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Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

  • Price £2,025.00
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


This offering covers all topics in the Cisco DCUFI v5 course, along with unique content on new Nexus hardware and software.

This five-day hands-on course is an enhanced version of Cisco's DCUFI, 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, 6000, and 5000 Switches, Cisco MDS, and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender. The course covers the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Switches in the network and SAN environment.


Good understanding of networking protocols - Recommended CCNA Certification.
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.


Identify the Cisco Nexus product family, specifically the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch chassis and components; the Cisco Nexus 6000, 5000, and 5500 Switches; and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender.
Describe how to configure the features of Cisco Nexus switches.
Describe how to configure Cisco Nexus Switch advanced features such as Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), security, and quality of service.
Identify the management tools that are available for the Cisco Nexus Series Switches and how to configure the relevant tools to support the given design.
Explan the Fibre Channel Protocol, the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Protocol, and the Data Center Bridging enhancements.
Describe how to configure Fibre Channel over Ethernet. Describe how to troubleshoot Cisco Nexus Switches.

Course Content

Module 1: Cisco Nexus Product Overview

Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
Lesson 2: Identifying Cisco Nexus Products

Module 2: Cisco Nexus Switch Feature Configuration

Lesson 1: Understanding High Availability and Redundancy
Lesson 2: Configuring Virtual Device Contexts
Lesson 3: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
Lesson 4: Configuring PortChannels
Lesson 5: Implementing Cisco FabricPath
Lesson 6: Configuring Layer 3 Switching Features
Lesson 7: Configuring IP Multicast

Module 3: Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration

Lesson 1: Describing Cisco OTV
Lesson 2: Configuring MPLS
Lesson 3: Configuring LISP
Lesson 4: Configuring QoS
Lesson 5: Configuring Security Features

Module 4: Cisco Nexus Storage Features

Lesson 1: Describing Fibre Channel Protocol
Lesson 2: Describing FCoE Protocol
Lesson 3: Identifying DCB Enhancements
Lesson 4: Configuring FCoE
Lesson 5: Configuring SAN Switching Features
Lesson 6: Configuring NPV Mode
Lesson 7: Using SAN Management Tools

Module 5: Cisco Nexus Switch Management

Lesson 1: Using the CMP
Lesson 2: Configuring User Management
Lesson 3: Describing System Management


Nexus 7000

Lab 1: Explore the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Lab 2: Configure Layer 2 Switching
Lab 3: Configure Cisco FabricPath
Lab 4: Configure Layer 3 Switching
Lab 5: Configure OTV
Lab 6: Configure QoS
Lab 7: Configure Security Features

NEXUS 5000

Lab 8: Explore the Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch
Lab 9: Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
Lab 10: Configure vPCs
Lab 11: Configure FCoE
Lab 12: Configure NPV
Lab 13: Configure System Management
Lab 14: Implement Cisco Data Center Network Manager for LAN

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