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UCSDE - UCS Director Implementation Essentials

In this course, you will learn about the fundamental capabilities and implementation details of the UCS Director platform.

UCS Director is a centralized management solution that enables IT departments to experience the full benefits of their converged infrastructure investment by continuing to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and save staff time with transparent unified management for the industry's leading converged infrastructure solutions. UCS Director enables organizations to build their own internal private clouds as well as manage public clouds. With UCS Director, organizations achieve faster service delivery, greater IT agility, and substantial cost savings. UCS Director significantly improves service levels and operational efficiencies by providing service-centric IT management with end-to-end automation capabilities.

This course covers the fundamentals for UCS Director, but it may not cover every detail of your installation. Therefore, the recommendation is to combine this course with additional training or services.

What You'll Learn

  • UCS Director solution, value proposition, and key differentiators
  • Components and implementation of UCS Director
  • UCS Director basic administrative tasks and settings
  • Physical infrastructure management capabilities and configuration of UCS Director
  • UCS Director virtual infrastructure management capabilities and configuration
  • Self-service portal and self-service catalog capabilities of UCS Director
  • UCS Director orchestration processes and capabilities

Who Needs to Attend

IT professionals wanting to learn the fundamental elements of the Cisco UCS Director including data center operations professionals, cloud infrastructure architects, cloud engineers, network engineers, systems engineers, network administrators, and storage administrators


  • Required: General data center skills related to design, deployment, and operations of VMware vSphere, Cisco UCS servers, Cisco Nexus switches, and data center storage solutions
  • Recommended: Design, deployment, and operations experience with NetApp storage. Optional: Design, deployment, and operations experience with Microsoft Hyper-V and EMC VNX or EMC VMAX storage

Follow-On Courses

There are no follow-ons for this course.

Course Outline

1. Introduction to UCS Director Solution Overview

  • UCSD Multi-Vendor Solution Architecture
  • UCS Director Converged Infrastructure Management
  • UCS Director Hypervisor Support
  • Multitenant Management Capabilities
  • UCS Director Value Proposition

2. UCS Director Components and Deployment

  • UCS Director Components
  • Environment and Setup/Requirements
  • Deploying the UCS Director OVF
  • Configuring UCS Director
  • Deploying the Cisco Bare Metal Agent OVF
  • Configuring the UCS Director Bare Metal Agent

3. UCS Director Basic Administration

  • UCSD Licensing
  • Setting System Parameters
  • System Support Information
  • Mail Settings
  • Configuring RBAC and Users and Groups
  • LDAP Integration
  • UCS Director User Interface Customization
  • ShellAdmin
  • Available Options via ShellAdmin
  • Services and Database Control
  • Appliance Time Synchronization with NTP
  • Database Backup and Recovery

4. Physical Infrastructure Management

  • Physical Accounts in UCS Director
  • Configuring Physical Infrastructure System Parameters
  • NetApp Infrastructure Discovery and Administration
  • VNX Infrastructure Discovery and Administration
  • VMAX Infrastructure Discovery and Administration

5. Virtual Infrastructure and Cloud Setup

  • Cloud Accounts in UCS Director
  • Adding, Testing Connectivity, Deleting, Editing Cloud Account(s)
  • Configuring Cloud Parameters
  • Virtual Infrastructure Management
  • UCS Director Policies
  • VM Policy-based Provisioning
  • Network Policy Management
  • Storage Policy Management
  • Computing Policy Management
  • Service Delivery Policy
  • Virtual Data Center Management
  • Catalog Management
  • Managing Reports and Monitoring
  • Cost Model Setup
  • Chargeback Reports
  • Advanced Cost Model Setup
  • Storage Tier Cost Model Setup

6. Self-Service Portal Management

  • Self-Service Portal UI
  • Catalogs and Services
  • Self-Service Virtual and Physical Infrastructure
  • Accounting, Approvals, and Reports

7. UCS Director Orchestration

  • Key Capabilities and Use Cases
  • UCS Director Task Library
  • Workflow UI Designer
  • Basic Orchestration Elements
  • Orchestration Task Libraries


Lab 1: UCS Director Installation and Configuration

Lab 2: Basic Administration

Lab 3: UCS Director Physical Infrastructure Discovery and Administration

Lab 4: Advanced VI/Cloud Setup

Lab 5: Self-Service Portal Management

Lab 6: UCS Director Orchestration

Lab 7: UCS Director Bare Metal Agent Installation and Configuration

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