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Cisco UCS Director Foundation (UCSDF)

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Course Content

The Cisco UCS Director Foundation (UCSDF) version 5.0 course is a 5-day Instructor-led hands-on training course. This training course will enable Cisco end customers and authorized Cisco System Engineers (SEs) to understand the concepts, architecture, and use cases that are related to the Cisco UCS Director Deployment. This course will also prepare learners to implement basic Cisco UCS Director Deployment solutions. The focus is to ensure that students can implement the core features of Cisco UCS Director that most implementations require. Students should already be familiar with basic Data Center Concepts.

Who should attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • UCS and FlexPod SEs

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • SEs who work in data center solutions and manage data center management policies

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • General knowledge of cloud and datacenter virtualization
  • Knowledge of Cisco UCS, NetApp Storage, Nexus, and VMware vCenter
  • Knowledge of datacenter processes and best practices

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Understand Data Center Challenges and the need of Unified Data Center Solution using Cisco UCS Director
  • Install, configure and manage Cisco UCS Director 5.1
  • 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

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: UCS Director Overview
  • UCS Director Overview
Module 2: UCS Director Installation & Configuration
  • Cisco UCS Director Installation
  • Cisco UCS Director Configuration
  • Virtual and Physical Account Management
Module 3: Self-service Portal
  • Overview of Self-service Portal
  • Managing Users, Roles and Groups
  • Managing VDCs, Tenants and Policies
  • Managing Catalogs & Templates
  • Managing Self-Service Provisioning
  • Configuring Chargeback
  • Reviewing Reports
  • Implementing Customer Onboarding with Secure Multi Tenancy
Module 4: Orchestration
  • Orchestration
Module 5: Virtualization Management
  • Overview of Virtualization
  • Hosts, Clusters and DRS Configuration
  • Datastore Clusters and DRS Configuration
  • VMWare – Virtual Networking
  • Host Profiles
  • VM Provisioning (using ISO images), Template Management, VM Console
  • Administration of VMs
  • SRM Integration
  • VM-FEX
  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Integration Overview
  • Adding SCVMM Account and Discovery
  • SCVMM Virtual Compute Management
  • SCVMM Virtual Storage Management
  • SCVMM Virtual Networking Management
  • Policies, VDCs and Catalogs
  • Self Service Provisioning
Module 6: Compute Management
  • Theory of Operation, Benefits and Value Proposition
  • Managing Cisco UCS Infrastructure using UCS Director
  • Cisco UCS Director Bare metal Agent
  • Compute Policies in UCS Director
  • Monitoring and Reports in UCS Director
Module 7: Storage Management
  • Theory of Operation with NetApp and UCS Director
  • Supported NetApp Device with UCS Director
  • NetApp Day Zero Configuration
  • Adding NetApp Accounts to UCS Director
  • Monitoring and Managing Cluster Mode NetApp Storage Devices with UCS Director
  • Orchestration with NetApp
  • NetApp / UCS Director integration Use Cases
Module 8: Network Management
  • Theory of Operation, Benefits and Value Proposition
  • Managing Cisco Nexus and other network Infrastructure using UCS Director
  • Network Policies in UCS Director
  • Monitoring and Reports in UCS Director
  • Integrations
Labs

Use UCS Director as an End User
Cisco UCS Director Guided Setup
Cisco UCS Director Customization
Add Virtual and Physical Accounts
Create Policies, VDCs, and Catalogs
Self Service Portal and VM Provisioning
Chargeback and Reports
Orchestration
Provision VM Using ISO
VM Administration
SCVMM Integration
VM Provisioning on SCVMM
Install and configure Cisco UCS Director Bare-Metal Agent
Adding UCS Director BMA to UCS Director using GUI
Configuring UCS Manager using UCS Director
Adding UCS Director Physical Compute Policies
Configuring UCS Service Profiles using UCS Director
Adding UCS Director Physical Network Policies
Monitoring and Managing Network Elements in UCS Director
Creating Workflows for Network provisioning
UCS Director Storage Management and Monitoring

Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 3,695
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 37 CLC
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Online Training

Duration 5 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 3,695
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 37 CLC
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