Cisco UCS Director with ACI

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Cisco UCS Director with ACI

In this course, you will learn about different features of UCS Director software to manage physical and virtual infrastructure elements including Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). You will get a chance to explore orchestration and automation functions of Cisco UCS Director to effectively manage infrastructure and automate IT processes. You will also learn how to install and configure Cisco UCS Director software.

Target Audience

  • Customer DC design engineers
  • Channel partner system engineers and field engineers on DC architectures
  • Systems administrators 
  • Help desk power users

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of server design and architecture
  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS and Cisco ACI
  • Familiarity with storage and server virtualization

 


 

Course Curriculum


Section 1 : Overview

  • Business Cloud Mandates
  • Tenant Model
  • Application Requirement and Deployment Challenges
  • UCS Director Solution Introduction
  • Cisco One for Data Center Computing


Section 2 : UCSD Components

  • UCSD Architecture
  • BMA Architecture
  • Deployment Models
  • PSC Architecture


Section 3 : ACI Overview

  • ACI Overview
  • ACI Concepts
  • UCS Director with ACI Solution


Section 4 : UCSD Deployment

  • Deployment
  • Global System Settings
  • Site and POD Management


Section 5 : Role-Based Access Control

  • User Groups
  • Users


Section 6 : Orchestration

  • Tasks and Workflows


Section 7 : UCS Director Tenancy Model

  • Multi-Tenancy with UCS Director / ACI
  • Resource Groups and Service Offerings
  • Tenant Onboarding


Section 8 : Advanced Tenant Onboarding

  • Activities
  • Tagging Resources


Section 9 : Application Containers

 

  • Understanding Application Containers
  • Application Profiles
  • Application Template

 


Section 10 : UCSD-PSC Integration

  • LDAP Integration
  • Discover UCSD Resources from PSC


Section 11 : PSC Stack Designer

  • Understanding Stack Designer
  • Designing an Application Stack Using UCSD VACS Container
  • Layer 4–7 Services
  • Device Packages
  • Service Redirection
  • Layer 4–7 Services Provisioning