CLDDES v1.01 - Designing the Cisco Cloud

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Description

The goal of the course is to enable the students to achieve competency, skills and the required knowledge to
assess their environment, business and technical requirements to be able to successfully design cloud
deployments using the Cisco Cloud Portfolio.

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Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Translate the business requirements into Cisco Cloud automation designs
  • Define the appropriate Cisco Cloud solution, based on a broad range of products and technologies
  • Design for the self-service user portal
  • Design for the Application and Platform as a service
  • Design for a Private Cloud infrastructure, automation, and security
  • Design for a Hybrid Cloud infrastructure, automation, and security
  • Design for Virtual Network Services for Private and Hybrid Clouds
  • Describe for the VM Lifecycle management

Prerequisites

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

  • Typically, these individuals will have Data Center experience, OS experience and experience with designing and deploying IT solutions.

Attending the following Cisco courses or equivalent experience is highly recommended in order to fully benefit from this course:

  • CCNA Cloud Fundamentals
  • CCNA Cloud Administration

Who Should Attend

The primary target audiences for the course are:

  • Cloud Architects ? responsible for creating designs for cloud deployments based on Cisco cloud solutions
  • Cloud Infrastructure Architects ? design infrastructure and operations of cloud services using Cisco cloud products and solutions
  • Secondary target audiences are:Cloud Technical Administrators ? implementation operation and support of Cisco cloud products and solutions

Outline

Course Introduction
The Course Introduction provides learners with the course objectives and prerequisite learner skills and
knowledge. The Course Introduction presents the course flow diagram and the icons that are used in the
course illustrations and figures. This course component also describes the curriculum for this course,
providing learners with the information that they need to make decisions regarding their specific learning
path.

  • Overview
  • Course Goal and Objectives
  • Course Flow
  • Additional References
  • Your Training Curriculum


Module 1: Translate Requirements into Automation Designs
Objective: Make an overview of the cloud computing concepts, services, and deployment models, and the
Cisco cloud portfolio. Provide information on how to translate the business requirements into a cloud
solution to define what automation design components are needed.

Lesson 1: Describing Cloud and Automation
Objective: Provide a high-level overview of cloud models and characteristics
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Describe Cloud Computing
  • Describe Cloud Characteristics
  • Describe Cloud Models
  • Describe Cloud Deployment Models
  • Describe the Benefits and Adoption of Cloud
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Gathering Business Requirements
Objective: Provide an understanding of the methodology to identify business requirements and map their
characteristics to the appropriate cloud models
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Identifying Key Business Requirements for Cloud and Automation
  • Mapping Business Requirements to Appropriate Cloud Models
  • Summary
  • Lesson 3: Using Automation as a Foundation of Cloud Design

Objective: Provide an understanding of automation techniques and how to design cloud with self-service
and elasticity characteristics
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Define Automation
  • Describe Cisco Cloud APIs
  • Describe Cloud Infrastructure Automation
  • Explain IaaS Automation
  • Describe PaaS Automation
  • Explain SaaS Automation
  • Design for Automation
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Choosing the Appropriate Solution to Automate Private or
Hybrid Clouds
Objective: Provide a general view of the Cisco cloud portfolio
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Describe Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite
  • Describe Cisco PSC
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director
  • Describe Virtual Application Cloud Segmentation (VACS)
  • Describe Cisco Intercloud Fabric (ICF)
  • Describe Cisco PNSC
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Designing Appropriate Automation Tasks to Meet
Requirements
Objective: Provide a detailed procedure on the creation and definition of tasks
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Design Automation with Cisco UCS Director
  • Design the Workflow for Cisco UCS Director BareMetal Provisioning
  • Design Cisco Virtual Application Cloud Segmentation
  • Design Workflows for Cisco ACI APIC Provisioning
  • Design Cisco UCS Director Catalog Entries
  • Design Automation with Cisco ICF
  • Summary

Hardware Lab 1: Creating a UCS Director Workflow for Baremetal
Provisioning
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Configuring Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent
  • Configuring the DHCP Server for a Baremetal Agent Account
  • Setting up ESXi Image for Install Through a Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent
  • PXE Boot Request in Cisco UCS Director
  • Creating a Workflow for PXE Boot Installation

Hardware Lab 2: Design and Create Cisco UCS Director Catalog Entries
for Discovered VM Templates
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Creating a VDC for Pod
  • Creating Catalog Entries for VDC
  • Creating Users for VDC
  • Creating Service Requests from Catalog

Hardware Lab 3: Design Prime Service Catalog Storefront for UCS
Director
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Configuring Cisco UCS Director in Cisco PSC
  • Configuring Cisco UCS Director in Cisco PSC
  • Validating the Cisco PSC Storefront

Lesson 6: Design Application and PaaS Using Stack Designer
Objective: Provide a Stack Designer overview for the design of multi-tiered applications for PaaS cloud
services
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Describe Cisco PSC Stack Designer
  • Describe PaaS with Stack Designer
  • Describe Exporting Stack Designs
  • Summary

Hardware Lab 4: Creating an Application Template in the Cisco Stack
Designer
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Configuring Application Container Template in UCS Director
  • Configuring the Application Template with PSC Stack Designer
  • Deploy an Application Template Created with Stack Designer

Lesson 7: Module Summary
This lesson includes these topics:

  • References

Lesson 8: Module Self-Check

Module 2: Design a Private Cloud Infrastructure
Objective: Upon completion of this module, the learner will be able to design a private cloud infrastructure
in a Cisco datacenter with the cloud portfolio.

Lesson 1: Comparing and Contrasting Private Cloud Integrated
Infrastructures
Objective: Provide the learner with an overview of Cisco integrated infrastructure pod designs for cloud
services.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Understand Pod Designs
  • Describe the vBlock Pod Design
  • Describe the FlexPod Pod Design
  • Describe the VSPEX Pod Design
  • Describe Pod Design Scalability
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director Pod Orchestration Capabilities
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Designing Cloud Storage
Objective: Provide the learner an overview of cloud storage design considerations based on workload
requirements
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Describe Storage Virtualization Technologies
  • Describe Storage Assessment
  • Describe Multitiered Storage Design
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Determining Methods to Access Storage
Objective: Provide the learner with an overview of methods to access the storage backend.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Determine Storage Connectivity Types
  • Describe Redundancy with Storage Protocols
  • Determine the Storage Access
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Determining Storage Provisioning Methods for the Cloud
Environment
Objective: Provide the learner with an overview of storage provisioning methods for the cloud environment
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Describe Thin vs. Thick Provisioning
  • Describe Thin Provisioning Per Hypervisor
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Interconnecting Private Clouds
Objective: Provide the learner with an overview of storage provisioning methods for cloud.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Describe the Layer 2 Intra-Data Center
  • Describe the Layer 2 Inter-Data Center
  • Describe the Layer 3 IP Mobility
  • Summary

Lesson 6: Determining Appropriate Solutions to Automate Network
Services
Objective: Provide the learner with an overview of network and network services automation tools for the
cloud.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Describe Cisco APIC (ACI)
  • Describe Nexus Data Broker
  • Describe Cisco Metapod
  • Summary

Hardware Lab 5: Provision VACS Container
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Configure VACS Deployment Policies
  • Configure the VACS Container Template
  • Create VACS Container
  • Operate with the VACS Container from the End-User Portal

Lesson 7: Module Summary
This lesson includes these topics:

  • References

Lesson 8: Module Self-Check

Module 3: Design a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
Objective: Upon completion of this module, the learner will be able to design hybrid Cloud infrastructure
with Cisco datacenter and Cloud portfolio.

Lesson 1: Comparing and Contrasting Public Cloud Architectures
Objective: Provide the learner with an overview of the public cloud architectures that can be integrated as an
extension of private cloud infrastructures for hybrid cloud designs.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Describe Amazon.com and Amazon Web Services
  • Explain Microsoft Azure
  • Describe IBM SoftLayer
  • Explain Cisco Intercloud Ecosystem
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Automating Hybrid Cloud Provisioning
Objective: Provide the learner with an overview of cloud provisioning and automation with the Cisco cloud
portfolio
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Describe Cisco Intercloud Fabric Director
  • Describe Cisco Prime Service Catalog
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Connecting to Public Clouds
Objective: Provide the learner with an overview of protocols and techniques for connecting to public clouds
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Describe Cisco Intercloud Fabric Secure Extension
  • Explain Site-to-Site and Remote Access VPN
  • Describe MPLS Technology
  • Summary

Challenge 6: Choosing a Hybrid Cloud Solution
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Determine the Business Objectives
  • Determine the Technical Objectives
  • Choosing a Technical Solution

Lesson 4: Module Summary
This lesson includes these topics:

  • References

Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module 4: Secure the Cloud Infrastructure
Objective: Upon completion of this module, the learner will be able to design secure cloud infrastructures.

Lesson 1: Using Best Practices for Securing Cloud Infrastructure
Objective: Design secured cloud architectures
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Describe Securing Administrative Access of a Cloud Infrastructure
  • Describe RBAC for Cloud Architectures
  • Describe Centralized Authentication for Cloud Architectures
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Designing a Secure Multitenant Environment
Objective: Design secure multitenant infrastructures.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Describe Secure Multitenant Capabilities
  • Describe the Components of Cloud Infrastructure Security
  • Describe a Secure Tenant Infrastructure in the Private Cloud
  • Describe a Secure Tenant Infrastructure in the Hybrid Cloud
  • Summary

Hardware Lab 7: RBAC and LDAP Integration in Cisco UCS Director
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Configure and Verify Role-Based Access Control in the Cisco UCS Director
  • Configure LDAP Integration in the Cisco UCS Director

Challenge 8: Plan for ICF Cloud Requirements and Deployment
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Planning for Infrastructure preparation
  • Planning for Cloud Connectivity
  • Planning for the Cisco ICFB Components Deployment

Challenge 9: Design Hybrid Cloud Connectivity and Security
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Design for hybrid cloud routing
  • Design for hybrid cloud security

Lesson 3: Module Summary
This lesson includes these topics:

  • References

Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

Module 5: Virtualization and Virtual Network Services for Private and Hybrid Clouds
Objective: Upon completion of this module, the learner will be able to design virtual network services for
cloud infrastructure.

Lesson 1: Describing the Hypervisor Ecosystem
Objective: Understand hypervisors and their feature sets.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Examine Resource Scheduling
  • Describe VM-Mobility
  • Describe Disaster Recovery and VM-Mobility
  • Examine High Availability vs. Fault Tolerance
  • Describe Memory Ballooning
  • Examine Dom0 vs. Paravirtualized vs. Hypervisors vs. Containers
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Designing Workload Mobility for Cloud
Objective: Understand workload mobility in cloud services.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Describe Physical to Virtual (P2V) and Virtual to Virtual (V2V) Tools and Workflows
  • Understand Workload Dependencies
  • Examine Workload Migration vs. VM Migration
  • Examine VM Migration Across Clouds
  • Examine VM Format Conversion
  • Describe Workload Mobility Use Cases
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Designing VM Lifecycle for Cloud
Objective: Understand VM lifecycle management in cloud infrastructures.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Describe Virtual Machine Lifecycle Management with Workflows
  • Summary

Challenge 10: Design for VM Lifecycle and Cisco ICFD Integration in the
Hybrid Cloud
This activity includes these tasks:

  • Design for Deployment of the VMs in the Service Provider Cloud

Lesson 4: Module Summary
This lesson includes these topics:

  • References

Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module 6: Appendix
Objective: Provide some additional information about cloud-related services. This module is only for
students? reference. It is not delivered by the instructor!

Lesson 1: Cloud Resource Guide
Objective:
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Cisco Cloud Consumption aaS
  • Cisco Communities
  • Industry Standards and Regulations
  • Object Storage