The Automating the Cisco Enterprise Cloud (CLDAUT) v1.1 is a 5-day instructor-led lab-intensive course that introduces learners to the process of automating and managing the processes, applications, and products of the Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite.
The goal of this course is to enable learners to achieve competency, skills, and the required knowledge to be able to successfully automate and manage the cloud deployments using the Cisco Cloud Portfolio. This course also allows learners to gain extensive hands-on lab experience with the Cisco cloud components, including Cisco Prime Service Catalog, Cisco UCS Director, Cisco Intercloud Fabric, and so on.
The CLDAUT course is part of the Cisco CCNP Cloud certification track and recommended training for the 300-470 CLDAUT exam.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe Cisco’s architectural components of the data center to support the infrastructure of a private cloud IaaS
  • Describe how to manage the private IaaS service offering with Cisco Prime Service Catalog
  • Automate network services in a private IaaS cloud
  • Describe the lifecycle management and application provisioning in the cloud
  • Describe how to use Cisco Intercloud Fabric to manage workloads in the hybrid cloud


The course contains these components:
  • Manage Private Cloud Infrastructure for IaaS
    • Describing Cloud Automation and Management
    • Describing Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite and Cloud Management
    • Managing Devices for a Cloud Tenant Using Cisco UCS Director
    • Managing Infrastructure Policies for IaaS Using Cisco UCS Director
    • Managing VDCs in Cisco UCS Director
    • Lab: Create a Multitenant Cloud in Cisco UCS Director
    • Lab: Configure and Manage Policies for a Multitenant Cloud in Cisco UCS Director
    • Lab: Manage VDCs and VDC Applications
    • Lab: Create Workflow Parameters in Cisco UCS Director
    • Managing Workflows in an IaaS Tenant Cloud
    • Lab: Creating a Cisco UCS Director Workflow for Baremetal Provisioning
    • Managing Self-Service Provisioning in Cisco UCS Director
  • Manage Private IaaS Catalog with Cisco PSC
    • Publishing Cisco UCS Director Services in Cisco PSC
    • Ordering IaaS Services as an End User Using Cisco PSC
  • Cisco VACS for Provisioning Private IaaS with Network Automation
    • Identifying Cisco VACS
    • Defining the Policies for Containers
    • Lab: Clone Container Policies
    • Lab: Configure Resource Pools
    • Creating a Cisco VACS 3-Tier Internal Template Automation
    • Creating a Cisco VACS 3-Tier External Template Automation
    • Publishing Discovered Cisco VACS Services in Cisco PSC
    • Lab: Managing Cisco VACS 3-Tier Internal and External Templates
    • Lab: Configure and Manage Catalogs in Cisco UCS Director
    • Lab: Create Self-Service Provisioning Requirements in Cisco UCS Director
  • Application Provisioning and Life-Cycle Management
    • Ordering a Virtual Server Using Cisco PSC
    • Ordering a Physical Server Using Cisco PSC
    • Ordering a Multi-Tier Application Container Using Cisco PSC
    • Lab: Discover Cisco UCS Director Catalogs and Templates, and Order VM or Application Stacks as an End User
    • Managing Application Containers
    • Manage Life Cycles of Cloud Resources
    • Managing Snapshots
    • Lab: Life-Cycle Management with Cisco PSC
  • Manage Intercloud Fabric Connectivity for IaaS in Hybrid Cloud
    • Configuring Intercloud Fabric Connectivity
    • Managing VM Templates to Deploy New Workloads
    • Managing Intercloud Fabric Infrastructure
    • Managing Routing Policies for Secure VM Communication in the Hybrid Cloud

Prerequisite Knowledge

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

Associated certifications