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Cisco® Introducing Cisco® Data Center Technologies v1.0 (DCICT)

Course Overview

This course will introduce the students to the Cisco technologies that are deployed in the Data Center: unified computing, unified fabric, and network services.

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cisco Integrators and Partners
  • Consulting Systems Engineer
  • Network Designer
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect
Prerequisite or Equivalent Knowledge: Cisco® Introducing Cisco® Data Center Networking v1.0 (DCICN)

Course Outline

1 - Cisco Data Center Network Services

  • Examining Functional Layers of the Data Center
  • Reviewing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
  • Reviewing the Cisco MDS Product Family
  • Monitoring the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
  • Describing vPCs and Cisco FabricPath in the Data Center
  • Using OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Lab 1-1: Connecting to a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Using SSH
  • Lab 1-2: Connecting to a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Using SSH
  • Lab 1-3: Running CLI Commands
  • Lab 1-4: Configuring vPCs
  • Lab 1-5: Validating Cisco FabricPath Configuration
  • Lab 1-6: Validating OTV Configuration

2 - Cisco Data Center Virtualization

  • Virtualizing Network Devices
  • Virtualizing Storage
  • Virtualizing Server Solutions
  • Using the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
  • Verifying Setup and Operation of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
  • Lab 2-1: Verifying Current VDC Settings
  • Lab 2-2: Validating a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Configuration
  • Lab 2-3: Validating a Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Configuration

3 - Cisco Data Center Storage Networking

  • Comparing Storage-Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • Verifying Fibre Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches
  • Lab 3-1: Validating a Cisco MDS 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switch License
  • Lab 3-2: Configuring VSANs and Zoning
  • Lab 3-3: Validating FLOGI and FCNS
  • Lab 3-3: Viewing the tech-support Command Output

4 - Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

  • Describing DCB
  • Identifying Connectivity Options for FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
  • Describing Enhanced FCoE Scalability with Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders
  • Lab 4-1: Validating the Physical Connections for FCoE

5 - Cisco UCS

  • Describing the Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
  • Describing the Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
  • Connecting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Setting up an Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Cluster
  • Describing Cisco UCS Manager Operations
  • Describing Cisco UCS Manager Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles
  • Lab 5-1: Exploring the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • Lab 5-2: Creating a Service Profile from a Template and Performing VMware ESXi 5.0 SAN Boot

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This is a 5-day class

Price: $3,895.00
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