The DCID – Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.2 course focuses on data center infrastructure design based on Cisco solutions and technologies. The course includes theoretical content as well as design-oriented case studies in the form of activities. The course is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles.
The course includes information on designing data centers with Cisco components and technologies. It covers network designs with virtualization, Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies and routing protocols, and data center interconnect design options. Also covered are device virtualization technologies such as virtual data centers and network function virtualization with virtual appliances, including virtual switches, virtual routers, and virtual firewalls. Storage and SAN design is also covered with explanations of Fibre Channel networks and Cisco Unified Fabric. Design practices for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) solution based on Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers, Cisco UCS Manager, and Cisco Unified Fabric are covered as well. You will review Network management technologies including UCS Manager, Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM), and UCS Director.
You’ll master the professional-level skills and technologies needed to design data center infrastructure based on Cisco and other industry pervasive technologies.
Digital courseware: Cisco now provides students with electronic courseware for this course. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via learningspace.cisco.com before they attend their first day of class. Please note that any electronic courseware or labs will not be available (visible) until the first day of the class.