Virtual ClassroomLearning Style
5 DaysCourse Duration
About Individual Course:
About this course:
In this accelerated course you will be introduced to the three primary technologies that are used in the Cisco data center. Through hands-on labs, you will focus on viewing configurations, but not making configuration changes or creating new topologies. In the second part of the class you will be introduced to the Cisco technologies that are deployed in the Data Center: unified computing, unified fabric, and network services. The introductory level of knowledge that is taught in these training courses is targeted for individuals who can perform only the more basic configuration tasks. The course labs will focus on verifying configurations, with selected exercises involving making configuration changes or designing new topologies.
This course also helps the students in the preparation for following exam:
- Learn how a network works
- Configure, verify, and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications
- Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP services to meet network requirements
- Configure, verify, and troubleshoot routing operations on Cisco Nexus switches
- Describe and verify Cisco data center fundamentals
- Describe Cisco data center virtualization
- Describe Cisco data center storage networking
- Describe Cisco data center unified fabric
- Describe and verify Cisco UCS
- Network administrators
- Network engineers
- Cisco integrators/partners
- System engineers
- Network designers
- Network managers
- Consulting systems engineers
- Technical solutions architects
- Good understanding of networking protocols
- Good understanding of the VMware environment
- Basic computer literacy
- Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems
- Basic Internet usage skills
Suggested prerequisite courses:
Virtual Instructed-Led Outline
Lesson 1. Building a Simple Network
- Functions of Networking.
- Host-to-Host Communications Model.
- Ethernet Connections.
- Ethernet Communications Standards.
- OSI Network Layer Addressing.
- TCP/IP Transport Layer.
- Packet Delivery Process
Lesson 2. Switched Network Implementation
- Packet Delivery Process.
- Cisco NX-OS Software.
- Operating Cisco NX-OS Software.
- Implementing VLANs and Trunks.
- Building a Redundant Switched Topology
Lesson 3. IP Addressing
- IP Addressing Scheme.
- Transitioning to IPv6.
Lesson 4. Routing on the Cisco Nexus Switch
- Packet Delivery Process.
- Routing Process on Cisco Nexus Switches.
- Routing Protocols on Cisco Nexus Switches
- Access Control Lists on Cisco Nexus Switches
Module 1: Cisco Data Center Network Services
Lesson 1: Examining Functional Layers of the Data Center
- Traditional Isolated LAN and SAN Networks
- LAN Core, Aggregation, and Access Layers
- Core and Access Layers in a LAN Collapsed Core Design
- Core and Edge Layers in a Data Center SAN Design
- Collapsed-Core SAN Design
Lesson 2: Reviewing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
- Cisco Nexus Data Center Product Portfolio
- Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Chassis Options
- Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor Module
- Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Licensing Options
- Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Fabric Modules
- Cisco Nexus 7000 Series I/O Modules
- Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Power Supply Options
- Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Chassis Options
- Cisco Nexus 5010 and 5020 Switches Features
- Cisco Nexus 5010 and 5020 Expansion Modules
- Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform Switches Features
- Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform Switches Expansion Modules
- Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch Series Software Licensing
- Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders Function in the Cisco Data Center
- Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders Features
Lesson 3: Reviewing the Cisco MDS Product Family
- Cisco MDS 9000 Series Product Suite
- Cisco MDS 9500 Series Chassis Options
- Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor Modules
- Cisco MDS 9500 Series Licensing Options
- Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switching Modules
- Cisco MDS 9500 Series Power Supply Options
- Cisco MDS 9100 Series Switches
- Cisco MDS 9222i Switch
Lesson 4: Monitoring the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
- Connecting to the Console Port
- Running the Initial Setup Script
- Connecting to the Cisco Nexus 7000 CMP
- Connecting to the Switch Using SSH to Connect to the Management VRF
- Reviewing the ISSU on the Cisco Nexus Switches
- Verifying VLANs
- Examining the Operational Plane
- Reviewing Cisco NX-OS Default Control Plane Policing
- Using Important CLI Commands
Lesson 5: Describing vPCs and Cisco FabricPath in the Data Center
- Virtual Port Channels
- Verifying vPCs
- Cisco FabricPath
- Verifying Cisco FabricPath
Lesson 6: Using OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
- OTV on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
- Verifying OTV on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Module 2: Cisco Data Center Virtualization
Lesson 1: Virtualizing Network Devices
- Describing VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
- Verifying VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
- Navigating Between VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
- Describing NIV on Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
Lesson 2: Virtualizing Storage
- LUN Storage Virtualization
- Storage-System Virtualization
Lesson 3: Virtualizing Server Solutions
- Benefits of Server Virtualization
- Available Data Center Server Virtualization Solutions
Lesson 4: Using the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
- Limitations of VMware vSwitch
- Advantages of VMware vDS
- How the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Brings Network Visibility to the VM Level
- How the VSM and VEM Integrate with VMware ESX or ESXi and vCenter
Lesson 5: Verifying Setup and Operation of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
- Verify the Initial Configuration and Module Status on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
- Verifying the VEM Status on the ESX or ESXi Host
- Validating VM Port Groups
Module 3: Cisco Data Center Storage Networking
Lesson 1: Comparing Storage-Connectivity Options in the Data Center
- Comparing Block- and File-Based Network Storage
- NFS, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and SCSI
- SCSI Evolution from DAS to SAN
Lesson 2: Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking
- Fibre Channel SAN Topologies
- Fibre Channel Port Types
- Fibre Channel Addressing
- Fibre Channel Layered Model
- FCNS and the FLOGI process
- Fibre Channel Zoning and LUN Masking
Lesson 3: Verifying Fibre Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches
- Configure a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch from the CLI Setup Script
- Update the Cisco NX-OS on a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch
- Update Licensed Features on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch
- Verify Initiator and Target Fabric Login
- Verify Fibre Channel Zoning on a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch
- Collect Technical Support Data on a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch
Module 4: Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
Lesson 1: Describing DCB
- Unified Fabric Benefits
- IEEE Standards That Enable FCoE
- Priority Flow Control
- Enhanced Transmission Selection
- DCB Exchange
Lesson 2: Identifying Connectivity Options for FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
- SFP modules
- Cabling Requirements and Distance Limitations for Common SFP and SFP+ Transceivers
- Connecting the Cisco UCS P81E Virtual Interface Card to Cisco Nexus 5500UP Unified Fabric Switches
- Connecting the Cisco Nexus 5500UP Unified Fabric Switch to Northbound LAN and SAN Fabrics
Lesson 3: Describing Enhanced FCoE Scalability with Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders
- Scaling the Data Center Virtualized Access Layer with the Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders
- Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extender-to-Cisco Nexus 5500 Switch Connectivity
- Adapter FEX on the Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extender
- Verifying Adapter FEX on the Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extender
Module 5: Cisco UCS
Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
- Cisco UCS 6100 and 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
- Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis
- Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Server
- Cisco UCS B230 M2 Blade Server
- Cisco UCS B250 M2 Extended Memory Blade Server
- Cisco UCS B440 M2 High-Performance Blade Server
- Mezzanine Card Options for Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
- Memory Population Guidelines for Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
- Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
- Cisco UCS C200 M2 High-Density Rack Server
- Cisco UCS C210 M2 General-Purpose Rack Server
- Cisco UCS C220 M3 Rack Server
- Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server
- Cisco UCS C250 M2 Extended-Memory Rack Server
- Cisco UCS C260 M2 Rack Server
- Cisco UCS C460 M2 High-Performance Rack Server
- PCIe Adapter Options for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
- RAID Adapter Options for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
- Memory Population Guidelines for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
Lesson 3: Connecting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
- Chassis-to-Fabric Interconnect Physical Connectivity
- I/O Module Architectures
- Cisco Integrated Management Controller Chip on Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
- Three Basic Port Personalities in the Fabric Interconnect
- Discovery Process
Lesson 4: Setting up an Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Cluster
- Cabling a Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster
- Initial Setup Script for the Primary Peer
- Initial Setup Script for the Secondary Peer
- Verifying a Fabric Interconnect Cluster
Lesson 5: Describing Cisco UCS Manager Operations
- Cisco UCS Manager
- Layout of the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
- Navigation Window Tabs
- Device Discovery in Cisco UCS Manager
- Verifying Device Discovery in UCS Manager
Lesson 6: Describing Cisco UCS Manager Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles
- Benefits of Stateless Computing
- Using Identity Pools in Service Profiles
- Using Service Profile Templates to Enable Rapid Provisioning and Consistent Application of Policy
- Creation of Policies for Service Profiles and Service Profile Templates
- Chassis and Blade Power Capping
Part I LABS:
Lab 1-1: Use Windows Applications as Network Tools
Lab 1-2: Observe the TCP Three-Wa
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|Course Duration||5 Days|
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