Cisco UCS Director Foundation v6.6 (UCSDF)

The Cisco UCS Director Foundation (UCSDF) v6.6 course helps you understand concepts, architecture, and deployment use cases for Cisco UCS® Director. You will gain hands-on experience in deploying basic Cisco UCS Director solutions. You will also practice using core features that most implementations require, such as services design, using the self-service portal for provisioning services, creating workflows that enable cloud automation and standardize IT services, and more.

Retail Price: $3,895.00

Next Date: 02/07/2022

Course Days: 3

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Course Objectives

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


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



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


  • Guided Lab 1: Configure Cisco UCS Director

  • Guided Lab 2: Cisco UCS Director Discovery

  • Guided Lab 3: Cisco UCS Director GUI Familiarization

  • Guided Lab 4: Service Design

  • Guided Lab 5: Catalogs

  • Guided Lab 6: Self-Service Portal

  • Guided Lab 7: Orchestration Workflow Design

  • Guided Lab 8: Advanced Workflow Design

  • Guided Lab 9: Create Application Container

Course Dates Course Times (EST) Delivery Mode GTR
2/7/2022 - 2/9/2022 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
4/4/2022 - 4/6/2022 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
6/27/2022 - 6/29/2022 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll