UCS Mini Administration and Troubleshooting

Session Detail:    Virtual 2 Day

Cisco UCS, originally designed for the data center, is now optimized for branch and remote offices, point-of-sale locations, and smaller IT environments with Cisco UCS Mini. The solution is ideal for customers who need fewer servers but still want the comprehensive management capabilities provided by UCS Manager, and UCS Central. Cisco UCS Mini delivers servers, storage, and 10 Gigabit networking in an easy-to-deploy, compact form factor. This 2-day course is designed to provide in-depth day two knowledge of the Cisco UCS Mini solution. This hands on intensive training helps the student, understanding the key features, configuration steps, configuration interfaces, and the physical specifications of the Cisco UCS Mini’s associated hardware. This course will also focus on many common issues in the unified fabric, chassis, servers, and how to identify and resolve these issues.

About this Course

Cisco UCS, originally designed for the data center, is now optimized for branch and remote offices, point-of-sale locations, and smaller IT environments with Cisco UCS Mini. The solution is ideal for customers who need fewer servers but still want the comprehensive management capabilities provided by UCS Manager, and UCS Central. Cisco UCS Mini delivers servers, storage, and 10 Gigabit networking in an easy-to-deploy, compact form factor. This 2-day UCS Mini training course is designed to provide in-depth day two knowledge of the Cisco UCS Mini solution. This hands-on, intensive training in Administration and Troubleshooting helps the student, understanding the key features, configuration steps, configuration interfaces, and the physical specifications of the Cisco UCS Mini’s associated hardware. This course will also focus on many common issues in the unified fabric, chassis, servers, and how to identify and resolve these issues. Find additional UCSMINI2 training below.

Audience Profile

Primary audience for this course are:

  • Technical staff tasked with administration or troubleshooting the Cisco UCS Mini solution
  • Channel Partners desiring to learn how to administer or troubleshoot the Cisco UCS Mini solution

At Course Completion

After you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the UCS Mini’s 5108 Chassis and Updated Backplane
  • Explore the UCS Mini’s Supported Topologies
  • Describe the UCS Mini vs “Classic” Data Center Remote Management
  • Explore the normal operation of the UCS Mini with Cisco UCS Manager 3.0
  • Perform administration tasks of the UCS Mini with Cisco UCS Manager 3.0
  • Perform troubleshooting of the UCS Mini using the Cisco UCS Manager 3.0 (GUI)
  • Perform troubleshooting of the UCS Mini using the Command Line Interface (CLI)

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students should have the following knowledge or experience:

  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS Blade Servers, Cisco UCS Manager

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: UCS Mini Hardware Overview

  • Cisco UCS 5108 Chassis
  • CUpdated Backplane, Fabric Interconnect, IOMs, PSU’s
  • CFabric Interconnect 6324 Integrated Networking
  • CUCS Mini Power Enhancements
  • CCisco UCS vs Cisco UCS Mini Comparison

Module 2: Common UCS Mini Supported Topologies

  • CSupported Topologies with Blade and Rack Servers
  • CNetwork Attached Storage (IP Based Connectivity)
  • CDirect Attached Storage (DAS)
  • CSAN Attached Storage (FC/FCoE)
  • CStorage Features and Support
  • CSupported Scale Numbers

Module 3: UCS Mini vs “Classic” UCS Server Support

  • CMaximum Servers Supported per Domain
  • CSupport for specific B-Series vs C-Series Servers
  • CSingleConnect Support
  • CSwitching and EHM/NPV mode

Module 4: Remote Office/Branch Office Compared to Data Center Administration

  • CCisco UCS Mini can be deployed in a ROBO location
  • CCentrally managed using Cisco UCS Central Software in data center
  • CCisco UCS Central Software Release 1.2
  • CRemote Firmware Management with Cisco UCS Central Software

Module 5: Supported Administration Options for UCS Mini

  • CFull-featured Cisco UCS Manager
  • CCisco UCS Manager 3.0 “Fletcher Cove” for UCS Mini
  • CCisco UCS Director API
  • CCisco UCS Central Software support for UCS Mini
  • CCommand Line Interface (CLI)
  • CCisco UCS Mini Firmware Management

Module 6: Administering UCS Mini Global Network configurations

  • CManaging Uplink VLANs
  • CManaging ports and uplinks
  • CManaging Ethernet and Appliance Ports/li>
  • CManaging FC Appliance ports
  • CManaging FC Zoning policies
  • CManaging QoS classes and QoS policy for jumbo MTU

Module 7: Cisco UCS Mini Remote Office / Branch Office Management

  • CUsing UCS Central
  • CUsing UCS Central for a Remote Office Branch Office

Module 8: Troubleshooting UCS Mini Identifier Pool misconfigurations

  • Verification of Server UUID pool resources
  • Verification of MAC address pool resources
  • Verification of WWN pool resources
  • Verification of Management IP address pool resources

Module 9: Troubleshooting UCS Mini Server Pool misconfigurations

  • CVerification of server pool
  • CVerification of server pool policy qualification
  • CVerification of server pool policy

Module 10: Troubleshooting UCS Mini Service Profile and Template misconfigurations

  • CDetermining common service profile misconfigurations
  • CDetermining common service profile template misconfigurations
  • CDetermining common ESXi and vCenter misconfigurations

Module 11: Troubleshooting Servers and VM’s issues

  • CLocating and correcting common B-Series and C-Series Server issues
  • CLocating and correcting common VM boot failure issues
  • CTroubleshooting common Windows Server 2012 VM installation issues

Module 12: Troubleshooting UCS Performance issues

  • CIdentifying performance problems
  • CMethodology behind UCS performance
  • CNetwork and Storage performance-related issues
  • CEffective inbox tools and free 3rd-party utilies
  • CExploring CLI based commands and outputs commonly used by Cisco TAC

Labs

  • CIdentify connectivity issues with the 5108 Chassis and UCSM 3.0
  • CCreate a new User Account and setting its Access Permissions
  • CAdminister an existing and add a new VLAN configuration
  • CAdminister and modify an existing Service Profile
  • CAdminister and modify an existing Power Policy
  • CTroubleshoot a Service Profile and its Template
  • CTroubleshoot a B-Series Server
  • CIdentify a failed Windows Server 2012 VM installation

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