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DCICT v6.0 - Introducing Cisco® Data Center Technologies **Part of the CCNA Data Center certification track** Course Outline

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Overview
DCICN and DCICT will introduce the students to the Cisco technologies that are deployed in the Data Center: unified computing, unified fabric, and network services. The introductory level of knowledge that is taught in these courses is targeted for individuals who can perform only the more basic configuration tasks. The course labs will focus on verifying configurations, with selected exercises involving making configuration changes or designing new topologies.

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

Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
Introducing Cisco Data Centers Networking (DCICN) v1.0 or equivalent knowledge

Who Should Attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:
Cisco Integrators and Partners
Consulting Systems Engineer
Network Designer
Network Engineer
Systems Engineer
Technical Solutions Architect

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
Network Administrator
Network Manager
Server Administrator
Storage Administrator

The tertiary audience for this course is as follows:
Program Manager
Project Manager

Course Outline

Course Introduction
Overview
◦Learner Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge
Course Goal and Objectives
Course Flow
Additional References
Cisco Online Education Resources

Module 1: Cisco Data Center Network Services
Lesson 1: Examining Functional Layers of the Data Center
Traditional Isolated LAN and SAN Networks
LAN Core, Aggregation, and Access Layers
Core and Access Layers in a LAN Collapsed Core Design
Core and Edge Layers in a Data Center SAN Design
Collapsed-Core SAN Design
Lesson 2: Reviewing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
Cisco Nexus Data Center Product Portfolio
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Chassis Options
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor Module
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Licensing Options
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Fabric Modules
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series I/O Modules
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Power Supply Options
Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Chassis Options
Cisco Nexus 5010 and 5020 Switches Features
Cisco Nexus 5010 and 5020 Expansion Modules
Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform Switches Features
Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform Switches Expansion Modules
Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch Series Software Licensing
Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders Function in the Cisco Data Center
Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders Features
Lesson 3: Reviewing the Cisco MDS Product Family
Cisco MDS 9000 Series Product Suite
Cisco MDS 9500 Series Chassis Options
Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor Modules
Cisco MDS 9500 Series Licensing Options
Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switching Modules
Cisco MDS 9500 Series Power Supply Options
Cisco MDS 9100 Series Switches
Cisco MDS 9222i Switch
Lesson 4: Monitoring the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
Connecting to the Console Port
Running the Initial Setup Script
Connecting to the Cisco Nexus 7000 CMP
Connecting to the Switch Using SSH to Connect to the Management VRF
Reviewing the ISSU on the Cisco Nexus Switches
Verifying VLANs
Examining the Operational Plane
Reviewing Cisco NX-OS Default Control Plane Policing
Using Important CLI Commands
Lesson 5: Describing vPCs and Cisco FabricPath in the Data Center
Virtual Port Channels
Verifying vPCs
Cisco FabricPath
Verifying Cisco FabricPath
Lesson 6: Using OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
OTV on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Verifying OTV on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

Module 2: Cisco Data Center Virtualization
Lesson 1: Virtualizing Network Devices
Describing VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Verifying VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Navigating Between VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Describing NIV on Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
Lesson 2: Virtualizing Storage
The lesson includes these topics:
LUN Storage Virtualization
Storage-System Virtualization
Lesson 3: Virtualizing Server Solutions
Benefits of Server Virtualization
Available Data Center Server Virtualization Solutions
Lesson 4: Using the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
Limitations of VMware vSwitch
Advantages of VMware vDS
How the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Brings Network Visibility to the VM Level
How the VSM and VEM Integrate with VMware ESX or ESXi and vCenter
Lesson 5: Verifying Setup and Operation of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
Verify the Initial Configuration and Module Status on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
Verifying the VEM Status on the ESX or ESXi Host
Validating VM Port Groups

Module 3: Cisco Data Center Storage Networking
Lesson 1: Comparing Storage-Connectivity Options in the Data Center
Comparing Block- and File-Based Network Storage
NFS, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and SCSI
SCSI Evolution from DAS to SAN
Lesson 2: Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking
Fibre Channel SAN Topologies
Fibre Channel Port Types
Fibre Channel Addressing
Fibre Channel Layered Model
FCNS and the FLOGI process
Fibre Channel Zoning and LUN Masking
Lesson 3: Verifying Fibre Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches
Configure a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch from the CLI Setup Script
Update the Cisco NX-OS on a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch
Update Licensed Features on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch
Verify Initiator and Target Fabric Login
Verify Fibre Channel Zoning on a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch
Collect Technical Support Data on a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch

Module 4: Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
Lesson 1: Describing DCB
Unified Fabric Benefits
IEEE Standards That Enable FCoE
Priority Flow Control
Enhanced Transmission Selection
DCB Exchange
Lesson 2: Identifying Connectivity Options for FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
SFP modules
Cabling Requirements and Distance Limitations for Common SFP and SFP+ Transceivers
Connecting the Cisco UCS P81E Virtual Interface Card to Cisco Nexus 5500UP Unified Fabric Switches
Connecting the Cisco Nexus 5500UP Unified Fabric Switch to Northbound LAN and SAN Fabrics
Lesson 3: Describing Enhanced FCoE Scalability with Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders
Scaling the Data Center Virtualized Access Layer with the Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders
Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extender-to-Cisco Nexus 5500 Switch Connectivity
Adapter FEX on the Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extender
Verifying Adapter FEX on the Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extender

Module 5: Cisco UCS
Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
Cisco UCS 6100 and 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis
Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Server
Cisco UCS B230 M2 Blade Server
Cisco UCS B250 M2 Extended Memory Blade Server
Cisco UCS B440 M2 High-Performance Blade Server
Mezzanine Card Options for Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
Memory Population Guidelines for Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
Cisco UCS C200 M2 High-Density Rack Server
Cisco UCS C210 M2 General-Purpose Rack Server
Cisco UCS C220 M3 Rack Server
Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server
Cisco UCS C250 M2 Extended-Memory Rack Server
Cisco UCS C260 M2 Rack Server
Cisco UCS C460 M2 High-Performance Rack Server
PCIe Adapter Options for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
RAID Adapter Options for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
Memory Population Guidelines for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
Lesson 3: Connecting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
Chassis-to-Fabric Interconnect Physical Connectivity
I/O Module Architectures
Cisco Integrated Management Controller Chip on Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
Three Basic Port Personalities in the Fabric Interconnect
Discovery Process
Lesson 4: Setting up an Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Cluster
Cabling a Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster
Initial Setup Script for the Primary Peer
Initial Setup Script for the Secondary Peer
Verifying a Fabric Interconnect Cluster
Lesson 5: Describing Cisco UCS Manager Operations
Cisco UCS Manager
Layout of the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
Navigation Window Tabs
Device Discovery in Cisco UCS Manager
Verifying Device Discovery in UCS Manager
Lesson 6: Describing Cisco UCS Manager Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles
Benefits of Stateless Computing
Using Identity Pools in Service Profiles
Using Service Profile Templates to Enable Rapid Provisioning and Consistent Application of Policy
Creation of Policies for Service Profiles and Service Profile Templates
Chassis and Blade Power Capping

Lab Outline
Activity 1-1: Cisco Power Calculator (Instructor Demonstration Only)
Activity 1-2: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Initial Setup Script (Instructor Demonstration Only)
Lab 1-1: Connecting to a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Using SSH
Activity 1-3: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Initial Setup Script (Instructor Demonstration Only)
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
Activity 3-1: Cisco MDS 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switch Initial Setup (Instructor Demonstration Only)
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
Activity 5-1: Cisco UCS 6120XP Fabric Interconnect Initial Setup Script (Instructor Demonstration Only)
Activity 5-2: Configuring Server Ports and Chassis Discovery (Instructor Demonstration Only)
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
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