Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI)

The Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) v5.0 is a five-day instructor-led training course designed for 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. This course covers the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, and manage the Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, 2000, and MDS Series switches in the network and SAN environment.


Upon completing this course, the learner 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 Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Locator/ID Separation Protocol (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 in order to support the given design

  • Understand the Fibre Channel Protocol, the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol, and the Data Center Bridging (DCB) enhancements, as well as how to configure FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000 7000, MDS Series, and 5500 Platform switches


Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Nexus Product Overview


  • Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Data Center Network Architecture

  • Lesson 2: Identifying Cisco Nexus Products


Module 2: Cisco Nexus Switch Feature Configuration


  • Lesson 1: Understanding High Availability and Redundancy

  • Lesson 2: Configuring Virtual Device Contexts

  • Lesson 3: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features

  • Lesson 4: Configuring PortChannels

  • Lesson 5: Implementing Cisco FabricPath

  • Lesson 6: Configuring Layer 3 Switching Features

  • Lesson 7: Configuring IP Multicast


Module 3: Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration


  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco OTV

  • Lesson 2: Configuring MPLS

  • Lesson 3: Configuring LISP

  • Lesson 4: Configuring QoS

  • Lesson 5: Configuring Security Features


Module 4: Cisco Nexus Storage Features


  • Lesson 1: Describing Fibre Channel Protocol

  • Lesson 2: Describing FCoE Protocol

  • Lesson 3: Identifying DCB Enhancements

  • Lesson 4: Configuring FCoE

  • Lesson 5: Configuring SAN Switching Features

  • Lesson 6: Configuring NPV Mode

  • Lesson 7: Using SAN Management Tools


Module 5: Cisco Nexus Switch Management


  • Lesson 1: Using the CMP

  • Lesson 2: Configuring User Management

  • Lesson 3: Describing System Management


Labs:

  • Lab 2-1: Configure Layer 2 Switching Features

  • 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

Audience

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

  • The tertiary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Program managers and project managers