Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI (UCSDACI) v6.6

The UCSDACI - Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI 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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Module 1: Introducing Cisco UCS Director

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Data Center Challenges
  • Lesson 2: Understanding the Benefits of Cisco UCS Director

Module 2: Understanding Cisco UCS Director Components

  • Lesson 1: Explaining Cisco UCS Director Architecture
  • Lesson 2: Explaining Bare-Metal Agent

Module 3: Introducing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Cisco ACI Overview
  • Lesson 2: Understanding Cisco ACI Terms and Constructs

Module 4: Understanding Cisco UCS Director Infrastructure Management

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Cisco UCS Director Deployment

Module 5: Introducing Role-Based Access Control

  • Lesson 1: Explaining User Groups/ Roles/ Users

Module 6: Introducing Orchestration

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Orchestration

Module 7: Introducing Cisco UCS Director with ACI

  • Lesson 1: Explaining Cisco UCS Director with ACI Solution

Module 8: Understanding Multi-Tenancy with Cisco UCS Director ACI

  • Lesson 1: Explaining Multi-Tenancy with Cisco UCS Director ACI
  • Lesson 2: Understanding Resource Groups and Service Offerings

Module 9: Introducing Advanced Tenant Onboarding

  • Lesson 1: Onboarding a Tenant
  • Lesson 2: Tagging Resources

Module 10: Introducing Application Containers

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Application Profiles
  • Lesson 2: Understanding Service Container Catalog

Module 11: Understanding Deployment Through Self-Service Portal

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Self-Service Provisioning Portal
  • Lesson 2: Understanding Service Request

Module 12: Understanding Virtual Data Center

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Policies
  • Lesson 2: Understanding vDC and Groups Use Case

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.
  • Using Cisco UCS Director to automate provisioning, orchestration, and management of infrastructure resources
  • Cisco UCS Director architecture
  • Cisco UCS Director setup and configuration
  • Cisco ACI
  • Multitenancy in FlexPod Cisco ACI infrastructure
  • Resource groups and service offerings
  • Tenant on-boarding
  • Self-service provisioning
  • Application containers

Lab 1: Configure Cisco UCS Director
Lab 2: Cisco UCS Director Discovery
Lab 3: Cisco UCS Director User Interface Familiarization
Lab 4: APIC Orchestration Using Workflows
Lab 5: Import Advance APIC Workflow
Lab 6: Create Environmental Variables
Lab 7: Create Resource Groups
Lab 8: Create Service Offering and Tenant Profiles
Lab 9: Onboard a Tenant in Cisco ACI Environment
Lab 10: Create Application Container
Lab 11: Deploy Multi-Tier Application Container
Lab 12: Self-Service Portal – End User Experience
Lab 13: Service Design
Lab 14: Catalogs
Lab 15: Self-Service Portal – Standard VM Provisioning (End User)
Lab 16: Advance Workflow with Dynamic Input Filter

Learners should have the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

  • 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

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