UCS Director Foundation (Non-ACI) (2 Day)

Course Description
This 2 day hands-on course covers Design, Implementation, Operation, and Advanced Configuration of Cisco UCS Director, and is designed to serve the needs of engineers seeking to understand the capabilities of UCS Director from a pre and post deployment perspective.

Course Objectives
After this course you should be able to understand:

  • UCS Director Architecture
  • UCS Director Setup and Configuration
  • Discovery and Catalog Creation
  • Self Service Provisioning
  • Application Containers

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 Ethernet and TCP/IP
  • Familiarity with Server Virtualization
  • Familiarity with Storage Concepts

Course Type
Instructor-Led Training, Classroom with Hands-on Lab

Duration: 2 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 Availability

Course Content

  • Module 1: Introduction
    • Lesson 1: Overview
      • DataCenter Challenges
      • Cloud Layer Overview
      • UCSD Overview
      • Support Matrix
      • Management Features

  • Module 2: UCSD Components
    • Lesson 1: Architecture
      • UCSD Architecture
      • BMA Architecture
      • Deployment Models

  • Module 3: UCSD Deployment
    • Lesson 1: Deployment
      • UCSD Installation
      • OVF Deployments
      • UCSD Shell Admin
      • UCSD – BMA Configuration
    • Lesson 2: Global System Settings
      • Licensing
      • Mail Setup
      • System Parameters
      • Authentication Preferences
      • Support Information
    • Lesson 3: Site and POD Management

  • Lab 1: UCSD and BMA Installation

  • Module 4: UCSD Infrastructure Elements Management
    • Lesson 1: Discovery
      • Discovery Overview
      • Virtual Infrastructure Discovery
      • Physical Infrastructure Discovery

  • Lab 2: Discovery

  • Lab3: UI Familiarization

  • Module 5: UCSD Design
    • Lesson 1: Policies
      • Computing
      • Network
      • Storage
      • Service Delivery
    • Lesson 2: User Groups
      • Group Budget Policy
      • Resource Limits
    • Lesson 3: Users
      • User Roles
      • Manage User Profiles
    • Lesson 4: Virtual Data Center (vDC)
    • Lesson 5: Catalog

  • Lab 4: Services Design
  • Lab 5: Catalog

  • Module 6: Deploy
    • Lesson 1: Deploy
      • Self Service Provisioning
      • Service Requests
  • Lab 6: Self Service Portal

  • Module 7: Orchestration
    • Lesson 1: Orchestration
      • Tasks and Workflows
      • Workflow Templates
  • Lab 7: Advanced Catalog
    • Advanced Catalog
    • Workflow Designer
  • Lab 8: Workflow Design

  • Module 8: Operate
    • Lesson 1: Operate
      • Chargeback
      • Reporting
      • Building custom reports using the report builder

  • Module 9: Application Containers
    • Lesson 1: Overview
      • Understanding Application Containers

  • Lab 9: Setting up Application Containers with a Linux firewall