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DCNX1K: Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V v2.0

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.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should 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.

Course Content

Course Introduction
Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch and Virtual Networking Architecture

  • Lesson 1: Reviewing the Virtual Infrastructure
  • Lesson 2: Networking in the VMware Infrastructure
  • Lesson 3: Configuring VMware Switching
  • Lesson 4: Reviewing the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch 
  • Lesson 5: Reviewing the Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance and Virtual Services Blades
  • Lesson 6: Installing and Upgrading the Virtual Supervisor and VEMs 

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Feature Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Port Profiles 
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Security Features
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Quality of Service
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Management Features
  • Lesson 5: Configuring System Management Features
  • Lesson 6: Using Basic Troubleshooting Tools

Lab Outline

Lab 1-1: Setting Up the Lab Environment
Lab 1-2: Installing the Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM
Lab 1-3: Installing the Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM
Lab 1-4: Upgrading the Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM and VEM
Lab 2-1: Optimizing the Cisco Nexus 1000V Implementation
Lab 2-2: Configuring Security Features
Lab 2-3: Configuring Quality of Service
Lab 2-4: Configuring Management Features
Lab 2-5: Configuring SPAN and ERSPAN
Lab 2-6: Troubleshooting the Cisco Nexus 1000V

 

Target Audience

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

                Network, systems, and consulting systems engineers, as well as server administrators

 The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

                Network designers, administrators, and managers.

Course Duration

3 days

Suggested Pre-requisites

The knowledge and skills that a student must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • CCNA

  • Good understanding of the VMware environment with recommended VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course or equivalent

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