Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0

Course information
Pris: kr 29 500,00 (exkl moms)
Längd: 5
Kurskod: DCUFD
GTC: 101
CLC: 40
Version 5.0


This course is aimed at providing data center designers with the knowledge and skills needed to design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center unified fabrics, and virtualization solutions based on the Cisco Fabric Extenders (FEXs), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Cisco FabricPath, and equipment and link virtualization technologies. The course describes the Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric solutions, and explains how to evaluate existing data center infrastructure, determine the requirements, and design the Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric solution based on Cisco products and technologies.


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • CCNA Data Center Certification ( DCICN and DCICT) - Required
  • Knowledge that is covered in the Cisco Nexus product family courses (DCUFI) - Recommended.
  • Knowledge that is covered in the Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) course. Recommended. 


Cisco Data Center Solutions

  • Defining the Data Center
  • Identifying the Cisco Data Center Solution
  • Designing the Cisco Data Center Solution

Data Center Technologies

  • Designing Layer 2 and Layer 3 Switching
  • Virtualizing Data Center Components
  • Designing Layer 2 Multipathing Technologies

Data Center Topologies

  • Designing the Data Center Core Layer Network
  • Designing the Data Center Aggregation Layer
  • Designing the Data Center Access Layer
  • Designing the Data Center Virtualized Access Layer
  • Designing High Availability
  • Designing Data Center Interconnects

Data Center Storage

  • Introducing SAN
  • Designing SAN
  • Designing Unified Fabric
  • Designing SAN Services

Data Center Security

  • Designing Data Center Application Security
  • Designing Link Security Technologies and Device Hardening
  • Designing Storage Security

Data Center Application Services

  • Designing Data Center Application Architecture
  • Designing Application Services
  • Designing Global Load Balancing

Data Center Management

  • Designing Data Center Management Solutions


  • Lab 1-2: Become Familiar with the Lab Equipment
  • Lab 3-1: Explore VDCs
  • Lab 3-2: Examine vPC
  • Lab 3-3: Explore Cisco FabricPath
  • Lab 3-4: Connect FEXs
  • Lab 3-5: Interconnect Data Centers with Cisco OTV

Case Studies

  • Case Study 1-1: Design a Migration to vPC
  • Case Study 3-6: Design VLAN Extension
  • Case Study 4-1: Design Cisco Unified Fabric


After you complete this course you should be able to:

  • Evaluate the data center solution design and design process regarding contemporary data center challenges, Cisco Data Center Architecture solution, and components
  • Provide a comprehensive and detailed overview of technologies used in data centers, and describe scalability implications and their possible use in cloud environments
  • Design data center connections and topologies in the core layer
  • Explain and design data center storage designs, solutions, and limitations of various storage technologies
  • Design secure data centers that are protected from application-based threats, network security threats, and physical security threats
  • Design data center infrastructure that is required to implement network-based application services
  • Design data center management to facilitate monitoring, managing, and provisioning of data center equipment and applications


Anyone involved in designing a data center or data center solutions


Recommended preparation for exam(s):

  • 642-996 - DCUFD

This exam is required for individuals looking to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Professional for Data Center Certification or the Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Design Specialist Certification.


The following courses are recommended for further study:

Delegates looking to achieve their CCNP for DC will require:

  • DCUCI- Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing
  • DCUFI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric


  • DCUCT - Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing
  • DCUFT - Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric


  • DCUCD - Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing
  • DCUFD - Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

Delegates looking for Cisco Specialist Certifications will also need :

  • DCUFI- Cisco Data Center Unified FabricDesign Specialist


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