System requirements for Cloud deployments Course

2 hours, 8 minutes


Deployment exam objectives explained

Video - 00:07:00

This episode brings clarity to the Cloud+ objectives 1.1 through 1.4. Some confusion is common with these objectives and this episode will help to clarify the intentions of these objectives.
Cloud component interactions, Part 1

Video - 00:07:00

Cloud components can interact with each other. Understanding what each component is used for helps to understand how they interact. This episode is part 1 of cloud component interaction
Cloud component interactions, Part 2

Video - 00:08:00

This episode is part 2 of cloud component interaction and covers storage, compute and security interactions.
Non-cloud component interactions

Video - 00:09:00

This episode explains the interaction components for non-cloud interaction. These interactions involve communications between cloud components and local components on your network.
Platforms and applications

Video - 00:05:00

This episode introduces the concept of platforms, which are used to provide everything needed for an application to operate properly.
Baselines (Lab)


This episode provides an overview of baselines and a lab that you can work through on your machine to experience the creation of a performance baseline.
Target hosts

Video - 00:05:00

Selecting the hosts to move to the cloud is an important step in cloud deployment. This episode explains some of the important factors to consider when selecting target hosts for the cloud.
Existing systems (Lab)

Video - 00:09:00

Selecting hosts to move to the cloud begins by known the hosts that you have. This episode describes two common methods used to identify existing systems.
Architecting for elements and targets (Demo)

Video - 00:07:00

Selecting the right architecture and model for your cloud solution is important and it is driven by the elements and targets required. This episode provided guidance on selecting the best architecture for your needs.
Selecting deployment tools (Demo)

Video - 00:07:00

This episode introduces the tools that can be used for cloud deployments. Tools include command line tools, graphical tools, and automation/orchestration tools.
Executing a deployment plan (Demo)

Video - 00:09:00

After creating a deployment plan, it’s time to execute it. This episode provides tips for executing a deployment plan and shows tome tools available to assist in the process.
Evaluating testing plans

Video - 00:05:00

A testing plan should be evaluated and used to test the deployment. Business-critical functions should be validated. This episode provides guidance on testing cloud deployments.
Testing techniques

Video - 00:05:00

The testing methods used for cloud deployments are much the same as those used in traditional networks. This episode covers three common testing methods.
Additional testing techniques

Video - 00:08:00

This episode covers some more techniques around performance, regression, and functional testing.
Analyze testing results

Video - 00:04:00

After testing, the results should be analyzed to identify any areas requiring attention, such as configuration changes, new services, removal of software and services, and so forth. This episode provides an overview of the considerations to be made during test results analysis.
Baseline confirmation (Lab)

Video - 00:08:00

In this episode, you will be shown a lab that you can perform to compare a baseline with actual performance in the cloud.
Deployment problem resolution (Lab)

Video - 00:08:00

This episode completes the deployment planning and implementation with a discussion of problem resolution. It also includes a lab that you can perform in your cloud accounts to enhance the learning experience.
Importance of high availability and scaling

Video - 00:09:00

High availability and scaling are two of the most important reasons for taking your network infrastructure into the cloud. This episode takes a deeper dive into some of these concepts, including hypervisors, oversubscription, regions and zones, network availability, applications and services, and scalability.
Determining cloud requirements (Lab)

Video - 00:06:00

In this lab, Tom walks through an example scenario-based exam question and helps you break down, analyze, and come up with the correct answer.

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