Modern data-centers require a wide knowledge base to manage effectively. This course will cover the concepts of managing Cisco UCS servers. We take a holistic view of compute, storage, and networking and learn how to manage them effectively.
If you are responsible for managing a data center, you know that one of the challenges you face is properly planning the computing infrastructure. In this course, Designing Computing for Cisco Data Center Infrastructure, you will learn foundational knowledge of Cisco server hardware, and how to ensure its proper function within the data center. First, you will learn the specifics of Cisco's data-center hardware. Next, you will discover how to manage hyper-converged hardware. Finally, you will explore how to automate software deployment in the Cisco UCS system. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Cisco UCS hardware needed to properly manage and maintain your data-center's compute infrastructure.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. Welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Greg Dickinson and welcome to my course designing computing for Cisco Data Center infrastructure. I'm a network engineer at a bank in my home state of Alabama. I've been playing with computers since the Stone Age of Novell, Netware, M S, DOS and Windows 31 I've watched business computing technology mature and managed to learn the skills necessary to help companies effectively use technology to enhance their work flows. Running a modern data center requires many multi disciplinary skills. In this course, we will explore some of the foundational topics to design an effective computing infrastructure in both the physical and virtual server world. Some of the major topics that we will cover include an overview of Cisco's Data Center networking offerings, how to manage virtual network connections to your physical servers, have a manage modern hyper converged infrastructures and finally, howto automate server deployment in the Cisco UCS environment. By the end of this course, you'll have an understanding of Cisco's UCS server offering and the best ways to design and maintain the computing infrastructure in the modern data center. Before beginning this course, you should be comfortable with networking concepts and a basic understanding of server hardware in storage. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into Data Center administration with courses on designing, networking for Cisco Data Center infrastructure and designing storage networking for Cisco Data Center infrastructure. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn data center networking with the Designing Computing Francisco Data Center Infrastructure Course at Pluralsight.