Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This 3-day course is 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.


After you complete this course you will be able to:

  • 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.

Target Audience

Network, systems, and consulting systems engineers, as well as server administrators Network designers, administrators, and managers involved in the mangement, configuration and deployment of the Cisco Nexus 1000v Switch.

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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


  • Good understanding of networking protocols. ICND1 and ICND2 or CCNABC Recommended
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment. VSICM recommended.

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