Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training (DCICT) v6.2

Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training (DCICT) v6.2

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Course Overview:

Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training (DCICT) v6.2 – Hands-on

Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training (DCICT) v6.2 prepares students for the Cisco CCNA Data Center certification and for associate-level data center roles. The Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training (DCICT) v6.2 course covers foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies including networking technologies, data center network virtualization, unified computing, data center automation and orchestration, and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). The hands-on lab exercises focus on configuring features in Cisco NX-OS Software, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco UCS Director.

Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training (DCICT) – Customize It:

• We can adapt this Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training (DCICT) v6.2 course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training (DCICT) v6.2 course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training (DCICT) 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 Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training (DCICT) v6.2 course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training (DCICT) v6.2 course:

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

Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training (DCICT) – Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training (DCICT) course are as follows:

You should have attended the following classes or obtained equivalent level of knowledge:

• Good understanding of networking protocols
• Good understanding of the VMware environment
• ICND1 v3.0 – Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1
• DCICN – Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6.2

Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training (DCICT) – Objectives:

Upon completing this Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training (DCICT) course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Describe switch virtualization
• Describe machine virtualization
• Describe network virtualization, including overlays, virtual switches, and the Cisco Nexus 1000V solution.
• Describe Cisco FabricPath
• Describe Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) connectivity
• Describe Ethernet port channels and virtual port channels (vPC)
• Describe Cisco unified fabric
• Identify Cisco UCS components
• Describe Cisco UCS organizational hierarchy and role-based access control (RBAC)
• Describe how to deploy servers in Cisco UCS
• Describe the purpose and advantages of application programming interfaces (API)
• Describe cloud computing basic concepts
• Describe Cisco UCS Director, its functional blocks and deployment models
• Describe Cisco UCS Director Orchestration features: policies, virtual data centers, workflows, and catalogs.
• Describe Cisco ACI, traffic forwarding through the Cisco ACI fabric, as well as programming and orchestration capabilities
• Explain traffic forwarding mechanisms in Cisco ACI
• Describe programmability and orchestration capabilities of Cisco ACI

Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training (DCICT) – Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Cisco Data Center Network Virtualization

Lesson 1: Describing Switch Virtualization
Lesson 2: Describing Machine Virtualization
Lesson 3: Describing Network Virtualization

Module 2: Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration

Lesson 1: Describing Cisco FabricPath
Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Fabric Extender
Lesson 3: Describing Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
Lesson 4: Describing Cisco Unified Fabric

Module 3: Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training v6.2 (DCICT) – Cisco Unified Computing System

Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS Components
Lesson 2: Cisco UCS RBAC
Lesson 3: Deploying Servers in Cisco UCS

Module 4: Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training v6.2 (DCICT) – Data Center Automation and Orchestration

Lesson 1: Using Application Programming Interfaces
Lesson 2: Cloud Computing
Lesson 3: Describing Cisco UCS Director
Lesson 4: Using Cisco UCS Director for Orchestration

Module 5: Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training v6.2 (DCICT) – Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure

Lesson 1: Describing Cisco ACI
Lesson 2: Describing Cisco ACI Traffic Forwarding
Lesson 3: Programming and Orchestrating Cisco ACI

Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Training v6.2 (DCICT) – LABS:

Lab 1: Configure Virtual Routing and Forwarding by Using SSH
Lab 2: Explore the Elements of Virtual Device Contexts
Lab 3: Install VMware ESXi and vCenter
Lab 4: Configure Cisco FabricPath
Lab 5: Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
Lab 6: Configure Virtual Port Channels
Lab 7: Configure Virtual Port Channels with FEX
Lab 8: Configure Unified Ports on Cisco Nexus Switch and Implement FCoE
Lab 9: Explore Cisco UCS Server Environment
Lab 10: Configure Local RBAC
Lab 11: Configure Cisco UCS to Boot Servers from SAN
Lab 12: Configure Cisco NX-OS with APIs
Lab 13: Explore the Management Information Tree of the Cisco UCS Manager XML API
Lab 14: Configure User Accounts in Cisco UCS Director
Lab 15: Add Virtual and Physical Accounts to Cisco UCS Director
Lab 16: Customize Cisco UCS Director
Lab 17: Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities
Lab 18: Use Cisco UCS Director Orchestration Features

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