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Data Center Networker II
Build skills equivalent to the DCICT - Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v1.0 program
  • Credit Hours: 5 Days

  • Format: Virtual Classroom - Instructor-led, Online

  • Professional Certificate: CCNA Data Center

  • Recommended for: Network designers, administrators, engineers, and managers

The Data Center Networker II course prepares students for employment in the Informational Technology industry. This course is an introduction to the Cisco technologies that are deployed in the data center. Included are unified computing, unified fabric, and network services. Throughout this program students will complete theory-based lectures, as well as a series of virtual labs which focus on verifying configurations, making configuration changes, and designing new topologies. The programs curriculum satisfies the requirements needed to obtain employment and/or career advancement. 

This program prepares students for employment as a Network Engineer. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment change between 2010 and 2020 will grow 15% greater than the annual average.

What You'll Learn

  • Cisco Data Center Fundamentals
  • Cisco Data Center Virtualization
  • Cisco Data Center Storage Networking
  • Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
  • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)

Who Needs to Attend

  • Network designers, administrators, engineers, and managers
  • Storage administrators
  • Server administrators
  • Program managers
  • Project managers
  • Systems engineers

Prerequisites

DCICN - Introducing Cisco Data Centers Networking v1.0 or equivalent knowledge

Course Outline

1. Cisco Data Center Network Services

  • Functional Layers of the Data Center
  • Cisco Nexus Product Family
  • Cisco MDS Product Family
  • Monitoring the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
  • Virtual Port Channels (vPCs) and Cisco FabricPath in the Data Center
  • Using OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

2. Cisco Data Center Virtualization

  • Virtualizing Network Devices
  • Virtualizing Storage
  • Virtualizing Server Solutions
  • Using the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
  • Verifying Setup and Operation of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch

3. Cisco Data Center Storage Networking

  • Comparing Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • Verifying Fibre Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

4. Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

  • Data Center Bridging (DCB)
  • Connectivity Options for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
  • Enhanced FCoE Scalability with Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders

5. Cisco UCS

  • Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
  • Connecting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Setting Up an Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Cluster
  • Cisco UCS Manager Operations
  • Cisco UCS Manager Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles

Labs

Lab 1: Connect to a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Using Secure Shell (SSH)

Lab 2: Connect to a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Using SSH

Lab 3: Run Command Line Interface (CLI) Commands

Lab 4: Configure vPCs

Lab 5: Validate Cisco FabricPath Configuration

Lab 6: Validate Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) Configuration

Lab 7: Verify Current Virtual Device Context (VDC) Settings

Lab 8: Validate a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Configuration

Lab 9: Validate a Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Configuration

Lab 10: Validate a Cisco MDS 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switch License

Lab 11: Configure VSANs and Zoning

Lab 12: Validate FLOGI and FCNS

Lab 13: View the Tech-Support Command Output

Lab 14: Validate the Physical Connections for FCoE

Lab 15: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Lab 16: Create a Service Profile from a Template and Performing VMware ESXi 5.0 SAN Boot

Purchase this Course

$3595.00

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