Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.2

This course is focused on providing the knowledge required to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Switches in a network and SAN environment.

Who's it for?

The course is aimed at experienced network engineers who are already capable of implementing Layer 2 and Layer 3 services using Cisco IOS and the Cisco Catalyst switching platform. 

Key objectives

After attending this course a delegate should be able to:

  • understand the Cisco Nexus product family, specifically the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch chassis and components, Cisco Nexus 6000, 5000, and 5500 switches, and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
  • configure the features of Cisco Nexus switches
  • describe how to configure Cisco Nexus switch advanced features such as Overlay Transport Virtualisation (OTV), security and quality of service
  • identify the management tools available for Cisco Nexus switches and how to configure the relevant tools to support the given design
  • explain the Fibre Channel Protocol, the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Protocol and the Data Center Bridging enhancements
  • configure Fibre Channel over Ethernet.
  • troubleshoot Cisco Nexus switches.

Prerequisites

Delegates should have:

  • a good understanding of networking protocols (CCNA Certification recommended)
  • a good understanding of the Fibre Channel protocol and the SAN environment
  • knowledge and/or experience of implementing Cisco storage network solutions.

What's covered?

Module 1: Cisco Nexus product overview

  • Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
  • Lesson 2: Identifying Cisco Nexus products

Module 2: Cisco Nexus switch feature configuration

  • Lesson 1: Understanding high availability and redundancy
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Virtual Device Contexts
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Layer 2 switching features
  • Lesson 4: Configuring PortChannels
  • Lesson 5: Implementing Cisco FabricPath
  • Lesson 6: Configuring Layer 3 switching features
  • Lesson 7: Configuring IP Multicast

Module 3: Cisco Nexus switch advanced feature configuration

  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco OTV
  • Lesson 2: Configuring MPLS
  • Lesson 3: Configuring LISP
  • Lesson 4: Configuring QoS
  • Lesson 5: Configuring security features

Module 4: Cisco Nexus storage features

  • Lesson 1: Describing Fibre Channel protocol
  • Lesson 2: Describing FCoE protocol
  • Lesson 3: Identifying DCB enhancements
  • Lesson 4: Configuring FCoE
  • Lesson 5: Configuring SAN switching features
  • Lesson 6: Configuring NPV mode
  • Lesson 7: Using SAN management tools

Module 5: Cisco Nexus switch management

  • Lesson 1: Using the CMP
  • Lesson 2: Configuring user management
  • Lesson 3: Describing system management

Module 6: Firefly exclusive supplement

  • Nexus 3000 series update
  • Nexus 6000 series and features
  • Data centre architecture designs
  • Nexus 7000 series module update
  • Nexus 2000 series update
  • POAP
  • Python
  • IP SLA
  • Sampled NetFlow
  • onePK

Cisco Nexus 7000 labs

  • Lab 1: Cisco Nexus 7010 configuration baseline
  • Lab 2: Cisco Nexus 7000 hardware platform
  • Lab 3: Managing system configuration
  • Lab 4: Configuring FabricPath
  • Lab 5: Configuring vPC
  • Lab 6: Configuring routing protocols
  • Lab 7: Configuring OTV
  • Lab 8: Security
  • Lab 9: QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000
  • Lab 10: Troubleshooting the Nexus control plane

Cisco Nexus 5000 labs

  • Lab 1: Configuring the Switch for administrative access
  • Lab 2: Configuring the Cisco Nexus 5000 switch for FCoE connectivity
  • Lab 3: Configuring the Cisco Nexus 5000 in NPV mode
  • Lab 4: Traffic engineering
  • Lab 5: Configuring the Nexus 2000 as a remote line card
  • Lab 6: Configuring Nexus 2000 with vPC

Certification

This course will prepare delegates for examination 642-997, Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric.

Next step

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