Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI

Course Description

The Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI (UCSDACI) v6.6 course shows you how to use Cisco UCS® Director software to manage physical and virtual infrastructure elements, including Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™). You will learn to use orchestration and automation functions of Cisco UCS Director to effectively manage infrastructure and automate IT processes. The course offers hands-on experience installing and configuring Cisco UCS Director software.

You will also learn about features such as bare-metal provisioning; compute, network, and storage management; orchestration, including Application Policy Infrastructure
Controller (APIC); Cisco UCS Director custom tasks, and more.


  • Understanding of server design and architecture
  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS, Cisco ACI, server virtualization, and storage concepts

Who Should Attend

Data center architects, Cloud infrastructure architects, Network engineers, System administrators, Storage administrators, Engineers requiring advanced configuration skills, Cisco integrators and partners

Course Information

Length: 4 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16

Learning Objectives

  • 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


1: Configure Cisco UCS Director
2: Cisco UCS Director Discovery
3: Cisco UCS Director User Interface Familiarization
4: APIC Orchestration Using Workflows
5: Import Advance APIC Workflow
6: Create Environmental Variables
7: Create Resource Groups
8: Create Service Offering and Tenant Profiles
9: Onboard a Tenant in Cisco ACI Environment
10: Create Application Container
11: Deploy Multitier Application Container
12: Self-Service Portal – End User Experience
13: Service Design
14: Catalogs
15: Self-Service Portal – Standard VM Provisioning (End User)
16: Advance Workflow with Dynamic Input Filter