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CCNA DATA CENTER

DCICN

Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking

Prerequisites

None Required

Course Content

Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) helps prepares the learner for a CCNA Data Center exam certification. It covers the Cisco Data Center networking components and technologies.

Course Objectives
  • 1.0 Describe How a Network Works
  • 2.0 Configure, Verify and Troubleshoot Data Center Switches
  • 3.0 Implement a Data Center IP Addressing Scheme
  • 4.0 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot Routing on Cisco Nexus Switches
Course Outline
  • Module 1: Building a Simple Network
  • Module 2: Implementing a Switched Network
  • Module 3: IP Addressing
  • Module 4: Routing on the Cisco Nexus Switch 

DCICT

Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies

Course Content

Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) helps prepare the learner for a CCNA Data Center exam certification. It covers Data Center Cisco technologies, including Unified Computing / virtualization and Unified Fabric (Nexus product family and Storage Networking). Interworking with Catalyst 6500 and non-Cisco products for the virtualization of the computing environment will also be covered. The course reflects the need to onboard a variety of learners who may be specialized in some of the Data Center technologies, but who need to be able to perform in a broader role.

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Center Fundamentals
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Virtualization
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Center Storage Networking
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Unified Computing System .
Course Outline
  • Module 1: Cisco Data Center Fundamentals Concepts
  • Module 2: Data Center Unified Fabric
  • Module 3: Storage Networking
  • Module 4: DC Virtualization
  • Module 5: Unified Computing

 

CCNP DATA CENTER

DCUCI

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) 5.0

Prerequisite

Understanding of server system design and architecture Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP / IP networking Familiarity with SANs Familiarity with Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP)

Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center Architecture Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen)

Attendance of the following Cisco learning offerings is recommended to fully benefit from this course:

Configuring Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCS)
Course Content

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) is designed to serve the needs of engineers who implement Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series Blade Servers and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers.

Course Objective
  • Install Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosures in the data center.
  • Use Cisco Integrated Management Controller to provision LAN and SAN connectivity for the C-Series server.
  • Use the LSI MegaRAID web user interface to provision local hard drives into a RAID 5 array.
  • Implement system management, maintenance, and high availability services for Cisco UCS B-Series.
  • Maintain Cisco UCS in a high-availability configuration Implement generation 1 and generation 2 connectivity.
  • Implement LAN & SAN connectivity for Cisco UCS B-Series hardware.
  • Provision VLANs and fabric interconnect uplinks for server connectivity to the Layer 3 data center cloud.
  • Provision VSANs and fabric interconnect Fibre Channel uplinks for server connectivity to the data center storage cloud.
  • Provision service profiles with initial and updating templates Implement virtualization features.
  • Provision Cisco VM-FEX
Course Outline
  • Course Introduction
  • Implement Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
  • Manage the Cisco UCS B-Series
  • Implement Cisco UCS B-Series Connectivity
  • Provision Cisco UCS Compute Resources
  • Implementing Cisco UCS Server Virtualization Features

DCUCD

Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD) 5.0

Prerequisite

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

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) and Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) courses
  • Cisco Nexus product family courses (DCNXxK)
  • Cisco MDS product family courses (DCMDS)
  • Server and desktop virtualization (for example, VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop, and so on)
  • Operating system administration familiarity (for example, Linux and Windows)
Course Content

The Designing Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD) v5.0 course is part of the curriculum path leading to the Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist and Professional level certification. This course enables engineers to choose and design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center unified computing and virtualization solutions based on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) product portfolio as a centerpiece integrated with contemporary virtualization solutions (for example, VMware vSphere, VMware View, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Citrix XenDesktop, Red hat Kernel-based Virtual Machine [KVM], and so on), operating systems (for example, Microsoft Windows and Linux), and applications (database, collaboration, and so on). The course is built upon the foundations of the Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design (DCUCD) v4.0. It describes the data center unified computing and virtualization solutions based on Cisco data center unified computing product portfolio, explains how to evaluate existing data center computing solution and determine the requirements, and design Cisco data center unified computing solution.

Course Objective

These are the job tasks (domains and skill objectives from the audience, as well as job definition and job task analyses that will be taught and practiced in the course).

  • 1.00 Describe the design methodology
  • 2.00 Describe the data center structure and modularity
  • 3.00 Describe the technologies used within the data center
  • 4.00 Design the access layer of a data center
  • 5.00 Design virtualization solution using Cisco UCS
  • 6.00 Design network management considerations into a data center
Course Outline
  • Module 1: Cisco Data Center Solution Architecture and Components
  • Module 2: Assess Data Center Computing Requirements
  • Module 3: Size Cisco Unified Computing Solutions
  • Module 4: Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions
  • Module 5: Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions Server Deployment

DCUFD

Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) 5.0

Prerequisite

The recommended knowledge and skills that a learner should have to attend this course can be obtained in the following courses:

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)
Course Content

The Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) v5.0 course enables engineers to choose and design scalable, reliable and intelligent data center networks based on Unified Fabric, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and virtualized devices and topologies. The DCUFD 5.0 course is a 5-day instructor-led course (ILT) The course describes the technologies used in modern Cisco-based data centers, ways of integrating components, and latest guidelines and principles on data center design.

Course Objective

These are the job tasks (domains and skill objectives from the audience, as well as job definition and job task analyses that will be taught and practiced in the course).

  • 1.00 Describe the design methodology
  • 2.00 Describe data center structure and modularity
  • 3.00 Describe the technologies used within the data center
  • 4.00 Design the core layer of a data center
  • 5.00 Design the aggregation layer of a data center
  • 6.00 Design the access layer of a data center
  • 7.00 Design storage and SAN solution
  • 8.00 Design security considerations into a data center
  • 9.00 Design network management considerations into a data center
Course Outline
  • Module 1 : Cisco Data Center Solution
  • Module 2: Data Center Technologies
  • Module 3: Data Center Topologies
  • Module 4: Data Center Storage
  • Module 5: Data Center Security

DCUCT

Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT) 5.0

Prerequisite

Knowledge covered by the Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (ICDCT) course

UCS configuration knowledge, such as is covered in the Configuring Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCS) course

Knowledge covered by the Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) course

Familiarity with server virtualization (for example, VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V)

Familiarity with administration of common operating systems (for example, Linux and Windows).

Course Content

The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT) v5.0 is a 3-day course designed to prepare system engineers and implementers with the knowledge and hands-on experience to troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers operating in standalone and integrated modes. The course offers the student hands-on experience with configuration procedures and a familiarity with common troubleshooting scenarios and recommended solutions.

Course Objective

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

  • Describe the Cisco UCS B-Series architecture, installation, and configuration, and the processes and tools for determining related issues
  • Describe troubleshooting processes on the standalone Cisco UCS C-series
  • Describe the valid Cisco UCS C-Series integrated architecture and the process of determining issues related to integration of Cisco UCS C-Series server with Cisco UCS Manager.

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction
  • Module 1: Cisco UCS B-Series Troubleshooting
  • Module 2: Cisco UCS C-Series Troubleshooting
  • Module 3: Cisco UCS C-Series Integration Troubleshooting

DCUFT

Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT) 5.0

Prerequisite

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

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Recommended attendance of the Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) course
  • Recommended attendance of Cisco Nexus 7000 Series (DCNX7K), Cisco Nexus 5000 Series (DCNX5K), and Cisco MDS Series Multilayer Fabric (DCMDS) product courses
  • Good understanding of the Fibre Channel Protocol and the SAN environment
  • Recommended attendance of a Fibre Channel Protocol class or equivalent experience
  • Recommended to read the Robert Kembel books on Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel switched fabrics
Course Content

Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFTS) v5.0 is a 3-day instructor led training course designed for Systems and Field Engineers, Consulting Systems Engineers, and Cisco integrators and partners who install , implement, maintain and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches, the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders, and the Cisco MDS Series Multilayer Fabric Switches. The course covers the key components and procedures needed to troubleshoot and resolve common issues with the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the Cisco MDS Series, and the Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders in the network and SAN environment.

Course Objective

The goal of the course is to emphasize troubleshooting and repair of Cisco Data Center architecture components such as features and protocols available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the Cisco MDS Series, and the Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders.

Problem analysis and repair are the focus.

Configuration and implementation details are presented only to augment the troubleshooting process or to help the student understand the issue at hand.

Details about Cisco Nexus implementation are available in the DCUFI course or in the product specific courses.

Course Outline
  • Module 1: Troubleshooting Tools and Methodologies
  • Module 2: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Issues
  • Module 3: Troubleshooting SAN Switching Issues
  • Module 4: Troubleshooting FCoE Issues
  • Module 5: Troubleshooting Platform Specific Issues

 DATA CENTER TECHNOLOGIES

(hands On Training)

1. CISCO NEXUS AND MDS DEPLOYMENT: PART I

1.1 NEXUS – INITIAL SETUP

1.2 ENABLE FEATURES

1.3 NEXUS – GLOBAL SETTINGS

1.4 NEXUS – CONFIGURE ETHERNET INTERFACES

1.5 CONFIGURING PORT CHANNELS

1.6 CONFIGURING VIRTUAL PORT CHANNELS

1.7 CONFIGURING FEX ON N5K-1 AND N5K-2

1.8 PERFORM THE INITIAL SETUP OF MDS9124

2. CISCO UNIFIED COMPUTING SYSTEM DEPLOYMENT

2.1 POWER ON THE ESX HOSTS AND VERIFY THE NEXUS INTERFACES

3. CISCO NEXUS AND MDS DEPLOYMENT PROCEDURE: PART II

3.1 CREATE FIBRE CHANNEL OVER ETHERNET (FCOE) INTERFACES

3.2 DEVICE ALIASES, ZONES, AND ZONESETS

4. VMWARE ESXI DEPLOYMENT

4.1 ESXI INSTALLATION AND BASIC SETUP

4.2 ESXI NETWORKING

4.3 ESXI DATASTORES

5. VMWARE VCENTER SERVER DEPLOYMENT PROCEDURE

5.1 ADDING HOSTS TO VMWARE VCENTER SERVER

5.2 CONFIGURE FIBRE CHANNEL STORAGE ON ESX HOSTS

5.3 ADD A VM FROM NFS ATTACHED STORAGE

6. CISCO NEXUS 1000V DEPLOYMENT

6.1 INSTALL VIRTUAL SUPERVISOR MODULE (VSM) AS A VM ON ESXI

6.2 REGISTERING THE CISCO NEXUS 1000V AS A VCENTER PLUG-IN

6.3 CONFIGURING NETWORKING ON THE CISCO NEXUS 1000V

6.4 NEXUS 1000V CREATE VLANS

6.5 NEXUS 1000V CREATE PORT PROFILES

6.6 INSTALL VIRTUAL ETHERNET MODULES (VEMS) ON ESXI HOSTS

6.7 MIGRATE ESXI HOSTS TO NEXUS 1000V

6.8 MIGRATE VIRTUAL MACHINE PORTS

7. CONFIGURING OVERLAY TRANSPORT VIRTUALIZATION

7.1 LAB TOPOLOGY

7.2 JOB AIDS

7.3 BASE CONFIGURATION

7.4 SPANNING TREE

7.5 INTERFACE CONFIGURATION

7.6 OSPF CONFIGURATION

7.7 CONFIGURING OTV TO CONNECT EDGE DEVICES TO REMOTE END-SITES

7.8 OTV VERIFICATION AND MONITORING

7.9 VERIFYING THE VMWARE VSPHERE SETUP

8. VMOTION ACROSS DATA CENTERS

8.1 MISSING L2 CONNECTIVITY ACROSS SITES WITHOUT OTV

8.2 SUCCESSFUL CONNECTIVITY WITHIN SAME SITE

8.3 SUCCESSFUL VMOTION ACROSS SITES DUE TO L2 CONNECTIVITY WITH OTV

9. MIGRATE VM TO SAN ATTACHED STORAGE AND CONFIGURE VM DISKS

9.1 CLONE A VM TO SAN ATTACHED STORAGE

9.2 CONFIGURE VIRTUAL MACHINE NETWORKING

9.3 MIGRATE A VM TO SAN ATTACHED STORAGE

9.4 CONFIGURE VM DISKS (OPTIONAL) 

10. NETAPP FAS2020A DEPLOYMENT PROCEDURE: PART 1

10.1 NETAPP – ASSIGNING DISKS

10.2 NETAPP – ONTAP INSTALLATION

10.3 NETAPP – INITIAL SETUP

10.4 NETAPP - AGGREGATES AND VOLUMES

10.5 NETAPP – NETWORK & SECURITY

10.6 NETAPP - VOLUMES

10.7 NETAPP – IP SPACE AND MULTISTORE

10.8 NETAPP – NFS

10.9 NETAPP – PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION

11. NETAPP FAS2020A DEPLOYMENT PROCEDURE: PART II

11.1 FLEXCLONE

11.2 REMOVE CLONED VOLUMES AND LUNS

11.3 REMOVING

11.4 REMOVING VFILER VOLUMES  

 

FLEXPOD hands On Training

FLEXPOD WITH MICROSOFT PRIVATE CLOUD

  1.  NETWORK, STORAGE AND COMPUTE INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT
  2. CISCO UCS CONFIGURATION
  3. MICROSOFT VIRTUALIZATION AND PRIVATE CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE CONFIGURATION
    • Initial Configuration of the HyperR08;V Hosts
    • Configuring an Infrastructure SQL Cluster
  4. Configuring System Center 2012
  5. Provision a Basic Microsoft Private Cloud on FlexPod
  6. Advanced FlexPodR08;Microsoft System Center 2012 Integration

FLEXPOD WITH CLUSTERED DATA ONTAP (VMWARE)

PART-1

  1. NETWORK, STORAGE AND COMPUTE INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT
    • Setting up the Cisco Network Infrastructure
    • Configuration and Operations in clustered Data ONTAP (cDOT)
  2. Cisco UCS Configuration for FlexPod with clustered Data ONTAP
  3. VMWARE VIRTUALIZATION IN FLEXPOD WITH CLUSTERED DATA ONTAP
  4. ESXi Initial Networking Configuration and Storage Connectivity
  5. Essential FlexPod Integration Tools for vCenter 5.1

PART-2

VMWARE VIRTUALIZATION IN FLEXPOD WITH CLUSTERED DATA ONTAP
  1. ESXi Initial Networking Configuration and Storage Connectivity
  2. Essential FlexPod Integration Tools for vCenter 5.1

PART-3

  1. CISCO VIRTUAL NETWORKING
    • Deploying Nexus 1000V Distributed Virtual Switch
  2. Advanced FlexPod Management
  3. Using the UCS PowerTool to Automate UCS Provisioning
  4. Deploying and Using the NetApp NFS Plugin for VMware VAAI
  5. Using Cloupia Unified Infrastructure Controller (CUIC) to Manage FlexPod and Provision Orchestration Tasks

Cisco UCS with Citrix XenDesktop 5.6

1. Cisco UCS with Citrix XenDesktop 5.6

2. Deploying Cisco UCS for Citrix XenDesktop 5.6

3. Cisco UCS Deployment: Pool Design

4. Cisco UCS Deployment: Policy Design

5. Network and Storage Design

6. Service Profiles and ESXi Server Configuration

7. Delivering Virtual Desktops with Citrix XenDesktop 5.6

Configuring Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System (DCUCS) 1.0

Prerequisite

General knowledge of servers such as:

  • Routing and switching
  • Storage area networking
  • Server virtualization
  • Course Content
Course Objective

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

  • Explain the benefits of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
  • Describe Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) connectivity configuration and management
  • Describe stateless computing and unified fabric
  • Describe Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) management and maintenance
  • Describe installation and configuration of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) C-Series Rack-Mount Servers.
Course Labs
  • Lab 1: Initial Configuration
  • Lab 2: Configuring Resource Pools
  • Lab 3: Creating Logical Service Profiles
  • Lab 4: Installing VMware ESXi on iSCSI LUN and Boot from iSCS
  • Lab 5: DCUCS VM-FEX

 

ISE BOOTCAMP

ISE 1.2 - Bootstrap

The student will install ISE, and use the Setup Wizard to get the basic configuration needed for wired user authentication and verify the user authentication. The student will also configure a wired switch using the CLI commands list generated by the Setup Wizard. They will then use the Setup wizard to include Guest Sponsors and Guest authentication and verify the guest authentication. As the last step, the student will explore and configure the options for adding CLI and GUI banners and setting the concurrent session limits.

 ISE 1.2 - MnT

This lab covers the Monitoring and Reporting features of ISE. In this lab we will be covering the Global Search, Session Trace, Alarms and Scheduled Report features. We'll also be covering the ISE integration with Cisco Prime Infrastructure. Finally, we'll also cover how-to debug an authentication failure to show how the detailed report information can be used for troubleshooting.

 ISE 1.2 - Posture

This lab is designed to help candidates understand how to deploy Identity Services Engine (ISE) Posture Services. ISE Posture Services provide assessment and policy enforcement for endpoints including optional remediation and traffic control for Windows and MacOS clients. This lab covers the configuration of Posture Services including Client Provisioning, Posture Policy creation, and configuration of access policies based on endpoint assessment results.

ISE 1.2 - SGA FireWall

This lab is designed to help candidates understand the basics in deploying Cisco TrustSec Security Group Firewall (SGFW) with Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Identity Services Engine (ISE).

ISE 1.2 - AD-LDAP

In the vast majority of 802.1X projects, Microsoft Active Directory is the Enterprise Directory for user and computer identity. It is therefore necessary for the ISE presales, consultant, engineer to have a fundamental understanding of key concepts and some powerful features of Microsoft Active Directory. It is specifically important to understand how Active Directory can provide automatic provisioning of client side certificates and configuration of client supplicants.
This lab is designed to help candidates gain an understanding of Microsoft Active Directory fundamentals and key Microsoft Active Directory features that will help in a 802.1X project.
This lab also introduces LDAP as a method for ISE to retrieve authorization data from Active Directory.

 ISE 1.2 - BYOD-MDM

This lab is designed to help candidates understand how to deploy Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment. This lab covers the configuration of Cisco ISE 1.2 to address the common requirements for BYOD and Integration with 3rd party MDM servers. Students will be introduced to the ISE My Devices Portal, which enables employees to self-manage their devices. Students will experience ISE dual-SSID on boarding configuration and optional single-SSID configuration to provision an Apple iPad. The students will learn how to manage their own devices in the My Devices Portal by testing the blacklist and corporate wipe feature.

ISE 1.2 - Guest

This lab is designed to help candidates understand how to deploy Identity Services Engine (ISE) Guest Services. ISE Guest Services provide full lifecycle management for user access and policy enforcement for guest users including custom portal creation for sponsors and guests, sponsor management, guest user creation and time-based access policies with optional posture assessment.

This lab covers the configuration of the sponsor portal and policy, the guest portal and policy, and the guest access policy. Students will validate ISE Guest Services configuration by logging in as a sponsor, creating a new guest user, and then testing guest access using the newly created account and credentials.

ISE 1.2 - Profiling

This lab is designed to help candidates understand how to deploy Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) focusing on new key profiling features in ISE 1.2. The ISE profiling lab covers how to write policies using logical profiles, how to enable ISE to receive automatic updates from the new feed services and how to enable profiling probes for wired and wireless devices. The last section covers day-to-day operations, which allows the student to use the new tools such as the Search and Session trace that provide better visibility and troubleshooting.

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