Course Fee: 3995.00

40 CLCs

***Due to COVID 19 travel and social restriction our classes are online until further notice

Course Description:

This program offers a 6-day instructor led lessons and hands-on labs. Also, there is Troubleshooting on specific topics, Assessment labs, including instructor feedback to provide student mentoring and support.


Course Objective:

Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to perform the necessary and invariant configuration and troubleshooting steps for the following key Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching technologies:

  • Cisco Data Center Layer 2 / Layer 3 Technologies
  • Cisco Data Center Network Services
  • Data Center Storage Networking and Compute
  • Data Center Automation and Orchestration
  • Cisco ACI



CCIE Data Center v.3 Lab Exam


Prerequisite Knowledge:

There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. CCNP + or equivalent knowledge recommended.


Who Should Attend:

Candidates that need to acquire their CCIE Data Center certificate.
Network engineers/designers that need to raise their knowledge to an expert-level.


What the Students Get:

  • Secured PDC file of Micronics’ Advanced CCIE Data Center v.3

Course Delivery Method:

This boot camp is approximately 60% lecture and 40% hands-on labs.

The instructor uses a combination of “Chalk talk” and “one on one mentoring”, the instructor will NOT use an overhead projector, Micronics believes in traditional method of teaching where the subjects were taught and NOT lectured.

The classroom material and hardware are based on current CCIE Data Center v.3 Blueprint.


Boot Camp Hours:

9:00 AM CST – 8PM CST or later

Course Outline

Day 1

The Cisco Nexus platform and NX-OS

  • Cisco Nexus Products
  • Nexus 7K Features at a High Level
  • Nexus 9000 Features at a High Level
  • The NX-OS Software Architecture
  • Cisco NX-OS Architecture, Key Features, and Capabilities

Configuring Layer 2 Features using the NX-OS

  • Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs) in the Nexus 7000 Switches
  • Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Configuring Nexus Fabric Extenders (FEX)
  • Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels (VPCs)

Fiber Channel and FCoE

    • Fiber Channel Protocol
    • Configuring FCoE
    • Configuring SAN Switching Features
Day 2 

Layer 3 Features using the NX-OS  

  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) Contexts
  • Static Routing
  • OSPF
  • BGP
  • IS-IS
  • Unicast RIB and FIB
  • Route Policy Manager
  • Policy-Based Routing (PBR)
  • First Hop Redundancy Protocols
  • Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)

VXLAN on Cisco Nexus Series Switches

  • VXLAN Overview
  • Use of VTEPs
  • VXLAN Routing
Day 3 

Cisco UCS Architecture

  • Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Hardware Components
  • Describing Cisco UCS User Interfaces
  • Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Physical Connectivity and High Availability
  • Using RBAC and Organizations

Cisco UCS LAN Connectivity

  • Configuring Compute Node LAN Connectivity
  • Configuring LAN Identity and Resource Pools
  • Configuring Compute Node LAN Policies

Cisco UCS SAN Connectivity

  • Configuring Compute Node SAN Connectivity
  • Configuring Advanced Compute Node SAN Connectivity
  • Configuring SAN Identity and Resource Pools

Configuring Cisco UCS B-Series Servers

  • Configuring Server Identity and Resource Pools
  • Configuring Server Policies
  • Configuring Templates and Service Profiles
  • Managing Service Profiles
  • Configuring Logical Service Profiles that Boot from iSCSI

Configuring Cisco UCS Virtualization

  • Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX
  • Configuring Cisco UCS SR-IOV
  • Configuring Cisco UCS VM-FEX

Cisco UCS Administration

  • Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco UCS Manager Database
  • Managing and Upgrading Cisco UCS B-Series Firmware
  • Using Cisco UCS Management Tools

Cisco UCS C-Series Features

  • Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
  • Describing Cisco USC C-Series Server Connectivity Options
  • Using Cisco UCS C-Series IMC Discovery
  • Upgrading Cisco UCS C-Series Firmware

Introduction to Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI)

  • Identify the components of a Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI)
  • Understand the challenges that are being addresses by Hyper-converged Infrastructure
  • Explain the benefits of an HCI solution
  • Compare First Generation HCI solutions with Cisco HyperFlex
  • Present the components and physical topology of the Cisco HyperFlex with Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) solution

Cisco HyperFlex Systems Hardware and Software Architecture

  • Present the New Features available with the Cisco HX Release 3.5
  • Understand the capabilities and functionality of the HyperFlex All-Flash server platform
  • Present the Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform hardware components
  • Describe the Cisco HyperFlex system architecture
  • Understand the advanced storage features and performance enhancements of the HyperFlex cluster
  • Identify the hardware functionality of the Hyperflex HX server nodes
  • Describe the management and connectivity details for various HyperFlex HX cluster deployments

Cisco HyperFlex Systems Use Cases, Solutions and Performance

HyperFlex Pre-installation Requirements

Installing Cisco HyperFlex Systems Using the HX Installer

  • Present the benefits of the HX Data Platform automation function to streamline Cisco UCS and VMware vCenter configuration
  • Describe the HyperFlex factory pre-installed hardware and software options
  • Identify the steps required to install, deploy and launch the HX Data Platform Installer
  • Describe HyperFlex cluster creation validation using UCS Manager and VMware vSphere Client/Web Client

Post-Installation Requirements for HX Data Platform

  • Data Center Protocols
    • Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol
    • Configuring Port Channels
    • Understanding Overlay Transport Virtualization
    • Implementing VXLAN
    • Implementing LISP
  • Layer 3 Switching Features in the Data Center
    • Configuring First-Hop Redundancy
    • Configuring Routing
    • Configuring IP Multicast
  • Data Center Infrastructure Security
    • Configuring User Management
    • Configuring System Security Features
  • Data Center Infrastructure Storage Fabric
    • Basic Fibre Channel Configuration
    • Managing Domains
    • Implementing Port Security and Fabric Binding
  • FCoE Unified Fabric
    • Describing FCoE
    • Implementing FCoE
  • Data Center Infrastructure Storage Services
    • Configuring Distributed Device Aliases
    • Implementing Zoning
    • Configuring NPIV and NPV
  • Data Center Infrastructure Maintenance, Management and Operations
    • Configuring System Management
    • Configuring Infrastructure Monitoring

 Lab Outline

  • Configure Layer 2 Switching
  • Configure Port Channels
  • Configure OTV
  • Configure VXLAN
  • Configure VRRP
  • Configu0re OSPF
  • Configure User Management Security Features
  • Configure System Security Features
  • Configure Fibre Channel
  • Manage Domains and Configure Persistent FCIDs
  • Configure Fabric Binding and Port Security
  • Configure FCoE
  • Configure Device Aliases
  • Configure Zoning
  • Configure NPV
  • Configure System Management
  • Implement Infrastructure Monitoring
Day 4 

Classical DC Infrastructure Limitations 

Abstraction and Policy Model Introduced by ACI

Policy Model Explained 

ACI Components

  • APIC
  • ACI Fabric

Fabric Startup and Auto-Discovery 

ACI Components 3rd Party Integration 

APIC GUI Introduction 

ACI Logical Constructs

  • Tenants
  • Tenant types
  • Context
  • Application Network Profiles
  • Bridge Domain
    • BD Traffic Handling
  • Subnets
  • End Point Groups (EPG)
    • Types of EPGs
  • Contracts
    • Subjects and Filters
    • Labels and Label Matching
    • Taboo Contracts
    • Inter-Tenant Contracts
  • Domains
    • Pools
  • Attachable Access Entity Profiles

Encapsulation Normalization and Integrated Overlay

ACI Unicast traffic handling 

VxLAN – Cisco ACI Implementation


  • Multicast Handling in ACI
  • Multicast Policies in ACI

Storm control and load balancing in ACI 

ACI Access and Fabric Policies 

VLAN pools in ACI 

ACI Networking (Part 1)

  • BGP AS Numbers and Route Reflectors
  • Networking Domains in ACI
  • Statically Deploying an EPG to a Leaf switch port
  • Attachable Entity Profiles Example (AEP)
Day 5 

ACI Networking (Part 2)

  • ACI and Layer 2 External Connectivity
    • External EPGs (Bridged Outside connections to ACI)
    • External BD (Bridge Outside connections to ACI)
  • ACI Routed Outside (L3 External) Connections
    • OSPF
    • BGP
    • Transit Routing
    • Generating a Default Route in ACI
  • ACI integration with Virtualized Environments
    • ACI Integration with VMware vCenter

Data Center (DC) services Insertion in ACI 

  • Services Insertion in ACI
  • Service Graphs

ACI Deployment Methodologies

  • vPod
  • Multi-Pod
  • Multi-Site
  • GOLF
Day 6 

Data center tasks using scripts (Python and Ansible)

  • Create, Read, Update, Delete using RESTful APIs
  • Deploy and modify configurations
  • Statistics, Data Collection

Data Center Automation and Orchestration using tools

  • DCNM
  • UCSD
  • Tasks
  • Workflows
  • Catalog
  • Intersight
  • CloudCenter Suite
  • Applications
  • Deployments
  • Action Orchestration

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There are no free retakes for this track.
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There are no refunds. You will be issued a credit. There is no expiration for the credit. You can take the class at a different date or location at no additional cost. We need a minimum of two weeks notice for postponing the class.
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