Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure

Focused on the designing of data centers with Cisco components and technologies. This course covers network designs with virtualization, Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies, routing protocols and data center interconnect design options.

Also covered are device virtualization technologies such as virtual data centers and network function virtualization with virtual appliances including virtual switches, routers and  firewalls. Storage and SAN design is covered, with an explanation of Fibre Channel networks and Cisco Unified Fabric. Design practices for the Cisco Unified Computing System (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. The course includes theoretical content, as well as designoriented case studies that are in the form of activities.

The course is designed to help students prepare for Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level Data Center roles.


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

Have attended or have knowledge equivalent to:

  • DCICN - Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking
  • DCICT - Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies
  • DCII - Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
  • DCUCI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing
  • DCVAI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation

För att alltid hålla en hög kvalitet på våra teknikkurser använder vi både engelsk- och svensktalande experter som kursledare.


Kursmaterialet är på engelska, med detta innehåll: 

  • Describing High Availability on Layer 2 
  • Designing Layer 3 Connectivity 
  • Designing Data Center Topologies 
  • Designing Data Center Interconnects with Cisco OTV 
  • Describing Locator/ID Separation Protocol 
  • Describing VXLAN Overlay Networks 
  • Describing Hardware and Device Virtualization 
  • Describing Cisco FEX Options 
  • Describing Basic Data Center Security 
  • Describing Advanced Data Center Security 
  • Describing Management and Orchestration 
  • Describing Storage and RAID Options 
  • Describing Fibre Channel Concepts 
  • Describing Fibre Channel Topologies 
  • Describing FCoE 
  • Describing Storage Security 
  • Describing SAN Management and Orchestration 
  • Describing Cisco UCS Servers and Use Cases 
  • Describing Fabric Interconnect Connectivity 
  • Describing Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems 
  • Describing Cisco UCS Manager Systemwide Parameters 
  • Describing Cisco UCS RBAC 
  • Describing Pools for Service Profiles 
  • Describing Policies for Service Profiles 
  • Describing Network-Specific Adapters and Policies 
  • Describing Templates in Cisco UCS Manager 
  • Designing Data Center Automation 


After completing this courses you should be able to:

  • Describe Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 forwarding in a Data Center, including cabling and rack design for the access, aggregation and core layers.
  • Design vPC, 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 VMFEX designs, discuss Data Center security threats and Cisco Virtual Application Container Services for IaaS 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 a UCS domain, starting with the setup and IP concepts, RBAC and integration with authentication servers.
  • Design the resource pools and policies used in UCS service profiles and templates.


Engineers and Architects involved in the design of a Cisco Data Center or Cisco Data Center Solution.

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Pris: 42 450,00 kr

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