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Course Schedule

  • 5 Days Course
    Data Center (CLS)

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details

    Overview

    The Configuring the Cisco Nexus Data Center (CCNDC) is a 5-day instructor-led course that introduces the learners to designing and configuring a data center network to support a virtual computing environment (VCE). The students learn about configuring the Cisco Nexus 7000 (NX-OS 6.1) and 5000 (NX-OS 5.2) Series Switches, as well as the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders and Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual switch into a scalable data center network.

     

    Using the Cisco Nexus and MDS family of products, the learner constructs a highly available and modular network infrastructure that can be used to provide virtualized cloud-based services. Student will learn how to scale the data center Layer 2 environment using Cisco® FabricPath and Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV).

    Objectives

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

    • Describe current data center strategies such as cloud computing, virtualization, and unified fabric
    • Configure a modern end-to-end data center infrastructure using the Cisco Nexus 2000, 3000, 5000, 6000, and 7000 Series products to support a virtual computing environment
    • Configure a Cisco Nexus unified fabric data center network using Ethernet and Fibre Channel over Ethernet
    • Configure a Cisco MDSbased Fibre Channel data center storage area network
    • Connect VMware vSphere ESX-based virtual machines using redundant connections to a unified data center fabric based on Cisco Nexus technology
    • Configure a data center network to enable virtual machine migration using VMware VMotion and Storage VMotion technologies
    • Configure a Cisco Nexus 1000V distributed virtual switching environment
    • Scale the Layer 2 data center environment using Cisco FabricPath
    • Connect multiple data centers together using OTV

    Outline

    Module 1: Configuring the Cisco Nexus Data Center Transport Infrastructure:
    Lesson 1: Determining the Elements of Proper Data Center Design
    Lesson 2: Selecting Hardware to Meet the Data Center Design Requirements
    Lesson 3: Performing Initial Device Setup and Software Configuration
    Lab 1: Managing the Cisco Nexus Hardware and Software Platforms
    Lab 2: Creating a Virtual Network Device
    Lesson 4: Configuring and Verifying the Data Center Transport Infrastructure
    Lab 3: Configuring and Verifying the Layer 2 Data Center Topology
    Lab 4: Configuring and Verifying the Layer 3 Data Center Topology
       Module 2: Configuring the Cisco Nexus Data Center for Virtual Machines:
    Lesson 1: Connecting Virtualized Machines to the Network
    Lab 5: Connecting Virtual Machines to the Network
    Lesson 2: Enabling the Storage Infrastructure
    Lab 6: Enabling the Storage Infrastructure
    Lesson 3: Verifying the End-to-End Virtual Computing Environment
    Lab 7: Verifying End-to-End Data Center Connectivity Using VMotion and Storage VMotion
    Lesson 4: Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V
    Lab 8: Installing and Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch
    Module 3: Scaling and Interconnecting the Cisco Nexus Data Center:
    Lesson 1: Scaling the Data Center Using Cisco FabricPath
    Lab 9: Scaling the Data Center Using Cisco FabricPath
    Lesson 2: Connecting Multiple Data Centers Together Using OTV
    Lab 10: Connecting Multiple Data Centers Together Using OTV

    Target Audience

    • Network or data center professionals involved in the design, implementation, or support of virtualized and/or cloud compute data centers.

     

    Prerequisites

    The recommended knowledge and skills that a learner should have for the best learning outcome include:

    • Experience using Cisco IOS Software for configuration of IP, MPLS VPN, Metro Ethernet, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), BPPBorder Gateway Protocol (BGP), and Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS).
    • Basic understanding of QoS Operations