Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure (CLDINF) 1.1

Course Overview

5-day Course

This course is 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 implement and troubleshoot Cisco Cloud infrastructure. The students will gain hands-on experience configuring various cloud infrastructure components, such as Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), Cisco UCS Director (UCSD), Cisco UCS Director Bare Metal Agent (BMA), Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus 5500 Series switches, Cisco Nexus Cisco Nexus1000v, and Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR). At the end of the course, students will be able to deploy ESXi hosts, provision VMs, and implement a variety of features such as vMotion and VXLANs.

Target Audience

Cloud Engineers, Cloud Administrators, Cloud Operations/ Support Engineers, Cloud Infrastructure Architects & Virtualization Engineers


  • CCNA Cloud Certification or Equivalent Knowledge
  • Basic Knowledge of Cisco Data Center Technologies or Equipment
  • Basic Knowledge of Cloud Computing and Associated Technologies

Course Labs

  • Lab 1: UCS Manager and UCS Director Quickstart
  • Lab 2: Deploy CentOS Host on UCS Blade Server
  • Lab 3: Deploy ESXi Hosts on Remote Storage
  • Lab 4: Troubleshoot Storage Access
  • Lab 5: Configure Network Server Connectivity
  • Lab 6: Configure Virtual Network Connectivity
  • Lab 7: Troubleshoot Network Connectivity
  • Lab 8: Troubleshoot Capstone Lab

Course Modules

Module 1: Cloud Infrastructure Overview



Fabric extender benefits

Nexus 5000, 7000, and 9000 Series Switches


Cisco NX-OS

Cisco UCS

FCoE protocol and characteristics

Server virtualization

VM benefits


Cloud management platforms

Hypervisor on server set up

Module 2: Cloud Infrastructure Computing Component

Deploy hypervisors

Lights-out management network

UCS cloud platform implementation

Troubleshooting methodology

Module 3: Cloud Infrastructure Storage Component

Cloud storage implementation

Storage access configuration

Storage infrastructure troubleshooting methodology

Storage troubleshooting scenarios

Module 4: Cloud Infrastructure Network Component

Virtual device context (VDC) overview

VDC with VLANs and VRFs


Port channels


VMware standard vSwitch

Nexus 1000V

VSM-to-VEM communication

Hypervisor VTEP implementation

UCS network configuration elements

MAC pool

Network policy


Server management

Network infrastructure troubleshooting methodology

Module 5: Troubleshoot Multiple Components

Multiple components troubleshooting scenarios

Storage provisioning using UCS Director workflows troubleshooting

VM provisioning troubleshooting

Course Schedule:

Delivery Format: Virtual Classroom

Cost: $3,995 or 40 Cisco Learning Credits

Date: October 16-20, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Delivery Format: Virtual Classroom

Cost: $3,995 or 40 Cisco Learning Credits

Date: Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

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