In this course, you'll learn foundational knowledge of/gain the ability to design enterprise data centers. These include the aspects of physical and virtual data center design, data center interconnectivity, and data center network integration.
This is the third course of the Cisco CCDP ARCH (300-320) path. In this course, Enterprise Data Centers for Cisco CCDP ARCH (300-320), you'll learn foundational knowledge of/gain the ability to design enterprise data centers. First, you'll cover data center physical design concepts, such as power, cabling, and switch placement. Next, you'll learn data center virtualization techniques, including multichassis ether channel and device virtualization. Then, you'll learn about interconnecting multiple data centers, including layer 2, layer 3, and overlay solutions. Finally, you'll learn the methods of integrating your data center into your network, including data center traffic, security, and high availability. By the end of this course, you'll have an understanding of enterprise data centers, and you'll be on your way to passing the 300-320 exam.
Josh is a network consultant who has travelled around the world to ply his trade. He holds an MS in Applied Information from the University of Oregon, as well as the coveted Cisco CCIE, the ISC2 CISSP, and an array of other IT certifications.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Joshua Burman, and welcome to my course Enterprise Data Centers for Cisco CCDP ARCH (300-320). I'm a CCIE and independent network consultant at Convergency Consulting LLC. Enterprise data centers are home to an exciting array of technologies, and they are required knowledge for the CISCO Certified Design Professional exam. In this course, we are going to discuss the various design aspects of enterprise data centers. Some of the major topics we will cover include designing modular data centers, data center virtualization and high availability, interconnecting data centers, and integrating the data center into your network. By the end of this course, you'll have an intermediate level of enterprise data center design knowledge. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with basic network design, have a Cisco Certified Design Associate, or CCDA level. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn enterprise data center design concepts with the Enterprise Data Centers for Cisco CCDP ARCH (300-320) course at Pluralsight.
Picking Data Center Virtualization & High Availability Solutions Hello, and welcome everybody. My name is Joshua Burman, CCIE number 28039. This module is on picking data center virtualization and high availability solutions. It is part of the Enterprise Data Center's course for the Cisco Certified Design Professional ARCH exam number 300-320. In this module, we'll start out talking about data center virtualization including hardware virtualization, device pooling and clustering, and network virtualization. Then, we'll talk about data center fabrics including spine/leaf architectures and FabricPath. Next, we'll talk about VXLAN, virtual switches, and data center high availability. Finally, we'll present a case study. Virtualization is the process of creating a virtual version of a physical technology. Data center virtualization is when we apply this strategy to only the data center. First, we have hardware virtualization where we take a physical device such as a server and share its resources like CPU, memory, and storage among multiple applications or operating systems. Then we have device pooling and clustering where we take multiple physical devices and combine them into a single larger virtual device. Finally, we have network virtualization where physical aspects of network connectivity are either divided or combined virtually.