About this Course

Duration 5 Days
Special Notices

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Designing the Cisco Cloud (CLDDES) is a new 5-day ILT course designed to help students prepare for the CCNP Cloud certification, a professional level certification specializing in Cloud technologies. This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and hands-on skills to design cloud deployments using the Cisco Cloud portfolio.


  • "Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND)"
  • "Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM)"

Delegates will learn how to

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • 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 the VM Lifecycle management


Module 1: Translate Requirements into Automation Designs
  • Cloud overview
    • Computing
    • Characteristics
    • Models
    • Deployment models
    • Benefits
    • Adoption
  • Key business requirements for cloud
  • Automation
    • Cloud APIs
    • IaaS
    • PaaS
    • SaaS
    • Design
  • Cisco cloud portfolios overview
    • ONE Enterprise cloud suite
    • PSC
    • UCS director
    • Virtual application cloud segmentation (VACS)
    • Intercloud fabric
    • PNSC
  • Automation tasks
  • PSC stack designer with PaaS
Module 2: Design a Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Pod designs
    • vBlock
    • FlexPod
    • VSPEX
    • Scalability
    • UCS director
  • Cloud design storage considerations
  • Storage connectivity types
  • Thin vs. thick provisioning
  • Storage provisioning methods
  • Cloud network service automation tools
    • APIC (ACI)
    • Nexus data broker
    • Metapod
Module 3: Design a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
  • Public cloud architectures
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Microsoft Azure
    • IBM SoftLayer
    • Cisco Intercloud Ecosystem
  • Cisco Intercloud Fabric director
  • Cisco Prime Service catalog
  • Site-to-site and remote access VPN
  • MPLS technology
Module 4: Secure the Cloud Infrastructure
  • Administrative access
  • RBAC
  • Centralized authentication
  • Secure multitenant capabilities
  • Infrastructure security components
Module 5: Virtualization and Virtual Network Services for Private and Hybrid Clouds
  • Hypervisor ecosystem
    • VM-mobility
    • Disaster recovery
    • High availability vs. fault tolerance
    • Memory ballooning
  • Workload dependencies
  • VM migration
  • VM format conversion
  • VM lifecycle management
  • Creating a UCS Director Workflow for Baremetal Provisioning
  • Design and Create Cisco UCS Director Catalog Entries for Discovered VM Templates
  • Design Prime Service Catalog Storefront for UCS Director
  • Creating an Application Template in the Cisco Stack Designer
  • Provision VACS Container
  • Choosing a Hybrid Cloud Solution
  • RBAC and LDAP Integration in Cisco UCS Director
  • Plan for ICF Cloud Requirements and Deployment
  • Design Hybrid Cloud Connectivity and Security
  • Design for VM Lifecycle and Cisco ICFD Integration in the Hybrid Cloud

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5 Days

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