INTPRO - Cisco Intersight UCS & HyperFlex Programmability & Orchestration
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INTPRO – Cisco Intersight UCS & HyperFlex Programmability & Orchestration

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Upcoming Dates


May 17 - May 18, 2021
09:00 - 17:00
Online

Jun 28 - Jun 29, 2021
09:00 - 17:00
Online

Jul 29 - Jul 30, 2021
09:00 - 17:00
Online

INTPRO – Cisco Intersight UCS & HyperFlex Programmability & Orchestration
2 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  HyperFlex

Course Details

INTPRO is a 2-day course is for users that want to begin using programmability with Cisco Intersight to enhance the management and operation of their Cisco UCS and HyperFlex infrastructure. This training will demonstrate how programmability on Cisco compute platforms has evolved and how Cisco Intersight always-on cloud-based management can simplify UCS infrastructure management on a global scale by leveraging the Intersight Open API and developer tools.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe the Intersight REST API,  Object Model, and Intersight Managed Objects
  • Demonstrate how to use Intersight developer tools
  • Understand how to use Postman to interact with the Intersight API
  • Use Python to manage UCS/HX operations with the Intersight API
  • Demonstrate how to use Ansible to automate deployments with Intersight
  • Deploy UCS/HX infrastructure using Terraform

Outline

Module 1: Examining the Intersight Object Model and API tools

  • Understanding Managed Objects in Intersight
  • Using the REST API Browser to test resources and methods and run results
  • Intersight Developer tools

Module 2: Interacting with the Intersight REST API using Postman

  • Using the Postman collection repo
  • Configuring environment variables
  • Intersight Collection Postman How-To
  • Understanding  request headers
  • Why use a pre-request script?
  • Request examples for managing UCS and HX in Intersight

Module 3: Using Python to manage operations with the Intersight  REST API

  • Using the Intersight Python SDK
  • How to Generate API Keys and Secrets
  • looking at the contents of the rest-API repository
  • Leveraging Python examples with Intersight
  • Running and validating python requests on Intersight

Module 4: Managing and automating Intersight with Ansible

  • Installing Ansible and the UCS Python SDK
  • Installing the UCS and UCSM Ansible Collections
  • Configure and run UCS Ansible Playbooks
  • Install the Intersight Ansible Collection
  • Configure and run Intersight Ansible Playbooks
  • Intersight Automated Hyperflex Deployment with Ansible How-To

Module 5: Deploying UCS infrastructure with Intersight and Terraform

  • Terraform Workflow Overview
  • How to Install GO and Terraform
  • Intersight Terraform Provider requirements and config
  • Terraform configuration files
  • How to Initialize Terraform
  • Create and configure Terraform Resources
  • Running Terraform Apply to configure UCS infrastructure in Intersight

Target Audience

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • People interested in applying programmability to automate and manage their UCS or HyperFlex infrastructure with Cisco Intersight
  • Systems administrators and engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Systems integrators
  • Channel partners
  • Value-added resellers

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that the learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS and HyperFlex