CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide

CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide

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CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. A team of leading Cisco data center experts shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. This complete, official study package includes --A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exam --"Do I Know This Already?" quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section --Part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly --The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Testsoftware, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports --Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time --A final preparation chapter that guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success. The official study guide helps you master topics on the CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 exam, including --Cisco data center concepts: architectures, devices, layers, modular design, vPC, FabricPath, Cisco Nexus switches, and more --Data center unified fabric: FCoE, multihop, VIFs, FEX, and setup --Storage networking: concepts, targets, verification, connectivity, zoning, setup, and configuration --Data center virtualization: servers, devices, and Nexus 1000V, including setup and operations --Cisco Unified Computing: concepts, discovery, connectivity, setup, and UCSM --Data center network services: ACE load balancing, virtual context, HA, management, global/local solutions, and WAAS The CD-ROM contains more than 450 practice questions for the exam, memory table exercises and answer keys, and a study planner tool. Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam; access to the Internet to register and download exam databases
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About Navaid Shamsee

Navaid Shamsee, CCIE No.12625, is a senior solutions architect in the Cisco Services organization. He holds a master's degree in telecommunication and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He also holds a triple CCIE in routing and switching, service provider, and data center technologies. Navaid has extensive experience in designing and implementing many large-scale enterprise and service provider data centers. In Cisco, Navaid is focused on security of data center, cloud, and software-defined networking technologies. You can reach Navaid on Twitter: @NavaidShamsee. David Klebanov, CCIE No.13791 (Routing and Switching) is a technical solutions architect with Cisco Systems. David has more than 15 years of diverse industry experience architecting and deploying complex network environments. In his work, David influences strategic development of the industry-leading data center switching platforms, which lay the foundation for the next generation of data center fabrics. David also takes great pride in speaking at industry events, releasing publications, and working on patents. You can reach David on Twitter: @DavidKlebanov. Hesham Fayed, CCIE No.9303 (Routing and Switching/Data Center), is a consulting systems engineer for data center and virtualization based in California. Hesham has been with Cisco for more than 9 years and has 18 years of experience in the computer industry, working with service providers and large enterprises. His main focus is working with customers in the western region of the United States to address their challenges by doing end-to-end data center architectures. Ahmed Afrose is a solutions architect with the Cisco Cloud and IT Transformation (CITT) services organization. He is responsible for providing architectural design guidance and leading complex multitech service deliveries. Furthermore, he is involved in demonstrating the Cisco value propositions in cloud software, application automation, software-defined data centers, and Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). He is experienced in server operating systems and virtualization technologies and holds various certifications. Ahmed has a bachelor's degree in Information Systems. He started his career with Sun Microsystem-based technologies and has 15 years of diverse experience in the industry. He was also directly responsible for setting up Cisco UCS Advanced Services delivery capabilities while evangelizing the product in the region. Ozden Karakok, CCIE No. 6331, is a technical leader from the data center products and technologies team in the Technical Assistant Center (TAC). Ozden has been with Cisco Systems for 15 years and specializes in storage area and data center networks. Prior to joining Cisco, Ozden spent five years working for a number of Cisco's large customers in various telecommunication roles. Ozden is a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert in routing and switching, SNA/IP, and storage. She holds VCP and ITIL certifications and is a frequent speaker at Cisco and data center events. She holds a degree in computer engineering from Istanbul Bogazici University. Currently, she works on Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and enjoys being a mother of two wonderful kids.
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Table of contents

Introduction xxxix Getting Started 1 Part I Data Center Networking 7 Chapter 1 Data Center Network Architecture 9 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 9 Foundation Topics 14 Modular Approach in Network Design 14 The Multilayer Network Design 14 Access Layer 16 Aggregation Layer 16 Core Layer 17 Collapse Core Design 17 Spine and Leaf Design 18 Port Channel 19 What Is Port Channel? 19 Benefits of Using Port Channels 20 Port Channel Compatibility Requirements 20 Link Aggregation Control Protocol 21 Port Channel Modes 21 Configuring Port Channel 22 Port Channel Load Balancing 23 Verifying Port Channel Configuration 23 Virtual Port Channel 24 What Is Virtual Port Channel? 24 Benefits of Using Virtual Port Channel 26 Components of vPC 26 vPC Data Plane Operation 29 vPC Control Plane Operation 30 vPC Limitations 31 Configuration Steps of vPC 32 Verification of vPC 33 FabricPath 34 Spanning Tree Protocol 34 What Is FabricPath? 35 Benefits of FabricPath 36 Components of FabricPath 36 FabricPath Frame Format 38 FabricPath Control Plane 40 FabricPath Data Plane 41 Conversational Learning 42 FabricPath Packet Flow Example 43 Unknown Unicast Packet Flow 43 Known Unicast Packet Flow 44 Virtual Port Channel Plus 45 FabricPath Interaction with Spanning Tree 46 Configuring FabricPath 47 Verifying FabricPath 48 Exam Preparation Tasks 50 Review All Key Topics 50 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 50 Define Key Terms 51 Chapter 2 Cisco Nexus Product Family 53 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 53 Foundation Topics 56 Describe the Cisco Nexus Product Family 56 Cisco Nexus 9000 Family 57 Cisco Nexus 9500 Family 57 Chassis 59 Supervisor Engine 60 System Controller 60 Fabric Modules 61 Line Cards 62 Power Supplies 64 Fan Trays 65 Cisco QSFP Bi-Di Technology for 40 Gbps Migration 66 Cisco Nexus 9300 Family 66 Cisco Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Product Family 67 Cisco Nexus 7004 Series Switch Chassis 70 Cisco Nexus 7009 Series Switch Chassis 71 Cisco Nexus 7010 Series Switch Chassis 72 Cisco Nexus 7018 Series Switch Chassis 72 Cisco Nexus 7706 Series Switch Chassis 73 Cisco Nexus 7710 Series Switch Chassis 74 Cisco Nexus 7718 Series Switch Chassis 74 Cisco Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Supervisor Module 75 Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor 1 Module 76 Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor 2 Module 76 Cisco Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Fabric Modules 77 Cisco Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Licensing 79 Cisco Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Line Cards 82 Cisco Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Series Power Supply Options 84 Cisco Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Series 3.0-KW AC Power Supply Module 85 Cisco Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Series 3.0-KW DC Power Supply Module 85 Cisco Nexus 7000 Series 6.0-KW and 7.5-KW AC Power Supply Module 86 Cisco Nexus 7000 Series 6.0-KW DC Power Supply Module 87 Cisco Nexus 6000 Product Family 89 Cisco Nexus 6001P and Nexus 6001T Switches and Features 89 Cisco Nexus 6004 Switches Features 90 Cisco Nexus 6000 Switches Licensing Options 91 Cisco Nexus 5500 and Nexus 5600 Product Family 93 Cisco Nexus 5548P and 5548UP Switches Features 94 Cisco Nexus 5596UP and 5596T Switches Features 94 Cisco Nexus 5500 Products Expansion Modules 95 Cisco Nexus 5600 Product Family 98 Cisco Nexus 5672UP Switch Features 99 Cisco Nexus 56128P Switch Features 100 Cisco Nexus 5600 Expansion Modules 100 Cisco Nexus 5500 and Nexus 5600 Licensing Options 101 Cisco Nexus 3000 Product Family 102 Cisco Nexus 3000 Licensing Options 106 Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders Product Family 108 Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation 113 Summary 113 Exam Preparation Tasks 115 Review All Key Topics 115 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 116 Define Key Terms 116 Chapter 3 Virtualizing Cisco Network Devices 119 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 119 Foundation Topics 121 Describing VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch 121 VDC Deployment Scenarios 122 Horizontal Consolidation Scenarios 123 Vertical Consolidation Scenarios 124 VDCs for Service Insertion 124 Understanding Different Types of VDCs 125 Interface Allocation 127 VDC Administration 127 VDC Requirements 128 Verifying VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch 129 Describing Network Interface Virtualization 132 Cisco Nexus 2000 FEX Terminology 132 Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Connectivity 133 VN-Tag Overview 134 Cisco Nexus 2000 FEX Packet Flow 135 Cisco Nexus 2000 FEX Port Connectivity 136 Cisco Nexus 2000 FEX Configuration on the Nexus 7000 Series 138 Summary 141 Exam Preparation Tasks 142 Review All Key Topics 142 Define Key Terms 142 Chapter 4 Data Center Interconnect 145 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 145 Foundation Topics 147 Introduction to Overlay Transport Virtualization 147 OTV Terminology 149 OTV Control Plane 151 Multicast Enabled Transport Infrastructure 151 Unicast-Enabled Transport Infrastructure 152 Data Plane for Unicast Traffic 153 Data Plane for Multicast Traffic 155 Failure Isolation 157 STP Isolation 157 Unknown Unicast Handling 157 ARP Optimization 158 OTV Multihoming 158 First Hop Redundancy Protocol Isolation 158 OTV Configuration Example with Multicast Transport 159 OTV Configuration Example with Unicast Transport 162 Summary 164 Exam Preparation Tasks 165 Review All Key Topics 165 Define Key Terms 165 Chapter 5 Management and Monitoring of Cisco Nexus Devices 167 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 167 Foundation Topics 171 Operational Planes of a Nexus Switch 171 Data Plane 171 Store-and-Forward Switching 172 Cut-Through Switching 172 Nexus 5500 Data Plane Architecture 172 Control Plane 174 Nexus 5500 Control Plane Architecture 174 Control Plane Policing 176 Control Plane Analyzer 178 Management Plane 178 Nexus Management and Monitoring Features 179 Out-of-Band Management 180 Console Port 181 Connectivity Management Processor 181 Management Port (mgmt0) 182 In-band Management 182 Role-Based Access Control 183 User Roles 183 Rules 184 User Role Policies 184 RBAC Characteristics and Guidelines 184 Privilege Levels 185 Simple Network Management Protocol 185 SNMP Notifications 186 SNMPv3 186 Remote Monitoring 187 RMON Alarms 187 RMON Events 188 Syslog 188 Embedded Event Manager 189 Event Statements 189 Action Statements 189 Policies 190 Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD) 190 Smart Call Home 191 Nexus Device Configuration and Verification 192 Perform Initial Setup 192 In-Service Software Upgrade 195 ISSU on the Cisco Nexus 5000 196 ISSU on the Cisco Nexus 7000 197 Important CLI Commands 199 Command-Line Help 199 Automatic Command Completion 200 Entering and Exiting Configuration Context 200 Display Current Configuration 201 Command Piping and Parsing 202 Feature Command 203 Verifying Modules 204 Verifying Interfaces 205 Viewing Logs 207 Viewing NVRAM logs 208 Exam Preparation Tasks 209 Review All Key Topics 209 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 209 Define Key Terms 209 Part I Review 210 Part II Data Center Storage-Area Networking 215 Chapter 6 Data Center Storage Architecture 217 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 217 Foundation Topics 220 What Is a Storage Device? 220 What Is a Storage-Area Network? 224 How to Access a Storage Device 226 Block-Level Protocols 227 File-Level Protocols 236 Putting It All Together 238 Storage Architectures 238 Scale-up and Scale-out Storage 239 Tiered Storage 239 SAN Design 241 SAN Design Considerations 244 1. Port Density and Topology Requirements 244 2. Device Performance and Oversubscription Ratios 245 3. Traffic Management 247 4. Fault Isolation 247 5. Control Plane Scalability 248 SAN Topologies 249 Fibre Channel 252 FC-0: Physical Interface 253 FC-1: Encode/Decode 254 Encoding and Decoding 255 Ordered Sets 255 FC-2: Framing Protocol 256 Fibre Channel Service Classes 258 Fibre Channel Flow Control 258 FC-3: Common Services 260 Fibre Channel Addressing 261 Switched Fabric Address Space 262 Fibre Channel Link Services 263 Fibre Channel Fabric Services 265 FC-4: ULPs-Application Protocols 266 Fibre Channel-Standard Port Types 267 Virtual Storage-Area Network 269 Dynamic Port VSAN Membership 271 Inter-VSAN Routing 271 Fibre Channel Zoning and LUN Masking 272 Device Aliases Versus Zone-Based (FC) Aliases 276 Reference List 277 Exam Preparation Tasks 278 Review All Key Topics 278 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 280 Define Key Terms 280 Chapter 7 Cisco MDS Product Family 283 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 283 Foundation Topics 286 Once Upon a Time There Was a Company Called Andiamo 286 The Secret Sauce of Cisco MDS: Architecture 288 A Day in the Life of a Fibre Channel Frame in MDS 9000 289 Lossless Networkwide In-Order Delivery Guarantee 296 Cisco MDS Software and Storage Services 296 Flexibility and Scalability 296 Common Software Across All Platforms 296 Multiprotocol Support 296 Virtual SANs 297 Intelligent Fabric Applications 297 Network-Assisted Applications 297 Cisco Data Mobility Manager 298 I/O Accelerator 298 XRC Acceleration 299 Network Security 299 Switch and Host Authentication 299 IP Security for FCIP and iSCSI 299 Cisco TrustSec Fibre Channel Link Encryption 300 Role-Based Access Control 300 Port Security and Fabric Binding 300 Zoning 300 Availability 301 Nondisruptive Software Upgrades 301 Stateful Process Failover 301 ISL Resiliency Using Port Channels 301 iSCSI, FCIP, and Management-Interface High Availability 302 Port Tracking for Resilient SAN Extension 302 Manageability 302 Open APIs 303 Configuration and Software-Image Management 303 N-Port Virtualization 303 Autolearn for Network Security Configuration 304 FlexAttach 304 Cisco Data Center Network Manager Server Federation 304 Network Boot for iSCSI Hosts 304 Internet Storage Name Service 304 Proxy iSCSI Initiator 304 iSCSI Server Load Balancing 305 IPv6 305 Traffic Management 305 Quality of Service 305 Extended Credits 305 Virtual Output Queuing 305 Fibre Channel Port Rate Limiting 306 Load Balancing of Port Channel Traffic 306 iSCSI and SAN Extension Performance Enhancements 306 FCIP Compression 306 FCIP Tape Acceleration 306 Serviceability, Troubleshooting, and Diagnostics 307 Cisco Switched Port Analyzer and Cisco Fabric Analyzer 307 SCSI Flow Statistics 307 Fibre Channel Ping and Fibre Channel Traceroute 307 Call Home 308 System Log 308 Other Serviceability Features 308 Cisco MDS 9000 Family Software License Packages 309 Cisco MDS Multilayer Directors 312 Cisco MDS 9700 312 Cisco MDS 9500 315 Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Components 319 Cisco MDS 9700-MDS 9500 Supervisor and Crossbar Switching Modules 319 Cisco MDS 9000 48-Port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module 322 Cisco MDS 9000 32-Port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module 323 Cisco MDS 9000 18/4-Port Multiservice Module (MSM) 323 Cisco MDS 9000 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Storage Services Node (SSN) Module 324 Cisco MDS 9000 4-Port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module 324 Cisco MDS 9000 8-Port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Module 325 Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module 325 Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Module 326 Cisco MDS 9000 Family Pluggable Transceivers 326 Cisco MDS Multiservice and Multilayer Fabric Switches 328 Cisco MDS 9148 329 Cisco MDS 9148S 329 Cisco MDS 9222i 330 Cisco MDS 9250i 332 Cisco MDS Fibre Channel Blade Switches 335 Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager 337 Cisco DCNM SAN Fundamentals Overview 338 DCNM-SAN Server 339 Licensing Requirements for Cisco DCNM-SAN Server 339 Device Manager 339 DCNM-SAN Web Client 340 Performance Manager 340 Authentication in DCNM-SAN Client 341 Cisco Traffic Analyzer 341 Network Monitoring 341 Performance Monitoring 341 Reference List 342 Exam Preparation Tasks 343 Review All Key Topics 343 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 344 Define Key Terms 344 Chapter 8 Virtualizing Storage 347 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 347 Foundation Topics 350 What Is Storage Virtualization? 350 How Storage Virtualization Works 351 Why Storage Virtualization? 351 What Is Being Virtualized? 352 Block Virtualization-RAID 353 Virtualizing Logical Unit Numbers 359 Tape Storage Virtualization 360 Virtualizing Storage-Area Networks 361 N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) 362 N-Port Virtualizer (NPV) 362 Virtualizing File Systems 362 File/Record Virtualization 363 Where Does the Storage Virtualization Occur? 364 Host-Based Virtualization 364 Network-Based (Fabric-Based) Virtualization 365 Array-Based Virtualization 368 Reference List 370 Exam Preparation Tasks 372 Review All Key Topics 372 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 372 Define Key Terms 372 Chapter 9 Fibre Channel Storage-Area Networking 375 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 375 Foundation Topics 379 Where Do I Start? 379 The Cisco MDS NX-OS Setup Utility-Back to Basics 383 The Power On Auto Provisioning 392 Licensing Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Software Features 394 License Installation 394 Verifying the License Configuration 397 On-Demand Port Activation Licensing 397 Making a Port Eligible for a License 399 Acquiring a License for a Port 399 Moving Licenses Among Ports 399 Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade 400 Upgrading to Cisco NX-OS on an MDS 9000 Series Switch 402 Downgrading Cisco NX-OS Release on an MDS 9500 Series Switch 404 Configuring Interfaces 406 Graceful Shutdown 407 Port Administrative Speeds 407 Frame Encapsulation 407 Bit Error Thresholds 407 Local Switching 408 Dedicated and Shared Rate Modes 408 Slow Drain Device Detection and Congestion Avoidance 409 Management Interfaces 410 VSAN Interfaces 410 Verify Initiator and Target Fabric Login 413 VSAN Configuration 413 Port VSAN Membership 414 Verify Fibre Channel Zoning on a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch 421 About Smart Zoning 423 About LUN Zoning and Assigning LUNs to Storage Subsystems 423 About Enhanced Zoning 424 VSAN Trunking and Setting Up ISL Port 432 Trunk Modes 433 Port Channel Modes 434 Reference List 442 Exam Preparation Tasks 443 Review All Key Topics 443 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 444 Define Key Terms 444 Part II Review 446 Part III Data Center Unified Fabric 451 Chapter 10 Unified Fabric Overview 453 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 453 Foundation Topics 456 Challenges of Today's Data Center Networks 456 Cisco Unified Fabric Principles 458 Convergence of Network and Storage 458 Scalability and Growth 463 Security and Intelligence 469 Inter-Data Center Unified Fabric 474 Fibre Channel over IP 475 Overlay Transport Virtualization 477 Locator ID Separation Protocol 481 Reference List 484 Exam Preparation Tasks 485 Review All Key Topics 485 Define Key Terms 485 Chapter 11 Data Center Bridging and FCoE 487 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 487 Foundation Topics 490 Data Center Bridging 490 Priority Flow Control 490 Enhanced Transmission Selection 491 Data Center Bridging Exchange 492 Quantized Congestion Notification 492 Fibre Channel Over Ethernet 494 FCoE Logical Endpoint 495 FCoE Port Types 495 FCoE ENodes 496 Fibre Channel Forwarder 497 FCoE Encapsulation 498 FCoE Initialization Protocol 500 Converged Network Adapter 501 FCoE Speed 502 FCoE Cabling Options for the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches 503 Optical Cabling 503 Transceiver Modules 505 SFP Transceiver Modules 505 SFP+ Transceiver Modules 506 QSFP Transceiver Modules 507 Unsupported Transceiver Modules 511 Delivering FCoE Using Cisco Fabric Extender Architecture 511 FCoE and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders 513 FCoE and Straight-Through Fabric Extender Attachment Topology 514 FCoE and vPC Fabric Extender Attachment Topology 518 FCoE and Server Fabric Extenders 522 Adapter-FEX 522 Virtual Ethernet Interfaces 523 FCoE and Virtual Fibre Channel Interfaces 525 Virtual Interface Redundancy 526 FCoE and Cascading Fabric Extender Topologies 528 Adapter-FEX and FCoE Fabric Extenders in vPC Topology 528 Adapter-FEX and FCoE Fabric Extenders in Straight-Through Topology with vPC 530 Adapter-FEX and FCoE Fabric Extenders in Straight-Through Topology 531 Reference List 532 Exam Preparation Tasks 533 Review All Key Topics 533 Define Key Terms 533 Chapter 12 Multihop Unified Fabric 535 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 535 Foundation Topics 538 First Hop Access Layer Consolidation 538 Aggregation Layer FCoE Multihop 540 FIP Snooping 540 FCoE-NPV 542 Full Fibre Channel Switching 544 Dedicated Wire Versus Unified Wire 546 Cisco FabricPath FCoE Multihop 547 Dynamic FCoE FabricPath Topology 548 Dynamic FCoE Virtual Links 549 Dynamic Virtual Fibre Channel Interfaces 550 Redundancy and High Availability 551 Reference List 553 Exam Preparation Tasks 554 Review All Key Topics 554 Define Key Terms 554 Part III Review 556 Part IV Cisco Unified Computing 561 Chapter 13 Cisco Unified Computing System Architecture 563 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 564 Foundation Topics 568 Evolution of Server Computing in a Nutshell 568 What Is a Socket? 569 What Is a Core? 569 What Is Hyperthreading? 570 Understanding Server Processor Numbering 570 Value of Cisco UCS in the Data Center 571 One Unified System 572 Unified Fabric 573 Unified Management and Operations 573 Cisco UCS Stateless Computing 574 Intelligent Automation, Cloud-Ready Infrastructure 575 Describing the Cisco UCS Product Family 576 Cisco UCS Computer Hardware Naming 577 Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects 578 What Is a Unified Port? 580 Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect-Expansion Modules 580 Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis 580 Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis-Power Supply and Redundancy Modes 581 Cisco UCS I/O Modules (FEX) 582 Cisco UCS B-series Blade Servers 583 Cisco UCS B-series Best Practices for Populating DRAM 585 Cisco Adapters (Mezzanine Cards) for UCS B-series Blade Servers 586 Cisco Converged Network Adapters (CNA) 587 Cisco Virtual Interface Cards 587 Cisco UCS Port Expander for VIC 1240 588 What Is Cisco Adapter FEX? 589 What Is Cisco Virtual Machine-Fabric Extender (VM-FEX)? 589 Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator Adapters 589 Cisco UCS C-series Rackmount Servers 590 Cisco UCS C-series Best Practices for Populating DRAM 592 Cisco Adapters for UCS C-series Rackmount Servers 593 Cisco UCS C-series RAID Adapter Options 593 Cisco UCS C-series Virtual Interface Cards and OEM CNA Adapters 596 What Is SR-IOV (Single Root-IO Virtualization)? 597 Cisco UCS C-series Network Interface Card 598 Cisco UCS C-series Host Bus Adapter 599 What Is N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)? 600 Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator Adapters 601 Cisco UCS E-series Servers 602 Cisco UCS "All-in-One" 603 Cisco UCS Invicta Series-Solid State Storage Systems 603 Cisco UCS Software 604 Cisco UCS Manager 604 Cisco UCS Central 605 Cisco UCS Director 605 Cisco UCS Platform Emulator 605 Cisco goUCS Automation Tool 605 Cisco UCS Connectivity Architecture 606 Cisco UCS 5108 Chassis to Fabric Interconnect Physical Connectivity 606 Cisco UCS C-series Rackmount Server Physical Connectivity 607 Cisco UCS 6200 Fabric Interconnect to LAN, SAN Connectivity 609 Ethernet Switching Mode 609 Fibre Channel Switching Mode 610 Cisco UCS I/O Module and Fabric Interconnect Connectivity 611 Cisco UCS I/O Module Architecture 613 Fabric and Adapter Port Channel Architecture 614 Cisco Integrated Management Controller Architecture 615 Reference List 616 Exam Preparation Tasks 617 Review All Key Topics 617 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 618 Define Key Terms 618 Chapter 14 Cisco Unified Computing System Manager 621 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 622 Foundation Topics 625 Cabling a Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect HA Cluster 625 Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect HA Architecture 625 Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster Connectivity 626 Initial Setup Script for Primary Fabric Interconnect 627 Initial Setup Script for Subordinate Secondary Fabric Interconnect 628 Verify Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster Setup 629 Changing Cluster Addressing via Command-Line Interface 631 Command Modes 631 Changing Cluster IP Addresses via Command-Line Interface 631 Changing Static IP Addresses via Command-Line Interface 632 Cisco UCS Manager Operations 633 Cisco UCS Manager Functions 633 Cisco UCS Manager GUI Layout 636 Cisco UCS Manager: Navigation Pane-Tabs 638 Equipment Tab 638 Servers Tab 639 LAN Tab 640 SAN Tab 641 VM Tab 642 Admin Tab 643 Device Discovery in Cisco UCS Manager 644 Basic Port Personalities in the Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect 644 Verifying Device Discovery in Cisco UCS Manager 647 Reference List 650 Exam Preparation Tasks 651 Review All Key Topics 651 Define Key Terms 651 Chapter 15 Cisco Unified Computing System Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles 653 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 653 Foundation Topics 657 Cisco UCS Service Profiles 657 Cisco UCS Hardware Abstraction and Stateless Computing 657 Contents of a Cisco UCS Service Profile 659 Other Benefits of Cisco UCS Service Profiles 661 Ease of Incremental Deployments 661 Plan and Preconfigure Cisco UCS Solutions 661 Ease of Server Replacement 662 Right-Sized Server Deployments 662 Cisco UCS Templates 662 Organizational Awareness with Service Profile Templates 663 Cisco UCS Service Profile Templates 664 Cisco UCS vNIC Templates 665 Cisco UCS vHBA Templates 666 Cisco UCS Logical Resource Pools 667 UUID Identity Pools 668 MAC Address Identity Pools 669 WWN Address Identity Pools 670 WWNN Pools 670 WWPN Pools 671 Cisco UCS Physical Resource Pools 671 Server Pools 671 Cisco UCS Server Qualification and Pool Policies 672 Server Auto-Configuration Policies 673 Creation of Policies for Cisco UCS Service Profiles and Service Profile Templates 674 Commonly Used Policies Explained 674 Equipment Tab-Global Policies 674 BIOS Policy 675 Boot Policy 676 Local Disk Configuration Policy 676 Maintenance Policy 677 Scrub Policy 678 Host Firmware Packages 678 Adapter Policy 679 Cisco UCS Chassis and Blade Power Capping 680 What Is Power Capping? 680 Cisco UCS Power Capping Strategies 680 Static Power Capping (Explicit Blade Power Cap) 680 Dynamic Power Capping (Implicit Chassis Power Cap) 681 Power Cap Groups (Explicit Group) 681 Utilizing Cisco UCS Service Profile Templates 682 Creating Cisco UCS Service Profile Templates 682 Modifying a Cisco UCS Service Profile Template 683 Utilizing Cisco UCS Service Profile Templates for Different Workloads 684 Creating Service Profiles from Templates 685 Reference List 686 Exam Preparation Tasks 687 Review All Key Topics 687 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 688 Define Key Terms 688 Chapter 16 Administration, Management, and Monitoring of Cisco Unified Computing System 691 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 691 Foundation Topics 695 Cisco UCS Administration 695 Organization and Locales 695 Role-Based Access Control 697 Authentication Methods 698 LDAP Providers 698 LDAP Provider Groups 699 Domain, Realm, and Default Authentication Settings 700 Communication Management 701 UCS Firmware, Backup, and License Management 701 Firmware Terminology 702 Firmware Definitions 702 Firmware Update Guidelines 703 Host Firmware Packages 704 Cross-Version Firmware Support 704 Firmware Auto Install 704 UCS Backups 706 Backup Automation 706 License Management 707 Cisco UCS Management 708 Operational Planes 708 In-Band Versus Out-of-Band Management 709 Remote Accessibility 710 Direct KVM Access 710 Advanced UCS Management 711 Cisco UCS Manager XML API 711 goUCS Automation Toolkit 712 Using the Python SDK 714 Multi-UCS Management 716 Cisco UCS Monitoring 716 Cisco UCS System Logs 716 Fault, Event, and Audit Logs (Syslogs) 716 System Event Logs 719 UCS SNMP 720 UCS Fault Suppression 721 Collection and Threshold Policies 722 Call Home and Smart Call Home 725 Reference List 728 Exam Preparation Tasks 729 Review All Key Topics 729 Define Key Terms 729 Part IV Review 730 Part V Data Center Server Virtualization 735 Chapter 17 Server Virtualization Solutions 737 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 737 Foundation Topics 740 Brief History of Server Virtualization 740 Server Virtualization Components 741 Hypervisor 741 Virtual Machines 742 Virtual Switching 743 Management Tools 743 Types of Server Virtualization 744 Full Virtualization 745 Paravirtualization 745 Operating System Virtualization 746 Server Virtualization Benefits and Challenges 747 Server Virtualization Benefits 748 Server Virtualization Challenges 749 Reference List 753 Exam Preparation Tasks 754 Review All Key Topics 754 Define Key Terms 754 Chapter 18 Cisco Nexus 1000V and Virtual Switching 757 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 758 Foundation Topics 761 Evolution of Virtual Switching 761 Before Server Virtualization 761 Server Virtualization with Static VMware vSwitch 763 Virtual Network Components 764 Virtual Access Layer 766 Standard VMware vSwitch Overview 766 Standard VMware vSwitch Operations 767 Standard VMware vSwitch Configuration 769 VMware vDS Overview 770 VMware vDS Configuration 772 VMware vDS Enhancements 773 VMware vSwitch and vDS 774 Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Networking Solution 775 Cisco Nexus 1000V System Overview 776 Cisco Nexus 1000V Salient Features and Benefits 777 Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Virtual Switch Architecture 780 Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Supervisory Module 780 Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module 781 Cisco Nexus 1000V Component Communication 782 Cisco Nexus 1000V Management Communication 782 Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profiles 783 Types of Port Profiles in Cisco Nexus 1000V 784 Cisco Nexus 1000V Administrator View and Roles 784 Cisco Nexus 1000V Verifying Initial Configuration 786 Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM Installation Methods 786 Initial VSM Configuration Verification 787 Verifying VMware vCenter Connectivity 788 Verify Nexus 1000V Module Status 789 Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM Installation Methods 790 Initial VEM Status on ESX or ESXi Host 790 Verifying VSM Connectivity from vCenter Server 790 Verifying VEM Agent Running 791 Verifying VEM Uplink Interface Status 791 Verifying VEM Parameters with VSM Configuration 792 Validating VM Port Groups and Port Profiles 793 Verifying Port Profile and Groups 794 Key New Technologies Integrated with Cisco Nexus 1000V 795 What Is the Difference Between VN-Link and VN-Tag? 795 What Is VXLAN? 795 What Is vPath Technology? 796 Reference List 797 Exam Preparation Tasks 798 Review All Key Topics 798 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 798 Define Key Terms 799 Part V Review 800 Part VI Data Center Network Services 805 Chapter 19 Cisco ACE and GSS 807 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 807 Foundation Topics 810 Server Load-Balancing Concepts 810 What Is Server Load Balancing? 810 Benefits of Server Load Balancing 811 Methods of Server Load Balancing 812 ACE Family Products 813 ACE Module 814 Control Plane 816 Data Plane 817 ACE 4710 Appliances 818 Global Site Selector 819 Understanding the Load-Balancing Solution Using ACE 821 Layer 3 and Layer 4 Load Balancing 822 Layer 7 Load Balancing 823 TCP Server Reuse 824 Real Server 825 Server Farm 825 Server Health Monitoring 826 In-band Health Monitoring: 826 Out-of-band Health Monitoring (Probes) 826 Load-Balancing Algorithms (Predictor) 827 Stickiness 828 Sticky Groups 829 Sticky Methods 829 Sticky Table 829 Traffic Policies for Server Load Balancing 830 Class Maps 830 Policy Map 830 Configuration Steps 831 ACE Deployment Modes 831 Bridge Mode 832 Routed Mode 832 One-Arm Mode 833 ACE Virtualization 835 Contexts 835 Domains 836 Role-Based Access Control 836 Resource Classes 836 ACE High Availability 837 Management of ACE 839 Remote Management 839 Simple Network Management Protocol 839 XML Interface 839 ACE Device Manager 839 ANM 840 Global Load Balancing Using GSS and ACE 840 Exam Preparation Tasks 844 Review All Key Topics 844 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 844 Define Key Terms 844 Chapter 20 Cisco WAAS and Application Acceleration 847 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 847 Foundation Topics 850 Wide-Area Network Optimization 850 Characteristics of Wide-Area Networks 851 Latency 851 Bandwidth 853 Packet Loss 853 Poor Link Utilization 854 What Is WAAS? 854 WAAS Product Family 855 WAVE Appliances 855 Router-Integrated Form Factors 856 Virtual Appliances (vWAAS) 857 WAAS Express (WAASx) 857 WAAS Mobile 858 WAAS Central Manager 858 WAAS Architecture 859 WAAS Solution Overview 860 Key Features and Benefits of Cisco WAAS 862 Cisco WAAS WAN Optimization Techniques 866 Transport Flow Optimization 866 TCP Window Scaling 867 TCP Initial Window Size Maximization 867 Increased Buffering 867 Selective Acknowledgement 867 Binary Increase Congestion TCP 868 Compression 868 Data Redundancy Elimination 868 LZ Compression 868 Application-Specific Acceleration 869 Virtualization 870 Exam Preparation Tasks 871 Review All Key Topics 871 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 871 Define Key Terms 871 Part VI Review 872 Part VII Final Preparation 877 Chapter 21 Final Review 879 Advice About the Exam Event 879 Learn the Question Types Using the Cisco Certification Exam Tutorial 879 Think About Your Time Budget Versus the Number of Questions 880 A Suggested Time-Check Method 881 Miscellaneous Pre-Exam Suggestions 881 Exam-Day Advice 882 Exam Review 882 Take Practice Exams 883 Practicing Taking the DCICT Exam 884 Advice on How to Answer Exam Questions 884 Taking Other Practice Exams 885 Find Knowledge Gaps Through Question Review 886 Practice Hands-On CLI Skills 889 Other Study Tasks 889 Final Thoughts 889 Part VIII Appendices 891 Appendix A Answers to the "Do I Know This Already?" Questions 893 Glossary 913 On the CD: Appendix B Memory Tables Appendix C Memory Tables Answer Key Appendix D Study Planner 9781587144226 TOC 1/29/2015
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