Administering Cisco UCS X-Series Solutions with Intersight (INTUCSX)

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5 days - $4,495

This deep-dive training covers Cisco UCS X-Series server family and how Intersight can be the enablement platform for all UCS servers. We will cover Intersight features such as IWOM, IST, ICO, and programmability either On-Prem or in the Cloud. Attendees will learn the breadth of the physical X-Series (pools, policies, firmware, so much more) platform as well as maintaining existing infrastructure with Intersight Infrastructures Services. Also covered is how to manage physical, virtual, cloud platforms and deploy to any or all.

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The primary audience for this course is as follows:
Server Administrators
Systems Engineers
Storage Administrators
Technical Solutions Architects
Integrators and Partners
Consulting Systems Engineers
Network Administrators
Network Engineers
Network Managers

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08/26/202410:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET$4,495.00
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  • Course Outline
  • Objectives
  • 1 – Section 1: Intersight Foundations

    • Intersight Architecture
    • Flexible Deployment Models
    • Cisco Intersight Infrastructure Service Licensing
    • Intersight Essentials License Tier
    • Intersight Advantage License Tier
    • Intersight Premier License Tier

    2 – Section 2: Monitoring and Maintaining UCS Infrastructure with Intersight

    • Device Health and Monitoring
    • Standalone Management for UCS C-Series Servers
    • Server Compatibility (HCL), Advisories (CVEs), and Contract Status
    • Firmware Upgrades

    3 – Section 3: Designing & Operationalizing Cisco UCS Solutions with Intersight

    • Implementing Cisco Hyperflex with Intersight
    • Managing Cisco HyperFlex in vSphere Environment

    4 – Section 4: Cisco UCS M5, M6, X Overview and Configuration

    • Cisco UCS X-Series with Intersight Deployment
    • Architecture
    • X-Series Fabric Interconnects
    • Compute X-Series
    • Power/Cooling Efficiency
    • Cooling Capacity
    • Airflow
    • Thermal Policies
    • Future-Proof Cooling
    • Power Policies
    • Compute Series
    • Architecture – C220 M6
    • Architecture – C240 M6
    • Cisco VIC Offerings for M6
    • GPU Offerings for X-Series
    • Management Options for C220 / C240 M6 Rack Servers
    • UCS 7th Generation Intel Rack Servers
    • Architecture – C220 M7
    • Architecture – C240 M7
    • Intel 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® SP Sapphire Rapids High Level Features
    • M7 Memory DIMMs
    • Architecture – C225 M6
    • Architecture – C245 M6

    5 – Section 5: Designing Cisco UCS LAN and SAN Connectivity

    • LAN Connectivity Overview Gen 4
    • End Host Mode
    • Requirements for Configuring VLANs in Cisco UCS Manager
    • Role of the vNIC in Abstracting MAC Addresses
    • Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
    • Fibre Channel Switching
    • Fibre Channel Operating Modes
    • EHM and N-Port Virtualization
    • Configuring VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
    • Creating VSANs and FCoE VLANs in Cisco UCS
    • Role of vHBAs when Abstracting WWNNs and WWPNs into a Service Profile
    • Configuring Manual Uplink Pinning and Recovery from Failure

    6 – Section 6: Configuring Cisco UCS-X in IMM Mode

    • IMM and Domain Profiles
    • Domain Policy Concepts and Usage
    • Cisco Intersight Server Profiles
    • Creating and Deploying a UCS C-Series Server Profile – Process Overview
    • Importing a Server Profile – Process Overview
    • Upgrading Firmware
    • Cisco IMM Transition Tool
    • Thermal Policies
    • Power Policies

    7 – Section 7: Implementing Cisco UCS-X Firmware Updates

    • Intersight Platform Firmware Operations Overview
    • Intersight Firmware Bundles
    • Cisco Stand-Alone Firmware Management
    • Cisco HX Firmware Management
    • UCS Managed Infrastructure Firmware Management
    • UCS Intersight Managed Mode Firmware Management
    • Hardware Compatibility List

    8 – Section 8: Intersight Workload Optimizer (IWO)

    • Intersight Workload Optimizer Overview
    • IWO Delivery and Tiers
    • Workload Optimizer – What’s New?
    • IWO Value Proposition
    • Application Resource Management
    • IWO Market

    9 – Section 9: Intersight Cloud Orchestrator (ICO)

    • Sample Scenario
    • Workflow Designer
    • Validate and Execute a Workflow
    • ICO – Intersight Cloud Orchestrator
    • Infrastructure Orchestration
    • Infrastructure as Code with ICO
    • Immutability with Intersight Cloud Orchestrator
    • Workflow Versions
    • Rollback Tasks (Task Designer)

    10 – Section 10: Intersight API Overview

    • Intersight API Resources
    • SDKs / Ansible Modules
    • Use Case
  • Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to meet these overall objectives:
    Understand, describe, and configure Cisco Intersight (on prem and SaaS models)
    Understand, describe, and configure Intersight Advanced features (IST, ICO, IWOM)
    Understand, describe, and configure IMM and UMM mode for UCS
    Understand, describe, and configure Cisco X-Series (FI, IFM, X210c Server, Adv Fabric Module)
    Create Intersight Pools, Policies, and Management for X-Series
    Design and operate Cisco UCS with Intersight Managed Mode Solutions