Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
Focused on the designing of data centers with Cisco components and technologies. This course covers network designs with virtualization, Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies, routing protocols and data center interconnect design options. Also covered are device virtualization technologies such as virtual data centers and network function virtualization with virtual appliances including virtual switches, routers and firewalls. Storage and SAN design is covered, with an explanation of Fibre Channel networks and Cisco Unified Fabric. Design practices for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) solution based on Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers and Cisco UCS Manager are covered. Network management technologies include UCS Manager, Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager, and Cisco UCS Director. The course includes theoretical content, as well as designoriented case studies that are in the form of activities.
The course is designed to help students prepare for Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles.