This course is designed for data center architects and engineers who are preparing for the CCIE Data Center Lab Exam.
This instructor-led Cisco® Data Center CCIE® Unified Fabric Workshop is designed for candidates who are preparing to take the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert – Data Center Certification lab exam. This course will challenge students with complex lab scenarios that provide a deep dive into the detailed configuration and optimization of protocols and features found in the data center unified fabric. Topics include configuration of Cisco unified fabric features available in NX-OS, encompassing both the Cisco Nexus® and Cisco MDS platforms. The labs provide detailed insight into the areas defined in the Cisco Data Center Infrastructure – NXOS and Cisco Storage Networking Cisco CCIE DC Lab exam topics. Although approximately 80 percent of the course consists of labs, instructors will provide students with an understanding of how to interpret Cisco exam questions, a detailed solution for each challenge examples of common mistakes, troubleshooting techniques, and validation As students recognise their weaknesses, instructors will offer chalk talks to help candidates better understand protocols and work through their knowledge gaps.
Introduction Explain where the CCIEDC-UF course fits in the overall data center curriculum Clarify prerequisite knowledge and skills Review the CCIE data center lab exam blueprint Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Basic switch configuration Implement virtual device contexts Configure VLANs, ports, and UDLD Optimize STP Implement fabric extender connectivity Configure and optimize fabric path Implement virtual port channels (vPCs), EvPC, and vPC+ Optimize vPC Implement basic EIGRP and basic OSPF in data center environment Implement BFD for dynamic routing protocols, ECMP, and multicast Configure FHRP Optimize graceful restart/NSF Configure OTV multicast and unicast Optimize OTV FHRP filterin across OTV Create user accounts with RBAC, manage system files, and verify DCNM Implement AAA services, port security, NTP, PTP, and NetFlow Configure SNMPv2 and SNMPv3, ACLs, Cisco TrustSec®, SPAN, ERSPAN, and Smart Call Home Establish DHCP snooping, DAI, and source guard Cisco Data Center Storage Configure Fibre Channel Implement port channel, ISL, trunking, and zoning Configure security features Manage FC oversubscription Implement Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), NPV and NPIV features, unified fabric switch different modes of operation, QoS features, multihop FCoE,FCIP, and security features Implement SAN extension tuner Implement iSCSI (including advanced features) and iSCSI security features Cisco Data Center Troubleshooting. Given an OTV problem, identify the problem and potential fix Given a VDC problem, identify the problem and potential fix Given a vPC problem, identify the problem and potential fix Given a Layer 2 problem, identify the problem and potential fix Given a Layer 3 problem, identify the problem and potential fix Given a multicast problem, identify the problem and potential fix Given a fabric path problem, identify the problem and potential fix Given a unified fabric problem, identify the problem and potential fix Labs Lab 1: Discover Network and Establish Base L2 Connectivity Lab 2: Enhanced L2 Connectivity Lab 3: L3 Connectivity Lab 4: NXOS High Availability Lab 5: NXOS Security Lab 6: NXOS Management Lab 7: Fibre Channel Lab 8: Unified Fabric: FCoE Lab 9: iSCSI Lab 10: Troubleshooting
After completing this course you should be able to implement and troubleshoot: Layer 2 and Layer 3 connectivity Multicast Data center interconnect High availability Switch and port security and switch management services Fibre Channel, FCoE, and iSCSI services