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Automating the Cisco Enterprise Cloud

This course is focused entirely on the process of automating and managing private and hybrid clouds using the processes, applications and products of the Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite. You will learn how to: provision private IaaS, provision private IaaS with catalog scaling, provision private IaaS with network automation, provision hybrid IaaS, and perform application provisioning a life-cycle management. Hands on labs will help to reinforce the topics being taught.

 

This course is worth 40 Credits in the Continuing Education Progam

Target Audience

Cloud Administrators and Cloud Architects involved in the design, managment and automation of cloud services based on the Cisco cloud solution.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Automate and manage Cisco clouds to support business requirements
  • Automate and manage the self-service portal of the user
  • Automate and manage the Infrastructure as a Service
  • Automate and manage a private cloud infrastructure security
  • Automate and manage a hybrid cloud infrastructure security
  • Automate and manage for virtual network services for private and hybrid clouds
  • Automate and manage the VM life-cycle management

Pre-Requisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Have attended or have knowledge equivalent to that included in CCNA Cloud -  Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals and Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration

Course Content

Manage Private Cloud Infrastructure for IaaS

  • Describing Cloud Automation and Management
  • Describing Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite and Cloud Management
  • Managing Devices for a Cloud Tenant Using Cisco UCS Director
  • Managing Infrastructure Policies for IaaS Using Cisco UCS Director
  • Managing VDCs in Cisco UCS Director
  • Managing Workflows in an IaaS Tenant Cloud
  • Managing Self-Service Provisioning in Cisco UCS Director

Manage Private IaaS Catalog with Cisco PSC

  • Publishing Cisco UCS Director Services in Cisco PSC
  • Ordering IaaS Services as an End User Using Cisco PSC

Cisco VACS for Provisioning Private IaaS with Network Automation

  • Identifying Cisco VACS
  • Defining the Policies for Containers
  • Creating a Cisco VACS 3-Tier Internal Template Automation
  • Creating a Cisco VACS 3-Tier External Template Automation
  • Publishing Discovered Cisco VACS Services in Cisco PSC

Application Provisioning and Life-Cycle Management

  • Ordering a Virtual Server Using Cisco PSC
  • Ordering a Physical Server Using Cisco PSC
  • Ordering a Multi-Tier Application Container Using Cisco PSC
  • Managing Application Containers
  • Manage Life Cycles of Cloud Resources
  • Managing Snapshots

Manage Intercloud Fabric Connectivity for IaaS in Hybrid Cloud

  • Configuring Intercloud Fabric Connectivity
  • Managing VM Templates to Deploy New Workloads
  • Managing Intercloud Fabric Infrastructure
  • Managing Routing Policies for Secure VM Communication in the Hybrid Cloud

Labs

  • Lab 1: Create a Multitenant Cloud in Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 2: Configure and Manage Policies for a Multitenant Cloud in Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 3: Manage VDCs and VDC Applications
  • Lab 4: Create Workflow Parameters in Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 5: Creating a Cisco UCS Director Workflow for Baremetal Provisioning
  • Lab 6: Clone Container Policies
  • Lab 7: Configure Resource Pools
  • Lab 8: Managing Cisco VACS 3-Tier Internal and External Templates
  • Lab 9: Configure and Manage Catalogs in Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 10: Create Self-Service Provisioning Requirements in Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 11: Discover Cisco UCS Director Catalogs and Templates, and Order VM or Application Stacks as an End User
  • Lab 12: Life-Cycle Management with Cisco PSC

Follow On Courses

The following courses are recommended for those delegates that are looking to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Professional Certification for Cloud

  • Designing the Cisco Cloud
  • Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure
  • Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure

Exams & Certification

Recommended as preparation for exam:

  • 300-470 - Automating the Cisco Enterprise Cloud

This is one of four exams required for students looking to achieve the Cisco Certifed Network Professional for Cloud Certification

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