Design, Deployment And Operation of Private Cloud On ACI Fabric Using UCSD (3 Day)

Course Description
This 3 day hands-on course covers Design, Implementation, Operation, and Configuration of Cisco UCS Director in a Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Converged Infrastructure on Private Cloud, and is designed to serve the needs of engineers seeking to understand the capabilities of UCS Director with ACI from a pre and post deployment perspective.

After this course you should be able to understand:

  • UCS Director Architecture
  • UCS Director Setup and Configuration
  • Tenant Onboarding
  • Resource groups and Service offerings
  • Discovery and Catalog Creation
  • Self Service Provisioning
  • Application Containers with Layer 4-7 services

Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Understanding of server design and architecture
  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS
  • Familiarity with Cisco ACI
  • Familiarity with Server Virtualization
  • Familiarity with Storage Concepts

Course Type

Instructor-Led Training, Classroom with Hands-on Lab

Duration: 3 Days

Who should attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Data Center Architects
  • Cloud Infrastructure Architects
  • Network Engineers
  • System Administrators
  • Storage Administrators
  • Engineers Requiring Advanced Configuration Skills

Course Content

  • Module 1: Introduction
    • Business Cloud Mandates
    • Tenant Model
    • Application Requirements and Deployment Challenges
    • UCS Director Solution Introduction

  • Module 2: UCSD Components
    • UCS Director
    • BMA

  • Module 3: Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
    • UCSD Deployment
    • Global Systems Settings
    • Site and POD Management

  • Module 4: UCSD Infrastructure Elements
    • Discovery
    • POD Resources
  • Module 5: Role Based Access Control
    • User Groups / Roles / Users


  • Module 6: Orchestration
    • UCSD Tasks
    • Workflows

  • Module 7: UCSD Tenancy Model
    • ACI Overview
    • ACI Concepts
    • UCS Director with ACI Solution
  • Module 8: UCSD Application Container
    • Application profiles
    • Application container with ACI
    • L4-L7 Services
  • Module 9: Advanced Tenant On-boarding
    • Activities
    • Tagging Resources
  • Module 10: Application Containers
    • Tasks and Workflows
    • Workflow Templates


  • Module 11: Deployment through Self-Service Portal
    • Service Requests
  • Model 12: L4-L7 Services
    • Device Packages
    • Adding L4-L7 Services to Application Containers
  • Lab 1: Configure Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 2: Discovery
  • Lab 3: UCSD UI Familiarization
  • Lab 4: APIC Orchestration using Workflows
  • Lab 5: Import Advance APIC Workflows
  • Lab 6: Creating Environmental Variables
  • Lab 7 Creating Resources Groups
  • Lab 8: Creating the Service Offering & Tenant Profiles
  • Lab 9: Onboarding Tenant in an ACI Environment
  • Lab 10: Creating Application Container
  • Lab 11: Deploying a Multi-tier Application Container
  • Lab 12: Self Service Portal – End User Experience
  • Lab 13: Adding L4-L7 Services