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UCSDF Training

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UCSDF Training

The  Cisco UCS Director Foundation (UCSDF) version 6x course is a five-day instructor-led, hands-on training course. This training course will enable Cisco end customers and authorized Cisco System Engineers (SEs) to understand the concepts, architecture, and use cases that are related to the Cisco UCS Director deployment. This course will also prepare learners to implement basic Cisco UCS Director Deployment solutions. The focus is to ensure that students can implement the core features of the Cisco UCS Director that most implementations require. Students should already be familiar with basic Data Center Concepts.

What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials
  • Remote lab access

UCSDF Training Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of cloud and datacenter virtualization
  • Knowledge of Cisco UCS, NetApp Storage, Nexus, and VMware vCenter
  • Knowledge of datacenter processes and best practices

UCSDF Training Course Content

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand Data Center Challenges and the need of Unified Data Center Solution using the Cisco UCS Director.
  • Install, configure, and manage the Cisco UCS Director 6x.
  • Configure Virtual Data Centers, policies, catalogs, and cost models.
  • Create and monitor service requests for provisioning.
  • Define workflows using orchestration.
  • Administer the software effectively.
  • Customize the features for building proof of concepts.

UCSDF  Training Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco UCS Director Overview

  • Lesson 1: UCS Director Overview

Module 2: Cisco UCS Director Deployment

  • Lesson 1: Cisco UCS Director Installation
  • Lesson 2: Cisco UCS Director Configuration
  • Lesson 3: Virtual and Physical Account Management
  • Lesson 4: Administration and Troubleshooting

Module 3: Self-service Portal

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Self-service Portal
  • Lesson 2: Managing Users, Roles, and Groups
  • Lesson 3: Managing VDCs, Tenants, and Policies
  • Lesson 4: Managing Catalogs and Templates
  • Lesson 5: Managing Self-Service Provisioning
  • Lesson 6: Configuring Chargeback
  • Lesson 7: Reviewing Reports
  • Lesson 8: Implementing Customer Onboarding with Secure Multitenancy

Module 4: Orchestration

  • Lesson 1: Using Orchestration

Module 5: Virtualization

  • Lesson 1: Overview of VMware Integration
  • Lesson 2: Hosts, Clusters, and DRS Configuration
  • Lesson 3: VMware Datastore Clusters and DRS Configuration
  • Lesson 4: VMware: Virtual Networking
  • Lesson 5: Host Profiles
  • Lesson 6: VM Provisioning (Using an ISO Image), Template Management, VM Console
  • Lesson 7: Administration of VMs, vMotion, Linked Clones, VM Annotation Support
  • Lesson 8: SRM Integration
  • Lesson 9: VM-FEX
  • Lesson 10: Microsoft SCVMM Integration Overview
  • Lesson 11: Adding SCVMM Account and Discovery
  • Lesson 12: SCVMM Virtual Compute Management
  • Lesson 13: SCVMM Virtual Storage Management
  • Lesson 14: SCVMM Virtual Networking Management
  • Lesson 15: Policies, VDCs, and Catalogs

Module 6: Compute Management

  • Lesson 1: Theory of Operation, Benefits, and Value Proposition
  • Lesson 2: Managing Cisco UCS Infrastructure Using the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 3: Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent
  • Lesson 4: Compute Policies in the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 5: Monitoring and Reports in the Cisco UCS Director

Module 7: Storage Management

  • Lesson 1: Theory of Operation with NetApp and Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 2: Supported NetApp Device with the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 3: NetApp Day Zero Configuration
  • Lesson 4: Adding NetApp Accounts to the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 5: Monitoring and Managing the Cluster Mode NetApp Storage Devices with the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 6: Orchestration with NetApp
  • Lesson 7: NetApp and Cisco UCS Director Integration Use Cases

Module 8: Network Management

  • Lesson 1: Theory of Operation, Benefits, and Value Proposition
  • Lesson 2: Managing Cisco Nexus and Other Network Infrastructure Using the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 3: Network Policies in the Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 4: Monitoring and Reports in the Cisco UCS Director

Module 9: Integrations

  • Lesson 1: Integrations Overview


  • Lab 1: Use UCS Director as an End User
  • Lab 2: Cisco UCS Director Guided Setup
  • Lab 3: Cisco UCS Director Customization
  • Lab 4: Add Virtual and Physical Accounts
  • Lab 5: Create Policies, VDCs, and Catalogs
  • Lab 6: Self Service Portal and VM Provisioning
  • Lab 7: Chargeback and Reports
  • Lab 8: Orchestration
  • Lab 9: Provision VM Using ISO
  • Lab 10: VM Administration
  • Lab 11: SCVMM Integration
  • Lab 12: VM Provisioning on SCVMM
  • Lab 13: Install and configure Cisco UCS Director Baremetal
  • Lab 14: Adding UCS Director BMA to UCS Director using GU
  • Lab 15: Configuring UCS Manager using UCS Director
  • Lab 16: Adding UCS Director Physical Compute Policies
  • Lab 17: Configuring UCS Service Profiles using UCS Direct
  • Lab 18: Adding UCS Director Physical Network Policies
  • Lab 19: Monitoring and Managing Network Elements in UCS Director
  • Lab 20: Creating Workflows for Network provisioning
  • Lab 21: UCS Director Storage Management and Monitoring

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