Cisco Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v7.0 (DCID)

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Duration

5 Days

30 CPD hours

This course is intended for

IT professionals with five to eight years of experience in these roles:
Data center engineers
Network designers
Network administrators
Network engineers
Systems engineers
System administrator
Consulting systems engineers
Technical solutions architects
Server administrators
Network managers
Cisco integrators or partners

Overview

After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe the Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding options and protocols used in a data center
Describe the rack design options, traffic patterns, and data center switching layer access, aggregation, and core
Describe the Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) technology that is used to interconnect data centers
Describe Locator/ID separation protocol
Design a solution that uses Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) for traffic forwarding
Describe hardware redundancy options; how to virtualize the network, compute, and storage functions; and virtual networking in the data center
Describe solutions that use fabric extenders and compare Cisco Adapter Fabric Extender (FEX) with single root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV)
Describe security threats and solutions in the data center
Describe advanced data center security technologies and best practices
Describe device management and orchestration in the data center
Describe the storage options for compute function and different Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) levels from a high-availability and performance perspective
Describe Fibre Channel concepts, topologies, architecture, and industry terms
Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
Describe security options in the storage network
Describe management and automation options for storage networking infrastructure
Describe Cisco UCS servers and use cases for various Cisco UCS platforms
Explain the connectivity options for fabric interconnects for southbound and northbound connections
Describe the hyperconverged solution and integrated systems
Describe the systemwide parameters for setting up a Cisco UCS domain
Describe role-based access control (RBAC) and integration with directory servers to control access rights on Cisco UCS Manager
Describe the pools that may be used in service profiles or service profile templates on Cisco UCS Manager
Describe the different policies in the service profile
Describe the Ethernet and Fibre Channel interface policies and additional network technologies
Describe the advantages of templates and the difference between initial and updated templates
Describe data center automation tools

Description

The Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID) 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.
This course helps you prepare to take the exam, Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (300-610 DCID)

Describing High Availability on Layer 2
  • Overview of Layer 2 High-Availability Mechanisms
  • Virtual Port Channels
  • Cisco Fabric Path
  • 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 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 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 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
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When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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