Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI (UCSDACI)

The Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI (UCSDACI) v6.6 course shows you how to use Cisco UCS® Director software to manage physical and virtual infrastructure elements, including Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™). You will learn to use orchestration and automation functions of Cisco UCS Director to effectively manage infrastructure and automate IT processes. The course offers hands-on experience installing and configuring Cisco UCS Director software. You will also learn about features such as bare-metal provisioning; compute, network, and storage management; orchestration, including Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC); Cisco UCS Director custom tasks, and more.

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Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Learn how to use Cisco UCS Director to automate provisioning, orchestration, and management of infrastructure resources
  • Gain knowledge and skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, and Cisco cloud solution and software
  • Data center challenges and cloud solutions
  • Cisco UCS Director architecture
  • Cisco UCS Director setup and configuration
  • Cisco ACI
  • Multitenancy in FlexPod Cisco ACI infrastructure
  • Resource groups and service offerings
  • Tenant onboarding
  • Self-service provisioning
  • Application containers

 

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Data Center Architects
  • Cloud Infrastructure Architects
  • Network Engineers
  • System Administrators
  • Storage Administrators
  • Engineers Requiring Advanced Configuration Skills
  • Cisco Integrators and Partners

 

Prerequisites

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

  • Understanding of server design and architecture
  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS, Cisco ACI, server virtualization, and storage concepts

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: Introducing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Cisco ACI Overview
  • Lesson 2: Understanding Cisco ACI Terms and Constructs

Module 4: Understanding Cisco UCS Director Infrastructure Management

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Cisco UCS Director Deployment

Module 5: Introducing Role-Based Access Control

  • Lesson 1: Explaining User Groups/ Roles/ Users

Module 6: Introducing Orchestration

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Orchestration

Module 7: Introducing Cisco UCS Director with ACI

  • Lesson 1: Explaining Cisco UCS Director with ACI Solution

Module 8: Understanding Multi-Tenancy with Cisco UCS Director ACI

  • Lesson 1: Explaining Multi-Tenancy with Cisco UCS Director ACI
  • Lesson 2: Understanding Resource Groups and Service Offerings

Module 9: Introducing Advanced Tenant Onboarding

  • Lesson 1: Onboarding a Tenant
  • Lesson 2: Tagging Resources

Module 10: Introducing Application Containers

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Application Profiles
  • Lesson 2: Understanding Service Container Catalog

Module 11: Understanding Deployment Through Self-Service Portal

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Self-Service Provisioning Portal
  • Lesson 2: Understanding Service Request

Module 12: Understanding Virtual Data Center

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Policies
  • Lesson 2: Understanding vDC and Groups Use Case

Lab Outline

  • Lab 1: Configure Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 2: Cisco UCS Director Discovery
  • Lab 3: Cisco UCS Director User Interface Familiarization
  • Lab 4: APIC Orchestration Using Workflows
  • Lab 5: Import Advance APIC Workflow
  • Lab 6: Create Environmental Variables
  • Lab 7: Create Resource Groups
  • Lab 8: Create Service Offering and Tenant Profiles
  • Lab 9: Onboard a Tenant in Cisco ACI Environment
  • Lab 10: Create Application Container
  • Lab 11: Deploy Multi-Tier Application Container
  • Lab 12: Self-Service Portal – End User Experience
  • Lab 13: Service Design
  • Lab 14: Catalogs
  • Lab 15: Self-Service Portal – Standard VM Provisioning (End User)
  • Lab 16: Advance Workflow with Dynamic Input Filter


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