Cisco® Data Center Infrastructure v6.2 (DCII)

This course 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 the 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.

Cisco® Data Center Infrastructure v6.2 (DCII)

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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the student will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Configure RSTP, MST, and port channels and implement Cisco FabricPath, OTV, VXLAN, and LISP
  • Configure first-hop redundancy, routing, and multicast in the data center
  • Configure user management and implement system security features on Nexus switches
  • Perform basic Fibre Channel configuration, manage Fibre Channel domains, and implement Fibre Channel port security and binding
  • Configure FCoE
  • Configure distributed device aliases, zoning, NPV, and FCIP
  • Configure system management and infrastructure monitoring


    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Data Center Protocols
  • Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Configuring Port Channels
  • Configuring Fabric Extenders
  • Implementing Cisco FabricPath
  • Understanding Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization
  • Implementing VXLAN
  • Implementing LISP
  • 2 - Layer 3 Switching Features in the Data Center
  • Configuring First-Hop Redundancy
  • Configuring Routing
  • Configuring IP Multicast
  • 3 - Data Center Infrastructure Security
  • Configuring User Management
  • Configuring System Security Features
  • 4 - Data Center Infrastructure Storage Fabric
  • Basic Fibre Channel Configuration
  • Managing Domains
  • Implementing Port Security and Fabric Binding
  • 5 - FCoE Unified Fabric
  • Describing FCoE
  • Implementing FCoE
  • 6 - Data Center Infrastructure Storage Services
  • Configuring Distributed Device Aliases
  • Implementing Zoning
  • Configuring NPIV and NPV
  • Configuring Fibre Channel Over IP
  • 7 - Data Center Infrastructure Maintenance, Management, and Operations
  • Configuring System Management
  • Configuring Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    The primary audience for this course are as follows:

    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

    Other Prerequisites

    The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

    Describe data center networking concepts

    Describe data center storage concepts

    Describe data center virtualization

    Describe Cisco Unified Computing System

    Describe data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco ACI and UCS Director

    Identify products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and MDS families

    Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs, including switching and routing

    Cisco® Data Center Infrastructure v6.2 (DCII)

    Course Length : 5 Days (40 Hours)

    There are currently no scheduled dates for this course. Please contact us for more information.

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