The Cisco “Data Center Unified Computing Implementation (DCUCI) 5.0” course focuses on the implementation of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and covers the implementation and operation of both the Cisco UCS B-series blade servers and the UCS C-series rack mount servers.
Some useful information to supplement the content of this course can be found on the following sites.
Cisco Live Online
Cisco Live Online (free registration required) is a great free resource for all things Cisco. It contains the session presentations from past Cisco Live events in PDF format. In addition to the PDFs, there are recordings for many of the sessions that you can review at your leisure. Pretty much all the BRKCOM presentations are worth reviewing when it comes to UCS, but I specifically recommend the following sessions as supplements to the DCUCI course materials:
- BRKCOM-2003 – UCS Networking – Deep Dive (2012 San Diego)
- BRKCOM-2006 – UCS Administration & RBAC (2012 San Diego)
- BRKCOM-2007 – Deploying UCS: hints and tips from 2 years in the field (2012 London)
The Cisco Press book Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS): A Complete Reference Guide to the Cisco Data Center Virtualization Server Architecture is a great reference that contains a lot of detailed background information on the hardware and software architecture of the Cisco Unified Computing System.