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OCDCU v3.0 - Deploying OpenStack Cloud - Fundamentals (CCNP Data Center)

OCDCU v3.0 - Deploying OpenStack Cloud - Fundamentals

(4 weeks)
Version 3.0


Description
Deploying OpenStack Cloud - Fundamentals (OCDCU) v3.0 is a 4 weeks instructor-led training course designed for Systems and Field Engineers, Consulting Systems Engineers, Technical Solutions Architects, Integrators, and Partners. The course is targeted towards individuals who are responsible for configuration and administration of an OpenStack Cloud. This course covers the key components and procedures needed to configure, and administer an OpenStack Cloud using CLI and the GUI. This course will deal with most if not all subjects referred to in the Certified OpenStack Administrator test.

This course will provide hands-on lab exercises utilizing via cloud-based (virtual) servers. Students will perform hands-on lab exercises that were created to teach the necessary skills to configure and administer an OpenStack Cloud.

Note: The courseware and lab guide for this course are being provided in an encrypted digital format. To be able to view your digital kit, you will need to bring a suitable device to view the content. You can install your digital course material onto a Windows PC, Mac (OSX 10.6 & up), Apple iPad (iPAD2 & up preferred) or Android tablet (v4.1 & up preferred). You will need to install an encrypted document viewer on your device to be able to view the course material. Please contact us at studenthelp@skyline-ats.com for additional information.

Objectives
Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
• Describe the basic business advantages of an OpenStack Cloud
• Describe the basic function of an OpenStack Cloud
• Describe the services in OpenStack (Keystone, Nova, Glance, Cinder, Neutron, Swift, Heat and Horizon)
• Describe additional services of OpenStack Cloud.
• Operate an OpenStack Cloud
• Create Virtual Machines using OpenStack

Prerequisites
The knowledge that you should have before attending this course should include the following:
• Internetworking Fundamentals
• Basic Linux Skills
• Basic Server Virtualization Technology familiarity
• Basic Server Implementation knowledge
• Basic familiarity with the function of Rabbit MQ
• Basic familiarity with the function of SQL Database technology

Who Should Attend
The audience for this course is as follows:
• Network and Server deployment engineers
• Network and Server deployment design engineers
• Program managers and project managers
• Certified OpenStack Administrator test candidates

Outline

Course Introduction

  • • Overview
  • • Course Goal and Objectives
  • • Course Flow

Lesson 1: Cloud Fundamentals

  • • Cloud Computing Definition
  • • Cloud Computing Key Concepts
  • • CapEx VS. OpEx
  • • Three Types of Cloud Service

Lesson 2: OpenStack Fundamentals

  • • Overview
  • • Orchestration
  • • Openstack Release Timeline
  • • OpenStack Components
  • • Messaging
  • • Cloud Orchestration Tools

Lesson 3: Horizon

  • • Overview
  • • Horizon Architecture
  • • Horizon Concepts
  • • Horizon Installation
  • • Lab: Operating Horizon

Lesson 4: Keystone

  • • Overview
  • • Keystone Architecture
  • • Keystone Components
  • • Keystone Concepts
  • • Keystone Installation
  • • Lab: Operating Keystone

Lesson 5: Glance

  • • Overview
  • • Glance Architecture
  • • Glance Components
  • • Glance Concepts
  • • Glance Installation
  • • Lab: Operating Glance

Lesson 6: Neutron

  • • Overview
  • • Neutron Architecture
  • • Neutron Components
  • • Neutron Concepts
  • • Lab: Operating Neutron

Lesson 7: Cinder

  • • Overview
  • • Cinder Architecture
  • • Cinder Components
  • • Cinder Concepts
  • • Lab: Operating Cinder

Lesson 8: Swift

  • • Overview
  • • Swift Architecture
  • • Swift Components
  • • Swift Provisioning
  • • Lab: Operating Swift

Lesson 9: Nova

  • • Overview
  • • Nova Architecture
  • • Nova Components
  • • Nova Concepts: VM Instances
  • • Lab: Operating Nova

Lesson 10: Heat

  • • Overview
  • • Heat Architecture
  • • Heat Components
  • • Heat Concepts
  • • Lab: Operating Heat

Lesson 11: Operating the OpenStack Cloud

  • • Overview
  • • Keystone Identity Provisioning
  • • Glance Snapshot Provisioning
  • • Neutron Floating IP Address Provisioning
  • • Horizon Navigation Lab
  • • Lab: OpenStack Operations

Lesson 12: Cisco OpenStack Solutions

  • • Overview
  • • Cisco MetaPod
  • • Cisco UCS with Red Hat
  • • Cisco FlexPod for Red Hat
  • • Cisco InterCloud Fabric.

Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.


2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 4 Weeks

₵2,000.00
DCNX7K v3.1 - Configuring Cisco® Nexus 7000 Series Switches (CCNP Data Center)

DCNX7K v3.1 - Configuring Cisco® Nexus 7000 Series Switches

 (6 weeks)
Version 3.0


Overview
The Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K) v3.0 course is a 6 weeks SkyWatch Technology Institute training program that is designed for systems and field engineers who install and implement Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches. This course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch platform.
Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K) v3.0 prepares you for implementing a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches in the data center solution.
This update to the course will include coverage of new features introduced in Cisco NX-OS 6.2 and will also include introductory coverage of Cisco Nexus Series Switches.
A certification exam is not associated with this course, and Channel Partner deployment engineers will use this training as augmentation to the DCUFI course material to provide indepth experience in implementing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches features.
The course focuses on the product hardware, its architecture, key features, and market differentiators, with extensive feature configuration and hands on labs.

Objective
After completing this course the student should be able to:
Identify the specific products that make up the Cisco Nexus product families and provide a high level overview of their features and common deployment models.
You will also be able to recognize the advanced data center class features and functionality of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch. Common network
architectures implemented using the products and features of the Cisco Nexus
product family will also be presented.
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch hardware components, like the chassis,
supervisor, and line cards, determine the device features and role in data center architecture. In this module, you will learn to identify the chassis and components of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch. You will also describe the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series packet flow, and the VOQ operation.
Provide an overview of the Cisco Nexus 2000 hardware and support of the Cisco Nexus 2000 with Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
Describe how to perform hardware installation, verify and troubleshoot system hardware of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Understand the architecture, usage, high availability, and licensing features of the Cisco NX-OS Software
You will learn how to use the management features that are available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch, and how to configure those features to support the management infrastructure requirements. You will also learn these troubleshooting process basics and available tools
Describe Cisco Prime DCNM management tool that can be implemented to
manage Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches in a consolidated network environment
Describe the concept of Cisco Cisco Dynamic Fabric and how it is used on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Describe the purpose, architecture, and use of VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000
Series Switch; configure and verify its operation
Describe and configure the Layer 2 switching and related features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Describe the port channel configuration, the concept of vPC and how to configure and troubleshoot vPCs.on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Understand the operation of Cisco FabricPath and how it can be utilized and
configured to build scalable and highly available Layer 2 networks on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Describe and configure the Layer 3 switching features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch, and how to manage the routes and IP traffic through the use of the Route Policy Manager and policy-based routing
Describe MPLS features that are available on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches and configure MPLS, MPLS Layer 2 and Layer 3 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and MPLS Traffic Engineering (TE)
Describe basic and advanced Cisco OTV features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch. Also describe how to configure the OTV and some of the advanced OTV features that are available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Describe the concept, use, and configuration of the Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Describe FCoE and FCoE features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch;
configure and verify their operation
Describe the security features that are available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch; configure and verify their operation
Describe the QoS features that are available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
Switches; configure and verify their operation
Describe the concept of the Intelligent Traffic Director feature and how to configure and verify ITD on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

Prerequisites
Good understanding of data center technologies, networking protocols, routing, and switching
Recommended CCNA Data Center Certification
Recommended attendance at the Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) class
Recommended attendance at the Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks
(SWITCH) class

Who Should Attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:
Network engineers and systems engineers
The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
Network designers, network administrators, and network managers

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
Cisco Unified Fabric: Trends in the Data Center
Cisco Nexus Product Family
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Deployment Models
Data Center Architecture Design Evolution
Single-Layer Data Center Models
Multitier Data Center Model
Scalable Spine-Leaf Data Center Fabric

Module 2: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Hardware
Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Switch Chassis
Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Switch Common Foundation
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Chassis Family
Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Switch Chassis Family
Key Chassis Components
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Power Supplies
Fan Cooling
Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Supervisor, I/O, and Fabric
Modules
Supervisor Modules
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Product Identification Scheme
Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Switch I/O Module Families
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch M1 and M2 I/O Modules
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series F2, F2E, and F3 I/O Modules
I/O Modules Forwarding Engine
Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Switch I/O Module Scalability
Crossbar Switch Fabric Modules
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Network Analysis Module
Hardware High-Availability Features
Lesson 3: Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Forwarding and Packet
Flow
Virtual Output Queuing
Packet Flow and Arbitration
Layer 2 and Layer 3 Forwarding

Module 3: Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
Lesson 1: Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Hardware
Cisco FEX Technology
Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Models
Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Support on Cisco
Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Cisco Nexus 7000 Parent Switch Cabling Options
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric
Extender Topologies
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric
Extender Features

Module 4: Cisco NX-OS Software
Lesson 1: Describing Cisco NX-OS Architecture, Key Features, and Capabilities
Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
Cisco NX-OS High-Availability Infrastructure Components
Cisco NX-OS Software Key Features
Cisco IOS to NX-OS Conversion tool
Verify Hardware Installation Using show Commands
Troubleshoot Common Hardware Issues
Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Licensing Model
Cisco NX-OS Software Licensing for Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
Obtaining and Installing the License Key File

Module 5: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Administration, Management, and
Troubleshooting
Lesson 1: Using Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Management Interfaces and
Setup Utilities
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch CLI and GUI Management Interfaces
Cisco NX-OS Setup Utility
PowerOn Auto Provisioning
Lesson 2: Managing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch User Access with Cisco NXOS
Cisco NX-OS User Management
User Account and Role Configuration
Password Recovery Procedure
AAA Configuration for Integration with RADIUS, TACACS+, and LDAP
Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch System Management
Features
System Management Features
Secure Shell
SNMP
The XML Interface
Cisco Fabric Services
Cisco Smart Call Home
Scheduler
NTP and PTP
Pong Service
Cisco NX-OS IP SLA
Configuration Backup and Restore
In-Service Software Upgrades and Downgrades
Cisco NX-OS Image Recovery
EPLD Image Upgrade
Lesson 4: Using Troubleshooting Processes and Tools
Troubleshooting Process
Cisco NX-OS Tools
Embedded Ethanalyzer
SPAN and ERSPAN
NetFlow
System Message Log Configuration
Configuring Online Diagnostics
Using the OBFL Feature
Configuring RMON
Configuring Cisco EEM
Embedded Logic Analyzer Module
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Memory and Packet Flow Issues
Evaluating Memory Using the Built-in Platform Monitoring Tool
Evaluating Platform Memory Utilization on a High Level
Evaluating Platform Memory Utilization on a Detailed Level
Troubleshooting Packet Flow Issues
Lesson 6: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NAM-NX1
Cisco Network Analysis Module
Lesson 7: Describing Cisco RISE
Cisco RISE Overview

Module 6: Cisco Prime DCNM
Lesson 1: Describing Cisco Prime DCNM
Cisco Prime DCNM
Cisco Prime DCNM Components
Cisco Prime DCNM Licensing
Cisco Prime DCNM Features
Module 7: Virtual Device Contexts on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing Virtual Device Contexts
Virtual Device Contexts
Virtualization Hierarchy
Communicating Between VDCs
Virtualization Scalability
VDC Types
VDC Resources
VDC Management
Lesson 2: Configuring VDCs
VDC Licensing Overview
VDC Guidelines and Limitations
Configure VDCs
Verify VDCs
Allocate VDC Resources
Configure Resource Templates
Lesson 3: Describing Management Settings for VDCs
Management Settings for Virtual Device Contexts
Allocate Interfaces to a VDC
VDC Navigation
Manage VDC Configurations
Nondefault VDC Suspension and Reload
VDC High-Availability Policies

Module 8: Layer 2 Switching Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing and Configuring Security Features
Configure Basic Interface Parameters
Dedicated vs. Shared Mode
UniDirectional Link Detection
Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
Configure Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
Configure FEX Layer 2 Interfaces
Configure FEX Layer 3 Interfaces
Verify Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders Configuration
Lesson 3: Configuring VLANs and Advanced VLAN Features
Configure Layer 2 Interfaces
Configure VLANs
Port Profiles
Configure VTP
Configure Private VLANs
Configure MVRP
Lesson 4: Configuring STP and STP Extensions
STP Overview and Configuration
Configure STP Extensions
Lesson 5: Configuring Q-in-Q
Q-in-Q VLAN Tunnels
Configure Q-in-Q VLAN Tunnels

Module 9: Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing Port Channels
Port Channel Operation
Configure Layer 2 and Layer 3 Port Channels
Verify Port Channels
Configure Port Channel Load Balancing
Lesson 2: Describing vPCs
vPC Concept and Benefits
vPC Architecture
vPC Control and Data Plane Operation
vPC Peer Link Failure
vPC Peer Switch
Layer 3 and vPC Interactions
Supported Layer 3 and vPC Designs
vPC and FHRPs
Multicast with vPC
Lesson 3: Configuring vPCs
vPC-Supported Hardware
Configure vPCs
Verify the vPC
Optimizing vPCs
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting vPC
Initial Troubleshooting Checklist
Troubleshoot vPC Initialization
Troubleshoot vPC Peer Keepalives
Troubleshoot vPC Cisco Fabric Services
Troubleshoot Common vPC Issues

Module 10: Cisco FabricPath on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing Cisco FabricPath Architecture
Cisco FabricPath Architecture
Cisco FabricPath MAC Address Learning
Basic Cisco FabricPath Data Plane Operation
Cisco FabricPath Interaction with Spanning Tree
Cisco FabricPath and IP Multicast Routing
Virtual Port Channel+
vPC+ and HSRP
Anycast HSRP
Cisco Fabric Extenders with Cisco FabricPath
Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco FabricPath
Cisco FabricPath on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Configure Cisco FabricPath
Configure vPC+
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
Cisco FabricPath Pong

Module 11: Cisco DFA
Lesson 1: Describing Cisco DFA Architecture
Cisco DFA Architecture
Optimized Networking
Virtual Fabrics
Fabric Management
Cisco DFA Service Support
Workload Automation
Cisco DFA Deployment Requirements
Cisco Prime DCNM Release 7.0 and Cisco DFA

Module 12: Layer 3 Switching Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco NX-OS Forwarding Architecture
Cisco NX-OS Routing and Forwarding
Unicast and Multicast RIB and FIB
Lesson 2: Configuring Routing Protocols
Routing Protocol Configuration Overview
Configure Static Route
Configure OSPF
Configure EIGRP Configuation
Configure IS-IS
Configure BGP
Lesson 3: Describing and Configuring Route Policy Manager and PBR
Configure Route Policy Manager
Configure PBR
Lesson 4: Configuring Layer 3 Virtualization
Layer 3 Virtualization Overview
Lesson 5: Configuring FHRP Protocols
Configure HSRP
Configure VRRP
Configure GLBP
Lesson 6: Describing and Configuring BFD
BFD Overview
BFD on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Configure BFD
Lesson 7: Configuring Multicast
Configure Multicast

Module 13: MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing MPLS
Multiprotocol Label Switching Overview
Layer 3 Unicast VPN
Layer 2 VPN
MPLS Traffic Engineering
Lesson 2: Configuring MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches
MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Configure the MPLS Feature Set
Configure MPLS LDP
Lesson 3: Configuring MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
MPLS Layer 3 VPNs General Configuration Steps
Configure MPLS in the Core
Configure MPLS Layer 3 VPN Customers
Lesson 4: Configuring MPLS Layer 2 VPNs
MPLS Layer 2 VPN Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
MPLS Layer 2 VPNs General Configuration Steps
Configure the MPLS Layer 2 VPN Feature
Configuration Example: EoMPLS
Configuration Example: VPLS
Lesson 5: Configuring MPLS TE
Configure MPLS TE

Module 14: Cisco OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing Cisco OTV
Cisco OTV Overview
Cisco OTV Terminology
Cisco OTV Control Plane
Cisco OTV Data Plane
Cisco OTV Unicast-Only Transport Infrastructure
Cisco OTV Data Plane Encapsulation
Spanning Tree and Cisco OTV
Unknown Unicast and Cisco OTV
ARP Traffic Control
Multihoming
FHRP Isolation
Cisco OTV and QoS
Cisco OTV Fast Convergence
Lesson 2: Configuring Basic Cisco OTV
Cisco OTV Guidelines
Configure Basic Cisco OTV
Verify Cisco OTV
Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco OTV Advanced Features
Configure Cisco OTV Authentication
Configure FHRP Isolation
Configure a Dedicated Broadcast Group
Configure OTV VLAN Translation
Configure OTV Fast Convergence and Fast Failure Detection
Configure OTV Tunnel Depolarization with Secondary IP

Module 15: LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing LISP
Locator/ID Separation Protocol
LISP VM Mobility
LISP ESM Multihop Mobility
LISP VPN Virtualization
Lesson 2: Configuring LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
General LISP Configuration Steps
Configure LISP Infrastructure
Configure LISP Site Devices
Configure LISP Internetworking Devices
Configure LISP VM Mobility

Module 16: FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing FCoE
Fiber Channel over Ethernet
FCoE Requirements
Data Center Bridging
Fibre Channel Forwarder and Fibre Channel Bridge
FCoE Addressing Scheme
FCoE Initialization Protocol
FCoE Port Types
FCoE Design
Multihop FCoE Design
Lesson 2: Describing FCoE Support on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
FCoE Requirements
Storage VDC
Supported FCoE Ports
Lesson 3: Configuring FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
FCoE Configuration Steps
Licensing an FCoE Module
Enable FCoE
Create a Dedicated Storage VDC
Allocate Shared Interfaces
VSAN-to-VLAN Mapping
Create a Virtual Fibre Channel Interface
Verify a Virtual Interface
Configure Multihop FCoE
Configure a Virtual Fibre Channel Port Channel Interface
Configure the FC-MAP

Module 17: Security Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing and Configuring Security Features
Security Features
Integrated Intrusion Detection Security
Configure ACLs
Configure Port Security
Configure DHCP Snooping
Configure DAI
Configure IP Source Guard
Configure uRPF
Configure Traffic Storm Control
Configure CoPP
Lesson 2: Describing and Configuring Cisco TrustSec on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
Switches
Cisco TrustSec Overview
Cisco TrustSec on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Configure Cisco TrustSec

Module 18: QoS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing QoS in the Data Center
QoS in the Data Center
Diversity of Data Center Application Flows
Data Center QoS Requirements
Priority Flow Control
Priority-Based Bandwidth Management
DCBX Protocol
Lesson 2: Configuring QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Configure Queuing and Scheduling on M Series I/O Modules
Configure Network QoS, Queuing and Scheduling, and Priority Flow
Control on F Series Modules
Monitoring QoS Statistics

Module 19: Cisco ITD on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing Cisco ITD
Cisco ITD: Multiterabit Load Balancing with Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
Switches
Cisco ITD Deployment Models
Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco ITD
Configure Cisco ITD
Cisco ITD Verification
Lab Outline
Challenge 1: Cisco Nexus 7000 Platform Discovery
Management Connectivity
Validation
Interface Configuration
Layer 3 Connectivity
Checkpoints and Rollback
Challenge 2: Configuring User Management
Management Connectivity
AAA Server
AAA
Users and Roles
Challenge 3: Configuring System Management
Management Connectivity and Preparation
Cisco Fabric Services
Scheduler
Cisco Smart Call Home
Cisco DCNM
Challenge 4: Configuring Troubleshooting Features
Management Connectivity
RMON
EEM
SPAN
Challenge 5: Configuring Layer 2 Switching
Management Connectivity
Configure the Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch Interfaces
Configuring Layer 2 Interfaces and Rapid PVST+
Using STP Enhancements
Implementing and Verifying MST
Implementing and Verifying Q-in-Q Tunnels
Challenge 6: Configuring vPC
Management Connectivity and Preparation
vPC Domain
vPC Keepalive Link
vPC Peer Link
vPC Configuration and Optimization
FEX Configuration
Challenge 7: Configuring Cisco FabricPath
Management Connectivity and Preparation
Configure Cisco FabricPath and FabricPath Interfaces and VLANs
Configure the vPC+
Challenge 8: Troubleshooting vPCs and Cisco FabricPath
Troubleshooting Ticket TT1-vPC
Identify the Problem
Resolve the Problem
Troubleshooting Ticket TT2-FP
Identify the Problem
Resolve the Problem
Challenge 9: Configuring Layer 3 Switching
Management Connectivity and Preparation
Configuring VRF with Static Routing
Configuring VRFs with OSPFv2
Configuring VRFs and EIGRP
Configuring BGP
Challenge 10: Configuring FHRP (Optional)
Management Connectivity and Preparation
Configure HSRP
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
Gateway Load Balancing Protocol
Challenge 11: Configuring MPLS
Management Connectivity and Preparation
Configure Basic MPLS
Configure MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
Configure MPLS Traffic Engineering
Challenge 12: Configuring Cisco OTV
Management Connectivity and Preparation
Configuring Basic Cisco OTV
Configuring Advanced OTV
Challenge 13: Configuring LISP
Management Connectivity and Preparation
Configure LISP
Configure LISP VM Mobility
Challenge 14: Configuring FCoE
Management Connectivity and Preparation
Basic Configuration on the Cisco MDS Switch
Configuring FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch
Challenge 15: Configuring Security Features (Optional)
Management Connectivity and Preparation
Configuring ACLs
Configuring Port Security
Configuring Traffic Storm Control
Configuring 802.1ae Data Encryption
Challenge 16: Configuring QoS (Optional)
Management Connectivity and Preparation
Configuring Class Maps
Configuring Policy Maps
Configuring Service Policies

Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.


2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 6 Weeks

₵2,000.00
DCNX5K v3.1 - Configuring Cisco® Nexus 5000 Switches (CCNP Data Center)

DCNX5K v3.1 - Configuring Cisco® Nexus 5000 Switches Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version 3.1


Overview
Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches (DCNX5K) v3.1 is a 5-day ILT training program designed to serve the needs of systems and field engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders. This course covers the key components and procedures required to configure, manage, and troubleshoot these Cisco Nexus platforms.

A certification exam is not associated with this course, and Channel Partner deployment engineers will use this training as augmentation to the DCUFI course material to provide in-depth experience in implementing the Cisco Nexus family product features.

This is the third release of material covering the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender product families. The course focuses on the product hardware, its architecture, key features, and market differentiators, with extensive feature configuration and hands on labs.

Note: Students registering for this course will be receiving their course kit in a digital format. To be able to view your digital kit you will need to bring a laptop PC and/or a compatible iPad or Android tablet. The recommended system requirements and instructions to access the course kit content can be found at the following link: Digital Course Kit

Requirements and Instructions
Please be aware that this digital version is designed for online use, not for printing. You can print up to 10 pages only in each guide within a course. Please note that every time you click the Print button in the book, this counts as one page printed, whether or not you click OK in the Print dialog.

Objectives
After completing this course the student should be able to:
• Configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches.
Prerequisites
• Good understanding of networking protocols
oRecommended CCNA Certification
• Good understanding of the Fibre Channel Protocol and the SAN environment
oRecommended attendance of a Fibre Channel Protocol class or equivalent experience
oRecommended attendance of the Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS) class or equivalent experience
• During the course of instruction, the learner will be exposed to the configuration of advanced technologies, such as Fibre Channel, and FCoE, but will not be required to have experience with these technologies in order to successfully to complete the class.
• This course covers initial configuration of Fibre Channel, QoS, and FCoE on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches. For a deeper understanding in Fibre Channel, QoS and FCoE, students are encouraged to explore additional training in those technologies.

Who Should Attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:
• Network engineers, systems engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who sell, implement, and maintain Cisco Nexus products in the data center

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
• Network designers, network administrators, and network managers responsible for identifying and managing Cisco Nexus products in the data center

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
•      Cisco Nexus Data Center Product Overview
•      Summary
Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches
•      Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches
•      Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switch Features
•      Summary
Lesson 3: Describing Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches
•      Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches
•      Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switch Features
•      Summary
Lesson 4: Describing Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 Series Switches
•      Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switches
•      Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switch Features
•      Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switch System Architecture
•      Cisco Nexus 5600 Series Switches
•      Cisco Nexus 5600 Series Switch Features
•      Traffic Forwarding Paths
•      Summary
Lesson 5: Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
•      ToR and EoR Deployment Models
•      Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
•      Cisco Nexus 7000 with Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders Deployment
•      Cisco FEX Technology
•      Summary
Lesson 6: Module Summary
Lesson 7: Module Self-Check

Module 2: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Administration and Management
Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
•      Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
•      Cisco NX-OS High-Availability Features
•      Stateful and Stateless Process Restart
•      The Cisco NX-OS Software CLI
•      Licensing Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
•      Summary
Lesson 2: Configuring System Management Features
•      Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Management Methods and Features
•      Configure File System Management
•      Configure Cisco Fabric Services
•      Configure the PTP Server
•      Configure SNMP
•      Configure Checkpoints and Rollback
•      Configure Module Preprovisioning
•      Configure ISSU
•      Summary
Lesson 3: Configuring User Management
•      Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch User Management Features
•      Configure AAA
•      Configure RBAC
•      Configure SSH
•      Configure ACLs
•      Configure IEEE 802.1X
•      Summary
Lesson 4: Configuring Cisco Prime DCNM
•      Cisco Prime DCNM
•      Network Configuration Protocol
•      Summary
Lesson 5: Describing Administration and Management Troubleshooting Tools
•      Troubleshooting Strategies
•      Troubleshooting Tools
•      Configure System Message Logs
•      Ethanalyzer Tool
•      SPAN and RSPAN
•      Configure Cisco GOLD
•      Configure Cisco Smart Call Home
•      Summary
Lesson 6: Module Summary
Lesson 7: Module Self-Check

Module 3: Cisco NX-API and Python on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Using Cisco NX-API on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
•      Business Need for Network Programmability
•      Cisco NX-API Overview
•      XML and JSON
•      Cisco NX-API Requests and Responses
•      Developer Sandbox
•      Summary
Lesson 2: Using Python on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
•      Python API on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
•      Python Examples
•      Cisco NX-OS CLI Python Modes
•      Python Extensions
•      Python Scripting
•      Summary
Lesson 3: Module Summary
Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

Module 4: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch LAN Features
Lesson 1: Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
•      Configure Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
•      Configure Static Pinning
•      Configure Dynamic Pinning
•      Summary
Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
•      Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders: Common Issues
•      Troubleshoot Fabric Link Failure
•      Troubleshoot FEX Offline
•      Troubleshoot Host Port Offline
•      Summary
Lesson 3: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
•      Configure Ethernet Interfaces
•      Port Profiles
•      Access and Trunk Interfaces
•      Configure VLANs
•      Configure Spanning Tree Protocol
•      Configure DHCP Snooping
•      Dynamic ARP Inspection
•      IP Source Guard
•      Configure Traffic Storm Control
•      Summary
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
•      Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
•      MAC Address Table Troubleshooting
•      VLAN Troubleshooting
•      Troubleshoot STP Issues
•      Summary
Lesson 5: Describing vPC Technology and Enhanced vPC
•      Port Channels
•      Virtual Port Channels
•      vPC Building Blocks
•      vPC and Enhanced vPC Designs
•      vPC and ISSU
•      Summary
Lesson 6: Configuring vPCs and EvPCs
•      Configure vPCs
•      Configure Enhanced vPC
•      Summary
Lesson 7: Troubleshooting vPCs and EvPCs
•      Perform vPC Consistency Checks
•      Troubleshoot EvPC Deployments
•      Summary
Lesson 8: Describing Cisco Adapter-FEX and VM-FEX
•      Cisco Adapter-FEX
•      Cisco VM-FEX
•      Configure Cisco Adapter-FEX
•      Configure Cisco VM-FEX
•      Summary
Lesson 9: Cisco FabricPath
•      Cisco FabricPath
•      Cisco FabricPath Components
•      Cisco FabricPath Traffic Flows
•      Summary
Lesson 10: Configuring Cisco FabricPath
•      Configuring Cisco FabricPath
•      Summary
Lesson 11: Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
•      Common Cisco FabricPath Issues
•      Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
•      Summary
Lesson 12: Describing Cisco DFA
•      Cisco DFA Architecture
•      Optimized Networking
•      Virtual Fabrics
•      Fabric Management
•      Cisco DFA Service Support
•      Workload Automation
•      Cisco DFA Guidelines and Limitations
•      Summary
Lesson 13: Describing Cisco RISE
•      Cisco RISE Overview
•      Cisco RISE for Citrix NetScaler Appliances and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
•      Cisco RISE for with Cisco Prime NAM and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
•      Summary
Lesson 14: Describing Cisco ITD
•      Cisco ITD: Multiterabit Load Balancing with Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
•      Cisco ITD Deployment Models
•      Summary
Lesson 15: Configuring Cisco ITD
•      Configure Cisco ITD
•      Cisco ITD Verification
•      Summary
Lesson 16: Module Summary
Lesson 17: Module Self-Check

Module 5: VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing VXLAN Technology
•      Data Center Overlay Technologies
•      VXLAN Overview
•      VXLAN Data Plane Learning and Packet Flow
•      VXLAN Gateway Functions
•      VXLAN Design on Cisco Nexus Switches
•      Summary
Lesson 2: Configuring VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
•      VXLAN Support on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
•      VXLAN Configuration on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
•      VXLAN Configuration Steps
•      VXLAN and vPC Configuration
•      Monitoring VXLAN
•      Summary
Lesson 3: Module Summary
Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

Module 6: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch SAN Features
Lesson 1: Describing FCP
•      SAN Protocols
•      Fibre Channel
•      Fibre Channel Flow Control
•      Fibre Channel Domain Initialization
•      Fibre Channel Addressing
•      FSPF Protocol
•      Fibre Channel Login Procedures
•      Virtual Fabrics and Zoning
•      Summary
Lesson 2: Describing SAN Switching
•      Fibre Channel Interfaces
•      SAN Port Channels
•      Distributed Device Alias Service
•      Summary
Lesson 3: Configuring SAN Switching
•      Configure Fibre Channel Interfaces
•      Configure Domain Parameters
•      Configure and Manage VSANs
•      Configure ISLs
•      Configure SAN Port Channels
•      Configure the Device Alias
•      Configure and Manage Zoning
•      Summary
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting SAN Switching
•      Common SAN Issues
•      Troubleshoot Zoning
•      Troubleshoot SAN Port Channel
•      Troubleshoot VSANs
•      Summary
Lesson 5: Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
•      Cisco NPV Mode
•      N-Port ID Virtualization
•      Summary
Lesson 6: Configuring Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
•      Configure Cisco NPV Mode
•      Configure NPIV
•      Summary
Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
•      Common Cisco NPV and NPIV Issues
•      Troubleshoot Cisco NPV Mode
•      Troubleshooting NPIV Mode
•      Summary
Lesson 8: Module Summary
Lesson 9: Module Self-Check

Module 7: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Unified Fabric Features
Lesson 1: Describing Data Center Bridging Enhancements
•      Data Center Bridging
•      Priority Flow Control
•      Enhanced Transmission Selection
•      DCBX Protocol
•      Summary
Lesson 2: Describing the FCoE Protocol
•      FCoE Architecture
•      FCoE Emulated Node
•      FCoE Initialization Protocol
•      Multihop FCoE
•      FCoE, Port Channels, and vPCs
•      FCoE Adapters
•      Summary
Lesson 3: Configuring FCoE
•      Configure FCoE
•      FCoE VLANs and Virtual Interfaces
•      Summary
Lesson 4: Describing Dynamic FCoE with Cisco FabricPath
•      Dynamic FCoE with Cisco FabricPath
•      Configure Dynamic FCoE with Cisco FabricPath
•      Summary
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting FCoE
•      Common FCoE Issues
•      Troubleshooting FCoE
•      Summary
Lesson 6: Module Summary
Lesson 7: Module Self-Check

Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.


2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 6 Weeks

₵2,000.00
CAPPS v1.0 - Implementing Cisco® Collaboration Applications**Part of the CCNP Collaboration certification track** (CCNP Data Center)

CAPPS v1.0 - Implementing Cisco® Collaboration Applications**Part of the CCNP Collaboration certification track** 

(6 weeks)
Version 1.0


Overview
Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Applications (CAPPS) v1.0 prepares the learner for integrating Cisco Unity Connection, Cisco Unity Express, Cisco Unified IM and Presence, and video into a Collaboration deployment. It describes voice messaging deployment scenarios, Cisco Unified Presence features, and troubleshooting mechanisms as well as Cisco Unified IM and Presence and Cisco Jabber integration options with Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Note: Students registering for this course will be receiving their course kit in a digital format. To be able to view your digital kit you will need to bring a laptop PC and/or a compatible iPad or Android tablet, the recommended system requirements and instructions to access the course kit content can be found at the following link: Digital Course Kit Requirements and Instructions

Please also be aware that this digital version is designed for online use, not for printing. You can print up to 10 pages only in each guide within a course. Please note that every time you click the Print button in the book, this counts as one page printed, whether or not you click OK in the Print dialog.

Objective
Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
Implement Cisco Unity Connection in a Cisco Unified Communications deployment
Describe how to implement Cisco Unity Express in a Cisco Unified
Communications Express deployment
Implement Cisco Unified IM and Presence and Cisco Jabber Desktop and Mobile using BYOD
Integrate Cisco VCS and Cisco TMS into a Cisco Collaboration deployment

Prerequisites
The knowledge that you should have before attending this course should include the following:
Working knowledge of fundamental terms and concepts of computer networking, including LANs, WANs, switching and routing
Ability to configure and operate Cisco routers and switches and to enable VLANs and DHCP
Basics of digital interfaces, PSTN, and VoIP
Fundamental knowledge of converged voice and data networks and Cisco Unified Communications Manager deployments

Who Should Attend
The primary target audiences for the course are:
Network administrators and network engineers
CCNP Collaboration candidates

Secondary audiences are:
Systems engineers

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Unity Connection

Lesson 1: Designing and Deploying Cisco Unity Connection
Physical Server Choices for Cisco Collaboration System Applications
VMware vSphere ESXi Versions and Licensing
Physical and Virtual Architecture Comparison
Virtual Machine Encapsulation and Files
Typical Versus Custom Virtual Machine Creation
OVA Template for Cisco Unity Connection
Resizing Virtual Machine Resources
Shares and Reservations
Virtual Switch and NIC Teaming
Storage Overview
Sizing and Scaling Cisco Unity Connection Servers
Active-Active, High-Availability Deployment
Cisco Unity Connection Deployment Options
Traffic-Pattern Evaluation Example
Cisco Unity Connection Networking
HTTPS Networking
Voice Profile for Internet Mail
Cisco MediaSense Overview
Cisco MediaSense Virtualization and Platform Overlays
Video Compatibility Matrix and Network Topology
Design Guidelines for Video Greetings
Call Flows
Voice-Messaging Call Flows in SRST and AAR Mode

Lesson 2: Integrating Cisco Unity Connection with Cisco Unified Communications
Manager
Cisco Unity Connection Administration
Cisco Unified RTMT
Cisco Prime Licensing for Voice Messaging
Add Cisco Unity Connection in Cisco PLM
Cisco Unity Connection Integration Options
Cisco Unity Connection SCCP Integration
Cisco Unity Connection SIP Integration
Cisco Unity Connection Integration Troubleshooting Tools
On-Net and Off-Net Calls
Call Forward Options
Cisco Unity Connection Call Routing
Port Monitor
Default Call-Routing Behavior
Integration Considerations

Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco Unity Connection Users, Templates, and Class of Service
Cisco Unity Connection Class of Service
Cisco Unity Connection User Templates
User-Creation Options
Cisco Unity Connection User
Password Settings and Roles
User Transfer Rules
Greetings
TUI Experience
Alternate Extensions
Voice Mailbox
Mailbox Stores and Membership
Message Aging Policy and Mailbox Quotas
Private Distribution Lists
Notification Devices

Lesson 4: Configuring the Cisco Unity Connection System
Cisco Unity Connection System Settings Overview
General Settings vs. User Settings
General Configuration
Time Zone Usage
Cisco Unity Connection Distribution Lists
Cisco Unity Connection Authentication
Roles
Cisco Unity Connection Restriction Tables
Cisco Unity Connection LDAP Integration
Import of Users from LDAP Server
Phone Number Conversion
Search Base
LDAP Filter
Import of Users from Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Lesson 5: Implementing Cisco Unity Connection Dial Plan and Call Management
Cisco Unity Connection Dial Plan Components
Dial Plan Example
Cisco Unity Connection Call Handler Types
Call Handler Reachability
Auto-Attendant Example
Call Handler Templates
Call Handler Template Options
Caller Input
Default Call Handler Flow
Greeting Analysis
Caller Input Analysis
Operator Call Handler
Goodbye Call Handler
Directory Handler
Interview Handler

Lesson 6: Configuring Unified Messaging
Unified Messaging Terminology
Single Inbox High-Level Architecture
Single Inbox Functionality
Unified Messaging Benefits
Exchange Integration Options
Cisco Unity Connection Deployment Options
Security, Compliance, and Discoverability
Message Synchronization Architecture
Configure Integrated Messaging
Task List to Set Up Unified Messaging Single Inbox
Exchange Mailbox Moves
Backup and Restore of Mailboxes

Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Cisco Unity Connection
Troubleshooting Cisco Unity Connection
Reorder Tone
Call Forward to Cisco Unity Connection
Route Pattern Affecting Call Forward
Login Not Working
PIN Not Accepted
MWI Issues
MWI Status
Wrong Greeting
Time Schedule
Voice Messages
Call Handler Transfer Issues
Call Handler Issues
AAR and Cisco Unified SRST Issues
Cisco Unified RTMT
Cisco Unity Connection Performance Counters
Alert Properties
Reporting in Cisco Unity Connection
MWI Troubleshooting
Macro Traces

Lesson 8: Deploying Voice Mail Redundancy in Branch Offices
Introduction to Cisco Unity Connection SRSV
Specifications for Virtual Platform Overlay
Cisco Unity Connection SRSV Solution
Cisco Unity Connection SRSV Licensing
Limitations in Cisco Unity Connection SRSV Mode
SRSV Configuration Checklist for Branch Sites
Activate Cisco Unity Connection SRSV
DNS, Domains, and Self-Signed Certificates
Cisco Unity Connection SRSV Menu Overview
SRSV Configuration Checklist for Headquarters Site
Set Up Headquarters Cisco Unity Connection
Automatic Provisioning and Polling
Monitor the Provisioning and Polling Status
Replicate System Distribution List
Troubleshooting Issues in Provisioning

Module 2: Cisco Unity Express

Lesson 1: Designing and Deploying Cisco Unity Express
Cisco Unity Express
Cisco Services-Ready Engine
User Access
Cisco Unity Express Auto-Attendant
Schedules
Integrated Messaging
Distribution Lists
Notifications
Notification for Scheduled Backup
Cisco Unity Express Integration
Deployment Models
Voice Messaging System Comparison

Lesson 2: Integrating Cisco Unity Express with Cisco Unified Communications
Manager Express
Voicemail Integration on Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express
Service Module
Dial Peer Configuration
Voicemail Access for SCCP Phones
MWI for SIP-Controlled IP Phones
MWI Options
MWI Outcall
MWI Using SIP Notification Messages
MWI SIP for Ephone-dns
Transcoding
Connecting and Initiating Cisco Unity Express Module
Software Installation
Software Versions and Licenses
Configure SIP Triggers for Default Applications: Voicemail
Configure MWI Outcall Directory Numbers
Configure MWI Using SIP Notify

Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco Unity Express User Accounts and Features
System Settings
Authentication Rules
Subscribers
User Import
Mailboxes
Mailbox Defaults
Adding Mailboxes
Distribution Lists
Schedules and Holidays
Web Inbox
Message Notification
Privilege Levels
Cisco Unity Express VoiceView Express
Integrated Messaging

Lesson 4: Configuring Call Routing with Cisco Unity Express Auto-Attendant
Cisco Unity Express Auto-Attendant Overview
Cisco Unity Express Auto-Attendant Operation Example
Cisco Unity Express Auto-Attendant Features
Cisco Unity Express Windows Editor for Auto-Attendant Interactive Voice
Response Script Comparison
Cisco Unity Express Auto-Attendant Configuration Checklist
Prompts
Administration Via Telephone
Default System Scripts
Call Flow
Application Ports
Editor Express
Cisco Unity Express Windows Editor for Auto-Attendant Interactive Voice
Response Scripts
Scripts

Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Cisco Unity Express
Call Processing to Messaging System Call Flow
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express
Cisco Unity Express Troubleshooting
Logging
Cisco Unity Trace Tool
Using trace Commands via CLI
GUI Macro Feature
SIP Troubleshooting
SIP Call Flow
Troubleshooting SIP Issues
Troubleshooting MWI Issues
Troubleshooting Mailbox Issues
Interpreting TUI Sessions

Module 3: Cisco Unified IM and Presence Implementation

Lesson 1: Designing and Deploying Cisco Unified IM and Presence
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Presence Introduction
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Presence
Indicators for Speed-Dial Presence
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Call History Presence
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Subscribe CSS
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Presence Groups
Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence Introduction
Microsoft Integration
OVA Template for Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence
Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence Cluster
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Deployment Options
Service Discovery
Quality of Service
Cisco Jabber Port Usage
Enterprise Instant Messaging
Multicluster Deployment
Federated Deployment
Microsoft OCS Federation
Mapping of Presence Status
Federation Preparation

Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence
Components and Communication Flows
Cisco Jabber Information Flow in Deskphone Mode
Cisco Jabber Information Flow in Softphone Mode
Cisco Jabber in Phone-Only Mode
Cisco Jabber and Voicemail
Cisco Jabber and Conferencing
Integration with LDAP for Cisco Jabber
Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence, Active Directory, and
Exchange
Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence Architecture
Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence Cluster
Cisco Jabber Login Flow
Access for Cisco Jabber without VPN

Lesson 3: Integrating Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence
Set Up Cisco Unified Communications Manager for Presence
Checklist for Cisco Unified Communications Manager Setup
Cisco Jabber UC Services
Implementing Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence
Checklist for Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence Setup
Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence Services
Cisco Jabber Service Discovery
Service Discovery: Domain
Service Discovery: Operating Mode
Cisco UDS SRV Record
SRV Records
DNS SRV Record Priorities and Weights
Troubleshoot DNS SRV Entries
Methods of Installation
Create a Custom Installer

Lesson 4: Configuring Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence Features
and Implementing Cisco Jabber
Cisco Jabber in Phone-Only Mode
Configure Cisco Jabber in Softphone Mode
Legacy Client Settings
Cisco Jabber UC Services
Upload Jabber-Config File to TFTP Server
Visual Voicemail Interface for Cisco Jabber
Cisco Jabber in Softphone Mode
Cisco Jabber Account Options
Connection Status
LDAP Profile Test
Voicemail Profile Test
Enable End Users and Devices for CTI
Cisco Jabber in Deskphone Mode

Lesson 5: Configuring Cisco Jabber Mobile and Integrating Directory Servers
Cisco Jabber Framework Alignment
Configuration URL
Legacy Client Settings
Video Features
Dial-via-Office Reverse Calling
Low-Bandwidth Mode
URL Handlers
Secure Cisco Jabber on Mobile
Add Cisco Jabber in Cisco Unified Communications Manager
Cisco Jabber User Configuration XML File
Cisco Jabber Configuration Sources
Cisco Jabber Contact Sources
Contact Lookup
Cisco UDS Directory Access
Photo Support

Lesson 6: Verifying and Troubleshooting Tools for Cisco Unified IM and Presence
Components
System Dashboard
Cisco Unified IM and Presence Reporting
Presence Viewer
System Troubleshooter
Cisco Jabber Connection Status
Troubleshoot Common Cisco Jabber Issues
Cisco Unified IP Phone Cannot Be Selected
In Softphone Mode, Telephony Is Not Possible
Users Are Not Shown as On the Phone During an Active Call
End User Cannot Log into Cisco Jabber
Search for Contacts Returns No Results
End User Cannot Control the Cisco Unified IP Phone 9971
Trace Filter Settings
Troubleshoot SIP Integration

Module 4: Video Provisioning and Integration in a Unified Communications Deployment

Lesson 1: Deploying Cisco Collaboration Systems Applications with Cisco Prime
Collaboration
Cisco Prime Collaboration Overview
Complete Lifecycle Management
Cisco Prime Collaboration Standard and Advanced
Automated System Provisioning
Domains, Service Areas, and Subscriber Types: Example
Administration Levels
LDAP Import
Subscriber Roles
Deployment Aspects in Cisco Prime Collaboration
Day-1 Services Infrastructure
Day-2 Services
Single Provisioning Interface
Multilanguage Support
Dashboard
Cisco Prime Telephone Self-Care

Lesson 2: Describing Video Infrastructure
Collaboration Infrastructure
Architectural Evolution
Combined Model and Methods
Cisco Prime Collaboration Manager
High-Level Function of Collaboration Infrastructure
Dual Approach
Cisco TelePresence VCS Characteristics
Cisco VCS Cluster Size
Call Control Terminology
Connecting Cisco Unified Communications Manager and VCS Clusters
Dial Plans
Conferencing
Multiparty Conferencing
Cisco TelePresence Conductor
Cisco Jabber Video for TelePresence (Movi)
DNS SRV Records
Automated Provisioning with Cisco VCS and TMS
Portfolio Simplification

Lesson 3: Describing Cisco TMS
Cisco TMS Introduction
Business Needs for Cisco TMS
Cisco TMS Platform Overview
Cisco TMS Overview
Endpoint and Infrastructure Support
Cisco TMS Scale and Management
Cisco TMS Conference Call Routing
Cisco TMS Conference Port Reservation
Call Launch Options
Calendaring Options
Cisco TelePresence Conductor Support
Recommended Cisco TMS Scheduling Deployment Mode
Adding Cisco VCS Endpoints to Cisco Unified Communications Manager
Integration of Cisco TMSXE with Microsoft Exchange
Cisco TMS Provisioning Extension

Lab Outline

Hardware Lab 1: Integrating Cisco Unity Connection with Cisco Unified Communications
Manager
Integrate Cisco Unity Connection with Cisco PLM
Configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager for an SCCP Integration
Configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager for a SIP Integration
Discover Call Routing in Cisco Unity Connection
Configure Call Forward Based on Call Classification
Back Up Cisco Unity Connection

Hardware Lab 2: Configuring Cisco Unity Connection Users
Modularize and Automate User Creation
Access User Pages and Web Inbox
Manage User Greetings
Message Notification
Mailbox Quotas and Message Aging
Distribution Lists
Configure Video Greeting

Hardware Lab 3: Configuring Cisco Unity Connection System Settings
Set Up the System
Integrate Cisco Unity Connection with the LDAP Server
Import Users from the Cisco Unified Communications Manager
Test Voice Messaging Behavior

Hardware Lab 4: Implementing Cisco Unity Connection Call Management
Create a Dial Plan and Set Up Site-Specific Directory Handler
Create an Interview Call Handler
Configure a New Auto-Attendant

Hardware Lab 5: Configuring Cisco Unified Messaging
Enable Integrated Messaging
Configure Unified Messaging
Secure Messaging

Hardware Lab 6: Troubleshooting Cisco Unity Connection (Optional)
Trace MWI Issues
Monitor a SIP Call Flow

Hardware Lab 7: Integrating Cisco Unity Express with Cisco Unified Communications
Manager Express
Set Up Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express
Set Up Cisco Unity Express
Enable Automated Backup

Hardware Lab 8: Configuring Cisco Unity Express System Settings and Users
Adjust the System Settings and Control the Access Privileges
Configure Users, Mailboxes, and Other Settings
Enable Additional User Features

Hardware Lab 9: Implementing Call Routing with Cisco Unity Express Auto-Attendant
Enable Cisco Unity Connection Auto-Attendant
Configure the Auto-Attendant Script to Use Business Hours and Holiday Schedules
Create a Script with Editor Express
Review and Modify a Script with the Script Editor (Optional)

Hardware Lab 10: Troubleshooting Cisco Unity Express (Optional)
Debug a SIP Call Flow on Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express
Trace an MWI Issue on Cisco Unity Express
Troubleshooting User TUI Input

Hardware Lab 11: Integrate Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence with Cisco
Unified Communications Manager
Set Up Cisco Unified Communications Manager for Presence Integration
Set Up Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence
Configure Service Discovery
Install Cisco Jabber

Hardware Lab 12: Configure Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence Features
and Implement Cisco Jabber
Configure Cisco Jabber in Phone-Only Mode
Set Up Cisco Jabber in Full UC Mode
Use Jabber Config File Generator to Enable Features
Enable Voice Messaging in Cisco Jabber
Use RTMT to View Performance Counters
Configure LDAP and UDS Directory Access

Hardware Lab 13: Configure Cisco Jabber Mobile and Integrate Directory Servers
(Optional)
Photo Retrieval in Cisco Jabber

Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.


2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 6 Weeks

₵2,500.00
DCVAI v6.2 - Implementing Cisco® Data Center Virtualization and Automation v6.0 **Part of the CCNP Data Center certification track** (CCNP Data Center)

DCVAI v6.2 - Implementing Cisco® Data Center Virtualization and Automation v6.0 **Part of the CCNP Data Center certification track**

(6 weeks)
Version 6.0


Overview
Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.0 is a 6 weeks instructor-led course that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is on the implementation and deployment automation of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Nexus switches. The course provides rich, hands-on experience in building a data center solution based on Cisco ACI. Learners are introduced to the automation capabilities offered by Python and RESTful APIs in combination with Cisco ACI and Cisco Nexus switches.

Objectives
After completion of this course, students will be able to...
Implement infrastructure virtualization solutions, such as VDC, VRFs, Cisco Nexus 1000v, and Cisco AVS
Identify programmability methods and program Cisco Nexus switches using XML, Python, and NXAPI
Implement a Cisco ACI solution that provides fabric connectivity to bare-metal hosts, virtual machines, and external Layer 2 and Layer 3 domains
Integrate Cisco ACI with virtual machine managers, such as VMware vCenter
Enforce application policies in intra- and intertenant scenarios
Deploy Cisco AVS and microsegmentation
Program Cisco ACI using Python, RESTful APIs, and Arya
Orchestrate Cisco ACI using the Cisco UCS Director
Insert L4-L7 services into the Cisco ACI fabric
Monitor Cisco ACI deployment using atomic counters and other monitoring tools.

Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the State's Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire.

Prerequisites
To fully benefit from this course, students should be able to do the following:
Describe data center networking concepts
Describe data center storage concepts
Describe data center virtualization

Who Should Attend
Systems and field engineers
Consulting systems engineers
Technical solutions architects
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
Project managers

Course Outline

Module 1: Infrastructure Virtualization Implementation
Lesson 1: Configuring Logical Device Separation
Lesson 2: Configuring Virtual Switching Technologies

Module 2: NX-OS Configuration Automation
Lesson 1: Implementing Configuration Programmability
Lesson 2: Implementing Configuration Profiles
Lesson 3: Using Scripting Tools

Module 3: Application-Centric Infrastructure
Lesson 1: Describing Cisco ACI Fabric
Lesson 2: Describing Management
Lesson 3: Describing Cisco ACI Fabric Access Policies

Module 4: ACI Constructs
Lesson 1: Describing Tenant-Based Policies
Lesson 2: Describing VMM Domain Integration
Lesson 3: Describing Contracts Within an Application Profile

Module 5: Application-Centric Infrastructure Monitoring and Programmability
Lesson 1: Configuring Monitoring
Lesson 2: Configuring Security Domains and Role Mapping
Lesson 3: Describing Cisco ACI Programmability

Module 6: Cisco ACI Enhanced Features
Lesson 1: Implementing Inter-Tenant Communication
Lesson 2: Describing vPC
Lesson 3: Deploying Cisco AVS

Module 7: Application-Centric Infrastructure Networking
Lesson 1: Describing Packet Flow Internal to the ACI Fabric
Lesson 2: Describing External Layer 3 Network Integration
Lesson 3: Describing External Layer 2 Network Integration
Lesson 4: Configuring Service Insertion and Redirection

LABS:
Guided Lab 1: Implement Cisco NX-OS Configuration Automation
Guided Lab 2: Discover and Initialize the ACI Fabric
Guided Lab 3: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for Bare-Metal Hosts
Guided Lab 4: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for VMs
Guided Lab 5: Implement Application Policies
Guided Lab 6: Monitor Traffic with Atomic Counters
Guided Lab 7: Implement Inter-Tenant Connectivity
Guided Lab 8: Program Cisco APIC Using Python and Arya
Guided Lab 9: Implement vPC to Hypervisors
Guided Lab 10: Deploy Cisco AVS and Microsegmentation
Guided Lab 11: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 3 Networks
Guided Lab 12: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 2 Networks
Guided Lab 13: Provision Cisco ACI Using Cisco UCS Director
Guided Lab 14: Deploy Service Graph ASA NGFW

Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.


2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 6 Weeks

₵2,500.00
DCUCI v6.2 - Implementing Cisco® Data Center Unified Computing **Part of the CCNP Data Center certification track** (CCNP Data Center)

DCUCI v6.2 - Implementing Cisco® Data Center Unified Computing **Part of the CCNP Data Center certification track**
(6 weeks)
Version 6.0


Overview
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.0 is a 6 weeks instructor-led course that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP® Data Center certification and for professionallevel
data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is on deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and UCS C-Series Rack Servers for use in data
centers. The extensively hands-on course covers configuring and managing Cisco UCS servers using unified I/O networking for LAN and SAN connectivity, virtualizing server hardware identifiers to enable rapid
recovery of server operating system images, automating UCS deployments using UCS Central Software and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) Supervisor, configuring fault tolerance, implementing rolebased
access control (RBAC), backing up and restoring system configurations, and using the monitoring and troubleshooting tools in Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco IMC.

Objectives
Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
Install the UCS B-Series system out of the box and deploy service profiles using pooled identities and service profile templates
Configure the UCS B-Series system for deployments using iSCSI and configure B- and C-Series systems for deployments using Fibre Channel for regular data access and booting
Configure and implement security mechanisms such as RBAC with Organizations and Locales, LDAP integration, trusted points, and key rings
Configure and implement monitoring with syslog and Call Home
Manage UCS Manager domains with UCS Central, manage multiple C-Series servers with Cisco IMC
Supervisor, and interact with the UCS Manager XML API

Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the State's Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire.

Prerequisites
This topic lists the skill, knowledge, and attitudes that learners must possess to benefit fully from the course.
It includes recommended Cisco learning offerings that the learner may complete to benefit fully from this course.

Recommended Prerequisite Skills
Students considered for this training should have attended the following classes or obtained equivalent level of knowledge:
• Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0
• Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0
• Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) or Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)
• Implementing Cisco Storage Network Solutions (ICSNS)

The knowledge, skills, and attitudes that a learner is expected to have before attending this course are as follows:
• Understanding of server system design and architecture
• Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
• Familiarity with SANs
• Familiarity with Fibre Channel protocol
• Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center Architecture
• Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (such as VMware)

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation
Objective: Implement Cisco Unified Computing System

Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors
Objective: Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors
Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Unified Computing System Connectivity
Objective: Describe Cisco Unified Computing System Connectivity
Lesson 3: Configuring Identity Abstraction
Objective: Configuring Identity Abstraction
Lesson 4: Configuring Service Profile Templates
Objective: Configuring Service Profile Templates

Module 2: SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System
Objective: Implement SAN Storage for Cisco Unified Computing System

Lesson 1: Implementing iSCSI
Objective: Implement iSCSI
Lesson 2: Implementing Fibre Channel Port Channels
Objective: Implementing Fibre Channel Port Channels
Lesson 3: Implementing FCoE
Objective: Implement FCoE

Module 3: Security Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System
Objective: Implement Security for Cisco Unified Computing System

Lesson 1: Implementing Role-Based Access Control
Objective: Implementing role-based access control
Lesson 2: Implementing External Authentication Providers
Objective: Implementing External Authentication Providers
Lesson 3: Implementing Key Management
Objective: Implementing Key Management

Module 4: Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified Computing System
Objective: Perform updates of UCS firmware, back up and restore the system configuration and state, and implement monitoring with Syslog and CallHome

Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware Updates
Objective: Implementing UCS Firmware Updates
Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco UCS Backups
Objective: Implementing UCS Backups
Lesson 3: Implementing Monitoring
Objective: Implementing Monitoring

Module 5: Cisco Unified Computing System Automation
Objective: Implement Automation for Cisco Unified Computing System

Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco UCS Central
Objective: Deploy Cisco UCS Central and use it to add an UCS Manager domain to UCS Central, manage resources centrally, and create all required pools and templates to deploy a service profile with UCS Central
Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco UCS Director
Objective: Implementing Cisco UCS Director
Lesson 3: Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager
Objective: Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager

Labs:
Guided Lab 1: Access the Remote Lab Environment
Guided Lab 2: Provision Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect
Guided Lab 3: Configure Server and Uplink Ports
Guided Lab 4: Configure VLANs
Guided Lab 5: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Hardware Identities
Guided Lab 6: Configure Basic Identity Pools
Guided Lab 7: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools
Guided Lab 8: Configure a Service Profile Template
Guided Lab 9: Configure an iSCSI Service Profile
Guided Lab 10: Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases
Guided Lab 11: Configure Zoning
Guided Lab 12: Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
Guided Lab 13: Configure Unified Ports on UCS Fabric Interconnects
Guided Lab 14: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS C-Series Servers from SAN LUN
Guided Lab 15: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS B-Series Servers from SAN LUN
Guided Lab 16: Configure Organizations and Locales
Guided Lab 17: Configure Job-Specific Roles
Guided Lab 18: Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users with Microsoft Active Directory
Guided Lab 19: Configure a Trusted Point and KeyRing in Cisco UCS Manager
Guided Lab 20: Perform Backup and Restore Activities
Guided Lab 21: Implement Syslog
Guided Lab 22: Deploy and Use Cisco UCS Central
Guided Lab 23: Deploy and Use Cisco IMC Supervisor
Guided Lab 24: Configure Cisco UCS Manager with XML API and Cisco UCS PowerTools

Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.


2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 6 Weeks

₵2,500.00
DCIT v6.2 - Troubleshooting Cisco® Data Center Infrastructure **Part of the CCNP Data Center certification track** (CCNP Data Center)

DCIT v6.2 - Troubleshooting Cisco® Data Center Infrastructure **Part of the CCNP Data Center certification track**

(6 weeks)
Version 6.0


Overview
The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) v6.0 is a 6 weeks instructor-led course that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is troubleshooting of LAN, SAN, Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

The course provides rich, hands-on experience in resolving problems on Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus switches, Cisco fabric extenders (FEXs), Cisco UCS, and Cisco ACI.

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

Troubleshoot Layer 2 technologies, such as STP, port channels, vPC, Cisco FabricPath, and FEX
Troubleshoot first-hop redundancy, routing, and CFS in the data center
Troubleshoot virtualization solutions, such as OTV, VRF, and VXLAN
Troubleshoot storage area networks, including Fibre Channel, FCoE, zoning, NPV, and NPIV
Troubleshoot data center unified computing

Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the State's Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire.

Prerequisites
The knowledge, skills, and attitudes that a learner is expected to have before attending this course are as follows:
Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0
Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0
Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) v6.0
Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.0
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.0

Course Outline

Module 1: Troubleshooting the Data Center LAN Network
Objective: Troubleshoot the data center LAN network

Lesson 1: Overview of the Troubleshooting Process
Lesson 2: Understanding CLI Troubleshooting Tools
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting VLANs and Private VLANs
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Cisco OTV
Lesson 7: Troubleshooting VXLAN
Lesson 8: Troubleshooting Platform-Specific Issues

Module 2: Troubleshooting Data Center SAN
Objective: Identify and resolve issues related to SAN Switching in the Cisco Data Center architecture

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces
Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Fabric Service
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting NPV Mode
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting FCoE
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting DCBX

Module 3: Troubleshooting Data Center Unified Computing
Objective: Describe the UCS B-series and C-series architecture, its installation and configuration, and the process and tools for troubleshooting

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Architecture and Initialization
Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Operation
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware
Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Architecture and Configuration
Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Hardware and Firmware
Lesson 8: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
Lesson 9: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series and Cisco UCS Manager Integration

Module 4: Troubleshooting Data Center ACI
Objective: Troubleshoot Data Center ACI

Lesson 1: Exploring the Tools and Methodology of Troubleshooting

Lab Outline
Guided Lab 1: Document the Network Baseline
Guided Lab 2: Troubleshoot LAN—RSTP
Guided Lab 3: Troubleshoot LAN—LACP
Guided Lab 4: Troubleshoot LAN—vPC
Guided Lab 5: Troubleshoot LAN—FabricPath
Guided Lab 6: Troubleshoot LAN—OTV
Guided Lab 7: Troubleshoot LAN—OSPF
Guided Lab 8: Troubleshoot LAN—FHRP
Guided Lab 9: Troubleshoot LAN—VRF
Guided Lab 10: Troubleshoot LAN—VXLAN
Guided Lab 11: Troubleshoot LAN—CFS
Guided Lab 12: Troubleshoot LAN—FEX
Guided Lab 13: Troubleshoot SAN—FC Interfaces
Guided Lab 14: Troubleshoot SAN—FC VSANs, Zones, and Domain Services
Guided Lab 15: Troubleshoot SAN—NPV Mode
Guided Lab 16: Troubleshoot SAN—FCoE
Guided Lab 17: Troubleshoot SAN—DCB
Guided Lab 18: Troubleshoot Compute—Cisco UCS Management and Service Profile Deployment
Guided Lab 19: Troubleshoot Compute—Cisco UCS B-Series Server Boot from SAN
Guided Lab 20: Troubleshoot Compute—LAN Connectivity, Part 1
Guided Lab 21: Troubleshoot Compute—LAN Connectivity, Part 2
Guided Lab 22: Troubleshoot Compute—Failover Connectivity, Part 1
Guided Lab 23: Troubleshoot Compute—Failover Connectivity, Part 2
Guided Lab 24: Troubleshoot Compute—Cisco UCS C-Series Server Boot from SAN
Guided Lab 25: Troubleshoot Compute—Network Connectivity
Guided Lab 26: Troubleshoot ACI—Bare Metal Hosts
Guided Lab 27: Troubleshoot ACI—VMM
Guided Lab 28: Troubleshoot ACI—Contracts
Guided Lab 29: Troubleshoot ACI—External Layer 3
Guided Lab 30: Troubleshoot ACI—External Layer 2

Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.


2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 6 Weeks

₵2,500.00
DCII v6.2 - Implementing Cisco® Data Center Infrastructure **Part of the CCNP Data Center certification track** (CCNP Data Center)

DCII v6.2 - Implementing Cisco® Data Center Infrastructure **Part of the CCNP Data Center certification track**

(6 weeks)
Version 6.0


Overview
Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) v6.0 is a 6 weeks instructor-led course that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP® Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is implementation of LAN, SAN, and Data Center Unified Fabric using Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus switches, and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders (FEXs). The course provides rich, hands-on experience of implementing Cisco data center infrastructure.

Objectives
Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
• Configure RSTP, MST, and port channels and implement Cisco FabricPath, OTV, VXLAN, and LISP
• Configure first-hop redundancy, routing, and multicast in the data center
• Configure user management and implement system security features on Nexus switches
• Perform basic Fibre Channel configuration, manage Fibre Channel domains, and implement Fibre Channel port security and binding
• Configure FCoE
• Configure distributed device aliases, zoning, NPV, and FCIP
• Configure system management and infrastructure monitoring

Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the State's Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire.

Prerequisites
This topic lists the skill, knowledge, and attitudes that learners must possess to benefit fully from the course. It includes recommended Cisco learning offerings that the learner may complete to benefit fully from this course.
Recommended Prerequisite Skills
• Students considered for this training should have attended the following classes or obtained equivalent level of knowledge:
− Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0
− Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0
− Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) or Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)

The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course:
• Describe data center networking concepts
• Describe data center storage concepts
• Describe data center virtualization
• Describe Cisco Unified Computing System
• Describe data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco ACI and UCS Director
• Identify products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and MDS families
• Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs, including switching and routing

Course Outline

Module 1: Data Center Protocols
Objective: Configure RSTP and MST, configure port channels, implement Cisco FabricPath, OTV, VXLAN, and LISP
Lesson 1: Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol
Objective: Configure Rapid PVST+, MST and STP extensions
Lesson 2: Configuring Port Channels
Objective: Configure port channels and virtual port channels
Lesson 3: Configuring Fabric Extenders
Objective: Configure FEX in static, dynamic, and enhanced vPC setup
Lesson 4: Implementing Cisco FabricPath
Objective: Implement FabricPath and and describe DFA
Lesson 5: Understanding Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization
Objective: Configure OTV
Lesson 6: Implementing VXLAN
Objective: Configure VXLAN
Lesson 7: Implementing LISP
Objective: Describe LISP

Module 2: Layer 3 Switching Features in the Data Center
Objective: Configure first-hop redundancy, routing, and multicast in data center
Lesson 1: Configuring First-Hop Redundancy
Objective: Configure first hop redundancy protocols
Lesson 2: Configuring Routing
Objective: configure routing on a Nexus switch
Lesson 3: Configuring IP Multicast
Objective: Implement multicast functionality in a Cisco Data Center Network Architecture

Module 3: Data Center Infrastructure Security
Objective: Configure user management and implement system security features on Nexus switches
Lesson 1: Configuring User Management
Objective: Manage user accounts, SSH, and AAA on NX-OS
Lesson 2: Configuring System Security Features
Objective: Describe and configure system security features

Module 4: Data Center Infrastructure Storage Fabric
Objective: Perform basic fibre channel configuration, manage Fibre Channel domains, and implement Fibre Channel port security and binding
Lesson 1: Basic Fibre Channel Configuration
Objective: Perform basic Fibre Channel configuration
Lesson 2: Managing Domains
Objective: Manage FC domains
Lesson 3: Implementing Port Security and Fabric Binding
Objective: Configure port security and fabric binding

Module 5: FCoE Unified Fabric
Objective: Configure FCoE
Lesson 1: Describing FCoE
Objective: Describe FCoE
Lesson 2: Implementing FCoE
Objective: Configure FCoE

Module 6: Data Center Infrastructure Storage Services
Objective: Configure distributed device aliases, zoning, NPV, and FCIP
Lesson 1: Configuring Distributed Device Aliases
Objective: Describe and configure device aliases
Lesson 2: Implementing Zoning
Objective: Describe and configure Zoning
Lesson 3: Configuring NPIV and NPV
Objective: Configure NPIV and NPV
Lesson 4: Configuring Fibre Channel Over IP
Objective: Describe and configure FCIP

Module 7: Data Center Infrastructure Maintenance, Management, and Operations
Objective: Configure system management and infrastructure monitoring
Lesson 1: Configuring System Management
Objective: Configure system management
Lesson 2: Configuring Infrastructure Monitoring
Objective: Configure infrastructure monitoring and programmability

Labs:
Guided Lab 1: Configure Layer 2 Switching
Guided Lab 2: Configure Port Channels
Guided Lab 3: Configure FEX
Guided Lab 4: Configure Cisco FabricPath
Guided Lab 5: Configure OTV
Guided Lab 6: Configure VXLAN
Guided Lab 7: Configure VRRP
Guided Lab 8: Configure OSPF
Guided Lab 9: Configure User Management Security Features
Guided Lab 10: Configure System Security Features
Guided Lab 11: Configure Fibre Channel
Guided Lab 12: Manage Domains and Configure Persistent FCIDs
Guided Lab 13: Configure Fabric Binding and Port Security
Guided Lab 14: Configure FCoE
Guided Lab 15: Configure Device Aliases
Guided Lab 16: Configure Zoning
Guided Lab 17: Configure NPV
Guided Lab 18: Configure System Management
Guided Lab 19: Implement Infrastructure Monitoring

Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.


2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 6 Weeks

₵2,500.00
DCID v7.0 - Designing Cisco® Data Center Infrastructure **Part of the CCNP Data Center certification track** (CCNP Data Center)

DCID v7.0 - Designing Cisco® Data Center Infrastructure **Part of the CCNP Data Center certification track**

(6 weeks)
Version 6.0


Overview
Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID) v6.0 is a 6 weeks instructor-led course that focuses on data center design based on Cisco solutions. The course includes theoretical content, as well as design-oriented case studies that are in the form of testlets. The course is designed to help students prepare for Cisco CCNP® Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles.

The course includes information on designing data centers with Cisco components and technologies. It covers network designs with virtualization, Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies and routing protocols, and data center interconnect design options. Also covered are device virtualization technologies such as virtual data centers and network function virtualization with virtual appliances, including virtual switches, virtual routers, and virtual firewalls. Storage and SAN design is covered, with explanation of Fibre Channel networks and Cisco Unified Fabric.

Design practices for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) solution based on Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers and Cisco UCS Manager are covered. Network management technologies include UCS Manager, Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager, and Cisco UCS Director.

Note: Students registering for this course will be receiving their course kit in a digital format.

Requirements and Instructions
Please also be aware that this digital version is designed for online use, not for printing. You can print up to 10 pages only in each guide within a course. Please note that every time you click the Print button in the book, this counts as one page printed, whether or not you click OK in the Print dialog.

Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the State's Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire.

Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
Describe Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 forwarding in a data center, including cabling and rack design for the access, aggregation, and core layers
Design vPC, Cisco FabricPath, OTV, and LISP in customer scenarios and describe management options in the LAN
Describe hardware virtualization and FEX technologies, compare the Cisco Nexus 1000v with VM-FEX designs, discuss data center security threats and Cisco Virtual Application Container Services for IaaS, and describe management and automation options for the data center infrastructure
Describe storage and RAID options, describe the Fibre Channel concept and architecture, and design Fibre Channel and FCoE networks, along with management options
Describe the UCS C-Series, M-Series, and B-Series servers, with connectivity and adapter options. For the UCS B-Series deployment, you will be able to describe the blade chassis, I/O modules, and fabric interconnects, with a focus on southbound and northbound connectivity and oversubscription. Compare the EHV and NPV network operations modes. Explain and distinguish among the different system integrated stack solutions and the management options for the UCS domains
Design the resource parameters for a UCS domain, starting with the setup and IP concepts, RBAC, and integration with authentication servers. Design the resource pools and policies used in UCS service profiles and templates

Prerequisites
Students considered for this training should have attended the following classes or obtained equivalent level of knowledge:
Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0
Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0
Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) v6.0
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.0
Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.0

The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course:
Implement data center networking (LAN and SAN)
Describe data center storage
Implement data center virtualization
Implement Cisco Unified Computing System
Implement data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco ACI and UCS Director
Describe products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and MDS families

Who Should Attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:
Network Designer
Network Administrator
Network Engineer
Systems Engineer
Consulting Systems Engineer
Technical Solutions Architect
Cisco Integrators/Partners

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
Server Administrator
Network Manager

The tertiary audience for this course is as follows:
Storage Administrator
Program Manager
Project Manager

Course Outline

Module 1: Data Center Network Connectivity Design

Lesson 1: Describing High Availability on Layer 2
Error Detection
UDLD Configuration
High Availability on Layer 2
RSTP and MSTP
Layer 2 Protocols and Layer 2 Fabrics
Layer 2 Scalability Limitations
Layer 2 Newer Scaling Technologies
Virtual Port Channels
vPC Use Cases
Cisco FabricPath
Cisco FabricPath Simplicity and Usability in the Data Center
Cisco FabricPath Technology, Architecture, and CE
Conversational MAC Learning and IS-IS
Multidestination Trees and Data Encapsulation
Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links
Layer 2 Technologies in the Data Center
Challenge
Activity: Design Virtual Port Channels
Activity: Design FabricPath

Lesson 2: Describing Layer 3 Forwarding
Layer 2 Error Detection
High Availability on Layer 3
Comparing First Hop Redundancy Protocols
Hot Standby Router Protocol
HSRP Within the Data Center
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
Gateway Load Balancing Protocol
IPv6 in Data Centers
Routing Protocols in Data Center Networks
Routing Design and Policy Based Routing
Routing Protocol Security
Neighbor Authentication
Control Plane Policing and Protection
Routing Protocols High Availability
Centralized and Distributed Forwarding
Layer 3 Technologies Within Data Centers
Challenge
Activity: Design FHRP
Activity: Design Routing Protocols

Lesson 3: Designing Data Center Topologies
Data Center Traffic Flows
Cabling Challenges
Direct-Connect vs. Distributed Cabling
EoR vs. MoR vs. ToR
ToR with Cisco Nexus 2000 Series FEX
Data Center Access: vPC
Data Center Access: FEX
Data Center Access: Unified Fabric
Data Center Aggregation: Services
Data Center Aggregation: Unified Fabric
Data Center Aggregation: IP-Based Storage
Data Center Core: Layer 3
Data Center Core: Layer 2
Data Center Core: Collapsed Core with VDCs
Need for Spine-Leaf Architecture
Spine-Leaf Architecture Overview
Migration to Spine-Leaf Fabric
Challenge

Lesson 4: Designing Data Center Interconnects with Cisco OTV
Cisco OTV Overview
Cisco OTV Components
Cisco OTV Control Plane
Cisco OTV Control Plane Using Multicast
Cisco OTV Control Plane Using Unicast
Cisco OTV Data Plane
Failure Isolation: STP
Failure Isolation: Unicast Storms
Failure Isolation: ARP Traffic
Cisco OTV Multi-Homing
Cisco OTV Mobility
Cisco OTV Scalability
Cisco OTV Path Optimization: Egress Routing
Cisco OTV Path Optimization: Ingress Routing
Cisco OTV VLAN Translation Feature
FabricPath and VXLAN vs. Cisco OTV as the DCI
Cisco OTV Support
Challenge
Activity: Design Data Center Interconnect Using Cisco OTV

Lesson 5: Designing a LISP Solution
LISP Overview
LISP Terms and Components
LISP Packet Flow
LISP Control Plane
Use Case: LISP Host Mobility Overview
LISP Host Mobility Deployment Models
Use Case: Multi-Tenant Environments
Use Case: IPv6 Enablement
Cisco Nexus 7000 as a Platform for LISP
Challenge

Module 2: Data Center Infrastructure Design

Lesson 1: Describing Hardware and Device Virtualization
Hardware High Availability and Redundancy
Device-Based Network Virtualization
VLAN and VRF Principle
VDC Architecture
VDC Use Case
Network Virtualization
Server Hardware
Universally Unique Identifiers
World Wide Name
Service Profile Summary
Server Virtualization
Virtual Access Layer
Virtual Access Layer Solutions
Storage Virtualization
VSAN Primary Functions
VSAN Numbering
VSAN Membership
VSAN Tagging
Inter-VSAN Routing
IVR Terminology
NPIV Use Case
NPV Use Case
NPV and NPIV Hardware Support
NPV Traffic Distribution
Challenge
Activity: Design Your VXLAN Network

Lesson 2: Describing FEX Options
Cisco Adapter FEX
Cisco Adapter FEX Scalability
Cisco Adapter FEX Use Cases
Access Layer with Cisco FEX
Cisco FEX Port Types
Cisco FEX Access Topologies
Cisco VM-FEX
Virtualization-Aware Networking
VN-Tag Frame Format
Cisco VM-FEX Traffic Flow
Cisco VM-FEX Traffic Modes
Dynamic Interfaces
Cisco FEX Technologies in the Data Center
Challenge
Activity: Design a FEX

Lesson 3: Describing Virtual Networking
Hypervisor Extensions
Cisco Nexus 1000V Architecture Principles
Cisco Nexus 1000V Components Communication
Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM-VEM Layer 2 Connectivity
Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM-VEM Layer 3 Connectivity
Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance
Cisco Nexus 1000V Architecture High-Availability Communication
Cisco Nexus 1000V Licensing Model
Cisco Nexus 1000V Licensing Types
Cisco Nexus 1000V License Editions
Cisco Nexus 1000V Multi-Hypervisor Licensing
Hypervisor Extension Scale
Hypervisor Extension Compatibility
VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 1000V
VXLAN Unicast-Only Mode on Cisco Nexus 1000V
MAC Address Distribution with VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 1000V
VXLAN Trunking on Cisco Nexus 1000V
Cisco vPath on Cisco Nexus 1000V
Cisco vPath Service Chaining Architecture
Cisco Nexus 1000V Interface Types
Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profiles and Port Groups
Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profiles Hierarchy
Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profiles Characteristics
Policy-Based VM Connectivity Using Port Profiles
Mobility of Network and Security Properties
Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Security
Virtual Networking Technologies in the Data Center
Challenge
Activity: Design a Cisco Nexus 1000V-Based Solution

Lesson 4: Describing Basic Data Center Security
Threats in Data Centers
Switched Infrastructure Attack Countermeasures
DHCP Server Spoofing
DHCP Starvation
DHCP Snooping
ARP Spoofing: Man-in-the-Middle Attack
Dynamic ARP Inspection
IP Source Guard
Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding
Traffic Storm Control
Device Compromise Threat
Traffic Capture and Injection Threat
Device and Link DoS Threat
Management Plane Security
Management Plane Countermeasures
Management Plane Security Features
Device Hardening
Control Plane Countermeasures
Control Plane Security
Control Plane Policing
Control Plane Protection
CoPP Enhancements on Cisco Nexus 7000
User Management Features
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
RBAC with AAA
AAA Best Practices on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
AAA Server Monitoring
User Accounts and Roles
User Role Rules
Challenge

Lesson 5: Describing Advanced Data Center Security
Enclave Architecture
Cisco TrustSec Architecture
Cisco TrustSec Principle
Cisco TrustSec Authentication
Cisco TrustSec: Security Group Tags
Cisco TrustSec: Admission Control
Cisco TrustSec: SGACL Enforcement
Cisco TrustSec: Link Security
Cisco TrustSec: Ingress Access Control
Data Center Firewalls
Firewall Characteristics
Firewall Deployment Options
Firewall Modes
Firewall Virtualization
Cisco ASA Virtualization Deployment Choices
Positioning the Firewall Within Data Center Networks
Cisco FirePOWER Portfolio
FireSIGHT Controlling FirePOWER
FirePOWER Service Integration in Cisco ASA
FirePOWER Services Support
Cisco ASA Clustering Integration
Cisco ASA Clustering Performance
Threat Management with NextGen IPS
Threat Management with NextGen IPS Design Options
Threat Management with NextGen IPS Design Principles
Challenge

Lesson 6: Describing Virtual Appliances
Cisco ASAv in the Data Center
Cisco ASAv Architecture and Design Principles
Cisco ASAv High Availability
Cisco ASAv Scalability and Performance
Cisco ASAv Deployment: Public Cloud
Cisco ASAv Deployment with NAT
VSG vs. Cisco ASAv and Cisco ASA 1000V
Cisco VSG in the Data Center
Cisco VSG Architecture
Cisco VSG Scalability and Performance
Cisco ASAv and Cisco VSG—3-Tier Server Zone Use Case
Cisco CSR 1000V Architecture
Cisco CSR 1000V Box-to-Box Availability
Cisco CSR 1000V Feature and Technology Packages
Cisco CSR 1000V Licensing Management
Cisco CSR 1000V Scalability and Performance
Cisco CSR 1000V Use Cases
Cisco ITD in the Data Center
Cisco ITD Comparison with Traditional Load-Balancer
Cisco ITD Architecture
Cisco ITD Scalability and Performance
Cisco ITD Load-Balance Selective Traffic
Cisco Prime NAM in the Data Center
Cisco Prime NAM Product Family
Cisco Prime vNAM Key Features
Cisco Prime vNAM Use Case: VM-Level Visibility
Cisco Virtual Application Container Services
Cisco VACS Architecture
Cisco VACS Requirements
Cisco VACS Scalability and Performance
Cisco VACS Use Case
Challenge
Activity: Design a Cisco VACS Solution

Lesson 7: Describing Management and Orchestration
Cisco Prime Network Services Controller
Cisco Prime Network Services Controller—Features
Cisco Prime Network Services Controller—Requirements
Cisco Prime Network Services Controller—Deployment
Cisco UCS Director
Cisco UCS Director—Principle
Cisco UCS Director—Management Capabilities
Cisco UCS Director Network Configuration and Administration
Cisco UCS Director Network Monitoring and Reporting
Challenge
Activity: Design Management and Orchestration in Cisco UCS Solution

Module 3: Data Center Storage Network Design

Lesson 1: Describing Storage and RAID Options
Place Storage Technologies in the Data Center
Direct Attached Storage
SSD Performance Comparison
DAS Use Case
Network-Attached Storage
NAS Use Case
Fibre Channel Storage Area Network
Fibre Channel Storage Use Case
Fibre Channel over Ethernet
FCoE Use Case
Internet Small Computer Systems Interface
Compare Storage Performance in Data Center
RAID Options
Host to Storage Fibre Channel Multipathing
ESXi Multipathing with ALUA Storage Array
MPIO ALUA on NetApp Cluster Use Case
Challenge

Lesson 2: Describing Fibre Channel Concepts
Fibre Channel Topologies
Fibre Channel Ports
Fibre Channel Port Speeds
Fibre Channel Concepts
Fibre Channel Addressing: WWN, NWWN, PWWN
Fibre Channel Addressing: FCID
Fibre Channel Flow Control
Buffer-to-Buffer and Credit-Based Flow Control
FSPF Routing
FSPF Routing Characteristics
Fibre Channel Services
Fibre Channel Device Login Process
Configuring the Fabric Via BF or RFC
Fibre Channel Use Case: Fibre Channel Address Design (Scalability)
NPIV Mode
NPV Mode vs. Fibre Channel Switching Mode
Storage Virtualization
Zoning and VSANs
Storage Trunking and Fibre Channel Port Channels
Challenge

Lesson 3: Describing Fibre Channel Topologies
Fibre Channel SAN Dual Fabric Design
Fibre Channel Fan-In, Fan-Out, and Oversubscription
Calculation of Fan-In, Fan-Out and ISL Oversubscription
Fibre Channel Core-Edge Design
Evaluating Core-Edge Fabric
Core-Edge Design Example
Fibre Channel Collapsed Core-Edge Design
Evaluating Collapsed-Core Design
Fibre Channel Collapsed Core-Edge Design Example
Fibre Channel Edge-Core-Edge Design
Evaluating the Fibre Channel Edge-Core-Edge Design
Fibre Channel Edge-Core-Edge Design Example
Choosing a Fibre Channel Design Solution
ToR and MoR Physical Topology
Entry-Level SAN Solution
Performance Advantages with Cisco MDS 9710 Series Switches
Fibre Channel SAN Extension Solutions
Scale Numbers on Cisco MDS Series Switches
Challenge
Activity: Design a Fibre Channel Network

Lesson 4: Describing FCoE
FCoE Overview
FCoE Standards
FCoE vs. Fibre Channel Stack
FCoE Benefits
Data Center Bridging
IEEE 802.1Qbb PFC
IEEE 802.1Qaz ETS
IEEE 802.1az DCBX
FCoE Elements and Ports
Fabric-Provided MAC Address
FCoE Forwarding
FCoE Initialization Protocol
FIP Process
FCoE vs. FIP
FCoE NPV
FCoE Single-Hop Topology
FCoE FEX Topology
FCoE Remote-Attached Topology
FCoE Multihop Topology
Dynamic FCoE
Fibre Channel vs. FCoE Data Center Design
Challenge
Activity: Design and Integrate an FCoE Solution

Lesson 5: Describing Storage Security
Secure SAN Design
Fibre Channel SAN and IP SAN Security Features
Zoning
Zoning Basics
Smart Zoning vs. Regular Zoning
Basic vs. Enhanced Zoning
Zone Merge
Zoning and VSANs
IVR Zones
LUN Masking and LUN Zoning
Storage Port Security
DH-CHAP Authentication
Other Fabric Access Security Options
IPsec Tunnel Encryption for FCIP or IP-SAN Security
Cisco MACsec Link Encryption for MAC-Layer Security
Cisco TrustSec Link Encryption
Challenge
Activity: Design a Secure SAN

Lesson 6: Describing Management and Orchestration
SAN Device Virtualization
Cisco Prime DCNM for SAN
Cisco UCS Director in SAN
Designing Cisco UCS Director Workflow for Storage Provisioning
Challenge
Activity: Design Cisco UCS Director for Storage Networking

Module 4: Data Center Compute Connectivity Design

Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers and Use Cases
Cisco UCS C-Series Server Classes and Applications
Cisco UCS C-Series Server Use Cases
Network Cards
Network Cards Functionality
Graphics Processing Units
Storage Accelerators
Local and Centralized Storage Accelerators
Cisco UCS C-Series Server Management
Cisco UCS C-Series Server Centralized Management
Challenge
Activity: Design Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Implementation

Lesson 2: Describing Cisco UCS M-Series Servers and Use Cases
Cisco UCS M-Series Servers and System Link Technology
Traditional vs. Disaggregated Servers
Cloud-Scale Computing
Challenge
Activity: Design Cisco UCS M-Series Servers Implementation

Lesson 3: Describing Cisco UCS B-Series Servers and Use Cases
Fabric Interconnects
Fabric Interconnect Cabling
Blade Chassis
I/O Module
Cisco UCS B-Series Server Adapter Cards
VIC Considerations
Server Access
Cisco UCS C-Series Server Integration with a UCS Domain
Stateless Computing
Cisco UCS Mini
Cisco UCS Mini Use Cases
Challenge
Activity: Design a UCS Domain and Fabric Interconnect Cabling
Activity: Design Cisco C-Series Integration with a UCS Domain
Activity: Design a UCS Mini Solution

Lesson 4: Describing Fabric Interconnect Connectivity
Fabric Interconnect Port Personalities
Oversubscription Options
VLANs in the UCS Domain
VSANs in the UCS Domain
Southbound Connection
Northbound Connection
Compare the EHV and Switch Mode
NPV and FC Switching Mode
Fabric Interconnect High Availability and Redundancy
Challenge
Activity: Design Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Network and Storage Connectivity

Lesson 5: Describing Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems
Hyperconvergence Overview
Cisco HyperFlex
HX Platform Overview
HX Platform: Scale Out
HX Platform: Scale Up
Non-Disruptive Operations
Continuous Data Optimization
Data Services
HyperFlex Configurations
Integrated Systems Overview
Challenge

Lesson 6: Describing Management Systems
Cisco UCS Manager
Cisco UCS Performance Manager
VMware vCenter
Microsoft Systems Center
Cisco UCS Central
Cisco UCS Director
Challenge

Lesson 7: Describing Hadoop, SAP Hana, and IoT on Cisco UCS
Introduction to Digital Disruption
Converting Big Data into Disruptive Intelligence
Introduction to Hadoop
Hadoop Principle
Introduction to SAP HANA
Hadoop vs. SAP HANA
Use Case: "Smart Train" Predictive Maintenance
FlexPod for SAP HANA and Hadoop
Challenge

Module 5: Data Center Compute Resource Parameters Design

Lesson 1: Describing System-Wide Parameters
Cisco UCS System Configuration Types
Initial System Setup Parameters
Server Management IP Address in Cisco UCS
Cisco UCS Core Elements and Monitor Interfaces
Syslog
Cisco UCS and SNMP
Global Fault Summary in the GUI
CIM XML and SMASH CLP
Call Home
QoS System Classes
Defining the QoS System Class
Provisioning a QoS Policy in a Service Profile
Virtual Network Overview
Multiple vSwitches on a VMware ESX/ESXi Host
Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server with Multiple vSwitches
Organizations in Cisco UCS Manager
Local Resources in an Organization
Organization Inheritance and Name Resolution
Challenge
Activity: Design System-Wide Parameters in a Cisco UCS Solution

Lesson 2: Describing RBAC
Role-Based Access Control
Roles and Privileges
Default Roles
Default Privileges
Organizations
Organizations Structure
Organization Policy Resolution
Organization Pool Resolution
Locales
User Effective Rights
User Authentication
RADIUS Integration
TACACS+ Integration
LDAP Integration
Authentication Servers Functionality Comparison
Two Factor Authentication in Cisco UCS Manager
Two Factor Authentication Mechanism
Two Factor Authentication Administration
Challenge
Activity: Design an LDAP Integration with a UCS Domain

Lesson 3: Describing Pools for Service Profiles
Scaling Cisco UCS Management with Cisco UCS Central
Global and Local Pools
UUID Use
UUID Format
UUID Suffix Pools
Provisioning UUID Suffix Pools
MAC Address Pools
Provisioning MAC Address Pools
WWN Format
WWNN Pools
Provisioning WWNN Pools
WWPN Pools
Provisioning WWPN Pools
Example: UUID/MAC/WWN Pool Addressing
Server Pools
Provisioning Server Pools
Example: Server Pool Convention
iSCSI Boot Interfaces and Initiator IP Pools
Provisioning iSCSI Initiator IP Pools
Challenge
Activity: Design Pools for Service Profiles in a Cisco UCS Solution

Lesson 4: Describing Policies for Service Profiles
Global vs. Local Policies
Storage Policies
Provisioning a Storage Policy
RAID Levels in a Storage Policy
BIOS Policies
Provisioning a BIOS Policy
Boot Policies
Provisioning a Boot Policy
Boot Order Summary
IPMI Policies
Provisioning an IPMI Policy
Cisco UCS Integration with VMware vSphere DPM
Scrub Policies
Provisioning a Scrub Policy
Maintenance Policies
Provisioning a Maintenance Policy
Challenge

Lesson 5: Describing Network Specific Adapters and Policies
LAN Connectivity and VLANs
LAN Connectivity and Uplink Ports
LAN Connectivity and Pin Groups
LAN Connectivity Policy
Fabric Selection and Failover
Fabric Interconnect SAN Connectivity
SAN Connectivity and VSANs
SAN Connectivity and Uplink Ports
SAN Pinning
SAN Connectivity Policy
SAN Adapter Failover
Virtual Interfaces
Virtual Network Interface Connections
Cisco VM-FEX
Host View with Cisco VM-FEX: One Network
Cisco VM-FEX Operational Model
Cisco VM-FEX in High-Performance Mode with vMotion
UniDirectional Link Detection
Provision UDLD in Cisco UCS
Cisco usNIC
VMQ Support
Challenge
Activity: Design Network-Specific Adapters and Policies in a Cisco UCS Solution

Lesson 6: Describing Templates in Cisco UCS Manager
Cisco UCS Templates
Service Profile Templates
Networking Templates
Challenge

Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.


2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 6 Weeks

₵2,500.00
DCICT v6.2 - Introducing Cisco® Data Center Technologies **Part of the CCNA Data Center certification track** (CCNP Data Center)

DCICT v6.2 - Introducing Cisco® Data Center Technologies **Part of the CCNA Data Center certification track**

(6 weeks)
Version 1.0


Overview
DCICN and DCICT will introduce the students 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 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.

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

Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
• Introducing Cisco Data Centers Networking (DCICN) v1.0 or equivalent knowledge

Who Should Attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:
• Cisco Integrators and Partners
• Consulting Systems Engineer
• Network Designer
• Network Engineer
• Systems Engineer
• Technical Solutions Architect

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
• Network Administrator
• Network Manager
• Server Administrator
• Storage Administrator

The tertiary audience for this course is as follows:
• Program Manager
• Project Manager

Course Outline

Course Introduction
• Overview
◦Learner Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge
• Course Goal and Objectives
• Course Flow
• Additional References
• Cisco Online Education Resources

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
The lesson includes these topics:
• 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

Lab Outline
Activity 1-1: Cisco Power Calculator (Instructor Demonstration Only)
Activity 1-2: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Initial Setup Script (Instructor Demonstration Only)
Lab 1-1: Connecting to a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Using SSH
Activity 1-3: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Initial Setup Script (Instructor Demonstration Only)
Lab 1-2: Connecting to a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Using SSH
Lab 1-3: Running CLI Commands
Lab 1-4: Configuring vPCs
Lab 1-5: Validating Cisco FabricPath Configuration
Lab 1-6: Validating OTV Configuration
Lab 2-1: Verifying Current VDC Settings
Lab 2-2: Validating a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Configuration
Lab 2-3: Validating a Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Configuration
Activity 3-1: Cisco MDS 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switch Initial Setup (Instructor Demonstration Only)
Lab 3-1: Validating a Cisco MDS 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switch License
Lab 3-2: Configuring VSANs and Zoning
Lab 3-3: Validating FLOGI and FCNS
Lab 3-3: Viewing the tech-support Command Output
Lab 4-1: Validating the Physical Connections for FCoE
Activity 5-1: Cisco UCS 6120XP Fabric Interconnect Initial Setup Script (Instructor Demonstration Only)
Activity 5-2: Configuring Server Ports and Chassis Discovery (Instructor Demonstration Only)
Lab 5-1: Exploring the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
Lab 5-2: Creating a Service Profile from a Template and Performing VMware ESXi 5.0 SAN Boot

Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.


2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 6 Weeks

₵2,500.00
DCICN v6.2 - Introducing Cisco® Data Center Networking **Part of the CCNA Data Center certification track** (CCNP Data Center)

DCICN v6.2 - Introducing Cisco® Data Center Networking **Part of the CCNA Data Center certification track**

(6 weeks)
Version 6.0


Overview
DCICN will introduce the students to the three primary technologies that are used in the Cisco Data Center. The introductory level of knowledge that is taught in the course is targeted for individuals that will perform only the more basic configuration tasks. The course labs will focus on viewing configurations, but not on making configuration changes or creating new topologies..

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

Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
• Basic computer literacy
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems
• Basic Internet usage skills

Who Should Attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:
• Network administrators
• Network engineers
• Cisco Integrators/Partners
• Systems engineers

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
• Network designers
• Network managers
• Consulting systems engineers
• Technical solutions architects

Course Outline

Course Introduction
• Course Overview
◦Learner Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge
◦Course Goal and Objectives
◦Course Flow
• Components of the CCNA-DC Curriculum
• Cisco Online Resources
• Student Introductions

Module 1: Simple Network Design
Lesson 1: Understanding the Functions of Networking
• What Is a network?
• Common Physical Components of a Network
• Interpreting a Network Diagram
• Resource-Sharing Functions and Benefits
• Network User Applications
• Impact of User Applications on the Network
• Characteristics of a Network
• Physical Topologies
• Connection to the Internet
Lesson 2: Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
• Understanding Host-to-Host Communications
• OSI Reference Model
• OSI Model Layers and Their Functions
• Encapsulation and De-Encapsulation
• Peer-to-Peer Communication
• TCP/IP Suite
Lesson 3: Describing Ethernet Connections
• Ethernet LAN Hardware
• Ethernet Transceivers and Cables
• UTP Implementation
Lesson 4: Describing Ethernet Communications Standards
• Definition of a LAN
• Components of a LAN
• Functions of a LAN
• Ethernet
• Ethernet LAN Standards
• Role of CSMA/CD in Ethernet
• Ethernet Frames
• Ethernet Frame Addressing
• Ethernet Addresses
• MAC Addresses and Binary-Hexadecimal Numbers
Lesson 5: Describing OSI Network Layer Addressing
• IP Overview
• IP Addressing
• Public and Private IP Addresses
• DHCP Method
• Domain Name System
• Using Common Host Tools to Determine the IP Address of a Host
Lesson 6: Describing the TCP/IP Transport Layer
• Transport Layer Functions
• Reliable vs. BestEffort
• UDP Characteristics
• TCP Characteristics
• TCP/IP Applications
• Mapping Layer 3 to Layer 4
• Mapping Layer 4 to Applications
• Establishing a Connection with a Peer System
• Flow Control
• TCP Acknowledgment
• Windowing
• TCP Sequence Number and Acknowledgment Numbers
Lesson 7: Describing the Packet Delivery Process
• Layer 1 Devices and Their Function
• Layer 2 Devices and Their Function
• Layer 2 Addressing
• Layer 3 Devices and Their Function
• Layer 3 Addressing
• Mapping Layer 2 Addressing to Layer 3 Addressing
• ARP Table
• Host-to-Host Packet Delivery
• Function of the Default Gateway
• Using Common Host Tools to Determine the Path Between Two Hosts Across a Network

Module 2: Switched Network Implementation
Lesson 1: Describing Switching
• Understanding the Challenges of Shared LANs
• Solving Network Challenges with Switched LAN Technology
Lesson 2: Describing the Packet Delivery Process
• Layer 2 Addressing
• Layer 3 Addressing
• Host-to-Host Packet Delivery
Lesson 3: Describing Cisco NX-OS Software
• Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
• Cisco NX-OS Process Recovery
Lesson 4: Operating Cisco NX-OS Software
• Describing the Features of the CLI
• Identifying the Help Functions of the CLI
• Describing the Startup Characteristics of the Switch
• Describing Configuration Management
Lesson 5: Implementing VLANs and Trunks
• Understanding VLANs
• Understanding Trunking with 802.1Q
• Understanding VTP
• Configuring VTP, Trunks, and VLANs
Lesson 6: Building a Redundant Switched Topology
• Recognizing Issues of a Redundant Switched Topology
• Resolving Issues with STP
• Describing 802.1w RSTP
• Describing 802.1s MSTP
• Describing LAN Port Channels
• Verifying LAN Port Channels

Module 3: IP Addressing
Lesson 1: Describing an IP Addressing Scheme
• Describing Routing
• Understanding Numbering Systems
• Constructing a Network Addressing Scheme
Lesson 2: Transitioning to IPv6
• Reasons for Using IPv6
• Understanding IPv6 Addresses
• Assigning IPv6 Addresses
• Strategies for Implementing IPv6

Module 4: Routing on the Cisco Nexus Switch
Lesson 1: Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
• Host-to-Host Packet Delivery
• Cisco NX-OS Tools
Lesson 2: Exploring the Routing Process on Cisco Nexus Switches
• Traditional Inter-VLAN Routing
• Multilayer Switching
• Routing Tables
• Distance Vector Routing Protocols
• Link-State Routing Protocols
Lesson 3: Exploring Routing Protocols on Cisco Nexus Switches
• Routing Information Protocol
• Open Shortest Path First
• Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
Lesson 4: Exploring ACLs on Cisco Nexus Switches
• Understanding ACLs
• ACL Processing
• Configuring ACLs
• Understanding Object Groups

Lab Outline
Lab 1-1: Using Windows Applications as Network Tools
Lab 1-2: Observing the TCP Three-Way Handshake
Lab 1-3: Observing Extended PC Network Information
Lab 2-1: Connecting to Cisco Nexus Switches
Lab 2-2: Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches
Lab 2-3: Configuring VLANs and Trunks
Lab 2-4: Verifying and Configuring Spanning Tree
Lab 2-5: Configuring EtherChannel
Lab 3-1: Converting Decimal to Binary and Binary to Decimal
Lab 3-2: Classifying Network Addressing
Lab 3-3: Computing Usable Subnetworks and Hosts
Lab 3-4: Calculating Subnet Masks
Lab 4-1: Configuring Multilayer Switching

Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.


2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 6 Weeks

₵2,500.00
IPWSP-NE v3.0 - Introducing Python Web Services Programmability for Network Engineers (Cisco data IPWSP-NE v3.0)

IPWSP-NE v3.0 - Introducing Python Web Services Programmability for Network Engineers

 (3 weeks)
Version 3.0


Overview
Introducing Python and Web Services Protocols for Network Engineers 3.0 is a 3 weeks hands-on course that focuses on the interoperability of Python programming with Networking to prepare the Next Generation Engineers for Software Defined Networking. This class is designed for Network Engineers and Administrators looking to add necessary programming skills in preparation for various ACI and SDN technologies as well as interacting with WEB Services on appliances such as the F5, A10, and Cisco UCS. The course has been modified to emphasize the skillset of data extraction for interacting with BIG DATA platforms.

Objectives
Upon completing this course, the student will be able to meet the following objectives:
Understand and describe basic and advanced Python terminologies
Identify Python script errors and correct
Query and reconfigure networking devices using Python scripts
Introduction to RESTful API utilizing JSON and XML
Apply Web Services Protocols to Multivendor Platforms (The CSR 1000v is used as the platform for demonstration)

Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
Good understanding of networking protocols, routing and switching:
Recommended CCNA Certification
Recommended experience with Cisco Routers and Switches

Who Should Attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:
Network Administrators
Network Engineers
Network Operations Technicians
Students interested in learning about programming

Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the State's Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire.

Course Outline

Module 1 - Lesson 1: Basic Constructs
This lesson describes foundational terminology within Python. Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to explain many of the basic constructs, including their role within the programming language.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Describe and execute strings
Describe and execute printing
Describe and execute variables
Describe and execute built in methods
Describe and execute input from users
Describe Boolean

Module 1 - Lesson 2: Advanced Constructs
This lesson describes more of the advanced foundational terminology within Python. Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to explain many of the advanced constructs, including their role within the programming language.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Describe and execute redundant scripts
Describe and execute functions
Describe and execute classes

Module 1 - Lesson 3: Scaling Python
This lesson will begin to apply the Python programming language to execute basic networking tasks. Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to apply the constructs in the previous lessons to execute reading and writing to file tasks.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Describe and execute Reading Files scripts
Describe and execute Writing to File scripts
Describe and execute Reading and Writing to Spreadsheets
Describe Reading and Writing to Databases
Describe and execute substituting strings and integers
Describe and execute while loops
Describe and execute for loops and lists
Describe and execute slicing
Updating and edit a list
Error checking

Module 1 - Lesson 4: Dictionaries and Regular Expressions
This lesson will detail Dictionaries and Regular Expressions and it’s use within the Python Programming language. Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able explain and construct programs that include dictionaries and regular expressions.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Describe and execute dictionaries
Delete dictionaries
Describe and execute dictionaries with lists
Describe and execute Regular expressions (match, search, findall, sub)

Module 2 - Lesson 1: Introduction to Web Services Protocols
This lesson will detail the basic Web Services Protocols used throughout the course. The RESTful API and Management Information Model are introduced as an extension of the common CLI over SSH method for accessing data.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Describe the common Web Services Protocols and Transport methods
Describe The Management Information Tree view of accessing objects
Describe Object naming conventions
Describe what an encoded document is in relation to plain text.

Module 2 - Lesson 2: XML and JSON
This lesson will detail the properties and formatting of an encoded documents as a means of accessing displaying data. This is a prerequisite to understanding how information is manipulated or extracted from an appliance that offers a web based service.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Describe basic XML concepts
Describe the format of an XML document
Describe basic JSON concepts
Describe the format of a JSON document

Module 2 - Lesson 3: Data Models
This lesson introduces XML as the common data model upon which many platforms utilize today. Although these models are evolving into models such as YANG, it is not a primary focus of the course as extraction is the goal no matter what the model is.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Describe the generic parts of an XML Schema
Describe the flow of how an XML Schema is used

Module 2 - Lesson 4: Modifying the Schema
This lesson introduces the various ways to modify and read objects that are contained within a schema.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Use CURL to post and retrieve data from a schema
Use POSTMAN to post and retrieve data from a schema
Use Python with a native API to an appliance
Use Python without a native API to an appliance

Module 2 - Lesson 5: Data Extraction and Manipulation
This lesson teaches the use of taking extracted formatted documents and parsing them for data. Network Engineers gain the benefit of being able to provide data scientists with the data necessary to use the data in a meaningful way.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Load and parse a JSON Document
Load and Parse an XML Document

Lab Outline
DA1: The Basic Script
DA2: Introduction to the SSH Script
Lab 1: Scaling SSH Script-1
Lab 2: Scaling SSH Script-2
Lab 3: Efficiency of Functions
Lab 4: Reading and Writing to Files-1
Lab 5: Reading and Writing to Files-2
Lab 6: Advanced SSH Script
Lab 7: Working with Regular Expressions
Lab 8: Pinger Detector
Lab 9: VLAN Checker
Lab 10: Final Mentored Lab
Lab 11: Challenge-1
Lab 12: Challenge-2
Lab 13: CURL
Lab 14: POSTMAN
Lab 15: Python with Web Services


Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.

2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 3 Weeks

₵2,200.00
DCMDS v3.1 - Configuring Cisco® MDS 9000 Series Switches (CCNP Data Center)

DCMDS v3.1 - Configuring Cisco® MDS 9000 Series Switches

 (6 weeks)
Version 2.0


Overview
Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS) v1.0 is a 6 weeks lecture and lab course that provides students with fundamental skills in configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches.

Course topics include setting up the switch, configuring interfaces, virtual SANs (VSANs), domains, zones, PortChannels, management security, and Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) tunnels.

Objectives
Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
• Identify the components, services, and features of the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch platform that can be used to improve the availability, scalability, performance, and manageability of the SAN
• Describe how to install and configure the Cisco MDS 9000 switch and perform the initial software configuration process
• Explain how to implement the logical topology that is specified by a SAN design, so that connectivity between end devices can be verified
• Describe the traffic management features associated with Intelligent Network Services for the Cisco MDS 9000 switches in order to configure basic traffic management services for the SAN
• Describe how to configure Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), modules on Cisco MDS 9500 Series switches
• Explain how to implement security so that management access is secure, and that only trusted devices are allowed to connect to the fabric.
• Describe how to use FCIP to implement appropriate solutions for SAN extension solutions

Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that a student must have before attending this course are these:
• Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including SCSI and Fibre Channel
• Basic understanding of network protocols, including Ethernet and IP
◦Recommended: Cisco CCNA certification

Who Should Attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:
• Field engineers

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
• Systems engineers

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch Platform
Lesson 1: Introducing the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch Platform
This lesson is an overview of Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches, including director-class switches, and the line card modules that provide device connectivity.Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to describe the components of the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch platform in order to select the appropriate components for the SAN environment. This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe Cisco MDS 9100, MDS 9200, and MDS 9500 Series fabric switches
◦Describe Cisco MDS 9000 Series line card modules
◦Describe Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor Modules
◦Describe Cisco MDS 9500 Series Fabric Modules
Lesson 2: Implementing Integrated Management
This lesson describes and explains the configuration and the use of Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series and Cisco Nexus product lines. It also describes the features and applications of Cisco Data Center Network Manager for SAN (Cisco DCNM-SAN). It closes with a description of the Cisco Performance Manager and the Cisco Traffic Analyzer. Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to describe the Cisco NX-OS Management Services provided by the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches and identify access to the CLI through the console and Mgmt0 interfaces. This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
◦Explain the architecture of Cisco NX-OS on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series and Cisco Nexus product lines
◦Describe the Cisco NX-OS CLI and explain how it is used to configure the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches and obtain status information
◦Describe the installation, connectivity, functions, and capabilities of Cisco DCNM-SAN standalone
◦Describe how to manage a Cisco MDS Series switch or director using the Cisco MDS management software tool
◦Describe the architecture and features of the Cisco DCNM-SAN Server
◦Describe the capabilities and applications of Cisco Performance Manager and Cisco Traffic Analyzer

Module 2: System Installation and Initial Configuration
Lesson 1: Performing the Initial Switch Configuration
When an MDS switch is restarted, the switch goes through a boot sequence to load the kickstart and system files from the internal bootflash. This lesson explains the boot sequence, and then explains how to perform the initial switch configuration process and install Cisco Data Center Network Manager for SAN and Cisco Device Manager.Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to perform the initial switch configuration process and install Cisco DCNM-SAN and Cisco Device Manager. This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe the boot sequence and purpose of each of the system memory areas
◦Describe the steps necessary to complete the initial setup routine on a newly installed switch
◦Describe the purpose and settings of default values to manage the switch successfully
◦Outline the process for completing the initial switch configuration and for creating a simple SAN using Cisco DCNM-SAN and Cisco Device Manager
◦Explain the setup of the classroom lab environment
Lesson 2: Installing and Licensing Cisco NX-OS Software
This lesson describes each of the NX-OS licenses packages and what is provided.Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to explain the installation and licensing of Cisco NX-OS software. This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe the software licensing practices for the Cisco MDS 9000 Series
◦Describe the guidelines for successful image installation and upgrade
◦Describe the mechanisms for upgrading the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch software image
◦Describe how to successfully downgrade a Cisco NX-OS version that is incompatible with the current configuration

Module 3: Building a SAN Fabric
Lesson 1: Configuring Interfaces
This lesson describes how to configure Fibre Channel interfaces. It also describes the various port modes available in a SAN.Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to configure Fiber Channel interfaces. This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe the basic interface configuration that is required on the switch
◦Describe the guidelines for configuring bandwidth
◦Describe the different BB_Credits available on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch and modules
◦Describe the trunking feature of the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches
Lesson 2: Using FLOGI and FCNS Databases
This lesson describes the fabric login (FLOGI) and the Fibre Channel Name Server (FCNS) databases.Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to explain the use of fabric login (FLOGI) and FCNS databases. This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe the device login sequence
◦Describe the use of the FLOGI and FCNS database for device registration
◦Describe the function of Fibre Channel ID (FCID) persistence
Lesson 3: Configuring VSANs
This lesson explains how virtual storage area networks (VSANs) can be used in a physical SAN fabric, how to configure VSANs, and the purpose of the default VSAN.Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to explain how to configure VSANs. This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe how VSANs provide logical separation of Fabric Services in a unified physical infrastructure
◦Describe the process of creating VSANs and assigning interface members
◦Describe the process for displaying the attributes of configured VSANs
◦Present and describe the recommended practices for creating and managing VSANs
Lesson 4: Managing Domains
This lesson explains the purpose of Fibre Channel domains, their behavior in a virtual storage area network (VSAN) environment, and how to prevent fabric isolation. The lesson describes how the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches allocate Fibre Channel IDs (FCIDs) and describes how to configure static domain IDs and FCID.After completing this lesson, the student will be able to explain the purpose of Fibre Channel domains, their behavior in a virtual storage area network (VSAN) environment, and how to prevent fabric isolation. This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe how to configure domain IDs within a VSAN
◦Configure the principal switch priority
◦Describe the steps to manually configure domain ID settings
◦Describe how to view configured and run-time fcdomain information from the CLI and Cisco Device Manager
◦Configure Cisco Fabric Services distribution of allowed domain ID lists
◦List and describe the configuration settings that determine whether switches achieve adjacency or become isolated during a fabric merge event
◦Describe the effects of configuring the auto-reconfigure, rcf-reject, and fcdomain options for fabric merge options
Lesson 5: Configuring Cisco NPV and NPIV
This lesson explains the Cisco N-Port Virtualizer (NPV) and N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV).Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to configure both the Cisco NPV and NPIV. This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe the benefits of Cisco NPV
◦Describe how NPIV provides a means to assign multiple FCID to a single N Port
Lesson 6: Configuring PortChannels
This lesson describes how to configure and manage PortChannels and trunking fabric ports (TF Ports).Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to configure PortChannels. This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe the purpose and use of PortChannel functionality on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches
◦Explain how to configure PortChannels
◦Describe the interface configuration for a PortChannel, including interface addition and deletion
◦Describe how to configure the PortChannel protocol
◦Describe how to configure F and TF PortChannels
◦Explain how to verify the PortChannel configuration
Lesson 7: Configuring Distributed Device Aliases
This lesson explains the difference between a Fibre Channel alias and a distributed device alias. It also covers the use and the proper configuration of a distributed device alias. Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to configure distributed device aliases. This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe the function of distributed device aliases
◦Describe the function of existing zone aliases
◦Explain how to configure the distributed device alias database
◦Explain how to configure distributed device aliases in a multiswitch fabric
◦Explain how to verify the distributed device alias database configuration
Lesson 8: Implementing Zoning
This lesson explains the differences between basic and enhanced zoning, how to configure zoning, and how to manage zone sets. The lesson also discusses the causes of zone merge conflicts and the tools available on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches to identify and resolve conflicts in the SAN.Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to implement zoning. This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe the purpose and use of zoning within Fibre Channel SANs
◦Describe the zone configuration process
◦Explain how to verify the zone configuration
◦Describe how to configure zone set distribution
◦Explain how to merge zones and zone configurations without causing fabric disruption
◦Explain how to recover from a zone merge failure
◦Describe how to rename, clone, copy, back up, and restore a zone set
◦Describe the enhanced zoning feature and configuration requirements
◦Describe the process of committing configuration changes to the zone database in enhanced mode
◦Describe how to configure and use zone attribute groups
◦Describe read-only zone features and configuration
◦Describe recommended zoning practices

Module 4: Intelligent SAN Fabric Services
Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco MDS Data MobilityManager
Data migration is the process of copying data from an existing storage device to a new storage device. This lesson discusses the Cisco MDS Data MobilityManager (DMM) for the Cisco MDS 9000 Switch family and its configuration process.Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to explain how to configure the Cisco MDS Data MobilityManager (DMM) feature. This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe the purpose of the Cisco DMM
◦Describe DMM SAN topologies
◦Describe how to install and configure the Cisco DMM software and prepare for data migration
◦Describe how to use the DMM GUI for data migration
Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco SANTap
This lesson is an overview of Cisco MDS 9000 SANTap service. Cisco SANTap is one of the Intelligent Storage Services features supported on the Storage Services Module Series.Upon completing this lesson, the student will describe the purpose of the Cisco SANTap and how it can be configured to support nondisruptive data migration between data centers. This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe the deployment of Cisco SANTap Services
◦Describe how to install and configure Cisco SANTap
Lesson 3: Monitoring Traffic Flow
This lesson is an overview of how to monitor all of the network traffic flow on the SAN fabric.Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to explain how to capture and monitor Fibre Channel Protocol data.This lesson explains how to use Wireshark and SPAN ports to capture Fibre Channel Protocol traffic for analysis and how to use the built-in Cisco Fabric Analyzer to monitor traffic flow to and from the supervisor. This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe how to configure a SPAN session
◦Explain the capabilities and limitations of RSPAN sessions
◦Describe how to install and configure the Cisco MDS 9000 Port Analyzer Adapter
◦Explain the use of the Cisco Fabric Analyzer feature
◦Describe how to configure Wireshark to capture and view protocol traces

Module 5: Fibre Channel over Ethernet Implementation
Lesson 1: Fibre Channel over Ethernet
This lesson explains FCoE. The student will discover the advantages of FCoE, how the Data Center Bridging Exchange (DCBX) protocol eases discovery and configuration of Data Center Bridging (DCB) capable devices, and what features a DCB capable device can provide. Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to describe the FCoE, DCBX and DCB features of the Cisco MDS 9000 Switch. This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe the consolidation benefits of Unified I/O and the data center Ethernet enhancements that provide a lossless fabric.
◦Explain the FCoE protocol and how Fibre Channel frames are encapsulated in Ethernet frames.
◦Describe the FCoE adapters and software stack, and explain their features and benefits.
◦Explain the FCoE addressing scheme and how an FCoE node can acquire a unique MAC address from the FCoE Forwarder (FCF).
◦Describe FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP).
Lesson 2: Configuring Multihop FCoE on the MDS 9500
This lesson describes how to configure the Cisco MDS 9500 Series modules to enable multihop FCoE traffic in a SAN environment. Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to configure the Cisco MDS9500 Series for FCoE. This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe the use of FCoE modules on the Cisco MDS 9500 Series directors
◦Describe how the MDS 9500 Series can be configured to enable multihop FCoE frames to traverse a Unified Fabric

Module 6: Security Implementation
Lesson 1: Improving Management Security
Management security in the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches provides security to all management access methods including the CLI or Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). You can access the CLI using the console (serial connection), through Telnet, or SSH. Normal SNMP security mechanisms apply to all applications that use SNMPfor example, Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for SAN and Cisco Device Manager.Role-based access control (RBAC) limits access to switch operations by assigning users to roles. The Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches perform authentication that is based on roles. The switch supports two roles: network-administrator and network operator. Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to explain how to configure secure management protocols and role-based access control. The student will be able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe the secure protocols that can be employed to provide secure access to Cisco MDS 9000 Series management ports
◦Describe how to configure SSH services including how digital certificates can be used to enhance scalability and management of SSH
◦Describe the use of RBAC for secure SAN management and the RBAC configuration steps
Lesson 2: Configuring AAA Services
The authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) mechanism verifies the identity of, grants access to, and tracks the actions of users managing a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch. The MDS switch uses Remote Access Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) and Terminal Access Controller Access Control device Plus (TACACS+) protocols, or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) to provide solutions using local or remote AAA servers.Based on the user ID and the password combination that is provided, switches perform local authentication or authorization using the local database or remote authentication or authorization using AAA servers. A preshared secret key provides security for communication between the switch and AAA servers. This secret key can be configured for all AAA servers or for only a specific AAA server. This security mechanism provides a central management capability for AAA servers.Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to describe and configure AAA service options on the Cisco MDS900 Series. The student will be able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe the AAA solutions and services that are available on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch platform
◦Describe the authentication process and how to implement AAA services
◦Configure AAA service options for server monitoring and directed requests
◦Explain the process of distributing AAA configurations when using Cisco Fabric Services
◦Configure NTP services
Lesson 3: Implementing Port and Fabric Security
All switches in the Cisco MDS 9000 Series provide port security features that reject intrusion attempts from unauthorized devices and report these intrusions to the administrator. Port Security protects Fibre Channel ports at the interface level that are connected to other switches and end-devices. Fabric binding protects the fabric by blocking unauthorized switches from joining the fabric.Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to do the following:
◦Explain how to configure port security on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches
◦Explain the process of distributing and merging port security configurations when using Cisco Fabric Services
◦Explain the fabric binding feature to support Cisco Fibre Connection (FICON) and Fibre Channel virtual storage networks (VSANs)
Lesson 4: Configuring FC-SP
Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) capabilities provide switch-switch and host-switch authentication to overcome security challenges for enterprise-wide fabrics. Diffie-Hellman Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (DH-CHAP) is an FC-SP protocol that provides authentication between Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches and other devices. DH-CHAP consists of the CHAP protocol that is combined with the Diffie-Hellman exchange. This lesson explains how DH-CHAP can be used to authenticate access to the Cisco MDS 9000 switch and how Certification Authorities (CAs) can provide digital certificates.Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to meet these objectives:
◦Explain how switch-to-switch and host-to-switch authentication is implemented on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch
◦Explain the purpose of CAs and digital certificates and how to configure them on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches
Lesson 5: Implementing Link Encryption
Data integrity and confidentiality is a top priority for customers. Storage networks may span large areas or multiple sites, and relying solely on physical security is not practical. Two requirements that are essential for secure communications are authentication and encryption.IP Security (IPsec) Protocol is a framework of open standards that were developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The protocol provides data confidentiality, data integrity, and data authentication between participating peers. IPsec provides security services at the IP layer, including protecting one or more data flows for iSCSI hosts, or between a pair of Fiber Channel over IP (FCIP) gateways over an IP WAN.Fibre Channel link encryption is supported by the Cisco TrustSec feature, on high performance and advanced 8-Gb/s line card modules. It encrypts the data flow between Cisco MDS switches connected over an Inter-Switch Link (ISL) or dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) or Synchronous Optical Network/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SONET/SDH) WAN between two data centers. Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to describe and configure the Cisco TrustSec feature. Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to meet the following objectives:
◦Describe IPsec and how to configure IPsec on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches
◦Describe the Cisco LinkSec Encryption feature and its configuration
Lesson 6: Implementing Cisco Storage Media Encryption
Cisco MDS 9000 Storage Media Encryption (SME) encrypts data at rest on heterogeneous tape devices, virtual tape libraries, and disk arrays. This innovative Cisco solution is completely integrated with Cisco MDS 9000 Switches and Cisco DCNM-SAN Server. It can be used to deploy and manage highly available encryption services, without rewiring or reconfiguring SANs or installing additional ones.Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to meet these objectives:
◦Explain the Cisco SME solution
◦Discuss Cisco SME installation requirements
◦Describe Cisco SME interface configuration
◦Describe Cisco SME cluster management
◦Describe Cisco SME tape configuration
◦Describe Cisco SME key management
◦Discuss Cisco SME best practices
◦Describe the offline data recovery in Cisco SME

Module 7: FCIP Implementation
Lesson 1: Creating an FCIP Tunnel
This lesson explains how to create an FCIP tunnel between two Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches with Gigabit Ethernet ports that have support for the FCIP protocol. FCIP is a protocol that allows Fibre Channel frames to be encapsulated and carried over TCP/IP and therefore extends the distance limitations of the Fibre Channel protocol.Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to create an FCIP tunnel on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch. The student will be able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe the process of configuring FCIP
◦Describe the process of configuring Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and static IP routes
◦Describe the process of enabling FCIP and configuring the FCIP profiles and interfaces that define the FCIP tunnel
◦Explain how to use the Cisco DCNM-SAN FCIP wizard
◦Explain VLAN subinterface configuration requirements
Lesson 2: Configuring FCIP High Availability
A single FCIP tunnel is potentially a single point of failure and will cause disruption in the SAN fabric if the tunnel fails. It is good practice to combine two or more FCIP interfaces together in a PortChannel between MDS switches. This lesson is designed to show you how to use Fibre Channel PortChannels to provide high availability for FCIP environments. Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to configure PortChannels with FCIP tunnels. The student will be able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe guidelines for using PortChannels with FCIP links
◦Describe the steps to configure PortChannels with FCIP tunnels
◦Describe how to use the CLI or Cisco DCNM-SAN to verify that the PortChannels are operational
Lesson 3: Implementing IVR for SAN Extension
When two MDS switches are joined by an ISL or FCIP tunnel, then both switches merge into a single fabric. If the link should fail, then both switches will segment into two separate fabrics causing significant disruption to the connected devices. This lesson explains how to implement Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR) in order to extend the SAN capabilities to multiple VSANs and minimize disruption due to link failure.Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to configure IVR on the MDS 9000 Series Switches. The student will be able to meet these objectives:
◦Describe the purpose and use of IVR
◦Describe the use of IVR zones and IVR zone sets
◦Describe the process of configuring IVR
◦Describe the IVR verification commands and tools
◦Describe recommended practices for using and configuring IVR
Lesson 4: Tuning FCIP Performance
The Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) profile contains a number of configurable parameters that affect the behavior of traffic flow through an FCIP tunnel over an IP WAN. In this lesson, the student will learn to identify the parameters that must be tuned to optimize performance across the Cisco FCIP tunnel.Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to tune FCIP performance. The student will be able to meet these objectives:
◦Identify the parameters of an FCIP configuration that are tuned to improve performance
◦Describe how to configure TCP timeout and retransmit and Selective Acknowledgment (SACK) parameters
◦Describe how to configure the IP MTU size and PMTU discovery
◦Explain the flow control process on an FCIP link
◦Explain how TCP packet shaping improves the performance of storage traffic on an IP network
◦Describe the process of configuring FCIP compression
◦Explain how FCIP write acceleration and FCIP tape acceleration improve performance of storage traffic over the WAN
◦Explain the deployment and configuration requirements for using Cisco IOA.
◦Explain how to configure IP QoS parameters to prioritize FCIP control and data traffic
◦Describe how to use SAN Extension Turner to generate test workloads and measure performance

Lab Outline
• Lab 2-1: Initial Setup
• Lab 2-2: Upgrading Switch Software
• Lab 3-1: Configuring Interfaces
• Lab 3-2: Creating VSANs
• Lab 3-3: Configuring Cisco NPV and NPIV
• Lab 3-4: Configuring PortChannels
• Lab 3-5: Distributing DDAS with Cisco Fabric Services
• Lab 3-6: Configuring Zones
• Lab 4-1: Configuring Cisco DMM
• Lab 4-2: Using SPAN and the PAA-2
• Lab 6-1: Configuring AAA Services
• Lab 6-2: Implementing Port and Fabric Security
• Lab 6-3: Configuring Cisco Storage Media Encryption
• Lab 7-1: Implementing an FCIP Tunnel
• Lab 7-2: Configuring FCIP High Availability
• Lab 7-3: Implementing IVR for SAN Extension
• Lab 7-4: Tuning FCIP Performance

Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.


2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 6 Weeks

₵2,500.00
DCUFI v5.0 - Implementing Cisco® Data Center Unified Fabric **Part of the CCNP Data Center certification track** (CCNP Data Center)

DCUFI v5.0 - Implementing Cisco® Data Center Unified Fabric **Part of the CCNP Data Center certification track**

 (3 Weeks)
Version 5.0


Overview
The Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) v5.0 is a 3 weeks 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.

Objectives
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

Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
• Cisco CCNA Data Center certification
• A 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 Network Solutions (ICSNS) class or equivalent experience
• Recommended reading of books by Robert Kembel on Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel switched fabrics

Who Should Attend
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

Course Outline

Course Introduction
• Overview
• Course Goal and Objectives
• Course Flow
• Additional References
• Your Training Curriculum

Module 1: Cisco Nexus Product Overview
Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
• Cisco Unified Fabric Fundamentals
• Structured Layers: Core, Aggregation, Access
• Product Placement
• Positioning of Product Families in the Architecture
Lesson 2: Identifying Cisco Nexus Products
• The Cisco Nexus Family of Products
• Important Features of Cisco Nexus 7000 I/O Modules
• Important Features of Cisco NX-OS

Module 2: Cisco Nexus Switch Feature Configuration
Lesson 1: Understanding High Availability and Redundancy
• Network-Level High Availability
• System-Level High Availability
• Cisco IOS In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
Lesson 2: 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
Lesson 3: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
• Basic Interface Parameters
• Cisco Nexus 7000 and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Feature Comparison
• VLAN Configuration
• Spanning Tree Protocol Extensions
Lesson 4: Configuring PortChannels
• Using PortChannels and Virtual PortChannels
• Configuring PortChannels
• vPC Architecture
• Configuring a vPC
• Configuring the FEX
• Configuring Enhanced vPCs
Lesson 5: Implementing Cisco FabricPath
• Implement Cisco FabricPath
• Verify Cisco FabricPath
Lesson 6: 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
Lesson 7: Configuring IP Multicast
• IP Multicast
• Configuring IGMP and MLD
• Configuring PIM
• Configuring IGMP Snooping
• Configuring MSDP

Module 3: Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration
Lesson 1: Describing Cisco OTV
• Cisco OTV
• Basic Cisco OTV Configuration
• Advanced Cisco OTV Configuration
Lesson 2: Configuring MPLS
• Multiprotocol Label Switching
• Multiprotocol Label Switching VPNs
Lesson 3: Configuring LISP
• Locator/ID Separation Protocol
• Configuring LISP
Lesson 4: Configuring QoS
• QoS on the Cisco Nexus Family of switches
• Modular QoS CLI
• Marking
• Mutation Mapping
• Policing
• Queuing and Scheduling
• Monitoring QoS
Lesson 5: Configuring Security Features
• DHCP Snooping
• Dynamic ARP Inspection
• IP Source Guard
• Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding
• Traffic Storm Control
• Port Security
• Control Plane Policing
• Cisco TrustSec

Module 4: Cisco Nexus Storage Features
Lesson 1: Describing Fibre Channel Protocol
• SCSI Protocol
• Fibre Channel
• Fibre Channel Login and Communication
• Fibre Channel Addressing Schemes
• VSANs and IRV
• FSPF Protocol
• Zoning
• N-Port ID Virtualization
• N-Port Virtualization
Lesson 2: Describing FCoE Protocol
• FCoE Essentials
• FCoE Architecture
• FCoE Initialization Protocol
• Supported FCoE Topologies
• FCoE Hardware
Lesson 3: Identifying DCB Enhancements
• Data Center Bridging
• Priority Flow Control
• Enhanced Transmission Selection
• DCBX Protocol
Lesson 4: Configuring FCoE
• FCoE Configuration
• FCoE VLANs and Virtual Interfaces
• FCoE with Enhanced vPC and Cisco Adapter FEX
Lesson 5: Configuring SAN Switching Features
• FCoE on Cisco MDS
• Fibre Channel Interfaces
• Domain Parameters
• VSAN Management
• VSAN Trunking
• SAN Port Channels
• FLOGI and FCNS Databases
• Cisco Fabric Services on Cisco MDS
Lesson 6: Configuring NPV Mode
• N-Port ID Virtualization
• NPIV Configuration
• NPV Mode
• NPV Configuration
• FCoE NPV Feature
• FCoE NPV Configuration
Lesson 7: Using SAN Management Tools
• Cisco Prime DCNM for SAN
• Cisco Device Manager

Module 5: Cisco Nexus Switch Management
Lesson 1: Using the CMP
• Connectivity Management Processor
• Configuring the CMP
• Verifying the CMP
• Upgrading the CMP
• Using the CMP
Lesson 2: Configuring User Management
• User Management Features
• Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
• Secure Shell
• User Accounts and Roles
Lesson 3: Describing System Management
• System Management Features
• Configuring Cisco Fabric Services
• Configuring NTP and PTP
• Configuring EEM
• Configuring NetFlow
• Configuring Smart Call Home
• Configuring Scheduler
• Configuring SPAN and ERSPAN
• Configuring SNMP
• Using XML Interface
• Implementing Cisco Prime DCNM for LAN
• Integrating vCenter Manager
• Licensing
• Upgrading the Firmware and EPLDs

Lab Outline
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


Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.

2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 3 Weeks

₵2,500.00
DCUFD v5.0 - Designing Cisco® Data Center Unified Fabric **Part of the CCNP Data Center certification track** (CCNP Data Center)

DCUFD v5.0 - Designing Cisco® Data Center Unified Fabric **Part of the CCNP Data Center certification track**

 (6 weeks)
Version 5.0


Overview
The Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) v5.0 is a 6 weeks instructor-led course aimed at providing data center designers with the knowledge and skills needed to design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center unified fabrics, and virtualization solutions based on the Cisco Fabric Extenders (FEXs), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Cisco FabricPath, and equipment and link virtualization technologies.

The course describes the Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric solutions, and explains how to evaluate existing data center infrastructure, determine the requirements, and design the Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric solution based on Cisco products and technologies.

Objectives
Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
Evaluate the data center solution design and design process regarding contemporary data center challenges, Cisco Data Center Architecture solution, and components
• Provide a comprehensive and detailed overview of technologies used in data centers, and describe scalability implications and their possible use in cloud environments
• Design data center connections and topologies in the core layer
• Explain and design data center storage designs, solutions, and limitations of various storage technologies
• Design secure data centers that are protected from application-based threats, network security threats, and physical security threats
• Design data center infrastructure that is required to implement network-based application services
• Design data center management to facilitate monitoring, managing, and provisioning of data center equipment and applications

Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
• CCNA Data Center certification
• Knowledge that is covered in the Cisco Nexus product family courses
• Knowledge that is covered in the Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) course
• Knowledge that is covered in the Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (DCSNS) course

Who Should Attend
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 and project managers

Course Outline

Course Introduction
• Overview
• Course Goal and Objectives
• Course Flow
• Additional References
• Your Training Curriculum

Module 1: Cisco Data Center Solutions
Lesson 1: Defining the Data Center
• Categorize general data center solution components
• Define the baseline technology and terminology used in data center solutions
• Analyze business, technical, and environmental challenges
• Recognize the cloud computing paradigm, terms, and concepts
• Recognize the importance of virtualization technologies and solutions for data center evolution
Lesson 2: Identifying the Cisco Data Center Solution
• Evaluate the Cisco Data Center architectural framework
• Evaluate the Cisco Data Center architectural framework network component
• Evaluate the Cisco Data Center architectural framework storage component
Lesson 3: Designing the Cisco Data Center Solution
• Describe the design process for the Cisco Data Center solution
• Assess the deliverables of the Cisco Data Center solution
• Describe Cisco Validated Designs

Module 2: Data Center Technologies
Lesson 1: Designing Layer 2 and Layer 3 Switching
• Understand and explain hardware-forwarding architectures
• Describe IP addressing considerations and IP routing technologies
Lesson 2: Virtualizing Data Center Components
• Identify device virtualization mechanisms
• Design virtualized solutions using VDCs
• Design virtualized services using contexts on firewalling and load-balancing devices
• Design virtualized services using virtual appliances
Lesson 3: Designing Layer 2 Multipathing Technologies
• Explain link virtualization technologies that allow for scaling of the network
• Design solutions using vPCs and MEC
• Design solutions using Cisco FabricPath

Module 3: Data Center Topologies
Lesson 1: Designing the Data Center Core Layer Network
• Identify the need for the data center core layer
• Design a Layer 3 data center core layer
• Design a Layer 2 data center core layer
• Evaluate designs using data center collapsed core
Lesson 2: Designing the Data Center Aggregation Layer
• Describe classical aggregation layer designs
• Design the aggregation layer with VDCs
• Design the aggregation layer using Cisco Unified Fabric
• Design the aggregation layer with IP storage-related specifics in mind
Lesson 3: Designing the Data Center Access Layer
• Describe the classic access layer designs and design issues
• Design the access layer with vPC and MEC
• Design the access layer with FEXs
• Design the access layer with Cisco Unified Fabric
Lesson 4: Designing the Data Center Virtualized Access Layer
• Define the virtual access layer
• Describe the virtual access layer solutions within virtual machine hosts
• Design solutions with Cisco Adapter FEX
• Design solutions with Cisco VM-FEX
• Design solutions with the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch
Lesson 5: Designing High Availability
• Design high availability for IP-based services
• Design high availability by implementing link aggregation
• Design high availability of services using IP routing and FHRPs
• Provide high availability with RHI
• Design high availability of services using LISP
Lesson 6: Designing Data Center Interconnects
• Identify the reasons for data center interconnects
• Describe data center interconnect technologies
• Design data center interconnects using Cisco OTV
• Describe storage replication technologies

Module 4: Data Center Storage
Lesson 1: Introducing SAN
• Explain data storage and Fibre Channel basic terms
• Explain Fibre Channel basic concepts
• Explain Fibre Channel flow control mechanisms
Lesson 2: Designing SAN
• Explain different storage designs and topologies
• Design SANs using Cisco best practices and Cisco Validated Designs
• Design scalable SANs with provisions for multitenancy
Lesson 3: Designing Unified Fabric
• Explain flow control when using FCoE
• Explain the use of FIP
• Describe different design options with unified fabric networks
• Design unified fabric deployments with FEXs
Lesson 4: Designing SAN Services
• Identify the need for SAN-based Fibre Channel services
• Design SAN-based Fibre Channel services
• Explain SAN replication
• Design long-distance Fibre Channel interconnects
• Present design examples and use cases for various SAN long-distance acceleration solutions

Module 5: Data Center Security
Lesson 1: Designing Data Center Application Security
• Identify the need for data center security technologies
• Describe characteristics of firewalls
• Position security appliances within data center networks
• Design secure communication on multiple layers
Lesson 2: Designing Link Security Technologies and Device Hardening
• Identify design requirements for Cisco TrustSec
• Describe device-hardening technologies
• Design secure management networks
Lesson 3: Designing Storage Security
• Design secure SANs
• Explain security solutions for data encryption
• Outline security implications for IP-based storage

Module 6: Data Center Application Services
Lesson 1: Designing Data Center Application Architecture
• Explain application architecture and design
• Explain application tiering
• Explain application optimization technologies
Lesson 2: Designing Application Services
• Explain server load-balancing technologies
• Add application services to an existing data center
• Explain contexts
• Design secure application load-balancing solutions
Lesson 3: Designing Global Load Balancing
• Explain the need for GSLB
• Design a GSLB solution
• Explain protocols that are used for site selection and site monitoring
• Explain the site selection process

Module 7: Data Center Management
Lesson 1: Designing Data Center Management Solutions
• Describe the need for network management
• Describe Cisco Data Center management products
• Describe scalability limitations
• Secure management in multitenant environments

Lab Outline
Case Study 1-1: Design a Migration to vPC
Lab 1-2: Become Familiar with the Lab Equipment
Lab 3-1: Explore VDCs
Lab 3-2: Examine vPC
Lab 3-3: Explore Cisco FabricPath
Lab 3-4: Connect FEXs
Lab 3-5: Interconnect Data Centers with Cisco OTV
Case Study 3-6: Design VLAN Extension
Case Study 4-1: Design Cisco Unified Fabric


Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.

3 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 6 Weeks

₵2,500.00
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