Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)

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Course Overview

Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID) v6.2 is a five-day instructor-led course that focuses on data center design based on Cisco solutions. The course includes theoretical content, as well as designoriented case studies that are in the form of activities. The course is designed to help students prepare for Cisco CCNP® Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles.

The course includes information on designing data centers with Cisco components and technologies. It covers network designs with virtualization, Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies and routing protocols, and data center interconnect design options. Also covered are device virtualization technologies such as virtual data centers and network function virtualization with virtual appliances including virtual switches, virtual routers, and virtual firewalls. Storage and SAN design is covered, with explanation of Fibre Channel networks and Cisco Unified Fabric. Design practices for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) solution based on Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers and Cisco UCS Manager are covered. Network management technologies include UCS Manager, Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager, and Cisco UCS Director.

Who should attend

  • Network Designer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • System Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect

Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Prerequisites

Students considered for this training should have attended the following classes or obtained an equivalent level of knowledge:

The learner is expected to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

  • Describe data center networking concepts
  • Describe data center storage concepts
  • Describe data center virtualization
  • Describe Cisco UCS
  • Describe data center automation and orchestration with a 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
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment

Course Objectives

The Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID) course focuses on data center design based on Cisco solutions and technologies. It includes information on designing data centers with Cisco components and technologies Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe the Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding options and protocols used in a data center. Describe Cisco OTV technology, rack design options, traffic patterns, and data center switching layer access, aggregation, and core .
  • Design a solution that uses LISP for traffic forwarding, hardware redundancy options, virtualize the network, compute, and storage.
  • Describe virtual networking, advanced security technologies, security threats, and solutions using fabric extenders.
  • Describe virtual appliances, device management and orchestration in a data center network.
  • Describe a data center storage network and different RAID levels from a HA and performance perspective.
  • Describe Fibre Channel concepts, architecture, topologies, and industry terms.
  • Describe security options, management, and automation options, for storage networking.
  • Explain the connectivity options in the Fabric Interconnects for south- and northbound connections. Distinguish between the EHV and switching mode .
  • Describe the hyper convergence solution and how it integrates systems based on different storage vendors.
  • Describe the management options for Cisco UCS. Design the management solution in HA mode.

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