Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) – Data Center -Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD)

Description

DCUFD Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric exam is one of the exams associated with the CCNP DC certification and to the Cisco Unified Fabric Design Specialist certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric solutions, including reference network topologies, routing protocols, traffic design concepts, storage and storage networking architectures, scalability, availability; security and management architectures.

Benefit

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). • 1.00 Describe the design methodology • 2.00 Describe data center structure and modularity • 3.00 Describe the technologies used within the data center • 4.00 Design the core layer of a data center • 5.00 Design the aggregation layer of a data center • 6.00 Design the access layer of a data center • 7.00 Design storage and SAN solution • 8.00 Design security considerations into a data center • 9.00 Design network management considerations into a data center

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, Fibre 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

1.1 Describe developing business trends 1.2 Identify business requirements driving the Data Center design 1.3 Determine the requirements needed to create a Data Center solution 1.4 Describe the tools/process to characterize an existing Data Center 1.5 Describe the top down approach to network design

2.1 Describe network architectures for the Data Center 2.1.a LAN 2.1.b SAN 2.2 Describe the Modular Approach in Network Design 2.3 Describe the data center core layer 2.4 Describe the data center aggregation layer 2.5 Describe the data center access layer 2.6 Identify Design Considerations for connectivity between Data Centers 2.7 Identify the environments that use a Cisco data center virtualization solution 2.8 Identify the migration plan from existing to new infrastructure

3.1 Describe switching protocols used in a data center network 3.2 Describe IPv4/IPv6 Addressing 3.3 Identify Routing Protocol Considerations in an Data Center 3.4 Describe how various data center protocols impact the design of a data center network 3.5 Describe data center server deployment topologies 3.6 Describe how traffic flows may impact the design of a data center network 3.7 Describe methods for deploying a Energy Efficient Data Center 3.8 Describe Data Center virtualization technologies 3.9 Determine when to use each technology within a Data Center solution 3.10 Describe high availability design in the data center

4.1 Select the appropriate platforms and modules for use in the data center core layer 4.2 Identify scalability, availability, performance and connectivity requirements in the data center core layer. 4.3 Design for traffic flows in the data center core layer 4.4 Design for a collapsed data center core layer

5.1 Select appropriate platforms and modules in the data center aggregation layer 5.2 Identify scalability, availability, and performance requirements in the Data Center aggregation layer 5.3 Design for traffic flows in the data center aggregation layer 5.4 Design virtualization into the data center aggregation layer

6.1 Select appropriate platforms and modules in the data center access layer 6.2 Identify scalability, availability, performance and connectivity requirements in the Data Center access layer 6.3 Design for traffic flows in the Data Center access layer 6.4 Design a cabling plan and topology for the Data Center access layer 6.5 Design virtualization into the data center access layer

7.1 Consult with internal leading storage vendor experts for design criteria for proper LUN sizing and data protection. 7.2 Given a particular set of data center applications and servers, identify the storage requirements to create a Cisco virtualized data center solution. 7.3 Describe block vs. filter 7.4 Describe different SAN topologies 7.5 Describe and select SAN Services 7.6 Describe Data replication 7.7 Connect the SAN Unified Fabric

8.1 Identify Cisco technologies to mitigate security vulnerabilities 8.2 Secure Data center network connectivity 8.3 Secure the Data center infrastructure

9.1 Describe the common industry and Cisco-specific data center network management tools. 9.2 Design a network data collection strategy for a data center.

Methodology

1
• Presentation • Discussion • Practice Activities • Case Studies

Evaluation

1
• Pre test • Post test

Duration

5 Days

Target Audience

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Schedule

Sep 2017Dec 2017
04-0804-08