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Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills required to perform the essential tasks related to the operation, maintenance, monitoring and troubleshooting of Cisco Cloud products and solutions. 

This is the second of the courses required by students looking to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Associate Cloud Certification.

 

This course is worth 30 Credits in the Continuing Education Program

Target Audience

Engineers and support personnel invovled in the administration and operation of cloud services.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Identify the components of the Cisco Cloud management software solution
  • Understand the fundamentals of Cloud infrastructure administration
  • Describe reporting and charge-back
  • Provision Clouds using pre-configured templates
  • Perform Cloud management, monitoring and remediation

Pre-Requisites

Attendees should meet the following pre-requisites:

  • Attendance of CLDFND -  Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals 

Course Content

Cisco Cloud Technologies Overview

  • Reviewing Cloud Environments
  • Reviewing the Virtual Infrastructure
  • Understanding Cisco UCS Director
  • Understanding the Cisco Cloud Solution

Cisco Cloud Administration

  • Administering the Portal in Cisco UCS Director
  • Describing VM Operations in Cisco UCS Director
  • Describing Cisco PSC Services

Cisco Cloud Provisioning

  • Deploying Cisco UCS Templates with Cisco UCS Director
  • Explaining Cisco UCS Director Application Containers
  • Describing Basics of Cisco Virtual Application Container Services

Cloud Systems Management and Monitoring

  • Understanding System Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director
  • Monitoring Dashboards in Cisco UCS Director
  • Reporting in Cisco UCS Director (CloudSense)
  • Creating Budget and Resource Limits in Cisco UCS Director
  • Describing Cisco UCS Performance Manager

Cloud Remediation

  • Configuring Serviceability Options
  • Interpreting Logs for Root Cause Analysis
  • Reviewing Backup Cisco UCS Director Configurations

Labs:

  • Lab 1: Explore Cisco UCS Director Portal and Register Virtual and Physical Components
  • Lab 2: Explore Cisco UCS Director Portal Administration Tasks
  • Lab 3: Explore Cisco UCS Director VM Operation Tasks Using Predefined Workflow
  • Lab 4: Explore Cisco PSC
  • Lab 5: Explore VM, Cisco UCS, and Server Templates in Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 6: Explore Application Container Tasks Defining Two-Tier Application Container
  • Lab 7: Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities
  • Lab 8: Explore Cisco UCS Director Built-In Reports
  • Lab 9: Explore Monitoring Dashboards in Cisco UCS Director and Generate a Top-N Report
  • Lab 10: Explore Charge-Back Reporting Capabilities of Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 11: Enable Serviceability Options in Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 12: Explore Logs in Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 13: Back Up Cisco UCS Director Configuration to a Backup Server

Exams & Certification

Recommended preparation for the following exam(s):

  • 210-455 - CLDADM

This is one of two exams required for the Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification for Cloud.

The following courses are recommended for further study:

  • CLDDES - Designing the Cisco Cloud
  • CLDINF - Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure
  • CLDAUT - Automating the Cisco Enterprise Cloud
  • CLDACI - Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure

All belong to Cisco's CCNP for Cloud Certification curriculum.

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