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Cisco UCS Director for Converged Infrastructure Management

Converged Infrastructure Management (CIM) is a proven business enabler that unifies data center infrastructure, storage, computing, networking, and virtualization management. CIM using UCS Director provides a unified data center architecture (DCA) for private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructures as a service (IaaS) to any corporate customer base. Many challenges exist to provision and manage virtual data center (vDC) services. Automation, orchestration and service management provided under a single pane of glass enables the use of flexible and agile cloud services.

This intensive half-day course with an 2nd half-day course option covers the business value, investment considerations, common development issues, and deployment issues, and the knowledge essential to understand and manage a converged infrastructure using UCS Director for any cloud-based IaaS.


You should have a familiarity with data center architecture, cloud computing concepts, and, data center management solutions. You should have commercial industry or federal government management, engineering, consulting or operational data center experience.

Who should attend

The primary audience for this seminar is business decision makers and technical professionals who are eager to understand the benefits and value of deploying Cisco UCS Director on a converged infrastructure management platform such as FlexPod.


In this fast-paced half-day seminar with a second half day option, you will learn to:

  • First Half Day – Business Decision Considerations
    • Understand the theory, value proposition, and investment considerations associated with a converged infrastructure management solution
    • Understand the incremental investments and cost savings that are realized by taking the “virtual” road ahead
    • See demonstrations, review case studies that detail real-world business challenges and successful industry deployments
    • Review strategies for reducing existing data center costs and optimizing resource utilization
  • Second Half Day – Technical Decision Considerations [Optional]
    • Understand the technical and architectural considerations to design and deploy a CIM solution in the data center
    • Identify steps required to convert your data center into a virtual data center with converged infrastructure management
    • Perform lab exercises to understand the features, integration areas and architectural blueprints essential to achieving a CIM solution’s value
    • Understand the operational benefits in implementation towards service provisioning agility, IT simplification, resource utilization and chargeback

First Half Day

1: Cisco UCS Director Cloud Benefits and Value
  • Converged Infrastructure Management Definition
  • Benefits, Features, Value and Successful Strategies
  • Investment Considerations and Cost Savings
2: Case Studies, Benefits and Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Real world case studies
  • Private cloud – service provisioning
  • Demonstration
3: Cisco UCS Director Solution Elements
  • Self-service and adaptive provisioning
  • Multi-tenant security and management
  • Multi-technology support
  • Business agility thru orchestration

Second Half Day [Optional]

4: Cisco UCS Director on FlexPod
  • Deployment model considerations
  • Technical design and steps toward converged infrastructure management
  • Installation, licensing, role based access control
5: Cloud Automation and Management
  • The role of Cisco UCS Director
  • Converged Infrastructure stack integration
  • Chargeback and cloud integration
6: Lab Exercises
  • Configuring Cisco UCS Director
  • Service provisioning and orchestration workflows
  • Bare metal versus virtual provisioning
  • Converged service monitoring and management


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