Cisco Introducing Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6
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COURSE COST: $3995.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.2 is a five-day DCICT course that introduces Cisco technologies and products that are deployed in the data center: network virtualization, network technologies, Unified computing, automation and orchestration, and the Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI). The introductory-level of knowledge that is provided in this DCICT v6.2 training is targeted for individuals who can perform basic configuration tasks. The hands on lab exercises focus on configuring features on Cisco Nexus Operating System (Cisco NX-OS), Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), and Cisco UCS Director. Recommended prerequisites for students include having a working knowledge of networking protocols along with the VMware environment in general


The primary audience for this course is as follows:

Network designers, administrators, engineers, and managers
Storage administrators
Server administrators
Program managers
Project managers
Systems engineers
The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

Good understanding of networking protocols
Good understanding of the VMware environment


Course cost includes labs and courseware. Please refer to your Invoice for the additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact us ( or 207-775-0244). This course to run is subject to a minimum enrollment. This course may run as a live online virtual class if the minimum enrollment is not met.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
Configure Cisco UCS
Configure Cisco data center virtualization
Configure Cisco data center networking
Configure Cisco automation and orchestration
Verify Cisco ACI

Module 1: Cisco Data Center Network Virtualization
Functional Planes of Cisco Nexus Switches
Cisco Nexus Operating System VRF Contexts
Virtual Device Contexts
Function of Overlays
Virtual Switches

Module 2: Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration
Cisco Fabric Extender Connectivity
Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
Cisco FabricPath
Unified Port Feature of Cisco Nexus Switches
Cisco Unified Fabric

Module 3: Cisco Unified Computing System
Data Center Server Connectivity
Cisco IMC Supervisor
Cisco UCS Manager Operations
Role-Based Access Control
Hardware Abstraction in Cisco UCS

Module 4: Data Center Automation and Orchestration
Utility of Application Programming Interfaces
Cloud Computing Basic Concepts
Cloud Attributes and Service Models
Cisco UCS Director
VDCs, Tenants, and Policies
Managing Catalogs and Templates
Reporting in Cisco UCS Director (CloudSense)

Module 5: Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure
Cisco ACI
Cisco ACI Fabric
Programming and Orchestrating Cisco ACI

Lab Outline
Lab 1: Connect to Cisco Nexus Series Switches Using SSH
Lab 2: Configure VRFs
Lab 3: Explore the Elements of Virtual Device Contexts
Lab 4: Install VMware ESXi on UCS C-Series Rack Server
Lab 5: Install VMware vCenter Server Appliance
Lab 6: Install Cisco Virtual Switch Update Manager
Lab 7: Install Cisco Nexus 1000V with VSUM
Lab 8: Configure a Port Group in the DVS
Lab 9: Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
Lab 10: Configure Virtual Port Channels
Lab 11: Configure Virtual Port Channels with FEX
Lab 12: Configure Cisco FabricPath

Lab 13: Configure Unified Ports on Cisco Nexus Switch
Lab 14: Implement FCoE
Lab 15: Install and Configure the Cisco IMC Supervisor
Lab 16: Navigate the Cisco UCS Manager GUI Interfaces
Lab 17: Configure Local RBA
Lab 18: Configure Pools
Lab 19: Configure a Service Profile Template
Lab 20: Configure Cisco NX-OS with APIs
Lab 21: Explore the Management Information Tree of the Cisco UCS Manager XML API
Lab 22: Configure Cisco UCS Manager with the Postman REST Plugin for Google Chrome
Lab 23: Install and Configure User Accounts in Cisco UCS Director
Lab 24: Add Virtual and Physical Accounts to Cisco UCS Director
Lab 25: Customize Cisco UCS Director
Lab 26: Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities
Lab 27: Create Policies and VDCs
Lab 28: Create a Catalog and Provision a VM Using the Self-Service Portal
Lab 29: Explore Cisco UCS Director Built-In Reports
Lab 30: View Chargeback and Reports