Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) – Data Center -Designing Cisco data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD)

Description

DCUCD Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing exam is associated with the CCNP DC certification and with the Cisco Unified Computing Design Specialist. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing, including design concept in a server virtualization environment, scalability, reliability, performances, management.

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 the data center structure and modularity • 3.00 Describe the technologies used within the data center • 4.00 Design the access layer of a data center • 5.00 Design virtualization solution using Cisco UCS • 6.00 Design network management considerations into a data center

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

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 a 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 an 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 appropriate platforms and modules in the data center access layer 4.2 Identify scalability, availability, performance, and connectivity requirements in the data center access layer 4.3 Design for traffic flows in the data center access layer 4.4 Design a cabling plan and topology for the data center access layer 4.5 Design virtualization into the data center access layer

5.1 Gather historical performance characteristics for the network, compute and storage components of the data center. 5.2 Given a particular set of data center applications and servers, identify the number of physical machines necessary to create a Cisco virtualized data center solution 5.3 Given a particular set of data center applications and servers, identify the networking requirements to create a Cisco virtualized data center solution 5.4 Describe the deployment of pass-thru switching (PTS) and integration with vCenter 5.5 Specify the infrastructure needed to deploy a specified Cisco data center virtualization solution 5.6 Deploy operating systems 5.7 Specify the UCS components of solution design 5.8 Identify Cisco technologies to mitigate security vulnerabilities 5.9 Secure data center network connectivity 5.10 Secure the data center infrastructure

6.1 Describe the common industry and Cisco-specific data center network management tools 6.2 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

Dec 2017
04-08