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Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System C-series Troubleshooting (DCUCSCTS)

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Who should attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cisco Channel Partner SEs and FEs that are seeking to assume active roles in addressing and correcting Level 1 and 2 UCS C-Series Standalone Server issues.

Prerequisites

Prior to attending this course, it is strongly recommended that students attend:

Course Objectives

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

  • Review the UCS C-Series product platform with an emphasis on feature support
  • Describe the initial setup, configuration, and connectivity to ensure proper Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) operation
  • Review the UCS C-Series troubleshooting methodology as well as present common configuration challenges
  • Describe CIMC utilities that enable performance validation and facilitate data gathering activities for troubleshooting purposes
  • Describe the process to download firmware updates by using Host Upgrade Utility (HUU)
  • Perform server BIOS updates with various methods
  • Describe the correct process to update the server BIOS by using the EFI shell
  • Describe the correct process for recovering a UCS C-Series server by using a USB Recovery Module
  • Describe the features and benefits of the UCS C-Series P81E Virtual Interface Card (VIC)
  • Perform the proper network (LAN) configuration steps for the P81E VIC
  • Describe common troubleshooting issues and recommended solutions for the UCS C-Series P81E VIC
  • Review the Cisco VIC P81E SAN configuration and vHBA properties
  • Describe the Fibre Channel over Ethernet Initialization Protocol (FIP) and validate its proper configuration
  • Describe the process for determining P81E configuration-related problems
  • Review and introduce the RAID controller options for the UCS C-Series servers
  • Introduce the SAS Extender and Expander options for the C-Series servers
  • Configure the LSI 1068E, LSI 9261-8i, and the software ICH10R RAID controllers
  • Identify the symptoms and recommended solutions of RAID adapter and disk failure modes
  • Describe the steps for installing an operating system onto a local disk
  • Describe the steps for installing an operating system by using a SAN boot
  • Describe the process to download and install additional device drivers after successful OS installation
  • Describe common device driver and operating system troubleshooting issues and their recommended solutions
  • Execute the password recovery process for UCS C-Series server CIMC and BIOS passwords
  • Configure management access to the UCS C-Series server through the LAN on Motherboard and NIC ports
  • Configure the UCS C-Series Intelligent Peripheral Management Interface for management access
  • Configure the UCS C-Series Serial over LAN service
  • Describe the rationale and various components that are required to complete UCS C-Series integration with UCS Manager
  • Configure the Fabric Interconnect and Fabric Extender for a UCS C-Series server
  • Configure the UCS C-Series server to operate as part of a UCS Manager instance

Course Content

Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System C-Series Troubleshooting (DCUCSCTS) is a 2-day instructor-led training course designed to prepare Cisco Channel Partners, systems engineers, and implementers with the knowledge and hands-on experience to properly install, configure, and troubleshoot UCS C-Series servers operating in standalone mode.

The goal of Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System C-Series Troubleshooting (DCUCSCTS) v1.0 is to enable the UCS Partner to troubleshoot Level 1 and 2 standalone UCS C-Series integration issues.

The student will gain hands-on experience with proper configuration procedures and will become familiar with common troubleshooting scenarios and recommended solutions.

Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 2 days

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Modality: L

Duration 2 days

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