Converged Infrastructures, Automation, and Provisioning for the Cloud

This path is meant to enhance the knowledge base of any learner who works with cloud technologies, or wishes to begin understanding cloud deployments


Expected Duration
125 minutes

Building, provisioning, monitoring and maintaining a cloud/datacenter from scratch can be a daunting task. Making sure that you have devices that work together is one of the biggest challenges. To make this process easier, reference architectures exist as well as pre-built validated server/switch/storage solutions. In this course, you will explore reference architectures and pre-built validated all-in-one solutions. In addition, you will examine the various methods that can be used to automate provisioning, monitoring, and maintenance. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Cisco exam Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals exam (210-451 CLDFND). This exam counts toward the CCNA Cloud certification.


Architecture for Converged Infrastructure

  • start the course
  • describe the components and benefits of reference architecture
  • describe FlexPod components and benefits
  • describe FlexPod base architecture
  • describe FlexPod for VMware CVD
  • describe VCE components and benefits
  • describe VSPEX components and benefits
  • describe HDS UCP select components and benefits
  • Automation, Provisioning, and Management

  • describe cloud computing, automation, and management solutions
  • describe Cisco UCS director
  • describe how Cisco UCS Director works
  • describe Cisco UCS Director orchestration
  • describe workflows
  • describe storage and network orchestration
  • implement workflow
  • describe Cisco IAC
  • describe the Cisco Prime Service Catalog
  • describe Cisco Prime Service Catalog integration
  • describe Prime Service Catalog and UCS Director
  • describe OpenStack cloud infrastructure solutions
  • describe Horizon in OpenStack components
  • describe Nova and Glance in OpenStack components
  • describe storage in OpenStack components
  • describe networking in OpenStack components
  • describe identity service in OpenStack components
  • describe additional modules in OpenStack components
  • describe the basic concepts of OpenStack




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