UCSDACI- Designing and Deploying 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.


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


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

Learning Objectives

  • Cisco UCS Director architecture
  • Cisco UCS Director setup and configuration
  • Tenant onboarding
  • Resource groups and service offerings
  • Discovery and catalog creation
  • Self-service provisioning
  • Application containers with Layers 4�7 services

1. Overview

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

2. UCSD Components

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

3. ACI Overview

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

4. UCSD Deployment

  • Deployment
  • Global System Settings
  • Site and POD Management

5. Role-Based Access Control

  • User Groups
  • Users

6. Orchestration

  • Tasks and Workflows

7. UCS Director Tenancy Model

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

8. Advanced Tenant Onboarding

  • Activities
  • Tagging Resources

9. Application Containers

  • Understanding Application Containers
  • Application Profiles
  • Application Template

10. UCSD-PSC Integration

  • LDAP Integration
  • Discover UCSD Resources from PSC

11. PSC Stack Designer

  • Understanding Stack Designer
  • Designing an Application Stack Using UCSD VACS Container

12. Layer 4�7 Services

  • Device Packages
  • Service Redirection
  • Layer 4�7 Services Provisioning