Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI)

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Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v4.0 is a 5-day course for those who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Switch, and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender. The course covers the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Switches in the network and SAN environment.

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

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 environment
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


Module 1: Cisco Nexus Product Overview

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.

Lesson 1: Identifying the Cisco Data Center Business Advantage Architecture

Cisco Data Center Business Advantage
Components of the architecture
Aggregation and core components
Unified Fabric overview
Placement of products
Positioning of product families in the architecture

Lesson 2: Identifying Cisco Nexus Products

The Cisco Nexus product family
Key features and benefits of the Cisco Nexus line modules
Key scalability features of the Cisco Nexus switches
Power and cooling requirements of the Cisco Nexus switches

Lesson 3: Identifying the Cisco Unified Fabric Solution

Cisco Unified Fabric pillars
Cisco Unified Fabric convergence
Cisco Unified Fabric scalability
Cisco Unified Fabric intelligence
Cisco Unified Fabric portfolio

Lesson 4: Integrating Services

Identify how to integrate services into the infrastructure

Module 2: Cisco Nexus Switch Feature Configuration

Select and configure the distinctive Cisco Nexus Series switch features to meet the implementation requirements and expectations in the Cisco Business Advantage Data Center Architecture.

Lesson 1: Configuring Virtual Device Contexts

How VDCs can be used to consolidate the physical infrastructure
Identify the architecture of VDCs, their use of resources on the physical switch, and how the Cisco NX-OS Software supports VDCs
Configuring VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Configuring VDC resource templates
Configuring management settings for VDCs
Identify the troubleshooting processes and tools that would be used to troubleshoot issues relating to VDCs
Identify common VDC issues and the steps that would be taken to resolve the problem

Lesson 2: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features

Configuring basic interface parameters
Comparison of the Cisco Nexus 7000 and Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch features
Configuring Layer 2 interfaces
Configuring VLANs
Configuring Private VLANs
Configuring Rapid PVST+
Configuring MST
Configuring STP extensions
Identify potential Layer 2 issues and the tools to use to resolve the problem

Lesson 3: Configuring Port Channels

Using port channels and vPCs in data centers
Evaluate the use of port channels in the design
Configuring port channels
Evaluate the use of vPCs in the design
Identify vPC architecture and components
Configuring vPCs
Configuring the fabric extender
Identify potential vPC issues and the tools to use to resolve the problem

Lesson 4: Configuring Layer 3 Switching Features

Routing protocol overview
Configure Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
Layer 3 virtualization overview
Managing the unicast RIB and FIB
Route Policy Manager overview
Policy-based routing overview
Identify potential layer 3 issues and the tools to use to resolve the problem

Lesson 5: Configuring IP Multicast

Identifying components and architecture of IP multicasting
Configuring IGMP
Configuring PIM
Configuring IGMP snooping
Configuring MSDP
Troubleshooting multicast issues

Module 3: Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration

Configure advanced features such as OTV, security, and quality of service.

Lesson 1: Configuring Security Features

Identify and position the security features in the data center
Access control list configuration
Port security configuration
DHCP snooping configuration
Dynamic ARP configuration
IP Source Guard configuration
uRPF configuration
Configuring traffic storm control
Configuring Control Plane Policing
Understand how to use Cisco TrustSec

Lesson 2: Understanding Overlay Transport Virtualization

Overview of OTV
Positioning OTV in the Cisco Data Center Business Advantage network architecture
Configure basic OTV features
Configure Advanced OTV features
Troubleshooting OTV issues

Lesson 3: Implementing Quality of Service

Explain the purpose of QoS
Understand how QoS is implemented on the Cisco Nexus switches and the default behaviors
Positioning QoS in a Cisco Data Center Business Advantage network architecture
Using the modular QoS command-line interface
Configuring classification
Configuring mutation mapping
Configuring QoS policy maps
Configuring QoS service policy
Monitoring QoS statistics

Module 4: Cisco Nexus Series Switch Management

Identify which management tools are available for the Cisco Nexus Series switches and how to configure the relevant management tool to support the given design.

Lesson 1: Using the Connectivity Management Processor

Evaluate the use of the CMP
Configure available CMP options
Verify the CMP configuration
Upgrade the CMP image
Using the CMP to monitor and manage the control plan of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch

Lesson 2: Configuring User Management

Identify the user management features available on the Cisco Nexus switches
Configure Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA)
Configure SSH
Configure User Accounts and Roles

Lesson 3: Understanding System Management

Identify the system management features available on the Cisco Nexus switches
Configuring Cisco Fabric Services
Configuring NTP
Configuring Cisco Discovery Protocol
Configuring system message logging
Configuring Smart Call Home
Configuring the Scheduler
Configuring SNMP
Using the XML interface to manage the Cisco Nexus switches
Implement Cisco DCNM to monitor the Cisco Nexus switches
How to apply and manage licensing

Module 5: Redundancy on Cisco Nexus Switches

Implement the required redundancy features to support the design requirements.

Lesson 1: Understanding High Availability and Redundancy

Network-level high availability
System-level high availability
In-Service Software Upgrades
Upgrading the Firmware and EPLDs

Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco FabricPath

Implementing Cisco FabricPath
Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
Identify recommended diagnostic tools to use when troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
Explain how Cisco FabricPath uses TRILL to provide maximum path forwarding

Module 6: Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Understand the Fibre Channel protocol, the FCoE protocol, and the Data Center Bridging enhancements.

Lesson 1: Understanding Fibre Channel Protocol

The SCSI protocol
The Fibre Channel Protocol frame structure
Fabric Login
Fibre Channel addressing schemes
The Fabric Shortest Path First protocol (FSPF)
VSANs and zoning
N_Port Virtualization (NPV) mode
N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) mode

Lesson 2: Understanding FCoE Protocol

Unified Fabric I/O consolidation use and benefits
FCoE adapters
FCoE architecture
FCoE End-Node (ENode) addressing
Multihop FCoE

Lesson 3: Identifying Data Center Bridging Ethernet Enhancements

Identify the purpose of DCB
Identify the purpose of priority flow control (PFC)
Identify the purpose of Enhanced Transmission Selection
Identify the purpose of the DCB Exchange (DCBX) protocol

Module 7: Fibre Channel over Ethernet Configuration

Configure the Cisco Nexus 5000 and 5500 Switches to support the FCoE protocol.

Lesson 1: Implementing FCoE

Configure FCoE
Configure FCoE VLANs and virtual interfaces
Troubleshooting FCoE

Lesson 2: Configuring SAN Switching Features

Configuring Fibre Channel interfaces
Configuring domain parameters
Configure and manage VSANs
Configure VSAN trunking
Configure SAN port channels
Manage the FLOGI and FCNS databases

Lesson 3: Configuring NPV Mode

NPV Overview
Configuring NPV mode on the Cisco Nexus 5000 and 5500 Switches
NPIV Overview
Configuring NPIV on the Cisco Nexus 5000 and 5500 Switches
Troubleshooting NPV and NPIV

Lesson 4: Using SAN Management Tools

Cisco Fabric Manager
Cisco Device Manager

Module 8: Troubleshooting on Cisco Nexus Switches

Understand the troubleshooting process and tools on the Cisco Nexus switches.

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting the Data Center Infrastructure

The troubleshooting process
Using the system messages
Using logs to troubleshoot
Troubleshooting modules

Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Tools and Resources

Identify the troubleshooting features on the Cisco Nexus switches
Using and configuring Remote Monitoring
Using and configuring online diagnostics
Using and configuring the Embedded Event Manager
Using and configuring the Onboard Failure Logging feature
Using Ethanalyzer for packet analysis
Using and configuring SPAN
Using and configuring NetFlow

DCUFI v4.0 Labs

Lab 2-1: Configuring Layer 2 Switching
Lab 2-2: Configuring vPCs
Lab 2-3: Configuring Layer 3 Switching
Lab 3-1: Configuring Security Features
Lab 3-2: Configuring OTV
Lab 3-3: Configuring QoS
Lab 4-1: Configuring System Management
Lab 4-2: Implementing Cisco DCNM
Lab 5-1: Configuring Cisco FabricPath
Lab 7-1: Configuring Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Lab 7-2: Configuring N_Port Virtualization

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