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

 (4 days)
Version 5.0

Overview
The Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) v5.0 is a five-day instructor-led training course designed for Systems and Field Engineers, Consulting Systems Engineers, Technical Solutions Architects, and Cisco Integrators and Partners who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series switches and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders. This course covers the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, and manage the Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, 2000, and MDS Series switches in the network and SAN environment.

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
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