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Cisco Data Centre Networking Infrastructure Support Specialist DCNI-2 642-974

Course Title: Implementing Cisco Data Centre Networking

Infrastructure Support 2 v3.0

Course Code: DCNI-2 642-974
Duration: 4 Days


Course Overview

The Implementing Cisco Data Centre Networking Infrastructure Support 2 v3.0 (DCNI-2) training course has been designed to teach candidates how to implement an enterprise Data Centre routing and switching infrastructure with the next-generation Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 platforms. The focus of the first 3 days will be on the Nexus 7000, with an overview of the Nexus 5000 and FCoE on Day 4. DCNI-2 provides a technical overview of the Nexus platform architecture, deployment and operations including Virtual Device Contexts, Layer 2 and Layer 3 features, QoS and security. Candidates will explore the features of NX-OS and the Nexus platform by performing hands-on practical labs using a Nexus 7000 simulator.

Target Audience

Candidates who should consider attending the DCNI-2 642-974 Cisco training course are Network Engineers responsible for the design, implementation or support of a Cisco Nexus based Network.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the DCNI-2 642-974 course candidates will be able to:
  • Describe the key features of the Nexus 7010 chassis
  • Describe supervisor engine and line card module features
  • Describe the key features of the Nexus 7010 power supplies and fan cooling system
  • Describe the Connectivity Management Processor
  • Describe the basic architecture of NX-OS
  • Explain NX-OS process recovery
  • Explain NX-OS supervisor redundancy
  • Explain how the Nexus 5000 functions within SAN and LAN environments
  • Describe the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol

Course Prerequisites

Candidates attending the DCNI-2 642-974 Cisco training course are required to have previously attended ICND1, ICND2, and Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN) or possess the equivalent skills and knowledge.

Testing and Certification

The DCNI-2 Cisco training course is the recommended preparation for the 642-974 DCNIS-2 - Data Centre Network Infrastructure Support 2. Please note that this course is required to achieve the Cisco Data Centre Networking Infrastructure Support Specialist Specialisation as well as for candidates seeking to achieve the Cisco Channel Partner Data Centre Accreditation.

Course Content

Module 1: Using the Cisco Nexus 7000 in Data Centre Networks

Lesson 1: Understanding the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Chassis Overview
  • Introducing the Supervisor Engine and Line Cards
  • Introduction to the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Fabric Modules
  • Virtual Output Queuing
  • VOQ Operation
  • Introducing Power Supplies and Cooling
  • Connectivity Management Processor
  • Cisco Nexus 7018 Chassis
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Site Preparation

Lesson 2: Overview of the Cisco Nexus 7000

  • Introducing Cisco NX-OS
  • Introducing Cisco NX-OS Process Recovery
  • Introducing Cisco NX-OS Supervisor Redundancy

Lesson 3: Introducing the Virtual Device Contexts in the Cisco Nexus 7000

  • Introducing Virtualization
  • VDC Configuration
  • High Availability

Lesson 4: Managing the Cisco Nexus 7000

  • SNMP and XML
  • Cisco Generic Online Diagnosis
  • Cisco Embedded Event Manager
  • Smart Call Home
  • Cisco Data Centre Network Manager
  • System Message Logging
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
  • Role-Based Access Control
  • Configuration Rollback

Lesson 5: Cisco Nexus 7000 and NX-OS Layer 2 Protocols and Features

  • Cisco Nexus 7000 and Cisco NX-OS Layer 2 Overview
  • VLANs and PVLANs
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Port Channels
  • IGMP Snooping
  • Unidirectional Link Detection

Lesson 6: Cisco Nexus 7000 and NX-OS Layer 3 Protocols and Features

  • Layer 3 Unicast Routing Overview
  • First-Hop Routing Protocols
  • Routing Protocols
  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding
  • Policy-Based Routing
  • Layer 3 Port Channel
  • Tunnels
  • Layer 3 Multicast

Lesson 7: Cisco Nexus 7000 and Cisco NX-OS Quality of Service

  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series QoS Overview
  • Port QoS
  • Forwarding Engine QoS
  • Modular QoS CLI Overview
  • Class Map
  • Table Map
  • Policy Map
  • Service Policy

Lesson 8: Cisco Nexus 7000 and Cisco NX-OS Security

  • Introduction to Cisco Nexus 7000 and Cisco NX-OS Security
  • Traffic Integrity
  • Control Plane Protection
  • Access Control
  • Admission Control
  • Data Confidentiality
  • Role-Based Access Control

Lesson 9: Troubleshooting

  • Ethanalyser: Wireshark in Cisco NX-OS Software
  • SPAN and RSPAN
  • Cisco NX-OS Software Troubleshooting Process

Module 2: Using the Cisco Nexus 5000 and 2000 in Data Centre Networks

Lesson 1: Overview of the Cisco Nexus 5000 and 2000

  • Challenges in the Data Centre
  • I/O Consideration
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch Products
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch Features and Benefits
  • FCoE Adapters and Software Stack
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch Management Tools
  • Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
  • Configuring the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender

Lesson 2: Understanding Fibre Channel

  • Fibre Channel Networks
  • Fibre Channel Frames
  • Fibre Channel Flow Control
  • Fabric Login
  • Process Login
  • Fabric Shortest Path First
  • VSANS and Zoning
  • N_Port Identifier Virtualization
  • Cisco N_Port Virtualizer
  • Standard Fabric Services

Lesson 3: Implementing an FCoE Network Using Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches

  • FCoE Network Design
  • Virtualizing Host Connections
  • Configuring FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000
  • Configuring Zoning on the Cisco Nexus 5000
  • Configuring N_Port Virtualization on the Cisco Nexus 5000
Labs:
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Hardware Platform
  • Managing System Configuration
  • Creating VDCs
  • Layer 2 Switching
  • First-Hop Redundancy Protocols
  • Configuring Routing Protocols
  • Quality of Service
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Security Features
  • Cisco Data Centre Network Manager
  • Troubleshooting Using Ethanalyser and SPAN
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Hardware Platform and System Management
  • Configuring FCoE and the Cisco Nexus 2148T Fabric Extender
  • Configuring the VMware ESX Server and the CNA
  • Cisco Nexus Product Family Solution Example
  • Configuring N_Port Virtualization on the Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch
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