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Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 LiveLessons: Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies

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  • Copyright 2015
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5372-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5372-4


8+ hours of CCNA Data Center video instruction on configuration and troubleshooting tasks to prepare you for the Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 exam.


Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 LiveLessons is a unique video course that provides a solid understanding of the key areas of knowledge required to pass the 640-916 DCICT CCNA Data Center exam. This product walks the customer through each topic of the exam blueprint. Customers will gain knowledge of fundamental data center technologies such as network and server virtualization, storage, and convergent I/O and network services such as load balancing.

Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 LiveLessons contains 12 individual video lessons, subdivided into 82 sublessons, for more than 8 hours of instruction. The videos consist of slides, detailed instruction, and demonstrations. Each video lab presents detailed objectives, lab diagrams, and video captures. Audio instruction and screencasts throughout offer detailed explanations, tips, and configuration examples.

Major topics include

--Fundamental Data Center Concepts

--Fundamental Data Center Design

--Introduction to the Nexus Switching Portfolio

--Advanced Nexus Features

--Nexus Switch Feature Configuration

--Introduction to Storage Networking Concepts

--Storage Networking Configuration

--Data Center Unified Fabric

--Introduction to Unified Computing Concepts

--Unified Computing Configuration

--Data Center Virtualization

--Data Center Network Services

Skill Level

Beginning to Intermediate

What You Will Learn

Everything you need to know to about network and server virtualization, storage, convergent I/O, and load balancing in order to excel on the Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 exam

Who Should Take This Course

  • Anyone who wants to obtain their CCNA Data Center certification. This includes working engineers in the Enterprise space who want to expand their knowledge of data center concepts and technologies; specifically, CCNA candidates who will use this product to prepare for the two required tests needed to earn the CCNA Data Center certification.
  • CCNP and CCIE Data Center candidates in need of foundational knowledge will also be very interested in this product.
  • IT managers in need of a quick understanding of data center concepts to better manage their engineering teams, and engineers familiar with other vendors’ platforms who wish to learn Cisco’s specific implementations of these technologies, would also benefit from taking this course.

Course Requirements

This LiveLessons course assumes that the viewer has the skills to navigate the user interface of a PC running any of the Microsoft operating systems, and that the viewer has completed typical high school–level math courses (mainly that they have been exposed to binary math).

This course also assumes that viewers have reviewed, are familiar with, and even completed the requirements for the Cisco 640-911 DC CCNA Test. If they have not, they might want to view the Cisco CCNA DCICN 640-911 LiveLessons course prior to viewing this course. It is also assumed that the viewer knows how to use typical Internet applications, primarily web browsers and email clients.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Fundamental Data Center Concepts

1.1 Introduction to Data Center LANs (10:32)

1.2 Defining the Purpose and Function of Various Network Devices (9:42)

1.3 Introduction to Storage Area Networks (SANs) (4:32)

1.4 Examining SAN Fabric High Availability (2:34)

1.5 Understanding the Edge/Core Layers of the SAN (7:53)

1.6 Understanding Fiber Channel over Ethernet (6:11)

1.7 Examining the Protocols that Support Fiber Channel over Ethernet (4:08)

Lesson 2: Fundamental Data Center Design

2.1 Understanding the Modular Approach in DC Network Design (2:44)

2.2 Examining the Core Model (2:15)

2.3 Examining the Aggregation Model (2:05)

2.4 Examining the Collapsed Core Model (2:53)

2.5 Examining the Access Model (2:19)

2.6 Introduction to Data Center Interconnect (DCI) (6:09)

2.7 Differentiation Between DCI and Network Interconnectivity (2:54)

Lesson 3: Introduction to the Nexus Switching Portfolio

3.1 Examining the Cisco Nexus Modular Switches (14:46)

3.2 Examining the Cisco Fixed Configuration Switches (6:52)

3.3 Examining the Cisco FEX Products (7:05)

3.4 Understanding Control and Data Plane Traffic (4:02)

3.5 Examining Nexus Virtualization Features (6:28)

3.6 Examining Nexus Licensing (3:02)

Lesson 4: Advanced Nexus Features

4.1 Understanding virtual Device Context (VDC) (5:27)

4.2 Understanding Port Channel Functionality (4:18)

4.3 Exploring vPC and Its Components (5:23)

4.4 Understanding How a vPC Functions (4:38)

4.5 Understanding Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) (3:21)

4.6 Introduction to FabricPath (2:15)

4.7 Understanding FabricPath Switch IDs and Trees (4:19)

Lesson 5: Nexus Switch Feature Configuration

5.1 Performing Initial Setup and Verifying Connectivity (12:04)

5.2 Enabling Features (5:45)

5.3 Configuring VDCs (9:11)

5.4 Configuring Fabric Extenders (FEXs) (4:50)

5.5 Configuring Port Channels (9:38)

5.6 Configuring vPC (7:25)

5.7 Verifying vPC (5:29)

5.8 Configuring FabricPath (7:11)

Lesson 6: Introduction to Storage Networking Concepts

6.1 Defining a Storage Network (8:42)

6.2 Exploring Storage Network Services (5:31)

6.3 Understanding Initiators and Targets (2:29)

6.4 Examining Devices Connected to the SAN (5:20)

6.5 Examining Storage Array Connectivity (5:42)

6.6 Understanding How Switches Connect to the SAN (7:49)

6.7 Examining VSANs (6:19)

6.8 Understanding Zoning (5:41)

Lesson 7: Storage Networking Configuration

7.1 Performing Initial Storage Networking Setup (14:08)

7.2 Configuring VSANs (6:37)

7.3 Verifying VSANs (4:56)

7.4 Configuring Switch Ports (14:53)

7.5 Verifying Name Server Login (11:21)

7.6 Configuring Zoning (7:37)

7.7 Verifying Zoning (8:26)

7.8 Verifying SAN Switch Operations (5:36)

Lesson 8: Data Center Unified Fabric

8.1 Understanding FCoE (4:38)

8.2 Comparing/Contrasting FC and FCoE (4:43)

8.3 Understanding FCoE Multihop (6:16)

8.4 Understanding VFCs (2:31)

8.5 Performing Initial FCoE Setup (3:45)

8.6 Configuring FCoE (9:24)

8.7 Configuring FCoE Multihop (7:59)

Lesson 9: Introduction to Unified Computing Concepts

9.1 Defining UCS (8:36)

9.2 Exploring UCS Features (5:27)

9.3 Understanding Stateless Computing (2:56)

9.4 Understanding Service Policies (2:44)

9.5 Examining How UCS Connects to the LAN and SAN (6:08)

9.6 Exploring UCS Manager Key Features (3:28)

9.7 Understanding How Discovery Works (2:06)

Lesson 10: Unified Computing Configuration

10.1Performing Intital UCS Setup (3:56)

10.2Configuring Server, LAN, and SAN Connectivity (10:59)

10.3Verifying Server, LAN, and SAN Connectivity (7:50)

10.4Verifying Discovery Operations (5:24)

10.5Exploring the UCS Manager GUI (2:23)

10.6Configuring a Service Profile (16:49)

Lesson 11: Data Center Virtualization

11.1 Understanding Device Virtualization (1:31)

11.2 Understanding Server Virtualization (7:21)

11.3 Examining the Nexus 1000v (4:46)

11.4 Verifying Initial Setup and Operation for the Nexus 1000v (5:50)

Lesson 12: Data Center Network Services

12.1 Understanding the Need for Load Balancers (4:03)

12.2 Examining Standard ACE Features for Load Balancing (4:46)

12.3 Examining Server Load Balancing Virtual Contexts and HA (4:08)

12.4 Examining Server Load Balancing Management Options (3:11)

12.5 Exploring the Benefits of the Cisco Global Load Balancing Solution (3:31)

12.6 Examining the Integration Between the Cisco Global and Local Load Balancing Solutions (1:32)

12.7 Understanding WAN Optimization (5:23)

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