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Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies

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Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies provides an introduction to Cisco technologies and products that are deployed in the data center. Network virtualization, network technologies, unified computing, automation and orchestration and the Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) are all included. As this is an introductory level course the knowledge that is provided is targeted at individuals who need to perform basic configuration tasks. The hands-on lab exercises focus on configuring features on Cisco Nexus Operating System (Cisco NX-OS), Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) and Cisco UCS Director.


This course is worth 30 Credits in the Continuing Education Program




    • Leveransmetod: På plats i klassrum och virtuellt
    • Datum: 26-29 mars, 2018


    • Ort: Virtual Training Center
    • Språk: EN

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    • Datum: 17-21 september, 2018
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Entry-level data center personnel who need to understand the primary technologies used in a Cisco Data Center environment. 



After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Describe and configure Cisco UCS
  • Describe and configure Cisco data center virtualization
  • Describe and configure Cisco data center networking
  • Describe and configure Cisco automation and orchestration
  • Describe and verify Cisco ACI


Cisco Data Center Network Virtualization
  • Describing Functional Planes of Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Describing Cisco Nexus Operating System VRF Contexts
  • Describing Virtual Device Contexts
  • Describing the Function of Overlays
  • Describing Virtualization
  • Describing Virtual Switches

Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration

  • Describing Cisco Fabric Extender Connectivity
  • Describing Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
  • Describing Cisco FabricPath
  • Describing Unified Port Feature of Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Describing Cisco Unified Fabric

Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Describing Data Center Server Connectivity
  • Describing Cisco IMC Supervisor
  • Describing Cisco UCS Manager Operations
  • Describing Role-Based Access Control
  • Describing Hardware Abstraction in Cisco UCS

Data Center Automation and Orchestration

  • Exploring the Utility of Application Programming Interfaces
  • Introducing Cloud Computing Basic Concepts
  • Describing Cloud Attributes and Service Models
  • Describing Cisco UCS Director
  • Describing VDCs, Tenants, and Policies
  • Describing Orchestration
  • Managing Catalogs and Templates
  • Reporting in Cisco UCS Director (CloudSense)

Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure

  • Describing Cisco ACI
  • Describing Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Programming and Orchestrating Cisco ACI


  • Lab 1: Connect to Cisco Nexus Series Switches Using SSH
  • Lab 2: Configure VRFs
  • Lab 3: Explore the Elements of Virtual Device Contexts
  • Lab 4: Install VMware ESXi and vCenter
  • Lab 5: Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
  • Lab 6: Configure Virtual Port Channels
  • Lab 7: Configure Virtual Port Channels with FEX
  • Lab 8: Configure Cisco FabricPath
  • Lab 9: Configure Unified Ports on Cisco Nexus Switch
  • Lab 10:  Implement FCoE
  • Lab 11: Configure the Cisco UCS 600 Series Fabric Intercomect
  • Lab 12:  Navigate the Cisco UCS Manager GUI Interfaces
  • Lab 13: Configure Local RBAC 
  • Lab 14: Configure Pools
  • Lab 15: Configure a Service Profile Template
  • Lab 16: Configure Cisco NX-OS with APIs
  • Lab 17: Explore the Management Information Tree of the Cisco UCS Manager XML API
  • Lab 18: Configure User Accounts in Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 19: Add Virtual and Physical Accounts to Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 20: Customize Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 21: Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities
  • Lab 22: Create Policies and VDCs
  • Lab 23: Create a Catalog and Provision a VM Using the Self-Service Portal and Explore Reports



Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols ICND1 and DCICN recommended
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment

Test Certification


Recommended as preparation for the following exams:

  • 200-155 - DCICT- Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies


This is one of two exams required for the Cisco CCNA Data Center Certification




The following courses are recommended for further study:

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