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Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN v6.2)

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics and benefits of the Ethernet protocol. List Ethernet standardization.

  • Describe the OSI and TCP/IP models

  • Describe IPv4 and IPv6 network layer addressing

  • Describe the packet delivery process

  • Compare and contrast TCP/IP with the OSI model

  • Examine the Cisco Data Center network architectures, the 2- and the 3-tier network design, and the spine/leaf network design.

  • Describe Cisco Nexus products and explain basic functionalities and tools of Cisco NX-OS.

  • Describe VLANs

  • Describe issues with STP

  • Describe the routing process on Nexus switches

  • Describe Layer 3 first hop redundancy

  • Describe and configure user security features

  • Describe ACL object groups

  • Describe storage connectivity options in the Data Center. Compare iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and NAS connectivity for remote server storage.

  • Describe Fibre Channel storage networking

  • Describe VSANs

  • Describe communication between the initiator and target

  • Describe Fibre Channel zone types and their uses

  • Describe NPV and NPIV

  • Describe data center Ethernet enhancements that provide a lossless fabric

  • Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet

  • Describe the components of a Cisco UCS server

  • Describe the Cisco UCS physical connectivity for a Fabric Interconnect cluster

  • Describe the Cisco UCS Manager interfaces



Module 1: Network Protocols and Host-to-Host Communication

  1. Lesson 1-1: Describing Ethernet Functions and Standards

  2. Lesson 1-2: Describing Ethernet Hardware and Switching

  3. Lesson 1-3: Describing OSI and TCP/IP Models

  4. Lesson 1-4: Describing IPv4 and IPv6 Network Layer Addressing

  5. Lesson 1-5: Describing Packet Delivery on a Hierarchical Network

  6. Lesson 1-6: Describing the TCP/IP Transport Layer

Module 2: Basic Data Center Networking Concepts

  1. Lesson 2-1: Describing Data Center Network Architectures

  2. Lesson 2-2: Describing the Cisco Nexus Family and NX-OS

  3. Lesson 2-3: Implementing VLANs and Trunks

  4. Lesson 2-4: Describing Redundant Switched Topologies

Module 3: Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts

  1. Lesson 3-1: Describing the Routing Process on Nexus Switches

  2. Lesson 3-2: Describing Routing Protocols on Nexus Switches

  3. Lesson 3-3: Describing Layer 3 First Hop Redundancy

  4. Lesson 3-4: Describing AAA on Nexus Switches

  5. Lesson 3-5: Describing ACLs on Nexus Switches

 Module 4: Basic Data Center Storage

  1. Lesson 4-1: Describing Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center

  2. Lesson 4-2: Describing Fiber Channel Storage Networking

  3. Lesson 4-3: Describing VSANs

 Module 5: Advanced Data Center Storage

  1. Lesson 5-1: Describing Communication Between Initiator and Target

  2. Lesson 5-2: Describing Fiber Channel Zone Types and Their Uses

  3. Lesson 5-3: Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV

  4. Lesson 5-4: Describing Data Center Ethernet Enhancements

  5. Lesson 5-5: Describing Fiber Channel over Ethernet

Module 6: Cisco UCS Architecture

  1. Lesson 6-1: Describing Cisco UCS Server Hardware Components

  2. Lesson 6-2: Cisco UCS Physical Connectivity for a Fabric Interconnect Cluster

  3. Lesson 6-3: Describing the Cisco UCS Manager Interfaces

Lab Details:

  1. • Guided Lab 1: Use the DCICN Lab System

  2. • Guided Lab 2: Explore LAN Communication

  3. • Guided Lab 3: Explore Protocol Analysis

  4. • Guided Lab 4: Explore TCP and UDP Communication

  5. • Guided Lab 5: Explore the Cisco NX-OS Command Line Interface

  6. • Guided Lab 6: Explore Topology Discovery and Documentation

  7. • Guided Lab 7: Implement VLANs and Trunks

  8. • Guided Lab 8: Map a Spanning Tree and Configure Port Channels

  9. • Guided Lab 9: Implement Multilayer Switching

  10. • Guided Lab 10: Configure OSPF

  11. • Guided Lab 11: Configure EIGRP

  12. • Guided Lab 12: Configure HSRP

  13. • Guided Lab 13: Configure AAA and Secure Remote Administration

  14. • Guided Lab 14: Configure ACLs

  15. • Guided Lab 15: Configure VSANs

  16. • Guided Lab 16: Validate FLOGI and FCNS

  17. • Guided Lab 17: Configure Zoning

The information, abilities, and states of mind that a student is required to have before going to this course are as per the following:

  • Great comprehension of systems administration conventions

  • Great comprehension of the VMware condition

  • Fundamental PC education

  • Essential learning of Microsoft Windows working frameworks

  • Essential Internet utilization aptitudes

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