The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows: ● Excellent understanding of networking protocols ● Recommended attendance of Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) and Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT) courses ● Recommended attendance of Cisco Nexus 1000V and Cisco ACE product courses ● Recommended CCNP® data center certification and passed CCIE data center written exam ● Excellent understanding of the Fiber Channel protocol and the SAN environment ● Recommended attendance of a Fiber Channel protocol class or equivalent experience ● Recommended attendance of the Implementing Cisco MDS (DCMDS) course or equivalent experience
The instructor-led Cisco® Data Center CCIE® Unified Computing Workshop (DCXUC), Version 1 is designed for candidates who are preparing to take the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Data Center Certification lab exam. This course will challenge students with complex lab scenarios that provide a deep dive into the detailed configuration, optimization, and integration of protocols and features found in a virtualized data center unified computing infrastructure. This course will cover configuration of Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS®), encompassing both Cisco Nexus® 1000V and Cisco Application Networking Services (ANS). The labs will provide detailed insight into the areas defined in the Cisco UCS, Cisco ANS, and Cisco Nexus 1000V sections of the Cisco CCIE DC lab blueprint culminating on the last day in a timed challenge lab. Although approximately 80 percent of the course consists of labs, instructors will provide students an understanding of how to interpret Cisco exam questions, a detailed solution for each challenge, common mistakes, troubleshooting techniques, and validation. As students learn their weaknesses, instructors will offer chalk-talks to help candidates better understand protocols and work through deficiencies.
Module 0: Course Introduction o Explain where the DCXUC course fits in the overall data center curriculum o Clarify prerequisite knowledge and skills o Review the CCIE data center lab exam blueprint ● Module 1: Cisco Data Center Infrastructure o Configure different port types o Implement Ethernet end-host mode (EHM), VLANs and port channels, pinning and pin groups, and disjoint Layer 2 domains o Configure FC ports for SAN connectivity, VSANs, FC uplink port channels, FC trunking, and SAN pinning o Create and implement service profiles o Create and implement policies and server resource pools o Implement updating and initial templates, boot from remote storage, fabric failover, and unified computing management hierarchy using ORG and RBAC o Configure RBAC groups, remote RBAC configuration, roles and privileges, and AD group attribute mapping o Create and configure users o Implement backup and restore procedures in a unified computing environment as well as system-wide policies o Manage high availability in a unified computing environment o Configure monitoring and analysis of system events o Implement external management protocols o Collect statistical Information o Firmware management o Collect TAC-specific information o Implement server recovery tasks o Configure C-Series to boot from FC SAN o Configure adapter-FEX
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for data center systems and field engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and network solutions integrators who are preparing for the CCIE lab exam. The primary audience for this course includes: ● Network administrators ● Network engineers, systems engineers, and consulting systems engineers ● Technical solutions architects ● Cisco integrators/partners