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UCSDACI 6.6 – Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI


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  • 1 Days Course
    Unified Computing

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    The Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI (UCSDACI) v6.6 course shows you how to use Cisco UCS® Director software to manage physical and virtual infrastructure elements, including Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™). You will learn to use orchestration and automation functions of Cisco UCS Director to effectively manage infrastructure and automate IT processes. The course offers hands-on experience installing and configuring Cisco UCS Director software. You will also learn about features such as bare-metal provisioning; compute, network, and storage management; orchestration, including Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC); Cisco UCS Director custom tasks, and more


    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Data center challenges and cloud solutions
    • Cisco UCS Director architecture
    • Cisco UCS Director setup and configuration
    • Cisco ACI
    • Multitenancy in FlexPod Cisco ACI infrastructure
    • Resource groups and service offerings
    • Tenant onboarding
    • Self-service provisioning
    • Application containers


    Module 1: Introducing Cisco UCS Director

    • Lesson 1: Understanding Data Center Challenges
    • Lesson 2: Understanding the Benefits of Cisco UCS Director


    Module 2: Understanding Cisco UCS Director Components

    • Lesson 1: Explaining Cisco UCS Director Architecture
    • Lesson 2: Explaining Bare-Metal Agent


    Module 3: Introducing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

    • Lesson 1: Understanding Cisco ACI Overview
    • Lesson 2: Understanding Cisco ACI Terms and Constructs


    Module 4: Understanding Cisco UCS Director Infrastructure Management

    • Lesson 1: Understanding Cisco UCS Director Deployment


    Module 5: Introducing Role-Based Access Control

    • Lesson 1: Explaining User Groups/ Roles/ Users


    Module 6: Introducing Orchestration

    • Lesson 1: Understanding Orchestration


    Module 7: Introducing Cisco UCS Director with ACI

    • Lesson 1: Explaining Cisco UCS Director with ACI Solution


    Module 8: Understanding Multi-Tenancy with Cisco UCS Director ACI

    • Lesson 1: Explaining Multi-Tenancy with Cisco UCS Director ACI
    • Lesson 2: Understanding Resource Groups and Service Offerings


    Module 9: Introducing Advanced Tenant Onboarding

    • Lesson 1: Onboarding a Tenant
    • Lesson 2: Tagging Resources


    Module 10: Introducing Application Containers

    • Lesson 1: Understanding Application Profiles
    • Lesson 2: Understanding Service Container Catalog


    Module 11: Understanding Deployment Through Self-Service Portal

    • Lesson 1: Understanding Self-Service Provisioning Portal
    • Lesson 2: Understanding Service Request


    Module 12: Understanding Virtual Data Center

    • Lesson 1: Understanding Policies
    • Lesson 2: Understanding vDC and Groups Use Case

    Target Audience

    • Data Center Architects
    • Cloud Infrastructure Architects
    • Network Engineers
    • System Administrators
    • Storage Administrators
    • Engineers requiring advanced configuration skills
    • Cisco Integrators and Partners


    It is recommended that a learner has the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

    • Understanding of server design and architecture
    • Familiarity with Cisco UCS, Cisco ACI, server virtualization, and storage concepts