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

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

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

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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe and verify Cisco data center fundamentals
  • Describe Cisco data center virtualization
  • Describe Cisco data center storage networking
  • Describe Cisco data center unified fabric
  • Describe and verify Cisco UCS


    Course Details

    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
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    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


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

    Call | This course is CLC-Eligible
    Course Length : 5 Days (40 Hours)

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