Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Training (DCNX1K) v2.0

Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Training (DCNX1K)

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Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Training (DCNX1K) – Course Overview:

Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Training (DCNX1K) Course Description

This Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Training (DCNX1K) v2.0 course is designed for systems and field engineers who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch. The Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Training (DCNX1K) v2.0 course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch. The highlights of emerging features of the Cisco Nexus 1000V are also discussed. Version 2.0 of this Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Training (DCNX1K) course is an update that covers the feature differences between version 4.2(1)SV1(4a) and version 4.2(1)SV1(5.1).

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Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Training (DCNX1K) course:

• Network engineers, server engineers, designers, administrators, and systems engineers
• Anyone who installs, configures, or manages the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch

Related Courses:

Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches Training (DCNX5K)
Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches Training (DCNX7K) v3.0

Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Training (DCNX1K) – Objectives:

Upon completing this Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Training (DCNX1K) course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Configure and manage the Cisco Nexus 1000V
• Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance (VSA) and Virtual Service Blades (VSBs) in a data center environment
• Features of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch and Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance, and
• Integrate products into the Cisco virtual architecture
• Configure the key features of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
• Use Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch features in the data center virtual infrastructure design

Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Training (DCNX1K) – Course Syllabus:

1: Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch and Virtual Networking Architecture

Reviewing the Virtual Infrastructure
Explain the concept of server virtualization, and identify the differences between multiple virtualization approaches
Describe the characteristics of VMs
Explain the benefits of VMs
Explain the VMware management environment and tools
Describe how to position vSphere
Describe the ESX and ESXi architectures
Describe VMware vShield Edge devices and their management
Explain the concept of VDI
Networking in the VMware Infrastructure
Explain how a VMware vSwitch works
Describe how to set up a VM firewall
Describe different network connection types in an ESX server
Explain how to map physical network ports to virtual ones
Describe how to configure policies on port groups
Describe how to configure VLANs on port groups
Describe how to configure security policies for networking
Explain load balancing in VMware
Explain the importance of Fibre Channel in a VMware environment
Explain the role of the VMFS datastore and describe SDRS
Explain the role of NAS and NFS datastores
Describe the Cisco virtual networking difference
Explain how vCloud Director creates networks for vApps in a vCloud environment
Configuring VMware Switching
Installing a VMware vSwitch
New DVS Features
Installing a DVS
Configuring Network Adapters on a DVS
Configuring Port Groups on a DVS
Configuring Trunking on a DVS
Reviewing the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
Identify the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series components
Describe the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series virtual chassis
Discuss the benefits of single chassis management
Explain the scalability capabilities of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Describe the components that are required for communication on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Explain high availability in the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Describe how to troubleshoot high availability on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Explain the importance of the domain ID in the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Explain the licensing requirements in Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Explain how the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series fits into in the Cisco data center architecture
Explain how the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series integrates with vCloud Director
Reviewing the Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance and Virtual Services Blades
Explain the function of the Cisco Nexus 1010 in the data center virtual infrastructure
Describe the function of the Cisco Prime NAM VSB in the data center virtual infrastructure
Describe the function of the Cisco VSG in the data center virtual infrastructure
Describe the function of Cisco vWAAS
Installing and Upgrading the Virtual Supervisor and VEMs
Describe how to install and upgrade the VSM, and perform the initial configuration
Describe how to create the VSM VM, and perform the initial configuration
Describe how to install the VEM on the ESX host
Describe the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Installation Management Center
Describe how to troubleshoot a module that is not coming up on the VSM
Describe how to troubleshoot VSMs that have not been brought into service as expected
Describe how to delete a DVS from the vCenter Server when there is no connectivity to the VSMs

2: Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Feature Configuration

Configuring Port Profiles
Describe how port profiles are used on the ESX host
Describe how VLANs are used in port profiles
Describe how PVLANs are used in port profiles
Describe VXLANs, and explain how they are used and configured with port profiles in virtual infrastructure design
Describe how to use port profiles and port groups in virtual infrastructure design
Describe how to configure port profiles on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Describe how to troubleshoot port profiles on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Describe how to configure support for redundant routing protocols in VMs
Describe how to configure support for Microsoft NLB
Describe how to configure system port profiles on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Describe how to configure uplink port profiles on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Describe how to configure a port channel in the uplink port profile
Explain how to configure and use vPC-HM on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Explain how to troubleshoot problematic ports
Configuring Security Features
Describe the security features available on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Describe how to configure ACLs on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Describe how to use and configure port security on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Describe how to troubleshoot port security issues on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Explain the concept of DHCP snooping, and describe how it can be applied on a Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Explain the purpose of DAI, and describe how to configure it on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Explain the IP Source Guard feature, and describe how to configure it on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Configuring Quality of Service
Explain the purpose of QoS on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Explain how QoS is implemented and used on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Describe how to configure QoS classification on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Explain the statistics monitoring process on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Explain the use of CBWFQ policies on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Configuring Management Features
Describe the management features of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Discuss how to configure Secure Shell (SSH) connectivity on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
Explain how AAA functionality of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series can be configured
Explain the benefits of role-based access control (RBAC) and how it can be applied on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Explain the configuration process for the Cisco Nexus 1000V Network Segmentation Manager
Introduce the Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Explain the use and configuration of Virtual Service Domains
Configuring System Management Features
Identify the system management features available on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series
Describe how to configure VSM backup and recovery on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
Describe how to configure the Cisco Discovery Protocol so that neighboring switches can be discovered
Describe how the configuration files can be managed on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
Describe how to configure Simple Network Management Protocol
Describe how to configure NetFlow for traffic monitoring on a Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
Using Basic Troubleshooting Tools
Use CLI commands to help identify the location of a problem
Describe how to configure and use the syslog feature on a Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
Describe how to configure and use local Switch Port Analyzer (SPAN) on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch to monitor local virtual machine (VM) traffic
Describe how to configure and use Encapsulated Remote SPAN (ERSPAN) to capture VM traffic to a remote device

Course Labs

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

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