Cisco UCS Director Foundation Training (UCSDF)

The Cisco UCS Director Foundation (UCSDF) is a five-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 the Cisco UCS Director that most implementations require. Students should already be familiar with basic Data Center Concepts.

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About this Course

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

  • 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
  • Understand application containers

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • 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

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • General knowledge of cloud and data center virtualization
  • Knowledge of Cisco UCS, NetApp storage, Cisco Nexus©_ switches, and VMware vCenter
  • Knowledge of data center processes and best practices

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

 

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

 



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