The Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID) course teaches design and deployment options focused on Cisco data center solutions and technologies across network, compute, virtualization, storage area networks, automation, and security.
You will learn design practices for the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) solution based on Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers, Cisco UCS Manager, and Cisco Unified Fabric. You will also gain design experience with network management technologies including Cisco UCS Manager. You can expect theoretical content as well as design-oriented case studies in the form of activities.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Choose the appropriate components and design a scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center
- Design data center network connectivity, including Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 forwarding
- Design virtual port channel (vPC), Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), and Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) in customer scenarios
- Describe management options in the LAN
- Describe hardware virtualization and Fabric Extender (FEX) technologies, including data center infrastructure management and automation options
- Design a data center storage network, including Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) options, Hyperconvergence, Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
- Describe the Cisco UCS C-Series and B-Series servers and distinguish among system-integrated stack solutions and management options for Cisco UCS domains
- Design authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA), role-based access control (RBAC) and resource parameters for a Cisco UCS domain, including resource pools and policies