Cisco Data Center Training (Nexus 7K, 5K, 2K, Storage)

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New Video Update: In this video update (27 minutes), we will (1) configure Enhanced Zoning within the storage topology. Zoning is like an ACL that is used in storage networks to control what storage devices can communicate with other storage devices in the fabric. (2) And we will configure the two Fibre Channel interfaces between the switches into a Port Channel to appear as one logical aggregated interface.

Do you want to learn how to deploy Cisco Data Center networks using Nexus hardware based on best practices? Do you want to learn how to implement DCI technologies such as OTV and FabricPath? Do you want to learn how to setup Storage network solutions using Fibre Channel and FCoE? In this video series you will learn how to do many of these things and much more. We have a range of basic to advanced topics that will show you how to deploy Cisco Data Center networks using Nexus hardware step-by-step in a simple and practical implementation.

Below are some of the video topics that are available and what topics are already being scheduled to be released soon:

Video Series: ~8 hours (506 minutes)

  1. Overview and Design
    1. Understanding LAN & Data Center networks
    2. Cisco Nexus Positioning
    3. Nexus OS (NX-OS)
    4. Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
      1. Chassis
      2. Supervisor Engines
      3. Fabric Modules
      4. I/O Modules: F-series & M-series, Routing Functions
    5. Cisco Nexus 5000 Series
    6. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series
    7. Performance
    8. Port Optics
    9. Cabling
  2. Classical Ethernet Services
    1. Initial Access
    2. VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
    3. VLANs and 802.1Q Trunking
    4. Layer 2 Port Channel
    5. Spanning Tree
    6. Bridge Assurance
    7. UDLD
    8. HSRP
  3. Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
  4. Cisco FabricPath
  5. Fabric Extenders (FEX)
  6. Virtual Port Channel (vPC)
  7. Storage Area Networks (SAN)
    1. Fundamentals & Design
    2. VSAN and Trunking
    3. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) — NEW!!!
    4. Enhanced Zoning — NEW!!!
    5. Fibre Channel Port Channel — NEW!!!

Video Series (MP4): ~8 hours (506 minutes)


Michel Thomatis, CCIE #6778 (15 year) – Chief Network Architect & Lead Trainer

Michel has spent the last 18 years as a network engineer/architect.  As a 15-year CCIE, Michel loves the opportunity to provide training in a wide-array of network technologies. He formerly worked at Cisco, as well as in government, banking, and non-profit organizations. He has published the “Network Design Cookbook” and a science fiction novel called “The Dark End”.  He has also published various iOS applications (virtual Network Engineer, Circlefalls) that can be found on Apple’s iOS App Store.  Other software development experience includes python and SDN.  Currently, Michel is the owner, Chief Network Architect and Lead Trainer at RouteHub Group, LLC.