Back Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)


Course Description

In this course, you will learn about designing data centers with Cisco components and technologies. The course covers network designs with virtualization, Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies, routing protocols, and data center interconnect
design options.
Also covered are device virtualization technologies such as virtual data centers and network function virtualization with virtual appliances including virtual switches, virtual routers, and virtual firewalls. Storage and SAN design is covered, with explanation of Fibre Channel networks and Cisco Unified Fabric.
Design practices for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) solution based on Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers and Cisco UCS Manager are also covered. Network management technologies include UCS Manager, Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager, and Cisco UCS Director.


  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.0
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) v6.0
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.0

Who Should Attend

Data center designers, administrators, and system engineers, Data center engineers and managers, Program and project managers, System engineers and managers

Learning Objectives

  • Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 forwarding in a data center, including cabling and rack design for the access, aggregation, and core layers
  • Design vPC, Cisco FabricPath, OTV, and LISP in customer scenarios and describe management options in the LAN
  • Hardware virtualization and FEX technologies
  • Compare the Cisco Nexus 1000v with VMFEX designs
  • Data center security threats and Cisco Virtual Application
  • Container Services for IaaS
  • Management and automation options for the data center infrastructure
  • Storage and RAID options
  • Fibre Channel and its architecture
  • Design Fibre Channel and FCoE networks along with management options
  • Cisco UCS C-Series, M-Series
  • Cisco B-Series servers with connectivity and adapter options
  • Design the resource parameters for a UCS domain

Related Training

Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII)
Data Center Unified Computing Implementation (DCUCI)
Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI)

Course Info

Length: 5 day
Format: Lecture
Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite
Max. Capacity: 16

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