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CLDINF - Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure 1.0

Learn how to implement and troubleshoot Cisco cloud infrastructure.

GK# 3811

Course Overview


This course is designed to prepare you with the knowledge and hands-on experience to implement and troubleshooting Cisco cloud infrastructure. In the labs, you will learn how to configure various cloud infrastructure components, such as Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), Cisco UCS Director (UCSD), Cisco UCS Director Bare Metal Agent (BMA), Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus 5500 Series switches, Cisco Nexus Cisco Nexus1000v, and Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR).


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What You'll Learn

  • Major components of the cloud infrastructure
  • Implement and troubleshoot the computing component in the cloud
  • Implement and troubleshoot the storage component in the cloud
  • Implement and troubleshoot the network component in the cloud
  • Troubleshoot cloud environments that consist of multiple components


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Cloud Infrastructure Overview

  • Components
  • Characteristics
  • Fabric extender benefits
  • Nexus 5000, 7000, and 9000 Series Switches
  • MDS
  • Cisco NX-OS
  • Cisco UCS
  • FCoE protocol and characteristics
  • Server virtualization
  • VM benefits
  • Hyper-V
  • Cloud management platforms
  • Hypervisor on server set up

2. Cloud Infrastructure Computing Component

  • Deploy hypervisors
  • Lights-out management network
  • UCS cloud platform implementation
  • Troubleshooting methodology

3. Cloud Infrastructure Storage Component

  • Cloud storage implementation
  • Storage access configuration
  • Storage infrastructure troubleshooting methodology
  • Storage troubleshooting scenarios

4. Cloud Infrastructure Network Component

  • Virtual device context (VDC) overview
  • VDC with VLANs and VRFs
  • FCoE VDC
  • Port channels
  • VMware standard vSwitch
  • Nexus 1000V
  • VSM-to-VEM communication
  • Hypervisor VTEP implementation
  • UCS network configuration elements
  • MAC pool
  • Network policy
  • iSCSI vNICs
  • Server management
  • Network infrastructure troubleshooting methodology

5. Troubleshoot Multiple Components

  • Multiple components troubleshooting scenarios
  • Storage provisioning using UCS Director workflows troubleshooting
  • VM provisioning troubleshooting


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Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: UCS Manager and UCS Director Quickstart
Lab 2: Deploy CentOS Host on UCS Blade Server
Lab 3: Deploy ESXi Hosts on Remote Storage
Lab 4: Troubleshoot Storage Access
Lab 5: Configure Network Server Connectivity
Lab 6: Configure Virtual Network Connectivity
Lab 7: Troubleshoot Network Connectivity
Lab 8: Troubleshoot Capstone Lab

Who Should Attend

  • Data center engineers
  • Cloud architects
  • Infrastructure engineers
  • Technical administrators

Vendor Credits


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

Follow-On Courses

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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