Cisco DCICT 1.0 – Virtualizing Storage and Servers

This course is targeted towards 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
102 minutes

Virtualization of storage helps to provide location independence by abstracting the physical location of the data. This course describes how storage is virtualized for high availability and configuration flexibility and the benefits of server virtualization in the data center. You will learn how RAID groups and LUNs virtualize storage for high availability and configuration flexibility. 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.


Virtualizing Storage

  • start the course
  • describe characteristics of logical unit number (LUN) storage virtualization
  • compare server and volume management
  • describe the methods used in preventing SAN volumes from being accessed by multiple file systems
  • describe the benefits of storage virtualization
  • differentiate between host-based, array-based, and network-based virtualization
  • compare asymmetric with symmetric virtualization
  • describe how network-based storage virtualization overcomes the challenges of traditional SAN management solutions

Virtualizing Server Solutions

  • describe the benefits of server virtualization
  • describe the tasks performed by a hypervisor
  • identify the benefits VMs have compared to physical devices
  • describe available data center server virtualization solutions
  • describe how ESX and ESXi are used for data center virtualization deployments
  • recognize the VMware components
  • identify the benefits VMware provides within a data center environment
  • describe Microsoft Hyper-V as an alternative to VMware virtualization products

Practice: Storage and Server Virtualization

  • select a virtualization solution





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