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Designing Cisco Data Center Unified fabric

This course is aimed at providing data center architects with the knowledge and skills needed to design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center unified fabrics, and virtualization solutions based on the Fabric Extenders (FEXs), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), FabricPath, and equipment and link virtualization technologies.

The course describes the Cisco data center Unified Fabric solutions, and explains how to evaluate existing data center infrastructure, determine the requirements, and design the Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric solution based on Cisco products and technologies.

Target Audience:

The primary audience for this course is:

  • Data center designers, data center administrators, and system engineers.

The secondary audience for this course is:

  • Data center engineers and managers.

Certifications:

  • Cisco Unified Fabric Technology Design Specialist (CUFTDS)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP DATA CENTER)

Prior knowledge

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA DATA CENTER) certification
  • Knowledge that is covered in the Cisco Nexus product family courses
  • Knowledge that is covered in the Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions Version 2.1 (DESGN) course
  • Knowledge that is covered in the Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (DCSNS) course

Objectives:

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Evaluate data center solution design and design process in regards to the contemporary data center challenges, Cisco Data Center Architecture solution, and components
  • Provide a comprehensive and detailed overview of technologies used in data centers, and describe scalability implications and their possible use in cloud environments
  • Design data center connections and topologies in the core layer
  • Present and design data center storage designs, solutions, and limitations of various storage technologies
  • Design secure data centers to be protected from application-based threats, network security threats, and physical security threats
  • Design data center infrastructure that is required to implement network-based application services
  • Design data center management to facilitate monitoring, managing, and provisioning data center equipment and application

Course Outline:

1: Cisco Data Center Solutions

Identifying Data Center

  • Categorize general data center solution components
  • Define the baseline technology and terminology used in the data center solutions
  • Analyze business, technical, and environmental challenges
  • Recognize cloud computing paradigm, terms, and concepts
  • Recognize the importance of virtualization technologies and solutions for data center evolution

Identifying Cisco Data Center Solution

Objectives:

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Evaluate data center solution design and design process in regards to the contemporary data center challenges, Cisco Data Center Architecture solution, and components
  • Provide a comprehensive and detailed overview of technologies used in data centers, and describe scalability implications and their possible use in cloud environments
  • Design data center connections and topologies in the core layer
  • Present and design data center storage designs, solutions, and limitations of various storage technologies
  • Design secure data centers to be protected from application-based threats, network security threats, and physical security threats
  • Design data center infrastructure that is required to implement network-based application services
  • Design data center management to facilitate monitoring, managing, and provisioning data center equipment and application

Course Outline:

1: Cisco Data Center Solutions

Identifying Data Center

  • Categorize general data center solution components
  • Define the baseline technology and terminology used in the data center solutions
  • Analyze business, technical, and environmental challenges
  • Recognize cloud computing paradigm, terms, and concepts
  • Recognize the importance of virtualization technologies and solutions for data center evolution

Identifying Cisco Data Center Solution

  • Evaluate the Cisco data center architectural framework
  • Evaluate the Cisco data center architectural framework network component
  • Evaluate the Cisco data center architectural framework storage component

Defining Cisco Data Center Solution Design

  • Describe the design process for the Cisco Unified Computing solution
  • Assess the deliverables of the Cisco Unified Computing System solution

2: Data Center Technologies

Designing Layer 2 and Layer 3 Switching

  • Understand and explain hardware forwarding architectures
  • Describe IP addressing considerations and IP routing technologies

Virtualizing Data Center Components

  • Identify device virtualization mechanisms
  • Design virtualized solutions using VDCs
  • Design virtualized services using contexts on firewalling and load-balancing devices
  • Design virtualized services using virtual appliances

Designing Layer 2 Multi-Pathing Technologies

  • Explain link virtualization technologies that allow for scaling of the network
  • Design solutions using vPCs and MEC
  • Design solutions using FabricPath

3: Data Center Topologies

Designing Data Center Core Layer Network

  • Identify the need for the data center core layer
  • Design a Layer 3 data center core layer
  • Design a Layer 2 data center core layer
  • Evaluate designs using data center collapsed core

Designing Data Center Aggregation Layer

  • Describe classical aggregation layer designs
  • Design the aggregation layer with VDCs
  • Design the aggregation layer when using unified fabric
  • Design the aggregation layer with IP storage-related specifics in mind

Designing Data Center Access Layer

  • Describe the classical access layer designs and design issues
  • Design the access layer with vPC and MEC
  • Design the access layer with FEXs
  • Design the access layer with unified fabric

Designing Data Center Virtualized Access Layer

  • Define the virtual access layer
  • Describe the virtual access layer solutions within virtual machine hosts
  • Design solutions with adapter FEX
  • Design solutions with VM-FEX
  • Design solutions with Cisco Nexus 1000V switch

Designing High Availability

  • Design high availability for IP-based services
  • Design high availability by implementing link aggregation
  • Design high availability of services using IP routing and FHRPs
  • Provide high availability with RHI
  • Design high availability of services using LISP

Designing Data Center Interconnects

  • Identify the reasons for data center interconnects
  • Describe data center interconnect technologies
  • Design data center interconnects using OTV
  • Describe storage replication technologies

4: Data Center Storage

Introducing Storage Area Networking

  • List data storage and Fibre Channel basic terms
  • Explain Fibre Channel basic concepts
  • Explain Fibre Channel flow control mechanisms

Designing SAN

  • Explain different storage designs and topologies
  • Design SANs using Cisco best practices and CVDs
  • Design scalable SANs with provisions for multi-tenancy

Designing Unified Fabric

  • Explain flow control when using FCoE
  • Explain the use of FIP
  • Describe different design options with unified fabric networks
  • Design unified fabric deployments with fabric extenders

Designing SAN Services

  • Identify the need for SAN-based Fibre Channel services
  • Design SAN-based Fibre Channel services
  • Explain SAN replication
  • Design long-distance Fibre Channel interconnects
  • Present design examples and use cases for various SAN long-distance acceleration solutions

5: Data Center Security

Designing Data Center Application Security

  • Identify the need for data center security technologies
  • Describe characteristics of firewalls
  • Position security appliances within data center networks
  • Design secure communication on multiple layers

Designing Link Security Technologies and Device Hardening

  • Identify design requirements for TrustSec
  • Describe device hardening technologies
  • Design secure management networks

Designing Storage Security

  • Design secure SANs
  • List security solutions for data encryption
  • Outline security implications for IP-based storage

6: Data Center Application Services

Designing Data Center Application Architecture

  • Present application architecture and design
  • Explain application tiering
  • Explain application optimization technologies

Designing Application Services

  • Explain server load-balancing technologies
  • Add application services to an existing data center
  • Explain contexts
  • Design secure application load balancing solutions

Designing Global Load Balancing

  • Explain the need for global load balancing
  • Design a global load balancing solution
  • Explain protocols used for site selection and site monitoring
  • Explain the site selection process

7: Data Center Management

Designing Data Center Management Solutions

  • Describe the need for network management
  • Present Cisco data center management products
  • Describe scalability limitations
  • Secure management in multi-tenant environments

Course Labs and Case Studies

  • Case Study 1-1: Design a Migration to vPC
  • Lab 1-2: Familiarize with the Lab Equipment
  • Lab 3-1: Explore VDCs
  • Lab 3-2: Examine vPC
  • Lab 3-3: Explore FabricPath
  • Lab 3-4: Connect FEXs
  • Lab 3-5: Interconnect Data Centers with OTV
  • Case Study 3-6: Design VLAN Extension
  • Case Study 4-1: Design Unified Fabric

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Kurs-ID: QA-CDCUFD
Längd: 5 dagar
Pris exkl moms: 28 404 kr

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