Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

Cisco | Storage and Data Center

About this Course

The Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0 course is a five-day instructor-led training (ILT) program 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 the 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), Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), and Cisco UCS Director.

Audience Profile

Primary: Cisco Integrators and Partners, Consulting Systems Engineer, Network Designer, Network Engineer, Systems Engineer, Technical Solutions Architect
Secondary: Network Administrator, Network Manager, Server Administrator, Storage 
Administrator, Program Manager, Project Manager

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe and configure Cisco UCS
  • Describe and configure Cisco data center virtualization
  • Describe and configure Cisco data center networking
  • Describe and configure Cisco automation and orchestration
  • Describe and verify Cisco ACI


The knowledge, skills, and attitudes that a learner is expected to have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment

Cisco learning offerings that contribute to recommended knowledge, skills and attitudes:

  • Introduction to Data Centers Networking (DCICN) v6.0

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Data Center Network Virtualization

  • Lesson 1: Describing Functional Planes of Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Nexus Operating System VRF Contexts
  • Lesson 3: Describing Virtual Device Contexts
  • Lesson 4: Describing the Function of Overlays
  • Lesson 5: Describing Virtualization
  • Lesson 6: Describing Virtual Switches

Module 2: Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco Fabric Extender Connectivity
  • Lesson 2: Describing Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
  • Lesson 3: Describing Cisco FabricPath
  • Lesson 4: Describing Unified Port Feature of Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Lesson 5: Describing Cisco Unified Fabric

Module 3: Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Lesson 1: Describing Data Center Server Connectivity
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco IMC Supervisor
  • Lesson 3: Describing Cisco UCS Manager Operations
  • Lesson 4: Describing Role-Based Access Control
  • Lesson 5: Describing Hardware Abstraction in Cisco UCS

Module 4: Data Center Automation and Orchestration

  • Lesson 1: Exploring the Utility of Application Programming Interfaces
  • Lesson 2: Introducing Cloud Computing Basic Concepts
  • Lesson 3: Describing Cloud Attributes and Service Models
  • Lesson 4: Describing Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 5: Describing VDCs, Tenants, and Policies
  • Lesson 6: Describing Orchestration
  • Lesson 7: Managing Catalogs and Templates
  • Lesson 8: Reporting in Cisco UCS Director (CloudSense)

Module 5: Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure

  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco ACI
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Lesson 3: Programming and Orchestrating Cisco ACI


  • Guided Lab 1: Connect to Cisco Nexus Series Switches Using SSH
  • Guided Lab 2: Configure VRFs
  • Guided Lab 3: Explore the Elements of Virtual Device Contexts
  • Guided Lab 4: Install VMware ESXi on UCS C-Series Rack Server
  • Guided Lab 5: Install VMware vCenter Server Appliance
  • Guided Lab 6: Install Cisco Virtual Switch Update Manager
  • Guided Lab 7: Install Cisco Nexus 1000V with VSUM
  • Guided Lab 8: Configure a Port Group in the DVS
  • Guided Lab 9: Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
  • Guided Lab 10: Configure Virtual Port Channels
  • Guided Lab 11: Configure Virtual Port Channels with FEX
  • Guided Lab 12: Configure Cisco FabricPath
  • Guided Lab 13: Configure Unified Ports on Cisco Nexus Switch
  • Guided Lab 14: Implement FCoE
  • Guided Lab 15: Install and Configure the Cisco IMC Supervisor
  • Guided Lab 16: Navigate the Cisco UCS Manager GUI Interfaces
  • Guided Lab 17: Configure Local RBAC
  • Guided Lab 18: Configure Pools
  • Guided Lab 19: Configure a Service Profile Template
  • Guided Lab 20: Configure Cisco NX-OS with APIs
  • Guided Lab 21: Explore the Management Information Tree of the Cisco UCS Manager XML API
  • Guided Lab 22: Configure Cisco UCS Manager with the Postman REST Plugin for Google Chrome
  • Guided Lab 23: Install and Configure User Accounts in Cisco UCS Director
  • Guided Lab 24: Add Virtual and Physical Accounts to Cisco UCS Director
  • Guided Lab 25: Customize Cisco UCS Director
  • Guided Lab 26: Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilitie
  • Guided Lab 27: Create Policies and VDCs
  • Guided Lab 28: Create a Catalog and Provision a VM Using the Self-Service Portal
  • Guided Lab 29: Explore Cisco UCS Director Built-In Reports
  • Guided Lab 30: View Chargeback and Reports

About this Modality:

With engaging content, Hollywood style HD content delivery, and exceptional instructors, our blended learning solution for Cisco is designed to drastically improve traditional boring online and video-based training. 

Attend scheduled Live Instructor-led classes (online) for 2 hours per day, over the course of 2 weeks (Mon. - Thur.). Then you have 1 full year to access a studio-quality recording of the class (as often as you want) and perform the hands-on / mentored labs whenever you want (over the course of 1 year). 

Our Blended Learning Solution includes all of the following for this Cisco Class:

  • All Live scheduled courses and all corresponding 24/7 instant replay access for 1 year
  • View instant replay on your tablet or smartphone
  • Taught with the structure of real world application and solutions
  • 1 year Live labs at your fingertips
  • 24/7/365 Elite Mentoring
  • Boson practice exams – practice for certification
  • Progress reports

*Cisco Learning Credits are accepted

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