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CCNA Cloud Complete Study Guide: Exam 210-451 and Exam 210-455

CCNA Cloud Complete Study Guide: Exam 210-451 and Exam 210-455

Todd Montgomery, Stephen Olson

ISBN: 978-1-119-40504-7

Apr 2018

624 pages

$39.99

Description

Increase the value of your organization’s cloud network—and invest in your education

The Cisco Cloud certification validates the skill set of individuals on industry-leading cloud solutions and best practices, as well as offering job role-based curricula for all levels of an IT staff. CCNA Cloud Complete Study Guide prepares you to take two required exams: 210-451, Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals, and 210-455, Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration. It covers everything you can expect to encounter on the exams and also gives you a year of FREE access to Sybex's superior online interactive learning environment and test bank, including chapter tests, practice exams, a glossary of key terms, and electronic flashcards.

Cisco’s CCNA Cloud certification covers cloud characteristics and models, cloud deployment, and basic knowledge of cloud compute, cloud networking, and cloud storage. It also covers cloud infrastructure administration and reporting, chargeback and billing reports, cloud provisioning, cloud systems management and monitoring, and cloud remediation. With thorough coverage, practical instruction, and expert insight, this book provides an ideal resource for Exam 210-451 and Exam 210-455 preparation.

•    Includes an opening list of exam topics
•    Provides valuable hands-on exercises
•    Offers practical real-world examples
•    Distills in-depth perspective from cloud computing experts

This book is the perfect resource for anyone seeking to earn the challenging, but rewarding CCNA Cloud certification.

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Introduction xvii

Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (210-451) Assessment Exam xxx

Cisco Cloud Administration (210-455) Assessment Exam xli

Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing 1

An Introduction to Cloud Computing 2

How Cloud Computing Is Different from Traditional Computing 2

Computing as a Utility 2

The Role of Virtualization 4

What Cloud Computing Offers That Is New 4

The Growth of Cloud Computing 5

Migrating to the Cloud 5

A Look at How the CCNA Role Is Evolving 6

Preparing for Life in the Cloud 6

The Evolutionary History of Cloud Computing 7

A Brief History of Computing 7

Computing in the Past 7

Computing in the Present Day 9

The Future of Computing 10

The Great Cloud Journey: How We Got Here 11

What Exactly Is Cloud Computing? 11

The NIST Definition of the Cloud 12

How Many Definitions Are There? 12

The Many Types of Clouds 12

Introducing the Data Center 16

The Modern Data Center 17

Business Models 18

Data Center Deployment Models 18

Data Center Operations 18

Designing the Data Center for the Anticipated Workload 19

The Difference Between the Data Center and Cloud Computing Models 19

Common Cloud Characteristics 20

On-Demand Self-Service 20

Elasticity 20

Resource Pooling 22

Metered Service 25

Cloud Access Options 25

Exploring the Cloud Multitenancy Model 26

Summary 26

Exam Essentials 27

Written Lab 27

Review Questions 29

Chapter 2 Defining Cloud Service Models 33

Introducing the Cloud Computing Service Models 34

Understanding the Different Cloud Service Models 35

Defining Infrastructure as a Service 36

Defining Platform as a Service 45

Defining Software as a Service 52

Other “as a Service” Models 53

Summary 54

Exam Essentials 54

Written Lab 55

Review Questions 56

Chapter 3 Understanding Cloud Deployment Models 61

What Are the Primary Cloud Deployment Models? 62

The Public Cloud Model 63

The Private Cloud Model 66

The Community Cloud Model 67

The Hybrid Cloud Model 68

Summary 69

Exam Essentials 70

Written Lab 70

Review Questions 72

Chapter 4 Introducing the Cisco Intercloud Solution 77

Introduction to the Cisco Intercloud Fabric Solution 78

Introduction to the Cisco Intercloud Components 80

Cisco Intercloud Fabric Director 81

Cisco Intercloud Fabric Extender 82

Cisco Intercloud Fabric Services 84

Cisco Intercloud Firewall Services 85

Cisco Intercloud Routing Services 86

Cisco Secure Intercloud Fabric Shell 87

Cisco Intercloud Fabric for Providers 87

Cisco Intercloud Fabric Benefits 88

Cisco Intercloud Fabric Use Cases 88

Development and Quality Assurance 89

Cloud Bursting and Capacity Management 89

Shadow IT 90

Contents ix

Summary 90

Exam Essentials 91

Written Lab 92

Review Questions 93

Chapter 5 The Cisco Unified Computing System 97

An Introduction to the Cisco Unified Computing System 98

Exploring the Key Features of the UCS Product Family 100

UCS Blade Server B-Series 102

Blade Server Overview 103

B-Series Architecture 103

USC B-Series Models 104

UCS Rack Server C-Series 106

The Chassis Server Overview 106

C-Series Architecture 107

USC C-Series Models 107

UCS Interconnect and Unified Fabric Products 111

Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Interconnects 112

Combining Data and Storage on the Same Switching Fabric 114

UCS Manager 115

UCSM GUI 117

UCSM Use Cases 117

UCS Central 118

UCS Central GUI 119

UCS Central Use Cases 120

Server Identity (Profiles, Pools, and Templates) 120

UCSM Configuration Concepts 120

Understanding UCS Profiles 121

Understanding UCS Pools 123

Understanding UCS Templates 124

Summary 125

Exam Essentials 126

Written Lab 126

Review Questions 127

Chapter 6 Cisco Data Center Products and Technologies 131

Data Center Network Architectures 132

Data Center LAN Fabric Design 132

Cisco Unified Fabric 135

Cisco Nexus Data Center Products 139

Nexus 1000v Switches 140

Nexus 2000 Switches 140

Nexus 5000 Switches 142

Nexus 7000 Switches 145

Nexus 7700 Switches 146

Nexus 9000 Switches 147

Nexus 9200 Switches 148

Nexus 9300 Switches 149

Nexus 9500 Switches 149

Nexus 9500 Modules 150

Software Defined Networking 150

Separating the Control and Data Plane 152

Exploring Device Programmability 154

Introduction to OpenDaylight 157

ACI Solutions to Enhance SDN 159

The Cisco ACI APIC 164

The Data Center Spine and Leaf Design 164

Summary 166

Exam Essentials 166

Written Lab 167

Review Questions 169

Chapter 7 Server Virtualization in the Cloud 173

Introducing Virtualization 174

Understanding the Benefits of Virtualization 176

Shared Resources 176

Rapid Deployment 177

Portability 177

Isolation 178

Consolidating the Network 178

Consolidation of Servers 178

Consolidating the Infrastructure 178

Introducing the Hypervisor 178

Taking a Closer Look at the Hypervisor 179

Type 1 Hypervisors 180

Type 2 Hypervisors 181

Commercial and Open Source Hypervisors 182

Understanding Server Virtualization 183

Virtual Machines 183

Snapshots 184

Cloning 184

Virtual Machine Migrations 185

Virtual Machines and Server Virtualization Offerings 185

Open Source 186

Commercial Offerings 186

Orchestration 186

Bare-Metal Servers 186

Server Resource Virtualization 187

Virtual Memory 187

Virtual Network Interfaces 187

Virtual Storage 188

Virtual Switches 188

Virtual CPUs 188

Migrating Servers to the Cloud 188

Understanding the Move to the Cloud 189

Undertaking the Migration Project 189

Virtualizing the Operating System 189

Migration Models 190

VM Resiliency in the Cloud 191

Cloud Provider Redundancy 192

Migrating Virtual Machines 192

Availability Zones 192

Summary 193

Exam Essentials 193

Written Lab 194

Review Questions 195

Chapter 8 Infrastructure Virtualization 199

Network Switch Virtualization 200

VMware Virtual Switching 201

Cisco Nexus 1000v 206

Cisco Nexus 1100 and Virtual Network Services 208

Cisco Virtual Application Containers 217

VLANs and VxLAN 219

Summary 227

Exam Essentials 228

Written Lab 228

Review Questions 230

Chapter 9 Cloud Storage 235

Introduction to Cloud Storage 236

Cloud Storage Models 236

Direct-Attached Storage 237

Network-Attached Storage 237

File-Level Access 238

Block-Level Access 238

Storage Controllers 239

File System Types 239

UFS 240

EXT 240

NTFS 240

FAT 240

VMFS 240

Storage Tiering 241

Storage Tier Levels 241

Performance Levels of Each Tier 242

Storage Provisioning Concepts 242

Thick Storage Provisioning 242

Thin Storage Provisioning 242

Exploring Cloud Storage Technologies 243

Solid-State Drives 243

Magnetic Drives 244

Tape Drive 244

Understanding the RAID Technologies 245

What Is RAID? 245

RAID 0 245

RAID 1 246

RAID 1+0 248

RAID 0+1 248

RAID 5 249

RAID 6 250

Disk Pools 251

Summary 251

Exam Essentials 252

Written Lab 253

Review Questions 255

Chapter 10 Storage Area Networking 259

Introducing Storage Area Networking 260

Block Storage Technologies 264

File-Based Storage Technologies 265

Network-Attached Storage 265

Direct-Attached Storage 266

NAS Storage Concepts 266

Shares 266

Mount Points 267

SAN Protocols and Hardware 267

Fibre Channel 268

World Wide Names 271

Host Bus Adapters 272

Converged Network Adapters 273

Fibre Channel over Ethernet 274

iSCSI 276

The SAN Initiator 276

The SAN Target 278

Zoning in the SAN 278

Virtual Storage Area Network 278

Understanding Storage Logical Unit Numbers 279

SAN Permissions 279

Summary 279

Exam Essentials 280

Written Lab 282

Review Questions 283

Chapter 11 Cisco Storage Product Families and Offerings 287

Introducing the Cisco Storage Network Product Lines 288

The Cisco MDS Family 288

Overview of the MDS Product Family 289

The MDS 9100 Series 289

The MDS 9200 Series 290

The MDS 9300 Series 292

The MDS 9700 Series 293

The Nexus Product Family 297

The Cisco Nexus Family Storage Networking Features 297

The Nexus 5600 Series SAN Offerings 298

The Nexus 7000 Series SAN Offerings 299

The UCS Fabric Interconnects 300

The Nexus 9000 Family 301

The UCS Invicta (Whiptail) Family 301

Summary 302

Exam Essentials 302

Written Lab 303

Review Questions 305

Chapter 12 Integrated Cloud Infrastructure Offerings 309

Integrated Infrastructure Overview 310

Integrated Infrastructures and Cisco Reference Designs 313

FlexPod (NetApp) 315

FlexPod Overview 315

FlexPod Components 315

Vblock (Dell, EMC, VCE) 317

Vblock Overview 317

Vblock Components 318

VSPEX (Dell, EMC) 319

OpenBlock (Red Hat) 320

Summary 321

Exam Essentials 321

Written Lab 322

Review Questions 323

Chapter 13 Configuring Roles and Profiles 327

CLDFND Exam 210-455 Overview 328

An Introduction to Cisco Cloud Administration 328

UCS Director 329

Configure Users/Groups and Role-Based Access Control in the Portal, Including Basic Troubleshooting 330

Summary 356

Exam Essentials 357

Written Lab 357

Review Questions 358

Chapter 14 Virtual Machine Operations 361

VM Operations 362

Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite 364

UCS Director and VM Operations 365

Prime Service Catalog 371

Summary 372

Exam Essentials 372

Written Lab 373

Review Questions 374

Chapter 15 Virtual Application Containers 377

Understanding and Deploying Virtual Application Containers 378

What Are Virtual Application Container Segmentation Services? 379

Using Virtual Application Containers 380

Deploying Containers 381

Supporting and Troubleshooting Virtual App Containers 381

Firewalls 382

Networking 382

Load Balancers 382

Power Management 383

Monitoring 383

Summary 383

Exam Essentials 384

Written Lab 384

Review Questions 385

Chapter 16 Intercloud Chargeback Model 389

Understanding the Chargeback Model 390

Chargeback Features 390

Chargeback Budget Policy 391

Cost Models 391

Chargeback Reporting 393

Summary 394

Exam Essentials 394

Written Lab 395

Review Questions 396

Chapter 17 Cloud Reporting Systems 401

Cloud Reporting Systems 402

UCS Director Reporting 402

Physical Network Reports 403

UCS Compute Reports 404

Application Centric Infrastructure Reporting 404

CloudSense Analytics 405

UCS Director Chargeback 408

Chargeback Module 408

Summary 410

Exam Essentials 410

Written Lab 411

Review Questions 412

Chapter 18 UCS Director Service Catalogs 417

Cloud Provisioning with Service Catalogs 418

UCS Director Catalogs 418

Standard Catalog 419

Advanced Catalog 424

Service Container Catalog 426

Bare-Metal Catalog 426

VDI Catalog 427

UCS Director End-User Portal 427

Summary 430

Exam Essentials 430

Written Lab 430

Review Questions 432

Chapter 19 Cisco Prime Service Catalog Templates and Provisioning 435

Prime Service Catalog Introduction 436

Prime Service Catalog Showcase 436

Categories 437

Services 439

Importing to Prime Service Catalog 440

Ordering from Prime Service Catalog 447

Finding Services 447

Ordering and Monitoring 450

Accessing and Managing Services 453

Summary 454

Exam Essentials 454

Written Lab 454

Review Questions 456

Chapter 20 Cisco Prime Service Catalog Components 459

Prime Service Catalog Components 460

Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud 460

Prime Service Catalog Components 461

Cisco UCS Director Orchestration and Automation 462

Cisco UCS Director Bare Metal Agent 463

Cisco UCS Director Workflows, Orchestration, and Automation 465

Cisco UCS Performance Manager 468

Summary 469

Exam Essentials 470

Written Lab 471

Review Questions 472

Chapter 21 Cloud Monitoring and Remediation 475

Cloud Monitoring 476

Cisco UCS Performance Manager and Capacity Management 476

Cisco UCS Manager and UCS Central Monitoring 480

Cisco UCS Director Capacity Management and Monitoring 485

Cisco UCS Director Dashboards 488

Service Request Monitoring, Logs, and Backup 490

Cisco UCS Director Logs 490

Cisco Prime Service Catalog Logs 497

Backups in UCS Director and Prime Service Catalog 499

Cloud Serviceability Options 500

Syslog 500

Network Time Protocol 502

Domain Name System 505

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol 507

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol 508

Summary 509

Exam Essentials 509

Written Lab 510

Review Questions 511

Appendix A Answers to Review Questions 515

Appendix B Answers to Written Lab 543

Index 555