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Velisa Africa is the official Global Knowledge partner in Sub-Saharan Africa. Course details : http://www.globalknowledge.ae/courses/cisco/data_center/dcufi.html

This offering covers all topics in the Cisco DCUFI v5 course, along with unique content on new Nexus hardware and software.

This five-day hands-on course is an enhanced version of Cisco’s DCUFI, designed for systems and field engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 7000, 6000, and 5000 Switches, Cisco MDS, 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 Switches in the network and SAN environment.


  • Good understanding of networking protocols – Recommended CCNA Certification.
  • Good understanding of the Fibre Channel protocol and the SAN environment – Recommended attendance of a Fibre Channel protocol class or equivalent experience.
  • Recommended attendance of the Implementing Cisco Storage Network Solutions (ICSNS) class or equivalent experience.

Module 1: Cisco Nexus Product Overview

  • Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
  • Lesson 2: Identifying Cisco Nexus Products

Module 2: Cisco Nexus Switch Feature Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Understanding High Availability and Redundancy
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Virtual Device Contexts
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Lesson 4: Configuring PortChannels
  • Lesson 5: Implementing Cisco FabricPath
  • Lesson 6: Configuring Layer 3 Switching Features
  • Lesson 7: Configuring IP Multicast

Module 3: Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco OTV
  • Lesson 2: Configuring MPLS
  • Lesson 3: Configuring LISP
  • Lesson 4: Configuring QoS
  • Lesson 5: Configuring Security Features

Module 4: Cisco Nexus Storage Features

  • Lesson 1: Describing Fibre Channel Protocol
  • Lesson 2: Describing FCoE Protocol
  • Lesson 3: Identifying DCB Enhancements
  • Lesson 4: Configuring FCoE
  • Lesson 5: Configuring SAN Switching Features
  • Lesson 6: Configuring NPV Mode
  • Lesson 7: Using SAN Management Tools

Module 5: Cisco Nexus Switch Management

  • Lesson 1: Using the CMP
  • Lesson 2: Configuring User Management
  • Lesson 3: Describing System Management


Nexus 7000

  • Lab 1: Explore the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
  • Lab 2: Configure Layer 2 Switching
  • Lab 3: Configure Cisco FabricPath
  • Lab 4: Configure Layer 3 Switching
  • Lab 5: Configure OTV
  • Lab 6: Configure QoS
  • Lab 7: Configure Security Features

NEXUS 5000

  • Lab 8: Explore the Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch
  • Lab 9: Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
  • Lab 10: Configure vPCs
  • Lab 11: Configure FCoE
  • Lab 12: Configure NPV
  • Lab 13: Configure System Management
  • Lab 14: Implement Cisco Data Center Network Manager for LAN
  • Identify the Cisco Nexus product family, specifically the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch chassis and components; the Cisco Nexus 6000, 5000, and 5500 Switches; and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender.
  • Describe how to configure the features of Cisco Nexus switches.
  • Describe how to configure Cisco Nexus Switch advanced features such as Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), security, and quality of service.
  • Identify the management tools that are available for the Cisco Nexus Series Switches and how to configure the relevant tools to support the given design.
  • Explan the Fibre Channel Protocol, the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Protocol, and the Data Center Bridging enhancements.
  • Describe how to configure Fibre Channel over Ethernet. Describe how to troubleshoot Cisco Nexus Switches.

This course is designed for experienced Network Field Engineers who are already capable of implementing Layer 2 and Layer 3 services using Cisco IOS and the Cisco Catalyst switching platform.

Recommended preparation for exam(s):

  • 642-997 Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

For more information please contact us:

Enquiries in Johannesburg and Cape Town : pauli@velisaafrica.co.za

International Enquiries : hema.chugh@globalknowledge.ae

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