Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM)

  Course Description

Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM) is a new 5-day ILT course designed to help students prepare for the CCNA Cloud certification, an associate level certification specializing in Cloud technologies. This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the essentials of Cloud administration and operations.

The management software applications covered in this course include:

Cisco UCS Director
Cisco Prime Service Catalog
Virtual Application Container Services


This course is recommended as preparation for the CCNA Cloud certification.

For Cloud Engineers, Cloud Administrators, Cloud Operations / Support Engineers, Cloud Design Engineers, Cloud Infrastructure Architects, Virtualization Engineers job roles

Who are looking to build their career around Cloud jobs / roles
Who plan, design, implement and/or support Cloud deployments, and are looking to validate / showcase their skills

For Data Center Engineers

Who wish to add knowledge of Cloud to their DC skills

For Network Engineers

Who are looking to develop their careers with Cloud knowledge and skills


Prior completion of the following course:

Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND)


Upon course completion, Students will be able to:

Identify the components of the Cisco Cloud management software solution
Understand the fundamentals of Cloud infrastructure administration
Describe reporting and charge-back
Provision Clouds using pre-configured templates
Perform Cloud management, monitoring and remediation


Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure (CLDACI)
Automating the Cisco Enterprise Cloud (CLDAUT)
Designing the Cisco Cloud (CLDDES)
Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure (CLDINF)

  OUTLINE: Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM)

Module 1: Cisco Cloud Technologies Overview

Reviewing Cloud Environments
Reviewing the Virtual Infrastructure
Understanding Cisco UCS Director
Understanding Cisco Cloud Solution

Module 2: Cisco Cloud Administration

Administering the Portal in Cisco UCS Director
Describing VM Operations in Cisco UCS Director
Describing Cisco PSC Services

Module 3: Cisco Cloud Provisioning

Deploying Cisco UCS Templates with Cisco UCS Director
Explaining Cisco UCS Director Application Containers
Describing Basics of Cisco Virtual Application Container Services

Module 4: Cloud Systems Management and Monitoring

System Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director
Monitoring Dashboards in Cisco UCS Director
Reporting in Cisco UCS Director (CloudSense)
Creating Budget and Resource Limits in Cisco UCS Director
Cisco UCS Performance Manager

Module 5: Cloud Remediation

Configuring Serviceability Options
Interpreting Logs for Root Cause Analysis
Reviewing Backup Cisco UCS Director Configurations


Lab 1: Explore Cisco UCS Director Portal and Register Virtual and Physical Components
Lab 2: Explore Cisco UCS Director Portal Administration Tasks
Lab 3: Explore Cisco UCS Director VM Operation Tasks Using Predefined Workflow
Lab 4: Explore Cisco PSC
Lab 5: Explore VM, Cisco UCS, and Server Templates in Cisco UCS Director
Lab 6: Explore Application Container Tasks Defining Two-Tier Application Container
Lab 7: Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities
Lab 8: Explore Cisco UCS Director Built-In Reports
Lab 9: Explore Monitoring Dashboards in Cisco UCS Director and Generate a Top-N Report
Lab 10: Explore Charge-Back Reporting Capabilities of Cisco UCS Director
Lab 11: Enable Serviceability Options in Cisco UCS Director
Lab 12: Explore Logs in Cisco UCS Director
Lab 13: Back Up Cisco UCS Director Configuration to a Backup Server