Cisco UCS Director Foundation 5.0

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Cisco UCS Director Foundation 5.0

The Cisco UCS Director Foundation (UCSDF) version 5.5 course is a hands-on training course. This training course will enable Cisco end customers and authorized Cisco System Engineers (SEs) to understand the concepts, architecture, and use cases that are related to the Cisco UCS Director deployment. This course will also prepare learners to implement basic Cisco UCS Director Deployment solutions. The focus is to ensure that students can implement the core features of the Cisco UCS Director that most implementations require. Students should already be familiar with basic Data Center Concepts.

Target Audience

  • Cisco UCS, FlexPod engineers, administrators, and SEs
  • SEs who work in data center solutions and manage data center management policies.

Prerequisites

  • General knowledge of cloud and datacenter virtualization
  • Knowledge of Cisco UCS, NetApp Storage, Nexus, and VMware vCenter
  • Knowledge of datacenter processes and best practices.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand Data Center Challenges and the need of Unified Data Center Solution using the Cisco UCS Director
  • Install, configure, and manage the Cisco UCS Director 5.5
  • 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

 


 

Course Curriculum


Section 1: Cisco UCS Director Overview

  • UCS Director Overview


Section 2: Cisco UCS Director Deployment

  • Cisco UCS Director Installation
  • Cisco UCS Director Configuration
  • Virtual and Physical Account Management
  • Administration and Troubleshooting


Section 3: Self-service Portal

  • Overview of Self-service Portal
  • Managing Users, Roles, and Groups
  • Managing VDCs, Tenants, and Policies
  • Managing Catalogs and Templates
  • Managing Self-Service Provisioning
  • Configuring Chargeback
  • Reviewing Reports
  • Implementing Customer Onboarding with Secure Multitenancy


Section 4: Orchestration

  • Using Orchestration


Section 5: Virtualization

  • Overview of VMware Integration
  • Hosts, Clusters, and DRS Configuration
  • VMware Datastore Clusters and DRS Configuration
  • VMware: Virtual Networking
  • Host Profiles
  • VM Provisioning (Using an ISO Image), Template Management, VM Console
  • Administration of VMs, vMotion, Linked Clones, VM Annotation Support
  • SRM Integration
  • VM-FEX
  • Microsoft SCVMM Integration Overview
  • Adding SCVMM Account and Discovery
  • SCVMM Virtual Compute Management
  • SCVMM Virtual Storage Management
  • SCVMM Virtual Networking Management
  • Policies, VDCs, and Catalogs
  • Policies, VDCs, and Catalogs


Section 6: Compute Management

  • Theory of Operation, Benefits, and Value Proposition
  • Managing Cisco UCS Infrastructure Using the Cisco UCS Director
  • Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent
  • Compute Policies in the Cisco UCS Director
  • Monitoring and Reports in the Cisco UCS Director


Section 7: Storage Management

  • Theory of Operation with NetApp and Cisco UCS Director
  • Supported NetApp Device with the Cisco UCS Director
  • NetApp Day Zero Configuration
  • Adding NetApp Accounts to the Cisco UCS Director
  • Monitoring and Managing the Cluster Mode NetApp Storage Devices
  • Orchestration with NetApp
  • NetApp and Cisco UCS Director Integration Use Cases


Section 8: Network Management

  • Theory of Operation, Benefits, and Value Proposition
  • Managing Cisco Nexus and Other Network Infrastructure Using the Cisco UCS Director
  • Network Policies in the Cisco UCS Director
  • Monitoring and Reports in the Cisco UCS Director


Section 9: Integrations

  • Integrations Overview