Data Center Integrated Infrastructure Administration (DCIIA)

Data Center Integrated Infrastructure Administration is a 5-day instructor-led course designed to provide learners with experience planning, designing, and implementing integrated infrastructure platforms that include Cisco Unified Computing System servers, Cisco Nexus fabric, VMware vSphere virtualization platform, NetApp® and other 3rd party unified storage systems. Using real-world scenarios and examples, this course will explore all of the components of the full stack integrated systems and guide you through the installation, management, and troubleshooting of the platform as a whole, as well as all of the individual components.

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Course Objectives:

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

  • Outline the implementation workflow
  • Explore the Cisco Nexus family components
  • Illustrate physical cabling
  • Identify the Storage FAS and AFF components
  • Perform NetApp cluster setup and storage configuration
  • Explore Cisco UCS components
  • Configure resource pools, policies and SAN connectivity
  • Explore virtualization solutions
  • Compare and evaluate application workloads
  • Explore Cisco management tools
  • Explain 3rd Party management tools


Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Systems Administrators and Engineers
  • Technical Solutions Architects
  • Systems Integrators
  • Channel Partners
  • Value-Added Resellers
  • End-Users Deploying Integrated Infrastructure



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

  • Basic Knowledge of Cisco Routing & Switching
  • Basic Knowledge of Servers and Storage
  • Basic Familiarity with VMware Virtualization Concepts

Course Outline


Module 1: Introduction to Cisco Integrated Infrastructure Architecture

  • Overview of Integrated Infrastructure Platform Architecture
  • Integrated Infrastructure Design Considerations

Module 2: Cisco Nexus Switches and Features Overview

  • Introducing the Cisco Nexus 9300 Switches
  • Configuring System Management Features
  • High Level Product Features Overview

Module 3: Storage Appliances

  • Discuss the benefits of using different purpose-built storage solutions with Cisco Integrated Infrastructure
  • Describe the steps for setting up a basic cluster configuration
  • Introducing SAN and NAS Protocols
  • Administering Volumes, LUNs and Initiator Groups
  • Review and Discussion of Advanced Features
  • Discuss the benefits of virtualized storage
  • Other Storage Solutions

Module 4: Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)

  • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Architecture Overview
  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series LAN Connectivity
  • Implementing Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Connectivity
  • Provisioning Resource Pools in the Cisco UCS Manager
  • Provisioning Service Policies in the Cisco UCS Manager
  • Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS Firmware
  • Implementing Backup, Import, and Restore of the Cisco UCS Manager Database

Module 5: Virtual Networking

  • VMware Virtual Switching Overview

Module 6: Troubleshooting the Integrated Platform

  • Cisco Nexus Series Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Configuration

Lab Outline:

Labs are designed to assure learners a whole practical experience, through the following practical activities:

  • Configuring Nexus Switch System Management
  • Configuring FC/FCoE Storage
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Verify UCS Physical Connections
  • Configure Identity and Resource Pools
  • Creating a Mobile Service Profile
  • Backup and restore Cisco UCS Manager Database Objects
  • Firmware Upgrades

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