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Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure

This course has been designed to prepare data center engineers with the knowledge and hands-on experience required to implement and troubleshoot Cisco cloud infrastructures. You will gain hands-on experience with configuring 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). At the end of the course, students will be able to deploy ESXi hosts, provision VMs and implement a variety of features such as vMotion and VXLANs.

This course is worth 50 Credits in the Continuing Education Program

Target Audience

This course is aimed at Cloud Computing and Data Center Engineers.


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course you should be able to:

  • Describe the 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


Attendees should meet the following pre-requisites:

  • CCNA Cloud Certification or equivalent knowledge - Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals and Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration recommeneded.
  • Basic knowledge of Cisco Data Center technologies and equipment
  • Basic knowledge of cloud computing and associated technologies
  • Basic knowledge of VMware data center concepts

Course Content

Cloud Infrastructure Overview

  • Cloud Physical Infrastructure
  • Cloud Virtual Infrastructure and Software Components
  • Setting Up Hypervisor

Cloud Infrastructure Computing Component

  • Implementing Computing Infrastructure
  • Using Cisco UCS as a Cloud Compute Platform
  • Troubleshooting Compute Infrastructure

Cloud Infrastructure Storage Component

  • Implementing Cloud Storage
  • Configuring Storage Access on Hosts
  • Troubleshooting Cloud Storage Infrastructure

Cloud Infrastructure Network Component

  • Implementing Physical Network for the Cloud
  • Implementing a Virtual Network for the Cloud
  • Configuring Network Access on Hosts
  • Troubleshooting Cloud Network Infrastructure

Troubleshoot Multiple Components

  • Troubleshooting Cloud Infrastructure


  • Lab 1: Quickstart UCS Manager and UCS Director
  • Lab 2: Deploy CentOS Host on UCS Blade Server
  • Lab 3: Build Virtualised Environment
  • 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

Follow On Courses

The following courses are recommended for further study:

  • Designing the Cisco Cloud 
  • Automating the Cisco Enterprise Cloud
  • Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure 

Exams & Certification

Recommended as preparation for exams:

  • 300-460  - Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure

This is one of four exams required for those looking to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Professional for Cloud Certification.

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