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

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About this course

The introductory level of knowledge that is taught in these courses is targeted for individuals who can perform only the more basic configuration tasks. The course labs will focus on verifying configurations, with selected exercises involving making configuration changes or designing new topologies

Target Audience

Primary: Cisco Integrators and Partners, Consulting Systems Engineer, Network Designer, Network Engineer, Systems Engineer, Technical Solutions Architect Secondary: Network Administrator, Network Manager, Server Administrator, Storage Administrator, Program Manager, Project Manager

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Data Center Network Services

  • Lesson 1: Examining Functional Layers of the Data Center
  • Lesson 2: Reviewing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
  • Lesson 3: Reviewing the Cisco MDS Product Family
  • Lesson 4: Monitoring the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 5: Describing vPCs and Cisco FabricPath in the Data Center
  • Lesson 6: Using OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

Module 2: Cisco Data Center Virtualization

  • Lesson 1: Virtualizing Network Devices
  • Lesson 2: Virtualizing Storage
  • Lesson 3: Virtualizing Server Solutions
  • Lesson 4: Using the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
  • Lesson 5: Verifying Setup and Operation of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch

Module 3: Cisco Data Center Storage Networking

  • Lesson 1: Comparing Storage-Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Lesson 2: Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • Lesson 3: Verifying Fibre Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

Module 4: Cisco Data Center Unified FabricLesson 1: Describing DCB

  • Lesson 2: Identifying Connectivity Options for FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
  • Lesson 3: Describing Enhanced FCoE Scalability with Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders

Module 5: Cisco UCS

  • Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
  • Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
  • Lesson 3: Connecting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Lesson 4: Setting up an Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Cluster
  • Lesson 5: Describing Cisco UCS Manager Operation
  • Lesson 6: Describing Cisco UCS Manager Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles

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