Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Infrastructure (DCIDUC) v6.0 is a two-day instructor-led course that focuses on data center design based on Cisco unified computing solutions. The course includes theoretical content, as well as design-oriented case studies and exercises. The course is designed to help students prepare for Cisco Channel Partner Data Center Program requirements and for professional-level data center roles. The course includes information on designing data centers with Cisco components and technologies, including infrastructure design, compute connectivity design, and compute resource parameters design.

The goal of the course is to enable engineers to choose the components and design a scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center.


After finishing this course, you will be able to:
  • Design data center infrastructure
  • Design data center compute connectivity
  • Design data center compute resource parameters


The DCIDUC v6.0 course contains the following components:
  • Data Center Infrastructure Design
    • Describing Hardware and Device Virtualization
    • Describing FEX Options
    • Describing Virtual Networking
    • Describing Virtual Appliances
    • Describing Management and Orchestration
  • Data Center Compute Connectivity Design
    • Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers and Use Cases
    • Describing Cisco UCS B-Series 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 System-Wide Parameters
    • Describing RBAC
    • Describing Pools for Service Profiles
    • Describing Policies for Service Profiles
    • Describing Network Specific Adapters and Policies
    • Describing Templates in Cisco UCS Manager

Prerequisite Knowledge

It is recommended that learners have the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:
  • Implement data center networking (LAN and SAN)
  • Describe data center storage
  • Implement data center virtualization
  • Implement Cisco UCS
  • Implement data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco ACI and UCS Director
  • Describe data center products in the Cisco Nexus and MDS families