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Cisco Nexus and MDS Series (DCUFI)


In this course, you will learn about the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, and manage the Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, and 2000 Series switches and MDS Series switches in the network and SAN environment.

Our enhanced Cisco labs include extra exploration, configuration, and troubleshooting with a focus on NX-OS-specific features. Labs for this course are based on:

  • Nexus 7000 NX-OS version 6.1(2)
  • Nexus 5000 NX-OS version 5.2(1)
  • Data Center Network Manager version 6.1(2)

Course Outline

  • 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)
  • Management tools available for the Cisco Nexus switches and how to configure the relevant management tool to support the given design
  • Fibre Channel protocol, the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol, and the Data Center Bridging (DCB) enhancements
  • Configure FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000, Nexus 7000, MDS Series, and Nexus 5500 Series switches
  1. Cisco Nexus Product
  • Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
  • Cisco Nexus Products
  1. Cisco Nexus Switch Feature Configuration
  • High Availability and Redundancy
  • Configuring Virtual Device Contexts
  • Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Configuring Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels (vPC)
  • Implementing Cisco FabricPath
  • Configuring Layer 3 Switching Features
  • Configuring IP Multicast
  1. Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration
  • Cisco OTV
  • Configuring MPLS
  • Configuring LISP
  • Configuring QoS
  • Configuring Security Features
  1. Cisco Nexus Storage Features
  • Fibre Channel Protocol
  • FCoE Protocol
  • DCB Enhancements
  • Configuring FCoE
  • Configuring SAN Switching Features
  • Configuring N-Port Virtualization (NPV) Mode
  • Using SAN Management Tools
  1. Cisco Nexus Switch Management
  • Using the CMP
  • Configuring User Management
  • 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