Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)


Before taking this course, you should be able to:

Describe data center networking concepts
Describe data center storage concepts
Describe data center virtualization
Describe the Cisco Unified Computing System™
Describe data center automation and orchestration focusing on Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) and Cisco UCS Director
Identify products in the Cisco Nexus and MDS families
Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs, including switching and routingTo fully benefit from this course, you should have completed the following courses or obtained the equivalent level of knowledge:Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
Introduce Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX), or Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1), and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND2)

Course details


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
Designe a solution that uses Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) for traffic forwarding
Describe the hardware redundancy options and virtualize the network, compute, and storage
Discuss virtual networking in the data center
Describe solutions using Fabric Extenders (FEX) and compare Cisco Adapter FEX with VM-FEX
Describe the Cisco Nexus® 1000V solution to extend the hypervisor functionality
Describe security threats and solutions in the data center
Describe advanced data center security technologies and best practices
Describe virtual appliances that are deployed in a data center network
Describe device management and orchestration in the data center
Designe a data center storage network
Describe the storage options for compute and the different RAID levels from a High Availability (HA) and performance perspective
Describe Fibre Channel concepts, architecture, topologies, and industry terms
Describe how Ethernet and Fibre Channel networks converge
Describe security options in the storage network
Describe management and automation options for the storage networking infrastructure
Describe Cisco UCS® servers and use cases for various Cisco UCS platforms (B-Series and C-Series)
Explain the connectivity options in the fabric interconnects for southbound and northbound connections.
Describe port personalities and oversubscription models.
Distinguish between the End-Host Virtualizer (EHV) and switching mode, and between the N-Port Virtualization (NPV) and Fibre Channel switching mode.
Describe split brain and partition in time issues with the fabric interconnects for HA
Describe the hyperconvergence solution and how it integrates systems based on different storage vendors.
Compare storage vendors and evaluate the advantages for each stacked solution
Describe design and management options for Cisco UCS.
Design the management solution in HA mode and describe integration with the Cisco UCS domain
Describe the systemwide parameters to set up a Cisco UCS domain, including monitoring, Quality of Service (QoS), and organizations to build up a management hierarchy in the 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 in Cisco UCS Manager.
Describe the design of and best practices for naming conventions
Describe the different policies you may set in the service profile to achieve and fulfill customer or application requirements
Describe the Ethernet and Fibre Channel interface policies and additional network technologies
Describe how to use templates to work more efficiently in Cisco UCS Manager


Data Center Network Connectivity Designs
 Describing High Availability on Layer 2
 Designing Layer 3 Connectivity
 Designing Data Center Topologies
 Designing Data Center Interconnects with Cisco OTV
 Designing a LISP Solution
Data Center Infrastructure Design
 Describing Hardware and Device Virtualization
 Describing FEX Options
 Describing Virtual Networking
 Describing Basic Data Center Security
 Describing Advanced Data Center Security
 Describing Virtual Appliances
 Describing Management and Orchestration
Data Center Storage Network Design
 Describing Storage and RAID Options
 Describing Fibre Channel Concepts
 Describing Fibre Channel Topologies
 Describing FCoE
 Describing Storage Security
 Describing SAN Management and Orchestration
Data Center Compute Connectivity Design
 Describing Cisco UCS Servers and Use Cases
 Describing Fabric Interconnect Connectivity
 Describing Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems
 Describing Management Systems
 Describing Hadoop, SAP Hana, and IoT on Cisco UCS
Data Center Compute Resource Parameters Design
 Describing Cisco UCS Manager Systemwide Parameters
 Describing Cisco UCS RBAC
 Describing Pools for Service Profiles
 Describing Policies for Service Profiles
 Describing Network-Specific Adapters and Policies
 Describing Templates in Cisco UCS Manager

Activity Outline

Designing Virtual Port Channels
Designing FabricPath
Designing FHRP
Designing Routing Protocols
Designing Data Center Topology for a Customer
Designing Data Center Interconnect Using Cisco OTV
Designing Your VXLAN Network
Designing a FEX
Designing a Cisco Nexus 1000V-Based Solution
Designing Management and Orchestration in Cisco UCS Solution
Designing a Fibre Channel Network
Designing and Integrate an FCoE Solution
Designing a Secure SAN
Designing Cisco UCS Director for Storage Networking
Designing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Implementation
Designing a Cisco UCS Domain and Fabric Interconnect Cabling
Designing Cisco C-Series Integration with a Cisco UCS Domain
Designing a Cisco UCS Mini Solution
Designing Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Network and Storage Connectivity
Designing Systemwide Parameters in a Cisco UCS Solution
Designing an LDAP Integration with a Cisco UCS Domain
Designing Pools for Service Profiles in a Cisco UCS Solution
Designing Network-Specific Adapters and Policies in a Cisco UCS Solution

Event Properties

Event Date 28-10-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 01-11-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price 3.190,00€
Location IPnetON GmbH, Berlin
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