IT TRAINING

Cisco DCUFI: Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0

In this five day course you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to install, configure and manage Cisco Nexus 7000 series, Cisco Nexus 5000 series, Cisco Nexus 1000V series, Cisco MDS and Cisco Nexus 2000 series. You will also acquire the competencies in order to implement data center components of the previously mentioned Cisco series.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at system and field engineers, consulting system engineers, tehcnical solutions architects as well as Cisco integrators and partners working with Cisco Nexus 7000 series, Cisco Nexus 5000 series, Cisco Nexus 1000V series, Cisco MDS and Cisco Nexus 2000 series.

what you will learn

What you will learn
Upon completion you will know how to:

  • 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 Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS),
  • Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP), security, and quality of service (QoS)
  • Management tools available for the Cisco Nexus switches and configure the relevant management tool in order to support the given design
  • Fibre Channel Protocol, the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol, and the Data Center Bridging (DCB) enhancements
    Configure FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000 7000, MDS Series, and 5500 Platform switches
Prerequisites

Prerequisite

Students need to have:

  • Good understanding of networking Protocol
  • Recommended CCNA DC Certification
  • Good understanding of the Fibre Channel Protocol and the SAN environment
  • Recommended attendance of a Fibre Channel Protocol class or equivalent experience
  • Recommended to read the Robert Kembel books on Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel switched fabrics
Course outline

Course Outline

1. Cisco Nexus Product

Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
Cisco Unified Fabric Fundamentals
Structured Layers: Core, Aggregation, and Access
Product Placement
Positioning of Product Families in the Architecture
Cisco Nexus Products
Cisco Nexus Family of Products
Important Features of Cisco Nexus 7000 I/O Modules
Important Features of Cisco NX-OS

2. Cisco Nexus Switch Feature Configuration

High Availability and Redundancy
Network-Level High Availability
System-Level High Availability
Cisco IOS In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
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 Series Switch Feature Comparison
VLAN Configuration
Spanning Tree Protocol Extensions
Configuring PortChannels
Using PortChannels and Virtual PortChannels
Configuring PortChannels
vPC Architecture
Configuring a 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)
IPv6
Configuring IP Multicast
IP Multicast
Configuring Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) and Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD)
Configuring Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)
Configuring IGMP Snooping
Configuring Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)

3. Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration

Cisco OTV
Basic Cisco OTV Configuration
Advanced Cisco OTV Configuration
Configuring MPLS
Multiprotocol Label Switching
Multiprotocol Label Switching VPNs
Configuring LISP
Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP)
Configuring QoS
QoS on the Cisco Nexus Family of Switches
Modular QoS Command Line Interface (CLI)
Marking
Mutation Mapping
Policing
Queuing and Scheduling
Monitoring QoS
Configuring Security Features
DHCP Snooping
Dynamic ARP Inspection
IP Source Guard
Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding
Traffic Storm Control
Port Security
Control Plane Policing
Cisco TrustSec

4. Cisco Nexus Storage Features

Fibre Channel Protocol
SCSI Protocol
Fibre Channel
Fibre Channel Login and Communication
Fibre Channel Addressing Schemes
VSANs and IRV
FSPF Protocol
Zoning
N-Port ID Virtualization
N-Port Virtualization (NPV)
FCoE Protocol
FCoE Essentials
FCoE Architecture
FCoE Initialization Protocol
Supported FCoE Topologies
FCoE Hardware
DCB Enhancements
Data Center Bridging
Priority Flow Control
Enhanced Transmission Selection
DCBX Protocol
Configuring FCoE
FCoE Configuration
FCoE VLANs and Virtual Interfaces
FCoE with Enhanced vPC and Cisco Adapter FEX
Configuring SAN Switching Features
FCoE on Cisco MDS
Fibre Channel Interfaces
Domain Parameters
VSAN Management
VSAN Trunking
SAN Port Channels
FLOGI and FCNS Databases
Cisco Fabric Services on Cisco MDS
Configuring NPV Mode
N-Port ID Virtualization
NPIV Configuration
NPV Mode
NPV Configuration
FCoE NPV Feature
FCoE NPV Configuration
Using SAN Management Tools
Cisco Prime DCNM for SAN
Cisco Device Manager

5. Cisco Nexus Switch Management

Using the 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
Secure Shell
User Accounts and Roles
System Management
Features
Configuring Cisco Fabric Services
Configuring NTP and PTP
Configuring EEM
Configuring NetFlow
Configuring Smart Call Home
Configuring Scheduler
Configuring SPAN and ERSPAN
Configuring SNMP
Using XML Interface
Implementing Cisco Prime DCNM for LAN
Integrating vCenter Manager
Licensing
Upgrading the Firmware and EPLDs

Certification programs

Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist
CCNP Data Center
Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Design Specialist