Data Center Network Infrastructure Design v2.0 (DCNID)

Data Center Network Infrastructure Design v2.0 (DCNID)


Duration: 5 days
Course Overview

DCNID - Data Center Network Infrastructure Design v2.0 In this course, you will cover the Cisco Data Center switching portfolio, including the Nexus 7000, Nexus 5000, Catalyst 6500, Catalyst 4900, and Ethernet Blade switches as you learn to design a Data Center network architecture with the Nexus and Catalyst platforms. You will use a variety of features, ranging from continuous operation, process resiliency, integrated security services, and virtualization, to power efficiency and management enhancements. By the end of this course, you will be able to identify customer requirements across the entire Cisco Data Center product and solutions portfolio, and you will be able to design secure, stable, and highly available Data Center networks consisting of access, aggregation, and core layers.


Course Objectives

  • Challenges network architects face in the Data Center
  • Hardware and software architecture of Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 switches
  • Data Center network design strategies at component, network, and architecture levels
  • Products and features that meet customer requirements for reliability, scalability, and security
Course Content

1. Data Center Design Models
  • Data Center Business Objectives
    • What is a Data Center?
    • Business Objectives
    • Consolidation in Data Centers
    • Virtualizing Network Services
  • Data Center Networking Platforms and Modules
    • Catalyst Switches
    • Cisco Catalyst 4900M
    • Cisco Blade Switches
    • Application Control Engine
    • Security Service Modules
    • Integrated Network Analysis
    • Storage Networking
    • Server Fabric Switches
    • Cisco Nexus Switching Portfolio for the Data Center
    • Optical Transport
  • Data Center Environmental Requirements
    • Environmental Requirements
    • Cooling
    • Cabling
    • Special Consideration for Blade Server
    • Green Data Center
2. Data Center Strategy
  • Data Center Strategy
    • Catalyst 6500 Virtual Switching System
    • Unified Fabric and Unified I/O
  • Host Technology
    • Blade Server Connectivity
    • Cisco Data Center Virtual Switching Technology
    • Server Virtual Switching
    • Server Clusters
    • Cluster Types
    • Cluster Interconnects
  • Application Delivery
    • Application Architecture Tiers
    • Cisco Application Optimization Delivery Products
    • Server Farms and Load Balancing
    • Appendix: ACE Appliance/Module Impact on Data Center Design
    • Network Topologies with ACE Appliance/Module
3. Nexus 7000
  • Cisco Nexus 7010 Switch Positioning in the Data Center
    • Cisco Nexus 7010 Switch DC Positioning
  • Hardware Architecture
    • Supervisor Engine Architecture
    • I/O Modules Architecture
    • Fabric Modules Architecture
    • Forwarding Engine Architecture
    • Fabric Scalability, Performance, and Capacity
    • Power Supply, Cooling System, and Cable Management
  • Software Architecture
    • NX-OS Software Architecture Design
    • Layer 2, Layer 3, and Routing protocols
    • Software Licensing Model
  • Switch Management
    • Operating System Manageability
    • Switch Management using DCNM
    • Switch Operating System Serviceability
    • QOS Configuration
  • Continual Availability
    • Nexus 7010 Switch Continual Availability
    • Nexus Supervisor Switchover SSO
    • Nexus 7010 L3 Availabilit
    • Nexus 7010 L2 Availability
    • Nexus 7010 ISSU
  • Cisco Nexus 7010 Switch Security
    • Switch Security Overview
    • Switch Integrated Security Features
  • Cisco Nexus 7010 QoS Implementation
    • Data Center Network QoS
    • QoS Solutions
    • QoS Components and Features
4. Nexus 5000
  • Fibre Channel and FCoE
    • Data Center Requirements
    • Fibre Channel Protocol
    • Ethernet Extensions Used in FCoE Networks
    • MAC Addresses for FCoE
  • FCoE Discovery
    • Nexus 5000 Overview
    • Data Center Solution Components
    • Cisco Nexus 5000 Product Family
    • Where Nexus 5000 Fits
    • Nexus 5000 Management Tools
5. Data Center Design Models
  • Data Center Application Design
    • Multi-Datacenter Redundancy
    • GSLB Overview
    • Route Health Injection
    • WAN Optimization and Branch Consolidation
    • Layer 2 Extensions for Data Center Interconnect
  • Data Center Design Overview
    • Multi-Tier Model Design
    • The Enterprise Composite Network Model
  • Current Network Designs
    • Layer 2 and Layer 3 Access Design
    • Access Layer Looped Triangle Failure Analysis
    • Failure Analysis in Looped Square Design
    • Data Center Loop-Free Design
    • L3 Design
    • Routing Design
    • Integrated Services Design
  • New Network Designs
    • Classic Design with VSS, VRF and VDC
    • Enhanced L2 Topology
  • Data Center Sizing
Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • CCDA, CCNP, or CCIE Routing and Switching certification, or equivalent knowledge and experience
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