This chapter provides an introduction to Cisco Prime Service Catalog, a platform that incorporates an easy-to-use portal with a shopping cart checkout process that is similar to the process used by popular online retailers. The portal enables anyone within your company to request applications and services from your cloud infrastructure. Prime Service Catalog automates the delivery of these applications and services quickly, and removes the burden of coordinating the various complex interactions within IT that would take hundreds of phone calls and emails and take weeks or months to get your application deployed.
“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
The “Do I Know This Already?” quiz allows you to assess whether you should read this entire chapter thoroughly or jump to the “Exam Preparation Tasks” section. If you are in doubt about your answers to these questions or your own assessment of your knowledge of the topics, read the entire chapter. Table 5-1 lists the major headings in this chapter and their corresponding “Do I Know This Already?” quiz questions. You can find the answers in Appendix A, “Answers to the ‘Do I Know This Already?’ Quizzes.”
Table 5-1 “Do I Know This Already?” Section-to-Question Mapping
Foundation Topics Section
Introducing Prime Service Catalog
Prime Service Catalog Concepts and Components
What is the role of Prime Service Catalog in delivering cloud services?
Part of UCS Director
Help desk software
Web-based front end that provides self-service provisioning of IT services
What is Stack Designer used for?
Nexus 9000 switch management software
Design of orderable application software and infrastructure stack templates
Nothing in the Cisco Enterprise Cloud Suite
Billing module in Prime Service Catalog
What protocol does RabbitMQ use to communicate?
TCP port 2342
Where in Prime Service Catalog can you change email notification templates?
How can you find services in the end-user storefront of Prime Service Catalog?
Search for keywords
Browse the catalog
Click Service Items on the main page
All of the above
Where can you see a list of service items that you have provisioned under your account?
None of the above
How do you change the graphical image of the application template in the service catalog?
Edit the application template and input a new URL with the image you want displayed
Upload a new image to the end-user storefront
Use the camera in your laptop to take a picture and then import it via email
All of the above
What functions can you perform in Service Designer?
Create authorization flows
Order cellular service
Drag and drop application components together
Create bundled offerings
When you click Build Service within Stack Designer, what template is generated?
Service Catalog Template
Which open source project uses Heat?