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Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII)

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Course Content

The Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) v6.2 course is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is implementation of LANs, SANs, and data center unified fabric using Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus switches, and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders (FEXs). The course provides rich hands-on experience with implementing Cisco data center infrastructure.

You’ll master the professional-level skills and technologies needed to implement Cisco data center infrastructure, including key protocols, routing and switching protocols, maintenance, management, operations, security, and storage.

Who should attend

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

Prerequisites

Students considered for this training should have attended the following classes or obtained equivalent level of knowledge:

The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course:

  • Describe data center networking concepts
  • Describe data center storage concepts
  • Describe data center virtualization
  • Describe Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Describe data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco ACI and UCS Director
  • Identify products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and MDS families
  • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs, including switching and routing

Course Objectives

The goal of the course is to develop competency in learners to implement data center components such as Cisco Nexus and MDS switches as well as the Cisco Nexus Fabric Extenders. Focus of this course is on understanding and implementing LAN and SAN switching technologies, device management and monitoring.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe data center networking concepts
  • Describe data center storage concepts
  • Describe data center virtualization
  • Describe Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS)
  • Describe data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco ACI and Cisco UCS Director
  • Identify products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and Cisco MDS families
  • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs, including switching and routing

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Outline: Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII)

Module 1: Data Center Protocols

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Port Channels
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Fabric Extenders
  • Lesson 4: Implementing Cisco FabricPath
  • Lesson 5: Understanding Overlay Transport Virtualization
  • Lesson 6: Implementing VXLAN
  • Lesson 7: Implementing LISP

Module 2: Layer 3 Switching Features in the Data Center

  • Lesson 1: Configuring First-Hop Redundancy
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Routing
  • Lesson 3: Configuring IP Multicast

Module 3: Data Center Infrastructure Security

  • Lesson 1: Configuring User Management
  • Lesson 2: Configuring System Security Features

Module 4: Data Center Infrastructure Storage Fabric

  • Lesson 1: Basic Fibre Channel Configuration
  • Lesson 2: Managing Domains
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Port Security and Fabric Binding

Module 5: FCoE Unified Fabric

  • Lesson 1: Describing FCoE
  • Lesson 2: Implementing FCoE

Module 6: Data Center Infrastructure Storage Services

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Distributed Device Aliases
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Zoning
  • Lesson 3: Configuring NPIV and NPV
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Fibre Channel Over IP

Module 7: Data Center Infrastructure Maintenance, Management and Operations

  • Lesson 1: Configuring System Management
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Infrastructure Monitoring

Lab Outline

  • Guided Lab 1: Configure Layer 2 Switching
  • Guided Lab 2: Configure Port Channels
  • Guided Lab 3: Configure FEX
  • Guided Lab 4: Configure Cisco FabricPath
  • Guided Lab 5: Configure OTV
  • Guided Lab 6: Configure VXLAN
  • Guided Lab 7: Configure VRRP
  • Guided Lab 8: Configu0re OSPF
  • Guided Lab 9: Configure User Management Security Features
  • Guided Lab 10: Configure System Security Features
  • Guided Lab 11: Configure Fibre Channel
  • Guided Lab 12: Manage Domains and Configure Persistent FCIDs
  • Guided Lab 13: Configure Fabric Binding and Port Security
  • Guided Lab 14: Configure FCoE
  • Guided Lab 15: Configure Device Aliases
  • Guided Lab 16: Configure Zoning
  • Guided Lab 17: Configure NPV
  • Guided Lab 18: Configure System Management
  • Guided Lab 19: Implement Infrastructure Monitoring
Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 5 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 4,395
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 44 CLC
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Online Training
Modality: L

Duration 5 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 4,395
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 44 CLC
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