Description

This course has been updated. For the new version, please check the Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0 course.

In this course, you will gain the foundational knowledge and a broad overview of Cisco Data Center products and their operation. The course covers the architecture, components, connectivity, and features of a Cisco Data Center network. You will gain practical experience configuring the initial setup of Cisco Nexus 7009, Cisco Nexus 5548UP, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) 6120XP, and Cisco MDS 9124 Multilayer Fabric Switch. You will also learn to verify the proper operation of a variety of features such as Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), Cisco FabricPath, Port Channels, virtual Port Channels (vPCs), and Cisco Nexus 1000V Distributed Virtual Switch for VMware ESXi.

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Center Fundamentals
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Virtualization
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Center Storage Networking
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Unified Computing System .

Outline

The course contains the following components:
  • Module 1: Cisco Data Center Fundamentals Concepts (11 lessons)
  • Module 2: Data Center Unified Fabric (5 lessons)
  • Module 3: Storage Networking (8 lessons)
  • Module 4: DC Virtualization (4 lessons)
  • Module 5: Unified Computing (7 lessons)

Prerequisite Knowledge

Knowledge similar to that covered in Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)

Associated certifications