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 is a hands-on course that focuses on designing and configuring a data center network to support a virtual computing environment (VCE).Students will construct a highly available and modular network infrastructure that can be used to provide virtualized cloud-based services using the Cisco Nexus® and MDS family of products. The Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches as well as the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders and Cisco Nexus 1000vwill be configured into a scalable data center network. VMware vSphere ESX-based virtual machines will be connected to the data center infrastructure. Topics covered include the configuration of a data center unified fabric using both Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet as well as the configuration of VMware virtual switching to a Cisco Nexus based data center network. In addition, the lecture and labs will cover how to configure both VMware VMotion and Storage VMotion in the data center environment.Students will also learn how to scale the data center Layer 2 environment using Cisco® FabricPath and Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV).
Configuring the Cisco Nexus Data Center Transport Infrastructure Determining the Elements of Proper Data Center Design Selecting Hardware to Meet the Data Center Design Requirements Performing Initial Device Setup and Software Configuration Configuring and Verifying the Data Center Transport Infrastructure Configuring the Cisco Nexus Data Center for Virtual Machines Connecting Virtualized Machines to the Network Enabling the Storage Infrastructure Verifying the End-to-End Virtual Computing Environment Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Scaling and Interconnecting the Cisco Nexus Data Center Scaling the Data Center Using Cisco FabricPath Connecting Multiple Data Centers Together Using OTV Labs: Lab 1: Managing the Cisco Nexus Hardware and Software Platforms Lab 2: Creating a Virtual Network Device Lab 3: Configuring and Verifying the Layer 2 Data Center Topology Lab 4: Configuring and Verifying the Layer 3 Data Center Topology Lab 5: Connecting Virtual Machines to the Network Lab 6: Enabling the Storage Infrastructure Lab 7: Verifying End-to-End Data Center Connectivity Using VMotion and Storage VMotion Lab 8: Installing and Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch Lab 9: Scaling the Data Center Using Cisco FabricPath Lab 10: Connecting Multiple Data Centers Together Using OTV
After you complete this course you will 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, 6000 and 7000 Series products to support a virtual computing environment Configure a Cisco Nexus unified fabric data center network using Ethernet and FibreChannel over Ethernet Configure a Cisco MDS-based Fibre Channel data center storage area network Connect VMware vSphere ESX-based virtual machines using redundant connections to a Cisco Nexus based unified data center fabric Configure a data center network to enable virtual machine migration using VMware VMotion and Storage VMotion technologies Scale the Layer 2 data center environment using Cisco FabricPath Connect multiple data centers together using OTV Configure a Cisco Nexus 1000V distributed virtual switching environment