Cisco Data Center CCIE Unified Fabric Workshop v1.0 - DCXUF
The instructor-led Cisco Data Center CCIE Unified Fabric Workshop (DCXUF) v1.0 is designed for candidates who are preparing to take the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert - Data Center Certification lab exam.
This course will challenge students with complex lab scenarios that provide a deep dive into the detailed configuration and optimization of protocols and features found in the data center unified fabric. Topics include configuration of Cisco unified fabric features available in NX-OS, encompassing both the Cisco Nexus and Cisco MDS platforms. The labs provide detailed insight into the areas defined in the Cisco Data Center Infrastructure - NXOS and Cisco Storage Networking Cisco CCIE DC Lab exam topics.
Although approximately 80 percent of the course consists of labs, instructors will provide students:
An understanding of how to interpret Cisco exam questions
A detailed solution for each challenge
Examples of common mistakes, troubleshooting techniques, and validation
As students learn their weaknesses, instructors will offer chalk talks to help candidates better understand protocols and work through deficiencies.
- » Network administrators
- » Network engineers, systems engineers, and consulting systems engineers
- » Technical solutions architects
- » Cisco integrators/partners
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- » Implement LAN and SAN connectivity in a unified computing environment
- » Implement unified computing server resources and management tasks
- » Manage high availability in a unified computing environment
- » Perform unified computing troubleshooting and maintenance tasks
- » Manage data center virtualization with the Cisco Nexus 1000V/implement security features
- » Implement data center application high availability and load balancing
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- Module 0: Course Introduction
- Explain where the CCIEDC-UF course fits in the overall data center curriculum
- Clarify prerequisite knowledge and skills
- Review the CCIE data center lab exam blueprint
- Module 1: Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
- Basic switch configuration
- Implement virtual device contexts
- Configure VLANs, ports, and UDLD
- Optimize STP
- Implement fabric extender connectivity
- Configure and optimize fabric path
- Implement virtual port channels (vPCs), EvPC, and vPC+
- Optimize vPC
- Implement basic EIGRP and basic OSPF in data center environment
- Implement BFD for dynamic routing protocols, ECMP, and multicast
- Configure FHRP
- Optimize graceful restart/NSF
- Configure OTV multicast and unicast
- Optimize OTV
- FHRP filtering across OTV
- Create user accounts with RBAC, manage system files, and verify DCNM
- Implement AAA services, port security, NTP, PTP, and NetFlow
- Configure SNMPv2 and SNMPv3, ACLs, Cisco TrustSec, SPAN, ERSPAN, and Smart Call Home
- Establish DHCP snooping, DAI, and source guard
- Module 2: Cisco Data Center Storage
- Configure Fibre Channel
- Implement port channel, ISL, trunking, and zoning
- Configure security features
- Manage FC oversubscription
- Implement Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), NPV and NPIV features, unified fabric switch different modes of operation, QoS features, multihop FCoE, FCIP, and security features
- Implement SAN extension tuner
- Implement iSCSI (including advanced features) and iSCSI security features
- Module 3: Cisco Data Center Troubleshooting.
- Given an OTV problem, identify the problem and potential fix
- Given a VDC problem, identify the problem and potential fix
- Given a vPC problem, identify the problem and potential fix
- Given a Layer 2 problem, identify the problem and potential fix
- Given a Layer 3 problem, identify the problem and potential fix
- Given a multicast problem, identify the problem and potential fix
- Given a fabric path problem, identify the problem and potential fix
- Given a unified fabric problem, identify the problem and potential fix
- Lab Outline
- Lab 1: Discover Network and Establish Base L2 Connectivity
- Lab 2: Enhanced L2 Connectivity
- Lab 3: L3 Connectivity
- Lab 4: NXOS High Availability
- Lab 5: NXOS Security
- Lab 6: NXOS Management
- Lab 7: Fibre Channel
- Lab 8: Unified Fabric: FCoE
- Lab 9: iSCSI
- Lab 10: Troubleshooting
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These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.
Our required skill-assessments ensure that:
- All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
- NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
- We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.
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- Has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning.
- Average rating of 8.75 out of 9 on student evaluation reports.
David has been in the Networking field for the past eleven years and holds several Cisco certifications. He has been an instructor since 2005 and has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning.
David is an extremely enthusiastic trainer with a raw passion towards teaching and delivering Cisco information and takes great pride in his career as an instructor, which has lead him to develop and deliver the class in his own unique way; very professional and knowledgeable, yet pleasant and enjoyable. His classes have a high passing rate for students taking certification exams, and averages 8.75 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
- Over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer.
- An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, as well as select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.
- High-skilled and acclaimed instructor. Has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning.
Michael has over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer. An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, Michael also teaches select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.
Michael's dedication and passion for teaching is unmatched. He has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning since 2006 and his evaluation scores average 8.7 out of 9.
- Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania, in addition to several IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of experience in the IT industry; background ranges from engineering, administration and escalation support in networks.
William is a highly-skilled IT professional with Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania. He has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years, with experience in engineering, administration and escalation support in networks ranging from small to large scale complex enterprise environments.
As a Cisco and CompTIA Subject Matter Expert, he holds several certifications, including Cisco CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE. William is one of NetCom's top trainers, consistently scoring high marks in student evaluations.
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