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Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD)

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Course Content

This course is designed for those people who need to evaluate an existing data center in order to determine the requirements to design a scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center. The design principals in this course are based on Cisco UCS Servers using a virtualization solution such as vSphere, Hyper-V, or XenServer, server operating systems such as Windows or Linux, and whatever applications are needed by the end users.

Who should attend

  • Data Center Designers
  • Data Center Administrators
  • System Engineers
  • Data Center Engineers and Managers

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Course Objectives

  • Evaluate the data center solution design and design process in regards to the contemporary data center challenges, data center solution architecture, and components
  • Assess the requirements and performance characteristics of the data center computing solutions
  • Employ design steps to size the Cisco UCS solution for a given data center requirements
  • Evaluate and design Cisco UCS solution LAN, SAN, and virtual access layer connectivity
  • Recognize and design Cisco UCS solution server deployment
  • Identify Cisco UCS solution for Unified Communications and Hadoop distributed computing application with their specifics and Cisco UCS options that fit the application needs

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Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Data Center Solution Architecture and Components
  • Identifying Data Center Solution
    • Recognize elements of data center computing solutions
    • Understand the consolidation data center trend
    • Understand the virtualization data center trend
    • Evaluate business challenges of the contemporary data center solutions
    • Evaluate environmental challenges of the contemporary data center solutions
    • Evaluate technical challenges of the contemporary data center solutions
  • Identifying Data Center Applications
    • Recognize data center application examples
    • Recognize server virtualization characteristics
    • Recognize desktop virtualization characteristics
  • Identifying Cloud Computing
    • The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
    • Evaluate cloud computing solutions
    • Recognize cloud computing deployment models
    • Compare cloud computing service categories
    • Understand cloud computing aspects
  • Identifying Cisco Data Center Architecture and Components
    • Evaluate the Cisco Data Center architectural framework
    • Evaluate the Cisco Data Center architectural framework Unified Fabric
    • Recognize the Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric equipment
    • Evaluate the Cisco Data Center architectural framework compute component
    • Recognize Cisco Validated Designs
Module 2: Assess Data Center Computing Requirements
  • Defining a Cisco Unified Computing System Solution Design
    • Describe the design process for the Cisco Unified Computing solution
    • Evaluate design process phases
    • Recognize the deliverables for the Cisco Unified Computing solution
  • Analyzing Computing Solutions Characteristics
    • Identify performance characteristics
    • Assess server virtualization performance characteristics
    • Assess desktop virtualization performance characteristics
    • Assess requirements for small VMware vSphere deployment example
    • Assess requirements for small Microsoft Hyper-V deployment example
    • Assess requirements for VMware View VDI deployment example
  • Employing Data Center Analysis Tools
    • Evaluate reconnaissance and analysis tools
    • Perform existing computing solution analysis with VMware Capacity Planner
    • Perform VMware vSphere analysis with VMware Capacity IQ
    • Perform existing computing solution analysis with MAP toolkit
    • Perform TCO/ROI analysis with Cisco UCS TCO/ROI Advisor
Module 3: Size Cisco Unified Computing Solutions
  • Sizing Cisco UCS C-Series Server Solution
    • Recognize general Cisco UCS C-series server selection steps
    • Select proper hardware components to integrate UCS C-series server with UCS Manager
    • Select proper Cisco UCS C-series server hardware based on the requirements for a given small VMware vSphere environment
    • Select proper Cisco UCS C-series server hardware based on the requirements for a given small Microsoft Hyper-V environment
  • Sizing Cisco UCS B-Series Server Solution
    • Recognize general Cisco UCS B-series server selection steps
    • Select proper Cisco UCS servers based on the requirements for a given desktop virtualization solution
  • Planning Unified Computing Deployment
    • Recognize Power Calculator tool
    • Propose physical deployment plan
Module 4: Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions
  • Designing Unified Computing Network
    • Recognize network operational modes of the Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
    • Recognize Layer 2 disjoint domains
    • Define the network high availability mechanisms for Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
    • Define the VM-FEX requirements for Cisco UCS
  • Designing Unified Computing Storage
    • Recognize SAN operational modes of Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
    • Understand SAN Connectivity
    • Define the SAN high availability mechanisms for Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
    • Recognize SAN Scalability Options
  • Designing Virtual Access Layer
    • Identify and describe the Cisco Nexus 1000V
    • Identify and describe Cisco Nexus 1000V integration with VMware vCenter
Module 5: Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions Server Deployment
  • Designing Cisco UCS Server Deployment
    • Identify server deployment aspects
    • Define the common naming convention for given solutions
    • Define the UUID addressing for given solutions
    • Define the MAC addressing for given solutions
    • Define the WWN addressing for given solutions
    • Define the common policies for hosts of a given solutions
  • Designing Unified Computing Management
    • Define the Cisco UCS management access
    • Define the organizational hierarchy within Cisco UCS configuration
    • Define the remote management connectivity characteristics
Module 6: Cisco Unified Computing Solution Applications
  • Unified Communications on Cisco UCS
    • Recognize Unified Communications application
    • Assess Unified Communications performance characteristics
    • Select Cisco UCS hardware for Unified Communications solution
  • Distributed Computing on Cisco UCS
    • Recognize distributed computing applications
    • Understand Hadoop architecture
    • Assess Hadoop performance characteristics
    • Design Cisco UCS for Greenplum MR Hadoop solution
Appendixes: Creating Cisco UCS Solution BOM
  • Creating Cisco UCS Solution BOM
    • Create Cisco UCS C-series server solution BoM with Online Configurator
    • Create Cisco UCS C-series server solution BoM with Netformx DesignXpert
    • Create Cisco UCS B-series server solution BoM with Netformx DesignXpert
Labs
  • Analyze the Existing Computing Solution
  • Design Cisco UCS C-series Solution
  • Design Cisco UCS B-series Solution
  • Plan the Physical Deployment
  • Design Microsoft Hyper-V Deployment on Cisco UCS
  • Design VMware vSphere Deployment and Integration with Cisco UCS
  • Design VMware vSphere Deployment on Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus 1000V
Classroom Training

Duration 4 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 3,295
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 33 CLC
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Online Training

Duration 4 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 3,295
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 33 CLC
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