(DCFNDU) 1.0

The understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v 1.0 course is a five-day instructor-led training (ILT) program and eLearning (ELT) that introduces students to Cisco technologies and products that are deployed in the data center network virtualization, network technologies, unified computing, automation and orchestration, and Cisco Application -Centric infrastructure (Cisco ACI) The introductory level of knowledge that is provided in these courses is targeted for individuals who can perform basic configuration tasks. The hands-on lab exercises focus on configuring features on Cisco Nexus Operating System (Cisco NX-OS) and Cisco Unified Computing System (CiscoUCS).

Quién debería asistir 

  • Data Center Designer
  • Data Administrator
  • Data Center Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect
  • Network Architect
  • Cisco integrators/ Partners
  • Server Administrator
  • Network Manager
  • Storage Administrator
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager



 The knowledge and skills are expected to have before attending this course are: 

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Good understanding of the VMware environments
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Basic Internet usage skills


Objetivo del curso

Upon completing this course, student will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Describe the foundations of data center networking.
  • Describe Cisco Nexus products and explain the basic Cisco NX-OS functionalities and tools.
  • Describe Layer 3 first-hop redundancy.
  • Describe Cisco FEX Connectivity.
  • Describe Ethernet port channels and vPCs.
  • Introduce switch virtualization.
  • Introduce machine virtualization.
  • Describe network virtualization.
  • Compare storage connectivity options in the data center.
  • Describe Fibre Channel communications between the initiator server and the target storage.
  • Describe Fibre Channel zone types and their uses.
  • Describe NPV and NPV.
  • Describe data center Ethernet enhancements that provide a lossless fabric.
  • Describe FCoE
  • Describe data center server connectivity.
  • Describe Cisco UCS Manager.
  • Describe the purpose and advantage of APIs.
  • Describe Cisco ACI.
  • Describe the basic concepts of cloud computing. 


Contenido del curso

Section & Discovery Number Section & Discovery Tittle
Section 1 Describing the Data Center Network Architectures
Section 2 Describing the Cisco Nexus Family and Cisco NX-OS Software
Discovery 1 Explore the Cisco NX-OS CLI
Discovery 2 Explore Topology Discovery
Section 3 Describing layer 3 First-Hop Redundancy
Discovery 3 Configure HSRP
Section 4 Describing Cisco FEX
Discovery 4 Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 FEX
Section 5 Describing Port Channels and vPCs
Discovery 5 Configuring vPCs
Discovery 6 Configure vPCs with Cisco FEX
Section 6 Describing Switch Virtualization
Discovery 7 Configure VRF
Discovery 8 Explore VDC Elements
Section 7 Describing Machine Virtualization
Discovery 9 Install VMware ESXI and vCENTER
Section 8 Describing Network Virtualization
Section 9 Introducing Basic Data Center Storage Concepts
Discovery 10 Configure VSANs
Section 10 Describing Fibre Channel Communication Between the Initiator server and the Target Storage
Discovery 11 Validate FLOGI and FCNS
Section 11 Describing Fibre Channel Zone Types and Their Uses
Discovery 12 Configure Zoning
Section 12 Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPV
Section 13 Describing Data Center Ethernet Enhancements
Section 14 Describing FCoE
Discovery 13 Configuring Unified Ports on a Cisco Nexus Switch and Implement FCoE
Section 15 Describing Cisco UCS Components
Section 16 Describing Cisco UCS Manager
Discovery 14 Explore the Cisco UCS Server Environment
Discovery 15 Configure a Cisco UCS Server Profile
Section 17 Using APIs
Discovery 16 Configure Cisco NX-OS with APIs
Section 18 Describing Cisco ACI
Section 19 Describing Cloud Computing


Duración:  5 días



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