DCICT-Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v1.0
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DCICT-Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v1.0

Category ID Duration Price
Cisco 13421 5 Day(s) $4,275.00
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In this course, you will be given the foundational knowledge and a broad overview of Cisco Data Center products and their operation. The course covers the architecture, components, connectivity, and features of a Cisco Data Center network. You will gain practical experience configuring the initial setup of Cisco Nexus 7009, Cisco Nexus 5548UP, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) 6120XP, and Cisco MDS 9124 Multilayer Fabric Switch. You will also learn to verify the proper operation of a variety of features such as Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), Cisco FabricPath, Port Channels, virtual Port Channels (vPCs), and Cisco Nexus 1000V Distributed Virtual Switch for VMware ESXi.
This course prepares you for the CCNA Data Center certification.


Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
· Describe and verify Cisco data center fundamentals
· Describe Cisco data center virtualization
· Describe Cisco data center storage networking
· Describe Cisco data center unified fabric
· Describe and verify Cisco UCS


The knowledge and skills that you should have before attending this course are as follows:
· Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) or equivalent knowledge


1 - Cisco Data Center Network Services
· Examining Functional Layers of the Data Center
· Reviewing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
· Reviewing the Cisco MDS Product Family
· Monitoring the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
· Describing vPCs and Cisco FabricPath in the Data Center
· Using OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
· Lab 1-1: Connecting to a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Using SSH
· Lab 1-2: Connecting to a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Using SSH
· Lab 1-3: Running CLI Commands
· Lab 1-4: Configuring vPCs
· Lab 1-5: Validating Cisco FabricPath Configuration
· Lab 1-6: Validating OTV Configuration

2 - Cisco Data Center Virtualization
· Virtualizing Network Devices
· Virtualizing Storage
· Virtualizing Server Solutions
· Using the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
· Verifying Setup and Operation of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
· Lab 2-1: Verifying Current VDC Settings
· Lab 2-2: Validating a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Configuration
· Lab 2-3: Validating a Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Configuration

3 - Cisco Data Center Storage Networking
· Comparing Storage-Connectivity Options in the Data Center
· Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking
· Verifying Fibre Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches
· Lab 3-1: Validating a Cisco MDS 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switch License
· Lab 3-2: Configuring VSANs and Zoning
· Lab 3-3: Validating FLOGI and FCNS
· Lab 3-3: Viewing the tech-support Command Output

4 - Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
· Describing DCB
· Identifying Connectivity Options for FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
· Describing Enhanced FCoE Scalability with Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders
· Lab 4-1: Validating the Physical Connections for FCoE

5 - Cisco UCS
· Describing the Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
· Describing the Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
· Connecting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
· Setting up an Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Cluster
· Describing Cisco UCS Manager Operations
· Describing Cisco UCS Manager Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles
· Lab 5-1: Exploring the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
· Lab 5-2: Creating a Service Profile from a Template and Performing VMware ESXi 5.0 SAN Boot

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