JND-DC : Juniper Networks Design - Data Center

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Test Level: Intermediate
  • Certifications: JNCDS-DC
  • Price: USD 4750
  • Exams: JN0-1300
This five-day course is designed to cover best practices, theory, and design principles for data center design including data center architectures, data center interconnects, security considerations, virtualization, and data center operations.
After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

State high-level concepts about different data center architectures.
Identify features used to interconnect data centers.
Identify key high-level considerations about securing and monitoring a data center deployment.
Outline key high-level concepts when implementing different data center approaches.
Recommend data center cooling designs and considerations.
Explain device placement and cabling requirements.
Outline different data center use cases with basic architectures.
Describe a traditional multitier data center architecture.
Explain link aggregation and redundant trunk groups.
Explain multichassis link aggregation.
Summarize and discuss key concepts and components of a Virtual Chassis.
Summarize and discuss key concepts and components of a VCF.
Summarize and discuss key concepts and components of a QFabric System.
Summarize and discuss key concepts and components of Junos Fusion.
List the reasons for the shift to IP fabrics.
Summarize how to scale an IP fabric.
State the design considerations of a VXLAN overlay.
Define the term Data Center Interconnect.
List differences between the different Layer 2 and Layer 3 DCIs.
Summarize and discuss the benefits and use cases for EVPN.
Discuss the security requirements and design principles of the data center.
Identify the security elements of the data center.
Explain how to simplify security in the data center.
Discuss the security enforcement layers in the data center.
Summarize and discuss the purpose of SDN.
Explain the function of Contrail.
Summarize and discuss the purpose of NFV.
Discuss the purpose and function of vSRX and vMX.
Discuss the importance of understanding the baseline behaviors in your data center.
List the characteristics of the Junos Space Network Management Platform and describe its deployment options.
Describe the importance of analytics.
Discuss automation in the data center.
Discuss the benefits of QoS and CoS.
State the benefits of a converged network.
Identify general aspects of data center migration.
Summarize and discuss best practices for migration planning.
Outline some common migration scenarios.
Summarize high availability design considerations in the data center.
Provide an overview of high availability offerings and solutions in the data center.

Day 1

Chapter 1: Course Introduction

Chapter 2: Overview of Data Center Design

Initial Considerations
Architectures and Design Considerations
Connecting Data Centers
Security and Operation
Implementation Considerations

Chapter 3: Initial Design Considerations

Physical Layout and Placement
Environmental Conditions
Cabling Options
Data Center Use Cases

Chapter 4: Traditional Data Center Architecture

Traditional Multitier Architecture
Link Aggregation and Redundant Trunk Groups
Multichassis Link Aggregation
Lab: Designing a Multitier Architecture

Day 2

Chapter 5: Ethernet Fabric Architectures

Virtual Chassis
Virtual Chassis Fabric
Junos Fusion
Ethernet Fabric Design Considerations
Lab: Ethernet Fabric Architecture

Day 3

Chapter 6: IP Fabric Architecture

The Shift To IP Fabrics
IP Fabric Routing Design
IP Fabric Scaling
Lab: IP Fabric Architecture

Chapter 7: Data Center Interconnect

DCI Overview
Layer 2 DCI
EVPN Use Cases
Layer 3 DCI
Lab: Data Center Interconnect

Day 4

Chapter 8: Securing the Data Center

Overview of Data Center Security
Security Elements
Simplifying Security in the Data Center
Advanced Data Center Security
Lab: Securing the Data Center

Chapter 9: SDN and Virtualization in the Data Center

Designing SDN in the Data Center
Using Contrail in the Data Center
Using NFV in the Data Center
Understanding How Contrail Works in the Data Center
Working in Virtual Environments in the Data Center
Lab: SDN and Virtualization

Chapter 10: Data Center Operation

Understanding Baseline Behaviors
Deploying Junos Space and JSA
Understanding Analytics
Deploying Automation in the Data Center
Lab: Operating a Data Center

Day 5

Chapter 11: Traffic Prioritization for Converged Networks

Understanding QoS and CoS
Converging Networks
Lab: Prioritizing Data in the Data Center

Chapter 12: Migration Strategies

Migration Overview
Common Scenarios
Migration Case Study
Lab: Data Center Migration

Chapter 13: High Availability

Data Center High Availability Overview
Link Level and Physical Device Redundancy
Device-Level Redundancy

The following are the prerequisites for this course:

Knowledge of routing and switching architectures and protocols.
Knowledge of Juniper Networks products and solutions.
Understanding of infrastructure security principles.
Basic knowledge of hypervisors and load balancers.
Completion of the Juniper Networks Design Fundamentals (JNDF) course.