DCII - Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII)

Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) v6.0 is a five-day instructor-led course that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP© Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is implementation of LAN, SAN, and Data Center Unified Fabric using Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus switches, and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders (FEXs). The course provides rich, hands-on experience of implementing Cisco data center infrastructure.

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The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course:
  • Describe data center networking concepts
  • Describe data center storage concepts
  • Describe data center virtualization
  • Describe Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Describe data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco ACI and UCS Director
  • Identify products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and MDS families
  • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs, including switching and routing

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Data Center Protocols

Lesson 1: Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol
Lesson 2: Configuring Port Channels
Lesson 3: Configuring Fabric Extenders
Lesson 4: Implementing Cisco FabricPath
Lesson 5: Understanding Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization
Lesson 6: Implementing VXLAN
Lesson 7: Implementing LISP

Module 2: Layer 3 Switching Features in the Data Center

Lesson 1: Configuring First-Hop Redundancy
Lesson 2: Configuring Routing
Lesson 3: Configuring IP Multicast

Module 3: Data Center Infrastructure Security

Lesson 1: Configuring User Management
Lesson 2: Configuring System Security Features

Module 4: Data Center Infrastructure Storage Fabric

Lesson 1: Basic Fibre Channel Configuration
Lesson 2: Managing Domains
Lesson 3: Implementing Port Security and Fabric Binding

Module 5: FCoE Unified Fabric

Lesson 1: Describing FCoE
Lesson 2: Implementing FCoE

Module 6: Data Center Infrastructure Storage Services

Lesson 1: Configuring Distributed Device Aliases
Lesson 2: Implementing Zoning
Lesson 3: Configuring NPIV and NPV
Lesson 4: Configuring Fibre Channel Over IP

Module 7: Data Center Infrastructure Maintenance, Management, and Operations

Lesson 1: Configuring System Management
Lesson 2: Configuring Infrastructure Monitoring