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Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI

  • Course Code UCSDACI
  • Duration 4 days
  • Version 6.6

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

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  • Public Classroom

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  • Virtual Learning

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Course Overview


This course is a hands-on course that enables participants to understand the different features of UCS Director software to manage Physical and Virtual Infrastructure elements including ACI. Participants will get a chance to explore Orchestration and Automation functions of Cisco UCS Director to effectively manage infrastructure and automate IT processes. Participants will get hands on experience to install and configure Cisco UCS Director software. In addition, participants will understand functionality around features such as Bare metal provisioning, Compute/Network/Storage Management, Orchestration including APIC, CloupiaScript, SSH and PowerShell Tasks, UCS Director Custom Tasks etc.


This course is worth 40 Credits in the Continuing Education Program



Company Events

These events can be delivered exclusively for your company at our locations or yours, specifically for your delegates and your needs. The Company Events can be tailored or standard course deliveries.

Course Schedule


Target Audience


Individulas involved in the design and deployment of Cisco UCS Director software for the management of Physical and Virtual Infrastructure elements including ACI.

Course Objectives


After completing this course you should be able to understand:

  • Data Center Challenges and Cloud Solutions
  • UCS Director Architecture
  • UCS Director Setup and Configuration
  • Multitenancy in FlexPod Cisco ACI Infrastructure
  • Resource groups and Service offerings
  • Tenant On-boarding
  • Self-Service Provisioning
  • Application Containers with Layer 4-7 services

Course Content


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 with ACI

  • Explaining Cisco UCS Director with ACI Solution

Understanding Multi-Tenancy with Cisco UCS Director ACI

  • Explaining Multi-Tenancy 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


  • Lab 1: Configure Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 2: Cisco UCS Director Discovery
  • Lab 3: Cisco UCS Director User Interface Familiarization
  • Lab 4: APIC Orchestration Using Workflows
  • Lab 5: Import Advance APIC Workflow
  • Lab 6: Create Environmental Variables
  • Lab 7: Create Resource Groups
  • Lab 8: Create Service Offering and Tenant Profiles
  • Lab 9: Onboard a Tenant in Cisco ACI Environment
  • Lab 10: Create Application Container
  • Lab 11: Deploy Multi-Tier Application Container
  • Lab 12: Self-Service Portal – End User Experience
  • Lab 13: Service Design
  • Lab 14: Catalogs
  • Lab 15: Self-Service Portal – Standard VM Provisioning (End User)
  • Lab 16: Advance Workflow with Dynamic Input Filter

Course Prerequisites


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Understanding of server design and architecture 
  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS, Cisco ACI, Server Virtualization, and Storage Concepts - DCUCI, DCAC9K and VSICM Recommended

Recommended prerequisites:

Test Certification


Recommended as preparation for exams:

  • There are no exams currently aligned to this course.
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