DC Management

Discover the concepts and practices you need to know in order to take on the CCNP Data Center exam with help from three new courses from INE Networking expert Brian McGahan. 

Data Center Firmware Management - Firmware upgrades are a part of everyday network operations. In this series, you'll see first-hand how to upgrade NX-OS firmware, UCS firmware, and ACI firmware, and learn the differences between disruptive and non-disruptive upgrades.

Data Center Management & Monitoring - Managing and monitoring the network is a necessary part of day 2 operations in the network. In this series we explore the management of NX-OS configurations, and how to monitor the network with protocols such as NetFlow, SNMP, SPAN, and Streaming Telemetry.

ACI Concepts - Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is the workhorse of the modern Cisco Data Center design. In this series, we explore the basic operations and concepts of ACI, including Fabric Initialization, Access Policies, Tenant Policies, and Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Integration.

Ready to dive deeper into the world of Networking? These courses, and thousands more, are now available on-demand with INE's Networking Pass. Instantly access courses in the most in-demand Networking technologies, interactive quizzes and hands-on tasks to practice your skills. Plans start at $99/month. 

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Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593, CCDE #2013::13
About Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593, CCDE #2013::13

At the age of 20, Brian McGahan earned his first CCIE in Routing & Switching, and became known as the “youngest engineer in the world.” He continued on to earn CCIE certifications in Security, Service Provider, and Data Center. Brian has developed and taught for INE since 2002, setting the bar for CCIE training and helping thousands of engineers obtain their own certifications--we’re proud to have such an accomplished and driven instructor on the INE team. When he is not developing new products for INE, he consults with large ISPs and enterprise customers. You may contact Brian McGahan at or find him helping others in INE’s IEOC Community Forum.

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