Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)

Detailed Course Outline

Describing the Data Center Network Architectures

  • Cisco Data Center Architecture Overview
  • Three-Tier Network: Core, Aggregation, and Access

Describing the Cisco Nexus Family and Cisco NX-OS Software

  • Cisco Nexus Data Center Product Overview
  • Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture

Describing Layer 3 First-Hop Redundancy

  • Default Gateway Redundancy
  • Hot Standby Router Protocol

Describing Port Channels and vPCs

  • Ethernet Port Channels
  • Virtual Port Channels

Describing Switch Virtualization

  • Cisco Nexus Switch Basic Components
  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding

Describing Machine Virtualization

  • Virtual Machines
  • Hypervisor

Describing Network Virtualization

  • Overlay Network Protocols
  • VXLAN Overlay

Introducing Basic Data Center Storage Concepts

  • Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Fibre Channel Storage Networking

Describing Fibre Channel Communication Between the Initiator Server and the Target Storage

  • Fibre Channel Layered Model
  • FLOGI Process

Describing Fibre Channel Zone Types and Their Uses

  • Fibre Channel Zoning
  • Zoning Configuration

Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV

  • Cisco NPV Mode
  • NPIV Mode

Describing Data Center Ethernet Enhancements

  • IEEE Data Center Bridging
  • Priority Flow Control

Describing FCoE

  • Cisco Unified Fabric
  • FCoE Architecture

Describing Cisco UCS Components

  • Physical Cisco UCS Components
  • Cisco Fabric Interconnect Product Overview

Describing Cisco UCS Manager

  • Cisco UCS Manager Overview
  • Identity and Resource Pools for Hardware Abstraction

Using APIs

  • Common Programmability Protocols and Methods
  • How to Choose Models and Processes

Automating the Data Center

Describing Cisco ACI

  • Cisco ACI Overview
  • Multitier Applications in Cisco ACI

Describing Cloud Computing

  • Cloud Computing Overview
  • Cloud Deployment Models