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Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0

Learn about Cisco Data Center technologies in order to provide entry-level data center personnel with the skills that they require to be successful.

GK# 4961

Course Overview

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In this course, you will learn about the primary technologies that are used in the Cisco Data Center. The introductory level of knowledge that is taught in this course is targeted for individuals that will perform only the more basic configuration tasks.


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What You'll Learn

  • Ethernet communication functions and standards
  • OSI and TCP/IP models
  • Routing process on Nexus switches
  • Compare storage connectivity options in the data center
  • Fibre Channel name server and fabric login (FLOGI) process


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1. Network Protocols and Host-to-Host Communication

  • Ethernet Functions and Standards
  • Ethernet Hardware and Switching
  • OSI and TCP/IP Models
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Network Layer Addressing
  • Packet Delivery on a Hierarchical Network
  • TCP/IP Transport Layer

2. Basic Data Center Networking Concepts

  • Data Center Network Architectures
  • the Cisco Nexus Family and NX-OS
  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks

3. Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts

  • Routing Process on Nexus Switches
  • Routing Protocols on Nexus Switches
  • Layer 3 First Hop Redundancy
  • AAA on Nexus Switches
  • ACLs on Nexus Switches

4. Basic Data Center Storage

  • Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • VSANs

5. Advanced Data Center Storage

  • Communication Between Initiator and Target
  • Fibre Channel Zone Types and Their Uses
  • Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Data Center Ethernet Enhancements
  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet

6. Cisco UCS Architecture

  • Cisco UCS Server Hardware Components
  • Cisco UCS Physical Connectivity for a Fabric Interconnect Cluster
  • Cisco UCS Manager Interfaces


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Lab 1: Use the DCICN Lab System

Lab 2: Explore LAN Communication

Lab 3: Explore Protocol Analysis

Lab 4: Explore TCP and UDP Communication

Lab 5: Explore the Cisco NX-OS Command Line Interface

Lab 6: Explore Topology Discovery and Documentation

Lab 7: Implement VLANs and Trunks

Lab 8: Map a Spanning Tree and Configure Port Channels

Lab 9: Implement Multilayer Switching

Lab 10: Configure OSPF

Lab 11: Configure EIGRP

Lab 12: Configure HSRP

Lab 13: Configure AAA and Secure Remote Administration

Lab 14: Configure ACLs

Lab 15: Configure VSANs

Lab 16: Validate FLOGI and FCNS

Lab 17: Configure Zoning

Lab 18: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI

Lab 19: Calculate Decimal, Binary, and Subnet


  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Basic Internet usage skills

Who Should Attend

  • Network administrators, engineers, designers, and managers
  • Cisco integrators/partners
  • Systems engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects

Vendor Credits


This course can be purchased using Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs).

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Classroom and Virtual Classroom sessions of this course include access to the following benefits:

  • IT Skills Video On-Demand Library (over 40,000 titles)
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity digital learning course
  • Course Recordings
  • IT Resource Library
  • Digital Courseware
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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

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Duration: 5 day

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Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

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