In this incredibly in-depth CBT Nuggets course, CBT Nuggets trainer Anthony Sequeira guides students through the implementation of Cisco Unified Fabric technologies. This includes a detailed examination of Cisco Nexus switches and Cisco MDS storage products.
Recommended skills: Familiarity with the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS)
Recommended equipment: While no specific equipment is required to enjoy the course, practice Nexus and MDS devices would benefit the student.
Related certifications: Cisco CCNP Data Center, Cisco CCIE Data Center
From the smallest organizations to the very largest, Cisco Data Center inventions are joining standards-based technologies to revolutionize the Information Technology (IT) industry. This course is critical for any engineer or designer that is interested in the future of network computing. Specifically, this course focuses on the Nexus and MDS equipment from Cisco Systems, and the technologies that make a unified fabric of LAN and SAN traffic possible. Some of the industry-hottest technologies are thoroughly explored including OTV, vPC, LISP, VM-FEX, and Cisco FabricPath (TRILL). This course is a perfect follow up from the CCNA Data Center courses here at CBT Nuggets, as well as the Cisco UCS courses.
Content: 01 - Intro 02 - Overview and Data Center Architectures 03 - The Nexus 7K Product Family 04 - PRACTICAL: Exploring the 7K 05 - Other Nexus Devices 06 - Introducing the NX-OS 07 - PRACTICAL: Initial Setup of the 5K 08 - IOS In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) 09 - System Level High Availability 10 - Virtual Device Contexts 11 - Virtual Device Context Configuration 12 - Basic Interface Parameters 13 - Configuring FEX 14 - Adapter FEX 15 - VLANs, VXLANS, and Private VLANs 16 - RSTP, MSTP, and STP Extensions 17 - Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels 18 - Configuring Port Channels and vPCs 19 - Port Channels and FEX 20 - PRACTICAL: FEX, PCs and vPCs 21 - Cisco FabricPath 22 - Configuring FabricPath 23 - PRACTICAL: FabricPath 24 - Routing Protocol Configurations 25 - Graceful Restart 26 - FHRPs 27 - Policy Based Routing (PBR) 28 - Multicast 29 - Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) 30 - Locator-ID Separation Protocol (LISP) 31 - Nexus Security Features 32 - Fibre Channel (FC) 33 - Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) 34 - Data Center Bridging (DCB) Enhancements 35 - Configuring SAN Technologies 36 - PRACTICAL: Initial Setup of the MDS 37 - User Management 38 - Virtualization and the Unified Fabric 39 - Cisco Fabric Services