Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD)

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The Designing Cisco Unified Fabric (DCUFD v3.0) course is replacing the DCNID v2.0 with several major updates. Lab exercises have been added to enable the designer to get exposure to the Nexus product line in a solution level Data Center Architecture. The Unified Fabric approach to the Data Center is the primary focus but DCUFD v3.0 also discusses the Ethernet based Data Center. FCoE and Fiber Channels considerations are covered in the context of the evolving UCS, Nexus, MDS, and CAT6K product updates. The student experiences the concepts first hand with labs such as Data Center High Availability and OTV (overlay transfer protocol). The DCUFD course is a five-day instructor-led course aimed at providing data center and designers with the knowledge and skills needed to identify customer requirements across the entire Cisco data center products and solutions portfolio. Students will be able to design secure, stable, and highly-available data center networks consisting of access, aggregation, and core layers with a focus on data center switching platforms and their associated application components.

Who should attend

    Data Center Architects
    Data Center System Engineers
    Cisco Channel Reseller System Engineers
    Customers interested in Cisco Data Center Architectures

Prerequisites : CCDA

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

    Describe the data center network architecture design basics, challenges, and environmental
    Describe the Cisco data center network equipment
    Explain virtualization principles that are used in data center networks
    Explain server virtualization concepts
    Design data center services and security
    List data center standards, trends, and sizing guidelines

Course Content

Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) v3.0 is a five-day course that teaches you how to design a data center unified network.

The DCUFD course is part of the curriculum path leading to the Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Design Specialist certification.

DCUFD covers the Cisco high-end switching portfolio, architectural components of Cisco Nexus and Cisco Catalyst switching lines, Cisco IOS and NX-OS software architecture, as well as management from the network design perspective.

The course describes how to design a data center network architecture using the above equipment either as an Ethernet-only data center, or as a data center using unified fabric. Also described are the features of these data center class platforms ranging from continuous operation, resiliency, and virtualization to power efficiency and management.

Included in DCUFD v3.0 are also various service modules and line cards for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches and Cisco ASA 5500 Adaptive Security Appliances. Additionally, this course introduces the Cisco Application Networking Services (ANS) portfolio, including ACE module and ACE appliance.

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