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DCUCT v5.1 - Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Training


The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT) v5.1 is a 4-day course designed to prepare system engineers and implementers with the knowledge and hands-on experience to troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers operating in standalone and integrated modes. The course offers the student hands-on experience with configuration procedures and a familiarity with common troubleshooting scenarios and recommended solutions.

This course includes all material from the Cisco DCUCT v5.0 class. In addition, it includes materials and labs developed by HBFITES that provide advanced UCS B-Series troubleshooting information and techniques.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe the Cisco UCS B-Series architecture, installation, and configuration, and the processes and tools for determining related issues
  • Describe troubleshooting processes on the standalone Cisco UCS C-Series deployments
  • Describe the valid Cisco UCS C-Series integrated architecture and the process of determining issues related to integration of Cisco UCS C-Series server with Cisco UCS Manager
  • Troubleshoot problems associated with UCS B-Series and standalone UCS C-Series servers using the information provided during the lecture portion of the course.


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Internetworking fundamentals
  • Data Center Unified Computing Implementation (DCUCI) any version

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cisco UCS Partner support-level engineers

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cisco customers responsible for advanced UCS troubleshooting


Content from DCUCTv5.0 course:
Module 1: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series

  • Lesson 1: Understanding UCS B-Series Architecture and Initialization
  • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting UCS B-Series Configurations
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting UCS B-Series Operations
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting UCS B-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting and Upgrading UCS Manager
  • Lesson 6: Troubleshooting UCS B-Series Hardware

Module 2: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Standalone Servers

  • Lesson 1: Understanding UCS C-Series Architecture and Initialization
  • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting UCS C-Series Hardware and Firmware
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting UCS C-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting UCS C-Series Locally Attached Storage
  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting UCS C-Series OS Related Problems

Module 3: Understanding UCS C-Series Integration

  • Lesson 1: Integrating Cisco UCS C-Series Servers into UCS Manager
  • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting UCS C-Series Server Integration

Content added by HBFITES:

  • In-Depth Command Line Interface (CLI) Exploration
  • Additional UCS Related Support Tools
  • Tracing the Data Path

Lab Outline

      Lab 1: Initial System Exploration Using UCS Manager GUI
      Lab 2: In-Depth Exploration of the CLI
      Lab 3: Break/Fix - UCS Manager and Service Profile Deployment
      Lab 4: Support Tools
      Lab 5: Break/Fix - Boot From SAN
      Lab 6: LUNMAP and LUNLIST
      Lab 7: Break/Fix LAN Connectivity (part A)
      Lab 8: Break/Fix LAN Connectivity (part B)
      Lab 9: Break-Fix Tracing the Data Path
      Lab 10: Troubleshooting Memory Issues
      Lab 11: Break-Fix C-Series SAN Boot
    Lab 12: Break/Fix Network Connectivity

Lab content added by HBFITES:

  • In-Depth Exploration of the CLI
  • Support Tools
  • Lunmap and Lunlist
  • Tracing the Data Path
  • Memory Troubleshooting