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DCNI1 - Implementing Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure 1 (DCNI1)

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  • Prerequisites
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Course Overview

Duration: 5 days
DCNI1 - Implementing Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure 1 - The goal of the DCNI-1 curriculum is to enable customers to build scalable, reliable, and intelligent Data Center networks using Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate course is for:
  • Channel Partner / Reseller
  • Customer
  • Employee

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Prerequisites

You Should Have:
  • CCNP or CCIE Routing and Switching or CCIE Service Provider or equivalent experience. The following Cisco learning offerings are recommended so you can benefit fully from this course:
  • Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI) 3.0
  • Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN) 3.0
  • Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks (ONT) 1.0
  • Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks (ISCW) 1.0

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 4900 Series Switches, as well as Cisco Blade Switch family hardware options, data center architecture, and Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch advanced configuration, management, and maintenance features
  • Identify and implement traffic flows, including FWSM routed and transparent modes, supervisor-based packet acceleration, and FWSM-PISA integration
  • Describe NAM hardware, implement initial configuration, and use Cisco NAM to monitor network traffic
  • Describe and deploy high-availability features in the data center

Course Content

Lesson 1: Describing Data Center Architecture for Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 4900 Series Switches
  • Describe data center evolution and current trends
  • Describe and understand Cisco DCNA
  • Understand the ECNM and Cisco SONA
  • Identify data center switching platforms
Lesson 2: Describing and Positioning the Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 4900 Series Switches
  • Describe the Catalyst 4900 series switches
  • Understand the hardware and software options for Catalyst 4900 switches
  • Understand the system architecture of Catalyst 4900 family switches
  • Identify the characteristics of Catalyst 6500 switches, the system architecture, and features
  • Identify the position of Catalyst 4900 Series and Catalyst 6500 Series Switches in a data center network
Lesson 3: Describing the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Supervisors
  • Understand the Catalyst 6500 Series Switch supervisor module architecture
  • Describe the Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 with PFC3A/B/BXL modules
  • Describe the Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720—10G with PFC3C/CXL modules
  • Describe the Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 32 modules
  • Describe the Catalyst 6500 Series Switch supervisor operating system
Lesson 4: Describing the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Module and Power Supply Options
  • List the types of WAN and LAN line cards that are offered for the Catalyst 6500 Series Switch
  • Describe the basic architectures of the Catalyst 6500 Series Switch line cards
  • Describe the packet flow through each of the Catalyst 6500 Series Switch line card architectures
  • Explain key design considerations for deploying line cards in a Catalyst 6500 Series Switch
  • Explain considerations for line card operability
  • Describe the power supply options and consideration
Lesson 5: Implementing VSS 1440
  • Describe the VSS 1440 functionality
  • Identify the VSS 1440 benefits
  • Explain the VSS 1400 system architecture
  • Describe the VSS 1440 operation and protocols used to maintain the state
  • Identify the VSS 1440 deployment scenarios
  • Describe the VSS 1440 conversion process
  • Identify the VSS 1440-related commands
Lesson 6: Upgrading Cisco IOS Software Using Software Modularity
  • Explain the reliability benefits of Cisco IOS Software Modularity
  • Describe how to upgrade a system to support patching
  • Describe the process for installing maintenance packs
  • Describe system tags, repackaging, and rollback
Lesson 7: Implementing NetFlow
  • Describe the use of NetFlow and NDE on the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch
  • Explain the process of configuring NetFlow and NDE
Lesson 8: Implementing QoS
  • Describe how QoS is processed in Catalyst 6500 Series Switches
  • Describe the basics of QoS and type of service (ToS)
  • Describe ingress QoS progressing
  • Describe QoS policing and policers
  • Describe the process of egress policing
  • Explain VLAN-based QoS
  • Explain the modular QoS command-line interface (CLI)
  • Describe the process of configuring QoS
  • Describe Control Plane Policing (CoPP)
  • Describe the QoS on VSS 1440
Lesson 9: Implementing EEM
  • Describe the EEM functionality and usage
  • Understand the EEM architecture
  • Describe the EEM event detectors
  • Identify the EEM applets and Tool Command Language (Tcl) scripts
  • Identify hardware and software requirements
  • Describe the EEM policy configuration steps
Lesson 10: Utilizing Automated Diagnostics
  • Describe the fault management software features available on the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch
  • Identify the line cards that support the time domain reflectometer (TDR) and discuss their advantages
  • Explain GOLD functionality
  • Describe soft high availability
  • Identify the enhanced troubleshooting and debug information available on the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch
Lesson 11: Implementing SPAN, RSPAN, and ERSPAN
  • Describe how to use SPAN sessions within the network
  • Describe how to configure SPAN sessions
  • Describe how to use RSPAN sessions within the network
  • Describe how to configure an RSPAN session
  • Describe how to use ERSPAN sessions within the network
  • Describe how to configure ERSPAN sessions
Lesson 12: Describing the Cisco Blade Switch Family
  • Identify the Cisco blade switch platforms and benefits
  • Describe the Cisco blade switch 3020 for HP c-Class
  • Describe the Cisco blade switches 3030, 3032, 3130 for Dell
  • Identify the benefits of the virtual blade switch
  • Describe the Cisco blade switch 3040 for Fujitsu-Siemens
  • Describe the Cisco OEM blade switch IGESM for IBM
  • Describe the Cisco OEM blade switch CGESM for HP

Course ID: DCNI1


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