This course is designed for engineers new to Data Center networking.
DCICT is the 2nd of the introductory courses required for students looking to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. This course will introduce students to the Cisco technologies that are deployed in the Data Center : unified computing, unified fabric, and network services. Students will only learn how to perform the more basic configuration tasks. Labs will focus on verifying configurations, with selected exercises involving making configuration changes or designing new topologies.
Cisco Data Center Network Services Examining Functional Layers of the Data Center Reviewing the Cisco Nexus Product Family Reviewing the Cisco MDS Product Family Monitoring the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches Describing vPCs and Cisco FabricPath in the Data Center Using OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches 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 Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Comparing Storage-Connectivity Options in the Data Center Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking Verifying Fibre Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Describing DCB Identifying Connectivity Options for FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Describing Enhanced FCoE Scalability with Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders Cisco UCS Describing the Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family Describing the Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family Connecting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers Setting up an Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Cluster Describing Cisco UCS Manager Operations Describing Cisco UCS Manager Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles Labs: Lab 1-1: Connecting to a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Using SSH Lab 1-2: Connecting to a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Using SSH Lab 1-3: Running CLI Commands Lab 1-4: Configuring vPCs Lab 1-5: Validating Cisco FabricPath Configuration Lab 1-6: Validating OTV Configuration Lab 2-1: Verifying Current VDC Settings Lab 2-2: Validating a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Configuration Lab 2-3: Validating a Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Configuration Lab 3-1: Validating a Cisco MDS 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switch License Lab 3-2: Configuring VSANs and Zoning Lab 3-3: Validating FLOGI and FCNS Lab 3-3: Viewing the tech-support Command Output Lab 4-1: Validating the Physical Connections for FCoE Lab 5-1: Exploring the Cisco UCS Manager GUI Lab 5-2: Creating a Service Profile from a Template and Performing VMware ESXi 5.0 SAN Boot
After you complete this course you should be able to : Describe and verify Cisco data center fundamentals Describe Cisco data center virtualization Describe Cisco data center storage networking Describe Cisco data center unified fabric Describe and verify Cisco UCS