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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.
Instructor did a great job, from experience this subject can be a bit dry to teach but he was able to keep it very engaging and made it much easier to focus.
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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
Module 2. Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration
Cisco Fabric Extender Connectivity
Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
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 Fabric
Programming and Orchestrating Cisco ACI