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UCSDF - Cisco UCS Director Foundation v5.5 (UCSDF)

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Schedule
Course Overview

Course Duration: 5 Days
 

In this course, you will learn about the concepts, architecture, and use cases that are related to the Cisco UCS Director deployment. This course will also prepare you to implement basic Cisco UCS Director deployment solutions. The goal of this course is to ensure that you can implement the core features of Cisco UCS Director that most implementations require.

Who Should Attend

  • Cisco UCS and FlexPod system engineers

 

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Prerequisites

  • General knowledge of cloud and data center virtualization 

  • Knowledge of Cisco UCS, NetApp Storage, Nexus and VMware vCenter

  • Knowledge of data center processes and best practices

 

Course Objectives

  • Data center challenges and the need of Unified Data Center solution using Cisco UCS Director

  • Install, configure and manage Cisco UCS Director

  • Configure virtual data centers, policies, catalogs and cost models

  • Create and monitor service requests for provisioning

  • Define workflows using orchestration

  • Administer the software effectively

  • Customize the features for building proof of concepts

 

Course Content

Module 1: Cisco UCS Director Overview
  • Lesson 1: UCS Director Overview
Module 2: Cisco UCS Director Deployment
  • Lesson 1: Cisco UCS Director Installation
  • Lesson 2: Cisco UCS Director Configuration
  • Lesson 3: Virtual and Physical Account Management
  • Lesson 4: Administration and Troubleshooting
Module 3: Self-service Portal
  • Lesson 1: Overview of Self-service Portal
  • Lesson 2: Managing Users, Roles, and Groups
  • Lesson 3: Managing VDCs, Tenants, and Policies
  • Lesson 4: Managing Catalogs and Templates
  • Lesson 5: Managing Self-Service Provisioning
  • Lesson 6: Configuring Chargeback
  • Lesson 7: Reviewing Reports
  • Lesson 8: Implementing Customer Onboarding with Secure Multitenancy
Module 4: Orchestration
  • Lesson 1: Using Orchestration
Module 5: Virtualization
  • Lesson 1: Overview of VMware Integration
  • Lesson 2: Hosts, Clusters, and DRS Configuration
  • Lesson 3: VMware Datastore Clusters and DRS Configuration
  • Lesson 4: VMware: Virtual Networking
  • Lesson 5: Host Profiles
  • Lesson 6: VM Provisioning (Using an ISO Image), Template Management, VM Console
  • Lesson 7: Administration of VMs, vMotion, Linked Clones, VM Annotation Support
  • Lesson 8: SRM Integration
  • Lesson 9: VM-FEX
  • Lesson 10: Microsoft SCVMM Integration Overview
  • Lesson 11: Adding SCVMM Account and Discovery
  • Lesson 12: SCVMM Virtual Compute Management
  • Lesson 13: SCVMM Virtual Storage Management
  • Lesson 14: SCVMM Virtual Networking Management
  • Lesson 15: Policies, VDCs, and Catalogs
  • Lesson 15: Policies, VDCs, and Catalogs
Module 6: Compute Management
  • Lesson 1: Theory of Operation, Benefits, and Value Proposition
  • Lesson 2: Managing Cisco UCS Infrastructure Using the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 3: Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent
  • Lesson 4: Compute Policies in the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 5: Monitoring and Reports in the Cisco UCS Director
Module 7: Storage Management
  • Lesson 1: Theory of Operation with NetApp and Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 2: Supported NetApp Device with the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 3: NetApp Day Zero Configuration
  • Lesson 4: Adding NetApp Accounts to the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 5: Monitoring and Managing the Cluster Mode NetApp Storage Devices with the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 6: Orchestration with NetApp
  • Lesson 7: NetApp and Cisco UCS Director Integration Use Cases
Module 8: Network Management
  • Lesson 1: Theory of Operation, Benefits, and Value Proposition
  • Lesson 2: Managing Cisco Nexus and Other Network Infrastructure Using the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 3: Network Policies in the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 4: Monitoring and Reports in the Cisco UCS Director
Module 9: Integrations
  • Lesson 1: Integrations Overview
Hands On Labs
  • Lab 1-1: Use UCS Director as an End User
  • Lab 2-1: Cisco UCS Director Guided Setup
  • Lab 2-2: Cisco UCS Director Customization
  • Lab 2-3: Add Virtual and Physical Accounts
  • Lab 3-1: Create Policies, VDCs, and Catalogs
  • Lab 3-2: Self Service Portal and VM Provisioning
  • Lab 3-3: Chargeback and Reports
  • Lab 4-1: Orchestration
  • Lab 5-1: Provision VM Using ISO
  • Lab 5-2: VM Administration
  • Lab 5-3: SCVMM Integration
  • Lab 5-4: VM Provisioning on SCVMM
  • Lab 6-1: Install and configure Cisco UCS Director Baremetal
  • Lab 6-2: Adding UCS Director BMA to UCS Director using GU
  • Lab 6-3: Configuring UCS Manager using UCS Director
  • Lab 6-4: Adding UCS Director Physical Compute Policies
  • Lab 6-5: Configuring UCS Service Profiles using UCS Direct
  • Lab 6-6: Adding UCS Director Physical Network Policies
  • Lab 7-1: Monitoring and Managing Network Elements in UCS Director
  • Lab 7-2: Creating Workflows for Network provisioning
  • Lab 8-1: UCS Director Storage Management and Monitoring
Configuration Files Summary
Lab Activity Solutions
Teardown and Restoration
 

Course ID: UCSDF


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