Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals

Understanding Techniques and Designs for Highly Efficient Data Centers with Cisco Nexus, UCS, MDS, and Beyond

Author: Gustavo A. A. Santana

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0133096440

Category: Computers

Page: 900

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Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals For many IT organizations, today’s greatest challenge is to drive more value, efficiency, and utilization from data centers. Virtualization is the best way to meet this challenge. Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals brings together the comprehensive knowledge Cisco professionals need to apply virtualization throughout their data center environments. Leading data center expert Gustavo A. A. Santana thoroughly explores all components of an end-to-end data center virtualization solution, including networking, storage, servers, operating systems, application optimization, and security. Rather than focusing on a single product or technology, he explores product capabilities as interoperable design tools that can be combined and integrated with other solutions, including VMware vSphere. With the author’s guidance, you’ll learn how to define and implement highly-efficient architectures for new, expanded, or retrofit data center projects. By doing so, you can deliver agile application provisioning without purchasing unnecessary infrastructure, and establish a strong foundation for new cloud computing and IT-as-a-service initiatives. Throughout, Santana illuminates key theoretical concepts through realistic use cases, real-world designs, illustrative configuration examples, and verification outputs. Appendixes provide valuable reference information, including relevant Cisco data center products and CLI principles for IOS and NX-OS. With this approach, Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals will be an indispensable resource for anyone preparing for the CCNA Data Center, CCNP Data Center, or CCIE Data Center certification exams. Learn how virtualization can transform and improve traditional data center network topologies Understand the key characteristics and value of each data center virtualization technology Walk through key decisions, and transform choices into architecture Smoothly migrate existing data centers toward greater virtualization Burst silos that have traditionally made data centers inefficient Master foundational technologies such as VLANs, VRF, and virtual contexts Use virtual PortChannel and FabricPath to overcome the limits of STP Optimize cabling and network management with fabric extender (FEX) virtualized chassis Extend Layer 2 domains to distant data center sites using MPLS and Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) Use VSANs to overcome Fibre Channel fabric challenges Improve SAN data protection, environment isolation, and scalability Consolidate I/O through Data Center Bridging and FCoE Use virtualization to radically simplify server environments Create server profiles that streamline “bare metal” server provisioning “Transcend the rack” through virtualized networking based on Nexus 1000V and VM-FEX Leverage opportunities to deploy virtual network services more efficiently Evolve data center virtualization toward full-fledged private clouds

Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals

Author: Gustavo Alessandro Andrade Santana

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1587143240

Category: Computers

Page: 929

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Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals For many IT organizations, today''s greatest challenge is to drive more value, efficiency, and utilization from data centers. Virtualization is the best way to meet this challenge. Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals brings together the comprehensive knowledge Cisco professionals need to apply virtualization throughout their data center environments. Leading data center expert Gustavo A. A. Santana thoroughly explores all components of an end-to-end data center virtualization solution, including networking, storage, servers, operating systems, application optimization, and security. Rather than focusing on a single product or technology, he explores product capabilities as interoperable design tools that can be combined and integrated with other solutions, including VMware vSphere. With the author''s guidance, you''ll learn how to define and implement highly-efficient architectures for new, expanded, or retrofit data center projects. By doing so, you can deliver agile application provisioning without purchasing unnecessary infrastructure, and establish a strong foundation for new cloud computing and IT-as-a-service initiatives. Throughout, Santana illuminates key theoretical concepts through realistic use cases, real-world designs, illustrative configuration examples, and verification outputs. Appendixes provide valuable reference information, including relevant Cisco data center products and CLI principles for IOS and NX-OS. With this approach, Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals will be an indispensable resource for anyone preparing for the CCNA Data Center, CCNP Data Center, or CCIE Data Center certification exams. Gustavo A. A. Santana, CCIE� No. 8806, is a Cisco Technical Solutions Architect working in enterprise and service provider data center projects that require deep integration across technology areas such as networking, application optimization, storage, and servers. He has more than 15 years of data center experience, and has led and coordinated a team of specialized Cisco engineers in Brazil. He holds two CCIE certifications (Routing & Switching and Storage Networking), and is a VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and SNIA Certified Storage Networking Expert (SCSN-E). A frequent speaker at Cisco and data center industry events, he blogs on data center virtualization at gustavoaasantana.net. Learn how virtualization can transform and improve traditional data center network topologies Understand the key characteristics and value of each data center virtualization technology Walk through key decisions, and transform choices into architecture Smoothly migrate existing data centers toward greater virtualization Burst silos that have traditionally made data centers inefficient Master foundational technologies such as VLANs, VRF, and virtual contexts Use virtual PortChannel and FabricPath to overcome the limits of STP Optimize cabling and network management with fabric extender (FEX) virtualized chassis Extend Layer 2 domains to distant data center sites using MPLS and Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) Use VSANs to overcome Fibre Channel fabric challenges Improve SAN data protection, environment isolation, and scalability Consolidate I/O through Data Center Bridging and FCoE Use virtualization to radically simplify server environments Create server profiles that streamline "bare metal" server provisioning "Transcend the rack" through virtualized networking based on Nexus 1000V and VM-FEX Leverage opportunities to deploy virtual network services more efficiently Evolve data center virtualization toward full-fledged private clouds -Reviews - "The variety of material that Gustavo covers in this work would appeal to anyone responsible for Data Centers today. His grasp of virtualization technologies and ability to relate it in both technical and non-technical terms makes for compelling reading. This is not your ordinary tech manual. Through use of relatable visual cues, Gustavo provides information that is easily recalled on the subject of virtualization, reaching across Subject Matter Expertise domains. Whether you consider yourself well-versed or a novice on the topic, working in large or small environments, this work will provide a clear understanding of the diverse subject of virtualization." -- Bill Dufresne, CCIE 4375, Distinguished Systems Engineer, Cisco (Americas) "..this book is an essential reference and will be valuable asset for potential candi�dates pursuing their Cisco Data Center certifications. I am confident that in reading this book, individuals will inevitably gain extensive knowledge and hands-on experience dur�ing their certification preparations. If you''re looking for a truly comprehensive guide to virtualization, this is the one!" -- Yusuf Bhaiji, Senior Manager, Expert Certifications (CCIE, CCDE, CCAr), [email protected] "When one first looks at those classic Cisco Data Center blueprints, it is very common to become distracted with the overwhelming number of pieces and linkages. By creating a solid theoretical foundation and providing rich sets of companion examples to illustrate each concept, Gustavo''s book brings hope back to IT Professionals from different areas of expertise. Apparently complex topics are demystified and the insertion of products, mechanisms, protocols and technologies in the overall Data Center Architecture is clearly explained, thus enabling you to achieve robust designs and successful deployments. A must read... Definitely!" -- Alexandre M. S. P. Moraes, Consulting Systems Engineer -- Author of "Cisco Firewalls"

Data Center Fundamentals

Author: Mauricio Arregoces,Maurizio Portolani

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 9781587140747

Category: Computers

Page: 1104

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Master the basics of data centers to build server farms that enhance your Web site performance Learn design guidelines that show how to deploy server farms in highly available and scalable environments Plan site performance capacity with discussions of server farm architectures and their real-life applications to determine your system needs Today's market demands that businesses have an Internet presence through which they can perform e-commerce and customer support, and establish a presence that can attract and increase their customer base. Underestimated hit ratios, compromised credit card records, perceived slow Web site access, or the infamous "Object Not Found" alerts make the difference between a successful online presence and one that is bound to fail. These challenges can be solved in part with the use of data center technology. Data centers switch traffic based on information at the Network, Transport, or Application layers. Content switches perform the "best server" selection process to direct users' requests for a specific service to a server in a server farm. The best server selection process takes into account both server load and availability, and the existence and consistency of the requested content. Data Center Fundamentals helps you understand the basic concepts behind the design and scaling of server farms using data center and content switching technologies. It addresses the principles and concepts needed to take on the most common challenges encountered during planning, implementing, and managing Internet and intranet IP-based server farms. An in-depth analysis of the data center technology with real-life scenarios make Data Center Fundamentals an ideal reference for understanding, planning, and designing Web hosting and e-commerce environments.

Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) (Data Center)

A Complete Reference Guide to the Cisco Data Center Virtualization Server Architecture

Author: Silvano Gai,Tommi Salli,Roger Andersson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781587141959

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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The definitive guide to UCS and the Cisco® Data Center Server: planning, architecture, components, deployment, and benefits With its new Unified Computing System (UCS) family of products, Cisco has introduced a fundamentally new vision for data center computing: one that reduces ownership cost, improves agility, and radically simplifies management. In this book, three Cisco insiders thoroughly explain UCS, and offer practical insights for IT professionals and decision-makers who are evaluating or implementing it. The authors establish the context for UCS by discussing the implications of virtualization, unified I/O, large memories and other key technologies, and showing how trends like cloud computing and green IT will drive the next-generation data center. Next, they take a closer look at the evolution of server CPU, memory, and I/O subsystems, covering advances such as the Intel® XEON® 5500, 5600, 7500, DDR3 memory, and unified I/O over 10 Gbps Ethernet. Building on these fundamentals, the authors then discuss UCS in detail, showing how it systematically overcomes key limitations of current data center environments. They review UCS features, components, and architecture, and demonstrate how it can improve data center performance, reliability, simplicity, flexibility, and energy efficiency. Along the way, they offer realistic planning, installation, and migration guidance: everything decision-makers and technical implementers need to gain maximum value from UCS–now, and for years to come. Silvano Gai has spent 11 years as Cisco Fellow, architecting Catalyst®, MDS, and Nexus switches. He has written several books on networking, written multiple Internet Drafts and RFCs, and is responsible for 80 patents and applications. He teaches a course on this book’s topics at Stanford University. Tommi Salli, Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer, has nearly 20 years of experience with servers and applications at Cisco, Sun, VERITAS, and Nuova Systems. Roger Andersson, Cisco Manager, Technical Marketing, spent more than 12 years in the CLARiiON® Engineering Division at EMC, and 5 years as Technical Product Manager at VERITAS/Symantec. He is now focused on Cisco UCS system management. Streamline data centers with UCS to systematically reduce cost of ownership Eliminate unnecessary server components–and their setup, management, power, cooling, and cabling Use UCS to scale service delivery, simplify service movement, and improve agility Review the latest advances in processor, memory, I/O, and virtualization architectures for data center servers Understand the specific technical advantages of UCS Integrate UCS 6100 Fabric Interconnect, Cisco UCS 2100 Series Fabric Extenders, UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Enclosures, UCS B-Series Blade Servers, UCS C-Series Rack Servers, and UCS Adapters Use Cisco UCS Manager to manage all Cisco UCS components as a single, seamless entity Integrate third-party management tools from companies like BMC®, CA®, EMC®, IBM®, Microsoft®, and VMware® Practice all this with a copy of Cisco Unified Computing System™ Platform Emulator Lite (UCSPE Lite) on the DVD in the back of the book This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press®, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.

VCA-DCV Official Cert Guide

VMware Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization

Author: Matthew Vandenbeld,Jonathan McDonald

Publisher: VMWare Press

ISBN: 0133854507

Category: Computers

Page: 150

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Trust the Official Cert Guide series from VMware Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are the only VMware-authorized self-study books and are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam. Master VMware certification exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks Reinforce your learning with web-based practice exams An excellent "fundamentals" book on vSphere ¿ The Official VCA-DCV Certification Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the VCA-DCV, the VMware Certified Associate on Data Center Virtualization exam (VCAD510). Experts Matt Vandenbeld and Jonathan MacDonald share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. ¿ Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the VCA-DCV exam, including the following: ¿ Datacenter virtualization: What is it and what are the components? Business challenges solved by virtualization Core components of vSphere: the virtual machine, ESXI, high availability vSphere storage, including physical versus virtual, storage types, thin provisioning, and more vSphere networking fundamentals, physical versus virtual switches, components, policies, I/O Mapping business challenges to vSphere solutions ¿ The Official VCA-DCV Certification Guide is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from VMware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit www.vmware.com/training. ¿

NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching

Next-Generation Data Center Architectures

Author: Ron Fuller,David Jansen,Matthew McPherson

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0132883554

Category: Computers

Page: 864

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NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching Next-Generation Data Center Architectures Second Edition The complete guide to planning, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting NX-OS in the enterprise–updated with new technologies and examples Using Cisco Nexus switches and the NX-OS operating system, data center professionals can build unified core networks that deliver unprecedented scalability, resilience, operational continuity, flexibility, and performance. NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching, Second Edition, is the definitive guide to applying these breakthrough technologies in real-world environments. This extensively updated edition contains five new chapters addressing a wide range of new technologies, including FabricPath, OTV, IPv6, QoS, VSG, Multi-Hop FCoE, LISP, MPLS, Layer 3 on Nexus 5000, and Config sync. It also presents a start-to-finish, step-by-step case study of an enterprise customer who migrated from Cisco Catalyst to a Nexus-based architecture, illuminated with insights that are applicable in virtually any enterprise data center. Drawing on decades of experience with enterprise customers, the authors cover every facet of deploying, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting NX-OS in today’s data center. You’ll find updated best practices for high availability, virtualization, security, L2/L3 protocol and network support, multicast, serviceability, provision of networking and storage services, and more. Best of all, the authors present all the proven commands, sample configurations, and tips you need to apply these best practices in your data center. Ron Fuller, CCIE No. 5851 (Routing and Switching/Storage Networking), Technical Marketing Engineer on Cisco’s Nexus 7000 team, specializes in helping customers design end-to-end data center architectures. Ron has 21 years of industry experience, including 7 at Cisco. He has spoken at Cisco Live on VDCs, NX-OS multicast, and general design. David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952 (Routing/Switching), is a Cisco Technical Solutions Architect specializing in enterprise data center architecture. He has 20 years of industry experience, 15 of them at Cisco (6 as a solution architect); and has delivered several Cisco Live presentations on NX-OS and data center solutions. Matthew McPherson, senior systems engineer and solutions architect for the Cisco Central Select Operation, specializes in data center architectures. He has 12 years of experience working with service providers and large finance and manufacturing enterprises, and possesses deep technical knowledge of routing, switching, and security. Understand the NX-OS command line, virtualization features, and file system Utilize the NX-OS comprehensive Layer 2/Layer 3 support: vPC, Spanning Tree Protocol, Cisco FabricPath, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, HSRP, GLBP, and VRRP Configure IP multicast with PIM, Auto-RP, and MSDP Secure your network with CTS, SGTs, ACLs, CoPP, and DAI Establish a trusted set of network devices with Cisco TrustSec Maximize availability with ISSU, stateful process restart/switchover, and non-stop forwarding Improve serviceability with SPAN, ERSPAN, configuration checkpoints/rollback, packet analysis, Smart Call Home, Python, and PoAP Unify storage and Ethernet fabrics with FCoE, NPV, and NPIV Take full advantage of Nexus 1000V in a virtualized environment Achieve superior QoS with MQ CLI, queuing, and marking Extend L2 networks across L3 infrastructure with Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) Deliver on SLAs by integrating MPLS application components such as L3 VPNs, traffic engineering, QoS, and mVPN Support mobility via the new Locator ID Separation Protocol (LISP) Walk step-by-step through a realistic Nexus and NX-OS data center migration

Cloud Computing

Automating the Virtualized Data Center

Author: Venkata Josyula,Malcolm Orr,Greg Page

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 1587204347

Category: Computers

Page: 371

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The complete guide to provisioning and managing cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) data center solutions Could computing will revolutionize the way IT resources are deployed, configured, and managed for years to come. Service providers and customers each stand to realize tremendous value from this paradigm shift-if they can take advantage of it. Cloud Computing brings together the realistic, start-to-finish guidance they need to plan, implement, and manage cloud solution architectures for tomorrow's virtualized data centers. It introduces cloud 'newcomers' to essential concepts, and offers experienced operations professionals detailed guidance on delivering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). This book's replicable solutions and fully-tested best practices will help enterprises, services providers, consultants, and Cisco partners meet the challenge of provisioning end-to-end cloud infrastructures. Drawing on extensive experience working with leading cloud vendors and integrators, the authors present detailed operations workflow examples, proven techniques for operating cloud-based network, compute, and storage infrastructure; a comprehensive management reference architecture; and a complete case study demonstrating rapid, lower-cost solutions design. Cloud Computing will be an indispensable resource for all network/IT professionals and managers involved with planning, implementing, or managing the next generation of cloud computing services. • •Review the key concepts needed to successfully deploy and cloud-based services •Transition common enterprise design patterns and use cases to the cloud •Master architectural principles and infrastructure design for 'real-time' managed IT services •Understand the Cisco approach to cloud-related technologies, systems, and services •Develop a cloud management architecture using ITIL, TMF, and ITU-TMN standards •Implement best practices for cloud service provisioning, activation, and management •Automate cloud infrastructure to simplify service delivery, monitoring and assurance •Choose and implement the right billing/chargeback approaches for your business •Design and build IaaS services, from start to finish •Manage the unique capacity challenges associated with sporadic, real-time demand •Provide a consistent and optimal cloud user experience This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.

Vmware Vsphere Virtualization Fundamentals Livelessons (Video Training), (DVD)

Author: Bill Ferguson

Publisher: Vmware Press

ISBN: 9780133521955

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4+ Hours of Video Instruction VMware vSphere Virtualization Fundamentals LiveLessons is an excellent place to start your virtualization journey, covering basic fundamentals of a VMware vSphere virtual data center. Bestselling author and VCI (VMware Certified Trainer) Bill Ferguson is ready to get you started with vSphere, VMware vSphere the leading product for creating virtualized data centers. Virtualization is one of the most interesting and beneficial concepts in today's IT world. Nearly everyone in IT has some experience with virtualized data. Many IT and business professionals would like to learn more about the concepts, but have no idea where to begin. This LiveLesson, part of the VMware Press Series, is an excellent starting point. This video will teach you the fundamentals of virtualization topics as they relate to (create, manage, and control) a VMware vSphere virtual data center. This video begins with coverage of core virtualization concepts and then becomes increasingly specific with regard to vSphere, virtual machines, virtual resources, and the features that allow for management and control of a virtual data center. It starts at a beginner level and gradually builds on the specifics of VMware and vSphere related topics. By the end of the video, the viewer should have an understanding of the basics of vSphere. Lessons: Introduction to VMware vSphere Virtualization Fundamentals LiveLessons Lesson 1 - Core VMware Virtualization Concepts 1.1 Comparing Physical Infrastructure with Virtual Infrastructure 1.2 Comparing Physical Architecture with Virtual Architecture 1.3 Real-World Benefits of Using Virtual Machines Lesson 2 - What is vSphere? 2.1 vSphere Concepts 2.2 vSphere Networking 2.3 vSphere Storage 2.4 vSphere Management Lesson 3 - Understanding Virtual Machines 3.1 Virtual Machine Files and Concepts 3.2 Virtual Machine Hardware 3.3 Guest OS Installation Options 3.4 Faster Ways to Deploy Virtual Machines Lesson 4 - Managing Virtual Machines 4.1 Hardware Settings 4.2 Options Settings 4.3 Resource Settings Lesson 5 - Allocating CPU and Memory Resources 5.1 Patented Technologies for Memory Efficiency 5.2 Best Practices for Virtual Machine CPU and Memory 5.3 Using Shares to Establish Priority 5.4 Using Limits and Reservations When Needed 5.5 Using Resource Pools Lesson 6 - Scalability Features in vSphere 6.1 vMotion 6.2 Storage vMotion 6.3 High Availability and Fault Tolerance 6.4 Distributed Resource Scheduler 6.5 Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler Lesson 7 - Performance Monitoring and Tuning 7.1 vCenter Performance Charts 7.2 vCenter Alarms 7.3 Resxtop Lesson 8 - Extending vSphere Capabilities to the Cloud 8.1 Tools for Managing Large or Multiple Virtual Datacenters 8.2 Tools for Managing a Cloud Environment Summary of VMware vSphere Virtualization Fundamentals LiveLessons LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, VMware Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home & Office Technologies, Business & Management, and more. View All LiveLessons http: //www.pearsonitcertification.com/imprint/series_detail.aspx?ser=2185116 VMware Press is the official publisher of VMware books and training materials, which provide guidance on the critical topics facing today's technology professionals and students. Enterprises, as well as small- and medium-sized organizations, adopt virtualization as a more agile way of scaling IT to meet business needs. VMware Press provides proven, technically accurate information that will help them meet their goals for customizing, building, and maintaining their virtual environment. With books, certification and study guides, video training, and learning tools produced by world-class architects and IT experts, VMware Press helps IT professionals master a diverse range of topics on virtualization and cloud computing and is the official source of reference materials for preparing for the VMware Certified Professional Examination. For more information about VMware Press, please visit vmwarepress.com.

The Policy Driven Data Center with ACI

Architecture, Concepts, and Methodology

Author: Lucien Avramov,Maurizio Portolani

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 013358948X

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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Using the policy driven data center approach, networking professionals can make their data center topologies faster to configure and more portable. They can also build cloud infrastructure faster than before. All of this can be achieved by using REST and python together with the latest Cisco technology called Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). The Policy Driven Data Center with ACI helps Architects, IT administrators, Network Administrators and Engineers to build and troubleshoot multipurpose cloud architectures. Cisco data center experts Lucien Avramov and Maurizio Portolani thoroughly explain the architecture, concepts, and methodology of the policy driven data center. The authors cover the key technology concepts, the tools for modern data centers including python scripting and REST, the design consideration and methodology of modern fabrics including VXLAN-based forwarding, the policy model theory and concepts, how to build a multi-hypervisor and bare-metal infrastructure including OpenStack, the service integration, and advanced telemetry capabilities for troubleshooting. The book concludes by discussing universal data center switch architecture concepts in order to clearly understand switching concepts and the newer trends in the Nexus 9000 product portfolio. Drawing on their extensive experience in enterprise engagements, the authors present effective solutions for virtualized data centers, high performance computing, ultra-low latency environments, and large-scale data centers. In addition to discussing relevant concepts and methodologies, the authors address design considerations associated with hardware, topologies, automation, and scalability. Technical professionals will find invaluable guidance on migrating current data center environments to a policy driven data center.

Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling

A Complete Guide To Planning, Designing and Building a Cloud Data Center

Author: Caesar Wu,Rajkumar Buyya

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128016884

Category: Computers

Page: 848

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Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling establishes a framework for strategic decision-makers to facilitate the development of cloud data centers. Just as building a house requires a clear understanding of the blueprints, architecture, and costs of the project; building a cloud-based data center requires similar knowledge. The authors take a theoretical and practical approach, starting with the key questions to help uncover needs and clarify project scope. They then demonstrate probability tools to test and support decisions, and provide processes that resolve key issues. After laying a foundation of cloud concepts and definitions, the book addresses data center creation, infrastructure development, cost modeling, and simulations in decision-making, each part building on the previous. In this way the authors bridge technology, management, and infrastructure as a service, in one complete guide to data centers that facilitates educated decision making. Explains how to balance cloud computing functionality with data center efficiency Covers key requirements for power management, cooling, server planning, virtualization, and storage management Describes advanced methods for modeling cloud computing cost including Real Option Theory and Monte Carlo Simulations Blends theoretical and practical discussions with insights for developers, consultants, and analysts considering data center development

I/O Consolidation in the Data Center

Author: Silvano Gai,Claudio DeSanti

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1587141221

Category: Computers

Page: 168

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Using Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and related technologies, data centers can consolidate data traffic onto a single network switch, simplifying their environments, promoting virtualization, and substantially reducing power and cooling costs. This emerging technology is drawing immense excitement, but few enterprise IT decision-makers and implementers truly understand it. I/O Consolidation in the Data Center is the only complete, up-to-date guide to FCoE. FCoE innovators Silvano Gai and Claudio DeSanti (chair of the T11 FCoE standards working group) systematically explain the technology: its benefits, tradeoffs, and what it will take to implement it successfully in production environments. Unlike most other discussions of FCoE, this book fully reflects the final, recently-approved industry standard. The authors also present five detailed case studies illustrating typical FCoE adoption scenarios, as well as an extensive Q and A section addressing the issues enterprise IT professionals raise most often. This is a fully updated version of Silvano Gai's privately-published book on FCoE, written for leading FCoE pioneer Nuova Systems before the company was acquired by Cisco. Nearly 12,000 copies of that book have already been distributed, demonstrating the immense interest in FCoE technology, and the scarcity of reliable information that has existed about it.

CCNA Data Center - Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking Study Guide

Exam 640-911

Author: Todd Lammle,John Swartz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118738608

Category: Computers

Page: 552

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A must-have study guide for exam 640-911 on Cisco's Unified Data Center The Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center certification is Cisco's newest certification, covering the Cisco Unified Data Center technologies. Written by unparalleled author and Cisco authority Todd Lammle, and CCIE John Swartz, this comprehensive study guide is essential reading for anyone preparing to take the 640-911 exam (Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking), providing in-depth coverage of all the exam's objectives. In addition, it offers expanded coverage on key topics reflected on the exam. Addresses understanding basic networking and ethernet technologies Reviews the OSI and DoD model and TCP/IP Transport Layer Covers basic IP routing technologies, layer 2 switching technologies, and routing principles Provides an introduction to Nexus switch as well as how to configure it CCNA Data Center Study Guide offers you access to additional study tools, including bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, a searchable PDF of a glossary of terms. Plus, you will be able to use the free nexus simulator to perform all the hands-on labs in the book.

CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide

Author: Gustavo A. A. Santana

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134141016

Category: Computers

Page: 640

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Trust the best selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam. Master Cisco CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks This is the eBook edition of the CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide. This eBook does not include the practice exams that comes with the print edition. CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the Cisco CCNA CLDFND 210-451 exam. Leading data center network architect Gustavo A.A. Santana shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNA CLDFND exam, including: Cloud characteristics Cloud service models (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS) Cloud deployment (public, private, community, hybrid) Cisco Intercloud Solution Cloud Compute (Cisco UCS) Cloud Networking (DC network architectures, infrastructure virtualization) Cloud Storage basics (provisioning, access, concepts, devices, infrastructures) CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/index.html

Data Center Handbook

Author: Hwaiyu Geng

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118937570

Category: Computers

Page: 720

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Provides the fundamentals, technologies, and best practices in designing, constructing and managing mission critical, energy efficient data centers Organizations in need of high-speed connectivity and nonstop systems operations depend upon data centers for a range of deployment solutions. A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It generally includes multiple power sources, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression) and security devices. With contributions from an international list of experts, The Data Center Handbook instructs readers to: Prepare strategic plan that includes location plan, site selection, roadmap and capacity planning Design and build "green" data centers, with mission critical and energy-efficient infrastructure Apply best practices to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions Apply IT technologies such as cloud and virtualization Manage data centers in order to sustain operations with minimum costs Prepare and practice disaster reovery and business continuity plan The book imparts essential knowledge needed to implement data center design and construction, apply IT technologies, and continually improve data center operations.

CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide

Author: Navaid Shamsee,David Klebanov,Hesham Fayed,Ahmed Afrose,Ozden Karakok

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0133860450

Category: Computers

Page: 1072

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CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. A team of leading Cisco data center experts shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. This complete, official study package includes --A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exam --“Do I Know This Already?” quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section --Part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly --The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports --Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time --A final preparation chapter that guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success. The official study guide helps you master topics on the CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 exam, including --Cisco data center concepts: architectures, devices, layers, modular design, vPC, FabricPath, Cisco Nexus switches, and more --Data center unified fabric: FCoE, multihop, VIFs, FEX, and setup --Storage networking: concepts, targets, verification, connectivity, zoning, setup, and configuration --Data center virtualization: servers, devices, and Nexus 1000V, including setup and operations --Cisco Unified Computing: concepts, discovery, connectivity, setup, and UCSM --Data center network services: ACE load balancing, virtual context, HA, management, global/local solutions, and WAAS The CD-ROM contains more than 450 practice questions for the exam, memory table exercises and answer keys, and a study planner tool. Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam; access to the Internet to register and download exam databases

Data Center Networks

Topologies, Architectures and Fault-Tolerance Characteristics

Author: Yang Liu,Jogesh K Muppala,Malathi Veeraraghavan,Dong Lin,Mounir Hamdi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 331901949X

Category: Computers

Page: 68

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This SpringerBrief presents a survey of data center network designs and topologies and compares several properties in order to highlight their advantages and disadvantages. The brief also explores several routing protocols designed for these topologies and compares the basic algorithms to establish connections, the techniques used to gain better performance, and the mechanisms for fault-tolerance. Readers will be equipped to understand how current research on data center networks enables the design of future architectures that can improve performance and dependability of data centers. This concise brief is designed for researchers and practitioners working on data center networks, comparative topologies, fault tolerance routing, and data center management systems. The context provided and information on future directions will also prove valuable for students interested in these topics.

Storage Networking Fundamentals

An Introduction to Storage Devices, Subsystems, Applications, Management, and Filing Systems

Author: Marc Farley

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 9781587051623

Category: Computers

Page: 453

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Unlike networking technology, where there is already a great deal of literature available, many professionals still need to understand the basic building blocks of storage networking. This book provides vendor-neutral, independent analysis and terminology.

Cisco UCS Cookbook

Author: Victor Wu

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785886142

Category: Computers

Page: 364

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Over 40 practical recipes to get your hands dirty with the powerful Cisco UCS and overcome various challenges About This Book Master the skills of minimizing cost, enabling your business to work faster by reducing cycle times for reporting and improving overall revenue Work through hands-on recipes for efficient deployment approaches, see computing techniques, and explore new operational models with UCS Render a better work-flow management, ensure effective monitoring, and learn new deployment paradigms for the operational infrastructure with the help of this book Who This Book Is For This book is for competent system/network or storage administrators who are working with Cisco UCS, but now want to learn new ways to compute UCS. What You Will Learn Familiarize yourself with information on the latest information on memory management practices, virtualization architectures, and the specific technical advantages of UCS Get a concrete understanding of integrating processes and techniques to ensure effective convergence of LAN/SAN Get to know the best practices of Cisco UCS, EMC Storage, and VMware vSphere Master migrating data from other band servers or Blade to Cisco UCS Comprehend how to replicate and back up UCS to remote sites UCS Assimilate innovative techniques to deploy UCS to leverage its full potential Gather information on installing and configuring automatic and manual Pinning Discover ways to integrate a system in Cisco UCS In Detail Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) is a data center server platform that is used for computing, deploying, and storing resources in data center environments. This cookbook aims to teach you about various tasks you can implement to improve your existing method of configuring and deploying UCS. You will start by learning how to upgrade your firmware on Brocade and Cisco Fibre Channel Switch and will move on to enhance your knowledge of LAN connectivity. We will then discuss how to configure Windows 2008 and 2012 local boot in Cisco UCS. Next, you will learn how to install the operating system on Cisco UCS and use Cisco UCS Power Calculator to calculate the UCS consumption. Finally, we'll take a look at backup solutions. By the end of the book, you will know several ways to build and compute in data center environment using Cisco UCS. Style and approach This guide explains every task in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. You can open this book up to the task you want to learn and will be able to perform that task by the end of the recipe.

CCNA Data Center DCICN 200-150 Official Cert Guide

Author: Chad Hintz,Cesar Obediente,Ozden Karakok

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134514769

Category: Computers

Page: 960

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. CCNA Data Center DCICN 200-150 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press allows you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. Cisco Data Center experts Chad Hintz, Cesar Obediente, and Ozden Karakok share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. This complete study package includes A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exam Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which allows you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section Chapter-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions customization options, and detailed performance reports final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time Well-regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success. The official study guide helps you master topics on the CCNA Data Center DCICN 200-150 exam, including the following: Nexus data center infrastructure and architecture Networking models, Ethernet LANs, and IPv4/IPv6 addressing/routing Data center Nexus switching and routing fundamentals Nexus switch installation and operation VLANs, trunking, STP, and Ethernet switching IPv4 and IPv6 subnetting IPv4 routing concepts, protocols, configuration, and access control Data center storage networking technologies and configurations

All-In-One CCIE Data Center 350-080 Written Exam Guide

Author: Lecturer School of Biological Science Paul Adam, PhD,Paul Adam

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514649633

Category:

Page: 300

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**Want this Study Guide in Printable PDF and 100+ Practice Exam Questions ($29.99), or access to ExamSkope(TM)? Come Join us at CCIEin8Weeks website for instant download** This all-purpose CCIE study guide methodically and precisely covers all of the objectives of the CCIE Data Center Written Exam 350-080. Every chapter contains an Exam Essentials section to help reinforce key concepts to pass the exam. Contents at a Glance: Part I Cisco Data Center Architecture Part II Cisco Data Center Infrastructure-Cisco NX-OS Part III Cisco Storage Networking Part IV Cisco Data Center Virtualization Part V Cisco Unified Computing System Part VI Cisco Application Networking Services