Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)

Training Summary
The Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0 course helps you prepare for entry-level data center roles. In this course, you will learn the foundational knowledge and skills you need to configure Cisco data center technologies including networking, virtualization, storage area networking, and unified computing. You will get an introduction to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI), automation and cloud computing. You will get hands-on experience with configuring features on Cisco Nexus Operating System (Cisco NX-OS) and Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS).
To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:
  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems
These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:
  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)
5 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for:
  • Data center administrators
  • Data center engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Server administrators
  • Network managers
  • Cisco integrators and partners
Course Topics
  • Describing the Data Center Network Architectures
  • Describing the Cisco Nexus Family and Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Describing Layer 3 First-Hop Redundancy
  • Describing Cisco FEX
  • Describing Port Channels and vPCs
  • Describing Switch Virtualization
  • Describing Machine Virtualization
  • Describing Network Virtualization
  • Introducing Basic Data Center Storage Concepts
  • Describing Fibre Channel Communication between the Initiator Server and the Target Storage
  • Describing Fibre Channel Zone Types and Their Uses
  • Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Describing Data Center Ethernet Enhancements
  • Describing FCoE
  • Describing Cisco UCS Components
  • Describing Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describing Cisco ACI
  • Describing Cloud Computing

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