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Upcoming Dates

  Jul 12 - Jul 16, 2021
09:00 - 17:00
Online

DCID – Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v7.0
5 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Data Center (CLS)

Course Details

The Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID) v7.0 course helps you master design and deployment options focused on Cisco® data center solutions and technologies across network, compute, virtualization, storage area networks, automation, and security. You will learn design practices for the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) solution based on Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers, Cisco UCS Manager, and Cisco Unified Fabric. You will also gain design experience with network management technologies including Cisco UCS Manager, Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM), and Cisco UCS Director. You can expect theoretical content as well as design-oriented case studies in the form of activities.

This course helps you prepare to take the exam:

  • 300-610 Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)

This course will help you:

  • Make design choices for optimal data center infrastructure performance, virtualization, security, and automation
  • Master the practical and theoretical knowledge necessary to design a scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center based on Cisco technologies
  • Qualify for professional-level job roles in the high-demand area of enterprise-class data center environments
  • Earn 40 CE credits toward recertification

What to expect in the exam

This exam certifies your knowledge of data center infrastructure design including network, compute, storage network, and automation.

After you pass 300-610 DCID:

  • You earn the Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center Design certification and you will have satisfied the concentration exam requirement for the CCNP Data Center certification.

 

The exam will be available beginning February 24, 2020. See other Cisco courses available.

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding options and protocols used in a data center
  • Describe the rack design options, traffic patterns, and data center switching layer access, aggregation, and core
  • Describe the Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) technology that is used to interconnect data centers
  • Describe Locator/ID separation protocol
  • Design a solution that uses Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) for traffic forwarding
  • Describe hardware redundancy options; how to virtualize the network, compute, and storage functions; and virtual networking in the data center
  • Describe solutions that use fabric extenders and compare Cisco Adapter Fabric Extender (FEX) with single root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV)
  • Describe security threats and solutions in the data center
  • Describe advanced data center security technologies and best practices
  • Describe device management and orchestration in the data center
  • Describe the storage options for compute function and different Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) levels from a high-availability and performance perspective
  • Describe Fibre Channel concepts, topologies, architecture, and industry terms
  • Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
  • Describe security options in the storage network
  • Describe management and automation options for storage networking infrastructure
  • Describe Cisco UCS servers and use cases for various Cisco UCS platforms
  • Explain the connectivity options for fabric interconnects for southbound and northbound connections
  • Describe the hyper converged solution and integrated systems
  • Describe the system wide parameters for setting up a Cisco UCS domain
  • Describe role-based access control (RBAC) and integration with directory servers to control access rights on Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe the pools that may be used in service profiles or service profile templates on Cisco UCS Manager

Outline

  • Describing High Availability on Layer 2
  • Designing Layer 3 Connectivity
  • Designing Data Center Topologies
  • Designing Data Center Interconnects with Cisco OTV
  • Describing Locator/ID Separation Protocol
  • Describing VXLAN Overlay Networks
  • Describing Hardware and Device Virtualization
  • Describing Cisco FEX Options
  • Describing Basic Data Center Security
  • Describing Advanced Data Center Security
  • Describing Management and Orchestration
  • Describing Storage and RAID Options
  • Describing Fibre Channel Concepts
  • Describing Fibre Channel Topologies
  • Describing FCoE
  • Describing Storage Security
  • Describing SAN Management and Orchestration
  • Describing Cisco UCS Servers and Use Cases
  • Describing Fabric Interconnect Connectivity
  • Describing Hyper converged and Integrated Systems
  • Describing Cisco UCS Manager System wide Parameters
  • Describing Cisco UCS RBAC
  • Describing Pools for Service Profiles
  • Describing Policies for Service Profiles
  • Describing Network-Specific Adapters and Policies
  • Describing Templates in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Designing Data Center Automation

Lab Outline

  • Design Virtual Port Channels
  • Design First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP)
  • Design Routing Protocols
  • Design Data Center Topology for a Customer
  • Design Data Center Interconnect Using Cisco OTV
  • Design Your VXLAN Network
  • Create a Cisco FEX Design
  • Design Management and Orchestration in a Cisco UCS Solution
  • Design a Fibre Channel Network
  • Design and Integrate an FCoE Solution
  • Design a Secure SAN
  • Design Cisco UCS Director for Storage Networking
  • Design a Cisco UCS Domain and Fabric Interconnect Cabling
  • Design a Cisco UCS C-Series Server Implementation
  • Design Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Network and Storage Connectivity
  • Design System wide Parameters in a Cisco UCS Solution
  • Design an LDAP Integration with a Cisco UCS Domain
  • Design Pools for Service Profiles in a Cisco UCS Solution
  • Design Network-Specific Adapters and Policies in a Cisco UCS Solution

Target Audience

IT professionals with five to eight years of experience in these roles:

  • Data center engineers
  • Network designers
  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • System administrator
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Server administrators
  • Network managers
  • Cisco integrators or partners

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Implement Data Center networking [Local Area Network (LAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN)]
  • Describe Data Center storage
  • Implement Data Center virtualization
  • Implement Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS)
  • Implement Data Center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco UCS Director
  • Describe products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) families

To fully benefit from this course, you should have completed the following courses or obtained the equivalent level of knowledge:

  • DCFNDU – Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations
  • CCNA® – Implementing and Administering Cisco Networking Technologies
  • DCCOR – Implementing Cisco Data Center Core Technologies