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IAC v4.0 - Implementing and Configuring Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud 4.0 Training

Description

Implementing and Configuring Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (IAC) 4.0 is an instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on training course that covers the installation, configuration, and customization of Cisco IAC Release 4.0.

You review the components, features, and functions of the Cisco IAC 4.0 solution architecture and identify the hardware and software prerequisites needed to implement the solution. Hands-on labs allow you to install the base software products that are the basic elements of the Cisco IAC solution and then deploy and configure Cisco IAC 4.0. End-to-end testing, basic troubleshooting, and best-practice customization of the product are also covered.

This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to help ensure that you are able to successfully install and configure the Cisco IAC 4.0 solution.

Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Recognize the components, features, and functions of the Cisco IAC 4.0 solution architecture
  • Describe the Cisco IAC 4.0 hardware and software prerequisites
  • Install Cisco Prime Service Catalog, Cisco Process Orchestrator, and Cisco Server Provisioner
  • Deploy and configure Cisco IAC 4.0
  • Describe Cisco best practices for enhancing Cisco IAC 4.0
  • Configure enhancements approved by Cisco to Cisco IAC 4.0, such as style sheets customization and directory integration
  • Perform end-to-end testing and troubleshooting of Cisco IAC 4.0
  • Perform, and train customers to perform, basic Cisco IAC system and site administration

Prerequisites

You should have completed a Cisco IAC 3.0 course or other cloud automation training.

Cisco recommends that you have the following prerequisite knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarity with enterprise software installation and maintenance in a Microsoft Windows or Linux environment
  • Familiarity with the primary Cisco IAC infrastructure components: Cisco Prime Service Catalog, Cisco Process Orchestrator, VMware vCenter, or other hypervisors
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Active Directory and Lightweight Directory Access Protocal (LDAP) for configuration of directory integration
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database configuration
  • Computing, storage, and networking fundamentals

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for:

  • Cisco channel partners
  • Cisco implementation partners
  • Cisco Advanced Services implementation teams who install, configure, and enhance Cisco IAC 4.0.

Targeted roles include pre- and post-sales services architects, sales engineers, technical consultants, and business analysts

Outline

Module 1: Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (IAC) Topology and Architecture, and Cisco IAC 4.0 Demonstration
Module 2: Detailed Review of Cisco IAC 4.0 Hardware and Software Prerequisites
Module 3: Installing Cisco IAC Software: Cisco Prime Service Catalog, Cisco Process Orchestrator, and Cisco IAC Network Management Appliance
Module 4: Configuring Cisco IAC 4.0
Module 5: Tenant Management
Module 6: IAC 4.0 Capabilities: Virtual Data Center and Virtual Machine Provisioning Services
Module 7: Cisco IAC Enhancements
Module 8: Administering Cisco IAC

Lab Outline

Lab 1: A. Creating Virtual Machines Demo
Lab 2: A. Reviewing Hardware and Software Prerequisites
Lab 3: A. Installing and Configuring Cisco Process Orchestration and Automation Packs

      B. Apply Patches


Lab 4: A. Deploying Cisco IAC Services and Portlets

      B. Installing the Cisco IAC Patches
      C. Running the Cisco IAC Configuration Wizard


Lab 5: A. Adding Organizations

      B. Adding Tenants
      C. Adding Users


Lab 6: A. Creating a Virtual Data Center

      B. Provisioning Virtual Machines
      C. Provisioning Networks


Lab 7: A. Adjusting Standards, Approvals and Email TemplatesB. Modifying Portlet Text
C. Configuring Directory Integration
D. Customizing the Portal Style Sheet