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Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v4 Aberdeen

  • Price £2,085.00
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted

Description

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

Data center designers, data center administrators, and system engineers


The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

Data center engineers and managers

 

Prerequisites

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

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA DATA CENTER) certification
  • Good understanding of the Fibre Channel protocol and the SAN environment
  • Recommended attendance of a Fibre Channel protocol class or equivalent experience
  • Recommended attendance of the Implementing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (ICSNS) course or equivalent experience
  • Recommended to read Robert Kembel's books on Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel switched fabrics

Skills

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe the 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 OTV, MPLS, LISP, security, and Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Identify which management tools are available for the Cisco Nexus Switches and how to configure the relevant management tool to support the given design
  • Understand the Fibre Channel protocol, the FCoE protocol, and the Data Center Bridging (DCB) enhancements, as well as how to configure FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000, 5500, 7000 and MDS Switches
     

Course Content

1: Cisco Nexus Product Overview

The Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
Cisco Unified Fabric Overview
Structured Layers - Core, Aggregation, Access
Placement of Products
Positioning of Product Families in the Architecture

Identifying Cisco Nexus Products
The Cisco Nexus Product Family
Key Features of Cisco Nexus I/O Modules
Key Features of Cisco NX-OS

2: Cisco Nexus Switch Feature Configuration

Understanding High Availability and Redundancy
Network-Level High Availability
System-Level High Availability
In-Service Software Upgrade

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 Switch Feature Comparison
VLAN Configuration
Spanning Tree Protocol Extensions

Configuring PortChannels
Using PortChannels and Virtual PortChannels
Configuring PortChannels
vPC Architecture
Configuring 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 IGMP and MLD
Configuring PIM
Configuring IGMP Snooping
Configuring MSDP

3: Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration

Understanding Overlay Transport Virtualization
Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
Basic OTV
Advanced OTV

Configuring MPLS
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
MPLS VPN

Configuring LISP
Location ID Separation Protocol (LISP)
Configuring LISP

Configuring Quality of Service (QoS)
QoS on the Nexus Switches
Modular QoS CLI (MQC)
Marking
Mutation Mapping
Policing
Queuing and Scheduling
Monitoring QoS

Configuring Security Features
DHCP Snooping
Dynamic ARP Inspection (DAI)
IP Source Guard
Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF)
Traffic Storm Control
Port Security
Control Plane Policing (CoPP)
Cisco TrustSec

4: Cisco Nexus Storage Features

Understanding Fibre Channel Protocol
SCSI Protocol
Fibre Channel
Fibre Channel Login and Communication
Fibre Channel Addressing Schemes
VSANs and IVR
Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) Protocol
Zoning
N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
N-Port Virtualization (NPV)

Understanding FCoE Protocol
FCoE Overview
FCoE Architecture
FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP)
Supported FCoE Topologies
FCoE Hardware

Identifying Data Center Bridging Enhancements
Data Center Bridging (DCB)
Priority Flow Control (PFC)
Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS)
DCBX Protocol

Configuring FCoE
Configure FCoE
FCoE VLANs and Virtual Interfaces
FCoE with Enhanced vPC and Cisco Adapter Fabric Extender
FCoE on MDS
Fibre Channel Interfaces
Domain Parameters
Managing VSANs
VSAN Trunking
SAN Port Channels
FLOGI and FCNS Databases
Cisco Fabric Services on MDS

Configuring NPV Mode
N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
Configuring NPIV
N-Port Virtualization (NPV)
Configuring NPV
FCoE NPV
Configuring FCoE NPV

Using SAN Management Tools
Cisco DCNM for SAN
Cisco Device Manager

5: Cisco Nexus Series Switch Management

Using the Connectivity Management Processor
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 (AAA)
Secure Shell (SSH)
User Accounts and Roles

Understanding System Management
System Management Features
Cisco Fabric Services
NTP and PTP
Embedded Event Management (EEM)
NetFlow
Cisco Smart Call Home
Scheduler
SPAN and ERSPAN
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
XML Interface
Cisco DCNM for LAN
Integrating vCenter Manager
Licensing
Upgrading the Firmware and EPLDs

Course Labs
Lab 2-1: Configure Layer 2 Switching
Lab 2-2: Configure vPCs
Lab 2-3: Configure Cisco FabricPath
Lab 2-4: Configure Layer 3 Switching
Lab 3-1: Configure OTV
Lab 3-2: Configure QoS
Lab 3-3: Configure Security Features
Lab 4-1: Configure FCoE
Lab 4-2: Configure NPV
Lab 5-1: Configure System Management
Lab 5-2: Implement Cisco DCNM for LAN
 

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