Cisco UCS Design Workshop (UCSDW)

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Cisco UCS Design Workshop (UCSDW)

Introduction:

Cisco UCS Design Workshop (UCSDW) Course Description

The Cisco UCS Desisgn Workshop (UCSDW) is suitable for Data Center designers, architects and administrators who need to understand how to design and deploy a Cisco UCS solution for given Data Center requirements. UCSDW guides learners through the planning and deployment stages and evaluates the LAN and SAN connectivity requirements and sizing for common workloads.

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● If you are familiar with some aspects of Cisco UCS Design Workshop (UCSDW), we can omit or shorten their discussion.
● We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
● If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The primary audience for this 2-day design workshop is as follows:

Data Center designers, architects, administrators, system engineers, and engineers.

Related Courses:

Cisco UCS Director Foundation Training (UCSDF)
Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution Training (FPIMPADM)

Duration: 2 days

Prerequisites

It is recommended that the learner has the following skills before attending this course:

Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) certification
Knowledge that is covered in the Cisco Nexus product family courses
Knowledge that is covered in Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) course
Knowledge that is covered in the Cisco MDS product family courses
Knowledge of server and desktop virtualization (for example, VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop, and so on)
Operating system administration familiarity (for example, Linux and Windows)

Skills Gained:

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these overall objectives:

Assess the requirements and performance characteristics of data center computing solutions
Employ design steps to size the Cisco UCS solution for given data center requirements
Evaluate and design Cisco UCS solution LAN, SAN, and virtual access layer connectivity
Recognize and design Cisco UCS solution server deployment

Course Content:

Module1: Assess Data Center Computing Requirements

Lesson 1: Defining a Cisco Unified Computing System Solution Design
Describe the design process for the Cisco Unified Computing solution
Evaluate design process phases
Recognize the deliverables for the Cisco Unified Computing solution

Lesson 2: Analyzing Computing Solutions Characteristics
Identify performance characteristics
Assess server virtualization performance characteristics
Assess desktop virtualization performance characteristics
Assess requirements for small VMware vSphere deployment example
Assess requirements for small Microsoft Hyper-V deployment example
Assess requirements for VMware View VDI deployment example

Lesson 3: Employing Data Center Analysis Tools
Evaluate reconnaissance and analysis tools
Perform existing computing solution analysis with VMware Capacity Planner
Perform VMware vSphere analysis with VMware Capacity IQ
Perform existing computing solution analysis with MAP toolkit
Perform TCO/ROI analysis with Cisco UCS TCO/ROI Advisor

Module 2: Size Cisco Unified Computing Solutions

Lesson 1: Sizing Cisco UCS C-Series Server Solution
Recognize general Cisco UCS C-series server selection steps
Select proper hardware components to integrate UCS C-series server with UCS Manager
Select proper Cisco UCS C-series server hardware based on the requirements for a given small VMware vSphere environment
Select proper Cisco UCS C-series server hardware based on the requirements for a given small Microsoft Hyper-V environment

Lesson 2: Sizing Cisco UCS B-Series Server Solution
Recognize general Cisco UCS B-series server selection steps
Select proper Cisco UCS servers based on the requirements for a given desktop virtualization solution

Lesson 3: Planning Unified Computing Deployment
Recognize Power Calculator tool
Propose physical deployment plan

Module 3: Evaluate the use of Intel Xeon Processor families

Lesson 1: Intel Technology in Cisco UCS
Identify processors in Intel Xeon E5 and E7 families
Differentiate between different DIMM types
Understand the benefits of Intel MCA recovery in Intel Xeon E7 processor families
Differentiate between the use of Hard Disk Drives and Solid State Drives

Module 4: Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions

Lesson 1: Designing Unified Computing Network
Recognize network operational modes of the Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
Recognize Layer 2 disjoint domains
Define the network high availability mechanisms for Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
Define the VM-FEX requirements for Cisco UCS

Lesson 2: Designing Unified Computing Storage
Recognize SAN operational modes of Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
Understand SAN Connectivity
Define the SAN high availability mechanisms for Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
Recognize SAN Scalability Options

Lesson 3: Designing Virtual Access Layer
Identify and describe the Cisco Nexus 1000V
Identify and describe Cisco Nexus 1000V integration with VMware vCenter

Module 5: Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions Server Deployment

Lesson 1: Designing Cisco UCS Server Deployment
Identify server deployment aspects
Define the common naming convention for given solutions
Define the UUID addressing for given solutions
Define the MAC addressing for given solutions
Define the WWN addressing for given solutions
Define the common policies for hosts of a given solutions

Lesson 2: Designing Unified Computing Management
Define the Cisco UCS management access
Define the organizational hierarchy within Cisco UCS configuration
Define the remote management connectivity characteristics

Course Labs

Lab 1-1: Analyze the Existing Computing Solution
Lab 2-1: Design Cisco UCS C-series Solution
Lab 2-2: Design Cisco UCS B-series Solution
Lab 2-3: Plan the Physical Deployment

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