Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Training v5.0

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Training v5.0 (DCUFI)


Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Training v5.0 Course Onsite or Virtual Classroom

The Cisco Unified Fabric products included in the Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Training v5.0 course are the Nexus line of data center switches, including the 7000, 5000, and 2000 series fabric extenders, as well as the Cisco MDS fibre channel switches. Designed for Systems and Field Engineers, Consulting Systems Engineers, Technical Solution Architects, and Cisco integrators, this Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Training v5.0 course will teach the components and procedures needed to install, configure and manage the Cisco Unified Fabric products.

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With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Audience/Target Group

Data Center Designers
Data Center Administrators
System Engineers
Data Center Engineers
Data Center Managers

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Training v5.0 (DCUFI)Related Courses:

Duration: 5 days

Skilled Gained:

Describe the Cisco Unified Fabric products in a Cisco Data Center network architecture
Select and configure the distinctive Cisco Nexus Series Switch features to meet the implementation requirements and expectations in the Cisco Data Center Architecture
Configure advanced features such as OTV, MPLS, LISP, security, and Quality of Service (QoS)
Identify which management tools are available for the Cisco Nexus Switches and how to configure the relevant management tool to support the given design
Understand the Fibre Channel protocol, the FCoE protocol, and the Data Center Bridging (DCB) enhancements, as well as how to configure FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000, 5500, 7000 and MDS Switches

Course Content:

Module 1: Cisco Nexus Product Overview

The Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
Cisco Unified Fabric Overview
Structured Layers – Core, Aggregation, Access
Placement of Products
Positioning of Product Families in the Architecture
Identifying Cisco Nexus Products
The Cisco Nexus Product Family
Key Features of Cisco Nexus I/O Modules
Key Features of Cisco NX-OS

Module 2: Cisco Nexus Switch Feature Configuration

Understanding High Availability and Redundancy
Network-Level High Availability
System-Level High Availability
In-Service Software Upgrade
Configuring Virtual Device Contexts
Using VDCs in Data Centers
Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs)
Resource Allocation
New VDC Features in Cisco NX-OS 6.1
Configuring VDCs
Management Settings
Storage VDCs
Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
Basic Interface Parameters
Cisco Nexus 7000 and Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch Feature Comparison
VLAN Configuration
Spanning Tree Protocol Extensions
Configuring PortChannels
Using PortChannels and Virtual PortChannels
Configuring PortChannels
vPC Architecture
Configuring vPC
Configuring the FEX
Configuring Enhanced vPCs
Implementing Cisco FabricPath
Implement Cisco FabricPath
Verify Cisco FabricPath
Configuring Layer 3 Switching Features
Routing Protocols
First-Hop Redundancy Protocols
Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
Layer 3 Virtualization
Unicast RIB and FIB
Route Policy Manager
Policy-Based Routing (PBR)
Configuring IP Multicast
IP Multicast
Configuring IGMP and MLD
Configuring PIM
Configuring IGMP Snooping
Configuring MSDP

Module 3: Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration

Understanding Overlay Transport Virtualization
Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
Basic OTV
Advanced OTV
Configuring MPLS
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Configuring LISP
Location ID Separation Protocol (LISP)
Configuring LISP
Configuring Quality of Service (QoS)
QoS on the Nexus Switches
Modular QoS CLI (MQC)
Mutation Mapping
Queuing and Scheduling
Monitoring QoS
Configuring Security Features
DHCP Snooping
Dynamic ARP Inspection (DAI)
IP Source Guard
Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF)
Traffic Storm Control
Port Security
Control Plane Policing (CoPP)
Cisco TrustSec

Module 4: Cisco Nexus Storage Features

Understanding Fibre Channel Protocol
SCSI Protocol
Fibre Channel
Fibre Channel Login and Communication
Fibre Channel Addressing Schemes
Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) Protocol
N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
N-Port Virtualization (NPV)
Understanding FCoE Protocol
FCoE Overview
FCoE Architecture
FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP)
Supported FCoE Topologies
FCoE Hardware
Identifying Data Center Bridging Enhancements
Data Center Bridging (DCB)
Priority Flow Control (PFC)
Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS)
DCBX Protocol
Configuring FCoE
Configure FCoE
FCoE VLANs and Virtual Interfaces
FCoE with Enhanced vPC and Cisco Adapter Fabric Extender
Fibre Channel Interfaces
Domain Parameters
Managing VSANs
VSAN Trunking
SAN Port Channels
FLOGI and FCNS Databases
Cisco Fabric Services on MDS
Configuring NPV Mode
N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
Configuring NPIV
N-Port Virtualization (NPV)
Configuring NPV
Configuring FCoE NPV
Using SAN Management Tools
Cisco DCNM for SAN
Cisco Device Manager

Module 5: Cisco Nexus Series Switch Management

Using the Connectivity Management Processor
Connectivity Management Processor (CMP)
Configuring the CMP
Verifying the CMP
Upgrading the CMP
Using the CMP
Configuring User Management
User Management Features
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
Secure Shell (SSH)
User Accounts and Roles
Understanding System Management
System Management Features
Cisco Fabric Services
Embedded Event Management (EEM)
Cisco Smart Call Home
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
XML Interface
Cisco DCNM for LAN
Integrating vCenter Manager
Upgrading the Firmware and EPLDs


Configure Layer 2 Switching
Configure vPCs
Configure Cisco FabricPath
Configure Layer 3 Switching
Configure OTV
Configure QoS
Configure Security Features
Configure FCoE
Configure NPV
Configure System Management
Implement Cisco DCNM for LAN

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