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Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies

The Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR) v1.0 course helps you prepare for the Cisco® CCNP® Data Center and CCIE® Data Center certifications and for advanced-level data center roles. In this course, you will master the skills and technologies you need to implement data center compute, LAN and SAN infrastructure. You will also learn the essentials of automation and security in data centers. You will get hands-on experience with deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining Cisco data center infrastructure including: Cisco MDS Switches and Cisco Nexus Switches; Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) B-Series Blade Servers, and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers.

This course, including the 3 days of self-paced material, helps prepare you to take the exam, Implementing Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (300-601 DCCOR), which leads to to the new CCNP Data Center, CCIE Data Center, and the Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center Core certifications. The exam will be available beginning February 24, 2020.

Who should attend

Network designers
Network administrators
Network engineers
Systems engineers
Data center engineers
Consulting systems engineers
Technical solutions architects
Field engineers
Cisco integrators and partners
Server administrator
Network manager

Learning Objectives

Implement routing and switching protocols in Data Center environment
Implement overlay networks in data center
Introduce high-level Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) concepts and Cisco Virtual Machine manager (VMM) domain integration
Describe Cisco Cloud Service and deployment models
Implement Fibre Channel fabric
Implement Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) unified fabric
Implement security features in data center
Implement software management and infrastructure monitoring
Implement Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect and Server abstraction
Implement SAN connectivity for Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®)
Describe Cisco HyperFlex™ infrastructure concepts and benefits
Implement Cisco automation and scripting tools in data center
Evaluate automation and orchestration technologies


To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
Familiarity with SANs
Familiarity with Fibre Channel protocol
Identify products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and Cisco MDS families
Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center architecture
Understanding of server system design and architecture
Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (such as VMware)

  • Course content

    Implementing Data Center Switching Protocols*

    Spanning Tree Protocol
    Port Channels Overview
    Virtual Port Channels Overview
    Implementing First-Hop Redundancy Protocols*

    Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) Overview
    Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) Overview
    First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP) for IPv6
    Implementing Routing in Data Center*

    Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) v2 and Open Settlement Protocol (OSP) v3
    Border Gateway Protocol
    Implementing Multicast in Data Center*

    IP Multicast in Data Center Networks
    Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) and Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD)
    Multicast Distribution Trees and Routing Protocols
    IP Multicast on Cisco Nexus Switches
    Implementing Data Center Overlay Protocols

    Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization
    Virtual Extensible LAN
    Implementing Network Infrastructure Security*

    User Accounts and Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
    Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) and SSH on Cisco NX-OS
    Keychain Authentication
    First Hop Security
    Media Access Control Security
    Control Plane Policing
    Describing Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure

    Cisco ACI Overview, Initialization, and Discovery
    Cisco ACI Management
    Cisco ACI Fabric Access Policies
    Describing Cisco ACI Building Blocks and VMM Domain Integration

    Tenant-Based Components
    Cisco ACI Endpoints and Endpoint Groups (EPG)
    Controlling Traffic Flow with Contracts
    Virtual Switches and Cisco ACI VMM Domains
    VMM Domain EPG Association
    Cisco ACI Integration with Hypervisor Solutions
    Describing Packet Flow in Data Center Network*

    Data Center Traffic Flows
    Packet Flow in Cisco Nexus Switches
    Packet Flow in Cisco ACI Fabric
    Describing Cisco Cloud Service and Deployment Models

    Cloud Architectures
    Cloud Deployment Models
    Describing Data Center Network Infrastructure Management, Maintenance, and Operations*

    Time Synchronization
    Network Configuration Management
    Software Updates
    Network Infrastructure Monitoring
    Explaining Cisco Network Assurance Concepts*

    Need for Network Assurance
    Cisco Streaming Telemetry Overview
    Implementing Fibre Channel Fabric

    Fibre Channel Basics
    Virtual Storage Area Network (VSAN) Overview
    SAN Port Channels Overview
    Fibre Channel Domain Configuration Process
    Implementing Storage Infrastructure Services

    Distributed Device Aliases
    N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV) and N-Port Virtualization (NPV)
    Fibre Channel over IP
    Network Access Server (NAS) Concepts
    Storage Area Network (SAN) Design Options
    Implementing FCoE Unified Fabric

    Fibre Channel over Ethernet
    Describing FCoE
    FCoE Topology Options
    FCoE Implementation
    Implementing Storage Infrastructure Security*

    User Accounts and RBAC
    Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
    Fibre Channel Port Security and Fabric Binding
    Describing Data Center Storage Infrastructure Maintenance and Operations*

    Time Synchronization
    Software Installation and Upgrade
    Storage Infrastructure Monitoring
    Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors*

    Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
    Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
    Implementing Cisco Unified Computing Network Connectivity

    Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect
    Cisco UCS B-Series Connectivity
    Cisco UCS C-Series Integration
    Implementing Cisco Unified Computing Server Abstraction

    Identity Abstraction
    Service Profile Templates
    Implementing Cisco Unified Computing SAN Connectivity

    iSCSI Overview
    Fibre Channel Overview
    Implement FCoE
    Implementing Unified Computing Security

    User Accounts and RBAC
    Options for Authentication
    Key Management
    Introducing Cisco HyperFlex Systems*

    Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems Overview
    Cisco HyperFlex Solution
    Cisco HyperFlex Scalability and Robustness
    Describing Data Center Unified Computing Management, Maintenance, and Operations*

    Compute Configuration Management
    Software Updates
    Infrastructure Monitoring
    Cisco Intersight™
    Implementing Cisco Data Center Automation and Scripting Tools*

    Cisco NX-OS Programmability
    Scheduler Overview
    Cisco Embedded Event Manager Overview
    Bash Shell and Guest Shell for Cisco NX-OS
    Cisco Nexus API
    Describing Cisco Integration with Automation and Orchestration Software Platforms

    Cisco and Ansible Integration Overview
    Cisco and Puppet Integration Overview
    Python in Cisco NX-OS and Cisco UCS
    Describing Cisco Data Center Automation and Orchestration Technologies*

    Power On Auto Provisioning
    Cisco Data Center Network Manager Overview
    Cisco UCS Director Fundamentals
    Cisco UCS PowerTool
    * This section is self-study material that can be done at your own pace after the instructor-led portion of the course.

Duration: 5 days
Level: Professional
Price: £3495 + VAT

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