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Orf Gelbrich
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

The video is illustrating how quickly UCSD can be installed at a customer location.  It shows the following steps

     OVF import

     OVF cutomization

     UCSD appliance startup

     Policy(s) creation

     VDC creation

     Catalog creation

     End user execution of a catalog

The video is 20 minutes the actual time it took is about 40 minutes.  The OVF import and UCSD start up depends on network and datastore and compute speeds. This video was run on UCSD M3 blades with MDS and a very old NetApp array.

The script for the video is the attached play book.

1 UCS Director Play book

1    Value of UCSD?.................................................................................................................................................................. 2

2    What did the customer just buy?..................................................................................................................... 2

3    Importance of UCSD in the data center...................................................................................................... 3

4    Demo Script (Step by Step)................................................................................................................................... 3

  1. 4.1    Service End User................................................................................................................................................... 3
  2. 4.2    Admin User................................................................................................................................................................. 4

5    Proof of Concept Preparation (POC)............................................................................................................. 7

  1. 5.1    Set up vCenter......................................................................................................................................................... 7
  2. 5.2    License............................................................................................................................................................................ 7
  3. 5.2.1    For a POC:.......................................................................................................................................................... 7
  4. 5.2.2    Permanent Keys:........................................................................................................................................ 7
  5. 5.3    Appliance Download for Customers with Permanent Keys........................................... 7
  6. 5.4    Import software/Install UCSD appliance........................................................................................ 8
  7. 5.5    Patch................................................................................................................................................................................. 8

6    Proof of Concept (POC)............................................................................................................................................. 9

  1. 6.1    Guided Setup (Wizard)................................................................................................................................... 9
  2. 6.1.1    System setup............................................................................................................................................... 10
  3. 6.1.2    Pod Setup (FlexPod / Vblock / VSPEX).............................................................................. 11
  4. 6.1.3    Devise discovery...................................................................................................................................... 12
  5. 6.1.4    VDC Creation............................................................................................................................................... 12
  6. 6.1.5    Create Catalog............................................................................................................................................ 13
  7. 6.1.6    Portal User View...................................................................................................................................... 13
  8. 6.2    VM Context Variables.................................................................................................................................... 13
  9. 6.3    Community Site (Workflows)................................................................................................................. 15
  10. 6.4    Internal FTP site for lots of workflows........................................................................................... 15
  11. 6.5    How to prepare for a workflow............................................................................................................ 16
  12. 6.6    How to build a network workflow...................................................................................................... 17
  13. 6.6.1    Example of a VLAN creation workflow:............................................................................... 17
  14. 6.6.2    Create a workflow (Policies -> Orchestration -> plus button)...................... 17
  15. 6.7    Custom Reports................................................................................................................................................... 19
  16. 6.8    60 Reports............................................................................................................................................................... 21

7    Appendix Manual System Setup.................................................................................................................... 23

  1. 7.1    DC/POD...................................................................................................................................................................... 23
  2. 7.2    Adding Sites............................................................................................................................................................ 23
  3. 7.3    Adding End Points............................................................................................................................................ 23
  4. 7.4    vCenter Integration......................................................................................................................................... 25
  5. 7.5    Create User/Groups........................................................................................................................................ 26
  6. 7.6    Create Policies (there is a Wizard but here is the manual way)........................... 26
  7. 7.7    Create the Virtual Data Center (VDC)............................................................................................ 27
  8. 7.8    Create Catalog...................................................................................................................................................... 27
  9. 7.9    Portal User View................................................................................................................................................. 28
  10. 7.10    Approver................................................................................................................................................................ 28
  11. 7.11    Service request #1....................................................................................................................................... 28
  12. 7.12    Set up NTP / Mail........................................................................................................................................... 29
Comments
haikel.zein1
Community Member

Hi,

Would it be possible to get the latest UCDS playbook?>

Thanks

Orf Gelbrich
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

What sort of updates are you looking for?

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Orf Gelbrich

Check out UCS Director Workflow INDEX<https://communities.cisco.com/docs/DOC-56419> on Cisco Communities (External)

adam.ringenberg
Beginner
Beginner

Two suggestions:

1. Convert the video file to something else (like MP4 or WMA)

2. Upload it to youtube so people can see how easy this really is

Salman_Naqvi
Beginner
Beginner

Excellent PoC video! Thank you! Also, I second this suggestion.

Orf Gelbrich
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Not the format you were looking for, but a new and different format ;-)  (I seem to be format challenged on my work machine)

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