Cisco® Understanding Cisco® Data Center Foundations v1.0 (DCFNDU)

This course gives you entry-level data center roles. You will learn the foundational knowledge and skills you need to configure Cisco® data center technologies including: networking, virtualization, storage area networking, and unified computing. You will get an introduction to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™), automation, and cloud computing. You will get hands-on experience with configuring features on Cisco Nexus® Operating System (Cisco NX-OS) and Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®).

Cisco® Understanding Cisco® Data Center Foundations v1.0 (DCFNDU)

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Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the foundations of data center networking
  • Describe Cisco Nexus products and explain the basic Cisco NX-OS functionalities and tools
  • Describe Layer 3 first-hop redundancy
  • Describe Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) connectivity
  • Describe Ethernet port channels and virtual port channel (VPCs)
  • Introduce switch virtualization, machine virtualization, and network virtualization
  • Compare storage connectivity options in the data center
  • Describe Fibre Channel communication between the initiator server and the target storage
  • Describe Fibre Channel zone types and their uses
  • Describe N-Port Virtualization (NPV) and N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV)
  • Describe data center Ethernet enhancements that provide a lossless fabric
  • Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet FCoE
  • Describe data center server connectivity
  • Describe Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe the purpose and advantages of APIs
  • Describe Cisco ACI
  • Describe the basic concepts of cloud computing

     

    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Describing the Data Center Network Architectures
  • Cisco Data Center Architecture Overview
  • Three-Tier Network: Core, Aggregation, and Access
  • Spine-and-Leaf Network
  • Two-Tier Storage Network
  • 2 - Describing the Cisco Nexus Family and Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Cisco Nexus Data Center Product Overview
  • Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
  • Cisco NX-OS Software CLI Tools
  • Cisco NX-OS Virtual Routing and Forwarding
  • 3 - Describing Layer 3 First-Hop Redundancy
  • Default Gateway Redundancy
  • Hot Standby Router Protocol
  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
  • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol
  • 4 - Describing Cisco FEX
  • Server Deployment Models
  • Cisco FEX Technology
  • Cisco FEX Traffic Forwarding
  • Cisco Adapter FEX
  • 5 - Describing Port Channels and VPCs
  • Ethernet Port Channels
  • Virtual Port Channels
  • Supported VPC Topologies
  • 6 - Describing Switch Virtualization
  • Cisco Nexus Switch Basic Components
  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs)
  • VDC Types
  • VDC Resource Allocation
  • VDC Management
  • 7 - Describing Machine Virtualization
  • Virtual Machines
  • Hypervisor
  • VM Manager
  • 8 - Describing Network Virtualization
  • Overlay Network Protocols
  • Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) Overlay
  • VXLAN Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Ethernet VPN (EVPN) Control Plane
  • VXLAN Data Plane
  • Cisco Nexus 1000VE Series Virtual Switch
  • VMware vSphere Virtual Switches
  • 9 - Introducing Basic Data Center Storage Concepts
  • Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • Virtual Storage Area Network (VSAN) Configuration and Verification
  • 10 - Describing Fibre Channel Communication Between the Initiator Server and the Target Storage
  • Fibre Channel Layered Model
  • Fabric Login (FLOGI) Process
  • Fibre Channel Flow Control
  • 11 - Describing Fibre Channel Zone Types and Their Uses
  • Fibre Channel Zoning
  • Zoning Configuration
  • Zoning Management
  • 12 - Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Cisco NPV Mode
  • NPIV Mode
  • 13 - Describing Data Center Ethernet Enhancements
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Data Center Bridging
  • Priority Flow Control
  • Enhanced Transmission Selection
  • Data Center Bridging Exchange (DCBX) Protocol
  • Congestion Notification
  • 14 - Describing FCoE
  • Cisco Unified Fabric
  • FCoE Architecture
  • FCoE Initialization Protocol
  • FCoE Adapters
  • 15 - Describing Cisco UCS Components
  • Physical Cisco UCS Components
  • Cisco Fabric Interconnect Product Overview
  • Cisco I/O Module (IOM) Product Overview
  • Cisco UCS Mini
  • Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) Supervisor
  • Cisco Intersight™
  • 16 - Describing Cisco UCS Manager
  • Cisco UCS Manager Overview
  • Identity and Resource Pools for Hardware Abstraction
  • Service Profiles and Service Profile Templates
  • Cisco UCS Central Overview
  • Cisco HyperFlex™ Overview
  • 17 - Using APIs
  • Common Programmability Protocols and Methods
  • How to Choose Models and Processes
  • 18 - Describing Cisco ACI
  • Cisco ACI Overview
  • Multitier Applications in Cisco ACI
  • Cisco ACI Features
  • VXLAN in Cisco ACI
  • Unicast Traffic in Cisco ACI
  • Multicast Traffic in Cisco ACI
  • Cisco ACI Programmability
  • Common Programming Tools and Orchestration Options
  • 19 - Describing Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Computing Overview
  • Cloud Deployment Models
  • Cloud Computing Services
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    Data center administrators

    Data center engineers

    Systems engineers

    Server administrators

    Network managers

    Cisco integrators and partners

    Other Prerequisites

    To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

    Good understanding of networking protocols

    Good understanding of the VMware environment

    Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems

    Cisco® Understanding Cisco® Data Center Foundations v1.0 (DCFNDU)

    $4,595 | This course is CLC-Eligible
    Course Length : 5 Days
     

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