge covered by the Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) course
  • Familiarity with server virtualization (for example, VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V)
  • Familiarity with administration of common operating systems (for example, Linux and Windows)

Syllabus

1: Cisco UCS B-Series Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Architecture and Initialization

  • Identify Cisco UCS System Architecture
  • Cisco Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS System Initialization
  • Gathering Information with Embedded Tools
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS Hardware Discovery

Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration

  • Understand Cisco UCS System Configuration
  • Understand Cisco UCS Server Deployment Configuration
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS Server Deployment
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS Management Configuration
  • Cisco UCS System Password Recovery

Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Operation

  • Cisco UCS System Power Management
  • Troubleshoot UCS Manager Remote Access
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series Server Boot
  • Troubleshoot Operating System Software Drivers

Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity

  • Understand Cisco UCS B-Series LAN Connectivity
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series LAN Connectivity
  • Troubleshoot Redundant Connectivity
  • Understand Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Connectivity
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Connectivity
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Boot
  • Use SPAN for Troubleshooting
  • Verify Packet Flow
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS Integration with Virtualization Platform

Troubleshooting and Upgrading Cisco UCS Manager

  • Identify Firmware Packaging
  • Plan Cisco UCS Firmware Installation
  • Determine Firmware Levels on Cisco UCS Components
  • Perform the Firmware Upgrade Process

Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware

  • Identify Defective Hardware
  • Troubleshoot Memory

2: Cisco UCS C-Series Troubleshooting

Cisco UCS C-Series Architecture and Configuration

  • Identify Cisco UCS C-Series Architecture
  • Understand Cisco UCS C-Series Configuration
  • Troubleshoot the Cisco UCS C-Series Initialization
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Password Recovery

Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Hardware and Firmware

  • Identify the Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware
  • Cisco Host Upgrade Utility
  • Perform the Firmware Upgrade Process
  • Troubleshoot the Cisco UCS C-Series Boot
  • Troubleshoot Memory

Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity

  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series LAN Connectivity
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series SAN Connectivity
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series SAN Boot

Troubleshooting Locally Attached Storage

  • Identify Cisco UCS C-Series Server RAID Options
  • Cisco UCS C-Series RAID Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series Server Local Storage

Troubleshooting Operating System-Related Issues

  • Identify Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Operating System Specifics
  • Troubleshoot Operating System Deployment on Cisco UCS C-Series Servers

3: Cisco UCS C-Series Integration Troubleshooting

Integrating Cisco UCS C-Series and Cisco UCS Manager

  • Cisco UCS C-Series Integration Architecture
  • Cisco UCS C-Series to Cisco UCS Manager Integration
  • Verify Cisco UCS C-Series Integration

Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series and Cisco UCS Manager Integration

  • Troubleshoot FEX Deployment for Integrated Cisco UCS C-Series Server
  • Troubleshoot Integrated Cisco UCS C-Series Server

Course Labs

  • Lab 1-1: Cisco UCS Network Baseline Documentation
  • Lab 1-2: Cisco UCS Management and Service Profile Deployment
  • Lab 1-3: Troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series Server Boot from SAN
  • Lab 1-4: Troubleshoot LAN Connectivity: Part 1
  • Lab 1-5: Troubleshoot LAN Connectivity: Part 2
  • Lab 1-6: Troubleshoot Failover Connectivity: Part 1
  • Lab 1-7: Troubleshoot Failover Connectivity: Part 2
  • Lab 2-1: Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series Server Boot from SAN
  • Lab 2-2: Troubleshoot Network Connectivity

Training provider

Teaching mode: Classroom - Instructor Led
Duration: 3 days
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