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Cisco UCS Service Profiles – 642-999 DCUCI Study Guide

When it comes to certification exams, part of the process is going through the blueprint provided by Cisco and making a best guess at where to focus your time. Cisco provides a percentage to give an idea of where to focus your time. These notes fall into section four of the 642-999 Exam Blueprint – Provision Cisco UCS Compute Resources.

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Cisco UCS Resource Pools – 642-999 DCUCI Study Guide

When it comes to certification exams, part of the process is going through the blueprint provided by Cisco and making a best guess at where to focus your time. Cisco provides a percentage to give an idea of where to focus your time. These notes fall into section four of the 642-999 Exam Blueprint – Provision Cisco UCS Compute Resources.

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Cisco Console Access from Your Mac

I occasionally have to use the console port on the back of various Cisco devices. What is a trivial task on Windows with TeraTerm or PuTTy, can be a bit more involved for Mac users. Today I wanted to walk through two methods I use to connect via console on a Macbook. First we’ll need to find a console cable with compatible Mac drivers. Most Prolific based Serial to USB adapters will work and the Mac has support for FTDI out of the box. Now that we have taken care of the equipment, lets look at two ways to get console access.

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Cisco UCS C-Series Servers – 642-999 DCUCI Study Guide

As I move through my CCNP Data Center studies, I’ll be writing short posts summarizing various exam blueprint topics. This weekend I spent a bit of time learning about the C-Series rack mount servers from Cisco. Part 1 will focus on information from CBTNuggets. Part 2 will follow up with more details from the book Cisco Unified Computing Systems.

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CCNP Data Center Study Plan

I have set a lofty goal for the first part of 2015 – obtain CCNP Data Center before Cisco Live 2015. The certification requires that I pass four exams out of a possible six. I will be taking the following exams –

  • 642-999 DCUCI
  • 642-035 DCUCT
  • 642-997 DCUFI
  • 642-980 DCUFT

The other option would be to take one or both of the design exams, however I am going to stick with troubleshooting for two reasons – 1) It relates to what I do on a daily basis and 2) CBTNuggets has the DCUCT and DCUFT series available already. Because training material for the Data Center track is so limited right now, it is best for me to use what resources are available.

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