Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0

A a course aimed at providing data center designers with the knowledge and skills needed to design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center unified fabrics, and virtualization solutions.

Program Overview

The Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) v5.0 is a course aimed at providing data center designers with the knowledge and skills needed to design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center unified fabrics, and virtualization solutions based on the Cisco Fabric Extenders (FEXs), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Cisco FabricPath, and equipment and link virtualization technologies.

The course describes the Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric solutions, and explains how to evaluate existing data center infrastructure, determine the requirements, and design the Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric solution based on Cisco products and technologies.

To participate in the hands-on labs in this class, you need to bring a laptop computer with the following:

We recommend using at least a Pentium 4 or better and 1 GB of RAM or more.
We recommend running Windows XP Professional SP3 or greater (Vista & Windows 7/8).
Mac & Linux machines are also supported.
Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or greater or Mozilla Firefox. (Safari and Mozilla Firefox for Mac OSX)
All students are required to have administrator rights to their PCs and cannot be logged in to a domain using any Group Policies that will limit their machine’s capabilities.
If you do not have administrator rights to your PC, you at least need permissions to download, install, and run Cisco Any Connect Client.
If you are participating in a WebEx event, it is highly recommended to take this class at a location that has bandwidth speeds at a minimum of 1 Mbps bandwidth speeds.

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Program Information

Provide a comprehensive and detailed overview of technologies used in data centers, and describe scalability implications and their possible use in cloud environments
Design data center connections and topologies in the core layer
Explain and design data center storage designs, solutions, and limitations of various storage technologies
Design secure data centers that are protected from application-based threats, network security threats, and physical security threats
Design data center infrastructure that is required to implement network-based application services
Design data center management to facilitate monitoring, managing, and provisioning of data center equipment and applications

Who Is This Program For?

1. The primary audience for this course is Data center designers, data center administrators, and system engineers.
2. The secondary audience for this course is Data center engineers and managers.
3. The tertiary audience for this course is Program and project managers.

Recommended: The recommended knowledge and skills that a learner should have to attend this course can be obtained in the following courses: Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) and Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

Course Contents

Cisco Data Center Solutions

Defining the Data Center

Categorize general data center solution components
Define the baseline technology and terminology used in data center solutions
Analyze business, technical, and environmental challenges
Recognize the cloud computing paradigm, terms, and concepts
Recognize the importance of virtualization technologies and solutions for data center evolution

Identifying the Cisco Data Center Solution

Evaluate the Cisco Data Center architectural framework
Evaluate the Cisco Data Center architectural framework network component
Evaluate the Cisco Data Center architectural framework storage component

Designing the Cisco Data Center Solution

Describe the design process for the Cisco Data Center solution
Assess the deliverables of the Cisco Data Center solution
Describe Cisco Validated Designs

Data Center Technologies

Designing Layer 2 and Layer 3 Switching
Understand and explain hardware-forwarding architectures
Describe IP addressing considerations and IP routing technologies

Virtualizing Data Center Components
Identify device virtualization mechanisms
Design virtualized solutions using VDCs
Design virtualized services using contexts on firewalling and load-balancing devices
Design virtualized services using virtual appliances

Designing Layer 2 Multipathing Technologies
Explain link virtualization technologies that allow for scaling of the network
Design solutions using vPCs and MEC Design solutions using Cisco FabricPath

Data Center Topologies

Designing the Data Center Core Layer Network
Identify the need for the data center core layer
Design a Layer 3 data center core layer
Design a Layer 2 data center core layer
Evaluate designs using data center collapsed core

Designing the Data Center Aggregation Layer
Describe classical aggregation layer designs
Design the aggregation layer with VDCs
Design the aggregation layer using Cisco Unified Fabric
Design the aggregation layer with IP storage-related specifics in mind

Designing the Data Center Access Layer
Describe the classic access layer designs and design issues
Design the access layer with vPC and MEC
Design the access layer with FEXs
Design the access layer with Cisco Unified Fabric

Designing the Data Center Virtualized Access Layer
Define the virtual access layer
Describe the virtual access layer solutions within virtual machine hosts
Design solutions with Cisco Adapter FEX
Design solutions with Cisco VM-FEX
Design solutions with the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch

Designing High Availability
Design high availability for IP-based services
Design high availability by implementing link aggregation
Design high availability of services using IP routing and FHRPs
Provide high availability with RHI
Design high availability of services using LISP

Designing Data Center Interconnects
Identify the reasons for data center interconnects
Describe data center interconnect technologies
Design data center interconnects using Cisco OTV
Describe storage replication technologies

Data Center Storage

Introducing SAN
Explain data storage and Fibre Channel basic terms
Explain Fibre Channel basic concepts
Explain Fibre Channel flow control mechanisms

Designing SAN
Explain different storage designs and topologies
Design SANs using Cisco best practices and Cisco Validated Designs
Design scalable SANs with provisions for multitenancy

Designing Unified Fabric
Explain flow control when using FCoE
Explain the use of FIP
Describe different design options with unified fabric networks
Design unified fabric deployments with FEXs

Designing SAN Services
Identify the need for SAN-based Fibre Channel services
Design SAN-based Fibre Channel services
Explain SAN replication
Design long-distance Fibre Channel interconnects
Present design examples and use cases for various SAN long-distance acceleration solutions

Data Center Security

Designing Data Center Application Security
Identify the need for data center security technologies
Describe characteristics of firewalls Position security appliances within data center networks
Design secure communication on multiple layers

Designing Link Security Technologies and Device Hardening
Identify design requirements for Cisco TrustSec
Describe device-hardening technologies
Design secure management networks

Designing Storage Security
Design secure SANs
Explain security solutions for data encryption
Outline security implications for IP-based storage

Data Center Application Services

Designing Data Center Application Architecture
Explain application architecture and design
Explain application tiering
Explain application optimization technologies

Designing Application Services
Explain server load-balancing technologies
Add application services to an existing data center
Explain contexts
Design secure application load-balancing solutions

Designing Global Load Balancing
Explain the need for GSLB Design a GSLB solution
Explain protocols that are used for site selection and site monitoring
Explain the site selection process

Data Center Management

Designing Data Center Management Solutions
Describe the need for network management
Describe Cisco Data Center management products
Describe scalability limitations
Secure management in multitenant environments

Labs

Design a Migration to vPC
Become Familiar with the Lab Equipment
Explore VDCs
Examine vPC
Explore Cisco FabricPath
Connect FEXs
Interconnect Data Centers with Cisco OTV
Design VLAN Extension
Design Cisco Unified Fabric

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