CCIE Data Center Bootcamp

Course Information

Duration: 6 days

Version: CCIE DC BC v2.1

Price: $3,499.00



Learning Credits:


Check out our full list of training locations and learning formats. Please note that the location you choose may be an Established HD-ILT location with a virtual live instructor.


  • Live Classroom

Train face-to-face with the live instructor.

  • Established HD-ILT Location

Interact with a live, remote instructor from a specialized, HD-equipped classroom near you.​

  • Virtual Remote

Attend the live class from the comfort of your home or office.



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.


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


Target Audience:

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


Course Objectives:

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


Course Outine:

Day 1 

ACI Fabric and Infrastructure

  • Introduction
  • Cisco ACI Overview
  • Virtualization, Containers, and Third-Party Integration Features
  • Security and Monitoring Features
  • Cisco ACI External Networking
  • Cisco ACI Fabric Extensions and Interconnections
  • Fabric Management and Automation
  • Common Troubleshooting Scenarios

Lab Outline

  • Explore the Cisco ACI Fabric Inventory
  • Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity
  • Configure Cisco ACI Logical Constructs
  • Integrate Cisco ACI with VMware Using Native DVS
  • Migrating from Native DVS to AVE
  • Deploy Cisco ACI Virtual Edge and Micro-segmentation
  • Integrate Service Graphs with Cisco APIC
  • Configure Role-Based Access Control
  • Explore Cisco ACI Monitoring and Netflow
  • Enable Connectivity to External L3 Networks
    • Common Tenant & Normal Tenant
      • OSPF
      • MP-BGP
    • Enable Connectivity to External L2 Networks
    • Configure Cisco APIC Using REST API
    • Configure Cisco APIC Using Python Scripts
    • Explore Cisco ACI App Center and Cisco ACI Optimize Feature
    • Explore Cisco ACI Troubleshooting Tools

Day 2 

ACI Deployment Scenarios

  • ACI Multi-Pod Deployments
    • Introduction
    • Overview of ACI Multi-Pod
    • ACI Multi-Pod Use Cases and Supported Topologies
    • ACI Multi-Pod Scalability Considerations
    • Inter-Pod Connectivity Deployment Considerations
    • IPN Control Plane
    • IPN Multicast Support
    • Spines and IPN Connectivity Considerations
    • Pod Auto-Provisioning
    • APIC Cluster Deployment Considerations
    • Multi-Pod ’Overlay’ Control and Data Planes
    • Inter-Pods MP-BGP Control Plane
    • Inter-Pods VXLAN Data Plane
    • Connectivity to the External L3 Domain
    • Network Services Integration
    • Migration Scenarios
  • ACI Multi-Site Deployments
    • Cisco ACI Multi-Site Service Integration
    • Cisco ACI Multi-Site Back-to-Back Spine Connectivity Across Sites Without IPN
    • Stretched Bridge Domain with Layer 2 Broadcast Extension
    • Stretched Bridge Domain with No Layer 2 Broadcast Extension
    • Stretched EPG Across Sites
    • Stretched VRF with Inter-Site Contracts
    • Shared Services with Stretched Provider EPG
    • Migration of Cisco ACI Fabric to Cisco ACI Multi-Site
    • ACI Multi-Site Use Cases

Lab Outline

  • Explore/Demonstrate Multi-Pod Deployment
  • Explore/Demonstrate Multi-Site Deployment

Day 3 

Nexus and Advanced Fabric Deployments

  • 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
  • Configure 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 

Programmable Fabric with VXLAN BGP EVPN

  • Introduction to Programmable Fabric
    • IP Fabric Overlays
    • Using VNI for Layer 2 & 3 Multi-tenancy
    • MP-BGP
    • MP-BGP EVPN Route Types
    • MP-BGP EVPN Subnet Route Redistribution
    • Detecting, Deleting and Moving Hosts
  • Introducing VXLAN/EVPN
  • Programmable Fabric Forwarding
  • The Underlay
  • Unicast Forwarding
  • Multi-tenancy
  • Multicast Forwarding
  • External Connectivity
  • Layer 4-7 Services Integration
  • Introduction to Programmable Fabric Management, Operations, and Provisioning via DCNM

Lab Outline

  • Implement IP underlay
  • OSPF
  • ISIS
  • BGP
  • Implement Multicast Forwarding
  • L2: Multicast Forwarding in VPC
  • L3: Multicast Forwarding
  • Implement BGP EVPN with VXLAN
  • Implementing Ingress Replication
  • Deploying BGP EVPN Enhancements
  • ARP Suppression
  • Distributed IP Anycast Gateway
  • Integrated Routing & Bridging
  • Endpoint Mobility
  • Multi-Tenancy
  • Implement Bridge Domains
  • Deploy VLANs in VXLAN
  • L2 Multi-Tenancy
  • Implement VLAN-Oriented Mode
  • Implement BD-Oriented Mode
  • L3 Multi-Tenancy
  • Unicast Forwarding
  • Deploy Intra-Subnet Unicast Forwarding
  • Unicast IP Forwarding (Bridging)
  • Non-IP Forwarding (Bridging)
  • Deploy Inter-Subnet-Subnet Unicast Forwarding
  • Routed Traffic to Silent Hosts
  • Explore Forwarding with Dual-Homed End-Points
  • Deploy VXLAN Fabric using DCNM as an orchestrator

Day 5 

Compute & Storage

  • Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation
    • Cisco UCS Connectivity
    • Identity Abstraction
    • Service Profile Templates
  • SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System
    • Implementing iSCSI
    • Implementing Fibre Channel
    • Implementing FCoE
  • Security Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System
    • Implementing Role-Based Access Control
    • Implementing External Authentication Providers
    • Implementing Key Management
  • Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified Computing System
    • Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware Updates
    • Implementing Cisco UCS Backups
    • Implementing Monitoring
  • Cisco Unified Computing System Automation
    • Implementing Cisco UCS Director and Cisco IMC Supervisor
    • Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager

Lab Outline

  • Configure Server and Uplink Ports
  • Configure VLANs
  • Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Hardware Identities
  • Configure Basic Identity Pools
  • Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools
  • Configure a Service Profile Template
  • Configure an iSCSI Service Profile
  • Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases
  • Configure Zoning
  • Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Configure Unified Ports on Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects
  • Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS C-Series Servers from SAN LUN
  • Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS B-Series Servers from SAN LUN
  • Configure Organizations and Locales
  • Configure Job-Specific Roles
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Configure a Trusted Point and Key Ring in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Perform Backup and Restore Activities
  • Implement Syslog
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager with XML API

Day 6 

Orchestration and Automation

  • Python
  • Introduction
  • Understanding Python
  • Data types:
    • Strings
    • Numbers
    • Booleans
  • Lists
  • Dictionaries
  • Loops
  • Function
  • Working with Files
  • Deploying and Troubleshooting Python Scripts
    • Executing Scripts
    • Analyzing Code
    • Error Handling 
  • Python Libraries
    • Introduction
    • Python Module
    • Python Package
  • Cisco Cloud Center
    • Introduction to Cloud Center
    • Cloud Center Basics
    • Cloud Center Components
    • Private and Public Cloud Management

Lab Outline

  • Execute Python Scripts against:
  • Nexus Devices
  • ACI
  • UCS
  • Install LOG, CCC & DB Images
  • Install CCO and AMPQ images
  • Install Worker Image
  • Deploy an Application to a Private Cloud (vCenter)