CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155 Official Cert Guide
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CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press allows 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 share 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 allows you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section Chapter-ending and part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software, 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 200-155 exam, including Cisco data center concepts: Portchannel, virtual port-channel (vPC), FabricPath, data plane, control plane, management plane, role based access control, and more Data center unified fabric: FCoE, multihop, VIFs, FEX, and setup Data center virtualization: servers, devices, and Nexus 1000v, including setup and operations Cisco Unified Computing: concepts, discovery, connectivity, setup, and UCSM Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure, ACI logical model, and policy framework n Cloud Computing, services models, and the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) Cisco UCS Director and troubleshooting UCSD workflowsshow more

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  • Hardback | 794 pages
  • 196 x 231 x 48mm | 1,542g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587205912
  • 9781587205910
  • 929,910

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 is also a triple CCIE in routing and switching, service provider, and data center technologies. Navaid has extensive experience in designing, implementing and securing many large-scale enterprise and service provider data centers. In Cisco, Navaid is focused on the 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 leading Technical Marketing organization at Viptela, the Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) company. David has more than 15 years of diverse industry experience architecting and deploying complex network environments. In his work, David sets strategic direction for industry-leading network platforms, which transform the world of wide area communications for enterprises and service providers alike. 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 11 years and has 19 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 at Cisco Cloud and Networking Services (C&NS) Innovation and Delivery team. 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 data center analytics, application automation, software-defined data centers, and Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). Ahmed has a bachelor's degree in information systems. He started his career with Sun Microsystem--based technologies and has 17 years of diverse experience in the industry. He's been working for Cisco Systems for 7+ years and was directly responsible for establishing Cisco UCS Advanced Services delivery capabilities while evangelizing the product in the EMEA region. You can reach Ahmed on Twitter: @ahmedafrose. Ozden Karakok, CCIE No. 6331, is a technical leader from the data center products and technologies team in the Technical Assistant Center (TAC). She has been with Cisco Systems for 17 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. She is a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert in routing and switching, SNA/IP, and storage. A frequent speaker at Cisco and data center events, she serves as a member of the patent committee at Cisco Services. Ozden holds a degree in computer engineering from Istanbul Bogazici University. Currently, she is focused on Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and software-defined storage (SDS). You can reach Ozden on Twitter: @okarakok.show more

Table of contents

     Introduction xxxii      Getting Started 3      A Brief Perspective on the CCNA Data Center Certification Exam 3      Suggestions for How to Approach Your Study with This Book 3          This Book Is Compiled from 17 Short Read-and-Review Sessions 4          Practice, Practice, Practice—Did I Mention: Practice? 4          In Each Part of the Book You Will Hit a New Milestone 5          Use the Final Preparation Chapter to Refine Skills 6          Set Goals and Track Your Progress 6      Other Small Tasks Before Getting Started 7  Part I Data Center Networking Technologies 9  Chapter 1 Data Center Networking 11      “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 11      Foundation Topics 15      Port Channel 15          What Is Port Channel? 15          Benefits of Using Port Channels 15          Port Channel Compatibility Requirements 16          Link Aggregation Control Protocol 16          Port Channel Modes 17          Configuring Port Channel 18          Port Channel Load Balancing 19          Verifying Port Channel Configuration 19      Virtual Port Channel 20          What Is Virtual Port Channel? 20          Benefits of Using vPC 22          Components of vPC 22          vPC Data Plane Operation 24          vPC Control Plane Operation 26          vPC Limitations 27          Configuration Steps of vPC 27          Verification of vPC 29      FabricPath 29          Spanning Tree Protocol 29          What Is FabricPath? 31          Benefits of FabricPath 31          Components of FabricPath 32          FabricPath Frame Format 34          FabricPath Control Plane 35          FabricPath Data Plane 37          Conversational Learning 38          FabricPath Packet Flow Example 38          Unknown Unicast Packet Flow 39          Known Unicast Packet Flow 39          Virtual Port Channel Plus 40          FabricPath Interaction with Spanning Tree 41          Configuring FabricPath 42          Verifying FabricPath 43      Reference List 44      Exam Preparation Tasks 45      Review All Key Topics 45      Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 45      Define Key Terms 45  Chapter 2 Management and Monitoring of Cisco Nexus Devices 47      “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 47      Foundation Topics 50      Operational Planes of a Nexus Switch 50          Data Plane 50          Store-and-Forward Switching 51          Cut-Through Switching 51          Nexus 5500 Data Plane Architecture 51          Control Plane 53          Nexus 5500 Control Plane Architecture 54          Control Plane Policing 55          Control Plane Analyzer 57          Management Plane 58      Nexus Management and Monitoring Features 59          Out-of-Band Management 59          Console Port 60          Connectivity Management Processor 61          Management Port (mgmt0) 61          In-Band Management 62          Simple Network Management Protocol 62          SNMP Notifications 63          SNMPv3 63          Remote Monitoring 64          RMON Alarms 64          RMON Events 65          Syslog 65          Embedded Event Manager 66          Event Statements 66          Action Statements 66          Policies 66          Generic Online Diagnostics 67          Smart Call Home 68          NX-API 68      Role-Based Access Control 70          User Roles 71          Rules 71          User Role Policies 72          RBAC Characteristics and Guidelines 72          Privilege Levels 72      Reference List 73      Exam Preparation Tasks 74      Review All Key Topics 74      Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 74      Define Key Terms 74  Chapter 3 Unified Fabric Overview 77      “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 77      Foundation Topics 80      Challenges of Today’s Data Center Networks 80      Cisco Unified Fabric Principles 82          Convergence of Network and Storage 82          Scalability and Growth 88          Security and Intelligence 93      Inter-Data Center Unified Fabric 97          Fibre Channel over IP 98          Overlay Transport Virtualization 100          Locator ID Separation Protocol 104      Reference List 106      Exam Preparation Tasks 107      Review All Key Topics 107      Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 107      Define Key Terms 107  Part I Review 108  Part II Network Virtualization 113  Chapter 4 Cisco Nexus 1000V and Virtual Switching 115      “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 116      Foundation Topics 119      Evolution of Virtual Switching 119          Before Server Virtualization 119          Server Virtualization with Static VMware vSwitch 121          Virtual Network Components 122          Virtual Access Layer 123          Standard VMware vSwitch Overview 124          Standard VMware vSwitch Operations 125          Standard VMware vSwitch Configuration 127          VMware vDS Overview 128          VMware vDS Configuration 129          VMware vDS Enhancements 131          VMware vSwitch and vDS 131      Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Networking Solution 132          Cisco Nexus 1000V System Overview 134          Cisco Nexus 1000V Salient Features and Benefits 134          Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Virtual Switch Architecture 137          Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Supervisory Module 137          Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module 138          Cisco Nexus 1000V Component Communication 140          Cisco Nexus 1000V Management Communication 140          Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profiles 141          Types of Port Profiles in Cisco Nexus 1000V 142          Cisco Nexus 1000V Administrator View and Roles 142      Cisco Nexus 1000V Verifying Initial Configuration 144          Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM Installation Methods 144          Initial VSM Configuration Verification 145          Verifying VMware vCenter Connectivity 145          Verifying Nexus 1000V Module Status 147          Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM Installation Methods 148          Initial VEM Status on ESX or ESXi Host 148          Verifying VSM Connectivity from vCenter Server 148          Verifying VEM Agent Running 148          Verifying VEM Uplink Interface Status 149          Verifying VEM Parameters with VSM Configuration 150          Validating VM Port Groups and Port Profiles 150          Verifying Port Profile and Groups 152          Key New Technologies Integrated with Cisco Nexus 1000V 153          What Is the Difference Between VN-Link and VN-Tag? 153          What Is VXLAN? 153          What Is vPath Technology? 154          What Is Cisco Application Virtual Switch (AVS)? 154      Reference List 155      Exam Preparation Tasks 156      Review All Key Topics 156      Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 156      Define Key Terms 157  Chapter 5 Data Center Overlay Networks 159      “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 159      Foundation Topics 162      Overlay Transport Virtualization 162          Introduction to Overlay Transport Virtualization 162          OTV Terminology 164          OTV Control Plane 166          Multicast-Enabled Transport Infrastructure 166          Unicast-Enabled Transport Infrastructure 167          Data Plane for Unicast Traffic 168          Data Plane for Multicast Traffic 170          Failure Isolation 172          STP Isolation 172          Unknown Unicast Handling 172          ARP Optimization 173          OTV Multihoming 173          First Hop Redundancy Protocol Isolation 174          OTV Configuration Example with Multicast Transport 174          OTV Configuration Example with Unicast Transport 177      Virtual Extensible LAN 179          VXLAN Terminology 180          VTEP 180          VNID 181          VXLAN Gateway Types 181          VXLAN Bridging 181          VXLAN Routing 181          VXLAN Packet Forwarding 183          VXLAN VTEP Discovery and Address Learning 183          VXLAN Data Plane Learning 184          VXLAN Unicast-Only Mode 184          VXLAN Using Control Plane Protocol 184      Network Virtualization Using Generic Routing Encapsulation 184      Reference List 185      Exam Preparation Tasks 186      Review All Key Topics 186      Define Key Terms 186  Chapter 6 Virtualizing Cisco Network Devices 189      “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 189      Foundation Topics 192      Describing VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch 192          VDC Deployment Scenarios 194          Horizontal Consolidation Scenarios 194          Vertical Consolidation Scenarios 195          VDCs for Service Insertion 196          Understanding Different Types of VDCs 196          Interface Allocation 198          VDC CPU Shares and Hardware Resources 199          VDC Administration 199          VDC Requirements 200          Verifying VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch 201          Describing Layer 3 Virtualization Within VDCs 204          Describe the Benefits and Perform Simple Troubleshooting of VDC STP 207          Verifying STP Operation 209      Describing Network Interface Virtualization 210          Cisco Nexus 2000 FEX Terminology 210          Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Connectivity 211          VN-Tag Overview 212          Cisco Nexus 2000 FEX Packet Flow 213          Cisco Nexus 2000 FEX Port Connectivity 214          Cisco Nexus 2000 FEX Configuration on the Nexus 7000 Series 216          Cisco Adapter FEX Technology 219      Reference List 221      Exam Preparation Tasks 222      Review All Key Topics 222      Define Key Terms 222  Part II Review 224  Part III Cisco Unified Computing 229  Chapter 7 Cisco UCS Architecture 231      “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 232      Foundation Topics 235      Evolution of Server Computing in a Nutshell 235          What Is a Socket? 236          What Is a Core? 236          What Is Hyperthreading? 237          Understanding Server Processor Numbering 237      Value of Cisco UCS in the Data Center 238          One Unified System 239          Unified Fabric 240          Unified Management and Operations 240          Cisco UCS Stateless Computing 241          Intelligent Automation, Cloud-Ready Infrastructure 242      Describing the Cisco UCS Product Family 243          Cisco UCS Computer Hardware Naming 243          Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects 244          What Is a Unified Port? 247          What Are QSA Modules and Breakout Cables? 247          Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect—Expansion Modules 247          Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis 248          Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis—Power Supply and Redundancy Modes 248          Cisco UCS M4308 Chassis 249          Cisco UCS I/O Modules (FEX) 250          Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers 251          Cisco UCS B-Series Best Practices for Populating DRAM 253          Cisco Adapters (Mezzanine Cards) for UCS B-Series Blade Servers 254          Cisco Converged Network Adapters (CNA) 254          Cisco Virtual Interface Cards 255          Cisco UCS VIC 1340/1380 256          Cisco UCS Port Expander 257          What Is Cisco Adapter FEX? 257          What Is Cisco Virtual Machine-Fabric Extender? 257          Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator Adapters 258          Cisco UCS C-Series Rackmount Servers 258          Cisco UCS C-Series Dense Storage Rack Server 261          Cisco UCS C-Series Best Practices for Populating DRAM 261          Cisco Adapters for UCS C-Series Rackmount Servers 262          Cisco UCS C-Series RAID Adapter Options 262          Cisco UCS C-Series Virtual Interface Cards and OEM CAN Adapters 265          Cisco UCS VIC 1387 mLOM 266          What Is SR-IOV (Single Root-IO Virtualization)? 266          Cisco UCS C-Series Network Interface Card 267          Cisco UCS C-Series Host Bus Adapter 268          What Is N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)? 269          Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator Adapters 270          Cisco UCS E-Series Servers 271          Cisco UCS Mini 272          Cisco UCS M-Series Servers 272      Cisco UCS Software 274          Cisco UCS Manager 274          Cisco UCS Central 274          Cisco UCS StorMagic SvSAN 274          Cisco UCS Director 274          Cisco IMC Supervisor 275          System Menu 276          Policies Menu 276          Administration Menu 276          Cisco UCS Platform Emulator 277          Cisco goUCS Automation Tool 277      Cisco UCS Connectivity Architecture 277          Cisco UCS 5108 Chassis to Fabric Interconnect Physical Connectivity 277          Cisco UCS C-Series Rackmount Server Physical Connectivity 278          Cisco UCS 6200 Fabric Interconnect to LAN, SAN Connectivity 280          Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Switching Modes 281          Ethernet Switching Mode 281          Fibre Channel Switching Mode 282          Cisco UCS I/O Module and Fabric Interconnect Connectivity 283          Cisco UCS I/O Module Architecture 285          Fabric and Adapter Port Channel Architecture 287      Cisco Integrated Management Controller Architecture 287      Reference List 289      Exam Preparation Tasks 290      Review All Key Topics 290      Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 292      Define Key Terms 292  Chapter 8 Cisco UCS Manager 295      “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 296      Foundation Topics 299      Cabling a Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect HA Cluster 299          Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect HA Architecture 299          Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster Connectivity 300          Initial Setup Script for Primary Fabric Interconnect 302          Initial Setup Script for Subordinate Secondary Fabric Interconnect 303          Verify Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster Setup 303          Changing Cluster Addressing via Command-Line Interface 305          Command Modes 305          Changing Cluster IP Addresses via Command-Line Interface 306          Changing Static IP Addresses via Command-Line Interface 306      Cisco UCS Manager Operations 307          Cisco UCS Manager Functions 307          Cisco UCS Manager GUI Layout 310          Cisco UCS Manager: Navigation Pane—Tabs 313          Equipment Tab 313          Servers Tab 314          LAN Tab 314          SAN Tab 315          VM Tab 315          Admin Tab 317          Storage Tab 317          Basic Port Roles in the Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects 318          Cisco UCS Manager Hardware Discovery 319          Verifying Device Discovery in Cisco UCS Manager 321      Reference List 323      Exam Preparation Tasks 324      Review All Key Topics 324      Define Key Terms 325  Chapter 9 Cisco Unified Computing System Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles 327      “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 327      Foundation Topics 331      Cisco UCS Service Profiles 331          Cisco UCS Hardware Abstraction and Stateless Computing 331          Contents of a Cisco UCS Service Profile 333          Other Benefits of Cisco UCS Service Profiles 335          Ease of Incremental Deployments 335          Plan and Preconfigure Cisco UCS Solutions 335          Ease of Server Replacement 336          Right-Sized Server Deployments 336      Cisco UCS Templates 336          Organizational Awareness with Service Profile Templates 337          Cisco UCS Service Profile Templates 338          Cisco UCS vNIC Templates 339          Cisco UCS vHBA Templates 339      Cisco UCS Logical Resource Pools 340          UUID Identity Pools 341          MAC Address Identity Pools 342          WWN Address Identity Pools 343          WWNN Pools 343          WWPN Pools 344      Cisco UCS Physical Resource Pools 345          Server Pools 345          Cisco UCS Server Qualification and Pool Policies 345          Server Auto-Configuration Policies 346      Creation of Policies for Cisco UCS Service Profiles and Service Profile Templates 347          Frequently Used Policies Explained 347          Equipment Tab—Global Policies 347          BIOS Policy 348          Boot Policy 348          Local Disk Configuration Policy 349          Maintenance Policy 350          Scrub Policy 351          Host Firmware Packages 351          Adapter Policy 352      Cisco UCS Chassis and Blade Power Capping 353          What Is Power Capping? 353          Cisco UCS Power Capping Strategies 353      Utilizing Cisco UCS Service Profile Templates 355          Creating Cisco UCS Service Profile Templates 355          Modifying a Cisco UCS Service Profile Template 356          Utilizing Cisco UCS Service Profile Templates for Different Workloads 357          Creating Service Profiles from Templates 357      Reference List 359      Exam Preparation Tasks 360      Review All Key Topics 360      Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 361      Define Key Terms 361  Chapter 10 Administration, Management, and Monitoring of Cisco UCS 363      “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 363      Foundation Topics 367      Cisco UCS Administration 367          Organization and Locales 367          Role-Based Access Control 369          Authentication Methods 370          LDAP Providers 370          LDAP Provider Groups 370          Domain, Realm, and Default Authentication Settings 371          Communication Management 372          UCS Firmware, Backup, and License Management 373          Firmware Terminology 373          Firmware Definitions 374          Firmware Update Guidelines 375          Host Firmware Packages 375          Cross-Version Firmware Support 376          Firmware Auto Install 376          UCS Backups 377          Backup Automation 378          License Management 379      Cisco UCS Management 380          Operational Planes 380          In-Band Versus Out-of-Band Management 381          Remote Accessibility 382          Direct KVM Access 382          Advanced UCS Management 383          Cisco UCS Manager XML API 383          goUCS Automation Toolkit 384          Using the Python SDK 386          Multi-UCS Management 387      Cisco UCS Monitoring 387          Cisco UCS System Logs 388          Fault, Event, and Audit Logs (Syslogs) 388          System Event Logs 391          UCS SNMP 391          Fault Suppression 393          Collection and Threshold Policies 394          Call Home and Smart Call Home 396      Reference List 400      Exam Preparation Tasks 401      Review All Key Topics 401      Define Key Terms 401      Chapter 11 Server Virtualization Solutions 403      “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 403      Foundation Topics 406      Brief History of Server Virtualization 406          Server Virtualization Components 407          Hypervisor 407          Virtual Machines 408          Virtual Switching 409          Shared Storage 410          Management Tools 411      Types of Server Virtualization 411          Full Virtualization 412          Paravirtualization 413          Operating System Virtualization 414      Server Virtualization Benefits and Challenges 415          Server Virtualization Benefits 415          Server Virtualization Challenges 416      Reference List 421      Exam Preparation Tasks 422      Review All Key Topics 422      Define Key Terms 422  Part III Review 424  Part IV Application Centric Infrastructure 429  Chapter 12 ACI Architecture 431      “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 432      Foundation Topics 436      What’s an Application Programming Interface (API)? 436      Network Management Options 436      Cisco Software-Defined Networking (SDN) 438      The Policy-Based Model 445          OpFlex 447      Spine-Leaf Data Center Design 447      ACI Physical Topology and Software 449      ACI Fabric Hardware—Cisco Nexus 9000 Family 452      Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 456      VXLAN Forwarding 464      Mapping Database 467      ACI Fabric Provisioning and Startup Discovery 468      Reference List 470      Exam Preparation Tasks 472      Review All Key Topics 472      Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 473      Define Key Terms 473  Chapter 13 ACI Logical Model and Policy Framework 475      “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 475      Foundation Topics 479      Abstraction 479      ACI Policy Object Model 480      Different Models 487      ACI Logical Constructs 488          Bridge Domains and Subnets 492          In-Band and Out-of-Band Management Networks 493          Endpoint Groups 497          Policy Enforcement 502          Multicast Policy Enforcement 504          Microsegmentation 505          Intra-EPG Endpoint Isolation 505          Application Profiles 506          Contracts 506          Labels, Filters, and Subjects 508      Reference List 509      Exam Preparation Tasks 511      Review All Key Topics 511      Define Key Terms 512  Chapter 14 Operating ACI 515      “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 515      Foundation Topics 518      ACI and Three-Tier Application Model 518    show more