CCIE Data Center

1. Cisco Nexus 7K,5K & 2K:

Configuring 5K & 7K Switching Capabilities
  • Introduction to the Nexus OS

  • Trunking and VLANS

  • Etherchannels

  • SVI

  • IP ACLS

  • MAC ACLS

  • Remote Management

Configuring STP
  • Configuring Rapid STP on the Nexus Switches

  • Optimizing Rapid STP on the Nexus Switches

  • Configuring MST

Configuring Virtualization
  • Creating VDC

  • Creating VPC

Configuring Routing Protocols
  • Static Routes

  • EIGRP

  • OSPF

  • VRRP

  • Multicast Routing Protocols

  • HSRP

Configuring Advanced Technologies
  • Configuring FEX

  • Configuring FEX with VPC

  • OTV - Unicast Based

  • OTV - Multicast Based

2. Storage Networking:

Overview of the Storage Network
  • Port Types (F,FL,E,TE,N,NP)

  • Switch Types (NPV,NPIV)

Configuring the Nexus Switches for Storage
  • Configuring 5K Switches for Storage

  • Configuring FCOE

  • Configuring NPV/NPIV

  • Configuring a Storage VDC on a 7K

Configuring the MDS Switch
  • Configuring the MDS Switch to communicate to the storage devices

  • Configuring the MDS Switch for FCIP Trunking

  • Configuring the MDS Switch for FC Trunking

  • Configuring Etherchanneling on FC Ports

Configuring Virtual Fibre Channels (VFC)
  • Configuring VFC Port Trunking

  • Configuring NPV Traffic Maps

  • Configuring server ports to communicate over FCOE Links

  • Configuring server ports to communicate over FEX/FCOE Links

3. UCS

Overview of the UCS Server
  • UCS Ports

  • Communication of UCS to the Fiber Interconnect (FI)

  • Initializing the FI Switches

Configuring the Basic Configuration to boot the UCS Server
  • Configuring Port Types

  • Configuring VLANS

  • Configuring VNIC Templates

  • Configuring Port-Channels

  • Configuring Mac Address Pools

  • Configuring IP Address Pools

  • Configuring UUID-Pool

  • Configuring VSANS

  • Configuring WWXN Pools

Configuring Policies to Boot the UCS Server
  • Configuring LAN Connectivity Policy

  • Configuring SAN Connectivity Policy

  • Configuring a FCOE Boot Policy

4. Cisco Nexus 9000 Concepts and Technologies:

Cisco ACI Architecture Design Principles
  • Central Point of Management but no Centralized Control Plane

  • Controller Availability

Fabric
  • Zero Touch Provisioning

  • What is an Integrated Overlay

  • Routed Design with VxLAN Overlays

  • Leaf-and-Spine Design

Access Layer
  • VLANs and VxLANs Namespaces

  • Concept of Domain

  • Policy-based Configuration of Access Ports

  • PortChannels

  • Virtual PortChannels

Tenant Considerations
  • Bridge Domain

  • Endpoint Connectivity

  • Connecting a Physical Server

  • Connecting a Virtual Server

  • EPG, Contracts and Filters

External Connectivity
  • L2-OUT

  • L3-OUT

Inter-Site / Inter-Pod
  • Multi-pod

  • Multi-Site

  • Inter-pod

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