Anyone involved in designing a data center or data center solutions
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 describes the data center unified computing and virtualization solutions based on the Cisco data center unified computing product portfolio, explains how to evaluate existing data center computing solutions and determine the requirements, and design Cisco data center unified computing solutions.
Cisco Data Center Solution Architecture and Components Identifying Data Center Solutions Identifying Data Center Applications Identifying Cloud Computing Identifying Cisco Data Center Architecture and Components Assess Data Center Computing Requirements Defining a Cisco Unified Computing System Solution Design Analyzing Computing Solutions Characteristics Employing Data Center Analysis Tools Size Cisco Unified Computing Solutions Sizing the Cisco UCS C-Series Server Solution Sizing the Cisco UCS B-Series Server Solution Planning Unified Computing Deployment Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions Designing the Unified Computing Network Designing Unified Computing Storage Designing the Virtual Access Layer Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions Server Deployment Designing Cisco UCS Server Deployment Designing Unified Computing Management Cisco Unified Computing Solution Applications Designing Cisco Unified Communications on Cisco UCS Designing Distributed Computing on Cisco UCS Appendix A: Creating Cisco UCS Solution BOM Labs: Lab 2-1: Analyze the Existing Computing Solution Lab 3-1: Size the Cisco UCS C-Series Solution Lab 3-2: Size the Cisco UCS B-Series Solution Lab 3-3: Plan the Physical Deployment Lab 4-1: Design Microsoft Hyper-V R2 Deployment on Cisco UCS Lab 4-2: Design VMware vSphere Deployment and Integration with Cisco UCS Lab 5-1: Design VMware vSphere Deployment on Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus 1000
After completing this course you should be able to: Evaluate the data center solution design and design process in regards to contemporary data center challenges, data center solution architecture, and components. Assess the requirements and performance characteristics of the data center computing solutions Employ design steps to size the Cisco UCS solution for given data center requirements Evaluate and design Cisco UCS solution LAN, SAN, and virtual access layer connectivity Recognize and design Cisco UCS solution server deployment Identify the Cisco UCS solution for Unified Communications and Hadoop distributed computing applications with their specifics, and Cisco UCS options that fit the application needs