Administering Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System with Intersight and Programmability

Administering Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System with Intersight and Programmability Certification Training Course Overview

Enroll for 5-day Administering Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System with Intersight and Programmability course from Koenig Solutions accredited by Cisco. In this Cisco UCS server training, you will become experienced with the administration and troubleshooting of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series and C-Series servers including using Cisco Intersight for UCS management. 

Through a blend of hands-on labs and interactive lectures, you will learn about all the components of the UCS B-Series and C-Series solutions from a day-to-day administrative point of view. Learn C-Series standalone, C-Series under UCS Manager, B-Series administration, troubleshooting, and management tools used to support basic UCS and multi-cluster support with UCS Central, as well as using Cisco Intersight for UCS and Hyperflex operations and management. You will also be using the programmability with Cisco Intersight to enhance the management and operation of their Cisco UCS and HyperFlex infrastructure. This training will demonstrate how programmability on Cisco compute platforms has evolved and how Cisco Intersight always-on cloud-based management can simplify UCS infrastructure management on a global scale by leveraging the Intersight Open API and developer tools.

Target Audience:

  • Systems administrators and engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Systems integrators
  • Channel partners
  • Value-added resellers

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the B-Series and C-Series product line similarities and differences
  • Describe the Intersight support for C-Series standalone and UCS managed architectures
  • Describe Cisco Intersight and how it can be used to manage UCS and Hyperflex
  • Understand the process for upgrading B-Series and C-Series Firmware with UCSM and Intersight
  • Administering service profiles, pools, and policies with UCSM and Intersight
  • Understanding RBAC with Active Directory integration
  • Administering backup and restores in UCS Manager
  • Learn and discuss the various management tools for Cisco UCS including Intersight
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of B-Series and C-Series in normal operations with UCSM and Intersight
  • Describe the Intersight REST API, Object Model, and Intersight Managed Objects
  • Demonstrate how to use Intersight developer tools
  • Understand how to use Postman to interact with the Intersight API
  • Use Python to manage UCS/HX operations with the Intersight API
  • Demonstrate how to use Ansible to automate deployments with Intersight
  • Deploy UCS/HX infrastructure using Terraform


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Course Modules

Module 1: UCS Infrastructure Components with Intersight
  • Cisco UCS Product Line, Use Cases, and Components
  • Introducing Cisco Intersight
  • Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
Module 2: Administering Cisco UCS with Intersight
  • Managing Virtual Resources
  • Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
  • Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
  • Creating Identity and Resource Pools
  • Creating Service Profiles
  • Creating Service Profile Templates and Cloning Service Profiles
  • Managing Service Profiles
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Operation
  • Backing Up & Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database
  • Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
Module 3: Administering UCS Management Tools with Intersight
  • Describing Cisco UCS User Interfaces
  • Exploring Intersight User Interfaces
  • Describing Cisco UCS Management Framework & Features
  • Describing Cisco UCS Hyperflex
  • Getting Started with Intersight Programmability
Module 4: Examining the Intersight Object Model and API tools
  • Understanding Managed Objects in Intersight
  • Using the REST API Browser to test resources and methods and run results
  • Intersight Developer tools
Module 5: Interacting with the Intersight REST API using Postman
  • Using the Postman collection repo
  • Configuring environment variables
  • Intersight Collection Postman How-To
  • Understanding request headers
  • Why use a pre-request script?
  • Request examples for managing UCS and HX in Intersight
Module 6: Using Python to manage operations with the Intersight REST API
  • Using the Intersight Python SDK
  • How to Generate API Keys and Secrets
  • looking at the contents of the rest-API repository
  • Leveraging Python examples with Intersight
  • Running and validating python requests on Intersight
Module 7: Managing and automating Intersight with Ansible
  • Installing Ansible and the UCS Python SDK
  • Installing the UCS and UCSM Ansible Collections
  • Configure and run UCS Ansible Playbooks
  • Install the Intersight Ansible Collection
  • Configure and run Intersight Ansible Playbooks
  • Intersight Automated Hyperflex Deployment with Ansible How-To
Module 8: Deploying UCS infrastructure with Intersight and Terraform
  • Terraform Workflow Overview
  • How to Install GO and Terraform
  • Intersight Terraform Provider requirements and config
  • Terraform configuration files
  • How to Initialize Terraform
  • Create and configure Terraform Resources
  • Running Terraform Apply to configure UCS infrastructure in Intersight
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Course Prerequisites
  • Basic knowledge of Cisco routing and switching
  • Basic knowledge of Cisco Unified Computing Systems
  • Basic knowledge of servers and storage
  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS and Hyperflex