Introduction to Cisco Data Center Network Management (DCIM)

Course Description

This is a 1 to 3 Day Instructor led program designed for network architects and engineers who will be designing, configuring, implementing and managing the Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM). The course will enable the students to provision, monitor, and troubleshoot the data center network infrastructure using DCNM 10.x features and functionalities.

Course Type

Instructor-led course, with self-paced hands-on lab.


  • Knowledge of L2 and L3 Networking services concepts
  • Knowledge of Data Center Architecture
  • Familiarity of Cisco NX-OS


1-3 Days
*Customized curriculum available

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, trainees should be able to understand:

  • Configuration and Deployment of Cisco DCNM
  • Requirements and procedures for getting started with DCNM
  • Scenarios in which DCNM can be used to discover the networks
  • How to perform detailed network configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting
  • Model and deploy applications
  • Backup and Recovery of Database
  • Basic Troubleshooting


The primary audience for this course are the following:

  • Network Architects
  • Cloud Infrastructure Architects
  • System Administrators
  • Data Center Architects
  • Network Engineers