Cisco DCICT 1.0 – Reviewing the Cisco Nexus 5000, 2000, and MDS Product Families

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Overview

The Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and 2000 Series family of products create the network foundation for a unified fabric data center and high-end performance campus core. The Cisco Multilayer Director Switch (Cisco MDS) Fibre Channel switches are used in the SAN environment to provide Fibre Channel network connectivity for devices. In this course, you’ll learn about the features of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and 2000 Series Fabric Extenders products as well as the Cisco MDS Fibre Channel switches and their relationship to the layered design model. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for Cisco exam 640-916: Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies.

Target Audience

This course is targeted toward data center network engineers and learners embarking on a network administration or engineering career who wish to understand all the components that make up a real-world data center. In addition, anyone interested in the DCICT CCNA Data Center certification exam will benefit from this course. This course offers the official training for the Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (640-916 DCICT) certification exam which is a component exam for the CCNA Data Center certification

Prerequisites

None

Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series

  • compare the chassis for the Cisco Nexus 5000 and 5500 Platform switches
  • Cisco Nexus 5010 and 5020 Switches

  • describe key features on Cisco Nexus 5010 and 5020 Switches
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 GEM

  • describe Cisco Nexus 5000 GEM expansion module support
  • Cisco Nexus 5548 Switches

  • describe the capabilities of the Cisco Nexus 5548 switch
  • 5500 Platform Switches Ethernet and Fibre Channel GEM2

  • describe the Ethernet and Fibre Channel GEM2 on the 5500 platform series switch
  • Cisco Nexus 5548 Switch Layer 3 Daughter Card

  • describe the Layer 3 daughter card for Cisco Nexus 5548 Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches Software Licensing

  • describe the software licensing for the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Using 2000 Series Fabric Extenders in the Data Center

  • describe how the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders act as remote I/O modules in the data center
  • 2000 Series Fabric Extenders Deployment Models

  • match the 2000 Series Fabric Extender deployment model to its description
  • Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders Parent Switches

  • recognize the 2000 Series Fabric Extenders supported by each parent switch
  • 2000 Series Fabric Extenders Virtualized Switch Chassis

  • describe the virtualized switch chassis from a physical and logical view
  • Benefits of Virtualized Switch Chassis Fabric Extenders

  • describe the benefits of virtualized switch chassis fabric extenders
  • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

  • describe the features and range of the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Cisco Nexus B22HP Series Blade Fabric Extender for HP

  • describe how Cisco Nexus B22 Series Blade Fabric Extenders simplify data center server access and operations where third-party blade servers are used
  • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders Summary

  • describe the factors involved when reviewing the 2000 series fabric extender model differences
  • The Cisco MDS 9000 Family

  • describe the benefits to the data center of deploying the Cisco MDS 9000 Series MultilayerSwitches
  • Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors

  • describe the capacities of the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors chassis
  • Supervisor-2 and -2A Modules

  • describe the capabilities of the Cisco MDS 9500 Series supervisor modules
  • Cisco MDS 9513 Crossbar Switching Fabric

  • describe the capabilities of the Cisco MDS 9513 crossbar switching fabric
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Licensing Model

  • describe licensing options for the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Switching Modules

  • describe the capabilities of the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switching modules
  • Cisco MDS 9000 SSN-16

  • describe the capabilities of the Cisco MDS 9000 SSN-16
  • Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer

  • describe the capabilities of the Cisco MDS 9500 Series power supply options
  • Cisco MDS 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switches

  • describe the capabilities of the Cisco MDS 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switches
  • Cisco MDS 9222i Switch

  • describe the capabilities of the Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch
  • Exercise: Selecting Cisco Nexus Series Products

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