UCSTSBC – UCS Troubleshooting Boot Camp

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Expected Duration
5 day


This course is a combination of the Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series troubleshooting courses. In this course, you will prepare to implement and maintain Cisco Unified Computing System hardware. You will learn to identify and configure the features available with Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series products.

You will also cover the relevant features added by Cisco UCS code version 2.2. You will receive an overview of the new hardware available with this release, namely the Cisco 6248 Fabric Interconnects, 2208 IOMs, and 1240 and 1280 VICs. You will gain the knowledge and hands-on experience to properly install, configure, and troubleshoot UCS B-Series servers in conjunction with UCS C-Series servers operating in standalone mode.

The extended hours of this course (8:30am – 6:00pm each day) provide you with the most complete training experience possible, ensuring you have time to absorb and fully grasp the in-depth content that will be covered.


1. Troubleshooting Cisco UCS in the Data Center

  • Cisco UCS Configuration Confirmation
    • UCS Architecture
    • Using Management Interfaces to Identify UCS Configuration Parameters
    • Chassis and Blade Discovery
  • Cisco UCS Support Tools
    • IPMI, SoL, and Data Gathering
  • Cisco UCS Advanced Operations
    • Ethernet Switching Mode
      • EHV Mode
    • Fibre Channel Switching Mode
      • NPV Mode
    • Counters and Statistics
  • LAN and SAN Connectivity
    • SAN Boot

2. Troubleshooting Nexus 1000V Installation and Operations Problems

  • Installations on Cisco UCS
    • Troubleshooting the Installation of Nexus 1000V on UCS B-Series Servers Running VMware
    • VSM and VEM Installation Considerations
    • Troubleshooting VSM-VEM Connectivity Issues and High Availability Problems
  • Data Plane Issues
    • Virtual and Physical Interfaces: VM Guest to External Network
    • Nexus 1000V Operations: Data Plane Pack Flow
    • Troubleshooting Approaches Based on TAC Cases

3. Troubleshooting Methodology

  • UCS C-Series Product Review
    • Server Models, including the C200, C210, C250, and C460
  • C-Series Installation, Setup, and Configuration
    • Configuring the CIMC to Enable Remote Access Management
  • UCS C-Series Troubleshooting Methodology
    • Proper Configurations
  • C-Series Data Gathering Activities
    • CIMC GUI
    • Navigating Utilities and Interpreting the Various Command Outputs

4. Troubleshooting LAN Connectivity

  • UCS C-Series P81E VIC Configuration
  • Troubleshoot the UCS C-Series P81E VIC Installation and Configuration

5. Troubleshooting SAN Connectivity

  • Cisco VIC P81E SAN Configuration and vHBA Properties
  • FIP: Validating Proper Operation
  • Cisco VIC P81E SAN Troubleshooting
    • Configuration Problems
    • Configure and Verify SAN Connectivity Using the P81E VIC Interfaces

6. Configuring UCS C-Series Integration with UCS Manager v2.0

  • UCS C-Series and UCS Manager v2.0 Integration
    • UCS B-Series and C-Series Components
    • Cisco Nexus Products
  • UCS C-Series and UCS Manager v2.0 Installation
    • Connect Data and Management Paths
  • UCS C-Series and UCS Manager v2.0 Troubleshooting
    • o Configure the UCS C-Series Server



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