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DCID - Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.0 (DCID)

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Course Overview

Duration: 5 Days

The course includes information on designing data center with Cisco components and technologies. It covers network designs with virtualization, Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies and routing protocols, and data centers interconnext design options. Also covered are device virtualization technologies such as virtual data centers and network function virtualization with virtual appliances including virtual switches, virtual routers, and virtual firewalls. Storage and SAN design is covered, with explanation of Fibre Channel networks and Cisco Unified Fabric. Design practices for the Cisco Unified computing Systems (UCS) solution based on Cisco UCS B-series and C-series servers and Cisco UCS Manager are covered. Network management technologies include UCS Manager, Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager and Cisco UCS Director.

Who Should Attend

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Prerequisites

Students considered for this training should have attended the following classes or obtained an equivalent level of knowledge:

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) v6.0
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.0
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.0

The learner is expected to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

  • Implement data center networking (LAN and SAN)
  • Describe data center storage
  • Implement data center virtualization
  • Implement Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Implement data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco ACI and UCS Director
  • Describe products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and MDS families

Course Objectives

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

  • ​Describe Layers 2 switching and Layer 3 forwarding in a data center, including cabling and rack design for the access, aggregation and core layers.
  • Design cPC, Cisco FabricPath, OTV, and LISP in customer scenarios and describe management options in the LAN.
  • Describe hardware virtualization and FEX technologies, compare the Cisco Nexus 1000v with VM-FEX designs, discuss data center security threats and Cisco Virtual Application container services for laaS and describe management and automation options for the data center infrastructure.
  • Describe storage and RAID options, describe the Fibre Channel concept and architecture, and design Fibre Channel and FCoE networks, along with management options.
  • Describe the UCS C-series, M Series and B-series servers with connectivity and adapter options. For the UCS B-Series deployment, you will be able to describe the blade chassis, I/O modules and fabric interconnects with a focus on south and northbound connectivity and oversubscription. Compare the EHV and NPV network operations modes. Explain and distinguish among the different system integrated stack solutions and the management options for the UCS domains.
  • Design the resource parameters for UCS domain, starting with the setup and IP concepts, RBAC, and integration with authentication servers. Design the resouce pools and policies used in UCS service profiles and templates.

Course Content

Module 1: Data Center Network Connectivity Design

Objective: Design data center network connectivity

Lesson 1: Describing High Availability on Layer 2

Objective: Describe the Layer 2 switching and protocol options used in a data center and explain vPC and Fabric Path

This lesson includes these topics:

·         Error Detection

−         Objective: Describe error detection on layer 2

·         UDLD Configuration

−         Objective: Describe UDLD configuration and commands

·         High Availability on Layer 2

−         Objective: Describe high availability on Layer 2

·         RSTP and MSTP

−         Objective: Describe RSTP and MSTP

·         Layer 2 Protocols and Layer 2 Fabrics

−         Objective: Describe the differences between layer 2 protocols and the advantages of layer 2 fabrics

·         Layer 2 Scalability Limitations

−         Objective: Explain Layer 2 scalability limitations

·         Layer 2 Newer Scaling Technologies

−         Objective: Describe newer scaling technologies for Layer 2

·         Virtual Port Channels

−         Objective: Describe the virtual PortChannel (vPC) in the data center

·         vPC Use Cases

−         Objective: Describe vPC architecture and explain the differences between vPC and VSS, vPC and vPC+.

·         Cisco FabricPath

−         Objective: Describe FabricPath in the data center.

·         Cisco FabricPath Simplicity and Usability in the Data Center

−         Objective: Describe FibrePath simplicity and usability

·         Cisco FabricPath Technology, Architecture, and CE

−         Objective: Describe Cisco FabricPath technology, architecture, and CE

·         Conversational MAC Learning and IS-IS

−         Objective: Explain MAC learning and IS-IS

·         Multidestination Trees and Data Encapsulation

−         Objective: Describe multidestination trees and data encapsulation

·         Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links

−         Objective: Describe TRILL

·         Layer 2 Technologies in the Data Center

−         Objective: Compare the different layer 2 technologies

·         Challenge

−         Activity 1: Design Virtual Port Channels

−         Activity 1: Design FabricPath

Lesson 2: Describing Layer 3 Forwarding

Objective: Describe the Layer 3 forwarding options and protocols used in a data center This lesson includes these topics:

·         Layer 2 Error Detection

−         Objective: Describe error detection on layer 3

·         High Availability on Layer 3

−         Objective: Describe HA on Layer 2

·         Comparing First Hop Redundancy Protocols

−         Objective: Compare FHRP protocols

·         Hot Standby Router Protocol

−         Objective: Describe HSRP

·         HSRP Within the Data Center

−         Objective: Describe HRSP in the Data Center

·         Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol

−         Objective: Explain Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

·         Gateway Load Balancing Protocol

−         Objective: Explain Gateway Load Balancing Protocol

·         IPv6 in Data Centers

−         Objective: Describe IPv6 in Data Center and explain the importance of it

·         Routing Protocols in Data Center Networks

−         Objective: Describe routing protocols within Data Centers

·         Routing Design and Policy Based Routing

−         Objective: Explain good Data Center design with routing protocols and policy based routing

·         Routing Protocol Security

−         Objective: Explain security options for routing protocols.

·         Neighbor Authentication

−         Objective: Describe neighbor authentication within routing protocols

·         Control Plane Policing and Protection

−         Objective: Describe Control Plane Policy and Protection as one of the security options

·         Routing Protocols High Availability

−         Objective: Describe High Availability for routing protocols

·         Centralized and Distributed Forwarding

−         Objective: Explain centralized and distributed forwarding

·         Layer 3 Technologies Within Data Centers

−         Objective: Compare the different layer 3 technologies within Data Centers

·         Challenge

−         Activity 1: Design FHRP

−         Activity 1: Design Routing Protocols

Lesson 3: Designing Data Center Topologies

Objective: Describe the different rack design options, traffic pattern, and the data center switching layers access, aggregation, and core

This lesson includes these topics:

·         Data Center Traffic Flows

−         Objective: Describe the traffic pattern in the data center

·         Cabling Challenges

−         Objective: Describe the cabling challenges

·         Direct-Connect vs. Distributed Cabling

−         Objective: Describe the direct-connect vs. distributed cabling

·         EoR vs. MoR vs. ToR

−         Objective: Describe the differences between EoR and MoR and ToR

·         ToR with Cisco Nexus 2000 Series FEX

−         Objective: Describe the ToR with FEX 2K

·         Data Center Access: vPC

−         Objective: Describe the access layer in the data center

·         Data Center Access: FEX

−         Objective: Describe the access layer in the data center

·         Data Center Access: Unified Fabric

−         Objective: Describe the access layer in the data center

·         Data Center Aggregation: Services

−         Objective: Describe the aggregation layer in the data center

·         Data Center Aggregation: Unified Fabric

−         Objective: Describe the aggregation layer in the data center

·         Data Center Aggregation: IP-Based Storage

−         Objective: Describe the aggregation layer in the data center

·         Data Center Core: Layer 3

−         Objective: Describe the core layer in the data center

·         Data Center Core: Layer 2

−         Objective: Describe the core layer in the data center

·         Data Center Core: Collapsed Core with VDCs

−         Objective: Describe the core layer in the data center

·         Need for Spine-Leaf Architecture

−         Objective: Describe CLOS networks with leafs and spines

·         Spine-Leaf Architecture Overview

−         Objective: Describe CLOS networks with leafs and spines

·         Migration to Spine-Leaf Fabric

−         Objective: Describe CLOS networks with leafs and spines

·         Challenge

−         Activity 1: Design Data Center Topology for a Customer

Lesson 4: Designing Data Center Interconnects with Cisco OTV

Objective: Design an OTV solution This lesson includes these topics:

·         Cisco OTV Overview

−         Objective: Describe OTV

·         Cisco OTV Components

−         Objective: Describe the components of OTV

·         Cisco OTV Control Plane

−         Objective:

·         Cisco OTV Control Plane Using Multicast

−         Objective: Describe how OTV leverages multicast to learn MAC addresses between data centers.

·         Cisco OTV Control Plane Using Unicast

−         Objective: Describe design considerations of deploying OTV over unicast-only transport network.

·         Cisco OTV Data Plane

−         Objective: Describe OTV data plane considerations

·         Failure Isolation: STP

−         Objective: Describe how OTV isolates STP failures

·         Failure Isolation: Unicast Storms

−         Objective: Describe how OTV isolates failures relating to unicast storms

·         Failure Isolation: ARP Traffic

−         Objective: Describe how OTV reduces the amount of ARP traffic

·         Cisco OTV Multi-Homing

−         Objective: Describe OTV multihoming

·         Cisco OTV Mobility

−         Objective: Describe how OTV takes care of mobility of MAC addresses in case a VM is moved from one data center to another

·         Cisco OTV Scalability

−         Objective: Describe how far OTV can scale

·         Cisco OTV Path Optimization: Egress Routing

−         Objective: Describe a situation where traffic egress to data center can cause suboptimal traffic flows

·         Cisco OTV Path Optimization: Ingress Routing

−         Objective: Describe a situation where traffic ingress to data center can cause suboptimal traffic flows

·         Cisco OTV VLAN Translation Feature

−         Objective: Describe how you can utilize the OTV VLAN translation feature

·         FabricPath and VXLAN vs. Cisco OTV as the DCI

−         Objective: Compare inter-DC connectivity options

·         Cisco OTV Support

−         Objective: Describe platform support for OTV

·         Challenge

−         Activity 1: Design Data Center Interconnect Using Cisco OTV

Lesson 5: Designing a LISP Solution

Objective: Describe use of LISP in a data center This lesson includes these topics:

·         LISP Overview

−         Objective: Describe the purpose of LISP

·         LISP Terms and Components

−         Objective: Describe terminology and components of a LISP solution

·         LISP Packet Flow

−         Objective: Describe LISP packet flow with LISP and non-LISP sites

·         LISP Control Plane

−         Objective: Understand ingress and egress tunnel routers (ITR and ETR)

·         Use Case: LISP Host Mobility Overview

−         Objective: Identify the advantages of LISP over the current internet routing paradigm

·         LISP Host Mobility Deployment Models

−         Objective: Describe LISP host mobility use cases

·         Use Case: Multi-Tenant Environments

−         Objective: Describe how you can use LISP if you have a multitenant data center

·         Use Case: IPv6 Enablement

−         Objective: Describe how would you use LISP to provide IPv6 connectivity between your data centers over an IPv4 network

·         Cisco Nexus 7000 as a Platform for LISP

−         Objective: Describe Nexus 7000 as a LISP platform

·         Challenge

Module 2: Data Center Infrastructure Design

Objective: Design data center infrastructure

Lesson 1: Describing Hardware and Device Virtualization

Objective: Describe the hardware redundancy options and virtualize the network, compute, and storage. Discuss virtual networking in the date center

This lesson includes these topics:

·         Hardware High Availability and Redundancy

−         Objective: Hardware HA and Redundancy

·         Device-Based Network Virtualization

−         Objective: Describe how the hardware can be virtualized

·         VLAN and VRF Principle

−         Objective: Describe VLAN and VRF principle

·         VDC Architecture

−         Objective: Describe VDC architecture

·         VDC Use Case

−         Objective: Describe a VDC use case

·         Network Virtualization

−         Objective: Describe virtualization options in the network

·         Server Hardware

−         Objective: Describe the identity abstraction from the hardware

·         Universally Unique Identifiers

−         Objective: Describe UUIDs

·         World Wide Name

−         Objective: Describe WWNs

·         Service Profile Summary

−         Objective: Describe service profiles

·         Server Virtualization

−         Objective: Describe the virtualization options for the servers

·         Virtual Access Layer

−         Objective: Describe the virtualization options for the access layer

·         Virtual Access Layer Solutions

−         Objective: Describe virtual access layer solutions

·         Storage Virtualization

−         Objective: Describe VSANs to virtualize the storage network

·         VSAN Primary Functions

−         Objective: Describe VSAN primary functions

·         VSAN Numbering

−         Objective: Explain VSAN numbering

·         VSAN Membership

−         Objective: Describe VSAN membership

·         VSAN Tagging

−         Objective: Describe VSAN tagging

·         Inter-VSAN Routing

−         Objective: Describe inter VSAN routing

·         IVR Terminology

−         Objective: Explain IVR terms that apply to IVR components and configurations

·         NPIV Use Case

−         Objective: Describe where and when to use N-Port ID Virtualization

·         NPV Use Case

−         Objective: Describe NPV features and usage

·         NPV and NPIV Hardware Support

−         Objective: Explain NPV and NPIV hardware support

·         NPV Traffic Distribution

−         Objective: Describe NPV traffic distribution

·         Challenge

−         Activity 1: Design Your VXLAN Network

Lesson 2: Describing FEX Options

Objective: Describe the FEX solutions and compare adapter FEX with VM-FEX This lesson includes these topics:

·         Cisco Adapter FEX

−         Objective: Describe adapter FEX in a data center

·         Cisco Adapter FEX Scalability

−         Objective: Describe Cisco Adapter FEX scalability options

·         Cisco Adapter FEX Use Cases

−         Objective: Show use cases for Cisco Adapter FEX

·         Access Layer with Cisco FEX

−         Objective: Describe how to design the access layer with Cisco FEX

·         Cisco FEX Port Types

−         Objective: Describe Cisco FEX port types and interface pinning

·         Cisco FEX Access Topologies

−         Objective: Describe Cisco FEX access topologies

·         Cisco VM-FEX

−         Objective: Describe VM-FEX in a data center

·         Virtualization-Aware Networking

−         Objective: Describe VN-TAGs in Fabric Extender technologies

·         VN-Tag Frame Format

−         Objective: Describe the VN-TAG technology

·         Cisco VM-FEX Traffic Flow

−         Objective: Describe the traffic flow when using VM-FEX

·         Cisco VM-FEX Traffic Modes

−         Objective: Describe the traffic modes in VM-FEX

·         Dynamic Interfaces

−         Objective: Describe the dynamic interfaces used in VM-FEX

·         Cisco FEX Technologies in the Data Center

−         Objective: Compare FEX technologies with each other

·         Challenge

−         Activity 1: Design a FEX

Lesson 3: Describing Virtual Networking

Objective: Describe the Nexus 1000 solution to extend the hypervisor functionality This lesson includes these topics:

·         Hypervisor Extensions

−         Objective: Describe the options to extend the capabilities of a hypervisor with Nexus 1000

·         Cisco Nexus 1000V Architecture Principles

−         Objective: Describe Cisco Nexus 1000V architecture principles

·         Cisco Nexus 1000V Components Communication

−         Objective: Describe Cisco Nexus 1000V components communication

·         Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM-VEM Layer 2 Connectivity

−         Objective: Describe Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM-VEM layer 2 connectivity

·         Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM-VEM Layer 3 Connectivity

−         Objective: Describe Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM-VEM layer 3 connectivity

·         Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance

−         Objective: Describe Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance

·         Cisco Nexus 1000V Architecture High-Availability Communication

−         Objective: Explain Cisco Nexus 1000V architecture high-availability communication

·         Cisco Nexus 1000V Licensing Model

−         Objective: Describe Cisco Nexus 1000V licensing model

·         Cisco Nexus 1000V Licensing Types

−         Objective: Explain Cisco Nexus 1000V licensing types

·         Cisco Nexus 1000V License Editions

−         Objective: Explain Cisco Nexus 1000V license editions

·         Cisco Nexus 1000V Multi-Hypervisor Licensing

−         Objective: Describe Cisco Nexus 1000V multi-hypervisor licensing

 

Course ID: DCID

5 Days Course
USD 2500
or 25 CLC
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MYR 12500
 
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