Data Center and Virtualization Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0 - DCUFD

Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0 - DCUFD

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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Duration: 40 
  • Language: English
  • Audience: Data center designers, data center administrators, and system engineers

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Description

The Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) v5.0 is a five-day instructor-led course aimed at providing data center designers with the knowledge and skills needed to design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center unified fabrics, and virtualization solutions based on the Cisco Fabric Extenders (FEXs), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Cisco FabricPath, and equipment and link virtualization technologies.

The course describes the Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric solutions, and explains how to evaluate existing data center infrastructure, determine the requirements, and design the Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric solution based on Cisco products and technologies.

Audience
Data center designers, data center administrators, and system engineers.

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
Data center engineers and managers

The tertiary audience for this course is as follows:
Program and project managers
 

Topics Covered

Course Detail: Course Introduction
  • Overview
  • Course Goal and Objectives
  • Course Flow
  • Additional References
  • Your Training Curriculum

Course Detail 1: Module 1: Cisco Data Center Solutions
Lesson 1: Defining the Data Center
  • Categorize general data center solution components
  • Define the baseline technology and terminology used in data center solutions
  • Analyze business, technical, and environmental challenges
  • Recognize the cloud computing paradigm, terms, and concepts
  • Recognize the importance of virtualization technologies and solutions for data center evolution

Lesson 2: Identifying the Cisco Data Center Solution
  • Evaluate the Cisco Data Center architectural framework
  • Evaluate the Cisco Data Center architectural framework network component
  • Evaluate the Cisco Data Center architectural framework storage component

Lesson 3: Designing the Cisco Data Center Solution
  • Describe the design process for the Cisco Data Center solution
  • Assess the deliverables of the Cisco Data Center solution
  • Describe Cisco Validated Designs

Course Detail 2:
Module 2: Data Center Technologies
Lesson 1: Designing Layer 2 and Layer 3 Switching
  • Understand and explain hardware-forwarding architectures
  • Describe IP addressing considerations and IP routing technologies

Lesson 2: Virtualizing Data Center Components
  • Identify device virtualization mechanisms
  • Design virtualized solutions using VDCs
  • Design virtualized services using contexts on firewalling and load-balancing devices
  • Design virtualized services using virtual appliances

Lesson 3: Designing Layer 2 Multipathing Technologies
  • Explain link virtualization technologies that allow for scaling of the network
  • Design solutions using vPCs and MEC
  • Design solutions using Cisco FabricPath

Course Detail 3: Module 3: Data Center Topologies
Lesson 1: Designing the Data Center Core Layer Network
  • Identify the need for the data center core layer
  • Design a Layer 3 data center core layer
  • Design a Layer 2 data center core layer
  • Evaluate designs using data center collapsed core

Lesson 2: Designing the Data Center Aggregation Layer
  • Describe classical aggregation layer designs
  • Design the aggregation layer with VDCs
  • Design the aggregation layer using Cisco Unified Fabric
  • Design the aggregation layer with IP storage-related specifics in mind

Lesson 3: Designing the Data Center Access Layer
  • Describe the classic access layer designs and design issues
  • Design the access layer with vPC and MEC
  • Design the access layer with FEXs
  • Design the access layer with Cisco Unified Fabric

Lesson 4: Designing the Data Center Virtualized Access Layer
  • Define the virtual access layer
  • Describe the virtual access layer solutions within virtual machine hosts
  • Design solutions with Cisco Adapter FEX
  • Design solutions with Cisco VM-FEX
  • Design solutions with the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch

Lesson 5: Designing High Availability
  • Design high availability for IP-based services
  • Design high availability by implementing link aggregation
  • Design high availability of services using IP routing and FHRPs
  • Provide high availability with RHI
  • Design high availability of services using LISP

Lesson 6: Designing Data Center Interconnects
  • Identify the reasons for data center interconnects
  • Describe data center interconnect technologies
  • Design data center interconnects using Cisco OTV
  • Describe storage replication technologies

Course Detail 4:
Module 4: Data Center Storage
Lesson 1: Introducing SAN
  • Explain data storage and Fibre Channel basic terms
  • Explain Fibre Channel basic concepts
  • Explain Fibre Channel flow control mechanisms

Lesson 2: Designing SAN
  • Explain different storage designs and topologies
  • Design SANs using Cisco best practices and Cisco Validated Designs
  • Design scalable SANs with provisions for multitenancy

Lesson 3: Designing Unified Fabric
  • Explain flow control when using FCoE
  • Explain the use of FIP
  • Describe different design options with unified fabric networks
  • Design unified fabric deployments with FEXs

Lesson 4: Designing SAN Services
  • Identify the need for SAN-based Fibre Channel services
  • Design SAN-based Fibre Channel services
  • Explain SAN replication
  • Design long-distance Fibre Channel interconnects
  • Present design examples and use cases for various SAN long-distance acceleration solutions

Course Detail 5: Module 5: Data Center Security

Lesson 1: Designing Data Center Application Security
  • Identify the need for data center security technologies
  • Describe characteristics of firewalls
  • Position security appliances within data center networks
  • Design secure communication on multiple layers

Lesson 2: Designing Link Security Technologies and Device Hardening
  • Identify design requirements for Cisco TrustSec
  • Describe device-hardening technologies
  • Design secure management networks

Lesson 3: Designing Storage Security
  • Design secure SANs
  • Explain security solutions for data encryption
  • Outline security implications for IP-based storage

Course Detail 6:
Module 6: Data Center Application Services
Lesson 1: Designing Data Center Application Architecture
  • Explain application architecture and design
  • Explain application tiering
  • Explain application optimization technologies

Lesson 2: Designing Application Services
  • Explain server load-balancing technologies
  • Add application services to an existing data center
  • Explain contexts
  • Design secure application load-balancing solutions

Lesson 3: Designing Global Load Balancing
  • Explain the need for GSLB
  • Design a GSLB solution
  • Explain protocols that are used for site selection and site monitoring
  • Explain the site selection process

Course Detail 7:
Module 7: Data Center Management
Lesson 1: Designing Data Center Management Solutions
  • Describe the need for network management
  • Describe Cisco Data Center management products
  • Describe scalability limitations
  • Secure management in multitenant environments

 

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