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CCNA-DC - CCNA-DC: Accelerated Training

Description

CCNA-DC: Accelerated is designed to convey the knowledge necessary to understand and work with Cisco data center technologies. Covering the architecture, components and features of the Nexus, UCS and MDS product lines. You will gain practical experience in the configuration and operation of virtual Port Channels (vPCs), FabricPath, Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), and Fabric Extension (FEX). A current CCNA-RS, or commensurate knowledge, is a prerequisite for attendance. While the accelerated track is focused on a more hands on implementation based approach, the standard DCICN and DCICT is geared for a more introductory level of knowledge targeted for individuals who can perform only the more basic configuration tasks.

Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Describe how a network works
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications
  • Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP services to meet network requirements
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot routing operations on Cisco Nexus switches
  • Describe and verify Cisco data center fundamentals
  • Describe Cisco data center virtualization
  • Describe Cisco data center storage networking
  • Describe Cisco data center unified fabric
  • Describe and verify Cisco UCS

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • CCNA Route/Switch level knowledgeThe following courses are highly recommended:
  • Either ICND1 & ICND2 or CCNA v2.0

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Cisco Integrators and Partners
  • Consulting Systems Engineer
  • Network Designer
  • Technical Solutions Architect

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network designers
  • Network managers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Network Manager
  • Server Administrator
  • Storage Administrator

The tertiary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Overview
      oLearner Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge
  • Course Goal and Objectives
  • Course Flow
  • Additional References
  • Cisco Online Education Resources

Day 1

    Lesson 1: Examining Functional Layers of the Data Center
    • Traditional Isolated LAN and SAN Networks
    • LAN Core, Aggregation, and Access Layers
    • Core and Access Layers in a LAN Collapsed Core Design
    • Core and Edge Layers in a Data Center SAN Design
    • Collapsed-Core SAN Design
    Lesson 2: Describing Cisco NX-OS Software
    • Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
    • Cisco NX-OS Process Recovery
    Lesson 3: Operating Cisco NX-OS Software
    • Describing the Features of the CLI
    • Identifying the Help Functions of the CLI
    • Describing the Startup Characteristics of the Switch
    • Describing Configuration Management
    Lesson 4: The Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
    • The Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
    • The Cisco NX-OS Software CLI
    • Licensing Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
    Lesson 5: Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Product Overview
    • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
    Lesson 6: Describing Enhanced FCoE Scalability with Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders
    • Scaling the Data Center Virtualized Access Layer with the Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders
    • Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extender-to-Cisco Nexus 5500 Switch Connectivity
    • Adapter FEX on the Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extender
    • Verifying Adapter FEX on the Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extender
    Lesson 7: Configuring the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
    • Configuring the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
    • Configuring Static Pinning
    • Configuring Dynamic Pinning

Day 2

    Lesson 1: Describing vPCs and Cisco FabricPath in the Data Center
    • Virtual Port Channels
    • Verifying vPCs
    • Cisco FabricPath
    • Verifying Cisco FabricPath
    Lesson 2: Configuring Virtual Port Channels and Enhanced vPC
    • Configuring Ethernet Port Channels
    • Understanding Virtual Port Channels
    • Configuring Virtual Port Channels
    Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco FP
    • Understanding Cisco FP
    • Configuring Cisco FP

Day 3

    Lesson 1: Virtualizing Network Devices
    • Describing VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Verifying VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Navigating Between VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Describing NIV on Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
    Lesson 2: Using OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • OTV on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Verifying OTV on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Lesson 3: Exploring ACLs on Cisco Nexus Switches
    • Understanding ACLs
    • ACL Processing
    • Configuring ACLs
    • Understanding Object Groups

Day 4

    Lesson 1: Comparing Storage-Connectivity Options in the Data Center
    • Comparing Block- and File-Based Network Storage
    • NFS, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and SCSI
    • SCSI Evolution from DAS to SAN
    Lesson 2: Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking
    • Fibre Channel SAN Topologies
    • Fibre Channel Port Types
    • Fibre Channel Addressing
    • Fibre Channel Layered Model
    • FCNS and the FLOGI process
    • Fibre Channel Zoning and LUN Masking
    Lesson 3: Verifying Fibre Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches
    • Configure a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch from the CLI Setup Script
    • Update the Cisco NX-OS on a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch
    • Update Licensed Features on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch
    • Verify Initiator and Target Fabric Login
    • Verify Fibre Channel Zoning on a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch
    • Collect Technical Support Data on a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch
    Lesson 4: Describing DCB
    • Unified Fabric Benefits
    • IEEE Standards That Enable FCoE
    • Priority Flow Control
    • Enhanced Transmission Selection
    • DCB Exchange

Day 5

    Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
    • Cisco UCS 6100 and 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
    • Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis
    • Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Server
    • Cisco UCS B230 M2 Blade Server
    • Cisco UCS B250 M2 Extended Memory Blade Server
    • Cisco UCS B440 M2 High-Performance Blade Server
    • Mezzanine Card Options for Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
    • Memory Population Guidelines for Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
    Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
    • Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
    • Cisco UCS C200 M2 High-Density Rack Server
    • Cisco UCS C210 M2 General-Purpose Rack Server
    • Cisco UCS C220 M3 Rack Server
    • Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server
    • Cisco UCS C250 M2 Extended-Memory Rack Server
    • Cisco UCS C260 M2 Rack Server
    • Cisco UCS C460 M2 High-Performance Rack Server
    • PCIe Adapter Options for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
    • RAID Adapter Options for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
    • Memory Population Guidelines for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
    Lesson 3: Connecting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
    • Chassis-to-Fabric Interconnect Physical Connectivity
    • I/O Module Architectures
    • Cisco Integrated Management Controller Chip on Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
    • Three Basic Port Personalities in the Fabric Interconnect
    • Discovery Process
    Lesson 4: Setting up an Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Cluster
    • Cabling a Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster
    • Initial Setup Script for the Primary Peer
    • Initial Setup Script for the Secondary Peer
    • Verifying a Fabric Interconnect Cluster
    Lesson 5: Describing Cisco UCS Manager Operations
    • Cisco UCS Manager
    • Layout of the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
    • Navigation Window Tabs
    • Device Discovery in Cisco UCS Manager
    • Verifying Device Discovery in UCS Manager
    Lesson 6: Describing Cisco UCS Manager Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles
    • Benefits of Stateless Computing
    • Using Identity Pools in Service Profiles
    • Using Service Profile Templates to Enable Rapid Provisioning and Consistent Application of Policy
    • Creation of Policies for Service Profiles and Service Profile Templates
    • Chassis and Blade Power Capping