Length
5 Days
Version
1.1

Overview

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 centre roles.

In this course, you will master the skills and technologies you need to implement data centre compute, LAN and SAN infrastructure. You will also learn the essentials of automation and security in data centres. You will get hands-on experience with deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining Cisco data centre 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.

The course includes additional self-study material that can be done at your own pace after the instructor-led portion of the course.

This course, including the self-paced material, helps prepare you to take the exam 350-601 (DCCOR), which leads to the new CCNP Data Center, CCIE Data Center, and the Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center Core certifications. The exam will be available from February 24, 2020.

Digital courseware: Cisco now provides students with electronic courseware for this course. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via learningspace.cisco.com before they attend their first day of class. Please note that any electronic courseware or labs will not be available (visible) until the first day of the class.

Key Topics

Detailed Info
  • Data Center Switching Protocols
  • Routing in Data Center
  • Data Center Overlay Protocols
  • Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure
  • Packet Flow in Data Center Network
  • Data Center Network Infrastructure Management, Maintenance, and Operations
  • FCoE Unified Fabric
  • Data Center Storage Infrastructure Maintenance and Operations
  • Cisco Unified Computing Server Abstraction
  • Unified Computing Security
  • Data Center Unified Computing Management, Maintenance, and Operations
  • Cisco Data Center Automation and Orchestration Technologies
  • First-Hop Redundancy Protocols
  • Multicast in Data Center
  • Network Infrastructure Security
  • Cisco ACI Building Blocks and VMM Domain Integration
  • Cisco Cloud Service and Deployment Models
  • Cisco Network Assurance Concepts
  • Fibre Channel Fabric
  • Storage Infrastructure Services
  • Storage Infrastructure Security
  • Cisco UCS Server Form Factors
  • Cisco Unified Computing Network Connectivity
  • Cisco Unified Computing SAN Connectivity
  • Cisco HyperFlex Systems
  • Cisco Data Center Automation and Scripting Tools
  • Cisco Integration with Automation and Orchestration Software Platforms
Skills Gained
Key Topics
Target Audience
Prerequisites

Skills Gained

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Implement routing and switching protocols in Data Centre environment
  • Implement overlay networks in data centre
  • 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 centre
  • 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 centre
  • Evaluate automation and orchestration technologies

Key Topics

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 Virtualisation
  • 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, Initialisation, 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 Synchronisation
  • 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
  • Zoning
  • 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 Synchronisation
  • 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.

Labs:

  • Configure Overlay Transport Visualization (OTV)
  • Configure Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • Explore the Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Implement Cisco ACI Access Policies and Out-of-Band Management
  • Implement Cisco ACI Tenant Policies
  • Integrate Cisco ACI with VMware
  • Configure Fibre Channel
  • Configure Device Aliases
  • Configure Zoning
  • Configure NPV
  • Configure FCoE
  • Provision Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster
  • Configure Server and Uplink Ports
  • Configure VLANs
  • Configure a Cisco UCS Server Profile Using Hardware Identities
  • Configure Basic Identity Pools
  • Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools
  • Configure an Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) Service Profile
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Program a Cisco Nexus Switch with Python

Target Audience

  • Network designers
  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Data centre engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Field engineers
  • Cisco integrators and partners
  • Server administrators
  • Network managers

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please email us at [email protected] or call +632 8244 2098.

 

Prerequisites

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)

These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:

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