Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design

4 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code DCUCD

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The Data Center Unified Computing Design (DCUCD) course provides you with the knowledge to design scalable, reliable and intelligent Data Center Unified Computing solutions incorporating Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), Cisco Nexus family switches, Catalyst 6500 in Virtual Switching System (VSS), MDS family SAN switches with NX-OS, Data Center NetworkManager (DCNM) and MDS Fabric Manager configuration and management applications, VMware server virtualisation products and Linux and Microsoft Windows operating system. Hands-on labs will reinforce these design concepts and enable you to become familiar with the UCS environment.

Objectives

  • Understand Cisco Unified Computing solutions and identify server architecture.
  • Identify and understand Cisco UCS components, management, system connectivity, high availability, and size Cisco Unified Computing System.
  • Understand and design Cisco UCS server deployment.
  • Identify Cisco Unified Computing solution management aspects.
  • Understand and design Cisco Unified Computing network.
  • Understand and design Cisco Unified Computing SAN.
  • Identify historical performance characteristics, and reconnaissance and analysis tools, and determine aspects affecting the migration plan.
  • Identify Cisco UCS deployments and describe solution advantages.
  • Understand server virtualization and server virtualization networking.
  • Evaluate Cisco Unified Computing solution, understand design success criteria, and determine ROI.

Understanding Cisco Unified Computing Solutions (2 topics)

  • Identifying Cisco Unified Computing Solution
  • Identifying Server Architecture

Understanding the Cisco Unified Computing System (5 topics)

  • Identifying Cisco Unified Computing System Components
  • Identifying Cisco Unified Computing System Management
  • Understanding Cisco Unified Computing System Connectivity
  • Understanding Unified Computing System High Availability
  • Designing the Cisco Unified Computing System

Understanding Cisco Unified Computing System Server Deployment (2 topics)

  • Describing the Cisco Unified Computing System Server Deployment Model
  • Designing Cisco Unified Computing System Server Deployment

Understanding Cisco Unified Computing Management (2 topics)

  • Defining the Cisco Unified Computing Solution Management Aspects
  • Describing Cisco Unified Computing System Management

Understanding Cisco Unified Computing Network (2 topics)

  • Identifying the Cisco Unified Computing Network
  • Designing the Cisco Unified Computing Network

Understanding the Cisco Unified Computing Solution SAN (2 topics)

  • Identifying the Cisco Unified Computing SAN
  • Designing the Cisco Unified Computing SAN

Understanding Existing Computing Solutions (3 topics)

  • Understanding Historical Performance Characteristics
  • Identifying Data Center Reconnaissance and Analysis Tools
  • Determining the Aspects Affecting the Migration Plan

Positioning the Cisco Unified Computing System (2 topics)

  • Identifying Cisco Unified Computing System Deployments
  • Describing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Solution Advantages

Understanding Server Virtualization Networking (3 topics)

  • Identifying Server Virtualization
  • Cisco Server Virtualization Networking Solution
  • Sizing Virtual Machine

Evaluating Cisco Unified Computing Solutions (2 topics)

  • Understanding Design Success Criteria
  • Determining the Design ROI

Labs (7 topics)

  • Lab 2-1: Exploring Cisco Unified Computing System Hardware
  • Lab 3-1: Deploying a Server with Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Lab 4-1: Implementing Management Hierarchy
  • Lab 5-1: Exploring the Cisco Unified Computing Network
  • Lab 6-1: Exploring Cisco Unified Computing SAN
  • Lab 8-1: Exploring Cisco Unified Computing System Server Deployment
  • Lab 9-1: Exploring Server Virtualization Deployment with Cisco Unified Computing System

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites: * Valid Cisco CCNA® * Expertise with Designing a Cisco Nexus switch solution (DCNID recommended) * Familiarity with designing SAN solutions with Cisco MDS 9000 switches (DCSNS recommended) * VMware Certified Professional (VCP 3 or 4) - (VSICM or VSFT recommended)

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor

  • DCSNS Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions

    DCSNS is a 5-day hands-on workshop that starts with the basics of the MDS 9000 platform and covers everything you’ll need to prepare for the Cisco Storage Networking Design Specialist (CSNDS) certific...

    course code DCSNS Onsite available
  • VMware View: Install, Configure and Manage

    4-day course covering the installation, configuration and management of the VMware View components.

    course code VMWAREV51 Onsite available
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