VTS Session on Configuring the Cisco Nexus Data Center Transport (CCNDC – T)

VTS Session on Configuring the Cisco Nexus Data Center Transport (CCNDC - T) -
VTS Session on Configuring the Cisco Nexus Data Center Transport (CCNDC – T)

VTS Session on Configuring the Cisco Nexus Data Center Transport (CCNDC – T)

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2 days course

Virtual Training Services

Course Schedule

 Feb 6 to Feb 7, 2018
London

May 7 to May 8, 2018
London

Aug 8 to Aug 9, 2018
London

Nov 6 to Nov 7, 2018
London

Course Details

VTS Session on Configuring the Cisco Nexus Data Center Transport (CCNDC-T)

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.

Duration

  • Virtual classroom offering: two days, six hours a day.

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, 5000, and 7000 Series products to support a virtual computing environment

Session Outline

  • Module 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
  • Module 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
  • Module 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
  • Module 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: Configuring and Verifying the Layer 2 Data Center Topology
  • Lab 3: Configuring and Verifying the Layer 3 Data Center Topology

 

  • 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 session:

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