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

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

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

In this Installing Cisco UC on UCS in a Virtualized Environment Training v4.5 (UC-UCS) course, you will cover both the Unified Computing (UCS) System B-series servers and the stand alone C-series servers. You will examine the system preparation (B-series and C-series), ESXi deployment, Unified Communications (UC) applications in ESXi, and the Nexus 1000v virtual Ethernet switch. With Installing Cisco UC on UCS in a Virtualized Environment Training v4.5 (UC-UCS), you will also cover the changing Data Center server environment, where the Cisco UCS system fits into the environment, and LAN and SAN considerations. UCS products will be discussed, with emphasis on the advantages the UCS Manager brings to server provisioning, as well as server provisioning through the use of easy-to-configure Service Profiles.

ESXi will be covered along with the features that are supported in current UC applications. You will examine the concepts and methods of virtual Ethernet traffic, VMware vCenter, VMware networking, iSCSI SAN access, and vMotion.

In Installing Cisco UC on UCS in a Virtualized Environment Training v4.5 (UC-UCS), you’ll explore the UC on UCS specific considerations, including design requirements, VMware OVF templates, caveats, and recommendations. Unified Communications installation within ESXi and migration from MCS 7800 series servers to Virtual Machines will be covered and you will troubleshoot UC applications in a virtual environment.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Installing Cisco UC on UCS in a Virtualized Environment Training v4.5 (UC-UCS) course:

● Anyone interested in, or responsible for, the installation, migration, and management of Cisco’s Unified Communications applciations on a 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

Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Installing Cisco UC on UCS in a Virtualized Environment Training v4.5 (UC-UCS) course are:

● Experience with Cisco’s Unified Communications products

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this Installing Cisco UC on UCS in a Virtualized Environment Training v4.5 (UC-UCS) course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

● Install UC applications on the Cisco UCS Servers running VMware ESXi:
● B-Series Servers managed by UCS Manager using SAN boot
● C-Series standalone Servers using local hard drive boot
● Guidelines specified on the Cisco UC on UCS DocWiki site
● Demonstrate VMware functions and features that complement the UC installation (vMotion)
● Install and configure the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch to support the UC applications

Installing Cisco UC on UCS in a Virtualized Environment Training v4.5 (UC-UCS) – Course Syllabus

1. Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)

Data Center Computing Challenges
Cisco UCS
Cisco UCS Servers

2. UCS Architecture

UCS Architecture and B-Series Connectivity
B-Series Installation
Configuring High Availability
Exploring the B-Series User Interfaces

3. Cisco UCS LAN and SAN Connectivity

Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity

4. Cisco UCS Service Profiles

Creating Identity and Resource Pools
Creating Service Profiles
Creating Service Profile Templates and Cloning Service Profiles

5. Virtualization and VMware

Virtual Infrastructure
Networking in the VMware Infrastructure
Configuring VMware Switching
Deploying Standalone C-Series Servers
Supporting VMware features for Unified Communications Applications

6. Installing Unified Communications on UCS

Deploying Virtualized Cisco UC Applications
Virtualizing Cisco UC Manager
Migrating Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) from a Physical to a Virtual Server
Troubleshooting Database Replication Issues

7. UC on UCS QoS Considerations

Quality of Service for UC on UCS

8. Unified Communications Update

Unified Communications 8.5

9. Nexus 1000v Switch

Evaluating the Cisco Nexus 1000v Switch
Installing and Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000v Switch
Configuring Basic Cisco Nexus 1000v Networking
Nexus 1000v Troubleshooting

10. Backup and Restore Operations

Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database
Appendix: Unified Computing System C-Series
Integrating C-Series Servers

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