This course is aimed at providing data center architects with the knowledge and skills needed to design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center unified fabrics, and virtualization solutions based on the Fabric Extenders (FEXs), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), 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.
This course is part of the following Certifications:
- Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP Data Center)
- Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Design Specialist (CDCNIDS)
- Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Design Specialist
The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course are as follows:
- Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) certification
- Knowledge that is covered in the Cisco Nexus product family courses
- Knowledge that is covered in the Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions, Version 2.1 (DESGN) course
- Knowledge that is covered in the Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions v4.0 with NXOS v5.0! (DCSNS) course
Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these overall objectives:
- Evaluate data center solution design and design process in regards to the contemporary data center challenges, Cisco Data Center Architecture solution, and components
- Provide a comprehensive and detailed overview of technologies used in data centers, and describe scalability implications and their possible use in cloud environments
- Design data center connections and topologies in the core layer
- Present and design data center storage designs, solutions, and limitations of various storage technologies
- Design secure data centers to be 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 data center equipment and applications
Who should attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:
- Data center designers, data center administrators, and system engineers.
The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
- Data center engineers and managers.