Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

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Introduction to UCS Director with ACI (4 topics)

  • Explaining Business Cloud Mandates
  • Understanding Tenant Model
  • Understanding Application Requirement and Deployment Challenges
  • Understanding UCS Director Solution

UCSD Components (2 topics)

  • Explaining UCS Director
  • Explaining Bare Metal Agent

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) (3 topics)

  • Understanding ACI Overview
  • Understanding ACI Concepts
  • Explaining UCS Director with ACI Solution

UCSD Deployment (3 topics)

  • Understanding UCSD Deployment
  • Explaining Global System Settings
  • Understanding Site and POD Management

UCSD Infrastructure Element Management (1 topic)

  • Understanding UCSD Discovery

Role Based Access Control (1 topic)

  • Explaining User Groups/ Roles/ Users

Orchestration (2 topics)

  • Understanding Orchestration
  • Understanding APIC Orchestration with UCS

UCSD Tenancy Model (4 topics)

  • Explaining Multi-Tenancy with UCSD ACI
  • Understanding Tenancy Models in Non-ACI Environments
  • Understanding Resource Groups and Service Offerings
  • Understanding Tenant Onboarding

Advanced Tenant Onboarding (3 topics)

  • Explaining Activities
  • Tagging Resources
  • Building a Custom Tenant Onboarding Workflow

Application Containers (2 topics)

  • Understanding Application Profiles
  • Understanding Application Templates

Deployment Through Self-Service Portal (2 topics)

  • Understanding Self-Service Provisioning Portal
  • Understanding Service Request

Layer 4-7 Services (2 topics)

  • Explaining Device Packages
  • Explaining Service Packages

Labs (13 topics)

  • Lab 1: Configuring Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 2: Discovery
  • Lab 3: UCSD UI Familiarization
  • Lab 4: APIC Orchestration Using Workflows
  • Lab 5: Importing Advance APIC Workflow
  • Lab 6: Creating Environmental Variables
  • Lab 7: Creating Resource Groups
  • Lab 8: Creating the Service Offering and 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


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Understanding of server design and architecture 
  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS, Cisco ACI, Server Virtualization, and Storage Concepts - DCUCI and DCAC9K Recommended

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