DCUFI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description

In this course, you will learn about the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, and manage the Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, and 2000 Series switches and MDS Series switches in the network and SAN environment.

Our enhanced Cisco labs include extra exploration, configuration, and troubleshooting with a focus on NX-OS-specific features. Labs for this course are based on:

  • Nexus 7000 NX-OS version 6.1(2)
  • Nexus 5000 NX-OS version 5.2(1)
  • Data Center Network Manager version 6.1(2)

Audience

  • Systems and field engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series switches and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series fabric extenders
  • Data center engineers and managers, program managers, and project managers

Prerequisites

  • CCNA Data Center certification is recommended
  • Understanding of and experience with the Fibre Channel protocol and the SAN environment

Recommended:

Learning Objectives

  • 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 how to configure the relevant management tool 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, Nexus 7000, MDS Series, and Nexus 5500 Series switches

1. Cisco Nexus Product

  • Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
  • Cisco Nexus Products

2. Cisco Nexus Switch Feature Configuration

  • High Availability and Redundancy
  • Configuring Virtual Device Contexts
  • Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Configuring Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels (vPC)
  • Implementing Cisco FabricPath
  • Configuring Layer 3 Switching Features
  • Configuring IP Multicast

3. Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration

  • Cisco OTV
  • Configuring MPLS
  • Configuring LISP
  • Configuring QoS
  • Configuring Security Features

4. Cisco Nexus Storage Features

  • Fibre Channel Protocol
  • FCoE Protocol
  • DCB Enhancements
  • Configuring FCoE
  • Configuring SAN Switching Features
  • Configuring N-Port Virtualization (NPV) Mode
  • Using SAN Management Tools

5. Cisco Nexus Switch Management

  • Using the CMP
  • Configuring User Management
  • System Management