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UCSDACI – Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI v6.6

New – Learn the features of UCS Director software to manage physical and virtual infrastructure elements including Cisco ACI.

GK# 4937

Course Overview


The UCSDACI - Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI 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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What You'll Learn

  • Using Cisco UCS Director to automate provisioning, orchestration, and management of infrastructure resources 
  • Cisco UCS Director architecture 
  • Cisco UCS Director setup and configuration 
  • Cisco ACI 
  • Multitenancy in FlexPod Cisco ACI infrastructure 
  • Resource groups and service offerings 
  • Tenant on-boarding 
  • Self-service provisioning 
  • Application containers


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Overview

  • Business Cloud Mandates
  • Tenant Model
  • Application Requirement and Deployment Challenges
  • UCS Director Solution Introduction
  • Cisco One for Data Center Computing

2. UCSD Components

  • UCSD Architecture
  • BMA Architecture
  • Deployment Models
  • PSC Architecture

3. ACI Overview

  • ACI Overview
  • ACI Concepts
  • UCS Director with ACI Solution

4. UCSD Deployment

  • Deployment
  • Global System Settings
  • Site and POD Management

5. Role-Based Access Control

  • User Groups
  • Users

6. Orchestration

  • Tasks and Workflows

7. UCS Director Tenancy Model

  • Multi-Tenancy with UCS Director / ACI
  • Resource Groups and Service Offerings
  • Tenant Onboarding

8. Advanced Tenant Onboarding

  • Activities
  • Tagging Resources

9. Application Containers

  • Understanding Application Containers
  • Application Profiles
  • Application Template

10. UCSD-PSC Integration

  • LDAP Integration
  • Discover UCSD Resources from PSC

11. PSC Stack Designer

  • Understanding Stack Designer
  • Designing an Application Stack Using UCSD VACS Container

12. Layer 4–7 Services

  • Device Packages
  • Service Redirection
  • Layer 4–7 Services Provisioning


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Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: UCSD and BMA Installation
Lab 2: Bare Metal Provisioning with Orchestration
Lab 3: Creating Environmental Variables
Lab 4: Creating Resource Groups
Lab 5: Creating the Service Offering and Tenant Profiles
Lab 6: Onboarding Tenant in an ACI Environment
Lab 7: Creating Application Container
Lab 8: Connect UCSD with PSC, Configure LDAP in PSC, and Discover UCSD Resources (APIC Container Templates)
Lab 9: Creating Infrastructure Templates Using Stack Designer
Lab 10: Define Application Configurations for a Two-Tier Application Service
Lab 11: Deploy an Two-Tier Application Container from PSC
Lab 12: Deploying a Multi-Tier Application Container
Lab 13: Adding Layer 4–7 Services



Learners should have the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

  • Understanding of server design and architecture 
  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS, Cisco ACI, server virtualization, and storage concepts

Who Should Attend

  • Data Center Architects 
  • Cloud Infrastructure Architects 
  • Network Engineers 
  • System Administrators 
  • Storage Administrators 
  • Engineers requiring advanced configuration skills 
  • Cisco Integrators and Partners

Vendor Credits


This course can be purchased using Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs).

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

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