Cisco® UCS Director Foundation v6x (UCSDF)

The Cisco UCS Director Foundation (UCSDF) version 6x course is a five-day instructor-led, hands-on, Cisco UCS training course. This Cisco UCS Director 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 UCS Director Foundation 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 as a recommended prerequisite to this course.

Cisco® UCS Director Foundation v6x (UCSDF)

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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • 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


    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Cisco UCS Director Overview
  • UCS Director Overview
  • 2 - Cisco UCS Director Deployment
  • Cisco UCS Director Installation
  • Cisco UCS Director Configuration
  • Virtual and Physical Account Management
  • Administration and Troubleshooting
  • 3 - Self-service Portal
  • Overview of Self-service Portal
  • Managing Users, Roles, and Groups
  • Managing VDCs, Tenants, and Policies
  • Managing Catalogs and Templates
  • Managing Self-Service Provisioning
  • Configuring Chargeback
  • Reviewing Reports
  • Implementing Customer Onboarding with Secure Multitenancy
  • 4 - Orchestration
  • Using Orchestration
  • 5 - Virtualization
  • Overview of VMware Integration
  • Hosts, Clusters, and DRS Configuration
  • VMware Datastore Clusters and DRS Configuration
  • VMware: Virtual Networking
  • Host Profiles
  • VM Provisioning (Using an ISO Image), Template Management, VM Console
  • Administration of VMs, vMotion, Linked Clones, VM Annotation Support
  • SRM Integration
  • VM-FEX
  • Microsoft SCVMM Integration Overview
  • Adding SCVMM Account and Discovery
  • SCVMM Virtual Compute Management
  • SCVMM Virtual Storage Management
  • SCVMM Virtual Networking Management
  • Policies, VDCs, and Catalogs
  • Policies, VDCs, and Catalogs
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    The primary audience for this course is as follows:

    Cisco UCS, VersaStack and FlexPod engineers, administrators, and SEs

    The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

    SEs who work in data center solutions and manage data center management policies.

    Other Prerequisites

    The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

    General knowledge of cloud and datacenter virtualization

    Knowledge of Cisco UCS, NetApp Storage, Nexus, and VMware vCenter

    Knowledge of datacenter processes and best practices.

    Cisco® UCS Director Foundation v6x (UCSDF)

    Course Length : 5 Days (40 Hours)

    There are currently no scheduled dates for this course. Please contact us for more information.

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