The Mulitcloud Cost Optimization with Cisco CloudCenter Suite (CLDCO) v1.0 is a 1-day instructor led or virtual-led course that teaches you how the reporting and analysis of consumption the cost optimizer provides, functions within a Cisco CloudCenter Suite. The cost optimizer works together with two other primary mechanisms: a workload manager that helps users deploy applications and manage governance policies, and an action orchestrator that provides seamless integration and workflow automation.
Through lessons and hands-on experiences, you will learn the functionality of the CloudCenter cost optimizer.


After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe what clouds are supported and how to configure clouds for Cost Optimizer
  • Examine the Cost Optimizer snapshots of costs incurred by the various clouds installed for an organization


The course contains these components:
Implementing Cisco CloudCenter Suite Cost Optimizer
  • Cisco CloudCenter Suite Cost Optimizer
Examining Cost Optimizer Inventory, Reports, Rightsizing, and Troubleshooting
  • Configure Cost and Inventory Reports in the User Interface
Lab outline
  • Create Users, User Roles, and Cloud Permissions
  • Create Cost Group and Billing Unit
  • Use Cisco CloudCenter Suite Cost Optimizer Representational State Transfer (REST) API

Prerequisite Knowledge

Before enrolling in this course, you should have knowledge in the following areas:
  • Data center experience
  • Operating systems and virtualization experience
  • Understanding of server system design and architecture
  • Familiarity with public cloud concepts and n-tier application designing
  • Familiarity with Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), networking and storage concepts
The following Cisco courses may help you meet these prerequisites: