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Velisa Africa is the official Global Knowledge partner in Sub-Saharan Africa. Course details : https://www.globalknowledge.co.uk/courses/cisco/data_center/ucsdf.html

A hands-on course with workshops that enables Cisco end customers and authorized Cisco System Engineers (SEs) to understand the concepts, architecture and use cases that are related to a Cisco UCS Director Deployment. You will learn how to implement basic Cisco UCS Director Deployment solutions with specific focus on the core features that most Cisco UCS Director implementations require. You should at the end of this course be able to build effective business processes around infrastructure automation and orchestration.

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • General knowledge of cloud and datacenter virtualization
  • Knowledge of Cisco UCS, NetApp Storage, Nexus, and VMware vCenter – DCUCI, DCUFI and VSICM recommeneded.
  • Knowledge of datacenter processes and best practices

Cisco UCS Director Overview

  • Challenges of the Modern Data Center

Cisco UCS Director Deployment

  • Installing Cisco UCS Director
  • Upgrading Cisco UCS Director 5.4
  • Configure UCS Director
  • Virtual and Physical Account Management
  • Administration and Troubleshooting

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


  • Orchestration, Workflows and Tasks


  • VMware Integration
  • Hosts, Clusters, and DRS Configuration
  • VMware Datastore Clusters and DRS Configuration
  • VMware: Virtual Networking (vSwitch, DvSwitch, Cisco N1000v)
  • VMware Host Profiles
  • VM Provisioning (Using an ISO Image), Template Management, VM Console
  • VM Administration
  • Integrating Site Recovery Manager
  • Cicso VM-FEX
  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Integration Overview
  • SCVMM Virtual Compute Management
  • SCVMM Virtual Storage Management
  • SCVMM Virtual Networking Management
  • Policies, VDCs, and Catalogs
  • Self-Service Provisioning

Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent

  • Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent

Compute Management with Cisco UCS DIrector

  • Theory of Operations, Benefits and Value Proposition
  • Physical Compute Platforms in Cisco UCS Director
  • Compute Policies in the Cisco UCS Director
  • Standalone Server Management

Network Management with Cisco UCS Director

  • Theory of Operation, Benefits, and Value Proposition
  • Managing Cisco Nexus and Other Network Infrastructure Using Cisco UCS Director
  • Monitoring and Reporting

Storage Management with Cisco UCS Director

  • Overview of Storage Management with Cisco UCS Director
  • Managing NetAop Storage devices wth Cisco UCS Director
  • EMC and IBM
  • Virtual SAN Mode

Advanced Orchestration

  • Orchestration Task: SSH Command
  • Setting up Cisco UCS Director PowerShell Agent (PSA)
  • Execute PowerShell Command Task
  • Cloupia Script
  • Custom Tasks


  • 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 Virtual Machines Using ISO
  • Lab 10: Virtual Machine Administration
  • Lab 11: System Center Virtual Machine Manager Integration
  • Lab 12: Virtual Machine Provisioning on System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Lab 13 Install and configure Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent
  • Lab 14: Adding Cisco UCS Director Bareetal Agent to UCS Director
  • Lab 15: Configuring Cisco UCS Manager using Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 16 Add Cisco UCS Director Physical Compute Policies
  • Lab 17: Configuring UCS Service Profiles using UCS Director
  • Lab 18: Cisco UCS Director Storage Management and Monitoring

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Install, configure, and manage Cisco UCS Director.
  • Deploy Cisco UCS Director
  • Create and monitor service requests for provisioning
  • Describes the Orchestration functionality in Cisco UCS Director
  • Manage virtual components
  • Understand the Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent
  • Manage compute components
  • Manage network components
  • Manage storage components
  • Understand advanced orchestration

UCS System Engineers involved in the deployment and management of data center soltions utilising Cisco UCS Director

For more information please contact us:

Enquiries in Johannesburg and Cape Town : pauli@velisaafrica.co.za

International Enquiries : hema.chugh@globalknowledge.ae

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