Cisco UCS Director Foundation-UCSDF v6.0

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description

In this course, you will learn about the concepts, architecture, and use cases that are related to the Cisco UCS Director deployment. This course will also prepare you to implement basic Cisco UCS Director deployment solutions. The goal of this course is to ensure that you can implement the core features of Cisco UCS Director that most implementations require.

Audience

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cisco UCS, VersaStack and FlexPod engineers, administrators, and SEs

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • SEs who work in data center solutions and manage data center management policies.

Prerequisites

  • Students should already be familiar with basic Data Center Concepts
  • General knowledge of cloud and datacenter virtualization
  • Knowledge of Cisco UCS, NetApp Storage, Nexus, and VMware vCenter
  • Knowledge of datacenter processes and best practices

Learning Objectives

  • 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 6x
  • 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

Module 1: Cisco UCS Director Overview

  • Lesson 1: UCS Director Overview

Module 2: Cisco UCS Director Deployment

  • Lesson 1: Cisco UCS Director Installation
  • Lesson 2: Cisco UCS Director Configuration
  • Lesson 3: Virtual and Physical Account Management
  • Lesson 4: Administration and Troubleshooting

Module 3: Self-service Portal

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Self-service Portal
  • Lesson 2: Managing Users, Roles, and Groups
  • Lesson 3: Managing VDCs, Tenants, and Policies
  • Lesson 4: Managing Catalogs and Templates
  • Lesson 5: Managing Self-Service Provisioning
  • Lesson 6: Configuring Chargeback
  • Lesson 7: Reviewing Reports
  • Lesson 8: Implementing Customer Onboarding with Secure Multitenancy

Module 4: Orchestration

  • Lesson 1: Using Orchestration

Module 5: Virtualization

  • Lesson 1: Overview of VMware Integration
  • Lesson 2: Hosts, Clusters, and DRS Configuration
  • Lesson 3: VMware Datastore Clusters and DRS Configuration
  • Lesson 4: VMware: Virtual Networking
  • Lesson 5: Host Profiles
  • Lesson 6: VM Provisioning (Using an ISO Image), Template Management, VM Console
  • Lesson 7: Administration of VMs, vMotion, Linked Clones, VM Annotation Support
  • Lesson 8: SRM Integration
  • Lesson 9: VM-FEX
  • Lesson 10: Microsoft SCVMM Integration Overview
  • Lesson 11: Adding SCVMM Account and Discovery
  • Lesson 12: SCVMM Virtual Compute Management
  • Lesson 13: SCVMM Virtual Storage Management
  • Lesson 14: SCVMM Virtual Networking Management
  • Lesson 15: Policies, VDCs, and Catalogs
  • Lesson 15: Policies, VDCs, and Catalogs

Module 6: Compute Management

  • Lesson 1: Theory of Operation, Benefits, and Value Proposition
  • Lesson 2: Managing Cisco UCS Infrastructure Using the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 3: Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent
  • Lesson 4: Compute Policies in the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 5: Monitoring and Reports in the Cisco UCS Director

Module 7: Storage Management

  • Lesson 1: Theory of Operation with NetApp and Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 2: Supported NetApp Device with the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 3: NetApp Day Zero Configuration
  • Lesson 4: Adding NetApp Accounts to the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 5: Monitoring and Managing the Cluster Mode NetApp Storage Devices with the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 6: Orchestration with NetApp
  • Lesson 7: NetApp and Cisco UCS Director Integration Use Cases

Module 8: Network Management

  • Lesson 1: Theory of Operation, Benefits, and Value Proposition
  • Lesson 2: Managing Cisco Nexus and Other Network Infrastructure Using the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 3: Network Policies in the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 4: Monitoring and Reports in the Cisco UCS Director

Module 9: Integrations

  • Lesson 1: Integrations Overview