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CCIE Data Center Written Bootcamp (CCIEDCW)

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1: Cisco Data Center Architecture
  • Data Center Architecture blueprint
    • Describe the Cisco Data Center Architecture
  • Products and technologies used in the architecture
    • Describe the products used in the Cisco Data Center Architecture
    • Describe Cisco unified I/O solution in access layer
    • Determine which platform to select for use in the data center different layers
2: Cisco Data Center Network Infrastructure
  • Cisco NX-OS Features
    • Describe the architecture of NX-OS
    • Describe NX-OS Process Recovery
    • Describe NX-OS Supervisor Redundancy
    • Describe NX-OS Systems file management
    • Describe Virtual Output Queuing (VoQ)
    • Describe Virtual Device Contexts
    • Configure and Troubleshoot VDCs
    • Describe fabric extension via the Nexus family
  • NX-OS Layer-2 and Layer-3 functionality
    • Describe VLANs
    • Describe PVLANs
    • Describe Spanning-Tree Protocols
    • Describe Port-Channels and Virtual Port Channels
    • Compare and contrast VPC options
    • Describe basic features of routing protocols in a data center environment
    • Implement jumbo frames end-to-end in a data center
    • Describe FabricPath
    • Describe VRF lite in a data center environment
    • Validate configurations and troubleshoot problems and failures using command line, show and debug commands.
  • Cisco NX-OS Multicast
    • Describe Multicast Operation in a data center environment
    • Describe Basic PIM configuration
    • Describe IGMP operation and configuration on the Nexus platform
    • Validate configurations and troubleshoot problems and failures using command line, show and debug commands
  • Cisco NX-OS Security Features
    • AAA Services
    • RBAC, SSH, and SNMPv3
    • Control Plane Protection and Hardware Rate Limiting
    • IP ACLs, MAC ACLs, and VLAN ACLs
    • Port Security
    • DHCP Snooping, Dynamic ARP Inspection, and IP Source Guard
    • Validate configurations and troubleshoot problems and failures using command line, show and debug commands
  • Cisco NX-OS High-Availability Features
    • Describe First-Hop Routing Protocols
    • Describe Graceful Restart and nonstop forwarding
    • Describe OTV
    • Describe the ISSU process
    • Validate configurations and troubleshoot problems and failures using command line, show and debug commands
  • Cisco NX-OS Management
    • Describe DCNM LAN features
    • Implement SPAN and ERSPAN
    • Implement embedded Ethernet analyzer and Netflow
    • Describe XML for network management and monitoring
    • Describe SNMP for network management and monitoring
    • Describe Implement Embedded Event Management
    • Describe configuration management in Data Center Network Manager
    • Describe Smart Call Home
    • Detail connectivity and credentials required for Data Center Network Manager
    • Validate configurations and troubleshoot problems and failures using command line, show and debug commands
3: Cisco Data Center Storage Infrastructure
  • Standard-based SAN protocols
    • Describe Fiber Channel Standards and protocols
    • Describe SCSI standards and protocols
    • Describe iSCSI standards and protocols
    • Describe FCIP standards and protocols
  • FC protocol features
    • Describe Port Channel, ISL, trunking and VSANs
    • Design basic and enhanced zoning
    • Describe FC domain parameters
    • Describe Cisco Fabric services and benefits
    • Design and implement proper over-subscription in an FC environment
    • Validate proper configuration of FC storage based solutions
  • IP storage based solutions
    • Implement FC over IP (FCIP)
    • Describe iSCSI and its features
    • Validate proper configuration of IP Storage based solutions
  • NX-OS Unified Fabric features
    • Describe Fiber Channel features in the NX-OS environment
    • Describe Fiber Channel over Ethernet Protocol and technology
    • Design and implement data center bridging protocol and lossless Ethernet
    • Design and implement QoS features
    • Describe NPV and NPIV features in a Unified Fabric environment
    • Describe FCoE NPV features
    • Describe Unified Fabric Switch different modes of operations
    • Describe multihop FCoE
    • Describe and configure universal ports
    • Validate configurations and troubleshoot problems and failures using command line, show and debug commands
  • High-availability features
    • Describe server-side high availability in the Cisco Unified I/O environment
    • Describe Converged Network Adapter used in FCoE topologies
    • Configuring NIC teaming
  • Management
    • Describe Device Manager for element management
    • Describe configuration management in Data Center Network Manager
    • Describe connectivity and credentials required for DCNM-SAN
    • Describe how to monitor and trend utilization with DCNM Dashboard
4: Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Infrastructure
  • Cisco UCS components and architecture
    • Describe Cisco Unified Computing System components and architecture
    • Describe the Cisco Unified Computing server deployment and implementation model
    • Describe Cisco UCS Management features
    • Describe Cisco UCS Connectivity from both LAN and SAN perspective
    • Describe Cisco UCS High Availability
    • Describe what the capability catalog is and how it is used
    • Describe Cisco UCS C-Series Integration
    • Describe the functional differences between physical and virtual adaptors
  • LAN connectivity architecture
    • Describe Fabric Interconnect for LAN connectivity
    • Implement server and uplink ports
    • Describe End Host Mode
    • Implement Ethernet Switching Mode
    • Implement VLANs and port channels
    • Implement Pinning and PIN groups
    • Describe Disjoint Layer 2 and design consideration
    • Describe Quality of Service (QoS) options and configuration restrictions
    • Design and verify scalable Cisco Unified computing systems
  • SAN connectivity architecture
    • Describe Fabric Interconnect for SAN connectivity
    • Describe End Host Mode
    • Implement NPIV
    • Implement FC Switch mode
    • Implement FC ports for SAN connectivity
    • Implement Virtual HBA (vHBA)
    • Implement VSANs
    • Implement SAN port channels
    • Describe and implement direct attach Storage connectivity options
    • Describe and implement FC trunking and SAN pinning
  • Server resources
    • Describe Service Profiles in Cisco UCS including templates and contrast with cloning
    • Describe Server Resource Pools
    • Implement updating and initial templates
    • Describe Boot From remote storage
    • Detail best practices for creating pooled objects
    • Explain how to use the Cisco UCS KVM with Vmedia and session management
    • Describe local disk options and configuration protection
    • Describe power control policies and their effects
  • Cisco UCS Management
    • Understand Cisco UCS Management Hierarchy using ORG and RBAC
    • Describe roles and privileges
    • Implement integrated authentication
    • Understand backup and restore procedures in a unified computing environment
    • Manage high availability in a Cisco Unified Computing environment
    • Describe monitoring and analysis of system events
    • Implement External Management Protocols
    • Analyze statistical information
    • Understand Cisco Unified Computing components system upgrade procedure
    • Describe how to manage BIOS settings
    • Describe memory extension technology
5: Cisco Data Center Virtualization Infrastructure
  • Nexus 1000V architecture
    • Describe the Cisco Nexus1000v and its role in a virtual server network environment
    • Describe Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) on Nexus1000v
    • Describe Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM)
  • Nexus 1010 architecture
    • Describe the Cisco Nexus 1010 physical appliance and components
  • Virtual networking services
    • Describe Port Profiles and use cases in Nexus1000v
    • Describe QoS, Traffic Flow and IGMP Snooping in Nexus1000v
    • Explain the benefits of DHCP snooping in a VDI environment
    • Describe how to intercept traffic using Vpath and its benefits
    • Describe and implement Nexus1000v port channels
    • Describe Virtual Service Domain
  • Nexus 1000V Management
    • Describe Network monitoring on Nexus1000v
    • Validate configurations and troubleshoot problems and failures using command line, show and debug commands
 

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