CCNP Data Center


Course Name Exam Hours
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) 642-999 40
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) 642-997 40
AND
Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD) 642-998 32/40
Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) 642-996 32/40
OR
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT) 642-035 24/40
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT) 642-980 24/40
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) 5.0

The Data Center Unified Computing Implementation (DCUCI) course is designed to serve the needs of engineers and technicians who implement Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series Blade Servers and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers.

Prerequisites

Understanding of server system design and architecture Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP / IP networking Familiarity with SANs Familiarity with Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP)

Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center Architecture Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen)

Attendance of the following Cisco learning offerings is recommended to fully benefit from this course:

  • Configuring Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCS)

Course Content

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) is designed to serve the needs of engineers who implement Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series Blade Servers and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers.

Course Objectives

  • Install Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosures in the data center.
  • Use Cisco Integrated Management Controller to provision LAN and SAN connectivity for the C-Series server.
  • Use the LSI MegaRAID web user interface to provision local hard drives into a RAID 5 array.
  • Implement system management, maintenance, and high availability services for Cisco UCS B-Series.
  • Maintain Cisco UCS in a high-availability configuration Implement generation 1 and generation 2 connectivity.
  • Implement LAN & SAN connectivity for Cisco UCS B-Series hardware.
  • Provision VLANs and fabric interconnect uplinks for server connectivity to the Layer 3 data center cloud.
  • Provision VSANs and fabric interconnect Fibre Channel uplinks for server connectivity to the data center storage cloud.
  • Provision service profiles with initial and updating templates Implement virtualization features.
  • Provision Cisco VM-FEX

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction
  • Implement Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
  • Manage the Cisco UCS B-Series
  • Implement Cisco UCS B-Series Connectivity
  • Provision Cisco UCS Compute Resources
  • Implementing Cisco UCS Server Virtualization Features

Who Should Attend

  • Channel Partner / Reseller
  • Customer
  • Employee
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) 5.0

The Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) course covers the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 switch in the network and SAN environment.

Prerequisites

  • Good understanding of networking Protocols
  • Recommended CCNA DC Certification
  • Good understanding of the Fiber Channel Protocol and the SAN environment
  • Recommended attendance of a Fiber Channel Protocol class or equivalent experience
  • Recommended to read the Robert Kembel books on Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel switched fabrics

Course Content

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) v5.0 is a 5-day instructor led training course designed for Systems and Field Engineers, Consulting Systems Engineers, Technical Solutions Architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series, and the Cisco MDS. The course covers the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, and manage the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series, and the Cisco MDS in the network and SAN environment.

Course Objectives

The goal of the course is to develop competency in learners that will enable them to implement data center components such as the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series, the Cisco MDS, and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series.

The only product specific features, installation details or configuration details in the course are focused on data center functionality and interconnectivity. Details about Cisco Nexus product related features are moved from DCUFI to the Cisco Nexus product courses.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Cisco Unified Fabric Products Overview
  • Module 2: Cisco NX-OS Software Feature Configuration
  • Module 3: Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration
  • Module 4: Cisco Nexus Series Switch Management
  • Module 5: Cisco Nexus Storage Features

Who Should Attend

  • Channel Partner / Reseller
  • Customer
  • Employee
Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD) 5.0

The Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD) course covers the the data center unified computing and virtualization solutions based on Cisco data center unified computing product portfolio, explains how to evaluate existing data center computing solution and determine the requirements, and design Cisco data center unified computing solution.

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) and Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) courses
  • Cisco Nexus product family courses (DCNXxK)
  • Cisco MDS product family courses (DCMDS)
  • Server and desktop virtualization (for example, VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop, and so on)
  • Operating system administration familiarity (for example, Linux and Windows)

Course Content

The Designing Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD) v5.0 course is part of the curriculum path leading to the Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist and Professional level certification. This course enables engineers to choose and design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center unified computing and virtualization solutions based on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) product portfolio as a centerpiece integrated with contemporary virtualization solutions (for example, VMware vSphere, VMware View, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Citrix XenDesktop, Red hat Kernel-based Virtual Machine [KVM], and so on), operating systems (for example, Microsoft Windows and Linux), and applications (database, collaboration, and so on). The course is built upon the foundations of the Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design (DCUCD) v4.0. It describes the data center unified computing and virtualization solutions based on Cisco data center unified computing product portfolio, explains how to evaluate existing data center computing solution and determine the requirements, and design Cisco data center unified computing solution.

Course Objectives

These are the job tasks (domains and skill objectives from the audience, as well as job definition and job task analyses that will be taught and practiced in the course).

  • Describe the design methodology
  • Describe the data center structure and modularity
  • Describe the technologies used within the data center
  • Design the access layer of a data center
  • Design virtualization solution using Cisco UCS
  • Design network management considerations into a data center

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Cisco Data Center Solution Architecture and Components
  • Module 2: Assess Data Center Computing Requirements
  • Module 3: Size Cisco Unified Computing Solutions
  • Module 4: Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions
  • Module 5: Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions Server Deployment

Who Should Attend

  • Channel Partner / Reseller
  • Customer
  • Employee
Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) 5.0

The Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) course enables engineers to choose and design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center networks.

Prerequisites

The recommended knowledge and skills that a learner should have to attend this course can be obtained in the following courses:

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

Course Content

The Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) v5.0 course enables engineers to choose and design scalable, reliable and intelligent data center networks based on Unified Fabric, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Fiber Channel, and virtualized devices and topologies. The DCUFD 5.0 course is a 5-day instructor-led course (ILT) The course describes the technologies used in modern Cisco-based data centers, ways of integrating components, and latest guidelines and principles on data center design.

Course Objectives

These are the job tasks (domains and skill objectives from the audience, as well as job definition and job task analyses that will be taught and practiced in the course).

  • Describe the design methodology
  • Describe data center structure and modularity
  • Describe the technologies used within the data center
  • Design the core layer of a data center
  • Design the aggregation layer of a data center
  • Design the access layer of a data center
  • Design storage and SAN solution
  • Design security considerations into a data center
  • Design network management considerations into a data center

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Cisco Data Center Solution
  • Module 2: Data Center Technologies
  • Module 3: Data Center Topologies
  • Module 4: Data Center Storage
  • Module 5: Data Center Security

Who Should Attend

  • Channel Partner / Reseller
  • Customer
  • Employee
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT) 5.0

The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT) course prepares system engineers and implementers with the knowledge and hands-on experience to troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers operating in standalone and integrated modes.

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge covered by the Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (ICDCT) course
  • UCS configuration knowledge, such as is covered in the Configuring Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCS) course
  • Knowledge covered by the Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) course
  • Familiarity with server virtualization (for example, VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V)
  • Familiarity with administration of common operating systems (for example, Linux and Windows).

Course Content

The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT) v5.0 is a 3-day course designed to prepare system engineers and implementers with the knowledge and hands-on experience to troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers operating in standalone and integrated modes. The course offers the student hands-on experience with configuration procedures and a familiarity with common troubleshooting scenarios and recommended solutions.

Course Objectives

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

Describe the Cisco UCS B-Series architecture, installation, and configuration, and the processes and tools for determining related issues

  • Describe troubleshooting processes on the standalone Cisco UCS C-series
  • Describe the valid Cisco UCS C-Series integrated architecture and the process of determining issues related to integration of Cisco UCS C-Series server with Cisco UCS Manager.

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction
  • Module 1: Cisco UCS B-Series Troubleshooting
  • Module 2: Cisco UCS C-Series Troubleshooting
  • Module 3: Cisco UCS C-Series Integration Troubleshooting

Who Should Attend

  • Channel Partner / Reseller
  • Customer
  • Employee
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT) 5.0

The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT) course covers how to install , implement, maintain and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches, the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders, and the Cisco MDS Series Multilayer Fabric Switches.

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Recommended attendance of the Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) course
  • Recommended attendance of Cisco Nexus 7000 Series (DCNX7K), Cisco Nexus 5000 Series (DCNX5K), and Cisco MDS Series Multilayer Fabric (DCMDS) product courses
  • Good understanding of the Fibre Channel Protocol and the SAN environment
  • Recommended attendance of a Fibre Channel Protocol class or equivalent experience
  • Recommended to read the Robert Kembel books on Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel switched fabrics

Course Content

Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFTS) v5.0 is a 3-day instructor led training course designed for Systems and Field Engineers, Consulting Systems Engineers, and Cisco integrators and partners who install , implement, maintain and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches, the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders, and the Cisco MDS Series Multilayer Fabric Switches. The course covers the key components and procedures needed to troubleshoot and resolve common issues with the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the Cisco MDS Series, and the Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders in the network and SAN environment.

Course Objectives

  • The goal of the course is to emphasize troubleshooting and repair of Cisco Data Center architecture components such as features and protocols available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the Cisco MDS Series, and the Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders.
  • Problem analysis and repair are the focus.
  • Configuration and implementation details are presented only to augment the troubleshooting process or to help the student understand the issue at hand.
  • Details about Cisco Nexus implementation are available in the DCUFI course or in the product specific courses.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Troubleshooting Tools and Methodologies
  • Module 2: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Issues
  • Module 3: Troubleshooting SAN Switching Issues
  • Module 4: Troubleshooting FCoE Issues
  • Module 5: Troubleshooting Platform Specific Issues

Who Should Attend

  • Channel Partner / Reseller
  • Customer
  • Employee