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Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure

  • Course Code DCII
  • Duration 5 days
  • Version 6.2

Additional Payment Options

  • GTC 50

    GTC, Global Knowledge Training Credit, please contact Global Knowledge for more details

  • CLC 43

Virtual Learning Price

eur3,580.00

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

    Event at company

  • Elearning (Self-paced)

    Self paced electronic learning

  • Public Classroom

    Traditional Classroom Learning

  • Virtual Learning

    Learning that is virtual

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Course Overview

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A skills-building course that  focuses on the implementation of LAN and SAN switching technologies, device management and monitoring using  Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders (FEXs).

This lab intensive hands-on experience of implementing a Cisco data center infrastructure helps students prepare for professional level data center roles and the achievement of the Cisco CCNP Data Center Certification.


This course is worth 40 Credits in the Continuing Education Program

Virtual Learning

This interactive training can be taken from any location, your office or home and is delivered by a trainer. This training does not have any delegates in the class with the instructor, since all delegates are virtually connected. Virtual delegates do not travel to this course, Global Knowledge will send you all the information needed before the start of the course and you can test the logins.

Course Schedule

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    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 11-15 November, 2019
    • Location: Virtual

    eur3,580.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 16-20 December, 2019
    • Location: Virtual

    eur3,580.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 06-10 January, 2020
    • Location: Virtual

    eur3,580.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 03-07 February, 2020
    • Location: Virtual

    eur3,580.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 09-13 March, 2020
    • Location: Virtual

    eur3,580.00

Target Audience

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Engineers who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series switches and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series fabric extenders. Individuals looking to achieve the Cisco CCNP Data Center Certification

Course Objectives

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After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Configure Rapid PVST+, MST and available STP options
  • Configure FEX in static, dynamic, and enhanced vPC setup
  • Configure port channels and virtual port channels
  • Implement FabricPath and and describe DFA
  • Configure OTV
  • Configure VXLAN
  • Describe LISP
  • Configure first hop redundancy protocols
  • Configure routing on a Cisco Nexus switch
  • Implement multicast functionality in a Cisco Data Center network architecture
  • Manage user accounts, SSH, and AAA on Cisco NX-OS
  • Describe and configure system security features
  • Perform basic Fibre Channel configuration
  • Manage FC domains
  • Configure port security and fabric binding
  • Describe FCoE
  • Configure FCoE
  • Describe and configure distributed device aliases
  • Describe and configure zoning
  • Configure NPIV and NPV
  • Describe and configure FCIP
  • Configure system management and infrastructure monitoring
  • Configure infrastructure monitoring and programmability

Course Content

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Data Center Protocols

  • Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Configuring Port Channels
  • Configuring Fabric Extenders
  • Implementing Cisco FabricPath
  • Understanding Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization
  • Implementing VXLAN
  • Implementing LISP

Layer 3 Switching Features in the Data Center

  • Configuring First-Hop Redundancy
  • Configuring Routing
  • Configuring IP Multicast

Data Center Infrastructure Security

  • Configuring User Management
  • Configuring System Security Features

Data Center Infrastructure Storage Fabric

  • Basic Fibre Channel Configuration
  • Managing Domains
  • Implementing Port Security and Fabric Binding

FCoE Unified Fabric

  • Describing FCoE
  • Implementing FCoE

Data Center Infrastructure Storage Services

  • Configuring Distributed Device Aliases
  • Implementing Zoning
  • Configuring NPIV and NPV
  • Configuring Fibre Channel Over IP

Data Center Infrastructure Maintenance, Management, and Operations

  • Configuring System Management
  • Configuring Infrastructure Monitoring

Labs:

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

Course Prerequisites

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Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

Be able to:

  • 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
  • Ability to identify products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and MDS families
  • Describe network fundamentals and building simple LANs, including switching and routing

This knowledge can be obtained by attending the following courses:

  • DCICN - Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking
  • DCICT - Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies
  • ICND1 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1
  • ICND2 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 or CCNAX (CCNABC) - Cisco Certified Network Associate Fast Track

 

 

 

Test Certification

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Recommended as preparation for the following exam:

  • 300-165 - Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric



This is one of four exams required for the Cisco CCNP Data Center Certification

Follow on Courses

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The following courses are recommended for further study:

  • DCUCI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing
  • DCVAI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation
  • DCID - Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
  • DCIT - Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
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