Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0 - DCUFD (Professional)

Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0 - DCUFD (Professional) Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

Price: $3,695.00

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The Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) v5.0 is a five-day instructor-led course aimed at providing data center designers with the knowledge and skills needed to design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center unified fabrics, and virtualization solutions based on the Cisco Fabric Extenders (FEXs), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Cisco 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.

To participate in the hands-on labs in this class, you need to bring a laptop computer with the following:

- We recommend using at least a Pentium 4 or better and 1 GB of RAM or more.
- We recommend running Windows XP Professional SP3 or greater (Vista & Windows 7/8).
- Mac & Linux machines are also supported.
- Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or greater or Mozilla Firefox. (Safari and Mozilla Firefox for Mac OSX)
- All students are required to have administrator rights to their PCs and cannot be logged in to a domain using any Group Policies that will limit their machine's capabilities.
- If you do not have administrator rights to your PC, you at least need permissions to download, install, and run Cisco Any Connect Client.
- If you are participating in a WebEx event, it is highly recommended to take this class at a location that has bandwidth speeds at a minimum of 1 Mbps bandwidth speeds.

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Contact us to customize this class with your own dates, times and location. You can also call 1-888-563-8266 or chat live with a Learning Consultant.

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Intended Audience for this Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0 - DCUFD (Professional) Course

  • » Data center designers, data center administrators, and system engineers
  • » Data center engineers and managers
  • » Program and project managers

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Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0 - DCUFD (Professional) Course Objectives

  • » Evaluate the data center solution design and design process regarding contemporary data center challenges, Cisco Data Center Architecture solution, and components
  • » Technologies used in data centers, scalability implications, and their possible use in cloud environments
  • » Design data center connections and topologies in the core layer
  • » Design data center storage designs, solutions, and limitations of various storage technologies
  • » Design secure data centers that are 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 of data center equipment and applications

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Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0 - DCUFD (Professional) Course Outline

      1. Cisco Data Center Solutions
        1. Defining the Data Center
          1. Categorizing general data center solution components
          2. Baseline technology and terminology used in data center solutions
          3. Analyzing business, technical, and environmental challenges
          4. Recognizing the cloud computing paradigm, terms, and concepts
          5. Recognizing the importance of virtualization technologies and solutions for data center evolution
        2. Identifying the Cisco Data Center Solution
          1. Evaluating the Cisco Data Center architectural framework
          2. Evaluating the Cisco Data Center architectural framework network component
          3. Evaluating the Cisco Data Center architectural framework storage component
        3. Designing the Cisco Data Center Solution
          1. Design process for the CiscData Center solution
          2. Assessing the deliverables of the Cisco Data Center solution
          3. Cisco Validated Designs
      2. Data Center Technologies
        1. Designing Layer 2 and Layer 3 Switching
          1. Hardware-forwarding architectures
          2. IP addressing considerations and IP routing technologies
        2. Virtualizing Data Center Components
          1. Device virtualization mechanisms
          2. Designing virtualized solutions using VDCs
          3. Designing virtualized services using contexts on firewalling and load-balancing devices
          4. Designing virtualized services using virtual appliances
        3. Designing Layer 2 Multipathing Technologies
          1. Link virtualization technologies that allow for scaling of the network
          2. Designing solutions using vPCs and MEC
          3. Designing solutions using Cisco FabricPath
      3. Data Center Topologies
        1. Designing the Data Center Core Layer Network
          1. Need for the data center core layer
          2. Designing a Layer 3 data center core layer
          3. Designing a Layer 2 data center core layer
          4. Evaluating designs using data center collapsed core
        2. Designing the Data Center Aggregation Layer
          1. Classical aggregation layer designs
          2. Designing the aggregation layer with VDCs
          3. Designing the aggregation layer using Cisco Unified Fabric
          4. Designing the aggregation layer with IP storage-related specifics in mind
        3. Designing the Data Center Access Layer
          1. Classic access layer designs and design issues
          2. Designing the access layer with vPC and MEC
          3. Designing the access layer with FEXs
          4. Designing the access layer with Cisco Unified Fabric
        4. Designing the Data Center Virtualized Access Layer
          1. Virtual access layer
          2. Virtual access layer solutions within virtual machine hosts
          3. Designing solutions with Cisco Adapter FEX
          4. Designing solutions with Cisco VM-FEX
          5. Designing solutions with the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch
        5. Designing High Availability
          1. Designing high availability for IP-based services
          2. Designing high availability by implementing link aggregation
          3. Designing high availability of services using IP routing and FHRPs
          4. Providing high availability with RHI
          5. Designing high availability of services using LISP
        6. Designing Data Center Interconnects
          1. Reasons for data center interconnects
          2. Data center interconnect technologies
          3. Designing data center interconnects using Cisco OTV
          4. Storage replication technologies
      4. Data Center Storage
        1. Introducing SAN
          1. Data storage and Fibre Channel basic terms
          2. Fibre Channel basic concepts
          3. Fibre Channel flow control mechanisms
        2. Designing SAN
          1. Explore different storage designs and topologies
          2. Designing SANs using Cisco best practices and Cisco Validated Designs
          3. Designing scalable SANs with provisions for multitenancy
        3. Designing Unified Fabric
          1. Flow control when using FCoE
          2. Using FIP
          3. Different design options with unified fabric networks
          4. Designing unified fabric deployments with FEXs
        4. Designing SAN Services
          1. Need for SAN-based Fibre Channel services
          2. Designing SAN-based Fibre Channel services
          3. SAN replication
          4. Designing long-distance Fibre Channel interconnects
          5. Presenting design examples and use cases for various SAN long-distance acceleration solutions
      5. Data Center Security
        1. Designing Data Center Application Security
          1. Need for data center security technologies
          2. Characteristics of firewalls
          3. Positioning security appliances within data center networks
          4. Designing secure communication on multiple layers
        2. Designing Link Security Technologies and Device Hardening
          1. Design requirements for Cisco TrustSec
          2. Device-hardening technologies
          3. Desiginging secure management networks
        3. Designing Storage Security
          1. Designing secure SANs
          2. Security solutions for data encryption
          3. Outline security implications for IP-based storage
      6. Data Center Application Services
        1. Designing Data Center Application Architecture
          1. Application architecture and design
          2. Application tiering
          3. Application optimization technologies
        2. Designing Application Services
          1. Server load-balancing technologies
          2. Adding application services to an existing data center
          3. Contexts
          4. Designing secure application load-balancing solutions
        3. Designing Global Load Balancing
          1. Need for GSLB
          2. Designing a GSLB solution
          3. Protocols that are used for site selection and site monitoring
          4. Site selection process
      7. Data Center Management
        1. Designing Data Center Management Solutions
          1. Need for network management
          2. Cisco Data Center management products
          3. Scalability limitations
          4. Secure management in multitenant environments
      8. Labs
        1. Case Study 1: Design a Migration to vPC
        2. Lab 1: Explore VDCs
        3. Lab 2: Examine vPC
        4. Lab 3: Explore Cisco FabricPath
        5. Lab 4: Connect Cisco FEXs
        6. Lab 5: Interconnect Data Centers with Cisco OTV
        7. Case Study 3: Design VLAN Extension
        8. Case Study 4: Design Cisco Unified Fabric

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

David M.
- Networking expert with several Cisco certifications, including CCENT, CCNA, CCDA, CCSI, and CCVP. - Has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning. - Average rating of 8.75 out of 9 on student evaluation reports.

Bio:

David has been in the Networking field for the past eleven years and holds several Cisco certifications. He has been an instructor since 2005 and has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning.

David is an extremely enthusiastic trainer with a raw passion towards teaching and delivering Cisco information and takes great pride in his career as an instructor, which has lead him to develop and deliver the class in his own unique way; very professional and knowledgeable, yet pleasant and enjoyable. His classes have a high passing rate for students taking certification exams, and averages 8.75 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Michael G.
- Over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer.
- An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, as well as select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.
- High-skilled and acclaimed instructor. Has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning.

Bio:

Michael has over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer. An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, Michael also teaches select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.

Michael's dedication and passion for teaching is unmatched. He has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning since 2006 and his evaluation scores average 8.7 out of 9.
William D.
- Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania, in addition to several IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of experience in the IT industry; background ranges from engineering, administration and escalation support in networks.

Bio:

William is a highly-skilled IT professional with Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania. He has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years, with experience in engineering, administration and escalation support in networks ranging from small to large scale complex enterprise environments.

As a Cisco and CompTIA Subject Matter Expert, he holds several certifications, including Cisco CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE. William is one of NetCom's top trainers, consistently scoring high marks in student evaluations.

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