Cisco DCICT 1.0 – Comparing Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center

This course is targeted toward data center network engineers and learners embarking on a network administration or engineering career who wish to understand all the components that make up a real-world data center. In addition, anyone interested in the DCICT CCNA Data Center certification exam will benefit from this course. This course offers the official training for the Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (640-916 DCICT) certification exam which is a component exam for the CCNA Data Center certification.


Expected Duration
82 minutes

Selecting a remote server storage option for the data center requires the ability to compare Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), Fibre Channel, and network-attached storage (NAS) connectivity for remote server storage options. In this course, you will learn how to compare the three storage-connectivity options that are used in the data center. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for Cisco exam 640-916: Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies.


Storage Connectivity in the Data Center

  • start the course
  • describe the characteristics of file-based protocols
  • describe the characteristics of block-based protocols
  • identify platforms that support the network file system
  • describe how the NFS protocol transports data between servers and remote storage devices
  • describe SCSI technology
  • describe how the SCSI protocol transports data between servers and remote storage devices
  • describe the benefits of using the Fibre Channel
  • describe the characteristics of the Fibre Channel frame structure
  • describe SCSI-FCP read operation
  • describe SCSI-FCP write operation
  • identify how host bus adapters (HBAs) maximize performance
  • describe how the iSCSI protocol provides an interoperable solution
  • describe iSCSI concepts
  • identify iSCSI node name formats
  • describe the software-based iSCSI model
  • match storage characteristics to their storage type

Practice: Reviewing Storage Connectivity

  • select a storage connectivity solution





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