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DCUFI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.x

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Course Description

This course is designed for systems, field and consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Switch, and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify the Cisco Nexus product family, specifically the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch chassis and components, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch, and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
  • Install the Cisco Nexus products in a Cisco Data Center Business Advantage environment Given a requirement, identify how to plan and implement virtual device contexts into the solution
  • Evaluate the security features available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch to identify which features should be implemented into a solution
  • Evaluate and configure the Connectivity Management Processor on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and identify the management options available
  • Evaluate the service-level and network-level high availability of the Cisco Nexus switches and how to use the Cisco IOS In-Service Software Upgrade feature
  • Discuss the Fibre Channel protocol including Fibre Channel addressing, flow control, and zoning
  • Translate a given design into an implementation plan for configuring Fibre Channel over Ethernet on the Cisco Nexus switch
  • Understand the processes, tools, and resources for troubleshooting the data center infrastructure, interconnectivity, and operations

Course Audience

This course is intended for the following audience:
  • Network engineers, systems engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and Partners who sell, implement, and maintain Cisco Nexus products in the data center.
The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
  • Network designers, network administrators, and network managers responsible for identifying and managing Cisco Nexus products in the data center.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Cisco Nexus Product Overview
  • Identifying the Cisco Data Center Business Advantage Architecture
  • Identifying Cisco Nexus Products
  • Identifying the Cisco Unified Fabric Solution
  • Integrating Services
Lesson 2: Cisco Nexus Switch Feature Configuration
  • Configuring Virtual Device Contexts
  • Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Configuring Port Channels
  • Configuring Layer 3 Switching Features
  • Configuring IP Multicast
Lesson 3: Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration
  • Configuring Security Features
  • Understanding Overlay Transport Virtualization
  • Implementing Quality of Service
Lesson 4: Cisco Nexus Series Switch Management
  • Using the Connectivity Management Processor
  • Configuring User Management
  • Understanding System Management
Lesson 5: Redundancy on Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Understanding High Availability and Redundancy
  • Implementing Cisco FabricPath
Lesson 6: Fibre Channel over Ethernet
  • Understanding Fibre Channel Protocol
  • Understanding FCoE Protocol
  • Identifying Data Center Bridging Ethernet Enhancements
Lesson 7: Fibre Channel over Ethernet Configuration
  • Implementing FCoE
  • Configuring SAN Switching Features
  • Configuring NPV Mode
  • Using SAN Management Tools
Lesson 8: Troubleshooting on Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Troubleshooting the Data Center Infrastructure
  • Troubleshooting Tools and Resources
Labs
  • Lab 2-1: Configuring Layer 2 Switching
  • Lab 2-2: Configuring vPCs
  • Lab 2-3: Configuring Layer 3 Switching
  • Lab 3-1: Configuring Security Features
  • Lab 3-2: Configuring OTV
  • Lab 3-3: Configuring QoS
  • Lab 4-1: Configuring System Management
  • Lab 4-2: Implementing Cisco DCNM
  • Lab 5-1: Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Lab 7-1: Configuring FCoE
  • Lab 7-2: Configuring NPV

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