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UCSDF 6.6 – Cisco UCS Director Foundation


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  • 1 Days Course
    Unified Computing

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    The Cisco UCS Director Foundation (UCSDF) v6.6 course helps you understand concepts, architecture, and deployment use cases for Cisco UCS® Director. You will gain hands-on experience in deploying basic Cisco UCS Director solutions. You will also practice using core features that most implementations require, such as services design, using the self-service portal for provisioning services, creating workflows that enable cloud automation and standardize IT services, and more.


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

    • Understand Cisco UCS Director architecture
    • Understand deployment models of Cisco UCS Director
    • Configure virtual data centers, policies, and catalogs
    • Understand the unified infrastructure management capabilities of Cisco UCS Director
    • Understand orchestration and build advanced workflows
    • Understand 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: Understanding Cisco UCS Director Deployment

    Lesson 1: Explaining Cisco UCS Director Deployment

    Lesson 2: Explaining Global System Settings

    Lesson 3: Understanding Site and Pod Management


    Module 4: Understanding Cisco UCS Director Infrastructure Management

    Lesson 1: Understanding Cisco UCS Director Deployment


    Module 5: Understanding the Design Phase

    Lesson 1: Understanding Policies

    Lesson 2: Understanding vDC and Groups Use Case


    Module 6: Understanding Deployment through Self-Service Portal

    Lesson 1: Understanding Self-Service Provisioning Portal

    Lesson 2: Understanding Service Request


    Module 7: Introducing Orchestration

    Lesson 1: Understanding Orchestration


    Module 8: Reporting and Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director

    Lesson 1: Understanding Chargeback in Cisco UCS Director

    Lesson 2: Understanding Reports in Cisco UCS Director


    Module 9: Introducing Application Containers

    Lesson 1: Understanding Application Containers

    Target Audience

    • Data Center Architects
    • Cloud Infrastructure Architects
    • Network Engineers
    • System Administrators
    • Storage Administrators
    • System Engineers who work in data center solutions and manage data center management policies
    • Cisco Integrators and Partners


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

    • General knowledge of cloud and data center virtualization
    • Knowledge of Cisco UCS, NetApp storage, Cisco Nexus® switches, and VMware vCenter
    • Knowledge of data center processes and best practices