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DCICT - Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v1.0

Learn the data center configuration fundamentals.

GK# 5324

Course Overview

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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.

For self-paced learning, you will have access to this course for 12 months from the purchase date.

What You'll Learn

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  • Cisco Data Center Fundamentals
  • Cisco Data Center Virtualization
  • Cisco Data Center Storage Networking
  • Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
  • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)

Outline

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1. Cisco Data Center Network Services

  • Functional Layers of the Data Center
  • Cisco Nexus Product Family
  • Cisco MDS Product Family
  • Monitoring the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
  • Virtual Port Channels (vPCs) and Cisco FabricPath in the Data Center
  • Using OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

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

3. Cisco Data Center Storage Networking

  • Comparing Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • Verifying Fibre Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

4. Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

  • Data Center Bridging (DCB)
  • Connectivity Options for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
  • Enhanced FCoE Scalability with Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders

5. Cisco UCS

  • Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
  • Connecting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Setting Up an Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Cluster
  • Cisco UCS Manager Operations
  • Cisco UCS Manager Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles

Labs

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Lab 1: Connect to a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Using Secure Shell (SSH)

Lab 2: Connect to a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Using SSH

Lab 3: Run Command Line Interface (CLI) Commands

Lab 4: Configure vPCs

Lab 5: Validate Cisco FabricPath Configuration

Lab 6: Validate Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) Configuration

Lab 7: Verify Current Virtual Device Context (VDC) Settings

Lab 8: Validate a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Configuration

Lab 9: Validate a Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Configuration

Lab 10: Validate a Cisco MDS 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switch License

Lab 11: Configure VSANs and Zoning

Lab 12: Validate FLOGI and FCNS

Lab 13: View the Tech-Support Command Output

Lab 14: Validate the Physical Connections for FCoE

Lab 15: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Lab 16: Create a Service Profile from a Template and Performing VMware ESXi 5.0 SAN Boot

Supplemental Assets:

Mentoring: Mentors are available to help you with your studies for the certification exams. You can reach them by entering a Mentored Chat Room or by using the Email My Mentor service.

Class Notes / Study Guides: Printable study guide and class notes are intended to support your transfer of knowledge and skills from courses to the workplace. Use these to follow along with instruction, review prior to certification exams, or to reference on the job.

Pre- and Post-Courseware Assessments: These section-based assessments offer you a range of practice and testing options within the section, including feedback and tracking.

Prerequisites

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Who Should Attend

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  • Network designers, administrators, engineers, and managers
  • Storage administrators
  • Server administrators
  • Program managers
  • Project managers
  • Systems engineers
Training Exclusives

Classroom Live and Virtual Classroom Live sessions include access to the following benefits for 6 months:

  • Practice Labs
  • Class Recordings
  • Unlimited Retakes
  • Digital Courseware
  • Exam Voucher
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  Self-Paced

Master Cisco on your own schedule. This Self-Paced delivered course includes access to these benefits for 12 months:

  • 24/7 mentoring via chat or email
  • Task-based practice labs
  • Printable class notes
  • Authorized Cisco student guides
  • Pre- and post-course assessments
  • Certification exam practice tests
Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Self-Paced

On-demand content enables you to train on your own schedule.



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