CLDDES – Designing the Cisco Cloud


5 Days

Course Description

This course is designed to help you prepare for the CCNP Cloud certification, a professional-level certification specializing in cloud technologies. You will be provided with the necessary knowledge and hands-on skills to design cloud deployments using the Cisco Cloud portfolio.


Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.

Who Should Attend:

  • Cloud architects
  • Infrastructure engineers
  • Technical administrators

What You’ll Learn

  • 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
  • VM lifecycle management

Course Outline

1. Translate Requirements into Automation Designs

  • Cloud overview
  • Key business requirements for cloud
  • Automation
  • Cisco cloud portfolios overview
  • Automation tasks
  • PSC stack designer with PaaS

2. Design a Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Pod designs
  • Cloud design storage considerations
  • Storage connectivity types
  • Thin vs. thick provisioning
  • Storage provisioning methods
  • Cloud network service automation tools

3. Design a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

  • Public cloud architectures
  • Cisco Intercloud Fabric director
  • Cisco Prime Service catalog
  • Site-to-site and remote access VPN
  • MPLS technology

4. Secure the Cloud Infrastructure

  • Administrative access
  • RBAC
  • Centralized authentication
  • Secure multitenant capabilities
  • Infrastructure security components

5. Virtualization and Virtual Network Services for Private and Hybrid Clouds

  • Hypervisor ecosystem
  • Workload dependencies
  • VM migration
  • VM format conversion
  • VM lifecycle management


Lab 1: Creating a UCS Director Workflow for Bare-Metal Provisioning
Lab 2: Design and Create Cisco UCS Director Catalog Entries for Discovered VM Templates
Lab 3: Design Prime Service Catalog Storefront for UCS Director
Lab 4: Creating an Application Template in the Cisco Stack Designer
Lab 5: Provision VACS Container
Lab 6: Choosing a Hybrid Cloud Solution
Lab 7: RBAC and LDAP Integration in Cisco UCS Director
Lab 8: Plan for ICF Cloud Requirements and Deployment
Lab 9: Design Hybrid Cloud Connectivity and Security
Lab 10: Design for VM Lifecycle and Cisco ICFD Integration in the Hybrid Cloud