Dell EMC Networking - Data Center Configuration and Administration (DCCA)


Course Overview

The Dell EMC Networking – Data Center Configuration and Administration course is part of the certification training path leading to Dell EMC Certified Specialist, Networking. This course assists you to successfully configure, manage, and troubleshoot Dell EMC Data Center Networking products using best-practice information. This course is delivered through instructor-led training and hands-on activities.

Who should attend

This course is intended for Network Administrators and others who install, manage and diagnose Dell EMC S-Series and Z-Series Networking products.


Knowledge of Networking concepts, components and typical use cases.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Complete an OS Installation and Implementation
  • Configure VLANs, LAG, and VLT in SmartFabric OS10
  • Configure and validate routing protocols including OSPF and BGP
  • Configuration of VRRP, PBR, and VRF
  • Apply security and QOS commands
  • Describe the basic operation of SmartFabric Services

Course Content

Data Center Networking Overview
  • Describe networking in the modern data center
  • Describe the typical data flow of a data center network
  • Identify common data center topologies
  • Describe networking technologies found in a data center network
  • Describe the Dell EMC Data Center portfolio
Basis Switch Configuration
  • Identify the normal boot process of a S and Z-Series switch running OS 10.
  • List the first-time switch setup requirements
  • Introduce OS10 CLI tool
  • Perform the setup and apply a management IP, switch name, and credentials on a S or Z Series switch
  • Perform the steps for upgrading switch firmware in OS 10
Virtual LANs
  • Identify the characteristics of a VLAN and why they are used
  • Compare the terminology around tagged vs untagged
  • Configure VLAN trunking using OS10
  • Configure VLAN Port membership using OS10
  • Verify trunking and Port Membership
  • Troubleshoot a VLAN mismatch configuration
Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Identify the operations and use cases for STP
  • Configure and validate RSTP/MSTP/RSTP-PV using OS 10 Which one is best to do the lab on?
  • Configure Portfast/ Fastlink using OS 10
  • Manipulate spanning tree root bridge and port cost configurations using OS 10
  • Configure STP Protection using OS 10
  • Interpret the symptoms of a switching loop specific use cases
  • Troubleshoot spanning-tree configurations and convergence issues use cases
Link Aggregation Groups (LAG)
  • Interpret the advantages and limitations of LAG
  • Describe the connectivity between two switches using a LAG
  • Configure Static LAG using OS 10
  • Configure Dynamic LAG using OS 10
  • Troubleshoot a LAG configuration mismatch
  • Configure Static LAG using OS 10
  • Configure Dynamic LAG using OS 10
  • Troubleshoot a LAG configuration mismatch
Virtual Link Trunking (VLT)
  • Interpret the advantages and limitations of an VLT
  • Describe the components that makeup a VLT configuration
  • Explain how to configure and validate VLT configurations
  • Configure and validate VLT configurations using OS 10
  • Describe the process for upgrading switch firmware in an VLT configuration
  • Troubleshoot basic VLT configuration issues
Discovery Protocols
  • Describe the characteristics of the discovery protocols supported by the OS10
  • Describe uses cases for using discovery protocols
  • Configure discovery protocols in OS10
  • Interpret LLDP outputs
Basic Routing
  • Configure IPv4 on an interface
  • Identify when to utilize a gateway as a last resort
  • Configure and modify static routes in OS 10
  • Use ARP table
  • Use traceroute
  • Test inter-VLAN routing using ping
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Configure and validate OSPF using OS 10
  • Interpret OSPF show commands
  • OSPF adjacency
  • Describe the operations and use cases for equal cost multi-pathing (ECMP)
  • Test inter-vlan routing using ping
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Explain the detailed operations of BGP
  • Identify design best practices when configuring BGP in a leaf/spine environment
  • Configure and validate BGP using OS 10
  • Describe the operations and use cases for equal cost multi-pathing (ECMP)
  • Configure and validate ECMP using OS 10
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
  • Describe the basic operation of VRRP
  • Identify the components of VRRP
  • Describe VRRP Priorities
  • Compare Pre-empt and no Pre-empt
  • Describe configuring VRRP on switches configured for VLT
  • Configure and Validate VRRP configurations using OS 10
Uplink Failure Detection
  • Describe the advantages and use cases for uplink failure detection (one command)
  • Describe the components and configuration requirements
  • Identify the differences between Active/Active and Active/Standby
  • Configure uplink failure detection using OS 10
Policy Based Routing
  • Describe the basic operation of policy based routing (PBR)
  • Identify PBR use cases
  • Configure and Validate PBR using OS10
Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
  • Describe the operations and use cases for virtual routing and forwarding (VRF)
  • Configure and validate VRF using OS 10
  • Explain the purpose of access control
  • Identify OS 10 supported features and options
  • Apply appropriate commands to deny or permit IP connectivity
  • Complete the required configuration to permit host access control
  • Determine why particular computers are being blocked from accessing a server
  • Explain the need for port-security
  • Compare methods of port-security
  • Identify OS 10 supported features and options
  • Configure sticky-mac addresses
  • Interpret port security output
  • Explain the purpose of AAA security
  • Describe AAA core components and their function
  • Describe the AAA authentication process
  • Configure local authentication
  • Configure AAA parameters
  • Configure switch to point to RADIUS server
  • Determine why the Networking Administrator is not able to log into the switch
Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Describe the basic operation of QoS
  • Describe use cases for QoS
  • Describe how QoS identifies and marks traffic
  • Identify the characteristics of QoS
  • Identify QoS protocols and their uses
  • Configure QoS using OS 10
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Review DHCP’s basic operation
  • Explain DHCP Relay
  • Configure DHCP using OS 10
  • Identify the options to secure DHCP from attacks
  • Explain in depth the concepts relating to IP Multicast technology
  • Compare IGMP and PIM use cases
  • Identify the steps required to configure multicasting into an existing multicast environment using OS 10
SmartFabric Services
  • What is SmartFabric Services (SFS)?
  • Describe at a high level the purpose and benefits to the customer.
  • How SmartFabric works with other products maybe with links to those resources if they are customer facing docs
  • Explain Command - Support Bundle – what the command does and why run it

In addition to lecture and demonstrations, this course includes labs designed to allow practical experience for the participant.

Lab Exercises:
  • Basic out-of-box switch configuration
  • Virtual LANs
  • Spanning-Tree RSTP/MSTP/RSTP-PV using OS 10
  • Link Aggregation and Virtual Link Trunking
  • Discovery Protocols (LLDP)
  • Basic Routing
  • OSPF
  • BGP
  • VRRP
  • Uplink Failure Detection
  • VRF
  • Security
  • QoS
  • DHCP
  • Multicast
  • SFS Command Bundle
  • Policy-based Routing

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

5 days

  • on request
Classroom Training

5 days

  • on request


Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.