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.


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Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should understand:
- Learn how to use Cisco UCS Director to automate provisioning, orchestration, and management of infrastructure resources
- Gain knowledge and skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, and Cisco cloud solution and software
- 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

  • Introducing Cisco UCS Director

  • Understanding Data Center Challenges
    Understanding the Benefits of Cisco UCS Director

  • Understanding Cisco UCS Director Components

  • Explaining Cisco UCS Director Architecture
    Explaining Bare-Metal Agent

  • Introducing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

  • Understanding Cisco ACI Overview
    Understanding Cisco ACI Terms and Constructs

  • Understanding Cisco UCS Director Infrastructure Management

  • Understanding Cisco UCS Director Deployment

  • Introducing Role-Based Access Control

  • Explaining User Groups/Roles/Users

  • Introducing Orchestration

  • Understanding Orchestration

  • Introducing Cisco UCS Director ACI

  • Explaining Cisco UCS Director with ACI So

  • Understanding Multitenancy with Cisco UCS Director ACI

  • Explaining Multitenancy with Cisco UCS Director ACI
    Understanding Resource Groups and Service Offerings

  • Introducing Advanced Tenant Onboarding

  • Onboarding a Tenant
    Tagging Resources

  • Introducing Application Containers

  • Understanding Application Profiles
    Understanding Service Container Catalog

  • Understanding Deployment Through Self-Service Portal

  • Understanding Self-Service Provisioning Portal
    Understanding Service Request

  • Understanding Virtual Data Center

  • Understanding Policies
    Understanding vDC and Groups Use Case


This course is ideal for Data center architects, Cloud infrastructure architects, Network engineers, System administrators, Storage administrators, Engineers requiring advanced configuration skills, and Cisco integrators and partners.




To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge: - Understanding of server design and architecture - Familiarity with Cisco UCS, Cisco ACI, server virtualization, and storage concepts


Length: 4.0 days (32 hours)


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