Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI (UCSDACI)

Course Overview

The Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI (UCSDACI) v6.6 course shows you how to use Cisco UCS® Director software to manage physical and virtual infrastructure elements, including Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™). You will learn to use orchestration and automation functions of Cisco UCS Director to effectively manage infrastructure and automate IT processes. The course offers hands-on experience installing and configuring Cisco UCS Director software. You will also learn about features such as bare-metal provisioning; compute, network, and storage management; orchestration, including Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC); Cisco UCS Director custom tasks, and more.

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  • This course will help you:

    • Learn how to use Cisco UCS Director to automate provisioning, orchestration, and management of infrastructure resources
    • Gain knowledge and skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, and Cisco cloud solution and software

    After taking this course, you should understand:

    • Data center challenges and cloud solutions
    • Cisco UCS Director architecture
    • Cisco UCS Director setup and configuration
    • Cisco ACI
    • Multitenancy in FlexPod Cisco ACI infrastructure
    • Resource groups and service offerings
    • Tenant onboarding
    • Self-service provisioning
    • 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
    • Introducing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure
      • Understanding Cisco ACI Overview
      • Understanding Cisco ACI Terms and Constructs
    • Understanding Cisco UCS Director Infrastructure Management
      • Understanding Cisco UCS Director Deployment
    • Introducing Role-Based Access Control
      • Explaining User Groups/Roles/Users
    • Introducing Orchestration
      • Understanding Orchestration
    • Introducing Cisco UCS Director ACI
      • Explaining Cisco UCS Director with ACI Solution
    • Understanding Multitenancy with Cisco UCS Director ACI
      • Explaining Multitenancy with Cisco UCS Director ACI
      • Understanding Resource Groups and Service Offerings
    • Introducing Advanced Tenant Onboarding
      • Onboarding a Tenant
      • Tagging Resources
    • Introducing Application Containers
      • Understanding Application Profiles
      • Understanding Service Container Catalog
    • Understanding Deployment Through Self-Service Portal
      • Understanding Self-Service Provisioning Portal
      • Understanding Service Request
    • Understanding Virtual Data Center
      • Understanding Policies
      • Understanding vDC and Groups Use Case
    • Configure Cisco UCS Director
    • Cisco UCS Director Discovery
    • Cisco UCS Director User Interface Familiarization
    • APIC Orchestration Using Workflows
    • Import Advance APIC Workflow
    • Create Environmental Variables
    • Create Resource Groups
    • Create Service Offering and Tenant Profiles
    • Onboard a Tenant in Cisco ACI Environment
    • Create Application Container
    • Deploy Multitier Application Container
    • Self-Service Portal – End User Experience
    • Service Design
    • Catalogs
    • Self-Service Portal – Standard VM Provisioning (End User)
    • Advance Workflow with Dynamic Input Filter
  • To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge:

    • Understanding of server design and architecture
    • Familiarity with Cisco UCS, Cisco ACI, server virtualization, and storage concepts
    • Data center architects
    • Cloud infrastructure architects
    • Network engineers
    • System administrators
    • Storage administrators
    • Engineers requiring advanced configuration skills
    • Cisco integrators and partners