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DCICN - Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v1.x


Duration: 4 Days




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Course Information

Course Description

​In this course you will be introduced to the three primary technologies that are used in the Cisco data center. Through hands-on labs, you will focus on viewing configurations, but not making configuration changes or creating new topologies. This course is targeted for individuals that will perform only basic configuration tasks.

Course Objectives

  • How a network works
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications
  • Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP services to meet network requirements
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot routing operations on Cisco Nexus switches

Course Audience

  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Cisco integrators/partners
  • System engineers
  • Network designers
  • Network managers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects

Course Outline

​Lesson 1. Building a Simple Network

Functions of Networking.

Host-to-Host Communications Model.

Ethernet Connections.

Ethernet Communications Standards.

OSI Network Layer Addressing.

TCP/IP Transport Layer.

Packet Delivery Process

Lesson 2. Switched Network Implementation


Packet Delivery Process.

Cisco NX-OS Software.

Operating Cisco NX-OS Software.

Implementing VLANs and Trunks.

Building a Redundant Switched Topology

Lesson 3. IP Addressing

IP Addressing Scheme.

Transitioning to IPv6.

Lesson 4. Routing on the Cisco Nexus Switch

Packet Delivery Process.

Routing Process on Cisco Nexus Switches.

Routing Protocols on Cisco Nexus Switches

Access Control Lists on Cisco Nexus Switches

Lab Outline

Lab 1-1: Use Windows Applications as Network Tools

Lab 1-2: Observe the TCP Three-Way Handshake

Lab 1-3: Observe Extended PC Network Information

Lab 2-1: Connect to Cisco Nexus Switches

Lab 2-2: Configure the Cisco Nexus Switches

Lab 2-3: Configure VLANs and Trunks

Lab 2-4: Verify and Configure Spanning Tree

Lab 2-5: Configure EtherChannel

Lab 3-1: Convert Decimal to Binary and Binary to Decimal

Lab 3-2: Classify Network Addressing

Lab 3-3: Compute Usable Subnetworks and Hosts

Lab 3-4: Calculate Subnet Masks

Lab 4-1: Configure Multilayer Switching

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