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Cisco UCS Director Foundation Training (UCSDF)

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Overview

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.

Target Audience

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 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

Full 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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