Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI (UCSDACI)

Duration : 4 Days (32 Hours)

Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI (UCSDACI) Course Overview:

In the Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI (UCSDACI) v6.6 course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively use Cisco UCS Director software for managing both physical and virtual infrastructure elements, including Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). The course emphasizes the use of orchestration and automation functions provided by Cisco UCS Director to streamline infrastructure management and automate IT processes.

Through hands-on experiences, you will gain proficiency in installing and configuring Cisco UCS Director software. The course covers various features, including bare-metal provisioning, management of compute, network, and storage resources, orchestration using the Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC), customization of tasks in Cisco UCS Director, and more.

By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of how to utilize Cisco UCS Director to effectively manage and automate infrastructure, leveraging the capabilities of Cisco ACI. You will gain practical experience in performing tasks such as bare-metal provisioning, resource management, and orchestration. This knowledge will enable you to optimize infrastructure management and streamline IT processes using Cisco UCS Director.

How you’ll benefit
This course will help you:
● Learn how to use Cisco UCS Director to automate provisioning, orchestration, and management of infrastructure resources
● Gain knowledge and skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands -on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, and Cisco cloud solution and software

Who should enroll
● Data center architects
● Cloud infrastructure architects
● Network engineers
● System administrators
● Storage administrators
● Engineers requiring advanced configuration skills
● Cisco integrators and partners

Technology areas
● Cloud


After taking this course, you should understand:
● Data center challenges and cloud solutions
● Cisco UCS Director architecture
● Cisco UCS Director setup and configuration
● Cisco ACI
● Multitenancy in FlexPod Cisco ACI infrastructure
● Resource groups and service offerings
● Tenant onboarding
● Self-service provisioning
● Application containers

● Introducing Cisco UCS Director
◦ Understanding Data Center Challenges
◦ Understanding the Benefits of Cisco UCS Director
● Understanding Cisco UCS Director Components
◦ Explaining Cisco UCS Director Architecture
◦ Explaining Bare-Metal Agent

● Introducing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure
◦ Understanding Cisco ACI Overview
◦ Understanding Cisco ACI Terms and Constructs
● Understanding Cisco UCS Director Infrastructure Management
◦ Understanding Cisco UCS Director Deployment
● Introducing Role-Based Access Control
◦ Explaining User Groups/Roles/Users
● Introducing Orchestration
◦ Understanding Orchestration
● Introducing Cisco UCS Director ACI
◦ Explaining Cisco UCS Director with ACI Solution
● Understanding Multitenancy with Cisco UCS Director ACI
◦ Explaining Multitenancy with Cisco UCS Director ACI
◦ Understanding Resource Groups and Service Offerings
● Introducing Advanced Tenant Onboarding
◦ Onboarding a Tenant
◦ Tagging Resources
● Introducing Application Containers
◦ Understanding Application Profiles
◦ Understanding Service Container Catalog
● Understanding Deployment Through Self-Service Portal
◦ Understanding Self-Service Provisioning Portal
◦ Understanding Service Request
● Understanding Virtual Data Center
◦ Understanding Policies
◦ Understanding vDC and Groups Use Case

● Configure Cisco UCS Director
● Cisco UCS Director Discovery
● Cisco UCS Director User Interface Familiarization
● APIC Orchestration Using Workflows
● Import Advance APIC Workflow
● Create Environmental Variables
● Create Resource Groups
● Create Service Offering and Tenant Profiles
● Onboard a Tenant in Cisco ACI Environment
● Create Application Container
● Deploy Multitier Application Container
● Self-Service Portal – End User Experience
● Service Design
● Catalogs
● Self-Service Portal – Standard VM Provisioning (End User)
● Advance Workflow with Dynamic Input Filter

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge:
● Understanding of server design and architecture
● Familiarity with Cisco UCS, Cisco ACI, server virtualization, and storage concepts

Discover the perfect fit for your learning journey

Choose Learning Modality

Live Online

  • Convenience
  • Cost-effective
  • Self-paced learning
  • Scalability


  • Interaction and collaboration
  • Networking opportunities
  • Real-time feedback
  • Personal attention


  • Familiar environment
  • Confidentiality
  • Team building
  • Immediate application

Training Exclusives

This course comes with following benefits:

  • Practice Labs.
  • Get Trained by Certified Trainers.
  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
  • Digital courseware
  • Experience 24*7 learner support.

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