Cisco DCICT 1.0 – UCS Management Operations

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
94 minutes

Cisco UCS Manager is the management service for all the Cisco UCS components. The Cisco UCS Manager GUI runs as a process on the Cisco UCS fabric interconnects and is the primary interface for configuring Cisco UCS B-Series and integrated Cisco UCS C-Series servers. In this course, you will learn how Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Manager discovers new hardware and manages and monitors all Cisco UCS components. You will learn how to navigate the Cisco UCS Manager GUI and access common administrative functions. Finally, you will learn how to describe features of Cisco UCS Manager that allow rapid provisioning and consistent application of policy. 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.


Cisco UCS Manager Operations

  • start the course
  • describe high-level management architecture
  • describe Cisco UCS Manager
  • identify management and monitoring protocols for UCS Manager
  • describe the components of Cisco UCS Manager
  • describe the components of Cisco UCS Manager
  • describe the chassis and server discovery process
  • recognize operations that are subject to FSM validation

Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles

  • recognize challenges with workload portability
  • describe contents of a service profile
  • describe pools for mobile service profiles
  • describe UUIDs
  • describe a MAC address block
  • describe the WWN format
  • describe server pools
  • create a service profile template
  • use a service profile template
  • locate BIOS and adapter policies
  • describe the need for power capping on the Cisco UCS-B series

Practice: Reviewing Cisco UCS Manager

  • describe Cisco UCS Manager operations and the features that allow consistent application of policy





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