Integrating Cisco Unified Communications Applications (CAPPS) v8.0 teaches you the integration options of Cisco Unified Presence, Cisco Unity Express, and Cisco Unity Connection. It describes voice messaging deployment scenarios, Cisco Unified Presence features, and troubleshooting mechanisms as well as Cisco Unified Presence and Cisco Unified Personal Communicator integration options with Cisco Unified Communications Manager.
In the past two years, Cisco has made a concerted effort to move many of its applications from dedicated servers to a virtual environment. This five day training event is intended for individuals who are interested in learning the fundamentals of supporting UC applications in a UCS virtualized environment. The course will cover both the Unified Computing System B Series servers and the stand alone C Series servers.
The four main areas of study will be system preparation (B series and C series), ESXi deployment, Unified Communications applications in ESXi, and the Nexus 1000v virtual Ethernet switch. While this course is written with Unified Communications as its focus, anyone with a desire to learn the fundamentals of these topics would benefit from this course.
Unlike traditional server based installations, the next generation of Unified Communications applications will install in a virtualized environment (VMware ESXi) on either standalone C series servers or the integrated Cisco Unified Computing System platform. While C series servers are configured directly, Cisco UCS servers can be configured through the UCS Manager (UCSM) using Service Profiles.
This training includes a brief discussion of the changing Data Center server environment, where the Cisco UCS system fits into this environment, and LAN and storage (SAN) considerations. An overview of the UCS products will be provided, with emphasis on the advantages the UCS Manager brings to server provisioning. Server provisioning, through the use of easy-to-configure Service Profiles, will also be covered in detail, along with supporting labs. The lab exercises will include initializing both B and C series servers. This will include the Fabric Interconnects within UCS and the CIMC for C series servers.
VMware ESXi is an integral part of this installation. The various flavors of ESXi are discussed along with the features that are supported in current UC applications. The concepts and methods of virtual Ethernet traffic are covered in detail to provide a good understanding of how ESXi changes the access layer of the network and how it can be configured. The lab exercises will include installing ESXi on both UCS (B series) and C series serves.
UC on UCS specific considerations will then be covered, including design requirements, VMware OVF templates, caveats, recommendations, etc. Unified Communications installation within ESXi and migration from MCS 7800 series servers to Virtual Machines will be covered. A troubleshooting section relating to UC application in a virtual environment will also be covered. Lab exercises will include installing a Cisco Unified Communications Manager subscriber in ESXi, database verification and vMotion.
A frequent addition to a VMware installation is the Nexus 1000v virtual switch. The Nexus 1000v allows traditional networking personnel to have Virtual Machine level network visibility using a familiar Command Line Interface (CLI) interface. An overview of the Nexus 1000v, installation and configuration are covered in this course. Practical labs include installation of the VSM and VEM, integration with vCenter and configuration of the port profiles.
Lectures will be complemented by the following hands-on labs:
Initial UCS (fabric InterConnect) configuration
Exploring UCS Manager
Creating Resource Pools
Building Service Profiles
Installing VMware ESXi
Installing vCenter and configuring ESXi networking
Accessing the SAN with iSCSI
Adding a VM and implementing vMotion
Installing Unified communications Manager (Subscriber)
Installing Nexus 1000v VSM and VEM
Configuring Port Profiles and migrating VMs to Nexus 1000v
Configuring QoS in UCS
Configuring and Using SPAN and ERSPAN
Backing up and Importing configurations in UCS
Note: Each class lab environment consists of a Unified Computing System and standalone C-series servers. Each pod will configure one B-series server and one C-series server. ESXi will be installed on each server and they will be controlled by VMware vCenter. All subsequent labs will build on this foundation.
Implementing Cisco® Collaboration Devices (CICD) Version 1.0 is a Cisco Training on Demand course. It is
designed to provide you with an overview of administrator and end-user interface options in Cisco Unified
Communications Manager, Unified Communications Manager Express, Unity Connection, and Unified
Communications Manager IM and Presence service. You also learn the call flows, perform endpoint administration
tasks, and learn how to maintain a Cisco Unified Communications solution. The course content has been adapted
to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Version 10.5 software and technically updated.
Unitek Training’s Cisco Collaboration Systems Release 10.0 Update training course is designed to get you up to speed on new features and processes of Cisco’s updated Cisco Collaboration Systems Releases. Cisco Collaboration Systems Releases (formerly known as Unified Communications solution releases) are comprised of several components, including Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unity Connection, Cisco Unified IM and Presence, Cisco Jabber, and Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server (VCS). All these products have recently received important updates or have been newly introduced. Numerous improvements and new features have been added to Cisco Unified Communications Manager and to Cisco Unity Connection. Cisco Unified Presence Server has evolved to Cisco Unified IM & Presence. Cisco Jabber has been introduced – a new collaboration application that provides access to presence, instant messagin
g IM, voice, video, voice and video messaging, desktop sharing, and conferencing. Cisco VCS Control can be used for third-party endpoint registration and Cisco VCS Expressway can act as Collaboration Edge providing secure access to other Cisco Unified Communications components from outside the network.
Unitek Training’s 3-day Cisco Collaboration Systems Release 10.0 Update will help you gain skills and knowledge necessary for assessing the advantages of new Cisco Unified Communication features and applications and for designing, implementing, and monitoring these new features and applications. It focuses on features and applications that have been added or improved after Cisco Unified Communications release 8.0 and includes Cisco Unified Communications Manager version 10.0, Cisco Unity Connection version 10.0, and Cisco Unified IM and Presence version 10.0. This course closes gaps between the Cisco Certified Network Professional Voice (CCNP Voice) certification training covering release 8 and the new Cisco Collaboration Systems Release 10.0.
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) is designed to serve the needs of engineers and technicians who implement Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series Blade Servers and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers.
DCUCI v5.0 guides learners through rack installation and provisioning of server hardware, operating systems, hypervisors, and applications. Much of the content is devoted to management and maintenance. DCUCI v5.0 covers the implementation and operation of Cisco UCS in the data center.
Unity Connection Administration (UCA) v11.0 describes Cisco Unity Connection administration features, options, and configuration settings as they apply to the administrator. The course presents Cisco Unity Connection with the focused goal of providing the administrators with the necessary skills to perform their day-to-day job functions using the Cisco Unity Connection version 11.0 system.
While the Cisco Unity Connection software used in the class will be version 11.0.1, the course material is applicable to versions 8.x, 9.x, 10.x or 11.x. The concepts and the lab tasks are the same for most of the Cisco Unity Connection software versions.
If CMA v11.0 is offered the same week as UCA v11.0, at the same location, you can attend the CMA & UCA for $3,695.00, giving you a $995.00 discount off the regular pricing for the individual classes.
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