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The Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.1 is a five-day instructor-led course that introduces you to the primary technologies that are used in the Cisco Data Center You will learn the foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies including network protocols and host-to-host communication, data center networking concepts and technologies, data center storage networking and Cisco UCS architecture.
What Do Participants Learn?
Describe and identify data center network protocols and host-to-host communication
Describe basic data center networking concepts and use Cisco Nexus Operating System (Cisco NX-OS) command line interface, implement VLANs, trunks, and port channels
Describe advanced data center networking concepts, implement multilayer switching, and perform basic configuration: protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, HSRP); authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) on Cisco NX-OS devices and secure remote administration; and access control lists
Describe and compare basic data center storage connectivity options and configure VSANs
Describe advanced data center storage and configure zoning, NPV mode and NPIV on Cisco Nexus and Cisco MDS Switches
Identify the components of Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) architecture and use the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
Describe the Fibre Channel name server and fabric login (FLOGI) process
Who Should Attend?
The primary audience for this course is as follows:
Consulting Systems Engineers
Technical Solutions Architects
What Will the Learning Experience Include?
Comprehensive pre-program activities include:
Web-based information forms & surveys completed by attendee.
Direct consultation with the attendee about the expectations.
During the training, participants engage in data, activities, and conversations that lead to insight and knowledge.
Participants learn from expert trainers who have both academic and business experiences.
Highly applicable training content & instructive activities for adding depth to training topics.
**A half-day site visit for integrating the experience & plan next steps. Opportunities to provide connections, ideas & support.
Explore & Practice
Apply & sustain the learning experience by using this ongoing support:
To ensure participant has new skills or behavior progress.
Optional, fee-based mentoring & coaching with the trainer.
Training materials & additional documents (e-books, pdf files, presentations and articles)
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Module 1: Network Protocols and Host-to-Host Communication
Benefits and characteristics
Components and functions
Ethernet hardware and switches
OSI and TCP/IP models
IPv4 and IPv6 network layer
Function of IP
Characteristics of IP
Packet delivery process
TCO/IP transport layer
Module 2: Basic Data Center Networking Concepts
Data center network architectures
Cisco Nexus family and NX-OS
Redundant switched topologies (STP)
Port costs and port roles
Benefits of RSTP
Benefits of MSTP
Module 3: Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts
Routing process on Nexus switches
Routing protocols on Nexus switches
Layer 3 redundancy
Configure user security features
Module 4: Basic Data Center Storage
Compare block- and file-based network storage
NFS, fibre channel, iSCSI and SCSI
Fibre channel storage networking
Configure and manage
Module 5: Advanced Data Center Storage
Initiator and target communication
Fibre channel layered model
FCNS and FLOGI process
Fibre channel zone
NPV and NPIV
Fibre channel over Ethernet
Module 6: Cisco UCS Architecture
UCS central software
Cisco UCS Physical Connectivity for a Fabric Interconnect Cluster