The Cisco Workload Optimization Manager (CWOM) v2.0 is a 2-day instructor-led training that is intended for solution architects, engineers, and business process engineers. During this training you will learn how to use Cisco Workload Optimization Manager ver 2.3 to optimize and automate workload placements in real time across hybrid clouds implemented on different Cisco Solutions. You will also discover how to customize the look and feel of the CWOM interface, how to create a new value on hardware modernization, and how to plan and execute the data center resources migration to Public Cloud.

Throughout the session, a major focus will be on understanding how CWOM management solution enables customers to simultaneously assure application performance and maximize data center resources efficiency in real time. Automated decision-making so that the data center stack can dynamically adjust to changing demand will also be discussed.

Participants will install CWOM software, provision data center integration, get familiar with user interface, learn how to perform administrative tasks, customize the dashboard and create reports, learn how to use recommendations and automated actions to keep the environment running in an optimized state, test modelling capabilities, and simulate a migration to and from the Public Cloud to optimize a Hybrid Cloud solution.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Understand what is CWOM and how it adds value to your data center
  • Understand how to use CWOM to optimize workload in private clouds implemented on different Cisco Solutions
  • Understand how to leverage the intelligent analytics and automation to converge your environment towards a desired state in which performance is assured
  • Understand CWOM real-time decision engine that adjusts infrastructure resources and workload placement in response to fluctuations in workload demand
  • Understand how to adjust configurations, placement and capacity to ensure maximum performance and greater agility at greatest cost efficiency
  • Understand how to ensure the right configuration, capacity and placement across multicloud environment
  • Understand how to fine tune your CWOM interface, perform administrative tasks and prepare customized reports


The course contains these components:
  • Ease of CWOM Installation and Environment Discovery
    • Application Installation and Licensing
  • CWOM Technology Overview
    • What is Cisco Workload Optimization Manager?
    • How does CWOM work?
      • Abstraction
      • Analysis
      • Automation
  • CWOM Integrations with broader Cisco Multicloud portfolio
    • CWOM & UCS Manager
    • CWOM & UCS Director
    • CWOM & Tetration
    • CWOM & AppDynamics
    • CWOM & HyperFlex
    • CWOM & CloudCenter
    • CWOM & Container Platforms
  • CWOM Application Overview
    • CWOM GUI Overview
    • CWOM Administrative Tasks
    • CWOM Dashboards and Reports
  • CWOM Use Cases
    • Data Center Day-to-Day Optimization
      • Explain CWOM actions
      • Provisioning Groups, Policies and Templates
      • Setting Up Business Rules
      • Maximize Data Center Efficiency using Automation
    • Modernize at the Pace of your Business
      • Use CWOM to Model Infrastructure and Workload Growth Scenarios
    • Maximizing Elasticity with Multicloud Control
      • Public Cloud Setup
      • Optimization and Automation of Application Workload Placement across Private and Public Cloud
    • CWOM Installation and Target Configuration
    • Introducing CWOM User Interface
    • Performing CWOM Administrative Tasks
    • Setting Up Custom Views and Creating Reports
    • Configuring Templates, Policies and Rules
    • Modelling What-if Scenarios
    • Migration to and from Public Cloud

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
  • Data Center background
  • Knowledge of compute, storage, and networking
  • Understanding of enterprise environments and IT challenges