Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Infrastructure v6.0 (DCIDUC)


Duration: 2 days

Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Infrastructure (DCIDUC) is a two-day instructor-led course that focuses on data center design based on Cisco unified computing solutions. The course includes theoretical content, as well as design-oriented case studies and exercises. The course is designed to help students prepare for Cisco Channel Partner Data Center Program requirements and for professional-level data center roles. The course includes information on designing data centers with Cisco components and technologies, including infrastructure design, compute connectivity design, and compute resource parameters design.


Upon completing this course, you will be able to describe and use design-oriented knowledge for unified computing topics, including:

  • Hardware and device virtualization –
  • FEX options
  • Virtual networking and appliances
  • Management and orchestration 
  • Cisco UCS C-Series and B-Series servers and use cases
  • Fabric interconnect connectivity
  • Hyperconverged and integrated systems
  • Management systems, including Cisco UCS, VMware vCenter, and Cisco CloudCenter
  • Hadoop, SAP HANA, and IoT on Cisco UCS
  • Systemwide parameters
  • RBAC
  • Pools and policies for service profiles
  • Network-specific adapters and policies
  • Templates in Cisco UCS Manager


Course Outline 

Module 1: Data Center Infrastructure Design

  • Lesson 1-1: Describing Hardware and Device Virtualization
  • Lesson 1-2: Describing FEX Options
  • Lesson 1-3: Describing Virtual Networking
  • Lesson 1-4: Describing Virtual Appliances
  • Lesson 1-5: Describing Management and Orchestration

Module 2: Data Center Compute Connectivity Design

  • Lesson 2-1: Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers and Use Cases
  • Lesson 2-2: Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Servers and Use Cases
  • Lesson 2-3: Describing Fabric Interconnect Connectivity
  • Lesson 2-4: Describing Hyper converged and Integrated Systems
  • Lesson 2-5: Describing Management Systems
  • Lesson 2-6: Describing Hadoop, SAP Hana, and IoT on Cisco UCS

Module 3: Data Center Compute Resource Parameters Design

  • Lesson 3-1: Describing System-Wide Parameters
  • Lesson 3-2: Describing RBAC
  • Lesson 3-3: Describing Pools for Service Profiles
  • Lesson 3-4: Describing Policies for Service Profiles
  • Lesson 3-5: Describing Network Specific Adapters and Policies
  • Lesson 3-6: Describing Templates in Cisco UCS Manager


These two exams and courses are for Cisco Channel Partners with team members with these roles:

  • Pre-sales Engineer
  • Data Center architect
  • Systems Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Support engineer



  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0 or later
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0 or later

It is recommended that a learner have the following knowledge and skills before attending this course: -

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


DCIDUC 500-901


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