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Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center Design

Course Description:

The DCID - Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v7.0 course helps you master design and deployment options focused on Cisco data center solutions and technologies across network, compute, virtualization, storage area networks, automation, and security.

You will learn design practices for the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) solution based on Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers, Cisco UCS Manager, and Cisco Unified Fabric. You will also gain design experience with network management technologies including Cisco UCS Manager, Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM), and Cisco UCS Director. You can expect theoretical content as well as design-oriented case studies in the form of activities.

This course helps you prepare to take the Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (300-610 DCID) exam, which leads to the new CCNP Data Center and Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center Design certifications.

 

Certification/Specialization: 

CCNP Data Center

Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center Design

 

Prerequisite Knowledge:

  • Implement data center networking [local area network (LAN) and storage area network (SAN)]
  • Describe data center storage
  • Implement data center virtualization
  • Implement Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS)
  • Implement data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco UCS Director
  • Describe products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) families

To fully benefit from this course, you should have completed the following courses or obtained the equivalent level of knowledge:

  • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)
  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Networking Technologies (CCNA®)
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Data center engineers
  • Network designers
  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Server administrators
  • Network managers
  • Cisco integrators or partners

 

Job roles: Network engineer, network administrator, network support technician, and help desk technician.

 

Course Delivery Method:

This boot camp is approximately 60% lecture and 40% hands-on labs.  The instructor uses a combination of “Chalk talk” and “one on one mentoring”, the instructor will NOT always use an overhead projector.  We believe in traditional method of teaching where the subjects were taught and NOT lectured.  The classroom material and hardware are based on current Data Center Infrastructure exam Series.

 

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Data Center Design Course Outline

Describing Basic Data Center Security

  • Threat Mitigation
  • Attack and Countermeasure Examples
  • Secure the Management Plane
  • Protect the Control Plane
  • RBAC and Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)

 

Describing Cisco FEX Options

  • Cisco Adapter FEX
  • Access Layer with Cisco FEX
  • Cisco FEX Topologies
  • Virtualization-Aware Networking
  • Single Root I/O Virtualization
  • Cisco FEX Evaluation

Describing High Availability on Layer 2

  • Overview of Layer 2 High-Availability Mechanisms
  • Virtual Port Channels
  • Cisco FabricPath
  • Virtual Port Channel+

 

Designing Layer 3 Connectivity

  • First Hop Redundancy Protocols
  • Improve Routing Protocol Performance and Security
  • Enhance Layer 3 Scalability and Robustness

 

Designing Data Center Topologies

  • Data Center Traffic Flows
  • Cabling Challenges
  • Access Layer
  • Aggregation Layer
  • Core Layer
  • Spine-and-Leaf Topology
  • Redundancy Options

 

Designing Data Center Interconnects with Cisco OTV

  • Cisco OTV Overview
  • Cisco OTV Control and Data Planes
  • Failure Isolation
  • Cisco OTV Features
  • Optimize Cisco OTV
  • Evaluate Cisco OTV

 

Describing Locator/ID Separation Protocol

  • Locator/ID Separation Protocol
  • Location Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP) Virtual Machine (VM) Mobility
  • LISP Extended Subnet Mode (ESM) Multihop Mobility
  • LISP VPN Virtualization

 

Describing VXLAN Overlay Networks

  • Describe VXLAN Benefits over VLAN
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 VXLAN Overlay
  • Multiprotocol Border Gateway Protocol (MP-BGP) Ethernet VPN (EVPN) Control Plane Overview
  • VXLAN Data Plane

 

Describing Hardware and Device Virtualization

  • Hardware-Based High Availability
  • Device Virtualization
  • Cisco UCS Hardware Virtualization
  • Server Virtualization
  • SAN Virtualization
  • N-Port ID Virtualization

 

Describing Advanced Data Center Security

  • Cisco TrustSec in Cisco Secure Enclaves Architecture
  • Cisco TrustSec Operation
  • Firewalling
  • Positioning the Firewall Within Data Center Networks
  • Cisco Firepower® Portfolio
  • Firewall Virtualization
  • Design for Threat Mitigation
  • Describing Management and Orchestration
  • Network and License Management
  • Cisco UCS Manager
  • Cisco UCS Director
  • Cisco Intersight
  • Cisco DCNM Overview

 

Describing Storage and RAID Options

  • Position DAS in Storage Technologies
  • Network-Attached Storage
  • Fibre Channel, FCoE, and Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)
  • Evaluate Storage Technologies

 

Describing Fibre Channel Concepts

  • Fibre Channel Connections, Layers, and Addresses
  • Fibre Channel Communication
  • Virtualization in Fibre Channel SAN

 

Describing Fibre Channel Topologies

  • SAN Parameterization
  • SAN Design Options
  • Choosing a Fibre Channel Design Solution

 

Describing FCoE

  • FCoE Protocol Characteristics
  • FCoE Communication
  • Data Center Bridging
  • FCoE Initialization Protocol
  • FCoE Design Options

 

Describing Storage Security

  • Common SAN Security Features
  • Zones
  • SAN Security Enhancements
  • Cryptography in SAN

 

Describing SAN Management and Orchestration

  • Cisco DCNM for SAN
  • Cisco DCNM Analytics and Streaming Telemetry
  • Cisco UCS Director in the SAN
  • Cisco UCS Director Workflows

 

Describing Cisco UCS Servers and Use Cases

  • Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
  • Fabric Interconnects and Blade Chassis
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Server Adapter Cards
  • Stateless Computing
  • Cisco UCS Mini

 

Describing Fabric Interconnect Connectivity

  • Use of Fabric Interconnect Interfaces
  • VLANs and VSANs in a Cisco UCS Domain
  • Southbound Connections
  • Northbound Connections
  • Disjoint Layer 2 Networks
  • Fabric Interconnect High Availability and Redundancy

 

Describing Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems

  • Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems Overview
  • Cisco HyperFlex™ Solution
  • Cisco HyperFlex Scalability and Robustness
  • Cisco HyperFlex Clusters
  • Cluster Capacity and Multiple Clusters on One Cisco UCS Domain
  • External Storage and Graphical Processing Units on Cisco HyperFlex
  • Cisco HyperFlex Positioning

 

Describing Cisco UCS Manager Systemwide Parameters

  • Cisco UCS Setup and Management
  • Cisco UCS Traffic Management

 

Describing Cisco UCS RBAC

  • Roles and Privileges
  • Organizations in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Locales and Effective Rights
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
  • Two-Factor Authentication

 

Describing Pools for Service Profiles

  • Global and Local Pools
  • Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) Suffix and Media Access Control (MAC) Address Pools
  • World Wide Name (WWN) Pools
  • Server and iSCSI Initiator IP Pools

 

Describing Policies for Service Profiles

  • Global vs. Local Policies
  • Storage and Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) Policies
  • Boot and Scrub Policies
  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) and Maintenance Policies

 

Describing Network-Specific Adapters and Policies

  • LAN Connectivity Controls
  • SAN Connectivity Controls
  • Virtual Access Layer
  • Connectivity Enhancements

 

Describing Templates in Cisco UCS Manager

  • Cisco UCS Templates
  • Service Profile Templates
  • Network Templates
  • Designing Data Center Automation
  • Model-Driven Programmability
  • Cisco NX-API Overview
  • Programmability Using Python
  • Cisco Ansible Module
  • Use the Puppet Agent

Full 2020 Data Center Design Training Schedule

2020 Quarter 1

March 09, 2020 to March 13, 2020

2020 Quarter 2

April 06, 2020 to April 10, 2020

April 27, 2020 to May 01, 2020

May 18, 2020 to May 22, 2020

June 08, 2020 to June 12, 2020

2020 Quarter 3

July 06, 2020 to July 10, 2020

July 20, 2020 to July 24, 2020

August 17, 2020 to August 21, 2020

September 07, 2020 to September 11, 2020

2020 Quarter 4

September 28, 2020 to October 02, 2020

November 02, 2020 to November 06, 2020

November 16, 2020 to November 20, 2020

December 07, 2020 to December 11, 2020

December 14, 2020 to December 18, 2020