Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.1 - DCID (Professional)

Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.1 - DCID (Professional) Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

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Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID) v6.1 is a course that focuses on data center design based on Cisco solutions. The course includes theoretical content, as well as design-oriented case studies that are in the form of testlets. The course is designed to help students prepare for Cisco CCNP® Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles.

The course includes information on designing data centers with Cisco components and technologies. It covers network designs with virtualization, Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies and routing protocols, and data center interconnect design options. Also covered are device virtualization technologies such as virtual data centers and network function virtualization with virtual appliances, including virtual switches, virtual routers, and virtual firewalls. Storage and SAN design is covered, with explanation of Fibre Channel networks and Cisco Unified Fabric.

Design practices for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) solution based on Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers and Cisco UCS Manager are covered. Network management technologies include UCS Manager, Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager, and Cisco UCS Director.

Exam Format
Exam Number: 300-160 DCID
Associated Certifications: CCNP Data Center
Duration: 90 minutes (60-70 questions)
Exam Registration: Pearson VUE

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Intended Audience for this Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.1 - DCID (Professional) Course

  • » Network Designer
  • » Network Administrator
  • » Network Engineer
  • » Systems Engineer
  • » Consulting Systems Engineer
  • » Technical Solutions Architect
  • » Cisco Integrators/Partners
  • » Server Administrator
  • » Network Manager
  • » Storage Administrator
  • » Program Manager
  • » Project Manager

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Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.1 - DCID (Professional) Course Objectives

  • » Describe Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 forwarding in a data center, including cabling and rack design for the access, aggregation, and core layers
  • » Design vPC, Cisco FabricPath, OTV, and LISP in customer scenarios and describe management options in the LAN
  • » Describe hardware virtualization and FEX technologies, compare the Cisco Nexus 1000v with VM-FEX designs, discuss data center security threats and Cisco Virtual Application Container Services for IaaS, and describe management and automation options for the data center infrastructure
  • » Describe storage and RAID options, describe the Fibre Channel concept and architecture, and design Fibre Channel and FCoE networks, along with management options
  • » Describe the UCS C-Series, M-Series, and B-Series servers, with connectivity and adapter options. For the UCS B-Series deployment, you will be able to describe the blade chassis, I/O modules, and fabric interconnects, with a focus on southbound and northbound connectivity and oversubscription. Compare the EHV and NPV network operations modes. Explain and distinguish among the different system integrated stack solutions and the management options for the UCS domains
  • » Design the resource parameters for a UCS domain, starting with the setup and IP concepts, RBAC, and integration with authentication servers. Design the resource pools and policies used in UCS service profiles and templates

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Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.1 - DCID (Professional) Course Outline

      1. Data Center Network Connectivity Design
        1. Describing High Availability on Layer 2
          1. Error Detection
          2. UDLD Configuration
          3. High Availability on Layer 2
          4. RSTP and MSTP
          5. Layer 2 Protocols and Layer 2 Fabrics
          6. Layer 2 Scalability Limitations
          7. Layer 2 Newer Scaling Technologies
          8. Virtual Port Channels
          9. vPC Use Cases
          10. Cisco FabricPath
          11. Cisco FabricPath Simplicity and Usability in the Data Center
          12. Cisco FabricPath Technology, Architecture, and CE
          13. Conversational MAC Learning and IS-IS
          14. Multidestination Trees and Data Encapsulation
          15. Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links
          16. Layer 2 Technologies in the Data Center
        2. Describing Layer 3 Forwarding
          1. Layer 2 Error Detection
          2. High Availability on Layer 3
          3. Comparing First Hop Redundancy Protocols
          4. Hot Standby Router Protocol
          5. HSRP Within the Data Center
          6. Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
          7. Gateway Load Balancing Protocol
          8. IPv6 in Data Centers
          9. Routing Protocols in Data Center Networks
          10. Routing Design and Policy Based Routing
          11. Routing Protocol Security
          12. Neighbor Authentication
          13. Control Plane Policing and Protection
          14. Routing Protocols High Availability
          15. Centralized and Distributed Forwarding
          16. Layer 3 Technologies Within Data Centers
        3. Designing Data Center Topologies
          1. Data Center Traffic Flows
          2. Cabling Challenges
          3. Direct-Connect vs. Distributed Cabling
          4. EoR vs. MoR vs. ToR
          5. ToR with Cisco Nexus 2000 Series FEX
          6. Data Center Access: vPC
          7. Data Center Access: FEX
          8. Data Center Access: Unified Fabric
          9. Data Center Aggregation: Services
          10. Data Center Aggregation: Unified Fabric
          11. Data Center Aggregation: IP-Based Storage
          12. Data Center Core: Layer 3
          13. Data Center Core: Layer 2
          14. Data Center Core: Collapsed Core with VDCs
          15. Need for Spine-Leaf Architecture
          16. Spine-Leaf Architecture Overview
          17. Migration to Spine-Leaf Fabric
        4. Designing Data Center Interconnects with Cisco OTV
          1. Cisco OTV Overview
          2. Cisco OTV Components
          3. Cisco OTV Control Plane
          4. Cisco OTV Control Plane Using Multicast
          5. Cisco OTV Control Plane Using Unicast
          6. Cisco OTV Data Plane
          7. Failure Isolation: STP
          8. Failure Isolation: Unicast Storms
          9. Failure Isolation: ARP Traffic
          10. Cisco OTV Multi-Homing
          11. Cisco OTV Mobility
          12. Cisco OTV Scalability
          13. Cisco OTV Path Optimization: Egress Routing
          14. Cisco OTV Path Optimization: Ingress Routing
          15. Cisco OTV VLAN Translation Feature
          16. FabricPath and VXLAN vs. Cisco OTV as the DCI
          17. Cisco OTV Support
        5. Designing a LISP Solution
          1. LISP Overview
          2. LISP Terms and Components
          3. LISP Packet Flow
          4. LISP Control Plane
          5. Use Case: LISP Host Mobility Overview
          6. LISP Host Mobility Deployment Models
          7. Use Case: Multi-Tenant Environments
          8. Use Case: IPv6 Enablement
          9. Cisco Nexus 7000 as a Platform for LISP
      2. Data Center Infrastructure Design
        1. Describing Hardware and Device Virtualization
          1. Hardware High Availability and Redundancy
          2. Device-Based Network Virtualization
          3. VLAN and VRF Principle
          4. VDC Architecture
          5. VDC Use Case
          6. Network Virtualization
          7. Server Hardware
          8. Universally Unique Identifiers
          9. World Wide Name
          10. Service Profile Summary
          11. Server Virtualization
          12. Virtual Access Layer
          13. Virtual Access Layer Solutions
          14. Storage Virtualization
          15. VSAN Primary Functions
          16. VSAN Numbering
          17. VSAN Membership
          18. VSAN Tagging
          19. Inter-VSAN Routing
          20. IVR Terminology
          21. NPIV Use Case
          22. NPV Use Case
          23. NPV and NPIV Hardware Support
          24. NPV Traffic Distribution
        2. Describing FEX Options
          1. Cisco Adapter FEX
          2. Cisco Adapter FEX Scalability
          3. Cisco Adapter FEX Use Cases
          4. Access Layer with Cisco FEX
          5. Cisco FEX Port Types
          6. Cisco FEX Access Topologies
          7. Cisco VM-FEX
          8. Virtualization-Aware Networking
          9. VN-Tag Frame Format
          10. Cisco VM-FEX Traffic Flow
          11. Cisco VM-FEX Traffic Modes
          12. Dynamic Interfaces
          13. Cisco FEX Technologies in the Data Center
        3. Describing Virtual Networking
          1. Hypervisor Extensions
          2. Cisco Nexus 1000V Architecture Principles
          3. Cisco Nexus 1000V Components Communication
          4. Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM-VEM Layer 2 Connectivity
          5. Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM-VEM Layer 3 Connectivity
          6. Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance
          7. Cisco Nexus 1000V Architecture High-Availability Communication
          8. Cisco Nexus 1000V Licensing Model
          9. Cisco Nexus 1000V Licensing Types
          10. Cisco Nexus 1000V License Editions
          11. Cisco Nexus 1000V Multi-Hypervisor Licensing
          12. Hypervisor Extension Scale
          13. Hypervisor Extension Compatibility
          14. VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 1000V
          15. VXLAN Unicast-Only Mode on Cisco Nexus 1000V
          16. MAC Address Distribution with VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 1000V
          17. VXLAN Trunking on Cisco Nexus 1000V
          18. Cisco vPath on Cisco Nexus 1000V
          19. Cisco vPath Service Chaining Architecture
          20. Cisco Nexus 1000V Interface Types
          21. Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profiles and Port Groups
          22. Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profiles Hierarchy
          23. Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profiles Characteristics
          24. Policy-Based VM Connectivity Using Port Profiles
          25. Mobility of Network and Security Properties
          26. Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Security
          27. Virtual Networking Technologies in the Data Center
        4. Describing Basic Data Center Security
          1. Threats in Data Centers
          2. Switched Infrastructure Attack Countermeasures
          3. DHCP Server Spoofing
          4. DHCP Starvation
          5. DHCP Snooping
          6. ARP Spoofing: Man-in-the-Middle Attack
          7. Dynamic ARP Inspection
          8. IP Source Guard
          9. Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding
          10. Traffic Storm Control
          11. Device Compromise Threat
          12. Traffic Capture and Injection Threat
          13. Device and Link DoS Threat
          14. Management Plane Security
          15. Management Plane Countermeasures
          16. Management Plane Security Features
          17. Device Hardening
          18. Control Plane Countermeasures
          19. Control Plane Security
          20. Control Plane Policing
          21. Control Plane Protection
          22. CoPP Enhancements on Cisco Nexus 7000
          23. User Management Features
          24. Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
          25. RBAC with AAA
          26. AAA Best Practices on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
          27. AAA Server Monitoring
          28. User Accounts and Roles
          29. User Role Rules
        5. Describing Advanced Data Center Security
          1. Enclave Architecture
          2. Cisco TrustSec Architecture
          3. Cisco TrustSec Principle
          4. Cisco TrustSec Authentication
          5. Cisco TrustSec: Security Group Tags
          6. Cisco TrustSec: Admission Control
          7. Cisco TrustSec: SGACL Enforcement
          8. Cisco TrustSec: Link Security
          9. Cisco TrustSec: Ingress Access Control
          10. Data Center Firewalls
          11. Firewall Characteristics
          12. Firewall Deployment Options
          13. Firewall Modes
          14. Firewall Virtualization
          15. Cisco ASA Virtualization Deployment Choices
          16. Positioning the Firewall Within Data Center Networks
          17. Cisco FirePOWER Portfolio
          18. FireSIGHT Controlling FirePOWER
          19. FirePOWER Service Integration in Cisco ASA
          20. FirePOWER Services Support
          21. Cisco ASA Clustering Integration
          22. Cisco ASA Clustering Performance
          23. Threat Management with NextGen IPS
          24. Threat Management with NextGen IPS Design Options
          25. Threat Management with NextGen IPS Design Principles
        6. Describing Virtual Appliances
          1. Cisco ASAv in the Data Center
          2. Cisco ASAv Architecture and Design Principles
          3. Cisco ASAv High Availability
          4. Cisco ASAv Scalability and Performance
          5. Cisco ASAv Deployment: Public Cloud
          6. Cisco ASAv Deployment with NAT
          7. VSG vs. Cisco ASAv and Cisco ASA 1000V
          8. Cisco VSG in the Data Center
          9. Cisco VSG Architecture
          10. Cisco VSG Scalability and Performance
          11. Cisco ASAv and Cisco VSG—3-Tier Server Zone Use Case
          12. Cisco CSR 1000V Architecture
          13. Cisco CSR 1000V Box-to-Box Availability
          14. Cisco CSR 1000V Feature and Technology Packages
          15. Cisco CSR 1000V Licensing Management
          16. Cisco CSR 1000V Scalability and Performance
          17. Cisco CSR 1000V Use Cases
          18. Cisco ITD in the Data Center
          19. Cisco ITD Comparison with Traditional Load-Balancer
          20. Cisco ITD Architecture
          21. Cisco ITD Scalability and Performance
          22. Cisco ITD Load-Balance Selective Traffic
          23. Cisco Prime NAM in the Data Center
          24. Cisco Prime NAM Product Family
          25. Cisco Prime vNAM Key Features
          26. Cisco Prime vNAM Use Case: VM-Level Visibility
          27. Cisco Virtual Application Container Services
          28. Cisco VACS Architecture
          29. Cisco VACS Requirements
          30. Cisco VACS Scalability and Performance
          31. Cisco VACS Use Case
        7. Describing Management and Orchestration
          1. Cisco Prime Network Services Controller
          2. Cisco Prime Network Services Controller—Features
          3. Cisco Prime Network Services Controller—Requirements
          4. Cisco Prime Network Services Controller—Deployment
          5. Cisco UCS Director
          6. Cisco UCS Director—Principle
          7. Cisco UCS Director—Management Capabilities
          8. Cisco UCS Director Network Configuration and Administration
          9. Cisco UCS Director Network Monitoring and Reporting
      3. Data Center Storage Network Design
        1. Describing Storage and RAID Options
          1. Place Storage Technologies in the Data Center
          2. Direct Attached Storage
          3. SSD Performance Comparison
          4. DAS Use Case
          5. Network-Attached Storage
          6. NAS Use Case
          7. Fibre Channel Storage Area Network
          8. Fibre Channel Storage Use Case
          9. Fibre Channel over Ethernet
          10. FCoE Use Case
          11. Internet Small Computer Systems Interface
          12. Compare Storage Performance in Data Center
          13. RAID Options
          14. Host to Storage Fibre Channel Multipathing
          15. ESXi Multipathing with ALUA Storage Array
          16. MPIO ALUA on NetApp Cluster Use Case
        2. Describing Fibre Channel Concepts
          1. Fibre Channel Topologies
          2. Fibre Channel Ports
          3. Fibre Channel Port Speeds
          4. Fibre Channel Concepts
          5. Fibre Channel Addressing: WWN, NWWN, PWWN
          6. Fibre Channel Addressing: FCID
          7. Fibre Channel Flow Control
          8. Buffer-to-Buffer and Credit-Based Flow Control
          9. FSPF Routing
          10. FSPF Routing Characteristics
          11. Fibre Channel Services
          12. Fibre Channel Device Login Process
          13. Configuring the Fabric Via BF or RFC
          14. Fibre Channel Use Case: Fibre Channel Address Design (Scalability)
          15. NPIV Mode
          16. NPV Mode vs. Fibre Channel Switching Mode
          17. Storage Virtualization
          18. Zoning and VSANs
          19. Storage Trunking and Fibre Channel Port Channels
        3. Describing Fibre Channel Topologies
          1. Fibre Channel SAN Dual Fabric Design
          2. Fibre Channel Fan-In, Fan-Out, and Oversubscription
          3. Calculation of Fan-In, Fan-Out and ISL Oversubscription
          4. Fibre Channel Core-Edge Design
          5. Evaluating Core-Edge Fabric
          6. Core-Edge Design Example
          7. Fibre Channel Collapsed Core-Edge Design
          8. Evaluating Collapsed-Core Design
          9. Fibre Channel Collapsed Core-Edge Design Example
          10. Fibre Channel Edge-Core-Edge Design
          11. Evaluating the Fibre Channel Edge-Core-Edge Design
          12. Fibre Channel Edge-Core-Edge Design Example
          13. Choosing a Fibre Channel Design Solution
          14. ToR and MoR Physical Topology
          15. Entry-Level SAN Solution
          16. Performance Advantages with Cisco MDS 9710 Series Switches
          17. Fibre Channel SAN Extension Solutions
          18. Scale Numbers on Cisco MDS Series Switches
        4. Describing FCoE
          1. FCoE Overview
          2. FCoE Standards
          3. FCoE vs. Fibre Channel Stack
          4. FCoE Benefits
          5. Data Center Bridging
          6. IEEE 802.1Qbb PFC
          7. IEEE 802.1Qaz ETS
          8. IEEE 802.1az DCBX
          9. FCoE Elements and Ports
          10. Fabric-Provided MAC Address
          11. FCoE Forwarding
          12. FCoE Initialization Protocol
          13. FIP Process
          14. FCoE vs. FIP
          15. FCoE NPV
          16. FCoE Single-Hop Topology
          17. FCoE FEX Topology
          18. FCoE Remote-Attached Topology
          19. FCoE Multihop Topology
          20. Dynamic FCoE
          21. Fibre Channel vs. FCoE Data Center Design
        5. Describing Storage Security
          1. Secure SAN Design
          2. Fibre Channel SAN and IP SAN Security Features
          3. Zoning
          4. Zoning Basics
          5. Smart Zoning vs. Regular Zoning
          6. Basic vs. Enhanced Zoning
          7. Zone Merge
          8. Zoning and VSANs
          9. IVR Zones
          10. LUN Masking and LUN Zoning
          11. Storage Port Security
          12. DH-CHAP Authentication
          13. Other Fabric Access Security Options
          14. IPsec Tunnel Encryption for FCIP or IP-SAN Security
          15. Cisco MACsec Link Encryption for MAC-Layer Security
          16. Cisco TrustSec Link Encryption
        6. Describing Management and Orchestration
          1. SAN Device Virtualization
          2. Cisco Prime DCNM for SAN
          3. Cisco UCS Director in SAN
          4. Designing Cisco UCS Director Workflow for Storage Provisioning
      4. Data Center Compute Connectivity Design
        1. Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers and Use Cases
          1. Cisco UCS C-Series Server Classes and Applications
          2. Cisco UCS C-Series Server Use Cases
          3. Network Cards
          4. Network Cards Functionality
          5. Graphics Processing Units
          6. Storage Accelerators
          7. Local and Centralized Storage Accelerators
          8. Cisco UCS C-Series Server Management
          9. Cisco UCS C-Series Server Centralized Management
        2. Describing Cisco UCS M-Series Servers and Use Cases
          1. Cisco UCS M-Series Servers and System Link Technology
          2. Traditional vs. Disaggregated Servers
          3. Cloud-Scale Computing
        3. Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Servers and Use Cases
          1. Fabric Interconnects
          2. Fabric Interconnect Cabling
          3. Blade Chassis
          4. I/O Module
          5. Cisco UCS B-Series Server Adapter Cards
          6. VIC Considerations
          7. Server Access
          8. Cisco UCS C-Series Server Integration with a UCS Domain
          9. Stateless Computing
          10. Cisco UCS Mini
          11. Cisco UCS Mini Use Cases
        4. Describing Fabric Interconnect Connectivity
          1. Fabric Interconnect Port Personalities
          2. Oversubscription Options
          3. VLANs in the UCS Domain
          4. VSANs in the UCS Domain
          5. Southbound Connection
          6. Northbound Connection
          7. Compare the EHV and Switch Mode
          8. NPV and FC Switching Mode
          9. Fabric Interconnect High Availability and Redundancy
        5. Describing Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems
          1. Hyperconvergence Overview
          2. Cisco HyperFlex
          3. HX Platform Overview
          4. HX Platform: Scale Out
          5. HX Platform: Scale Up
          6. Non-Disruptive Operations
          7. Continuous Data Optimization
          8. Data Services
          9. HyperFlex Configurations
          10. Integrated Systems Overview
        6. Describing Management Systems
          1. Cisco UCS Manager
          2. Cisco UCS Performance Manager
          3. VMware vCenter
          4. Microsoft Systems Center
          5. Cisco UCS Central
          6. Cisco UCS Director
        7. Describing Hadoop, SAP Hana, and IoT on Cisco UCS
          1. Introduction to Digital Disruption
          2. Converting Big Data into Disruptive Intelligence
          3. Introduction to Hadoop
          4. Hadoop Principle
          5. Introduction to SAP HANA
          6. Hadoop vs. SAP HANA
          7. Use Case: "Smart Train" Predictive Maintenance
          8. FlexPod for SAP HANA and Hadoop
      5. Data Center Compute Resource Parameters Design
        1. Describing System-Wide Parameters
          1. Cisco UCS System Configuration Types
          2. Initial System Setup Parameters
          3. Server Management IP Address in Cisco UCS
          4. Cisco UCS Core Elements and Monitor Interfaces
          5. Syslog
          6. Cisco UCS and SNMP
          7. Global Fault Summary in the GUI
          8. CIM XML and SMASH CLP
          9. Call Home
          10. QoS System Classes
          11. Defining the QoS System Class
          12. Provisioning a QoS Policy in a Service Profile
          13. Virtual Network Overview
          14. Multiple vSwitches on a VMware ESX/ESXi Host
          15. Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server with Multiple vSwitches
          16. Organizations in Cisco UCS Manager
          17. Local Resources in an Organization
          18. Organization Inheritance and Name Resolution
        2. Describing RBAC
          1. Role-Based Access Control
          2. Roles and Privileges
          3. Default Roles
          4. Default Privileges
          5. Organizations
          6. Organizations Structure
          7. Organization Policy Resolution
          8. Organization Pool Resolution
          9. Locales
          10. User Effective Rights
          11. User Authentication
          12. RADIUS Integration
          13. TACACS+ Integration
          14. LDAP Integration
          15. Authentication Servers Functionality Comparison
          16. Two Factor Authentication in Cisco UCS Manager
          17. Two Factor Authentication Mechanism
          18. Two Factor Authentication Administration
        3. Describing Pools for Service Profiles
          1. Scaling Cisco UCS Management with Cisco UCS Central
          2. Global and Local Pools
          3. UUID Use
          4. UUID Format
          5. UUID Suffix Pools
          6. Provisioning UUID Suffix Pools
          7. MAC Address Pools
          8. Provisioning MAC Address Pools
          9. WWN Format
          10. WWNN Pools
          11. Provisioning WWNN Pools
          12. WWPN Pools
          13. Provisioning WWPN Pools
          14. Example: UUID/MAC/WWN Pool Addressing
          15. Server Pools
          16. Provisioning Server Pools
          17. Example: Server Pool Convention
          18. iSCSI Boot Interfaces and Initiator IP Pools
          19. Provisioning iSCSI Initiator IP Pools
        4. Describing Policies for Service Profiles
          1. Global vs. Local Policies
          2. Storage Policies
          3. Provisioning a Storage Policy
          4. RAID Levels in a Storage Policy
          5. BIOS Policies
          6. Provisioning a BIOS Policy
          7. Boot Policies
          8. Provisioning a Boot Policy
          9. Boot Order Summary
          10. IPMI Policies
          11. Provisioning an IPMI Policy
          12. Cisco UCS Integration with VMware vSphere DPM
          13. Scrub Policies
          14. Provisioning a Scrub Policy
          15. Maintenance Policies
          16. Provisioning a Maintenance Policy
        5. Describing Network Specific Adapters and Policies
          1. LAN Connectivity and VLANs
          2. LAN Connectivity and Uplink Ports
          3. LAN Connectivity and Pin Groups
          4. LAN Connectivity Policy
          5. Fabric Selection and Failover
          6. Fabric Interconnect SAN Connectivity
          7. SAN Connectivity and VSANs
          8. SAN Connectivity and Uplink Ports
          9. SAN Pinning
          10. SAN Connectivity Policy
          11. SAN Adapter Failover
          12. Virtual Interfaces
          13. Virtual Network Interface Connections
          14. Cisco VM-FEX
          15. Host View with Cisco VM-FEX: One Network
          16. Cisco VM-FEX Operational Model
          17. Cisco VM-FEX in High-Performance Mode with vMotion
          18. UniDirectional Link Detection
          19. Provision UDLD in Cisco UCS
          20. Cisco usNIC
          21. VMQ Support
        6. Describing Templates in Cisco UCS Manager
          1. Cisco UCS Templates
          2. Service Profile Templates
          3. Networking Templates

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