Course Overview

Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM) v1.1 is a five-day instructor-led training course that is designed for Cloud Operations Engineers, Cloud Technical Administrators, Cloud Infrastructure Architects, and Cisco Integrators and Partners who provide operation and support of Cisco Cloud Products and Solutions. This course provides students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) to perform foundational tasks related to cloud computing, and help students prepare for the CCNA Cloud certification, an associate level certification specializing in cloud technologies.

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5 days
CCNA Cloud
Learning Credits: 
  • The Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM) course is designed to help students prepare for the CCNA Cloud certification. This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the essentials of Cloud administration and operations.

    The management software applications covered in this course include:

    • Cisco UCS Director
    • Cisco Prime Service Catalog
    • Virtual Application Container Services

    After completing the course, students will be able to:

    • Identify the components of the Cisco Cloud management software solution
    • Understand the fundamentals of Cloud infrastructure administration
    • Describe reporting and charge-back
    • Provision Clouds using pre-configured templates
    • Perform Cloud management, monitoring and remediation
  • Module 1: Cloud Infrastructure Administration and Reporting

    • Lesson 1: Reviewing Cloud Environments
    • Lesson 2: Reviewing the Virtual Infrastructure
    • Lesson 3: Understanding Cisco UCS Director
    • Lesson 4: Understanding the Cisco Cloud Solution

    Module 2: Chargeback and Billing Reports

    • Lesson 1: Administering the Portal in Cisco UCS Director
    • Lesson 2: Describing VM Operations in Cisco UCS Director
    • Lesson 3: Describing Cisco PSC Services

    Module 3: Cloud Provisioning

    • Lesson 1: Deploying Cisco UCS Templates with Cisco UCS Director
    • Lesson 2: Explaining Cisco UCS Director Application Containers
    • Lesson 3: Describing Basics of Cisco Virtual Application Container Services

    Module 4: Cloud Systems Management and Monitoring

    • Lesson 1: Understanding System Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director
    • Lesson 2: Monitoring Dashboards in Cisco UCS Director
    • Lesson 3: Reporting in Cisco UCS Director (Cloudsense)
    • Lesson 4: Creating Budget and Resource Limits in Cisco UCS Director
    • Lesson 5: Describing Cisco UCS Performance Manager

    Module 5: Cloud Remediation

    • Lesson 1: Configuring Serviceability Options
    • Lesson 2: Interpreting Logs for Root Cause Analysis
    • Lesson 3: Reviewing Backup Cisco UCS Director Configurations
    • Guided Lab 1: Explore Cisco UCS Director Portal and Register Virtual and Physical Components
    • Guided Lab 2: Explore Cisco UCS Director Portal Administration Tasks
    • Guided Lab 3: Explore Cisco UCS Director VM Operation Tasks Using Predefined Workflow
    • Guided Lab 4: Explore Cisco PSC
    • Guided Lab 5: Explore VM, Cisco UCS, and Server Templates in Cisco UCS Director
    • Guided Lab 6: Explore Application Container Tasks Defining Two-Tier Application Container
    • Guided Lab 7: Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities
    • Guided Lab 8: Explore Cisco UCS Director Built-In Reports
    • Guided Lab 9: Explore Monitoring Dashboards in Cisco UCS Director and Generate a Top-N Report
    • Guided Lab 10: Explore Charge-Back Reporting Capabilities of Cisco UCS Director
    • Guided Lab 11: Enable Serviceability Options in Cisco UCS Director
    • Guided Lab 12: Explore Logs in Cisco UCS Director
    • Guided Lab 13: Back Up Cisco UCS Director Configuration to a Backup Server


    • Attendance of the Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND) course
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