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Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0

Learn about Cisco Data Center technologies.

GK# 4962

Course Overview

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In this course, you will be introduced 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 (ACI). The introductory level of knowledge that is provided in these courses is targeted for individuals who can 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.


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What You'll Learn

  • Configure Cisco UCS
  • Configure Cisco data center virtualization
  • Configure Cisco data center networking
  • Configure Cisco automation and orchestration
  • Verify Cisco ACI


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1. Cisco Data Center Network Virtualization

  • Functional Planes of Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Cisco Nexus Operating System VRF Contexts
  • Virtual Device Contexts
  • Function of Overlays
  • Virtualization
  • Virtual Switches

2. Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration

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

3. Cisco Unified Computing System

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

4. Data Center Automation and Orchestration

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

5. Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure

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


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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 on UCS C-Series Rack Server

Lab 5: Install VMware vCenter Server Appliance

Lab 6: Install Cisco Virtual Switch Update Manager

Lab 7: Install Cisco Nexus 1000V with VSUM

Lab 8: Configure a Port Group in the DVS

Lab 9: Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender

Lab 10: Configure Virtual Port Channels

Lab 11: Configure Virtual Port Channels with FEX

Lab 12: Configure Cisco FabricPath

Lab 13: Configure Unified Ports on Cisco Nexus Switch

Lab 14: Implement FCoE

Lab 15: Install and Configure the Cisco IMC Supervisor

Lab 16: Navigate the Cisco UCS Manager GUI Interfaces

Lab 17: Configure Local RBAC

Lab 18: Configure Pools

Lab 19: Configure a Service Profile Template

Lab 20: Configure Cisco NX-OS with APIs

Lab 21: Explore the Management Information Tree of the Cisco UCS Manager XML API

Lab 22: Configure Cisco UCS Manager with the Postman REST Plugin for Google Chrome

Lab 23: Install and Configure User Accounts in Cisco UCS Director

Lab 24: Add Virtual and Physical Accounts to Cisco UCS Director

Lab 25: Customize Cisco UCS Director

Lab 26: Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities

Lab 27: Create Policies and VDCs

Lab 28: Create a Catalog and Provision a VM Using the Self-Service Portal

Lab 29: Explore Cisco UCS Director Built-In Reports

Lab 30: View Chargeback and Reports


  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment

Who Should Attend

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

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

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  • 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

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Duration: 5 day

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Duration: 5 day

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