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Advanced Services’ VTS on Configuring the Cisco Nexus Data Center Transport 1.0

Following are the prerequisites for this session: ● CCNA® level networking knowledge and experience configuring Cisco® network routers and switches ● Introductory level understanding of data center architectures and virtualization concepts To locate Cisco courses that cover the listed prerequisites, go to the Cisco Training & Events webpage at
Course Content

course contents This Virtual Training Services (VTS) offering "Configuring the Cisco Nexus Data Center Transport (CCNDC-T) Version 1.0" is an educational session that includes lecture by a Cisco subject matter expert and hands-on practice exercises that focus on designing and configuring a data center network to support a virtual computing environment (VCE). Using the Cisco Nexus® family of products, you will construct a highly available and modular network infrastructure that can be used to provide virtualized cloud-based services. You will learn about configuring the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders and Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 Series Switches into a scalable data center network. For more information, please visit

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to: ● Describe current data center strategies such as cloud computing, virtualization, and unified fabric ● Configure a modern end-to-end data center infrastructure using the Cisco Nexus 2000, 5000, and 7000 Series products to support a virtual computing environment

  • Course Outline
    The session outline is as follows: ● Module 1: Determining the Elements of Proper Data Center Design ◦ Cloud Computing Defined ◦ Designing a Data Center Using Virtualization ◦ Technology That Enables Server, Networking, and Storage Virtualization ◦ Building a Data Center Unified Fabric with Fibre Channel over Ethernet ● Module 2: Selecting Hardware to Meet the Data Center Design Requirements ◦ Building a Data Center with a Hierarchical Network Design ◦ Cisco Nexus 7000 Core and Aggregation Layer Hardware Overview ◦ Cisco Nexus 5000 Access Layer Hardware Overview ◦ Cisco Nexus 2000 Virtual Access Layer Hardware Overview ◦ Placing the Physical Equipment in the Data Center Design ● Module 3: Performing Initial Device Setup and Software Configuration ◦ Cisco NX-OS Data Center Network Operating System Overview ◦ Initializing and Monitoring a Cisco Nexus Device ◦ Performing an Upgrade of the Cisco NX-OS Software ◦ Creating a Virtual Network Device ● Module 4: Configuring and Verifying the Data Center Transport Infrastructure ◦ Layer 2 Data Center Design Using VLANs, Virtual Port Channels, Rapid Spanning Tree, and Fabric Extenders ◦ Configuring and Verifying the Layer 2 Data Center Topology ◦ Layer 3 Data Center Design Using Routed Interfaces/Subinterfaces/VLANs, Hot Standby Routing Protocol, and Open Shortest Path First ◦ Configuring and Verifying the Layer 3 Data Center Topology
    Who Should Attend
    This session is intended for network or data center professionals who are involved in the design, implementation, or support of virtualized and/or cloud compute data centers.. This VTS supports a maximum of 12 students in a single session.
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  • Technology

    Data Center

  • Delivery

  • Duration

     2  Hours

Currently there are no scheduled offerings for this course.