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DCII v6.0 - Implementing Cisco® Data Center Infrastructure **Part of the CCNP Data Center certification track** Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version 6.0

Overview
Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) v6.0 is a five-day instructor-led course that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP® Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is implementation of LAN, SAN, and Data Center Unified Fabric using Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus switches, and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders (FEXs). The course provides rich, hands-on experience of implementing Cisco data center infrastructure.

Objectives
Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
• Configure RSTP, MST, and port channels and implement Cisco FabricPath, OTV, VXLAN, and LISP
• Configure first-hop redundancy, routing, and multicast in the data center
• Configure user management and implement system security features on Nexus switches
• Perform basic Fibre Channel configuration, manage Fibre Channel domains, and implement Fibre Channel port security and binding
• Configure FCoE
• Configure distributed device aliases, zoning, NPV, and FCIP
• Configure system management and infrastructure monitoring

Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the State's Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire.

Prerequisites
This topic lists the skill, knowledge, and attitudes that learners must possess to benefit fully from the course. It includes recommended Cisco learning offerings that the learner may complete to benefit fully from this course.
Recommended Prerequisite Skills
• Students considered for this training should have attended the following classes or obtained equivalent level of knowledge:
− Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0
− Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0
− Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) or Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)

The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course:
• Describe data center networking concepts
• Describe data center storage concepts
• Describe data center virtualization
• Describe Cisco Unified Computing System
• Describe data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco ACI and UCS Director
• Identify products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and MDS families
• Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs, including switching and routing

Course Outline

Module 1: Data Center Protocols
Objective: Configure RSTP and MST, configure port channels, implement Cisco FabricPath, OTV, VXLAN, and LISP
Lesson 1: Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol
Objective: Configure Rapid PVST+, MST and STP extensions
Lesson 2: Configuring Port Channels
Objective: Configure port channels and virtual port channels
Lesson 3: Configuring Fabric Extenders
Objective: Configure FEX in static, dynamic, and enhanced vPC setup
Lesson 4: Implementing Cisco FabricPath
Objective: Implement FabricPath and and describe DFA
Lesson 5: Understanding Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization
Objective: Configure OTV
Lesson 6: Implementing VXLAN
Objective: Configure VXLAN
Lesson 7: Implementing LISP
Objective: Describe LISP

Module 2: Layer 3 Switching Features in the Data Center
Objective: Configure first-hop redundancy, routing, and multicast in data center
Lesson 1: Configuring First-Hop Redundancy
Objective: Configure first hop redundancy protocols
Lesson 2: Configuring Routing
Objective: configure routing on a Nexus switch
Lesson 3: Configuring IP Multicast
Objective: Implement multicast functionality in a Cisco Data Center Network Architecture

Module 3: Data Center Infrastructure Security
Objective: Configure user management and implement system security features on Nexus switches
Lesson 1: Configuring User Management
Objective: Manage user accounts, SSH, and AAA on NX-OS
Lesson 2: Configuring System Security Features
Objective: Describe and configure system security features

Module 4: Data Center Infrastructure Storage Fabric
Objective: Perform basic fibre channel configuration, manage Fibre Channel domains, and implement Fibre Channel port security and binding
Lesson 1: Basic Fibre Channel Configuration
Objective: Perform basic Fibre Channel configuration
Lesson 2: Managing Domains
Objective: Manage FC domains
Lesson 3: Implementing Port Security and Fabric Binding
Objective: Configure port security and fabric binding

Module 5: FCoE Unified Fabric
Objective: Configure FCoE
Lesson 1: Describing FCoE
Objective: Describe FCoE
Lesson 2: Implementing FCoE
Objective: Configure FCoE

Module 6: Data Center Infrastructure Storage Services
Objective: Configure distributed device aliases, zoning, NPV, and FCIP
Lesson 1: Configuring Distributed Device Aliases
Objective: Describe and configure device aliases
Lesson 2: Implementing Zoning
Objective: Describe and configure Zoning
Lesson 3: Configuring NPIV and NPV
Objective: Configure NPIV and NPV
Lesson 4: Configuring Fibre Channel Over IP
Objective: Describe and configure FCIP

Module 7: Data Center Infrastructure Maintenance, Management, and Operations
Objective: Configure system management and infrastructure monitoring
Lesson 1: Configuring System Management
Objective: Configure system management
Lesson 2: Configuring Infrastructure Monitoring
Objective: Configure infrastructure monitoring and programmability

Labs:
Guided Lab 1: Configure Layer 2 Switching
Guided Lab 2: Configure Port Channels
Guided Lab 3: Configure FEX
Guided Lab 4: Configure Cisco FabricPath
Guided Lab 5: Configure OTV
Guided Lab 6: Configure VXLAN
Guided Lab 7: Configure VRRP
Guided Lab 8: Configure OSPF
Guided Lab 9: Configure User Management Security Features
Guided Lab 10: Configure System Security Features
Guided Lab 11: Configure Fibre Channel
Guided Lab 12: Manage Domains and Configure Persistent FCIDs
Guided Lab 13: Configure Fabric Binding and Port Security
Guided Lab 14: Configure FCoE
Guided Lab 15: Configure Device Aliases
Guided Lab 16: Configure Zoning
Guided Lab 17: Configure NPV
Guided Lab 18: Configure System Management
Guided Lab 19: Implement Infrastructure Monitoring
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