Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure

Course Description

The Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID) v7.0 course helps you master design and deployment options focused on Cisco® data center solutions and technologies across network, compute, virtualization, storage area networks, automation, and security. You will learn design practices for the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) solution based on Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers, Cisco UCS Manager, and Cisco Unified Fabric. You will also gain design experience with network management technologies including Cisco UCS Manager, Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM), and Cisco UCS Director. You can expect theoretical content as well as design-oriented case studies in the form of activities.
This course helps you prepare to take the exam, Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (300-610 DCID), which leads to the new CCNP® Data Center and the Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center Design certifications. The exam will be available beginning February 24, 2020.


  • Implement data center networking [Local Area Network (LAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN)]
  • Describe data center storage
  • Implement data center virtualization
  • Implement Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS)
  • Implement data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco UCS Director
  • Describe products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) families

Who Should Attend

Data center designers, administrators, and system engineers, Data center engineers and managers, Program and project managers, System engineers and managers

Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16

Learning Objectives

  • Make design choices for optimal data center infrastructure performance, virtualization, security, and automation
  • Master the practical and theoretical knowledge necessary to design a scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center based on Cisco technologies
  • Qualify for professional-level job roles in the high-demand area of enterprise-class data  
    center environments 


1:  Design Virtual Port Channels
2:  Design First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP) 3:  Design Routing Protocols
4:  Design Data Center Topology for a Customer
5:  Design Data Center Interconnect Using Cisco OTV 6:  Design Your VXLAN Network
7:  Create a Cisco FEX Design
8:  Design Management and Orchestration in a Cisco UCS Solution
9:  Design a Fibre Channel Network
10:  Design and Integrate an FCoE Solution
11:  Design a Secure SAN
12:  Design Cisco UCS Director for Storage Networking
13:  Design a Cisco UCS Domain and Fabric Interconnect Cabling
14:  Design a Cisco UCS C-Series Server Implementation
15:  Design Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Network and Storage Connectivity
16:  Design System-wide Parameters in a Cisco UCS Solution
17:  Design an LDAP Integration with a Cisco UCS Domain
18:  Design Pools for Service Profiles in a Cisco UCS Solution
19:  Design Network-Specific Adapters and Policies in a Cisco