Cisco UCS Director Foundation Training (UCSDF)

Course Overview

The Cisco UCS Director Foundation (UCSDF) v6.6 course helps you understand concepts, architecture, and deployment use cases for Cisco UCS® Director. You will gain hands-on experience in deploying basic Cisco UCS Director solutions. You will also practice using core features that most implementations require, such as services design, using the self-service portal for provisioning services, creating workflows that enable cloud automation and standardize IT services, and more.

5 days
  • After taking this course, you should be able to:

    • Understand Cisco UCS Director architecture
    • Understand deployment models of Cisco UCS Director
    • Configure virtual data centers, policies, and catalogs
    • Understand the unified infrastructure management capabilities of Cisco UCS Director
    • Understand orchestration and build advanced workflows
    • Understand application containers
    • Introducing Cisco UCS Director
      • Understanding Data Center Challenges
      • Understanding the Benefits of Cisco UCS Director
    • Understanding Cisco UCS Director Components
      • Explaining Cisco UCS Director Architecture
      • Explaining Bare-Metal Agent
    • Understanding Cisco UCS Director Deployment
      • Explaining Cisco UCS Director Deployment
      • Explaining Global System Settings
      • Understanding Site and Pod Management
    • Understanding Cisco UCS Director Infrastructure Management
      • Understanding Cisco UCS Director Deployment
    • Understanding the Design Phase
      • Understanding Policies
      • Understanding vDC and Groups Use Case
    • Understanding Deployment Through the Self-Service Portal
      • Understanding the Self-Service Provisioning Portal
      • Understanding Service Request
    • Introducing Orchestration
      • Understanding Orchestration
    • Reporting and Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director
      • Understanding Chargeback in Cisco UCS Director
      • Understanding Reports in Cisco UCS Director
    • Introducing Application Containers
      • Understanding Application Containers
    • Configure Cisco UCS Director
    • Cisco UCS Director Discovery
    • Cisco UCS Director GUI Familiarization
    • Service Design
    • Catalogs
    • Self-Service Portal
    • Orchestration Workflow Design
    • Advanced Workflow Design
    • Create an Application Container
  • To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge before attending:

    • General knowledge of cloud and data center virtualization
    • Knowledge of Cisco UCS, NetApp storage, Cisco Nexus® switches, and VMware vCenter
    • Knowledge of data center processes and best practices
    • Data center architects
    • Cloud infrastructure architects
    • Network engineers
    • System administrators
    • Storage administrators
    • System engineers who work in data center solutions and manage data center management policies
    • Cisco integrators and partners