Overview

In this instructor led Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR) course students will learn the skills and technologies they need to implement data center compute, LAN and SAN infrastructure. Students will also learn the essentials of automation and security in data centers.

This course prepares students for the Cisco CCNP Data Center core exam – DCCOR. Passing this exam along with any of the CCNP Data Center concentration exams will earn students the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification.

Exam Number: 350-601 DCCOR

Course Outline

01. Implementing Data Center Switching Protocols

  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Port Channels Overview
  • Virtual Port Channels Overview

02. Implementing First-Hop Redundancy Protocols

  • Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) Overview
  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) Overview
  • First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP) for IPv6

03. Implementing Routing in Data Center

  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) v2 and Open Settlement Protocol (OSP) v3
  • Border Gateway Protocol

04. Implementing Multicast in Data Center

  • IP Multicast in Data Center Networks
  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) and Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD)
  • Multicast Distribution Trees and Routing Protocols
  • IP Multicast on Cisco Nexus Switches

05. Implementing Data Center Overlay Protocols

  • Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization
  • Virtual Extensible LAN

06. Implementing Network Infrastructure Security

  • User Accounts and Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) and SSH on Cisco NX-OS
  • Keychain Authentication
  • First Hop Security
  • Media Access Control Security
  • Control Plane Policing

07. Describing Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure

  • Cisco ACI Overview, Initialization, and Discovery
  • Cisco ACI Management
  • Cisco ACI Fabric Access Policies

08. Describing Cisco ACI Building Blocks and VMM Domain Integration

  • Tenant-Based Components
  • Cisco ACI Endpoints and Endpoint Groups (EPG)
  • Controlling Traffic Flow with Contracts
  • Virtual Switches and Cisco ACI VMM Domains
  • VMM Domain EPG Association
  • Cisco ACI Integration with Hypervisor Solutions

09. Describing Packet Flow in Data Center Network

  • Data Center Traffic Flows
  • Packet Flow in Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Packet Flow in Cisco ACI Fabric

10. Describing Cisco Cloud Service and Deployment Models

  • Cloud Architectures
  • Cloud Deployment Models

11. Describing Data Center Network Infrastructure Management, Maintenance, and Operations

  • Time Synchronization
  • Network Configuration Management
  • Software Updates
  • Network Infrastructure Monitoring

12. Explaining Cisco Network Assurance Concepts

  • Need for Network Assurance
  • Cisco Streaming Telemetry Overview

13. Implementing Fibre Channel Fabric

  • Fibre Channel Basics
  • Virtual Storage Area Network (VSAN) Overview
  • SAN Port Channels Overview
  • Fibre Channel Domain Configuration Process

14. Implementing Storage Infrastructure Services

  • Distributed Device Aliases
  • Zoning
  • N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV) and N-Port Virtualization (NPV)
  • Fibre Channel over IP
  • Network Access Server (NAS) Concepts
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) Design Options

15. Implementing FCoE Unified Fabric

  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet
  • Describing FCoE
  • FCoE Topology Options
  • FCoE Implementation

16. Implementing Storage Infrastructure Security

  • User Accounts and RBAC
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
  • Fibre Channel Port Security and Fabric Binding

17. Describing Data Center Storage Infrastructure Maintenance and Operations

  • Time Synchronization
  • Software Installation and Upgrade
  • Storage Infrastructure Monitoring

18. Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors

  • Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers

19. Implementing Cisco Unified Computing Network Connectivity

  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Connectivity
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Integration

20. Implementing Cisco Unified Computing Server Abstraction

  • Identity Abstraction
  • Service Profile Templates

21. Implementing Cisco Unified Computing SAN Connectivity

  • Fibre Channel Overview
  • Implement FCoE

22. Implementing Unified Computing Security

  • User Accounts and RBAC
  • Options for Authentication
  • Key Management

23. Introducing Cisco HyperFlex Systems

  • Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems Overview
  • Cisco HyperFlex Solution
  • Cisco HyperFlex Scalability and Robustness

24. Describing Data Center Unified Computing Management, Maintenance, and Operations

  • Compute Configuration Management
  • Software Updates
  • Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Cisco Intersight™

25. Implementing Cisco Data Center Automation and Scripting Tools

  • Cisco NX-OS Programmability
  • Scheduler Overview
  • Cisco Embedded Event Manager Overview
  • Bash Shell and Guest Shell for Cisco NX-OS
  • Cisco Nexus API

26. Describing Cisco Integration with Automation and Orchestration Software Platforms

  • Cisco and Ansible Integration Overview
  • Cisco and Puppet Integration Overview
  • Python in Cisco NX-OS and Cisco UCS

27. Describing Cisco Data Center Automation and Orchestration Technologies

  • Power On Auto Provisioning
  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager Overview
  • Cisco UCS Director Fundamentals
  • Cisco UCS PowerTool

    Skills Learned

    After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

    • Implement routing and switching protocols in Data Center environment
    • Implement overlay networks in data center
    • Introduce high-level Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) concepts and Cisco Virtual Machine manager (VMM) domain integration
    • Describe Cisco Cloud Service and deployment models
    • Implement Fibre Channel fabric
    • Implement Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) unified fabric
    • Implement security features in data center
    • Implement software management and infrastructure monitoring
    • Implement Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect and Server abstraction
    • Implement SAN connectivity for Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®)
    • Describe Cisco HyperFlex™ infrastructure concepts and benefits
    • Implement Cisco automation and scripting tools in data center
    • Evaluate automation and orchestration technologies