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Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure (CLDINF)

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Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Cloud Infrastructure Overview
  • Components
  • Characteristics
  • Fabric extender benefits
  • Nexus 5k, 7k and 9k series switches
  • MDS
  • Cisco NX-OS
    • Architecture
    • Features
    • System resiliency
    • Extensibility
    • Security
    • Efficiency
    • Virtualization
  • Cisco UCS
    • Portfolio
    • Network equipment
    • C-series rack servers
    • M-series
    • Invicta
    • Manager
    • Central
    • Director
    • Performance manager
  • FCoE protocol and characteristics
  • Server virtualization
  • VM benefits
  • Hyper-V
  • Cloud management platforms
  • Hypervisor on server set up
Module 2: Cloud Infrastructure Computing Component
  • Deploy hypervisors
  • Lights-out management network
  • UCS cloud platform implementation
    • Service profile network configuration
    • LAN and SAN separation
    • Server boot policies
  • Troubleshooting methodology
    • UCS tools
    • Compute infrastructure troubleshooting scenarios
    • Service profiles
    • Boot policies
Module 3: Cloud Infrastructure Storage Component
  • Cloud storage implementation
    • Storage types
    • Considerations
    • SAN protocols
    • Virtual SANs
    • Zoning modes
    • Zoning configuration
    • Provisioning storage space
  • Storage access configuration
    • Fibre channel storage
    • iSCSI
    • SAN/iSCSI boot
    • NAS-based
    • Access rights, file and folder permissions
  • Storage infrastructure troubleshooting methodology
  • Storage troubleshooting scenarios
Module 4: Cloud Infrastructure Network Component
  • Virtual device context (VDC) overview
  • VDC with VLANs and VRFs
  • FCoE VDC
  • Port channels
  • VXLAN
    • Architecture
    • Packet format
    • Tunnel endpoint
    • Gateway
    • Unicast packet flow
    • Broadcast, unknown unicast and multicast flow
  • VMware standard vSwitch
  • Nexus 1000V
  • VSM-to-VEM communication
  • Hypervisor VTEP implementation
  • UCS network configuration elements
  • MAC pool
  • Network policy
  • iSCSI vNICs
  • Server management
  • Network infrastructure troubleshooting methodology
Module 5: Troubleshoot Multiple Components
  • Multiple components troubleshooting scenarios
  • Storage provisioning using UCS director workflows troubleshooting
  • VM provisioning troubleshooting
Labs:
  • UCS Manager and UCS Director Quickstart
  • Deploy CentOS Host on UCS Blade Server
  • Deploy ESXi Hosts on Remote Storage
  • Troubleshoot Storage Access
  • Configure Network Server Connectivity
  • Configure Virtual Network Connectivity
  • Troubleshoot Network Connectivity (Optional Challenge)
  • Troubleshoot Capstone Lab (Optional Challenge)
 

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