Description

The Cisco UCS Director Foundation (UCSDF) v5.4 is a 5-day instructor-led course that introduces learners to the concepts, architecture, and use cases that are related to the Cisco UCS Director deployment.
The course prepares learners to implement basic Cisco UCS Director deployment solutions and ensure that they can implement the core features of the Cisco UCS Director that most implementations require.
Learners should already be familiar with basic data center concepts.

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Date: from 24.7.2017 to 28.7.2017
Language: English
Location: Europe/Africa
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Date: from 6.11.2017 to 10.11.2017
Language: English
Location: Europe/Africa
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Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Understand data center challenges and the need for Unified Data Center Solution using the Cisco UCS Director
  • Install, configure, and manage the Cisco UCS Director 5.4
  • Configure virtual data centers, policies, catalogs and cost models
  • Create and monitor service requests for provisioning
  • Define workflows using orchestration
  • Administer the software effectively
  • Customize the features for building proof of concepts

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • Cisco UCS Director Overview
    • Challenges of the Modern Data Center
    • Lab: Use Cisco UCS Director as an End User
  • Cisco UCS Director Deployment
    • Installing Cisco UCS Director
    • Upgrading Cisco UCS Director 5.4
    • Configure UCS Director
    • Lab: Cisco UCS Director Guided Setup
    • Lab: Cisco UCS Director Customization
    • Virtual and Physical Account Management
    • Lab: Add Virtual and Physical Accounts
    • Administration and Troubleshooting
  • Self-Service Portal
    • Overview of Self-Service Portal
    • Managing Users, Roles, and Groups
    • Managing VDC, Tenants, and Policies
    • Managing Catalogs and Templates
    • Lab: Create Policies, Virtual Data Centers (vDCs), and Catalogs
    • Managing Self-Service Provisioning
    • Lab: Self-Service Portal and VM Provisioning
    • Configuring Chargeback
    • Reviewing Reports
    • Lab: Chargeback and Reports
  • Orchestration
    • Orchestration, Workflows, and Tasks
    • Lab: Orchestration
  • Virtualization
    • VMware Integration
    • Hosts, Clusters, and DRS Configuration
    • VMware Datastore Clusters and DRS Configuration
    • VMware—Virtual Networking (vSwitch, DvSwitch, Cisco Nexus 1000v)
    • VMware—Host Profiles
    • VM Provisioning Using an ISO Image, Template Management, and VM Console
    • Lab: Provision Virtual Machines Using an ISO File
    • VM Administration
    • Lab: Virtual Machine Administration
    • Integrating Site Recovery Manager
    • Cisco VM-FEX
    • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Integration Overview
    • Lab: System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Integration
    • SCVMM Virtual Compute Management
    • SCVMM Virtual Storage Management
    • SCVMM Virtual Networking Management
    • Policies, VDCs, and Catalogs
    • Self-Service Provisioning
    • Lab: VM Provisioning on System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
  • Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent
    • Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent
    • Lab: Install and Configure Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent
    • Lab: Add Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent to UCS Director
  • Compute Management with Cisco UCS Director
    • Theory of Operation, Benefits, and Value Proposition
    • Physical Compute Platforms in Cisco UCS Director
    • Lab: Configure Cisco UCS Manager Using Cisco UCS Director
    • Compute Policies in Cisco UCS Director
    • Lab: Add Cisco UCS Director Physical Compute Policies
    • Lab: Configure Cisco UCS Manager Service Profiles Using UCS Director
    • Standalone Server Management
  • Network Management with Cisco UCS Director
    • Overview, Theory of Operation, Benefits, and Value Proposition
    • Managing Cisco Nexus and Other Network Infrastructure Using Cisco UCS Director
    • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Storage Management with Cisco UCS Director
    • Overview of Storage Management with Cisco UCS Director
    • Managing NetApp Storage Devices with Cisco UCS Director
    • Lab: Cisco UCS Director Storage Management and Monitoring
    • EMC and IBM
    • Virtual SAN Modul
  • Advanced Orchestration
    • Orchestration Task: SSH Command
    • Setting up Cisco UCS Director PowerShell Agent (PSA)
    • Execute PowerShell Command Task
    • Cloupia Script
    • Custom Tasks
    • (Optional Activity) Workshop - Real-Life Use Case on How to Use Cisco UCS Director to Manage Multiple Cloud Accounts

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • General knowledge of cloud and data center virtualization
  • Knowledge of Cisco UCS, NetApp storage, Nexus, and VMware vCenter
  • Knowledge of data center processes and best practices