Cisco® Data Center Unified Computing Design v5.0 (DCUCD)

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Certificate: Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist

Overview

In this course students will learn how to design a Cisco Data Center Unified Computing solution. The primary focus of the course is the next-generation data center platform—Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS).

Objectives

Upon completing this course, students will be able to meet these objectives:
  • Evaluate the Cisco Unified Computing System solution design process in regard to the contemporary data center challenges, Cisco Data Center Business Advantage architectural framework, and components
    • Use the reconnaissance and analysis tools to assess computing solution performance characteristics and requirements
    • Describe the hardware components of Cisco UCS and select proper hardware for a given set of requirements
    • Describe the basic server deployment model of Cisco UCS
    • Propose a Cisco Unified Computing System solution management design for a given environment
    • Describe the advanced Cisco UCS server deployment model
    • Calculate the ROI and TCO for the solution by using the Cisco UCS ROI tool
    • Design a migration plan for an existing implementation to a Cisco Unified Computing System solution

Audience

The following knowledge and skills are recommended prerequisites for students attending this course:
  • Cisco CCDA® certification
  • Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Design Specialist certification
  • Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Design Specialist certification
  • Familiarity with Linux or Windows system administration
  • Familiarity with server virtualization solutions

Syllabus

Cisco Unified Computing System Solution

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

Assess Computing Solution Requirements

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

Design Cisco Unified Computing System Solution

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

Design Server Deployment

  • Designing the Cisco UCS Server Deployment Model

Design Cisco UCS Solution Management

  • Examining Cisco UCS Solution Management
  • Designing Cisco UCS Solution Management

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

Evaluate Cisco Unified Computing System Solutions

  • Evaluating Solution Design
  • Determining Solution ROI and TCO

Plan Migration to Cisco Unified Computing System Solution

  • Designing a Migration Plan

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 5 days
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