UCSD Play Book / UCSD POC in 40 min Video

Version 12

    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