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Course Code ICNX1V
Duration 2 Days
Price $1,995
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Course Description

The Cisco Nexus 1000V is a virtual switch that resides within the VMware ESX Server instance and provides operations and management consistency with existing Cisco Nexus and Catalyst switches.The Nexus 1000V leverages the VN-Link specification, together with VMware's vNetwork Distributed Switch (DVS) framework, to offer tightly integrated network services as part of a comprehensive Data Center server virtualization strategy.

This 2-day course provides you with an indepth look at the design and configuration process for the Cisco Nexus 1000V, including hands-on labs in which you will configure a VMware infrastructure,configure the Nexus 1000V and demonstrate policy mobility during virtual machine migration.

After you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the VMware virtual networking environment
  • Describe the Nexus 1000V switch and its role in a virtual server network environment
  • Describevirtual access layer architecture using the Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • Perform basic configuration of ESX virtual machines and Import VMs from a SAN
  • Install and configure the Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profiles
  • Configure QoS on the Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • Configure Nexus 1000VSecurity policies
  • Monitor and troubleshoot Nexus 1000V environments

Course Modules

Introducing the Cisco Nexus 1000V (4 topics)

  • Data Center Access Layer Networks
  • Virtual Environment Overview
  • Cisco Virtual Switching Overview
  • Feature Overview

VMware Networking (4 topics)

  • Virtual Access Layer
  • vSwitchConfiguration
  • vSwitch Security
  • Distributed Virtual Switch

Cisco Nexus 1000V Architecture (2 topics)

  • Architectural Overview
  • Installation and Operation

Cisco Nexus Design Considerations (2 topics)

  • VN-Link
  • Access Layer Designs

Installing and Configuring the Nexus 1000V (6 topics)

  • Configure VSM vSwitch Networks
  • VSM Virtual Machine Creation
  • Initial VSM Configuration
  • Connect the VSM to vCenter
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V HA Configuration
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V Licensing

ConfiguringPort Profiles (7 topics)

  • Port Profiles
  • VLAN Configuration
  • Creating Uplink Profiles
  • Creating VM data Port Profiles
  • Configuring Nexus 1000V Port Channels
  • Adding Hosts to the VSM
  • Adding VMs tothe VSM

Managing Security (4 topics)

  • Access Control Lists
  • Configuring Access Control Lists
  • Understanding Private VLANs
  • Configuring Private VLANs

Traffic Flow (2 topics)

  • IGMP Snooping
  • QoS

Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting (4 topics)

  • Netflow
  • SPAN
  • Troubleshooting VSM Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting VM Connectivity

Labs (7 topics)

  • Lab 1: Populating the vCenter Database
  • Lab 2:Configuring VMware Networking
  • Lab 3: Installing the Nexus 1000V
  • Lab 4: Configuring PortProfiles
  • Lab 5: Nexus 1000V Switch Managemen
  • Lab 6:Configuring Security
  • Lab 7:HA and QoS


CCNA level knowledge of Routing and Switching is recommended.

Course Dates

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