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The Course Name: DCID -  Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure


The Course Duration: 5 Days


The Overview:


The purpose of this course is  to teach participants how to design data center based on Cisco solutions. The course includes theoretical content, as well as design-oriented case studies.


What You Will Learn:


  •      How to describe the Layer 2 forwarding options and protocols used in a data center
  •      How to describe the Layer 3 forwarding options and protocols used in a data center
  •      How to describe the rack design options, traffic patterns, and data center switching layer access, aggregation, and core
  •      How to escribe the Cisco OTV technology that is used to interconnect data centers
  •      How to design a solution that uses LISP for traffic forwarding
  •      How to describe the hardware redundancy options and virtualize the network, compute, and storage
  •      How to discuss virtual networking in the data center
  •      How to describe solutions using fabric extenders and compare Adapter FEX with VM-FEX
  •      How to describe the Cisco Nexus 1000V solution to extend the hypervisor functionality
  •      Describing security threats and solutions in the data center
  •      Describing advanced data center security technologies and best practices
  •      Describing virtual appliances that are deployed in a data center network
  •      Describing device management and orchestration in the data center
  •      How to design a data center storage network
  •      Describing the storage options for the compute and the different RAID levels from a HA and performance perspective
  •      Describing Fibre Channel concepts and architecture
  •      Describing Fibre Channel topologies and industry terms
  •      Describing how Ethernet and Fibre Channel networks converge
  •      Describing security options in the storage network
  •      Describing management and automation options for the storage networking infrastructure
  •      Describing Cisco UCS servers and use cases for various Cisco UCS platforms (B-Series and C-Series)
  •      Explaining the connectivity options in the Fabric Interconnects for southbound and northbound connections
  •      Describing port personalities and over-subscription models
  •      How to distinguish between the EHV and switching mode, and between the NPV and Fibre Channel switching mode
  •      How to describe split brain and partition in time issue with the Fabric Interconnects for HA.
  •      How to describe the hyper convergence solution and how it integrates systems based on different storage vendors
  •      Comparing storage vendors and evaluate the advantages for each stacked solution
  •      Describing the different management options for Cisco UCS
  •      Designing the management solution in HA mode and describe integration with the Cisco UCS domain
  •      Describing a Cisco UCS design using different applications and scenarios
  •      Describing the system-wide parameters to setup a Cisco UCS domain including monitoring, QoS, and organizations to build up a management hierarchy in the Cisco UCS domain
  •      Describing RBAC and integration with directory servers to control access rights on Cisco UCS Manager
  •      Describing the pools that may be used in service profiles or service profile templates on Cisco UCS Manager
  •      Describing the design and best practices for naming conventions
  •      Describing the different policies you may set in the service profile to achieve and fulfill customer or application requirements
  •      Describing the Ethernet and Fibre Channel interface policies and additional network technologies
  •      Describing how to use templates to work more efficiently in Cisco UCS Manager

The Course Index:

Module 1: Data Center Network Connectivity Design

  •       Lesson 1: Describing High Availability on Layer 2
  •       Lesson 2: Designing Layer 3 Connectivity
  •       Lesson 3: Designing Data Center Topologies
  •       Lesson 4: Designing Data Center Interconnects with Cisco OTV
  •       Lesson 5: Designing a LISP Solution

Module 2: Data Center Infrastructure Design

  •       Lesson 1: Describing Hardware and Device Virtualization
  •       Lesson 2: Describing FEX Options
  •       Lesson 3: Describing Virtual Networking
  •       Lesson 4: Describing Basic Data Center Security
  •       Lesson 5: Describing Advanced Data Center Security
  •       Lesson 6: Describing Virtual Appliances
  •       Lesson 7: Describing Management and Orchestration

Module 3: Data Center Storage Network Design

  •       Lesson 1: Describing Storage and RAID Options
  •       Lesson 2: Describing Fibre Channel Concepts
  •       Lesson 3: Describing Fibre Channel Topologies
  •       Lesson 4: Describing FCoE
  •       Lesson 5: Describing Storage Security
  •       Lesson 6: Describing SAN Management and Orchestration

Module 4: Data Center Compute Connectivity Design

  •       Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS Servers and Use Cases
  •       Lesson 2: Describing Fabric Interconnect Connectivity
  •       Lesson 3: Describing Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems
  •       Lesson 4: Describing Management Systems
  •       Lesson 5: Describing Hadoop, SAP Hana, and IoT on Cisco UCS

Module 5: Data Center Compute Resource Parameters Design

  •       Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS Manager System-Wide Parameters
  •       Lesson 2: Describing Cisco UCS RBAC
  •       Lesson 3: Describing Pools for Service Profiles
  •       Lesson 4: Describing Policies for Service Profiles
  •       Lesson 5: Describing Network-Specific Adapters and Policies
  •       Lesson 6: Describing Templates in Cisco UCS Manager

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