Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI (UCSDACI)

Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI (UCSDACI) is 5-day instructor led, hands-on course that enables participants to understand the different features of UCS Director software to manage Physical and Virtual Infrastructure elements including ACI. Participants will get a chance to explore Orchestration and Automation functions of Cisco UCS Director to effectively manage infrastructure and automate IT processes. Participants will get hands on experience to install and configure Cisco UCS Director software. In addition, participants will understand functionality around features such as Bare metal provisioning, Compute/Network/Storage Management, Orchestration including APIC, CloupiaScript, SSH and PowerShell Tasks, UCS Director Custom Tasks etc.

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About this Course

Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI (UCSDACI) is 5-day instructor led, hands-on course that enables participants to understand the different features of UCS Director software to manage Physical and Virtual Infrastructure elements including ACI. Participants will get a chance to explore Orchestration and Automation functions of Cisco UCS Director to effectively manage infrastructure and automate IT processes. Participants will get hands on experience to install and configure Cisco UCS Director software. In addition, participants will understand functionality around features such as Bare metal provisioning, Compute/Network/Storage Management, Orchestration including APIC, CloupiaScript, SSH and PowerShell Tasks, UCS Director Custom Tasks etc.

Audience Profile

Primary audience for this course are:

  • Customer DC Design Engineers
  • Channel Partner SEs/FEs on DC Architectures
  • Systems Administrators & Help Desk Power Users

At Course Completion

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to understand:

  • Cisco UCS Director Architecture
  • Cisco UCS Director Setup and Configuration
  • Tenant Onboarding
  • Resource groups and Service offerings
  • Discovery and Catalog Creation
  • Self-Service Provisioning
  • Application Containers with Layer 4-7 services

Prerequisites

It is recommended, but not required, that students have the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

  • Understanding of server design and architecture
  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS, Cisco ACI, Storage and Server Virtualization

Course Outline

Module 1: Overview

  • Business Cloud Mandates
  • Tenant Model
  • Application Requirement and Deployment Challenges
  • UCS Director Solution Introduction
  • Cisco One for Data Center Computing

Module 2: UCSD Components

  • Lesson 1: Architecture
  • UCSD Architecture
  • BMA Architecture
  • Deployment Models
  • PSC Architecture

Module 3: ACI Overview

  • Lesson 1: Overview
  • ACI Overview
  • ACI Concepts
  • UCS Director with ACI Solution

Module 4: UCSD Deployment

  • Lesson 1: Deployment
  • UCSD Installation
  • OVF Deployments
  • UCSD Shell Admin
  • UCSD – BMA Configuration
  • PSC Virtual Appliance Installation
  • Lesson 2: Global System Settings
  • Licensing
  • Mail Setup
  • System Parameters
  • Authentication Preferences
  • Support Information
  • Lesson 3: Site and POD Management

Module 5: Role Based Access Control

  • Lesson 1: User Groups
  • Lesson 2: Users
  • User Roles
  • Manage User Profiles

Module 6: Orchestration

  • Lesson 1: Orchestration
  • Tasks and Workflows

Module 7: UCS Director Tenancy Model

  • Multi-Tenancy with UCS Director / ACI
  • Resource Groups and Service Offerings
  • Tenant Onboarding

Module 8: Advanced Tenant Onboarding

  • Lesson 1: Onboarding
  • Activities
  • Tagging Resources

Module 9: Application Containers

  • Lesson 1: Application Containers
  • Understanding Application Containers
  • Application Profiles
  • Application Template

Module 10: UCSD-PSC Integration

  • Lesson 1: Integrate UCSD with PSC
  • LDAP Integration
  • Discover UCSD Resources from PSC

Module 11: PSC Stack Designer

  • Lesson 1: Overview
  • Understanding Stack Designer
  • Designing an Application Stack using UCSD VACS container

Module 12: Layer 4- Layer 7 Services

  • Lesson 1: Overview
  • Device Packages
  • Service Redirection
  • Layer 4-7 Services Provisioning

Hands On Labs

  • Lab 1: UCSD and BMA Installation
  • Lab 4: Bare Metal Provisioning with Orchestration
  • Lab 5: Creating Environmental Variables
  • Lab 6: Creating Resource Groups
  • Lab 7: Creating the Service Offering & Tenant Profiles
  • Lab 8: Onboarding Tenant in an ACI Environment
  • Lab 9: Creating Application Container
  • Lab 10: Connect UCSD with PSC, Configure LDAP in PSC & Discover UCSD resources (APIC Container Templates)
  • Lab 11: Creating Infrastructure Templates using Stack Designer
  • Lab 12: Define Application configurations for a 2 Tier App Service
  • Lab 13: Deploy an 2 Tier application container from PSC
  • Lab 14: Deploying a Multi-tier Application Containe4
  • Lab 15: Adding L4-L7 Services


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