New Training: Perform UCS Service Tasks
In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Jeff Kish teaches you how to perform UCS service tasks. Learn how to install UCS servers, how to perform initial configuration and troubleshooting of a UCS, how to change BIOS settings, and how to upgrade UCS infrastructure firmware and server firmware. Watch this new Cisco training.
Watch the full course: Cisco CCT Data Center
This training includes:
- 8 videos
- 34 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Introduction to Perform UCS Service Tasks
- Installing UCS Servers
- UCS Initial Config
- UCS BIOS Settings
- UCS Infrastructure Firmware Upgrades
- UCS Server Firmware Upgrades
- Troubleshooting UCS
- Review and Quiz
The UCS Manager is How Network Admins Perform Tasks With UCS Equipment
Cisco's UCS devices unify the network environment by combining common roles inside of a single appliance. To further enhance the interoperability of UCS servers, Cisco offers the UCS manager to manage and control tasks within the UCS environment.
The UCS manager runs within the fabric interconnect. Network administrators can use any interface available in that fabric interconnect to access, configure, administer, and monitor the network and server resources.
Any changes made within the UCS Manager in one interface will automatically populate within another interface. This way network admins can designate and perform tasks for multiple interfaces in the fabric interconnect anywhere within the network.
The UCS manager provides access to things like the Manager GUI and CLI, an XML API, KVM, and IPMI. It does come with some caveats like not being able to invoke the CLI through the GUI or viewing results of a command entered into the CLI within the GUI.
The UCS Manager is where network administrators will perform tasks for the UCS environment. It's an important tool to understand to properly administer network and server resources with UCS equipment.