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Cloud Management and Automation 101 (CMA101)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Who should attend

  • Business Development Managers, Sales Engineers and Product Sales Specialists
  • Individuals who are looking for a concise and structured overview of Cloud Concepts, Cloud Solutions and related changes in Data Center Architecture and Components

Course Objectives

The goal of this workshop is to provide attendees with a concise and structured overview of Cloud Concepts, Cloud Solutions and related changes in Data Center Architecture and Components. You will learn how the Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS), the Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud, and Open-Source solutions are related and are mapping to the Cisco Cloud Stack.

Note: This workshop is not a technical deep-dive. However, other courses are available in Fast Lane’s cloud curriculum which cover additional technical information about ECS products and solutions.

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Cloud Computing

This module clarifies terms like Cloud, Cloud Services and their characteristics. It also explains the effect of deploying Cloud Services and the resulting changes in the Data Center. The module explains the Cisco Cloud Stack and maps the related Cloud products and solutions.

  • The NIST Cloud Computing Definition
    • Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Service Models
    • Cloud Service Characteristics
  • Cloud Computing and the Data Center
    • Relationship between Cloud Computing and the Data Center
    • Components of the Data Center
  • UCS
    • UCS Overview
    • UCS Service Profiles
  • Network Automation
    • SDN / NFV Concepts & Components
    • ACI Architecture & Benefits
  • Cloud Architecture and Solutions
    • Cloud Stack Layers
    • Mapping layers to the Cisco portfolio

Module 2: The Cisco Cloud Solution

This module describes the Cisco Cloud Solution, outlining the overall logic as well as interaction of components. Please note that this is not a technical deep dive. You will have a solid overview of Cisco products in the Cisco Cloud Stack, their functionality and how the functionality provided by the different products creates one logical flow and interaction.

  • Prime Services Catalog (PSC)
    • Architecture Overview and APIs
    • Service Catalogs
    • Stack Designer
    • Multi-Tenancy
    • Heat/Puppet Integration
  • UCS Director
    • Architecture Overview and APIs
    • Multi-Tenancy
    • Workflows
    • Templates
    • Containers
    • Catalogs
  • PSC and UCSD Integration
    • PSC Service Discovery
    • Flow of Interaction
  • Intercloud Fabric
    • Challenges in the Hybrid Cloud
    • ICF Benefits and Positioning
    • ICF Business and ICF Provider Platform
  • UCS Performance Manager
    • Need for consistent monitoring in the Cloud
    • UCS Performance Manager Overview

Module 3: OpenStack

This module describes the open-source OpenStack Cloud Solution and Cisco’s involvement and support for OpenStack.

  • OpenStack Concept
    • About OpenStack
    • OpenStack Framework
    • OpenStack.org
  • OpenStack Components
    • Compute – Nova
    • Network – Neutron
    • Storage – Swift and Cinder
    • Dashboard - Horizon
  • Cisco@OpenStack
    • Overview of Cisco support for OpenStack
    • Cisco Virtual Topology System

Module 4: Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud

This module describes the Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud service and compares it to the OpenStack solution.

  • COPC Overview
    • COPC Services
    • COPC Architecture
  • COPC versus OpenStack
    • OpenStack Challenges and Implications
    • COPC Advantages

Module 5: Automation

This module will provide an overview of automation in the Cloud Stack and the Data Center, explaining basic concepts, terminology and components.

  • APIs and Languages
    • APIs
    • Scripting Languages
    • Tools
  • DevOps
    • DevOps Methodology
    • DevOps Tools
    • DevOps in a Cisco Environment

Module 6: Demos

  • Provisioning a VACS (Virtual Application Container Services) 3-tier application container using PSC Catalog

This demo shows how a whole application infrastructure with all of the needed virtual machines, routing, switching, and multi-level security can be provisioned by using the user portal of the Prime Services Catalog. You will be shown how this is done by using a VACS 3-tier container, which allows the provisioning of the needed Web, App and DB VMs, together with a CSR 1000V, providing the routing and the edge security. Additionally, you will see how security at the level of the VMs with VSG and the necessary switching with Nexus 1000V can be specified in the VACS container. This container will then be used by the UCSD and the PSC for this set of infrastructure to be published and made available for provisioning to the customer. This demo also shows all of the components involved in the operation of the Cloud Stack, based on the Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite, and more importantly, it demonstrates the logic and the integration between the products.

  • Cisco Intercloud Fabric for Business
  • Cisco UCS Director
  • Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Integration with OpenStack
  • Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller with UCS Director
Classroom Training

Duration 3 days

  • United States: US$ 2,750
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 28 CLC
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Online Training

Duration 3 days

  • United States: US$ 2,750
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 28 CLC
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