Modern DC Management using Cisco Intersight and IWO

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

  • Manage on-premises UCS and Hyperflex equipment
  • Deploy and manage the Hyperflex Application Platform
  • Integrate with 3rd party platforms using the API
  • Optimise Workloads using IWO
  • Install Intersight Virtual Appliance

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 

2 days

Outline

  • Intersight Overview
    • Intersight Device Connector concept
    • Intersight Options
      • UCS
        • Service Profiles
        • Firmware Upgrades
      • Hyperflex
        • HX Installer
        • HX Application Platform
      • 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
    • IWO Actions and Desired State
    • IWO Intersight Assist
    • Automatic Discovery
    • Application Resource Management
    • Planning a Migration to the Cloud
    • IWO Dashboards
    • Evaluate Hardware Refresh
    • Automated Infrastructure Resource Management
    • Understanding Placement Policies
  • Intersight Kubernetes Service
  • Labs
    • Claiming a device in Intersight
    • Exploring the Intersight SAAS GUI
    • User Management and RBAC
    • Create Intersight API keys
    • Intersight Workload Optimizer Demo
    • IWO Migrate to Cloud Plan
    • IWO Hardware Refresh Plan
    • Using API to remove a dummy Intersight account