Course Overview

You will be given the foundational knowledge and a broad overview of Cisco Data Center products and their operation, covering the architecture, components, connectivity, and features of a Cisco Data Center network. You will gain practical experience configuring the initial setup of Cisco Nexus 7000, Cisco Nexus 5000, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco MDS Multilayer Fabric Switch. You will also learn to verify the proper operation of a variety of features such as Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), Cisco FabricPath, Port Channels, virtual Port Channels (vPCs), and Cisco Nexus 1000V Distributed Virtual Switch for VMware ESXi.

5 days
CCNA Data Center
640-916 DCICT & 640-911 DCICN
Learning Credits: 
    • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
    • Cisco Data Center
    • Fundamentals
    • Virtualization
    • Storage Networking
    • Unified Fabric
  • 1. Building a Simple Network

    • Functions of Networking
    • Host-to-Host Communications Model
    • Ethernet Connections
    • Ethernet Communications Standards
    • OSI Network Layer Addressing
    • TCP/IP Transport Layer
    • Packet Delivery Process

    2. Switched Network Implementation

    • Switching
    • Packet Delivery Process
    • Cisco NX-OS Software
    • Operation Cisco NX-OS Software
    • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
    • Building a Redundant Switched Topology

    3. IP Addressing

    • IP Addressing Scheme
    • Transitioning to IPv6

    4. Cisco Data Center Network Services

    • Functional Layers of the Data Center
    • Cisco Nexus Product Family
    • Cisco MDS Product Family
    • Monitoring the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
    • Virtual Port Channels (vPCs) and Cisco FabricPath in the Data Center
    • Using OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

    5. Cisco Data Center Virtualization

    • Virtualizing Network Devices
    • Virtualizing Storage
    • Virtualizing Server Solutions
    • Using the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
    • Verifying Setup and Operation of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch

    6. Cisco Data Center Storage Networking

    • Comparing Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
    • Fibre Channel Storage Networking
    • Verifying Fibre Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

    7. Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

    • Data Center Bridging (DCB)
    • Connectivity Options for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
    • Enhanced FCoE Scalability with Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders

    8. Cisco UCS

    • Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
    • Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
    • Conecting Cisco UCS B-Series Cluster
    • Cisco UCS Manager Operations
    • Cisco UCS Manager Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles
  • Lab 1: Use Windows Applications as Network Tools
    Lab 2: Observe the TCP Three-Way Handshake
    Lab 3: Observe Extended PC Network Information
    Lab 4: Connect to Cisco Nexus Switches
    Lab 5: Configure the Cisco Nexus Switches
    Lab 6: Configure VLANs and Trunks
    Lab 7: Verify and Configure Spanning Tree
    Lab 8: Configure EtherChannel
    Lab 9: Convert Decimal to Binary and Binary to Decimal
    Lab 10: Classify Network Addressing
    Lab 11: Compute Usable Subnetworks and Hosts
    Lab 12: Calculate Subnet Masks
    Lab 13: Configure Multilayer Switching
    Lab 14: Connect to a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Using Secure Shell (SSH)
    Lab 15: Connect to a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Using SSH
    Lab 16: Run Command Line Interface (CLI) Commands
    Lab 17: Configure vPCs
    Lab 18: Configure Cisco FabricPath
    Lab 19: Configure Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
    Lab 20: Verify Current Virtual Device Context (VDC) Settings
    Lab 21: Validate a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Configuration
    Lab 22: Configure VSANs and Zoning
    Lab 23: Validate FLOGI an FCNS
    Lab 24: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager Graphical User Interface (GUI)

  • ICND1 v3.0 – Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1

  • Anyone seeking the CCNA Datacenter certification

    • Network designers, administrators, engineers, and managers
    • Storage and server administrators
    • Program and project managers
    • Systems engineers