CLDADM v1.0 - Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration

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Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM) is a new 5-day ILT course designed to help students prepare for the CCNA Cloud certification, an associate level certification specializing in Cloud technologies. This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the essentials of Cloud administration and operations.

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Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Provision the Cisco UCS director (UCSD)
  • Provision the Cisco Prime Services Catalog (PSC)
  • Provision the Cisco Virtual Application Container Services (VACS)
  • Provision the Cisco Intercloud Fabric Director (ICF)
  • Provision the Cisco Prime Network Services Controller (PNSC)


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Attendance in the CCNA Cloud Fundamentals course

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cloud Operators Engineers basic operation and support of Cisco Cloud Products and Solutions

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cloud Technical Administrator implementation operation and support of Cisco Cloud Products and Solutions


Module 1: Cisco Cloud Technologies Overview

    Lesson 1: Reviewing Cloud Environments
    • What is Cloud?
    • Cloud Types
    • Private Cloud
    • Public Cloud
    • Hybrid Cloud
    • Cloud Providers
    • Summary

    Lesson 2: Reviewing the Virtual Infrastructure

    • Virtualization Overview
    • Hypervisors / Hosts
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtualization and Networking
    • Summary

    Lesson 3: Cisco UCS Director Overview

    • Cisco UCS Director Overview
    • Cisco UCS Director Orchestrator
    • Cisco UCS Director Catalog
    • Baremetal Agent
    • Cisco UCS Director Deployment Models
    • Summary

    Lesson 4: Cisco Cloud Solution

    • Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite
    • Cisco Prime Service Catalog
    • Virtual Application Container Services
    • Intercloud Fabric
    • Summary

    Lesson 5: Module Summary

    • References

    Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

Module 2: Cisco Cloud Administration

    Lesson 1: Administering the Portal in UCSD
    • Users/Groups and RBAC Configurations
    • VLANS Creations
    • Firewall
    • Datastores
    • Workflows via Service Catalog
    • Summary

    Lesson 2: Describing Virtual Machines Operations in Cisco UCSD

    • Migrations
    • VM Resizing
    • VM Snapshots
    • Summary

    Lesson 3: Cisco Prime Service Catalog Services

    • Configuration of Service Names and Icons
    • Order Permissions RBAC
    • Cisco PSC Architecture
    • Summary

    Lesson 4: Module Summary

    • References

    Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module 3: Cisco Cloud Provisioning

    Lesson 1: Deploying UCS Templates with UCSD
    • Template Types Initial vs Updating
    • Template Deployment
    • Managing Service Profile Templates from UCSD
    • Portal Changes for Template Deployment
    • Summary

    Lesson 2: Explaining UCSD Application Containers

    • UCSD App Containers Overview
    • App Containers Deployment Overview
    • App Containers Basic Support Operations
    • Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Support
    • Summary

    Lesson 3: Cisco Virtual Application Container Services Basics

    • VACS Overview
    • VACS Container Topology
    • VACS Deployment Methodology
    • Summary

    Lesson 4: Module Summary

    • References

    Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module 4: Cloud Systems Management and Monitoring

    Lesson 1: System Monitoring in UCS Director
    • Identify Ongoing Issues
    • Alerts
    • Summary

    Lesson 2: Working with Monitoring Dashboards in UCSD

    • Create Monitoring Dashboards
    • Custom Monitoring Dashboards
    • Summary

    Lesson 3: Reporting in Cisco UCS Director (CloudSense)

    • Reports Overview
    • Summary

    Lesson 4: Creating Budget and Resource Limits in UCSD

    • Resource Limits for the Different Tenants
    • Budgets for the Different Tenants
    • Summary

    Lesson 5: Cisco UCS Performance Manager

    • Describe Capacity Planning
    • Describe Bandwidth Monitoring
    • Describe How Host Groups Facilitate Dynamic Monitoring
    • Summary

    Lesson 6: Module Summary

    • References

    Lesson 7: Module Self-Check

Module 5: Cloud Remediation

    Lesson 1: Configuring Serviceability Options
    • Configuring Syslog
    • Configuring NTP
    • Configuring DNS
    • Configuring DHCP
    • Configuring SMTP
    • Summary

    Lesson 2: Interpreting Logs for Root Cause Analysis

    • Faults and Logs
    • User Activities
    • Applications
    • Summary

    Lesson 3: Reviewing Backup Cisco UCSD Configurations

    • Databases Backups
    • Databases Restoration
    • Summary

    Lesson 4: Module Summary

    • References

    Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Lab Outline

Hardware Lab 1: Explore Cisco UCSD Portal and Register Virtual and Physical Components

  • Set Up Physical Accounts in Cisco UCS Director
  • Register the Cisco UCS Manager in the Cisco UCS Director
  • Register the Cisco UCS Invicta in the Cisco UCS Director
  • Register the VMware vCenter in the Cisco UCS Director
  • Register the Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM in the Cisco UCS Director
  • Explore Cisco UCS Director Portal as a Billing Administrator User
  • Explore Cisco UCS Director Portal as an Operator User

Hardware Lab 2: Explore Cisco UCSD Portal Administration Tasks

  • Analyze Existing Workflows
  • Execute a Service Request

Hardware Lab 3: Explore UCSD VM Operation Tasks Using Predefined Workflow

  • Create a New Workflow for Migrating a VM

Hardware Lab 4: Explore Cisco Prime Service Catalog

  • Order a Laptop for a Company Employee
  • Order New Employee Onboarding Services

Hardware Lab 5: Explore VM, Cisco UCS, and Server Templates in Cisco UCSD

  • Explore VMware Template Deployment Tasks
  • Explore Cisco UCS Service Profile Template Deployment Tasks

Hardware Lab 6: Explore App Container Tasks Defining 2-Tier App Container

  • Configuring ASAv Deployment Policy.
  • Configuring Tiered Application Gateway Policy.
  • Configuring Virtual Infrastructure Policy
  • Configuring Application Container Template
  • Deploying 2-Tier Application Container

Hardware Lab 7: Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities

  • Inspect Monitoring Capabilities
  • Manipulate Presented Graphs
  • Monitor Event View

Hardware Lab 8: Explore UCS Director Built-In Reports

  • Generate a Report of Physical Accounts
  • Generate a Virtual Infrastructure Inventory Report
  • Generate a Billing Report for a Customer

Hardware Lab 9: Explore Monitoring Dashboards in Cisco UCS Director Generating Top-N Report

  • Customize the Monitoring Dashboard

Hardware Lab 10: Charge-back Reporting Capabilities of Cisco UCS Director

  • Get a Price Quote
  • Export a Charge-Back Report

Hardware Lab 11: Enable Serviceability Options in UCSD

  • Configure SMTP and NTP

Hardware Lab 12: Explore Logs in Cisco UCS Director

  • Analyze Basic System Information
  • Analyze Infra Manager Logs
  • Analyze Authenticator Logs
  • Download Logs for Further Analysis
  • Enable Debugging

Hardware Lab 13: Backup Cisco UCSD Configuration to a Backup Server

  • Back Up the Database