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Configuring the Cisco Nexus Data Center Transport (CCNDC-T) Version 2.0


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Course Schedule

  • 2 Days Course
    Data Center (CLS)

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    This Virtual Training Services (VTS) offering, Configuring the Cisco Nexus® Data Center Transport (CCNDC-T) Version 1.0, is an educational session that includes lecture by a Cisco subject matter expert and hands-on practice exercises that focus on designing and configuring a data center network to support a virtual computing environment (VCE). Using the Cisco Nexus family of products, you will construct a highly available and modular network infrastructure that can be used to provide virtualized cloud-based services. You will learn about configuring the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders and Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 Series Switches into a scalable data center network.


    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


    • Lesson 1: Determining the Elements of Proper Data Center Design
      • Cloud Computing Defined
      • Designing a Data Center Using Virtualization
      • Technology That Enables Server, Networking, and Storage Virtualization
      • Building a Data Center Unified Fabric with Fibre Channel over Ethernet
    • Lesson 2: Selecting Hardware to Meet the Data Center Design Requirements
      • Building a Data Center with a Hierarchical Network Design
      • Cisco Nexus 7000 Core and Aggregation Layer Hardware Overview
      • Cisco Nexus 5000 Access Layer Hardware Overview
      • Cisco Nexus 2000 Virtual Access Layer Hardware Overview
      • Placing the Physical Equipment in the Data Center Design
    • Lesson 3: Performing Initial Device Setup and Software Configuration
      • Cisco NX-OS Data Center Network Operating System Overview
      • Initializing and Monitoring a Cisco Nexus Device
      • Performing an Upgrade of the Cisco NX-OS Software
      • Creating a Virtual Network Device
    • Lesson 4: Configuring and Verifying the Data Center Transport Infrastructure
      • Layer 2 Data Center Design Using VLANs, Virtual Port Channels, Rapid Spanning Tree, and Fabric Extenders
      • Configuring and Verifying the Layer 2 Data Center Topology
      • Layer 3 Data Center Design Using Routed Interfaces/Subinterfaces/VLANs, Hot Standby Routing Protocol, and Open Shortest Path First
      • Configuring and Verifying the Layer 3 Data Center Topology

    Lab Outline

    • Lab 1: Managing the Cisco Nexus Hardware and Software Platforms
    • Lab 2: Creating a Virtual Network Device
    • Lab 3: Configuring and Verifying the Layer 2 Data Center Topology
    • Lab 4: Configuring and Verifying the Layer 3 Data Center Topology

    Target Audience

    • This session is intended for network or data center professionals who are involved in the design, implementation, or support of virtualized and/or cloud compute data centers.
    • This VTS supports a maximum of 12 students in a single session


    Following are the prerequisites for this course:

    • CCNA® level networking knowledge and experience configuring Cisco® network routers and switches
    • Introductory-level understanding of data center architectures and virtualization concepts