DCII: Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure

A skills-building course that focuses on the implementation of LAN and SAN switching technologies, device management and monitoring using Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders (FEXs). This lab intesnsive hands-on experience of implementing a Cisco data center infrastructure helps students prepare for professional level data center roles and the achievement of the Cisco CCNP Data Center Certification.

Audience

Engineers who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series switches and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series fabric extenders. Individuals looking to achieve the Cisco CCNP Data Center Certification.

Prerequisites

Attendees should be able to:

  • Describe data center networking concepts and storage concepts
  • Describe data center virtualization
  • Describe Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Describe data center automation and orchestration, with the focus on Cisco ACI and UCS Director
  • Ability to identify products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and MDS families
  • Describe network fundamentals and building simple LANs, including switching and routing

This knowledge can be obtained by attending the following courses:

  • DCICN - Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking
  • DCICT - Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies
  • ICND1 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1
  • ICND2 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 or CCNAX (CCNABC) - Cisco Certified Network Associate Fast Track

Course objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Configure Rapid PVST+, MST and available STP options
  • Configure FEX in static, dynamic, and enhanced vPC setup
  • Configure port channels and virtual port channels
  • Implement FabricPath and and describe DFA
  • Configure OTV
  • Configure VXLAN
  • Describe LISP
  • Configure first hop redundancy protocols
  • Configure routing on a Cisco Nexus switch
  • Implement multicast functionality in a Cisco Data Center network architecture
  • Manage user accounts, SSH, and AAA on Cisco NX-OS
  • Describe and configure system security features
  • Perform basic Fibre Channel configuration
  • Manage FC domains
  • Configure port security and fabric binding
  • Describe FCoE
  • Configure FCoE
  • Describe and configure distributed device aliases
  • Describe and configure zoning
  • Configure NPIV and NPV
  • Describe and configure FCIP
  • Configure system management and infrastructure monitoring
  • Configure infrastructure monitoring and programmability

Certification

Recommended as preparation for the following exam:
300-165 - Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

This is one of four exams required for the Cisco CCNP Data Center Certification.

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