Cisco Data Center Core: Configuring and Managing a Cisco Data Center Lab

This course provides hands-on examples of deploying, operating, and maintaining Cisco data center networking, storage, and computing infrastructure to help you prepare for certification and to assist you with your data center deployments.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 27, 2020
Duration
2h 44m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 27, 2020
Duration
2h 44m
Description

Cisco data center administrators are responsible for deploying, operating, and maintaining data center networking, storage, and computing infrastructure. In this course, Cisco Data Center Core: Configuring and Managing a Cisco Data Center Lab, you will prepare for the Cisco Data Center Core exam certification and gain knowledge needed to assist you in your professional-level data center role. First, you will learn how to configure a high availability layer 2 domain using rapid spanning tree (RSTP) and port channels, and how to configure virtual port channels (vPCs) to provide fault tolerance and high speed links between switches, routers, and computing nodes. Next, you will explore how to provision a Cisco UCS fabric interconnect, as well as server and uplinks ports using Cisco UCS Manager, how to deploy service polices to provision your servers, and how to configure fibre channel on Nexus and MDS switches as well as how to provision VSANs and zoning. You also learn how to use automation software like Bash, Python, and UCS PowerTools to simplify the administration of data center infrastructure. Finally, you will discover how to deploy the overlay protocols OTV and VXLAN on Nexus 7000 and 9000 series switches. When you are finished with this course, you will have a fundamental understanding of what administrators do to provision, manage, and maintain their data center deployments.

About the author
About the author

Sean Douglas has more than 17 years of experience working extensively with Cisco technology. He is a Cisco Systems Engineer that consults with a variety of clients to design, implement, and maintain their Cisco Collaboration solutions. Sean is CCNP in Routing and Switching, Wireless, and Collaboration.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Shawn Douglas, and I want to welcome you to my course. Cisco Data Center Core. Configuring and managing a data center lab. I'm a Cisco engineer, instructor, CCN and CCMP and routing and switching Collaboration and data center. Cisco Data Center Administrators are responsible for deploying, operating and maintaining data center networking storage in computing infrastructure. That's a lot of stuff, and we're here to help in configuring and managing a Cisco Data Center lab, which is the six course in a series that we've created for you on Cisco Data Center core technology. We're going to demonstrate how to configure a variety of technology, including next switches fiber channel UCS Manager Bash Python in Vieques Land to help prepare you for Cisco Data Center poor certification and to give you tools that you can use in your data center deployments. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of the technology used in Cisco Data Centers and be well on your way to becoming a Cisco Certified Data Center administrator. Before beginning this course, you should have a solid understanding of Cisco Data Center technology, either by having watched the previous Cisco Data Center core courses configuring, networking, configuring, compute, configuring, network storage or by having experience with Cisco Data Center technology. I hope you'll join us as we give you solutions with the Cisco Data Center core configuring and managing a Cisco Data Center lab course at Pluralsight.