Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V v2.0 - DCNX1K (Data Center)

Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V v2.0 - DCNX1K (Data Center) Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

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Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V is a three-day instructor-led training program designed for systems and field engineers who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch. The course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch.

Version 2.0 of this course is an update that covers the feature differences between version 4.2(1)SV1(4a) and version 4.2(1)SV1(5.1). Labs and Courseware are updated in this version of the course.

Additionally time is spent discussing the highlights of emerging features of the Cisco Nexus 1000V.

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Intended Audience for this Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V v2.0 - DCNX1K (Data Center) Course

  • » The primary audience for this course is Network, systems, and consulting systems engineers, as well as server administrators
  • » The secondary audience for this course is Network designers, administrators, and managers

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Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V v2.0 - DCNX1K (Data Center) Course Objectives

  • » Describe the features of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch and Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance, and explain how these products are integrated into the Cisco virtual architecture
  • » Describe how to configure the key features of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series and discuss how these features are used in the data center virtual infrastructure design

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Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V v2.0 - DCNX1K (Data Center) Course Outline

      1. Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch and Virtual Networking Architecture
        1. Reviewing the Virtual Infrastructure
          1. Explain the concept of server virtualization, and identify the differences between multiple virtualization approaches
          2. Describe the characteristics of VMs
          3. Explain the benefits of VMs
          4. Explain the VMware management environment and tools
          5. Describe how to position vSphere
          6. Describe the ESX and ESXi architectures
          7. Describe VMware vShield Edge devices and their management
          8. Explain the concept of VDI
        2. Networking in the VMware Infrastructure
          1. Explain how a VMware vSwitch works
          2. Describe how to set up a VM firewall
          3. Describe different network connection types in an ESX server
          4. Explain how to map physical network ports to virtual ones
          5. Describe how to configure policies on port groups
          6. Describe how to configure VLANs on port groups
          7. Describe how to configure security policies for networking
          8. Explain load balancing in VMware
          9. Explain the importance of Fibre Channel in a VMware environment
          10. Explain the role of the VMFS datastore and describe SDRS
          11. Explain the role of NAS and NFS datastores
          12. Describe the Cisco virtual networking difference
          13. Explain how vCloud Director creates networks for vApps in a vCloud environment
        3. Configuring VMware Switching
          1. Installing a VMware vSwitch
          2. New DVS Features
          3. Installing a DVS
          4. Configuring Network Adapters on a DVS
          5. Configuring Port Groups on a DVS
          6. Configuring Trunking on a DVS
        4. Reviewing the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
          1. Identify the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series components
          2. Describe the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series virtual chassis
          3. Discuss the benefits of single chassis management
          4. Explain the scalability capabilities of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          5. Describe the components that are required for communication on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          6. Explain high availability in the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          7. Describe how to troubleshoot high availability on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          8. Explain the importance of the domain ID in the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          9. Explain the licensing requirements in Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          10. Explain how the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series fits into in the Cisco data center architecture
          11. Explain how the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series integrates with vCloud Director
        5. Reviewing the Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance and Virtual Services Blades
          1. Explain the function of the Cisco Nexus 1010 in the data center virtual infrastructure
          2. Describe the function of the Cisco Prime NAM VSB in the data center virtual infrastructure
          3. Describe the function of the Cisco VSG in the data center virtual infrastructure
          4. Describe the function of Cisco vWAAS
        6. Installing and Upgrading the Virtual Supervisor and VEMs
          1. Describe how to install and upgrade the VSM, and perform the initial configuration
          2. Describe how to create the VSM VM, and perform the initial configuration
          3. Describe how to install the VEM on the ESX host
          4. Describe the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Installation Management Center
          5. Describe how to troubleshoot a module that is not coming up on the VSM
          6. Describe how to troubleshoot VSMs that have not been brought into service as expected
          7. Describe how to delete a DVS from the vCenter Server when there is no connectivity to the VSMs
      2. Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Feature Configuration
        1. Configuring Port Profiles
          1. Describe how port profiles are used on the ESX host
          2. Describe how VLANs are used in port profiles
          3. Describe how PVLANs are used in port profiles
          4. Describe VXLANs, and explain how they are used and configured with port profiles in virtual infrastructure design
          5. Describe how to use port profiles and port groups in virtual infrastructure design
          6. Describe how to configure port profiles on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          7. Describe how to troubleshoot port profiles on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          8. Describe how to configure support for redundant routing protocols in VMs
          9. Describe how to configure support for Microsoft NLB
          10. Describe how to configure system port profiles on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          11. Describe how to configure uplink port profiles on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          12. Describe how to configure a port channel in the uplink port profile
          13. Explain how to configure and use vPC-HM on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          14. Explain how to troubleshoot problematic ports
        2. Configuring Security Features
          1. Describe the security features available on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          2. Describe how to configure ACLs on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          3. Describe how to use and configure port security on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          4. Describe how to troubleshoot port security issues on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          5. Explain the concept of DHCP snooping, and describe how it can be applied on a Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          6. Explain the purpose of DAI, and describe how to configure it on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          7. Explain the IP Source Guard feature, and describe how to configure it on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
        3. Configuring Quality of Service
          1. Explain the purpose of QoS on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          2. Explain how QoS is implemented and used on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          3. Describe how to configure QoS classification on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          4. Explain the statistics monitoring process on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          5. Explain the use of CBWFQ policies on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
        4. Configuring Management Features
          1. Describe the management features of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          2. Discuss how to configure Secure Shell (SSH) connectivity on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
          3. Explain how AAA functionality of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series can be configured
          4. Explain the benefits of role-based access control (RBAC) and how it can be applied on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          5. Explain the configuration process for the Cisco Nexus 1000V Network Segmentation Manager
          6. Introduce the Cisco Data Center Network Manager
          7. Explain the use and configuration of Virtual Service Domains
        5. Configuring System Management Features
          1. Identify the system management features available on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
          2. Describe how to configure VSM backup and recovery on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
          3. Describe how to configure the Cisco Discovery Protocol so that neighboring switches can be discovered
          4. Describe how the configuration files can be managed on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
          5. Describe how to configure Simple Network Management Protocol
          6. Describe how to configure NetFlow for traffic monitoring on a Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
        6. Using Basic Troubleshooting Tools
          1. Use CLI commands to help identify the location of a problem
          2. Describe how to configure and use the syslog feature on a Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
          3. Describe how to configure and use local Switch Port Analyzer (SPAN) on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch to monitor local virtual machine (VM) traffic
          4. Describe how to configure and use Encapsulated Remote SPAN (ERSPAN) to capture VM traffic to a remote device
      3. Lab
        1. Setting Up the Lab Environment
        2. Installing the Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM
        3. Installing the Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM
        4. Upgrading the Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM and VEM
        5. Optimizing the Cisco Nexus 1000V Implementation
        6. Configuring Security Features
        7. Configuring Quality of Service
        8. Configuring Management Features
        9. Configuring SPAN and ERSPAN
        10. Troubleshooting the Cisco Nexus 1000V

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

David M.
- Networking expert with several Cisco certifications, including CCENT, CCNA, CCDA, CCSI, and CCVP. - Has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning. - Average rating of 8.75 out of 9 on student evaluation reports.

Bio:

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.
Michael G.
- 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.

Bio:

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.
William D.
- 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.

Bio:

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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