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DCXUC v1.0 - Cisco Data Center CCIE Unified Computing Workshop Training


The instructor-led Cisco Data Center CCIE Unified Computing Workshop (DCXUC), v1.0 is designed for candidates who are preparing to take the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert - Data Center Certification lab exam. This course will challenge students with complex lab scenarios that provide a deep dive into the detailed configuration, optimization, and integration of protocols and features found in a virtualized data center unified computing infrastructure. This course will cover configuration of Cisco Unified Computing SystemTM (Cisco UCS), encompassing both Cisco Nexus 1000V and Cisco Application Networking Services (ANS). The labs will provide detailed insight into the areas defined in the Cisco UCS, Cisco ANS, and Cisco Nexus 1000V sections of the Cisco CCIE DC lab blueprint culminating on the last day in a timed challenge lab. Although approximately 80 percent of the course consists of labs, instructors will provide students an understanding of how to interpret Cisco exam questions, a detailed solution for each challenge, common mistakes, troubleshooting techniques, and validation. As students learn their weaknesses, instructors will offer chalk-talks to help candidates better understand protocols and work through deficiencies.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Implement LAN and SAN connectivity in a unified computing environment
  • Implement unified computing server resources and management tasks
  • Manage high availability in a unified computing environment
  • Perform unified computing troubleshooting and maintenance tasks
  • Manage data center virtualization with the Cisco Nexus 1000V/implement security features
  • Implement data center application high availability and load balancing


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

  • Excellent understanding of networking protocols
  • Recommended attendance of Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) and Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT) courses
  • Recommended attendance of Cisco Nexus 1000V and Cisco ACE product courses
  • Recommended CCNP data center certification and passed CCIE data center written exam
  • Excellent understanding of the Fiber Channel protocol and the SAN environment
  • Recommended attendance of a Fiber Channel protocol class or equivalent experience
  • Recommended attendance of the Implementing Cisco MDS (DCMDS) course or equivalent experience

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for data center systems and field engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and network solutions integrators who are preparing for the CCIE lab exam.

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers, systems engineers, and consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Cisco integrators/partners


Module 0: Course Introduction

  • Explain where the DCXUC course fits in the overall data center curriculum
  • Clarify prerequisite knowledge and skills
  • Review the CCIE data center lab exam blueprint
Module 1: Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
  • Configure different port types
  • Implement Ethernet end-host mode (EHM), VLANs and port channels, pinning and pin groups, and disjoint Layer 2 domains
  • Configure FC ports for SAN connectivity, VSANs, FC uplink port channels, FC trunking, and SAN pinning
  • Create and implement service profiles
  • Create and implement policies and server resource pools
  • Implement updating and initial templates, boot from remote storage, fabric failover, and unified computing management hierarchy using ORG and RBAC
  • Configure RBAC groups, remote RBAC configuration, roles and privileges, and AD group attribute mapping
  • Create and configure users
  • Implement backup and restore procedures in a unified computing environment as well as system-wide policies
  • Manage high availability in a unified computing environment
  • Configure monitoring and analysis of system events
  • Implement external management protocols
  • Collect statistical Information
  • Firmware management
  • Collect TAC-specific information
  • Implement server recovery tasks
  • Configure C-Series to boot from FC SAN
  • Configure adapter-FEX
Module 2: Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • Implement QoS, traffic flow, and IGMP snooping
  • Implement network monitoring on Cisco Nexus 1000v
  • Implement Cisco Nexus 1000v port channels
  • Configure VLANs, port profiles, DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection, IP source guard, port security, access control lists, and private VLANs o Switch between L2/L3 control mode
  • Diagnose VSM HA issues, VSM/VEM connectivity, and security feature issues
Module 3: Application Network Services
  • Implement standard Cisco ACE features for load balancing
  • Configuring server load-balancing algorithm
  • Configure different SLB deployment modes
  • Implement health monitoring
  • Configure sticky connections
  • Implement server load balancing in HA mode
Module 4: Challenge Lab
  • A timed challenge lab that covers aspects of Cisco UCS, Cisco ANS, and Cisco Nexus 1000V.

Lab Outline

Lab 1: Establish LAN Connectivity
Lab 2: Establish SAN Connectivity
Lab 3: Cisco UCS Server Resources
Lab 4: Cisco UCS Management Tasks
Lab 5: Troubleshooting
Lab 6: Configuring C-Series
Lab 7: Manage Cisco Nexus 1000v
Lab 8: Cisco Nexus 1000v Security
Lab 9: Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 1000v
Lab 10: Implement Cisco ACE
Lab 11: Challenge Lab