Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric is a 5 day instructor-led training class  that is presented by Cisco training partners to their end customers. Channel Partners nationwide hire proven AMS Subject Matter Expert Cisco Certified Systems Instructors (CCSI’s) to teach on-site or on-line classes.

The knowledge and skills you must have before attending this course are as

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Recommended CCNA Certification
  • Good understanding of the Fibre Channel protocol and the SAN environment
  • Recommended attendance of a Fibre Channel protocol class or equivalent
  • Recommended attendance of the Implementing Cisco Storage Network Solutions
    (ICSNS) class or equivalent experience

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you 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
  • 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 Outline

1. Cisco Nexus Product

  • Cisco Data Center Business Advantage Architecture.
  • Cisco Unified Fabric Solution.
  • Integrating Services.

2. Cisco Nexus Switch Feature Configuration

  • Virtual Device Contexts.
  • Layer 2 Switching Features.
  • Port Channels.
  • Layer 3 Switching Features.
  • IP Multicast.


Lab 1: Configuring Layer 2 Switching

Lab 2: Configuring Layer 3 Switching

3. Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration

  • Security Features.
  • Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV).
  • Implementing Quality of Service (QoS).


Lab 3: Configuring Security Features

Lab 4: Enhanced – Configuring OTV

Lab 5: Configuring QoS for the Nexus 7000

4. Cisco Nexus Series Switch Management

  • Connectivity Management Processor
  • Configuring User Management
  • System Management

Lab 6: Configuring System Management

5. Redundancy on Cisco Nexus Switches

  • High Availability and Redundancy
  • Implementing Cisco FabricPath


Lab 7: Implementing Cisco DCNM

Lab 8: Configuring Cisco FabricPath

6. FCoE

  • Fibre Channel Protocol
  • FCoE Protocol.
  • Data Center Bridging Ethernet Enhancements.


Lab 9: Enhanced – Configuring vPCs

Lab 10: Exclusive – Configuring QoS for the Nexus 5000

7. FCoE Configuration

  • Implementing
  • Configuring SAN Switching Features
  • Configuring NPV Mode
  • SAN Management Tools

Lab 11: Configuring FCoE

8. Troubleshooting on Cisco Nexus Switches

  • Data Center Infrastructure
  • Tools and Resources


Lab 12: Configuring NPV

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