Note:

  • The new CCNP Data Center certification required exams are 300-180 DCIT, 300-165 DCII, 300-160 DCID, 300-175 DCUCI and 300-170 DCVAI exams.
  • The last day to test Cisco 810-403 OUTCOMES exam is December 29, 2017.
  • The last day to test Cisco 820-424 BTASBVA exam is December 29, 2017.

Category Archives: CCNP Cloud

01 Jun

300-460 CLDINF Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure

Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure is the full name of 300-460 CLDINF test. There are 55-65 questions in real Cisco 300-460 CLDINF exam, which will take the candidates 90 minutes to complete the test. The Associated Certification is CCNP Cloud. The available language is English. Candidates can register Cisco 300-460 CLDINF exam at Pearson VUE testing center.

It is helpful for the candidates to know Cisco 300-460 CLDINF exam topics.

1.0 Knowledge of Cloud Infrastructure 16%

1.1 Demonstrate practical experience of both physical and virtual Data Centers
1.1.a Validate physical connection to LAN, SAN
1.1.b Management connection
1.1.c Server ports to chassis
1.1.d Virtual fiber channel
1.1.e Domain Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
1.1.f Configuring UCS service profiles, vNICs & templates
1.2 Setup hypervisor

2.0 Storage 21%

2.1 Implement storage infrastructure
2.1.a Block Storage
2.1.a.1 Zoning
2.1.a.2 Describe initiator and target relationship
2.1.a.3 Boot targets
2.1.a.4 Setup LUN/Volume on storage controller
2.1.b File Storage
2.1.b.1 Mount point vs. shares
2.2 Implement storage connectivity
2.2.a Configure vHBA
2.2.b Configure WWPN pool
2.2.c Configure WWN Pool
2.2.d Configure iSCSI pool
2.2.e Configure VSAN group
2.2.f Configure boot order/ boot policy
2.2.g Configure local storage / disk policy (RAID)
2.2.h Describe protected config

3.0 Network Tasks 22%

3.1 Implement network infrastructure
3.1.a Nexus 1000v / Distributed Virtual Switch (DVS)
3.1.b Virtual switch
3.2 Implement network connectivity
3.2.a vNICs
3.2.b MAC pool
3.2.c IP Management pool
3.2.d UUID pool
3.2.e Port-profiles / port groups
3.2.f VLAN group, VXLAN

4.0 Compute 23%

4.1 Implement Compute
4.1.a Virtual
4.1.a.1 Install Hypervisors
4.1.a.2 Configure templates
4.1.a.3 Configure resource pools
4.1.b Physical
4.1.b.1 Bare Metal
4.1.b.1.1 OS image / template
4.1.b.1.2 PXE boot
4.1.b.1.3 Lights out management
4.1.c UCSM
4.1.c.1 Service profiles
4.1.c.2 Boot policy

5.0 Troubleshooting knowledge of Infrastructure 18%

5.1 Troubleshoot context of workflow or applications
5.1.a Describe troubleshooting methodologies
5.1.b Templates
5.1.c Orchestration
5.1.d Provisioning
5.2 Identify operational domains
5.2.a Storage
5.2.b Networking
5.2.c Virtualization
5.2.d Compute

28 Dec

300-475 CLDACI Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure Exam

Designing the Cisco Cloud is the full name of 300-475 CLDACI exam. There are 55-65 questions in real Cisco 300-475 CLDACI exam, which will take the candidates 90 minutes to complete the test. The available language is English. The Associated Certification is CCNP Cloud. Candidates can register Cisco 300-475 CLDACI exam at Pearson Vue testing center.

Cisco 300-475 CLDACI exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills in ACI Architecture, Fabric and Physical Topology; ACI Design and Configuration; APIC Automation Using Northbound API; ACI Integration; and ACI Day 2 Operations.It is also helpful for the candidates to know Cisco 300-475 CLDACI exam topics.

1.0 ACI Architectural Overview 10%

1.1 Describe concepts of decoupling of identity from location and why ACI is relevant
1.1.a Application policy
1.1.b Application mobility
1.1.c Application use cases for ACI
1.2 Describe basic fabric design concepts
1.2.a Theory of design leaf spine
1.2.b Fabric controller
1.3 Describe connectivity for the following
1.3.a Bare metal servers
1.3.b Appliances
1.3.c Networks
1.3.d Interoperability
1.4 Describe fabric use of VXLAN
1.5 Describe the operational model change in data center / orchestration / northbound API

2.0 ACI Fabric Fundamentals 15%

2.1 Describe ACI VXLAN overlay functionality
2.2 Describe service graphing
2.3 Describe endpoints and endpoint groups
2.4 Describe application workload mobility
2.5 Describe ACI multitenancy model
2.6 Describe Layer 4 to Layer 7 services
2.7 Describe telemetry
2.8 Describe dynamic load balancing
2.9 Describe unicast fast reroute
2.10 Describe multicast fast reroute
2.11 Describe health scores
2.12 Describe anycast gateway
2.13 Describe the object-oriented NX-OS

3.0 ACI Physical Topology 12%

3.1 Explain 40 Gb and 100 Gb technologies
3.2 Describe spine
3.3 Describe leaf
3.4 Describe fat tree
3.5 Describe federation of policies
3.6 Describe architecture spine, leaf
3.7 Describe FEX placement
3.8 Describe vPC and ACI
3.9 Describe hypervisor networking
3.10 Describe pods
3.11 Describe controller network

4.0 ACI Design and Configuration 20%

4.1 Describe migration
4.2 Explain ACI scale
4.2.a Per fabric
4.2.b Per leaf
4.3 Designing Topologies
4.4 Describe ACI external and management tenants / EPGs
4.4.a Layer 2
4.4.b Layer 3
4.4.b (i) Private – Layer 3
4.5 Configure application profile
4.6 Configure contracts
4.7 Configure EPGs
4.8 Configure tenant

5.0 APIC Automation Using Northbound API 14%

5.1 Describe the role of automation and APIs
5.2 Compare and contrast the DevOps approach and the ITIL approach
5.3 Differentiate the relationship between the following technologies and the ACI operational models
5.3.a Puppet
5.3.b Chef
5.3.c Python (Cobra, SDK)
5.3.d JSON
5.3.e XML
5.3.f RESTful API

6.0 ACI Integration 14%

6.1 Integrating L4-7 Services with ACI
6.1.a Describe the Layer 4-7 ACI concepts
6.1.a (i) Firewalls
6.1.a (ii) Load balancers
6.1.a (iii) IDS
6.1.b Integrating existing Cisco and OEM devices
6.1.c Describe the automation capabilities
6.1.d Implement ACI with fully integrated devices
6.2 Hypervisor integration
6.2.a Describe how the hypervisor endpoint discovery is accomplished
6.2.b Describe how the hypervisor endpoint policy is applied
6.2.c Compare and contrast the ACI features of the Cisco AVS to other virtual switches
6.3 Integration with Cisco OpenStack
6.3.a Describe the role of the Cisco OpenStack controller
6.3.b Describe the Interaction with the ACI fabric: the ACI neutron plugin
6.3.c Describe the OpFlex concept and advantages into an easy integration to the ACI fabric

7.0 ACI Day 2 Operations 15%

7.1 APIC management
7.1.a Explain controller overview
7.1.b Explain controller clustering
7.1.c Describe cluster communication
7.1.d Explain scalability
7.2 Monitoring and Troubleshooting
7.2.a Troubleshooting the ACI fabric

25 Dec

300-470 CLDAUT Automating the Cisco Enterprise Cloud

300-470 CLDAUT is known as Designing the Cisco Cloud. There are 55-65 questions in real Cisco 300-470 exam, which will take the candidates 90 minutes to complete the test. The Associated Certifications is CCNP Cloud. The available language is English. Candidates can register Cisco 300-470 exam at Pearson VUE testing center.

Cisco 300-470 CLDAUT exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and ability to provision Private IaaS; provision Private IaaS with Catalog Scaling; provision Private IaaS with Network Automation; provision Hybrid IaaS; and perform Application Provisioning & Life Cycle Management.

It is important for the candidates to know Cisco 300-470 CLDAUT exam objectives.

1.0 Provision Private IaaS Infrastructure 27%

1.1 Create cloud tenant
1.1.a Provision infrastructure devices
1.1.a.1 Provision network
1.1.a.2 Provision compute
1.1.a.3 Provision storage
1.2 Develop policies
1.2.a Network
1.2.b Storage
1.2.c Compute
1.2.d Cost model
1.2.e Service catalog
1.3 Manage virtual data centers
1.3.a Create virtual data center
1.3.b Manage application categories in a VDC
1.4 Manage workflows
1.4.a Create input/output parameters
1.4.b Add tasks to workflow designer
1.4.c Create custom workflow tasks
1.4.d Describe the open automation took kit (SDK)
1.5 Manage catalogs
1.5.a Publish standard and advanced catalogs
1.5.b Cloning a catalog
1.5.c Create user VM action policy
1.5.d Cost (monetary) tracking
1.6 Configure self-service provisioning in Cisco UCS Director
1.6.a Customize portals
1.6.b Create service request workflow
1.6.c Monitor service requests

2.0 Provision Private IaaS Catalog 17%

2.1 Publish Cisco UCS Director services in PSC 11.0
2.1.a Discover Cisco UCS Director catalogs and templates
2.1.b Publish services with RBAC for end-user ordering
2.2 Order PSC IaaS services as end users
2.2.a Login as an end user
2.2.b Order a VM based on standard or advanced
2.2.c Catalogs
2.2.d Order a service container
2.3 Publish application stack services
2.3.a Design application stack services
2.3.b Publish application stack services with RBAC for end-user ordering
2.3.c Order application stack as an end user

3.0 Provision Private IaaS with Network Automation 18%

3.1 Define policies for container
3.1.a Computing policies
3.1.b Network policy
3.1.c Storage policies
3.1.d System policies
3.2 Defining global resource pools
3.2.a Configure VLAN/VXLAN pools
3.2.b Configure IP subnet pools
3.2.c Configure static IP pools
3.3 Creating a Cisco VACS three-tier internal template
3.3.a Specifying a template type
3.3.b Selecting the deployment options
3.3.c Configuring network resource pools
3.3.d Configuring VM networks
3.3.e Adding virtual machines to a template
3.4 Creating a Cisco VACS three-tier external template
3.4.a Define ACL for three-tier external template
3.4.b Configure security zones
3.5 Publish discovered VACS services in PSC 11.0
3.5.a Discover the VACS containers
3.5.b Register the VACS application container templates

4.0 Provision Hybrid IaaS 18%

4.1 Configure intercloud fabric connectivity
4.1.a Set up provider cloud account
4.1.b Set up infrastructure image
4.1.c Set up secure extension
4.1.d Add port profile
4.1.e Create IP pools for VMs
4.1.f Create user groups and users
4.1.g Configure vDCs
4.1.h Configure network and system policies
4.2 Create VM templates to deploy new workloads in the hybrid cloud
4.2.a Configure a virtual machine template
4.2.b Configure network policies
4.2.c Configure system policies
4.2.d Configure storage policies
4.2.e Configure VMware policies (network, system, computing, and storage)
4.2.f Create a catalog for templates
4.3 Create VM templates to migrate workloads between public cloud and private clouds
4.3.a Configure a virtual machine template
4.3.b Configure network policies
4.3.c Configure system policies
4.3.d Configure storage polices
4.3.e Configure VMware policies (network, system, computing, and storage)
4.3.f Create a catalog for templates
4.4 Deploy security appliances in the hybrid cloud
4.4.a Run infrastructure wizard through ICF to bring up ICS services controller and cloud components (such as: PNSC)
4.4.b Add the compute firewall
4.4.c Define compute security profile
4.4.d Define object groups, zones, rules, and policies
4.4.e Create service path
4.4.f Bind the service path to port profile
4.5 Configure routing policies to enable secure communication between hybrid cloud VMs
4.5.a Add edge routers
4.5.b Add system policies
4.5.c Add network policies
4.5.d Add routing policies
4.5.e Assign VMs
4.6 Configure end-user workflows to manage virtual machines in hybrid cloud environment
4.6.a Bursting
4.6.b Sandbox for development
4.6.c Disaster recovery
4.6.d Production deployment on public environment

5.0 Application Provisioning and Life-Cycle Management 20%

5.1 Order a virtual server on PSC 11.0
5.1.a Order a VM based on standard or advanced catalogs
5.1.b Order a service container
5.2 Order a physical server on PSC 11.0
5.2.a Order a bare-metal physical server
5.2.b Order a virtualized physical server
5.3 Order a multitier application container on PSC 11.0
5.3.a Order a three-tier application container
5.4 Managing application containers
5.4.a Access the application container reports
5.4.b Power on the application container
5.4.c Power off the application container
5.4.d Add VMs to application container
5.4.e Delete VMs from application container
5.4.f Delete an application container
5.5 Managing life cycles
5.5.a VM
5.5.b Compute
5.5.c Storage
5.5.d Network
5.6 Snapshots
5.6.a Types
5.6.b Requirements
5.6.c Limitations


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