Cisco DCICT 1.0 – RAID Options and B-Series Blades and Cluster Options

This course is targeted toward data center network engineers and learners embarking on a network administration or engineering career who wish to understand all the components that make up a real-world data center. In addition, anyone interested in the DCICT CCNA Data Center certification exam will benefit from this course. This course offers the official training for the Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (640-916 DCICT) certification exam which is a component exam for the CCNA Data Center certification.


Expected Duration
91 minutes

To provide redundancy, disks can be combined into arrays in several ways, which are referred to as RAID levels. This course describes the RAID adapter options for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers. In this course, you will explore how Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers connect to the chassis and achieve external LAN and SAN connectivity. You will learn about the required information to perform initial Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) cluster setup for Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers and to validate cluster operation. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for Cisco exam 640-916: Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies.


Describing RAID Options for UCS Products

  • start the course
  • describe RAID options for the UCS products
  • describe RAID Level 0
  • describe RAID Level 1
  • differentiate between data redundancy and parity
  • describe RAID Level 5
  • describe RAID 0+1
  • describe RAID 1+0
  • describe data striping operation
  • differentiate between UCS-C RAID options
  • describe adherence to UCS C-Series memory population guidelines

Connecting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers

  • describe cluster-to-IO module connectivity
  • describe blade server bandwidth oversubscription with the Cisco UCS 2104XP I/O module
  • describe the links between Cisco UCS 2208XP I/O module and Cisco UCS 6248UP fabric interconnect
  • describe fabric and adapter port channels
  • describe I/O module components
  • describe Ethernet port personalities
  • initiate chassis discovery

Setting Up an Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Cluster

  • describe Cisco UCS 6100 and 6248UP Series fabric interconnect cluster connectivity
  • configure the primary cluster peer
  • verify a fabric interconnect cluster
  • modify IP settings from the CLI

Practice: Configuring the Cisco UCS B-Series

  • describe how UCS B-Series Blade Servers connect to the chassis and achieve external LAN and SAN connectivity





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