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Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM)

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About this Course

The Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration course provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the essentials of Cloud administration and operations. The management software applications covered in this course include Cisco UCS Director, Cisco Prime Service Catalog, and Virtual Application Container Services. This course helps you to achieve competency, skills, and the required knowledge to perform basic tasks related to the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the Cisco Cloud products.

This class is designed to help you prepare for the CCNA Cloud certification, an associate-level certification specializing in Cloud technologies. Exam: 210-455 CLDADM

Who should attend

Engineers, Technical Administrators and Cloud Architects involved in the administration and operation of cloud services.

Class Prerequisites

What You Will Learn

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify the components of the Cisco Cloud management software solution
  • Understand the fundamentals of Cloud infrastructure administration
  • Describe reporting and charge-back
  • Provision Clouds using pre-configured templates
  • Perform Cloud management, monitoring and remediation

Outline: Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM)

Module 1: Cisco Cloud Technologies Overview

  • Cloud environments
    • Types
    • Private
    • Public
    • Hybrid
    • Providers
  • Server virtual infrastructure
  • Hypervisors in relation to hosts
  • Virtualization and networking
  • UCS Director
    • Orchestrator
    • Catalog
    • Deployment models
  • Cisco Cloud solutions

Module 2: Cisco Cloud Administration

  • Portal administration of UCS Director
    • Users, groups, and RBAC configurations
    • VLAN creation
    • Firewall
    • Datastores
    • Workflow via service catalog
  • VM operations in UCS Director
  • Migrations, resizing, snapshots
  • Cisco PSC Services
    • Configuration of service names and icons
    • Order permissions: RBAC
    • PSC architecture

Module 3: Cisco Cloud Provisioning

  • Template deployment process
  • Managing service profile templates from Cisco UCS Director
  • Application containers
    • Deployment overview
    • Basic support operations
    • Application policy infrastructure controller (APIC) support
  • VACS container topology and deployment methodology

Module 4: Cloud Systems Management and Monitoring

  • Identify ongoing issues
  • Alerts
  • Create monitoring dashboards
  • Customize monitoring dashboards
  • UCS Director reports
  • Resource limits for different tenants
  • Budgets for different tenants
  • UCS performance manager capacity planning
  • UCS performance manager bandwidth monitoring
  • Host groups facilitation of dynamic monitoring

Module 5: Cloud Remediation

  • Configuring serviceability options in Cisco UCS Director
    • Syslog
    • NTP
    • DNS
    • DHCP
    • SMTP
  • Interpreting logs in Cisco UCS Director
  • Database backups and restoration


  • Explore Cisco UCSD Portal and Register Virtual and Physical Components
  • Explore Cisco UCS Director Portal Administration Tasks
  • Explore Cisco UCS Director VM Operation Tasks Using Predefined Workflow
  • Explore Cisco PSC
  • Explore VM, Cisco UCS, and Server Templates in Cisco UCS Director
  • Explore Application Container Tasks Defining Two-Tier Application Container
  • Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities
  • Explore Cisco UCS Director Built-In Reports
  • Explore Monitoring Dashboards in Cisco UCS Director and Generate a Top-N Report
  • Explore Charge-Back Reporting Capabilities of Cisco UCS Director
  • Enable Serviceability Options in Cisco UCS Director
  • Explore Logs in Cisco UCS Director
  • Back Up Cisco UCS Director Configuration to a Backup Server
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