Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure

The Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID) v7.0 course helps you master design and deployment options focused on Cisco® data center solutions and technologies across network, compute, virtualization, storage area networks, automation, and security. You will learn design practices for the

Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) solution based on Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers, Cisco UCS Manager, and Cisco Unified Fabric. You will also gain design experience with network management technologies including Cisco UCS Manager, Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM), and Cisco UCS Director. You can expect theoretical content as well as design-oriented case studies in the form of activities.

This course helps you prepare to take the exam, Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (300-610 DCID), which leads to the new CCNP® Data Center and Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center Design certifications.

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Who should attend
Network Designer
Network Administrator
Network Engineer
Systems Engineer
Consulting Systems Engineer
Technical Solutions Architect
Cisco Integrators/Partners
This course is part of the following Certifications:

Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center
Before taking this course, you should understand the following:

Implement data center networking [local area network (LAN) and storage area network (SAN)]
Describe data center storage
Implement data center virtualization
Implement Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS)
Implement data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco UCS Director
Describe products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) families
To fully benefit from this course, you should have completed the following courses or obtained the equivalent level of knowledge:

Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) or and
Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

Describe data center networking concepts
Describe data center storage concepts
Describe data center virtualization
Describe Cisco UCS
Describe data center automation and orchestration with a focus on Cisco ACI and Cisco UCS Director
Identify products in the Cisco data center Nexus and Cisco MDS families
Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs, including switching and routing
Course Objectives
After taking this course, you will be able to:

Describe the Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding options and protocols used in a data center
Describe the rack design options, traffic patterns, and data center switching layer access, aggregation, and core
Describe the Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) technology that is used to interconnect data centers
Describe Locator/ID separation protocol
Design a solution that uses Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) for traffic forwarding
Describe hardware redundancy options; how to virtualize the network, compute, and storage functions; and virtual networking in the data center
Describe solutions that use fabric extenders and compare Cisco Adapter Fabric Extender (FEX) with single root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV)
Describe security threats and solutions in the data center
Describe advanced data center security technologies and best practices
Describe device management and orchestration in the data center
Describe the storage options for compute function and different Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) levels from a high-availability and performance perspective
Describe Fibre Channel concepts, topologies, architecture, and industry terms
Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
Describe security options in the storage network
Describe management and automation options for storage networking infrastructure
Describe Cisco UCS servers and use cases for various Cisco UCS platforms
Explain the connectivity options for fabric interconnects for southbound and northbound connections
Describe the hyperconverged solution and integrated systems
Describe the systemwide parameters for setting up a Cisco UCS domain
Describe role-based access control (RBAC) and integration with directory servers to control access rights on Cisco UCS Manager
Describe the pools that may be used in service profiles or service profile templates on Cisco UCS Manager
Describe the different policies in the service profile
Describe the Ethernet and Fibre Channel interface policies and additional network technologies
Describe the advantages of templates and the difference between initial and updated templates
Describe data center automation tools
Course Benefits

Make design choices for optimal data center infrastructure performance, virtualization, security, and automation
Master the practical and theoretical knowledge necessary to design a scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center based on Cisco technologies
Qualify for professional-level job roles in the high-demand area of enterprise-class data center environments
Follow On Courses
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)
Outline: Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)
Describing High Availability on Layer 2

Overview of Layer 2 High-Availability Mechanisms
Virtual Port Channels
Cisco FabricPath
Virtual Port Channel+
Designing Layer 3 Connectivity

First Hop Redundancy Protocols
Improve Routing Protocol Performance and Security
Enhance Layer 3 Scalability and Robustness
Designing Data Center Topologies

Data Center Traffic Flows
Cabling Challenges
Access Layer
Aggregation Layer
Core Layer
Spine-and-Leaf Topology
Redundancy Options
Designing Data Center Interconnects with Cisco OTV

Cisco OTV Overview
Cisco OTV Control and Data Planes
Failure Isolation
Cisco OTV Features
Optimize Cisco OTV
Evaluate Cisco OTV
Describing Locator/ID Separation Protocol

Locator/ID Separation Protocol
Location Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP) Virtual Machine (VM) Mobility
LISP Extended Subnet Mode (ESM) Multihop Mobility
LISP VPN Virtualization
Describing VXLAN Overlay Networks

Describe VXLAN Benefits over VLAN
Layer 2 and Layer 3 VXLAN Overlay
VXLAN Data Plane
Describing Hardware and Device Virtualization

Hardware-Based High Availability
Device Virtualization
Cisco UCS Hardware Virtualization
Server Virtualization
SAN Virtualization
N-Port ID Virtualization
Describing Cisco FEX Options

Cisco Adapter FEX
Access Layer with Cisco FEX
Cisco FEX Topologies
Virtualization-Aware Networking
Single Root I/O Virtualization
Cisco FEX Evaluation
Describing Basic Data Center Security

Threat Mitigation
Attack and Countermeasure Examples
Secure the Management Plane
Protect the Control Plane
RBAC and Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
Describing Advanced Data Center Security

Cisco TrustSec in Cisco Secure Enclaves Architecture
Cisco TrustSec Operation
Positioning the Firewall Within Data Center Networks
Cisco Firepower® Portfolio
Firewall Virtualization
Design for Threat Mitigation
Describing Management and Orchestration

Network and License Management
Cisco UCS Manager
Cisco UCS Director
Cisco Intersight
Cisco DCNM Overview
Describing Storage and RAID Options

Position DAS in Storage Technologies
Network-Attached Storage
Fibre Channel, FCoE, and Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)
Evaluate Storage Technologies
Describing Fibre Channel Concepts

Fibre Channel Connections, Layers, and Addresses
Fibre Channel Communication
Virtualization in Fibre Channel SAN
Describing Fibre Channel Topologies

SAN Parameterization
SAN Design Options
Choosing a Fibre Channel Design Solution
Describing FCoE

FCoE Protocol Characteristics
FCoE Communication
Data Center Bridging
FCoE Initialization Protocol
FCoE Design Options
Describing Storage Security

Common SAN Security Features
SAN Security Enhancements
Cryptography in SAN
Describing SAN Management and Orchestration

Cisco DCNM for SAN
Cisco DCNM Analytics and Streaming Telemetry
Cisco UCS Director in the SAN
Cisco UCS Director Workflows
Describing Cisco UCS Servers and Use Cases

Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
Fabric Interconnects and Blade Chassis
Cisco UCS B-Series Server Adapter Cards
Stateless Computing
Cisco UCS Mini
Describing Fabric Interconnect Connectivity

Use of Fabric Interconnect Interfaces
VLANs and VSANs in a Cisco UCS Domain
Southbound Connections
Northbound Connections
Disjoint Layer 2 Networks
Fabric Interconnect High Availability and Redundancy
Describing Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems

Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems Overview
Cisco HyperFlex™ Solution
Cisco HyperFlex Scalability and Robustness
Cisco HyperFlex Clusters
Cluster Capacity and Multiple Clusters on One Cisco UCS Domain
External Storage and Graphical Processing Units on Cisco HyperFlex
Cisco HyperFlex Positioning
Describing Cisco UCS Manager Systemwide Parameters

Cisco UCS Setup and Management
Cisco UCS Traffic Management
Describing Cisco UCS RBAC

Roles and Privileges
Organizations in Cisco UCS Manager
Locales and Effective Rights
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
Two-Factor Authentication
Describing Pools for Service Profiles

Global and Local Pools
Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) Suffix and Media Access Control (MAC) Address Pools
World Wide Name (WWN) Pools
Server and iSCSI Initiator IP Pools
Describing Policies for Service Profiles

Global vs. Local Policies
Storage and Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) Policies
Boot and Scrub Policies
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) and Maintenance Policies
Describing Network-Specific Adapters and Policies

LAN Connectivity Controls
SAN Connectivity Controls
Virtual Access Layer
Connectivity Enhancements
Describing Templates in Cisco UCS Manager

Cisco UCS Templates
Service Profile Templates
Network Templates
Designing Data Center Automation
Model-Driven Programmability

Cisco NX-API Overview
Programmability Using Python
Cisco Ansible Module
Use the Puppet Agent
Lab Outline

Design Virtual Port Channels
Design First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP)
Design Routing Protocols
Design Data Center Topology for a Customer
Design Data Center Interconnect Using Cisco OTV
Design Your VXLAN Network
Create a Cisco FEX Design
Design Management and Orchestration in a Cisco UCS Solution
Design a Fibre Channel Network
Design and Integrate an FCoE Solution
Design a Secure SAN
Design Cisco UCS Director for Storage Networking
Design a Cisco UCS Domain and Fabric Interconnect Cabling
Design a Cisco UCS C-Series Server Implementation
Design Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Network and Storage Connectivity
Design Systemwide Parameters in a Cisco UCS Solution
Design an LDAP Integration with a Cisco UCS Domain
Design Pools for Service Profiles in a Cisco UCS Solution
Design Network-Specific Adapters and Policies in a Cisco UCS Solution