Cisco DCICT – Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v6.2

The course covers foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies, including networking technologies, data center network virtualization, unified computing, data center automation and orchestration, and Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™).

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
IT professionals with one to three years of experience in these roles: Data center engineer / Network administrator / Network engineer / System administrator / Systems engineer / Network designer / Consulting systems engineer / Technical solutions architect

what you will learn

What you will learn

Upon completion you will know how to:

  • Describe switch virtualization
  • Describe machine virtualization
  • Describe network virtualization, including overlays, virtual switches, and the Cisco Nexus® 1000V solution
  • Describe Cisco FabricPath
  • Describe Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) connectivity
  • Describe Ethernet port channels and virtual Port Channels (vPCs)
  • Describe Cisco Unified Fabric
  • Identify Cisco UCS components
  • Describe the Cisco UCS organizational hierarchy and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Describe how to deploy servers in Cisco UCS
  • Describe the purpose and advantages of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  • Describe cloud computing basic concepts
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director and its functional blocks and deployment models
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director orchestration features: policies, virtual data centers, workflows, and catalogs
  • Describe Cisco ACI, traffic forwarding through the Cisco ACI fabric, and programming and orchestration capabilities
  • Explain the traffic forwarding mechanisms in Cisco ACI
  • Describe the programmability and orchestration capabilities of Cisco ACI


In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

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

Course Outline

Cisco Data Center Network Virtualization

  • Describing Switch Virtualization
  • Describing Machine Virtualization
  • Describing Network Virtualization

Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration

  • Describing Cisco FabricPath
  • Describing Cisco Fabric Extender
  • Describing Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
  • Describing Cisco Unified Fabric

Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Describing Cisco UCS Components
  • Cisco UCS RBAC
  • Deploying Servers in Cisco UCS

Data Center Automation and Orchestration

  • Using Application Programming Interfaces
  • Cloud Computing
  • Describing Cisco UCS Director
  • Using Cisco UCS Director for Orchestration

Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure

  • Describing Cisco ACI
  • Describing Cisco ACI Traffic Forwarding
  • Programming and Orchestrating Cisco ACI

Lab outline

  • Configure Virtual Routing and Forwarding by Using SSH
  • Explore the Elements of Virtual Device Contexts
  • Install VMware ESXi and vCenter
  • Configure Cisco FabricPath
  • Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
  • Configure Virtual Port Channels
  • Configure Virtual Port Channels with FEX
  • Configure Unified Ports on a Cisco Nexus Switch and Implement FCoE
  • Explore the Cisco UCS Server Environment
  • Configure Local RBAC
  • Configure Cisco UCS to Boot Servers from SAN
  • Configure Cisco NX-OS with APIs
  • Explore the Management Information Tree of the Cisco UCS Manager XML API
  • Configure User Accounts in Cisco UCS Director
  • Add Virtual and Physical Accounts to Cisco UCS Director
  • Customize Cisco UCS Director
  • Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities
  • Use Cisco UCS Director Orchestration Features

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