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Cisco Intersight: A Handbook for Intelligent Cloud Operations

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  • Copyright 2023
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 320
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-793728-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-793728-8

Use Cisco Intersight to streamline, unify, and secure IT operations across data centers, clouds, and the edge

The Cisco Intersight cloud operations platform delivers intelligent visualization, optimization, and orchestration for applications and infrastructure across any hybrid cloud environment. Using it, you can operate and maintain traditional infrastructure with the agility of cloud-native infrastructure, as you enhance stability and governance in cloud-native environments.

This unique guide shows how to use Intersight to transform heterogeneous IT environments and simplify operations throughout your organization. It has been authored by Cisco insiders with 150+ years of combined experience across every key role associated with enterprise datacenters and cloud technology.

The authors cover all facets of Intersight architecture, planning, and administration--from foundational concepts and security to operating infrastructure, servers, networks, storage, virtualization, and workloads--with chapters on Kubernetes, orchestration, programmability, and Infrastructure as Code.

Cisco Intersight: A Handbook for Intelligent Cloud Operations is for every IT operator, administrator, manager, and director responsible for operations, programming/automation, information gathering, or monitoring, as well as decision-makers evaluating Intersight or leading implementation. Whatever your role in operating disparate data centers, clouds, and edge environments, Intersight will radically simplify your work--and this guide will help you maximize its value.

  • Understand the platform architecture underlying Intersight's capabilities
  • Establish a cohesive approach to securing all your services
  • Explore Intersight's infrastructure operations capabilities, and integrate with other ops platforms
  • Deploy, configure, operate, and update Cisco UCS servers and network infrastructure
  • Centralize storage management, from Cisco HyperFlex to traditional storage
  • Control virtualized compute infrastructure, on-premises or in the cloud
  • Simplify deployment and management of Kubernetes clusters and service meshes
  • Use Workload Optimization to continually assure performance, minimize cost, and maximize utilization
  • Operationalize repeatable activities across the enterprise
  • Get started with Intersight programmability, learning from easy examples
  • Learn how "code-ifying" infrastructure can improve compliance and reduce risk

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Contents at a Glance, Foreword, Introduction, and Chapter 9: Workload Optimization (1.4 MB .pdf)

Table of Contents

    Foreword xviii

    Introduction xix

Chapter 1 Intersight Foundations 1

    Introduction 1

    Intersight Architecture 1

    Licensing 21

    Summary 21

    References 21

Chapter 2 Security 23

    Introduction 23

    Connectivity 23

    Claiming 24

    Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) 26

    Audit Logs 28

    Data Security 29

    Security Advantages 30

    Summary 31

    References 31

Chapter 3 Infrastructure Operations 33

    Introduction 33

    Device Health and Monitoring 33

    Linking Intelligence Feeds 38

    Integrated Support 47

    Infrastructure Configuration 50

    ITSM Integration 54

    UCS Director Integration 56

    Summary 61

    References 61

Chapter 4 Server Operations 63

    Introduction 63

    Supported Systems 63

    Server Actions 64

    Server Deployment 69

    Server Policies 69

    ID Pools 70

    Domain Management 73

    Firmware Updates 80

    Summary 83

    Reference 83

Chapter 5 Network Operations 85

    Introduction 85

    Policy-Driven Network Infrastructure 85

    Summary 90

    Reference 90

Chapter 6 Storage Operations 91

    Introduction 91

    HyperFlex 92

    Deploying HyperFlex Clusters 101

    Managing HX Clusters 105

    Traditional Storage Operations 113

    Summary 116

    References 116

Chapter 7 Virtualization Operations 117

    Introduction 117

    Claiming a vCenter Target 118

    Claiming an AWS Target 120

    Contextual Visibility 121

    Contextual Operations 130

    Virtualization Orchestration 132

    Summary 134

    Reference 134

Chapter 8 Kubernetes 135

    Introduction 135

    Intersight Kubernetes Service 136

    Benefits of IKS 138

    Cluster Management 139

    Intersight Workload Engine 161

    Summary 165

    References 166

Chapter 9 Workload Optimization 167

    Introduction 167

    Users and Roles 169

    Targets and Configuration 170

    The Supply Chain 172

    Actions 174

    Groups and Policies 175

    Planning and Placement 180

    The Public Cloud 182

    Summary 185

    References 185

Chapter 10 Orchestration 187

    Introduction 187

    Automation and Orchestration 187

    Intersight Orchestration 188

    Use Cases 200

    Summary 203

Chapter 11 Programmability 205

    Introduction 205

    Client SDKs 209

    Authentication and Authorization 210

    Crawl, Walk, Run 213

    Advanced Usage 237

    Next Steps: Use Cases 244

    Summary 255

    References 255

Chapter 12 Infrastructure as Code 257

    Introduction 257

    What Is Infrastructure as Code? 258

    HashiCorp Terraform 262

    Intersight and Infrastructure as Code 263

    IST and Intersight Cloud Orchestrator 272

    Summary 273

9780137937288, TOC, 10/3/2022

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