Description

This course has been updated. See the new Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID) v6.0 training.

The Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) v5.0 course is aimed at providing data center designers with the knowledge and skills needed to design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center unified fabrics, and virtualization solutions based on the Cisco Fabric Extenders (FEXs), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Cisco FabricPath, and equipment and link virtualization technologies.
The course describes the Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric solutions, and explains how to evaluate existing data center infrastructure, determine the requirements, and design the Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric solution based on Cisco products and technologies.

Objectives

  • Evaluate the data center solution design and design process regarding contemporary data center challenges, Cisco Data Center Architecture solution, and components
  • Provide a comprehensive and detailed overview of technologies used in data centers, and describe scalability implications and their possible use in cloud environments
  • Design data center connections and topologies in the core layer
  • Present and design data center storage designs, solutions and limitations of various storage technologies
  • Design secure data centers that are protected from application-based threats, network security threats, and physical security threats
  • Design data center infrastructure that is required to implement network-based application services
  • Design data center management to facilitate monitoring, managing, and provisioning of data center equipment and applications

Outline


Cisco Data Center Solutions
  • Identifying Data Center
  • Identifying Cisco Data Center Solution
  • Defining Cisco Data Center Solution Design

Data Center Technologies
  • Designing Layer 2 and Layer 3 Switching
  • Virtualizing Data Center Components
  • Designing Layer 2 Multipathing Technologies

Data Center Topologies
  • Designing the Data Center Core Layer Network
  • Designing the Data Center Aggregation Layer
  • Designing the Data Center Access Layer
  • Designing the Data Center Virtualized Access Layer
  • Designing High Availability
  • Designing Data Center Interconnects

Data Center Storage
  • Introducing SAN
  • Designing SAN
  • Designing Unified Fabric
  • Designing SAN Services

Data Center Security
  • Designing Data Center Application Security
  • Designing Link Security Technologies and Device Hardening
  • Designing Storage Security

Data Center Application Services
  • Designing Data Center Application Architecture
  • Designing Application Services
  • Designing Global Load Balancing

Data Center Management
  • Designing Data Center Management Solutions

Prerequisite Knowledge

  • CCNA Data Center certification
  • Knowledge that is covered in the Cisco Nexus product family courses
  • Knowledge that is covered in the Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) course
  • Knowledge that is covered in the Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (DCSNS) course