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DCICT: Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v6.x

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Course Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v6.x (DCICT)

Course Specifications

Course Length: 5 days
Rate: $4,395.00
Registration: Call 406-256-5700 or email entretraining@entremt.com to register or to request customized training or group pricing.


In this course, you will be introduced to 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 these courses 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.

Course Objectives

After taking this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and configure Cisco UCS
  • Describe and configure Cisco data center virtualization
  • Describe and configure Cisco data center networking
  • Describe and configure Cisco automation and orchestration
  • Describe and verify Cisco ACI


This course is designed for network designers, administrators, engineers, managers, storage
administrators, server administrators, program managers, project managers, and systems engineers.


Before taking this course, students should have a good understanding of networking protocols and the
VMware environment.

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Data Center Network Virtualization 

  • Functional Planes of Cisco Nexus
  • Cisco Nexus Operating System VRF
  • Virtual Device Contexts
  • Function of Overlays
  • Virtualization
  • Virtual Switches

Module 2: Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration 

  • Cisco Fabric Extender Connectivity
  • Port Channels and Virtual Port
  • Cisco FabricPath
  • Unified Port Feature of Cisco Nexus
  • 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
  • Cloud Computing Basic Concepts
  • Cloud Attributes and Service Models
  • Cisco UCS Director
  • VDCs, Tenants, and Policies
  • Orchestration
  • Managing Catalogs and Templates
  • Reporting in Cisco UCS Director

Module 5: Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure

  • Cisco ACI
  • Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Programming and Orchestrating Cisco

Module 6: Labs

  • Connect to Cisco Nexus Series
    Switches Using SSH
  • Configure VRFs
  • Explore the Elements of Virtual Device
  • Install VMware ESXi on UCS C-Series
    Rack Server
  • Install VMware vCenter Server
  • Install Cisco Virtual Switch Update
  • Install Cisco Nexus 1000V with VSUM
  • Configure a Port Group in the DVS
  • Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric
  • Configure Virtual Port Channels
  • Configure Virtual Port Channels with
  • Configure Cisco FabricPath
  • Configure Unified Ports on Cisco Nexus
  • Implement FCoE
  • Install and Configure the Cisco IMC
  • Navigate the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • Configure Local RBAC
  • Configure Pools
  • Configure a Service Profile Template
  • Configure Cisco NX-OS with APIs
  • Explore the Management Information
    Tree of the Cisco UCS Manager XML
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager with the
    Postman REST Plugin for Google
  • Install and Configure User Accounts in
    Cisco UCS Director
  • Add Virtual and Physical Accounts to
    Cisco UCS Director
  • Customize Cisco UCS Director
  • Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring
  • Create Policies and VDCs
  • Create a Catalog and Provision a VM
    Using the Self-Service Portal
  • Explore Cisco UCS Director Built-In
  • View Chargeback and Reports