Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII)

Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) v6.0 is a five-day instructor-led course that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP© Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is implementation of LAN, SAN, and Data Center Unified Fabric using Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus switches, and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders (FEXs). The course provides rich, hands-on experience of implementing Cisco data center infrastructure.

Course Outline

Module 1: Data Center Protocols

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol

  • Lesson 2: Configuring Port Channels

  • Lesson 3: Configuring Fabric Extenders

  • Lesson 4: Implementing Cisco FabricPath

  • Lesson 5: Understanding Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization

  • Lesson 6: Implementing VXLAN

  • Lesson 7: Implementing LISP


Module 2: Layer 3 Switching Features in the Data Center

  • Lesson 1: Configuring First-Hop Redundancy

  • Lesson 2: Configuring Routing

  • Lesson 3: Configuring IP Multicast


Module 3: Data Center Infrastructure Security

  • Lesson 1: Configuring User Management

  • Lesson 2: Configuring System Security Features


Module 4: Data Center Infrastructure Storage Fabric

  • Lesson 1: Basic Fibre Channel Configuration

  • Lesson 2: Managing Domains

  • Lesson 3: Implementing Port Security and Fabric Binding


Module 5: FCoE Unified Fabric

  • Lesson 1: Describing FCoE

  • Lesson 2: Implementing FCoE


Module 6: Data Center Infrastructure Storage Services

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Distributed Device Aliases

  • Lesson 2: Implementing Zoning

  • Lesson 3: Configuring NPIV and NPV

  • Lesson 4: Configuring Fibre Channel Over IP


Module 7: Data Center Infrastructure Maintenance, Management, and Operations

  • Lesson 1: Configuring System Management

  • Lesson 2: Configuring Infrastructure Monitoring


LABS:


  • Guided Lab 1: Configure Layer 2 Switching

  • Guided Lab 2: Configure Port Channels

  • Guided Lab 3: Configure FEX

  • Guided Lab 4: Configure Cisco FabricPath

  • Guided Lab 5: Configure OTV

  • Guided Lab 6: Configure VXLAN

  • Guided Lab 7: Configure VRRP

  • Guided Lab 8: Configure OSPF

  • Guided Lab 9: Configure User Management Security Features

  • Guided Lab 10: Configure System Security Features

  • Guided Lab 11: Configure Fibre Channel

  • Guided Lab 12: Manage Domains and Configure Persistent FCIDs

  • Guided Lab 13: Configure Fabric Binding and Port Security

  • Guided Lab 14: Configure FCoE

  • Guided Lab 15: Configure Device Aliases

  • Guided Lab 16: Configure Zoning

  • Guided Lab 17: Configure NPV

  • Guided Lab 18: Configure System Management

  • Guided Lab 19: Implement Infrastructure Monitoring

Audience


  • Systems and field engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series switches and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series fabric extenders

  • Data center engineers and managers, program managers, and project managers