Data Center Network Infrastructure - 1

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
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This course has been retired. Please view currently available Cisco Data Centre and Virtualization Training.


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Implementing the Catalyst 6500 , 4900 and Blade Switches (12 topics)

  • Describing the Catalyst 6500 and 4900 Data Center Architecture
  • Describing the Options and Hardware Available for the Catalyst 6500 and 4900 Series Switches
  • Describing the Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Supervisors
  • Implementing VSS
  • Upgrading IOS on Catalyst 6500 and 4900 Series Switches
  • Upgrading IOS Using Software Modularity
  • Implementing NetFlow
  • Implementing QoS
  • Implementing EEM
  • Utilising Automated Diagnostics
  • Implementing SPAN, RSPAN, and ERSPAN
  • Describing the Cisco Blade Switch Family

Implementing FWSM for a Data Center Network Infrastructure (7 topics)

  • Implementing Traffic Flows
  • Implementing Management Access
  • Implementing ACLs
  • Implementing Contexts
  • Implementing Routing
  • Implementing Failover
  • Implementing Deep Packet Inspection

Implementing Network Analysis with NAM (3 topics)

  • Implementing Initial Configuration
  • Implementing Collection Mechanisms
  • Monitoring, Viewing, and Saving Data

Implementing High Availability Data Center Features (4 topics)

  • Implementing HA Features in the Catalyst 6500 Series Switch
  • Implementing HA Features in the Catalyst 4900 Series Switch
  • Implementing Stateful Switchover
  • Implementing Non-Stop Forwarding


The skills and knowledge required for a delegate to take this course are as follows; CCNP or CCIE Routing & Switching or CCIE Service Provider or equivalent experience. The following Cisco learning offerings are recommended so the learner can benefit fully from this course: Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI) Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN) Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks (ONT) Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks (ISCW)