Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) v6.2

Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) v6.2

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Course Overview:

Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) v6.2 – Hands-on

The Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) v6.2 course focuses on data center infrastructure design based on Cisco solutions and technologies. The course includes theoretical content as well as design-oriented case studies in the form of activities. The Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) v6.2 course is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles.

Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) v6.2 course includes information on designing data centers with Cisco components and technologies. It covers network designs with virtualization, Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies and routing protocols, and data center interconnect design options. Also covered with Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training are device virtualization technologies such as virtual data centers and network function virtualization with virtual appliances, including virtual switches, virtual routers, and virtual firewalls. Storage and SAN design is also covered with explanations of Fibre Channel networks and Cisco Unified Fabric. Design practices for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) solution based on Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers, Cisco UCS Manager, and Cisco Unified Fabric are covered as well. You will review Network management technologies including UCS Manager, Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM), and UCS Director.

You’ll master the professional-level skills and technologies needed to design data center infrastructure based on Cisco and other industry pervasive technologies.

Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) – Customize It:

• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) v6.2 course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) v6.2 course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) v6.2 course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) – Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) v6.2 course:

• Network Designer
• Network Administrator
• Network Engineer
• Systems Engineer
• Consulting Systems Engineer
• Technical Solutions Architect
• Cisco Integrators/Partners

Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) – Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) v6.2 course are as follows:

• Data center networking concepts
• Data center storage concepts
• Data center virtualization
• Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS)
• Data center automation and orchestration including Cisco ACI and Cisco UCS Director
• Cisco Data Center Nexus and Cisco MDS product families
• Network fundamentals and building simple LANs including switching and routing

To fully benefit from this Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) v6.2 course, students attending this training should have completed the following courses or obtained the equivalent level of knowledge:

• DCUCI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing v6.2
• DCII – Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.2
• DCVAI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation v6.2

Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) – Objectives:

Upon completing this Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) v6.2 course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

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

Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Training (DCID) – Course Syllabus:

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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