Implementing and configuring the Cisco Nexus 5000

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Overview of the Nexus 5000 (8 topics)

  • Challenges in the Data Center
  • I/O Consolidation
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch Products
  • Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
  • Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
  • Network Design
  • FCoE Adapters and Software Stack
  • Switch Management Tools

Fibre Channel Primer (7 topics)

  • Fibre Channel Layering and Services
  • Fibre Channel Addressing
  • Fibre Channel Frames
  • Fibre Channel Flow Control
  • Zoning Overview
  • Fibre Channel Routing
  • The Registered State Change Notification Process

Ethernet Primer (5 topics)

  • The Challenges of Shared LANs
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer

Server Virtualization Primer (7 topics)

  • Server Virtualization
  • VMware Virtualization
  • Virtual Networking with VMware
  • Virtual Storage Networking with VMware
  • Cisco Nexus 1000v Series Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 with VN-Link
  • N_P Identification Virtualization

Understanding the FCoE Protocol (3 topics)

  • Current FCOE Architecture
  • FCOE Enode MAC Addresses
  • FCOE Initialization Protocol (FIP)

Nexus 5000 System Architecture (4 topics)

  • System Architecture
  • Switch Fabric Data Path
  • Traffic Forwarding
  • Multicast

Ethernet Enhancements (4 topics)

  • Converged Enhanced Ethernet
  • Priority Flow Control
  • Bandwidth management
  • Data Center Bridging Exchange

Future Directions (6 topics)

  • FCoE Initialization Protocl
  • Lossless Ethernet Bridging
  • Network interface Virtualization
  • Delayed Drop
  • Congestion Management
  • End host Virtualizer

Configuring FCoE Server Connectivity (5 topics)

  • Converged Network Adapters
  • Host-Based Failover
  • QLogic CNAs
  • Emulex CNAs
  • Usingthe FCoE Software Stack

Configuring a Nexus 5000 Switch in Switch Mode (6 topics)

  • Switch Configuration Overview
  • Configuring Administrative Access
  • Configuring Virtual Interface Groups in NX-OS 4.0
  • Configuring the Ethernet Uplink Ports
  • Configuring FC Uplink Ports
  • Verifying the Configuration

Managing Nexus 5000 Switches with Cisco Device Manager and Cisco Fabric Manager (2 topics)

  • Monitoring a Nexus 5000 Switch with Cisco Device Manager
  • Monitoring an FCoE Network with Cisco Fabric Manager

Configuring Nexus 5000 Switches in NPV Mode (3 topics)

  • Understanding NPV Mode
  • Configuring NPV Mode
  • Verifying Switch Configuration in NPV Mode

Managing Traffic Flow (5 topics)

  • Understanding QoS Policy Management
  • Configuring Qos Policy
  • Tuning the MTU Value
  • Configuring Priority Flow Control
  • IGMP Snooping

Configuring High Availability (5 topics)

  • High Availability in an FCoE Network
  • Configuring Server-Side High Availability
  • Understanding PortChannels
  • Configuring Ethernet PortChannels
  • Configuring FC PortChannels

Securing the Switch (5 topics)

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

Managing the Switch (4 topics)

  • Role-Based Access Control
  • SNMP and XML Support
  • GOLD and EEM
  • Smart Call Home

Monitoring and Troubleshooting (7 topics)

  • Diagnostics and Monitoring
  • SPAN
  • Ethanalyzer
  • Configuring SPAN
  • TroubleshootingInterface Errors
  • Troubleshooting Logical Interface Errors
  • Password Recovery

Prerequisites

Familiarity with Cisco Ethernet switching products Ability to configure adv. Layer 2 Ethernet services, including QoS and Spanning Tree Basic working knowledge of Fibre Channel and Storage Networking Understanding of Cisco Data Center architecture

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