Designing the Cisco Cloud

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

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Translating Requirements into Automation Designs (6 topics)

  • Describing Cloud and Automation
  • Gathering Business Requirements
  • Using Automation as a Foundation of Cloud Design
  • Choosing the Appropriate Solution to Automate Private or Hybrid Clouds
  • Designing Appropriate Automation Tasks to Meet Requirements
  • Designing Application and PaaS Using Stack Designer

Designing a Private Cloud Infrastructure (6 topics)

  • Comparing and Contrasting Private Cloud Integrated Infrastructures
  • Designing Cloud Storage
  • Determining Methods to Access Storage
  • Determining Storage Provisioning Methods for the Cloud Environment
  • Interconnecting Private Clouds
  • Determining Appropriate Solutions to Automate Network Services

Designing a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure (3 topics)

  • Comparing and Contrasting Public Cloud Architectures
  • Automating Hybrid Cloud Provisioning
  • Connecting to Public Clouds

Securing the Cloud Infrastructure (2 topics)

  • Using Best Practices for Securing Cloud Infrastructure
  • Designing a Secure Multitenant Environment

Virtualization and Virtual Network Services for Private and Hybrid Clouds (3 topics)

  • Describing the Hypervisor Ecosystem
  • Designing Workload Mobility for Cloud
  • Designing VM Lifecycle for Cloud

Appendix (1 topic)

  • Cloud Resource Guide

Labs and Exercises (9 topics)

  • Lab 1: Create a UCS Director Workflow for Baremetal Provisioning
  • Lab 2: Design and Create Cisco UCS Director Catalog Entries for Discovered VM Templates
  • Lab 3: Design Prime Service Catalog Storefront for UCS Director
  • Lab 4: Creating an Application Template in the Cisco Stack Designer
  • Lab 5: Provision VACS Container
  • Lab 6: Configure RBAC and LDAP Integration in Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 7: Plan for ICF Cloud Requirements and Deployment
  • Lab 8: Design Hybrid Cloud Connectivity and Security
  • Lab 9: Design for VM Lifecycle and Cisco ICFD Integration in the Hybrid Cloud


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites;

  • Ideally individuals will have Data Center experience, OS experience and experience with designing and deploying IT solutions
  • Attendance of CLDFND and CLDADM or equivalent experience is recommended

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