DCFUND Data Center Fundamentals (DCFUND)

DCFUND will cover the fundamentals of Cisco Data Center Environment. It is a five-day course on Ethernet communication functions and standards OSI and TCP/IP models: the routing process on Nexus switches and compare storage connectivity options in the data center, Fiber Channel name server and fabric login (FLOGI) process. The course will look at Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System Configure, Cisco data center virtualization, Configure Cisco data center networking, Configure Cisco automation and orchestration. Also we will verify Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure. The hands on lab exercises will focus on the Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration, Cisco Unified Computing System and Cisco Nexus Series Switches Using SSH.

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About this Course

DCFUND will cover the fundamentals of Cisco Data Center Environment. It is a five-day course on Ethernet communication functions and standards OSI and TCP/IP models: the routing process on Nexus switches and compare storage connectivity options in the data center, Fiber Channel name server and fabric login (FLOGI) process. The course  will look at Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System Configure, Cisco data center virtualization, Configure Cisco data center networking, Configure Cisco automation and orchestration. Also we will verify Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure. The hands on lab exercises will focus on the Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration, Cisco Unified Computing System and Cisco Nexus Series Switches Using SSH. 

Audience Profile

Primary audience for this course are:

  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Cisco integrators/partners
  • System engineers
  • Network designers
  • Network managers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects

At Course Completion

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

  • Learn how a network works
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications
  • Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP services to meet network requirements
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot routing operations on Cisco Nexus switches
  • Describe and verify Cisco data center fundamentals
  • Describe Cisco data center virtualization
  • Describe Cisco data center storage networking
  • Describe Cisco data center unified fabric
  • Describe and verify Cisco UCS

 

 


Course Outline

Module 1: Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts

  • Lesson 1: Routing Process on Nexus Switches
  • Lesson 2: Routing Protocols on Nexus Switches
  • Lesson 3: Layer 3 First Hop Redundancy
  • Lesson 4: AAA on Nexus Switches
  • Lesson 5: ACLs on Nexus Switches

Module 2: Basic Data Center Storage

  • Lesson 1: Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Lesson 2: Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • Lesson 3: VSANs

Module 3: Advanced Data Center Storage

  • Lesson 1: Communication Between Initiator and Target
  • Lesson 2: Fibre Channel Zone Types and Their Uses
  • Lesson 3: Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Lesson 4: Data Center Ethernet Enhancements
  • Lesson 5: Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Module 4: Cisco Data Center Network Virtualization

  • Lesson 1: Functional Planes of Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Lesson 2: Cisco Nexus Operating System VRF Contexts
  • Lesson 3: Virtual Device Contexts
  • Lesson 4: Function of Overlays
  • Lesson 5: Virtualization
  • Lesson 6: Virtual Switches

Module 5: Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Cisco Fabric Extender Connectivity
  • Lesson 2: Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
  • Lesson 3: Cisco FabricPath
  • Lesson 4: Unified Port Feature of Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Lesson 5: Cisco Unified Fabric

Module 6: Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Lesson 1: Data Center Server Connectivity
  • Lesson 2: Cisco IMC Supervisor
  • Lesson 3: Cisco UCS Manager Operations
  • Lesson 4: Role-Based Access Control
  • Lesson 5: Hardware Abstraction in Cisco UCS

Module 7: Data Center Automation and Orchestration

  • Lesson 1: Utility of Application Programming Interfaces
  • Lesson 2: Cloud Computing Basic Concepts
  • Lesson 3: Cloud Attributes and Service Models
  • Lesson 4: Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 5: VDCs, Tenants, and Policies
  • Lesson 6: Orchestration
  • Lesson 7: Managing Catalogs and Templates
  • Lesson 8: Reporting in Cisco UCS Director (CloudSense)

Module 8: Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure

  • Lesson 1: Cisco ACI
  • Lesson 2: Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Lesson 3: Programming and Orchestrating Cisco ACI

Labs

Lab 1: Use the DCICN Lab System

Lab 2: Explore the Cisco NX-OS Command Line Interface

Lab 3: Explore Topology Discovery and Documentation

Lab 4: Implement VLANs and Trunks

Lab 5: Map a Spanning Tree and Configure Port Channels

Lab 6: Implement Multilayer Switching

Lab 7: Configure OSPF

Lab 8: Configure VSANs

Lab 9: Validate FLOGI and FCNS

Lab 10: Configure Zoning

Lab 11: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI

Lab 12: Calculate Decimal, Binary, and Subnet

Lab 13: Connect to Cisco Nexus Series Switches Using SSH

Lab 14: Configure VRFs

Lab 15: Explore the Elements of Virtual Device Contexts

Lab 16: Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender

Lab 17: Configure Virtual Port Channels

Lab 18: Configure Virtual Port Channels with FEX

Lab 19: Configure Cisco FabricPath

Lab 20: Configure Unified Ports on Cisco Nexus Switch

Lab 21: Implement FCoE

Lab 22: Navigate the Cisco UCS Manager GUI Interfaces

Lab 23: Configure Local RBAC

Lab 24: Configure Pools

Lab 25: Configure a Service Profile Template

Lab 26: Install and Configure User Accounts in Cisco UCS Director

Lab 27: Add Virtual and Physical Accounts to Cisco UCS Director

Lab 28: Customize Cisco UCS Director

Lab 29: Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities

Lab 30: Create Policies and VDCs

Lab 31: Create a Catalog and Provision a VM Using the Self-Service Portal

Lab 32: Explore Cisco UCS Director Built-In Reports

Lab 33: View Chargeback and Reports



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