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What is Cisco UCS Director Foundation [v5.4] Training about?

Cisco UCS Director Foundation (UCSDF) version 5.4 is a four-day, instructor-led, hands-on training course. This 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 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.

What are the objectives of Cisco UCS Director Foundation [v5.4] Training ?

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • 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 5.4 
  • 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
Available Training Modes

Live Online Training

40 Hours

Classroom Training


5 Days

Who is Cisco UCS Director Foundation [v5.4] Training for?

  • Anyone who wants to add Cisco UCS Director Foundation [v5.4] skills to their profile
  • Teams getting started on Cisco UCS Director Foundation [v5.4] projects
  • What are the prerequisites for Cisco UCS Director Foundation [v5.4] Training?

    Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills Learners should possess the following prerequisite skills and knowledge:

    • General knowledge of cloud and datacenter virtualization 
    • Knowledge of Cisco UCS, NetApp Storage, Cisco Nexus... Read More

    Course Outline

    • Cisco UCS Director Overview
      • Challenges of the Modern Data Center
      • IT Challenges
      • Cisco UCS Director
      • How Does It Work?
      • Cisco UCS Director Orchestration
      • Demonstration of Cisco UCS Director-End-User View
      • Demonstration of Cisco UCS Director-Administrator View
    • 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 VDC, Tenants, and Policies
      • Managing Catalogs and Templates
      • Managing Self-Service Provisioning
      • Configuring Chargeback
      • Reviewing Reports
    • Orchestration
      • Cisco UCS Director Orchestration
      • Workflows
      • Tasks
      • Workflow Designer
      • Creating Workflows
      • Executing Workflows
      • Prebuilt Tasks
      • Exporting Workflow as a Template
      • Compound Tasks
      • Custom Approval Tasks
      • User VM Action Policy
      • Triggers
      • Validating Workflows
      • Workflow Versioning
      • Using Macros in Orchestratio
    • Virtualization
      • 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, and VM Console
      • VM Administration
      • Integrating Site Recovery Manager
      • Cisco VM-FEX
      • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 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
      • Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent Architecture
      • Unattended OS Installation
      • Simultaneous Windows PXE Booting
      • Adding Cisco UCS Director BMA
      • Configuring DHCP
      • Starting Services
      • Deploying Linux OS
    • Compute Management with Cisco UCS Director
      • Theory of Operation, Benefits, and Value Proposition
      • Physical Compute Platforms in Cisco UCS Director
      • Compute Policies in Cisco UCS Director
      • Standalone Server Management
    • Network Management with Cisco UCS Director
      • Overview, 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 NetApp Storage Devices with Cisco UCS Director
      • EMC and IBM
      • Virtual SAN Module
    • Advanced Orchestration
      • Orchestration Task: SSH Command
      • Setting up Cisco UCS Director PowerShell Agent (PSA)
      • Execute PowerShell Command Task
      • Cloupia Script
      • Custom Tasks

    Who is the instructor for this training?

    The trainer for this Cisco UCS Director Foundation [v5.4] Training has extensive experience in this domain, including years of experience training & mentoring professionals.