Modern DC Management using Cisco Intersight (INTERSIGHT)

Overview

Few organisations today have a completely single on-prem style DC. As companies move to a more Virtualised, Containerised and multi-staged environments, a SAAS management platform that understands public cloud, private cloud and on-premises environments becomes crucial to the management of the modern Data Centre.

This one day hands-on course gives participants a chance to see how Intersight can be used to:

  • Mange on-premises UCS and Hyperflex equipment
  • Deploy and manage the Hyperflex Application Platform
  • Integrate with 3rd party platforms using the API
  • Utilise Cisco Intersight Workforce Optimizer

Targeted Audience 

  • This course is aimed at data centre professionals, network administrators, systems administrators and system architects 

Pre-requisites 

Attendees who are familiar with the following will be best placed to gain the most from this course: 

  • Server virtualisation 
  • Hyperconverged Infrastructure concepts 
  • UCS Series hardware 

Duration

1 day

Outline 

  • Intersight Overview 
    • Intersight Device Connector concept 
    • Intersight Options 
      • UCS 
      • Hyperflex 
      • Pure Storage 
      • Virtualization 
      • Orchestration 
    • Connected TAC 
    • Intersight Virtual Appliance  
  • Intersight Setup 
    • Licence levels 
    • Licence Activation 
    • Cisco Intersight Account setup 
    • Claiming devices in Intersight 
    • Unclaiming devices 
    • Managing and customising the Intersight GUI 
    • Users and Role Based Access Control 
    • Cisco Intersight API 
    • Intersight Appliance Settings 
    • Cisco Intersight Organisations 
  • Intersight API 
    • Intersight API Overview 
    • Management Information Model 
    • Query Syntax 
  • Intersight Workload Optimizer
    • Intersight Workload Optimizer Overview
    • Workflow Concepts

Labs 

  • Claiming a device in Intersight 
  • Exploring the Intersight SAAS GUI 
  • User Management and RBAC 
  • Using API to remove a dummy Intersight account 
  • Intersight Workload Optimizer Demo