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Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Who should attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Data center designers, data center administrators, and system engineers

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Data center engineers and managers



The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

Course Objectives

The Designing Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD) v5.0 course is part of the curriculum path leading to the Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist and Professional level certification. This course enables engineers to choose and design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center unified computing and virtualization solutions based on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) product portfolio as a centerpiece integrated with contemporary virtualization solutions (for example, VMware vSphere, VMware View, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Citrix XenDesktop, Red hat Kernel-based Virtual Machine [KVM], and so on), operating systems (for example, Microsoft Windows and Linux), and applications (database, collaboration, and so on).

The course describes the data center unified computing and virtualization solutions based on Cisco data center unified computing product portfolio, explains how to evaluate existing data center computing solution and determine the requirements, and design Cisco data center unified computing solution.

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

  • Evaluate the data center solution design and design process in regards to the contemporary data center challenges, data center solution architecture, and components
  • Assess the requirements and performance characteristics of the data center computing solutions
  • Employ design steps to size the Cisco UCS solution for a given data center requirements
  • Evaluate and design Cisco UCS solution LAN, SAN, and virtual access layer connectivity
  • Recognize and design Cisco UCS solution server deployment
  • Identify Cisco UCS solution for Unified Communications and Hadoop distributed computing application with their specifics and Cisco UCS options that fit the application needs

Course Content

  • Identifying Data Center Solution
  • Identifying Data Center Applications
  • Identifying Cloud Computing
  • Identifying Cisco Data Center Architecture and Components
  • Defining a Cisco Unified Computing System Solution Design
  • Analyzing Computing Solutions Characteristics
  • Employing Data Center Analysis Tools
  • Sizing Cisco UCS C-Series Server Solution
  • Sizing Cisco UCS B-Series Server Solution
  • Planning Unified Computing Deployment
  • Designing Unified Computing Network
  • Designing Unified Computing Storage
  • Designing Virtual Access Layer
  • Designing Cisco UCS Server Deployment
  • Designing Unified Computing Management
  • Unified Communications on Cisco UCS
  • Distributed Computing on Cisco UCS
  • Creating Cisco UCS Solution BOM

Course Labs

  • Lab 2-1: Analyze the Existing Computing Solution
  • Lab 3-1: Design Cisco UCS C-series Solution
  • Lab 3-2: Design Cisco UCS B-series Solution
  • Lab 3-3: Plan the Physical Deployment
  • Lab 4-1: Design Microsoft Hyper-V Deployment on Cisco UCS
  • Lab 4-2: Design VMware vSphere Deployment and Integration with Cisco UCS
  • Lab 5-1: Design VMware vSphere Deployment on Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus 1000V
Classroom Training

Duration 4 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 2,390.- €
  • Switzerland: Fr. 4,000.-
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 25 CLC
incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Bread
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

* Catering information only valid for courses delivered by Fast Lane.

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10/04/2017 - 13/04/2017 Hamburg
18/04/2017 - 21/04/2017 Frankfurt
25/04/2017 - 28/04/2017 Berlin
09/05/2017 - 12/05/2017 Munich
09/05/2017 - 12/05/2017 Nuremberg
16/05/2017 - 19/05/2017 Düsseldorf
06/06/2017 - 09/06/2017 Stuttgart
20/06/2017 - 23/06/2017 Hamburg
20/06/2017 - 23/06/2017 Hanover
06/06/2017 - 09/06/2017 Zurich
22/08/2017 - 25/08/2017 Zurich
21/11/2017 - 24/11/2017 Zurich
04/07/2017 - 07/07/2017 Vienna (iTLS)
12/09/2017 - 15/09/2017 Vienna (iTLS)
12/12/2017 - 15/12/2017 Vienna (iTLS)

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