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.

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After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • 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


How you’ll benefit

This course will help you:

  • Learn how to deploy Cisco UCS Director to replace manual configuration and provisioning processes with orchestration to optimize and simplify delivery of private cloud and data center Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Gain knowledge and skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco® learning technologies, Cisco cloud solutions, and software
  • Be the technical consultant on deployment options and give technical demonstrations

 Who should enroll

  • 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


To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge before attending:

  • 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

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