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Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) v5.0 Expert Encore

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The DCUFI course focused on Cisco Nexus products. This course focuses on the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 switch, and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender. The course covers the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 switch in the network and SAN environment.
The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
Good understanding of networking protocols (recommended CCNA certification).
CCNP or Attendance in ROUTE 1.0 and SWITCH 1.0 strongly recommended
The 642-997 DCUFI Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric exam is associated with the CCNP DC certification and with the Cisco Unified Fabric Support Specialist. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric architecture, security, management, high availability, virtualization in the network.
642-997 DCUFI 5.0
Included Labs
Verifying Layer 2 Interfaces
Configuring Port Groups for Dedicated Mode
Configuring L2 Trunk Ports
Inspecting STP and Creating VLANs
Configuring PVRST+
Configuring Root Guard
Tuning STP for VLAN 1 Root Guard
Configuring STP Edge Ports
Configuring UDLD
Configuring Bridge Assurance
Implementing and Verifying MST
Configuring N5K-2 for the 2000 FEX
Configuring vPCs: Task 1: Creating a vPC Domain
Configuring vPCs: Task 2: Keepalive Link Addressing
Configuring vPCs: Task 3: Configuring the Keepalive Link
Configuring vPCs: Task 4: Creating the vPC Peer Link
Configuring vPCs: Task 5: Configuring LACP for the vPC
Configuring vPCs: Task 6: Enabling the vPC
Configuring the Nexus 2000 FEX
Configuring Ports on the Nexus 2000 FEX
Configuring Cisco FabricPath
Configuring Cisco FabricPath
Configuring Cisco FabricPath
Configuring Layer 3 on an SVI
Enabling RIP on the Default VRF
Assigning Interfaces to a VRF
Configuring Static Routing Within a VRF
Configuring OSPF in a VRF
Tuning OSPF within a VRF
Preparing for OTV
Partitioning VLAN 10 for OTV
Configuring OTV
Establishing Connectivity to Server1
Configuring Port Security
Observing Port Security
Clearing a Port Security Violation
Configuring Storm Control
Configuring FCoE on the Nexus 5000
Enabling FC Ports on the Nexus 5000
Configuring VSANs on the MDS 9000 Switch
Enabling NPV Mode
Enabling NPV Mode
Configuring Cisco Fabric Services (CFS)
Defining a CFS Region
Defining User Roles with CFS
Commiting a Change to User Roles with CFS
Configuring RADIUS with CFS
Managing Configuration Files
Scheduling a Weekly Backup
Configuring Profiles for Smart Call Home
Configuring Email Transport Settings for CallHome
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
Cisco Unified Fabric Products Overview
Overview of Cisco Nexus Hardware Installation
Cisco NX-OS Software Feature Configuration
Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 Switch Configuration
Redundancy on the Cisco Nexus Switches
Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration
Cisco Nexus Series Switch Management
Cisco Nexus Storage Features
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Configuration
Troubleshooting on the Cisco Nexus Switches

Target Audience
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric was devloped for Cisco IT professionals looking for practical training on Cisco Nexus 2K, 5K and 7K products, individuals looking to understand the Cisco Nexus capabilities and how they can be used in the data center, and Cisco IT professionals looking to pass the DCUFI exam.

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Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) v5.0 Expert Encore

  • Identify the Cisco Nexus product family, specifically the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch chassis and components, the Cisco Nexus 5000 switch, and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender o Identify critical features and constraints in a hardware implementation plan.
  • Select and configure the distinctive Nexus 7000 features to meet the implementation requirements and expectations in the Cisco Business Advantage Data Center Architecture.
  • Configure advanced features such as OTV, Security and Quality of Service.
  • Identify Cisco Nexus management tools and configure the relevant management tool to support the given design.
  • Implement the required redundancy features to support the design requirements.
  • Describe the Fibre Channel protocol, the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol, and the Data Center Bridging Enhancements.
  • Configure the Cisco Nexus 5000 switch to support Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).
  • Troubleshoot the key features of the Cisco Nexus switches.
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