The Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure (CLDINF) v1.1 is a 5-day instructor-led course that introduces you tothe knowledge and hands-on experience to implement and troubleshooting Cisco cloud infrastructure.
Learners gain hands-on experience with configuring various cloud infrastructure components, such as Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), Cisco UCS Director (UCSD), Cisco UCS Director Bare Metal Agent (BMA), Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus 5600 Series switches, Cisco Nexus 1000V, and Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR) 1000V. At the end of the course, learners are able to deploy ESXi hosts, provision virtual machines (VMs), and implement a variety of features such as vMotion and VXLANs.
The course provides required knowledge for the Cisco 300-460 CLDINF exam that is part of Cisco CCNP Cloud certification track.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe major components of the cloud infrastructure
  • Implement and troubleshoot the computing component in the cloud
  • Implement and troubleshoot the storage component in the cloud
  • Implement and troubleshoot the network component in the cloud
  • Troubleshoot cloud environments that consist of multiple components


The course contains these components:
  • Cloud Infrastructure Overview
    • Cloud Physical Infrastructure
    • Cloud Virtual Infrastructure and Software Components
    • Setting Up Hypervisor
    • Hardware Lab: UCS Manager and UCS Director Quickstart
  • Cloud Infrastructure Computing Component
    • Implementing Computing Infrastructure
    • Using Cisco UCS as a Cloud Compute Platform
    • Troubleshooting Compute Infrastructure
    • Hardware Lab: Deploy CentOS Host on UCS Blade Server
  • Cloud Infrastructure Storage Component
    • Implementing Cloud Storage
    • Configuring Storage Access on Hosts
    • Hardware Lab: Deploy ESXi Hosts on Remote Storage
    • Troubleshooting Cloud Storage Infrastructure
    • Hardware Lab: Troubleshoot Storage Access
  • Cloud Infrastructure Network Component
    • Implementing Physical Network for the Cloud
    • Implementing a Virtual Network for the Cloud
    • Hardware Lab: Configure Network Server Connectivity
    • Configuring Network Access on Hosts
    • Hardware Lab: Configure Virtual Network Connectivity
    • Troubleshooting Cloud Network Infrastructure
    • (Optional) Hardware Lab: Troubleshoot Network Connectivity
  • Troubleshoot Multiple Components
    • Troubleshooting Cloud Infrastructure
    • (Optional) Hardware Lab: Troubleshoot Capstone Lab

Prerequisite Knowledge

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

Associated certifications