DCICT - Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

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In this course, you will be introduced to Cisco technologies and products that are deployed in the data center: network virtualization, network technologies, Unified computing, automation and orchestration, and the Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI). The introductory level of knowledge that is provided in these courses is targeted for individuals who can perform basic configuration tasks. The hands on lab exercises focus on configuring features on Cisco Nexus Operating System (Cisco NX-OS), Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), and Cisco UCS Director.

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  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1. Cisco Data Center Network Virtualization

Functional Planes of Cisco Nexus Switches
Cisco Nexus Operating System VRF Contexts
Virtual Device Contexts
Function of Overlays
Virtual Switches

Module 2. Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration

Cisco Fabric Extender Connectivity
Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
Cisco FabricPath
Unified Port Feature of Cisco Nexus Switches
Cisco Unified Fabric

Module 3. Cisco Unified Computing System

Data Center Server Connectivity
Cisco IMC Supervisor
Cisco UCS Manager Operations
Role-Based Access Control
Hardware Abstraction in Cisco UCS

Module 4. Data Center Automation and Orchestration

Utility of Application Programming Interfaces
Cloud Computing Basic Concepts
Cloud Attributes and Service Models
Cisco UCS Director
VDCs, Tenants, and Policies
Managing Catalogs and Templates
Reporting in Cisco UCS Director (CloudSense)

Module 5. Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure

Cisco ACI
Cisco ACI Fabric
Programming and Orchestrating Cisco ACI