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DCII: Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.2

Leads to CCNP Data Centre Certification

The focus of this skills-building course is implementation of LAN, SAN, and Data Center Unified Fabric using Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus switches, and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders (FEXs). The course provides rich, hands-on experience with implementing Cisco data center infrastructure.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Configure Rapid PVST+, MST and available STP options
  • Configure FEX in static, dynamic, and enhanced vPC setup
  • Configure port channels and virtual port channels
  • Implement FabricPath and and describe DFA
  • Configure OTV
  • Configure VXLAN
  • Describe LISP
  • Configure first hop redundancy protocols
  • Configure routing on a Cisco Nexus switch
  • Implement multicast functionality in a Cisco Data Center network architecture
  • Manage user accounts, SSH, and AAA on Cisco NX-OS
  • Describe and configure system security features
  • Perform basic Fibre Channel configuration
  • Manage FC domains
  • Configure port security and fabric binding
  • Describe FCoE
  • Configure FCoE
  • Describe and configure distributed device aliases
  • Describe and configure zoning
  • Configure NPIV and NPV
  • Describe and configure FCIP
  • Configure system management and infrastructure monitoring
  • Configure infrastructure monitoring and programmability

Course Content

Module 1: Data Center Protocols

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Port Channels
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Fabric Extenders
  • Lesson 4: Implementing Cisco FabricPath
  • Lesson 5: Understanding Overlay Transport Virtualization
  • Lesson 6: Implementing VXLAN
  • Lesson 7: Implementing LISP

Module 2: Layer 3 Switching Features in the Data Center

  • Lesson 1: Configuring First-Hop Redundancy
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Routing
  • Lesson 3: Configuring IP Multicast

Module 3: Data Center Infrastructure Security

  • Lesson 1: Configuring User Management
  • Lesson 2: Configuring System Security Features

Module 4: Data Center Infrastructure Storage Fabric

  • Lesson 1: Basic Fibre Channel Configuration
  • Lesson 2: Managing Domains
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Port Security and Fabric Binding

Module 5: FCoE Unified Fabric

  • Lesson 1: Describing FCoE
  • Lesson 2: Implementing FCoE

Module 6: Data Center Infrastructure Storage Services

  • Lesson 1: Describing FCoE
  • Lesson 2: Implementing FCoE

Module 7: Data Center Infrastructure Maintenance, Management, and Operations

  • Lesson 1: Configuring System Management
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Infrastructure Monitoring

Target Audience

  • Channel Partners
  • Customers
  • Employees
  • Entry-level to experienced Network Administrator
  • Senior Network Engineer
  • Presales Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Data Center Administrator
  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • Senior Technical Solutions Architect

Course Duration

5 days

Suggested Pre-requisites

The knowledge and skills that a student must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Describe data center networking concepts
  • Describe data center storage concepts
  • Describe data center virtualization
  • Describe Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS)
  • Describe data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco ACI and Cisco UCS Director
  • Identify products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and Cisco MDS families
  • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs, including switching and routing

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