• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

The DCID – Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v7.0 course helps you master design and deployment options focused on Cisco data center solutions and technologies across network, compute, virtualization, storage area networks, automation, and security.

Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to: Describe the Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding options and protocols used in a data center Describe the rack design options, traffic patterns, and data center switching layer access, aggregation, and core Describe the Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) technology that is used to interconnect data centers Describe Locator/ID separation protocol Design a solution that uses Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) for traffic forwarding Describe hardware redundancy options; how to virtualize the network, compute, and storage functions; and virtual networking in the data center Describe solutions that use fabric extenders and compare Cisco Adapter Fabric Extender (FEX) with single root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV) Describe security threats and solutions in the data center Describe advanced data center security technologies and best practices Describe device management and orchestration in the data center Describe the storage options for compute function and different Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) levels from a high-availability and performance perspective Describe Fibre Channel concepts, topologies, architecture, and industry terms Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Describe security options in the storage network Describe management and automation options for storage networking infrastructure Describe Cisco UCS servers and use cases for various Cisco UCS platforms Explain the connectivity options for fabric interconnects for southbound and northbound connections Describe the hyperconverged solution and integrated systems Describe the systemwide parameters for setting up a Cisco UCS domain Describe role-based access control (RBAC) and integration with directory servers to control access rights on Cisco UCS Manager Describe the pools that may be used in service profiles or service profile templates on Cisco UCS Manager Describe the different policies in the service profile Describe the Ethernet and Fibre Channel interface policies and additional network technologies Describe the advantages of templates and the difference between initial and updated templates Describe data center automation tools

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cyber Investigation
  • Digital Forensics
  • Exploitation Analysis
  • Network Services
  • Risk Management
  • Software Development
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Threat Analysis
  • Training, Education, and Awareness
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management