Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 LiveLessons: Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies

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Lesson 1

Lesson 1: Introduction to Data Center Concepts, Downloadable Version

Lesson 1: Fundamental Data Center Concepts

In this lesson, we will explore Data Center concepts, from introducing Data Center LANs and defining the purpose and function of various network devices, to introducing SANs, SAN Fabric High Availability, and Edge/Core Layers of the SAN. We will also take a look at how Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) works and examine protocols that support FCoE.

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Lesson 2

Lesson 2: Datacenter Design Fundamentals, Downloadable Version

Lesson 2: Fundamental Data Center Design

In this lesson, we will discuss the different architectures that are used in the data center such as core, collapsed core, aggregation, and access models, as well as why they are important. We will also discuss the value of Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and where it fits in data center design.

Duration: 00:21:58  File Size: 35 MB


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Lesson 3

Lesson 3: Introduction to the Nexus Switching Portfolio, Downloadable Version

Lesson 3: Introduction to the Nexus Switching Portfolio

In this lesson, we will discuss Cisco Nexus fixed configuration and modular-based switches. We will help you understand the features that differentiate these products as well as the benefits of these features over traditional switching products.

Duration: 00:43:27  File Size: 71 MB


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Lesson 4

Lesson 4: Advanced Nexus Features, Downloadable Version

Lesson 4: Advanced Nexus Features

In this lesson, we explore Layer 1 virtualization using a feature called Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs). Virtual port channels (VPCs) sound similar; however, they are another important feature that many Cisco customers are using to increase bandwidth and redundancy in the Data Center. We will continue with Layer 3 virtualization, and show how it is another important tool we can use in the data center. Finally, we will discuss data center Fabrics and the Cisco implementation of this technology called FabricPath.

Duration: 00:30:59  File Size: 47 MB


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Lesson 5

Lesson 5: Configure Nexus Switch Features, Downloadable Version

Lesson 5: Nexus Switch Feature Configuration

In this lesson, we will go from the basic setup of a Nexus device to configuring some of the more advanced features such as VDC, FEX, vPC, and FabricPath.

Duration: 01:02:52  File Size: 98 MB


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Lesson 6

Lesson 6: Storage Networking, Downloadable Version

Lesson 6: Introduction to Storage Networking Concepts

In this lesson, we will go deeper into Storage Area Networks (SANs). We will discuss what they are and how they operate. It is also important to understand how you would connect a SAN to the network and what roles VSANs and zoning play in these networks.

Duration: 00:49:20  File Size: 71 MB


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Lesson 7

Lesson 7: Storage Networking Configuration, Downloadable Version

Lesson 7: Storage Networking Configuration

In this lesson, we will perform the initial storage device setup. We will start by configuring and verifying VSANs. We will verify the correct configuration of ports and storage services. We will end the lesson by configuring zoning and verifying these configurations.

Duration: 01:14:20  File Size: 129 MB


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Lesson 8

Lesson 8: Data Center Unified Fabric, Downloadable Version

Lesson 8: Data Center Unified Fabric

In this lesson, we will dive more deeply into FCoE. We will compare the similarities and differences to traditional Fibre Channel. We will also discuss the different pieces and parts that make up the configuration for both standard FCoE and FCoE multihop.

Duration: 00:39:52  File Size: 51 MB


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Lesson 9

Lesson 9: Unified Computing Concepts, Downloadable Version

Lesson 9: Introduction to Unified Computing Concepts

In this lesson, we will discuss the benefits of UCS and what makes it different from traditional computing platforms. We will spend time exploring the concept of stateless computing, pools, policies, and service profiles. We will also discuss how UCS connects to LANs and SANs.

Duration: 00:32:52  File Size: 56 MB


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Lesson 10

Lesson 10: Unified Computing Configuration, Downloadable Version

Lesson 10: Unified Computing Configuration

In this lesson, we will go through the steps to set up and configure a UCS system. We will perform the initial setup, configure the uplinks, and verify connectivity. From there we will dive into resource pools and policies and learn how to apply these to service profiles. When we are done, we will configure a service profile template and basic server profile.

Duration: 00:48:20  File Size: 81 MB


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Lesson 11

Lesson 11: Data Center Virtualization, Downloadable Version

Lesson 11: Data Center Virtualization

In this lesson, we will discuss the benefits of the Nexus 1000v distributed virtual switch. This product is one of the most important products in your data center. It helps you maintain visibility and control over your traffic at a virtual machine level. We will spend some time discussing this, and show you what the initial setup and operation looks like.

Duration: 00:20:22  File Size: 31 MB


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Lesson 12

Lesson 12: Data Center Network Services, Downloadable Version

Lesson 12: Data Center Network Services

In this lesson, we incorporate technologies such as load balancing, global site selection and WAN optimization. These features are critical to maintain efficiency, redundancy, and high availability in data centers. We will discuss how these services are used and how to integrate them into today’s designs.

Duration: 00:28:17  File Size: 43 MB


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Overview

8+ hours of CCNA Data Center video instruction on configuration and troubleshooting tasks to prepare you for the Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 exam.

Description

Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 LiveLessons is a unique video course that provides a solid understanding of the key areas of knowledge required to pass the 640-916 DCICT CCNA Data Center exam. This product walks the customer through each topic of the exam blueprint. Customers will gain knowledge of fundamental data center technologies such as network and server virtualization, storage, and convergent I/O and network services such as load balancing.

Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 LiveLessons contains 12 individual video lessons, subdivided into 82 sublessons, for more than 8 hours of instruction. The videos consist of slides, detailed instruction, and demonstrations. Each video lab presents detailed objectives, lab diagrams, and video captures. Audio instruction and screencasts throughout offer detailed explanations, tips, and configuration examples.

Major topics include

--Fundamental Data Center Concepts

--Fundamental Data Center Design

--Introduction to the Nexus Switching Portfolio

--Advanced Nexus Features

--Nexus Switch Feature Configuration

--Introduction to Storage Networking Concepts

--Storage Networking Configuration

--Data Center Unified Fabric

--Introduction to Unified Computing Concepts

--Unified Computing Configuration

--Data Center Virtualization

--Data Center Network Services

Skill Level

Beginning to Intermediate

What You Will Learn

Everything you need to know to about network and server virtualization, storage, convergent I/O, and load balancing in order to excel on the Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 exam

Who Should Take This Course

  • Anyone who wants to obtain their CCNA Data Center certification. This includes working engineers in the Enterprise space who want to expand their knowledge of data center concepts and technologies; specifically, CCNA candidates who will use this product to prepare for the two required tests needed to earn the CCNA Data Center certification.
  • CCNP and CCIE Data Center candidates in need of foundational knowledge will also be very interested in this product.
  • IT managers in need of a quick understanding of data center concepts to better manage their engineering teams, and engineers familiar with other vendors’ platforms who wish to learn Cisco’s specific implementations of these technologies, would also benefit from taking this course.

Course Requirements

This LiveLessons course assumes that the viewer has the skills to navigate the user interface of a PC running any of the Microsoft operating systems, and that the viewer has completed typical high school–level math courses (mainly that they have been exposed to binary math).

This course also assumes that viewers have reviewed, are familiar with, and even completed the requirements for the Cisco 640-911 DC CCNA Test. If they have not, they might want to view the Cisco CCNA DCICN 640-911 LiveLessons course prior to viewing this course. It is also assumed that the viewer knows how to use typical Internet applications, primarily web browsers and email clients.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Fundamental Data Center Concepts

1.1 Introduction to Data Center LANs (10:32)

1.2 Defining the Purpose and Function of Various Network Devices (9:42)

1.3 Introduction to Storage Area Networks (SANs) (4:32)

1.4 Examining SAN Fabric High Availability (2:34)

1.5 Understanding the Edge/Core Layers of the SAN (7:53)

1.6 Understanding Fiber Channel over Ethernet (6:11)

1.7 Examining the Protocols that Support Fiber Channel over Ethernet (4:08)

Lesson 2: Fundamental Data Center Design

2.1 Understanding the Modular Approach in DC Network Design (2:44)

2.2 Examining the Core Model (2:15)

2.3 Examining the Aggregation Model (2:05)

2.4 Examining the Collapsed Core Model (2:53)

2.5 Examining the Access Model (2:19)

2.6 Introduction to Data Center Interconnect (DCI) (6:09)

2.7 Differentiation Between DCI and Network Interconnectivity (2:54)

Lesson 3: Introduction to the Nexus Switching Portfolio

3.1 Examining the Cisco Nexus Modular Switches (14:46)

3.2 Examining the Cisco Fixed Configuration Switches (6:52)

3.3 Examining the Cisco FEX Products (7:05)

3.4 Understanding Control and Data Plane Traffic (4:02)

3.5 Examining Nexus Virtualization Features (6:28)

3.6 Examining Nexus Licensing (3:02)

Lesson 4: Advanced Nexus Features

4.1 Understanding virtual Device Context (VDC) (5:27)

4.2 Understanding Port Channel Functionality (4:18)

4.3 Exploring vPC and Its Components (5:23)

4.4 Understanding How a vPC Functions (4:38)

4.5 Understanding Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) (3:21)

4.6 Introduction to FabricPath (2:15)

4.7 Understanding FabricPath Switch IDs and Trees (4:19)

Lesson 5: Nexus Switch Feature Configuration

5.1 Performing Initial Setup and Verifying Connectivity (12:04)

5.2 Enabling Features (5:45)

5.3 Configuring VDCs (9:11)

5.4 Configuring Fabric Extenders (FEXs) (4:50)

5.5 Configuring Port Channels (9:38)

5.6 Configuring vPC (7:25)

5.7 Verifying vPC (5:29)

5.8 Configuring FabricPath (7:11)

Lesson 6: Introduction to Storage Networking Concepts

6.1 Defining a Storage Network (8:42)

6.2 Exploring Storage Network Services (5:31)

6.3 Understanding Initiators and Targets (2:29)

6.4 Examining Devices Connected to the SAN (5:20)

6.5 Examining Storage Array Connectivity (5:42)

6.6 Understanding How Switches Connect to the SAN (7:49)

6.7 Examining VSANs (6:19)

6.8 Understanding Zoning (5:41)

Lesson 7: Storage Networking Configuration

7.1 Performing Initial Storage Networking Setup (14:08)

7.2 Configuring VSANs (6:37)

7.3 Verifying VSANs (4:56)

7.4 Configuring Switch Ports (14:53)

7.5 Verifying Name Server Login (11:21)

7.6 Configuring Zoning (7:37)

7.7 Verifying Zoning (8:26)

7.8 Verifying SAN Switch Operations (5:36)

Lesson 8: Data Center Unified Fabric

8.1 Understanding FCoE (4:38)

8.2 Comparing/Contrasting FC and FCoE (4:43)

8.3 Understanding FCoE Multihop (6:16)

8.4 Understanding VFCs (2:31)

8.5 Performing Initial FCoE Setup (3:45)

8.6 Configuring FCoE (9:24)

8.7 Configuring FCoE Multihop (7:59)

Lesson 9: Introduction to Unified Computing Concepts

9.1 Defining UCS (8:36)

9.2 Exploring UCS Features (5:27)

9.3 Understanding Stateless Computing (2:56)

9.4 Understanding Service Policies (2:44)

9.5 Examining How UCS Connects to the LAN and SAN (6:08)

9.6 Exploring UCS Manager Key Features (3:28)

9.7 Understanding How Discovery Works (2:06)

Lesson 10: Unified Computing Configuration

10.1Performing Intital UCS Setup (3:56)

10.2Configuring Server, LAN, and SAN Connectivity (10:59)

10.3Verifying Server, LAN, and SAN Connectivity (7:50)

10.4Verifying Discovery Operations (5:24)

10.5Exploring the UCS Manager GUI (2:23)

10.6Configuring a Service Profile (16:49)

Lesson 11: Data Center Virtualization

11.1 Understanding Device Virtualization (1:31)

11.2 Understanding Server Virtualization (7:21)

11.3 Examining the Nexus 1000v (4:46)

11.4 Verifying Initial Setup and Operation for the Nexus 1000v (5:50)

Lesson 12: Data Center Network Services

12.1 Understanding the Need for Load Balancers (4:03)

12.2 Examining Standard ACE Features for Load Balancing (4:46)

12.3 Examining Server Load Balancing Virtual Contexts and HA (4:08)

12.4 Examining Server Load Balancing Management Options (3:11)

12.5 Exploring the Benefits of the Cisco Global Load Balancing Solution (3:31)

12.6 Examining the Integration Between the Cisco Global and Local Load Balancing Solutions (1:32)

12.7 Understanding WAN Optimization (5:23)

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