642-996 DCUFD exam will be retired on July 23, 2017. The replacement test is 300-160 DCID Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing.

Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing is the full name of 300-160 DCID test. There are 60-70 questions in real  exam, which will take the candidates 90 minutes to complete the test. The Associated Certification is CCNP Data Center. The available language is English. Candidates can register Cisco 300-160 DCID exam at Pearson VUE testing center.

It is useful for the candidates to know Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing 300-160 DCID exam topics.

1.0 Data Center Network Connectivity Design 24%

1.1 Evaluate options for Layer 2 connectivity to meet deployment requirements in the data center
1.1.a Endpoint mobility
1.1.b Redundancy / high availability
1.1.c Convergence
1.1.d Services insertion
1.2 Evaluate options for Layer 3 connectivity to meet deployment requirements in the data center
1.2.a IP mobility
1.2.b Redundancy / high availability
1.2.b [i] Graceful restart / NSF
1.2.c Convergence
1.2.d Services insertion
1.2.d [i] Load balancing
1.2.d [ii] Security

2.0 Data Center Infrastructure Design 21%

2.1 Evaluate data center protocols to meet deployment requirements
2.1.a Fabric Path
2.1.b OTV
2.1.c VXLAN
2.1.d LISP
2.1.e VPC/VPC+
2.2 Evaluate options for orchestration and management in a data center
2.2.a Orchestration and automation
2.2.b Out-of-band management network
2.2.c License management
2.3 Evaluate options for device and routing virtualization in a data center
2.3.a VDC
2.3.b VRF
2.4 Evaluate options for interconnecting data centers

3.0 Data Center Storage Network Design 21%

3.1 Plan for iSCSI deployment in the data center
3.1.a Multipathing
3.1.b Addressing schemes
3.2 Evaluate QoS requirements in the data center
3.2.a Fibre Channel
3.2.b FCoE
3.2.c FCIP
3.2.d iSCSI
3.3 Determine FCoE/ Fibre Channel interface parameters based on data center requirements
3.3.a Dedicated and shared mode
3.3.b Port types
3.3.c ISL
3.3.d Oversubscription
3.4 Evaluate SAN Topology options in the data center
3.4.a Fabric redundancy
3.4.b NPV, NPIV, and FCF
3.4.c Load balancing

4.0 Data Center Compute Connectivity Design 19%

4.1 Evaluate options for Ethernet connectivity to meet deployment requirements in a data center
4.1.a Redundancy / high availability
4.1.b Bandwidth
4.1.b [i] Over subscription
4.1.c Fabric interconnect operation mode
4.1.c [i] Switch mode
4.1.c [ii] End host mode
4.2 Evaluate options for storage connectivity to meet deployment requirements in a data center
4.2.a Multipathing
4.2.b Bandwidth
4.2.b [i] Port channels
4.2.b [ii] Oversubscription
4.2.c Fabric interconnect operation mode
4.2.c [i] Switch mode
4.2.c [ii] End host mode
4.2.d Direct-attached storage
4.2.d [i] Appliance port
4.2.d [ii] Fibre Channel storage port
4.2.d [iii] FCoE port

5.0 Data Center Compute Resource Parameters Design 15%

5.1 Evaluate options for orchestration and automation in the data center
5.1.a Service profile templates
5.1.b vNIC templates
5.1.c vHBA templates
5.1.d Global policies vs local policies
5.2 Evaluate options for management network in a data center
5.2.a In-band
5.2.b Out-of-band
5.3 Evaluate options for network device virtualization in a data center
5.3.a Cisco VIC adaptors
5.3.a [i] Number of interfaces vs IOM uplinks
5.3.a [ii] vCon placement policies
5.3.a [iii] Ethernet adaptor policies
5.3.a [iv] Fibre Channel policies