INE’s CCIE Data Center Workbook is an online interactive compilation of hands-on lab scenarios that walk you through the technologies used in Cisco’s modern Data Center architecture. Whether you are studying for the CCIE Data Center Lab Exam, have an upcoming implementation project with Cisco’s Nexus switches or Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS), or simply want to gain hands-on experience with these cutting-edge technologies, this workbook is for you.
The tasks in this workbook are all individually focused advanced technology labs that present topics in an easy-to-follow, goal-oriented, step-by-step approach. Every scenario features detailed breakdowns and thorough verifications to help you completely understand the technology. The workbook is subdivided into two sections: Nexus Technology Labs and UCS Technology Labs.
This section of the workbook focuses on Data Center Ethernet Switching and Data Center Storage Switching. Hardware platforms covered in this section include the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches, Nexus 5000 Switches, Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders, and MDS 9200 SAN Switches. Technologies covered in this section include Virtual Port Channels (vPC), Fabric Extension (FEX), Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), FabricPath, SAN Switching, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) just to name a few.
This section of the workbook focuses on Unified Computing, Network Virtualization, and Application Networking. Hardware platforms covered in this section include the Cisco UCS 6200 Fabric Interconnects (FI), UCS B5108 Blade Server Chassis, UCS C Series Rack Mount Servers, MDS 9200 SAN Switches, Nexus 1000v Virtual Switch, and ACE 4710 Application Control Engine.