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DCID 6.1 – Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure


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  • 5 Days Course
    Data Center Switching

    Classroom + Online

    ISK425500 (Excl. VAT)
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    Course Details


    The course includes information on designing data centers with Cisco components and technologies including:

    • Device virtualization technologies
    • 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


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    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Describe Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 forwarding in a data center, including cabling and rack design for the access, aggregation, and core layers
    • Design vPC, Cisco FabricPath, OTV, and LISP in customer scenarios and describe management options in the LAN
    • Describe hardware virtualization and FEX technologies, discuss data center security threats and Cisco Virtual Application Container Services for IaaS, and describe management and automation options for the data center infrastructure
    • Describe storage and RAID options, describe the Fibre Channel concept and architecture, and design Fibre Channel and FCoE networks, along with management options
    • Describe the UCS C-Series, M-Series, and B-Series servers, with connectivity and adapter options. Compare the EHV and NPV network operations modes. Explain and distinguish among system integrated stack solutions and the management options for the UCS domains
    • Design the resource parameters for a UCS domain and design the resource pools and policies used in UCS service profiles and templates


    • Module1: Data Center Network Connectivity Design
    • Module 2: Data Center Infrastructure Design
    • Module 3: Data Center Storage Network Design
    • Module 4: Data Center Compute Connectivity Design
    • Module 5: Data Center Compute Resource Parameters Design

    Target Audience

    • Channel Partners
    • Customers
    • Employees
    • Entry-level to experienced Network Administrator
    • Senior Network Engineer
    • Presales Engineer
    • Design Engineer
    • Data Center Administrator
    • Senior Systems Engineer
    • Senior Technical Solutions Architect



    It is recommended that a learner has the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

    • Implement data center networking (LAN and SAN)
    • Describe data center storage
    • Implement data center virtualization
    • Implement Cisco Unified Computing System
    • Implement data center automation and orchestration with the focus on ACI and UCS Director
    • Describe products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and MDS families