Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0 Course

Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0 Certification Training Course Overview

Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0 training course enables you prepare for entry-level data center roles. During this course, you will gain foundational knowledge and skills you need to configure Cisco® data center technologies including: networking, virtualization, storage area networking, and unified computing. Students will also get an introduction to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI), automation and cloud computing.
 
Audience:
  • Data Center Administrators
  • Data Center Engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Server Administrators
  • Network Managers
  • Cisco Integrators & Partners
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Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0 Course (Duration : 40 Hours) Download Course Contents

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Course Modules

Module 1 Describing the Data Center Network Architectures
  • Cisco Data Center Architecture Overview
  • Three-Tier Network: Core, Aggregation, and Access
  • Spine-and-Leaf Network
  • Two-Tier Storage Network
Module 2 Describing the Cisco Nexus Family and Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Cisco Nexus Data Center Product Overview
  • Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
  • Cisco NX-OS Software CLI Tools
  • Cisco NX-OS Virtual Routing and Forwarding
Module 3 Describing Layer 3 First-Hop Redundancy
  • Default Gateway Redundancy
  • Hot Standby Router Protocol
  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
  • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol
Module 4 Describing Cisco FEX
  • Server Deployment Models
  • Cisco FEX Technology
  • Cisco FEX Traffic Forwarding
  • Cisco Adapter FEX
Module 5 Describing Port Channels and vPCs
  • Ethernet Port Channels
  • Virtual Port Channels
  • Supported vPC Topologies
Module 6 Describing Switch Virtualization
  • Cisco Nexus Switch Basic Components
  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 VDCs
  • VDC Types
  • VDC Resource Allocation
  • VDC Management
Module 7 Describing Machine Virtualization
  • Virtual Machines
  • Hypervisor
  • VM Manager
Module 8 Describing Network Virtualization
  • Overlay Network Protocols
  • VXLAN Overlay
  • VXLAN BGP EVPN Control Plane
  • VXLAN Data Plane
  • Cisco Nexus 1000VE Series Virtual Switch
  • VMware vSphere Virtual Switches
Module 9 Introducing Basic Data Center Storage Concepts
  • Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • VSAN Configuration and Verification
Module 10 Describing Fibre Channel Communication Between the Initiator Server and the Target Storage
  • Fibre Channel Layered Model
  • FLOGI Process
  • Fibre Channel Flow Control
Module 11 Describing Fibre Channel Zone Types and Their Uses
  • Fibre Channel Zoning
  • Zoning Configuration
  • Zoning Management
Module 13 Describing Data Center Ethernet Enhancements
  • IEEE Data Center Bridging
  • Priority Flow Control
  • Enhanced Transmission Selection
  • DCBX Protocol
  • Congestion Notification
Module 14 Describing FCoE
  • Cisco Unified Fabric
  • FCoE Architecture
  • FCoE Initialization Protoco
  • FCoE Adapters
Module 15 Describing Cisco UCS Components
  • Physical Cisco UCS Components
  • Cisco Fabric Interconnect Product Overview
  • Cisco IOM Product Overview
  • Cisco UCS Mini
  • Cisco IMC Supervisor
  • Cisco Intersight
Module 16 Describing Cisco UCS Manager
  • Cisco UCS Manager Overview
  • Identity and Resource Pools for Hardware Abstraction
  • Service Profiles and Service Profile Templates
  • Cisco UCS Central Overview
  • Cisco HyperFlex Overview
Module 17 Using APIs
  • Common Programmability Protocols and Methods
  • How to Choose Models and Processes
Module 18 Describing Cisco ACI
  • Cisco ACI Overview
  • Multitier Applications in Cisco ACI
  • Cisco ACI Features
  • VXLAN in Cisco ACI
  • Unicast Traffic in Cisco ACI
  • Multicast Traffic in Cisco ACI
  • Cisco ACI Programmability
  • Common Programming Tools and Orchestration Options
Module 19 Module Describing Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Computing Overview
  • Cloud Deployment Models
  • Cloud Computing Services
Module 20 Lab outline
  • Explore the Cisco NX-OS CLI
  • Explore Topology Discovery
  • Configure HSRP
  • Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 FEX
  • Configure vPCs
  • Configure vPCs with Cisco FEX
  • Configure VRF
  • Explore the VDC Elements
  • Install VMware ESXi and vCenter
  • Configure VSANs
  • Validate FLOGI and FCNS
  • Configure Zoning
  • Configure Unified Ports on a Cisco Nexus Switch and Implement FCoE
  • Explore the Cisco UCS Server Environment
  • Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile
  • Configure Cisco NX-OS with APIs
  • Explore the Cisco UCS Manager XML API Management Information Tree
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Course Prerequisites
  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems

After completion of this course; you will be able to:

  • Describe the foundations of data center networking
  • Describe Cisco Nexus products & explain the basic Cisco NX-OS functionalities and tools
  • Describe Layer 3 first-hop redundancy
  • Describe Cisco FEX connectivity
  • Describe Ethernet port channels & vPCs
  • Introduce switch virtualization, machine virtualization, and describe network virtualization
  • Compare storage connectivity options in the data center
  • Describe Fibre Channel communication between the initiator server & the target storage
  • Describe Fibre Channel zone types & their uses
  • Describe NPV & NPIV
  • Describe data center Ethernet enhancements that provide a lossless fabric
  • Describe FCoE
  • Describe data center server connectivity
  • Describe Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe the purpose & advantages of APIs
  • Describe Cisco ACI
  • Describe the basic concepts of cloud computing