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DCUCD v5.0 - Designing Cisco® Data Center Unified Computing **Part of the CCNP Data Center certification track** Course Outline

 (4 days)
Version 5.0

Overview
The Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD) v5.0 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.

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

Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
CCNA Data Center certification
Knowledge that is covered in the Cisco Nexus product family courses
Knowledge that is covered in the Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) course
Knowledge that is covered in the Cisco MDS product family courses
Knowledge of 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)

Who Should Attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:
Data center designers, data center administrators, and system engineers.

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
Data center engineers and managers.

Course Outline

Course Introduction
Overview
Course Goal and Objectives
Course Flow
Additional References
Your Training Curriculum

Module 1: Cisco Data Center Solution Architecture and Components
Lesson 1: Identifying Data Center Solutions
Recognize the elements of data center computing solutions
Identify consolidation as a relevant data center trend
Identify virtualization as a relevant data center trend
Evaluate the business challenges of the contemporary data center solutions
Evaluate the environmental challenges of the contemporary data center solutions
Describe the technical challenges of the contemporary data center solutions
Lesson 2: Identifying Data Center Applications
Describe common data center applications
Describe server virtualization characteristics
Describe desktop virtualization characteristics
Lesson 3: Identifying Cloud Computing
Evaluate the cloud computing solution, terms, and general characteristics
Recognize cloud computing deployment models
Compare cloud computing service delivery categories, the responsibilities demarcation, and their applicability
Recognize the aspects of cloud computing services and solutions
Lesson 4: Identifying Cisco Data Center Architecture and Components
Describe the Cisco Data Center architectural framework
Describe the Cisco Data Center architectural framework unified fabric component
Describe the Cisco Data Center network equipment
Describe the Cisco Data Center architectural framework compute component
Describe Cisco Validated Designs

Module 2: Assess Data Center Computing Requirements
Lesson 1: Defining a Cisco Unified Computing System Solution Design
Describe the design process for the Cisco UCS solution
Evaluate the design process phases for the Cisco UCS solution
Assess the deliverables of the Cisco UCS solution
Lesson 2: Analyzing Computing Solutions Characteristics
Identify performance characteristics
Assess server virtualization performance characteristics
Assess desktop virtualization performance characteristics
Assess small VMware vSphere deployment requirements
Assess small Hyper-V deployment requirements
Assess VMware VDI deployment requirements
Lesson 3: Employing Data Center Analysis Tools
Evaluate reconnaissance and analysis tools
Discuss general steps of running an analysis with the selected tool
Perform existing computing solution analysis with VMware Capacity Planner
Perform VMware vSphere analysis with VMware CapacityIQ
Perform existing computing solution analysis with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
Evaluate the Cisco UCS TCO/ROI Advisor tool

Module 3: Size Cisco Unified Computing Solutions
Lesson 1: Sizing the Cisco UCS C-Series Server Solution
Recognize general steps for Cisco UCS C-Series server selection
Identify the requirements of Cisco UCS C-Series integration with Cisco UCS Manager
Select proper Cisco UCS C-Series server hardware based on the requirements for a given small VMware vSphere environment
Select proper Cisco UCS C-Series server hardware based on the requirements for a given small Hyper-V vSphere environment
Lesson 2: Sizing the Cisco UCS B-Series Server Solution
Recognize the general Cisco UCS B-Series server hardware sizing aspects
Describe an example of gathering requirements for a given VMware View desktop virtualization solution
Lesson 3: Planning Unified Computing Deployment
Recognize the Cisco Power Calculator tool
Propose a physical deployment plan

Module 4: Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions
Lesson 1: Designing the Unified Computing Network
Recognize the network operational modes of the Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
Understand Cisco UCS network connectivity
Recognize Layer 2 disjoint domain concepts and implications
Define the network high-availability mechanisms for Cisco UCS network connectivity
Define the VM-FEX requirements for the Cisco UCS B- and C-Series
Lesson 2: Designing Unified Computing Storage
Recognize SAN operational modes of Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
Understand SAN connectivity design aspects
Define the SAN high-availability mechanisms for Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
Lesson 3: Designing the Virtual Access Layer
Identify and describe the Cisco Nexus 1000V
Identify and describe Cisco Nexus 1000V integration with VMware vCenter

Module 5: Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions Server Deployment
Lesson 1: Designing Cisco UCS Server Deployment
Identify the aspects of the server deployment
Define the common naming convention for given solutions
Define the UUID addressing for given solutions
Define the MAC addressing for given solutions
Define the WWN addressing for given solutions
Define the common policies for hosts of a given solution
Lesson 2: Designing Unified Computing Management
Define the Cisco UCS management access
Define the organizational hierarchy within Cisco UCS configuration
Define the remote management connectivity characteristics

Module 6: Cisco Unified Computing Solution Applications
Lesson 1: Designing Cisco Unified Communications on Cisco UCS
Recognize Cisco Unified Communications solutions
Assess Cisco Unified Communications characteristics
Describe the two options for deploying Cisco Unified Communications on Cisco UCS
Lesson 2: Designing Distributed Computing on Cisco UCS
Recognize distributed computing solutions and applications
Understand general Hadoop architecture
Assess general Hadoop performance characteristics
Design Cisco UCS for the Greenplum MR Hadoop solution

Appendix A: Creating Cisco UCS Solution BOMLesson 1: Creating Cisco UCS Solution BOM
Create a Cisco UCS C-Series server solution BOM with Online Configurator
Create a Cisco UCS C-Series server solution BOM with Netformx DesignXpert
Create a Cisco UCS B-Series server solution BOM with Netformx DesignXpert

Lab Outline
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 1000V
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