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DCUCD Course Description

The Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design (DCUCD) v3.0 is a five-day instructor-led course with lab exercises that help prepare the student for the certification exam 642-982 DCUCD. The course content is primarily focused on the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) and to a lesser degree also on Cisco Nexus 1000v Virtual Switch, Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches, Cisco MDS Series Switches, and VMware vSphere 4. The course starts with an overview of Data Center Computing solutions and then explains the design aspects of the Cisco Data Center Unified Computing solution. The Delivery Lab for this course is accessed using a remote access procedure coupled with a GUI application that provides connectivity to all lab devices.

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, it is recommended that you have the following prerequisite skills and knowledge:

  • The following courses are recommended prerequisites for students attending the Cisco Data Center Unified Design (DCUCD) v3.0 course:
    • Designing Cisco Data Center Network Infrastructure (DCNID)
    • Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (DCSNS)
  • The following knowledge and skills are recommended prerequisites for students attending the Cisco Data Center Unified Design (DCUCD) v3.0 course:
    • Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Design Specialist (DCNID)
    • Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Design Specialist (DCSN)
    • VMware vSphere 4 or equivalent experience

Who Should Attend

  • The primary audience for this course is as follows:
    • Channel Partners/Resellers (pre- and post-sales professionals)
    • Systems Engineers
  • The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
    • Network Engineers
    • Network

The primary audience is the individuals responsible for the design of Cisco Unified Computing solutions and data center computing, network, and SAN planning.

Number of Days

  • 5 Days instructor-led classroom training. (Approx. 7 hours each day.)

Course Objectives

The goal of the DCUCD curriculum is to enable customers to build scalable, reliable, and intelligent Cisco Data Center Unified Computing solutions using Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches, Cisco MDS Series Switches, Cisco Nexus 1000v Virtual Switch, Cisco Data Center Network Manager (Cisco DCNM), Cisco Fabric Manager, VMware vSphere 4, Linux, and Microsoft Windows operating system.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand Cisco Unified Computing solutions and identify server architecture.
  • Identify and understand Cisco UCS components, management, system connectivity, high availability, and size Cisco Unified Computing System.
  • Understand and design Cisco UCS server deployment.
  • Identify Cisco Unified Computing solution management aspects.
  • Understand and design Cisco Unified Computing network.
  • Understand and design Cisco Unified Computing SAN.
  • Identify historical performance characteristics, and reconnaissance and analysis tools, and determine aspects affecting the migration plan.
  • Identify Cisco UCS deployments and describe solution advantages.
  • Understand server virtualization and server virtualization networking.
  • Evaluate Cisco Unified Computing solution, understand design success criteria, and determine ROI.

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction
  • Module 1:Understanding Cisco Unified Computing Solutions
    • Lesson 1: Identifying Cisco Unified Computing Solution
    • Lesson 2: Identifying Server Architecture
  • Module 2:Understanding the Cisco UCS
    • Lesson 1: Identifying Cisco Unified Computing System Components
    • Lesson 2: Identifying Cisco Unified Computing System Management
    • Lesson 3: Understanding Cisco Unified Computing System Connectivity
    • Lesson 4: Understanding Unified Computing System High Availability
    • Lesson 5: Designing the Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Module 3:Understanding Cisco UCS Server Deployment
    • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco the Cisco Unified Computing System Server Deployment Model
    • Lesson 2: Designing Cisco Unified Computing System Server Deployment
  • Module 4:Understanding Cisco Unified Computing Management
    • Lesson 1: Defining the Cisco Unified Computing Solution Management Aspects
    • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Unified Computing System Management
  • Module 5:Understanding the Cisco Unified Computing Network
    • Lesson 1: Identifying the Cisco Unified Computing Network
    • Lesson 2: Designing the Cisco Unified Computing Network
  • Module 6:Understanding the Cisco Unified Computing SAN
    • Lesson 1: Identifying the Cisco Unified Computing SAN
    • Lesson 2: Designing the Cisco Unified Computing SAN
  • Module 7:Understanding Existing Computing Solutions
    • Lesson 1: Understanding Historical Performance Characteristics
    • Lesson 2: Identifying Data Center Reconnaissance and Analysis Tools
    • Lesson 3: Determining the Aspects Affecting the Migration Plan
  • Module 8:Positioning the Cisco Unified Computing System
    • Lesson 1: Identifying Cisco Unified Computing System Deployments
    • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Solution Advantages
  • Module 9:Understanding Server Virtualization Networking
    • Lesson 1: Identifying Server Virtualization
    • Lesson 2: Cisco Server Virtualization Networking Solution
    • Lesson 3: Sizing Virtual Machine
  • Module 10:Evaluating Cisco Unified Computing Solutions
    • Lesson 1: Understanding Design Success Criteria
    • Lesson 2: Determining the Design ROI

Hands-on Lab Exercises

  • Lab Topology
  • Lab Management IP Addressing and Login Credentials
  • Lab Hardware and Software Requirements
  • Lab Remote Access Procedure
  • Lab Troubleshooting Tips
  • Lab 2-1: Exploring Cisco Unified Computing System Hardware
  • Case Study 2-2: Sizing the Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Lab 3-1: Deploying a Server with Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Case Study 3-2: Designing Server Deployment
  • Lab 4-1: Implementing Management Hierarchy
  • Lab 5-1: Exploring the Cisco Unified Computing Network
  • Case Study 5-2: Designing a Cisco Unified Computing Network
  • Lab 6-1: Exploring Cisco Unified Computing SAN
  • Case Study 6-2: Designing Cisco Unified Computing SAN
  • Lab 8-1: Exploring Cisco Unified Computing System Server Deployment
  • Lab 9-1: Exploring Server Virtualization Deployment with Cisco Unified Computing System