Duration: 5 days
Time: 9am to 5pm
Exam Code: DCID 300-610

What Will Be Taught For This Cisco Course?

This course helps you master design and deployment options focused on Cisco® data center solutions and technologies across network, compute, virtualization, storage area networks, automation, and security. You will learn design practices for the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS®) solution based on Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers, Cisco UCS Manager, and Cisco Unified Fabric.

Course Content Summary

You will also gain design experience with network management technologies including Cisco UCS Manager, Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM), and Cisco UCS Director. You can expect theoretical content as well as design-oriented case studies in the form of activities.

This course helps you prepare to take the exam, Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (300-610 DCID), which leads to the new CCNP® Data Center and the Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center Design certifications.

Course Outline

  1. Describing High Availability on Layer 2
    • Overview of Layer 2 High-Availability Mechanisms
    • Virtual Port Channels
    • Cisco Fabric Path
    • Virtual Port Channel+
  2. Designing Layer 3 Connectivity
    • First Hop Redundancy Protocols
    • Improve Routing Protocol Performance and Security
    • Enhance Layer 3 Scalability and Robustness
  3. Designing Data Center Topologies
    • Data Center Traffic Flows
    • Cabling Challenges
    • Access Layer
    • Aggregation Layer
    • Core Layer
    • Spine-and-Leaf Topology
    • Redundancy Options
  4. Designing Data Center Interconnects with Cisco OTV
    • Cisco OTV Overview
    • Cisco OTV Control and Data Planes
    • Failure Isolation
    • Cisco OTV Features
    • Optimize Cisco OTV
    • Evaluate Cisco OTV
  5. Describing Locator/ID Separation Protocol
    • Locator/ID Separation Protocol
    • Location Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP) Virtual Machine (VM) Mobility
    • LISP Extended Subnet Mode (ESM) Multihop Mobility
    • LISP VPN Virtualization
  6. Describing VXLAN Overlay Networks
    • Describe VXLAN Benefits over VLAN
    • Layer 2 and Layer 3 VXLAN Overlay
    • Multiprotocol Border Gateway Protocol (MP-BGP) Ethernet VPN (EVPN) Control Plane Overview
    • VXLAN Data Plane
  7. Describing Hardware and Device Virtualization
    • Hardware-Based High Availability
    • Device Virtualization
    • Cisco UCS Hardware Virtualization
    • Server Virtualization
    • SAN Virtualization
    • N-Port ID Virtualization
  8. Describing Cisco FEX Options
    • Cisco Adapter FEX
    • Access Layer with Cisco FEX
    • Cisco FEX Topologies
    • Virtualization-Aware Networking
    • Single Root I/O Virtualization
    • Cisco FEX Evaluation
  9. Describing Basic Data Center Security
    • Threat Mitigation
    • Attack and Countermeasure Examples
    • Secure the Management Plane
    • Protect the Control Plane
    • RBAC and Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
  10. Describing Advanced Data Center Security
    • Cisco TrustSec in Cisco Secure Enclaves Architecture
    • Cisco TrustSec Operation
    • Firewalling
    • Positioning the Firewall Within Data Center Networks
    • Cisco Firepower® Portfolio
    • Firewall Virtualization
    • Design for Threat Mitigation
  11. Describing Management and Orchestration
    • Network and License Management
    • Cisco UCS Manager
    • Cisco UCS Director
    • Cisco Intersight
    • Cisco DCNM Overview
  12. Describing Storage and RAID Options
    • Position DAS in Storage Technologies
    • Network-Attached Storage
    • Fibre Channel, FCoE, and Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)
    • Evaluate Storage Technologies
  13. Describing Fibre Channel Concepts
    • Fibre Channel Connections, Layers, and Addresses
    • Fibre Channel Communication
    • Virtualization in Fibre Channel SAN
  14. Describing Fibre Channel Topologies
    • SAN Parameterization
    • SAN Design Options
    • Choosing a Fibre Channel Design Solution
  15. Describing FCoE
    • FCoE Protocol Characteristics
    • FCoE Communication
    • Data Center Bridging
    • FCoE Initialization Protocol
    • FCoE Design Options
  16. Describing Storage Security
    • Common SAN Security Features
    • Zones
    • SAN Security Enhancements
    • Cryptography in SAN
  17. Describing SAN Management and Orchestration
    • Cisco DCNM for SAN
    • Cisco DCNM Analytics and Streaming Telemetry
    • Cisco UCS Director in the SAN
    • Cisco UCS Director Workflows
  18. Describing Cisco UCS Servers and Use Cases
    • Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
    • Fabric Interconnects and Blade Chassis
    • Cisco UCS B-Series Server Adapter Cards
    • Stateless Computing
    • Cisco UCS Mini
  19. Describing Fabric Interconnect Connectivity
    • Use of Fabric Interconnect Interfaces
    • VLANs and VSANs in a Cisco UCS Domain
    • Southbound Connections
    • Northbound Connections
    • Disjoint Layer 2 Networks
    • Fabric Interconnect High Availability and Redundancy
  20. Describing Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems
    • Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems Overview
    • Cisco HyperFlex™ Solution
    • Cisco HyperFlex Scalability and Robustness
    • Cisco HyperFlex Clusters
    • Cluster Capacity and Multiple Clusters on One Cisco UCS Domain
    • External Storage and Graphical Processing Units on Cisco HyperFlex
    • Cisco HyperFlex Positioning
  21. Describing Cisco UCS Manager Systemwide Parameters
    • Cisco UCS Setup and Management
    • Cisco UCS Traffic Management
  22. Describing Cisco UCS RBAC
    • Roles and Privileges
    • Organizations in Cisco UCS Manager
    • Locales and Effective Rights
    • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
    • Two-Factor Authentication
  23. Describing Pools for Service Profiles
    • Global and Local Pools
    • Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) Suffix and Media Access Control (MAC) Address Pools
    • World Wide Name (WWN) Pools
    • Server and iSCSI Initiator IP Pools
  24. Describing Policies for Service Profiles
    • Global vs. Local Policies
    • Storage and Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) Policies
    • Boot and Scrub Policies
    • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) and Maintenance Policies
  25. Describing Network-Specific Adapters and Policies
    • LAN Connectivity Controls
    • SAN Connectivity Controls
    • Virtual Access Layer
    • Connectivity Enhancements
  26. Describing Templates in Cisco UCS Manager
    • Cisco UCS Templates
    • Service Profile Templates
    • Network Templates
  27. Designing Data Center Automation
    • Model-Driven Programmability
    • Cisco NX-API Overview
    • Programmability Using Python
    • Cisco Ansible Module
    • Use the Puppet Agent

Lab Outline

  1. Design Virtual Port Channels
  2. Design First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP)
  3. Design Routing Protocols
  4. Design Data Center Topology for a Customer
  5. Design Data Center Interconnect Using Cisco OTV
  6. Design Your VXLAN Network
  7. Create a Cisco FEX Design
  8. Design Management and Orchestration in a Cisco UCS Solution
  9. Design a Fibre Channel Network
  10. Design and Integrate an FCoE Solution
  11. Design a Secure SAN
  12. Design Cisco UCS Director for Storage Networking
  13. Design a Cisco UCS Domain and Fabric Interconnect Cabling
  14. Design a Cisco UCS C-Series Server Implementation
  15. Design Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Network and Storage Connectivity
  16. Design Systemwide Parameters in a Cisco UCS Solution
  17. Design an LDAP Integration with a Cisco UCS Domain
  18. Design Pools for Service Profiles in a Cisco UCS Solution
  19. Design Network-Specific Adapters and Policies in a Cisco UCS Solution

Who Should Attend This CCNP Training?

  • Data center engineers
  • Network designers
  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Server administrators
  • Network managers
  • Cisco integrators or partners

Pre-requisite

Before taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Implement data center networking [Local Area Network (LAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN)]
  • Describe data center storage
  • Implement data center virtualization
  • Implement Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS)
  • Implement data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco UCS Director
  • Describe products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) families


To fully benefit from this course, you should have completed the following courses or obtained the equivalent level of knowledge:

  • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)
  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Networking Technologies (CCNA®)
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
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CANCELLATION/POSTPONEMENT/CHANGE of VENUE

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  2. Less than 2 weeks’ written notice from start date of training - 100% of course fees for postponement or cancellation

  3. ST Electronics (e-Services) Pte Ltd reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or change the venue due to unforeseen circumstances.



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