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UCSDF- UCS Director Foundations v5.4

Learn how to implement basic Cisco UCS Director deployment solutions.

GK# 4933

Course Overview

This course includes Cisco Training Exclusives

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In this course, you will learn about the concepts, architecture, and use cases that are related to the Cisco UCS Director deployment. This course will also prepare you to implement basic Cisco UCS Director deployment solutions. The goal of this course is to ensure that you can implement the core features of Cisco UCS Director that most implementations require.


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What You'll Learn

  • Data center challenges and the need of Unified Data Center solution using Cisco UCS Director 
  • Install, configure, and manage Cisco UCS Director 
  • 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


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Overview of Cisco UCS Director
2. Deployment
3. Self-Service Portal
4. Orchestration
5. Virtualization
6. UCS Director Baremetal Agent
7. Compute
8. S Network
9. Storage
10. Advanced Orchestration


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Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: Use Cisco 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, Virtual Datacenters (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 an ISO File
Lab 10: Virtual Machine Administration
Lab 11: System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Integration
Lab 12: VM Provisioning on System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
Lab 13: Install and Configure Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent
Lab 14: Add Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent to UCS Director
Lab 15: Configure Cisco UCS Manager Using Cisco UCS Director
Lab 16: Add Cisco UCS Director Physical Compute Policies
Lab 17: Configure Cisco UCS Manager Service Profiles Using UCS Director
Lab 18: Cisco UCS Director Storage Management and Monitoring


  • General knowledge of cloud and datacenter virtualization 
  • Knowledge of Cisco UCS, NetApp Storage, Nexus, and VMware vCenter 
  • Knowledge of data center processes and best practices

Who Should Attend

  • Cisco UCS and FlexPod system engineers

Vendor Credits


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

Training Exclusives

Classroom and Virtual Classroom sessions of this course include access to the following benefits:

  • IT Skills Video On-Demand Library (over 40,000 titles)
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity digital learning course
  • Course Recordings
  • IT Resource Library
  • Digital courseware
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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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