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Hi @mthomaz. People may not be seeing this question because you've posted it as a document, rather than a discussion. If you post it on the Enterprise Networking board, you may get more responses. If you've figured it out, a follow-up would be great - I'm sure you're not the only one with this question!
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Overview Ensuring that applications run at peak efficiency requires effective allocation, configuration, and placement of both applications and the supporting infrastructure. Cisco Workload Optimization Managersafeguards business by reducing risks that arise from application and infrastructure changes. Market-based algorithms cost-effectively match application demand with infrastructure supply to keep pace with fluctuations in the business environment. Detailed, full-stack visibility enables real-time adjustments to resources when demand rises and falls, and allows businesses to maximize both application efficiency and infrastructure performance. Scenarios This Instant Demonstration contains the following scenarios: Scenario 1: Overview of Workload Optimization Manager User Interface (UI) Scenario 2: Create and Run a Plan to Evaluate a Hardware Refresh Resources Access Cisco Workload Optimization Manager v1 on Cisco dCloud now! Visit the Cisco dCloud Help page for more information and training materials To view all available Cisco dCloud demos, visit dcloud.cisco.com Contact the Technical Lead or the Business Development Manager for your region
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Hi William, I'm sorry, I just saw this. If you haven't already, please click the Support link in the dCloud taskbar and open a support case. The Support link is on the top right-hand side of the UI window, right next to the drop-down that allows you to select a data center. I do know that this sometimes happens if you've run several scenarios without removing any of the objects, because the tenant already exists when you're trying to create it. But whether that is the case in your specific situation is something our dCloud Support team can help you determine. If you have any trouble getting in touch with them, please PM me your contact information and I'll have them reach out.
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Overview Cisco UCS Director unifies and automates end-to-end IT converged infrastructure management processes by abstracting the complexity of individual devices, hypervisors, and virtual machines. The Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (Cisco APIC) is the unifying point of automation and management for the Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric. The Cisco APIC provides centralized access to all fabric information, optimizes the application lifecycle for scale and performance, and supports flexible application provisioning across physical and virtual resources. This demonstration uses UCS Director to automate the deployment of a 3-Tier Application environment into ACI, UCS, VMware and creates an ASA L4-L7 Device with Service Graph. It is available to all users in Cisco dCloud today - check it out now! What's New New APIC Simulator 1.0(3f) Updated device packages for ASA to 1.1 APIC configuration backed up and restored for saved sessions Upgraded UCSD to 184.108.40.206 Scenarios Use UCS Director to Create an APIC Tenant Use UCS Director to Add an ASA to an Existing Tenant Use UCS Director to Build a Virtual 3 Tier Application Use UCS Director to Build a Virtual/Physical 3 Tier Application Use UCS Director to Build a Virtual 3 Tier Application with ASA Service Graph Use UCS Director to Build a Virtual/Physical 3 Tier Application with ASA Service Graph Rollback of a UCS Director-Provisioned Configuration Advanced Operations The Demo Guide also includes an overview of the configured systems, for advanced users who do not need to walk through the step-by-step scenarios. Requirements Required Optional Laptop None for this release. Components Cisco APIC Simulator 1.0(3f) Cisco UCS Director 220.127.116.11 Cisco UCS Manager 2.2(3a) Windows 8 workstation 2 x VMware ESXi 5.5 hosts VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Cisco ASAv (9.3) Cisco NetScaler 1000V (10.5) 3 Tier App templates Features Virtual 3 Tier Application This workflow creates all the APIC objects including EPG, Contracts, Application Profiles, etc for the three tiers (Web, App and DB) of an application. It then creates the VMs and associates them with the APIC-generated Port Profiles. Virtual/Physical 3 Tier Application This workflow creates the Tenant, EPG, Contracts etc in APIC and clones the VMs needed in the new application (Web and App tiers), then joins the VMs to the newly created port profiles in VC. It also creates the UCS Service Profile for the DB tier in USCM and attaches the VLAN selected in APIC EPG to the new SPs. Virtual 3 Tier Application with ASA Service Graph This workflow creates all the APIC objects including EPG, Contracts, and Application Profile for the three tiers (Web, App and DB) of an application. It then creates the VMs and associates them with the APIC-generated port profiles. Upon completion of the VMs, it creates and attaches an ASA service graph, pushing the configuration to the ASA and attaching the newly-created Port Profiles to the ASAv VM. Virtual/Physical 3 Tier Application with ASA Service Graph This workflow creates the Tenant, EPG, Contracts, etc in APIC and then clones the VMs needed in the new Application (Web and App tiers), then joins the VMs to the newly created Port Profiles in VC. It also creates the UCS Service Profile for the DB tier in USCM and attaches the VLAN selected in the APIC EPG to the new SPs. Finally, it creates and attaches an ASA service graph, pushing that configuration to the ASA and attaching the newly created Port Profiles to the ASAv VM. Topology
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