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Cisco Data Center CCIE Unified Computing Workshop (DCXUC)

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Detailed Course Outline

Module 0: Course Introduction
  • Explain where the DCXUC course fits in the overall data center curriculum
  • Clarify prerequisite knowledge and skills
  • Review the CCIE data center lab exam blueprint
Module 1: Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
  • Configure different port types
  • Implement Ethernet end-host mode (EHM), VLANs and port channels, pinning and pin groups, and disjoint Layer 2 domains
  • Configure FC ports for SAN connectivity, VSANs, FC uplink port channels, FC trunking, and SAN pinning
  • Create and implement service profiles
  • Create and implement policies and server resource pools
  • Implement updating and initial templates, boot from remote storage, fabric failover, and unified computing management hierarchy using ORG and RBAC
  • Configure RBAC groups, remote RBAC configuration, roles and privileges, and AD group attribute mapping
  • Create and configure users
  • Implement backup and restore procedures in a unified computing environment as well as system-wide policies
  • Manage high availability in a unified computing environment
  • Configure monitoring and analysis of system events
  • Implement external management protocols
  • Collect statistical Information
  • Firmware management
  • Collect TAC-specific information
  • Implement server recovery tasks
  • Configure C-Series to boot from FC SAN
  • Configure adapter-FEX
Module 2: Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • Implement QoS, traffic flow, and IGMP snooping
  • Implement network monitoring on Cisco Nexus 1000v
  • Implement Cisco Nexus 1000v port channels
  • Configure VLANs, port profiles, DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection, IP source guard, port security, access control lists, and private VLANs
  • Switch between L2/L3 control mode
  • Diagnose VSM HA issues, VSM/VEM connectivity, and security feature issues
Module 3: Application Network Services
  • Implement standard Cisco ACE features for load balancing
  • Configuring server load-balancing algorithm
  • Configure different SLB deployment modes
  • Implement health monitoring
  • Configure sticky connections
  • Implement server load balancing in HA mode
Module 4: Challenge Lab
  • A timed challenge lab that covers aspects of Cisco UCS, Cisco ANS, and Cisco Nexus 1000V.

The lab outline is as follows:
Lab 1: Establish LAN Connectivity
Lab 2: Establish SAN Connectivity
Lab 3: Cisco UCS Server Resources
Lab 4: Cisco UCS Management Tasks
Lab 5: Troubleshooting
Lab 6: Configuring C-Series
Lab 7: Manage Cisco Nexus 1000v
Lab 8: Cisco Nexus 1000v Security
Lab 9: Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 1000v
Lab 10: Implement Cisco ACE
Lab 11: Challenge Lab


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