Description

The Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) v6.2 is a 5-day instructor-led course that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is implementation of LANs, SANs, 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.

You’ll master the professional-level skills and technologies needed to implement Cisco data center infrastructure, including key protocols, routing and switching protocols, maintenance, management, operations, security, and storage.

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • 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

Outline

The course contains these components:

Course Outline
  • Data Center Protocols
    • Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol
    • Configuring Port Channels
    • Configuring Fabric Extenders
    • Implementing Cisco FabricPath
    • Understanding Overlay Transport Virtualization
    • Implementing VXLAN
    • Implementing LISP
  • Layer 3 Switching Features in the Data Center
    • Configuring First-Hop Redundancy
    • Configuring Routing
    • Configuring IP Multicast
  • Data Center Infrastructure Security
    • Configuring User Management
    • Configuring System Security Features
  • Data Center Infrastructure Storage Fabric
    • Basic Fibre Channel Configuration
    • Managing Domains
    • Implementing Port Security and Fabric Binding
  • FCoE Unified Fabric
    • Describing FCoE
    • Implementing FCoE
  • Data Center Infrastructure Storage Services
    • Configuring Distributed Device Aliases
    • Implementing Zoning
    • Configuring NPIV and NPV
    • Configuring Fibre Channel Over IP
  • Data Center Infrastructure Maintenance, Management, and Operations
    • Configuring System Management
    • Configuring Infrastructure Monitoring

Lab Outline
  • Lab 1: Configure Layer 2 Switching
  • Lab 2: Configure Port Channels
  • Lab 3: Configure FEX
  • Lab 4: Configure Cisco FabricPath
  • Lab 5: Configure OTV
  • Lab 6: Configure VXLAN
  • Lab 7: Configure VRRP
  • Lab 8: Configu0re OSPF
  • Lab 9: Configure User Management Security Features
  • Lab 10: Configure System Security Features
  • Lab 11: Configure Fibre Channel
  • Lab 12: Manage Domains and Configure Persistent FCIDs

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:

Associated certifications