Cisco UCS Director Foundation (UCSDF)

A hands-on course that helps you understand the concepts, architecture and deployment use cases for Cisco UCS Director. You will learn how to implement basic Cisco UCS Director solutions with specific focus on the core features that most Cisco UCS Director implementations require. Services Design, using the self-service portal for provsioning services, creating workflows that enable cloud automation and standardise IT services are a just a few of the features incorporated. You should at the end of this course be able to build effective business processes around infrastructure automation and orchestration.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Understand Cisco UCS Director architecture
  • Understand deployment models of Cisco UCS Director
  • Configure virtual data centers, policies, and catalogs
  • Understand the unified infrastructure management capabilities of Cisco UCS Director
  • Understand orchestration and build advanced workflows
    • Learn how to deploy Cisco UCS Director to replace manual configuration and provisioning processes with orchestration to optimize and simplify delivery of private cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
    • Gain knowledge and skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco® learning technologies, Cisco cloud solutions, and software
    • Be the technical consultant on deployment options and give technical demonstrationsUnderstand application containers

Course Benefits

This course will help you to:

Job Roles

  • Data Center Architects
  • Cloud infrastructure Architects
  • Network Engineers
  • System Administrators
  • Storage Administrators
  • System Engineers who work in data center solutions and manage data center management policies
  • Cisco Integrators and Partners
Duration
3 days

Course Outline

Module 1:  Introducing Cisco UCS Director

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Data Center Challenges
  • Lesson 2: Understanding the Benefits of Cisco UCS Director

Module 2: Understanding Cisco UCS Director Components

  • Lesson 1: Explaining Cisco UCS Director Architecture
  • Lesson 2: Explaining Bare-Metal Agent

Module 3: Understanding Cisco UCS Director Deployment

  • Lesson 1: Explaining Cisco UCS Director Deployment
  • Lesson 2: Explaining Global System Settings
  • Lesson 3: Understanding Site and Pod Management

Module 4: Understanding Cisco UCS Director Infrastructure Management

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Cisco UCS Director Deployment

Module 5: Understanding the Design Phase

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Policies
  • Lesson 2: Understanding vDC and Groups Use Case

Module 6: Understanding Deployment through Self-Service Portal

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Self-Service Provisioning Portal
  • Lesson 2: Understanding Service Request

Module 7: Introducing Orchestration

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Orchestration

Module 8: Reporting and Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Chargeback in Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 2: Understanding Reports in Cisco UCS Director

Module 9: Introducing Application Containers

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Application Containers

Lab Outline

  • Guided Lab 1: Configure Cisco UCS Director
  • Guided Lab 2: Cisco UCS Director Discovery
  • Guided Lab 3: Cisco UCS Director GUI Familiarization
  • Guided Lab 4: Service Design
  • Guided Lab 5: Catalogs
  • Guided Lab 6: Self-Service Portal
  • Guided Lab 7: Orchestration Workflow Design
  • Guided Lab 8: Advanced Workflow Design
  • Guided Lab 9: Create Application Container

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