Cisco DCICT 1.0 – Using the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch

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.

Prerequisite
None

Expected Duration
132 minutes

Description
To provide better visibility to the network team for the growing virtual server access layer, Cisco worked with VMware to develop Cisco’s first software-based switch, the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch. The Cisco Nexus 1000V switch comprises a VSM and a VEM and these modules create the vSwitch. This course describes the problems that are solved by Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches and how the Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM) and Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) integrate with VMware ESX. You’ll learn how to use the VMware ESX and Cisco Nexus 1000V CLIs to validate connectivity of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM) to Virtual Ethernet Modules (VEMs) and VMware vCenter. 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.

Objective

Using the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch

  • start the course
  • recognize virtual network components within a VMware environment
  • describe vNetwork standard switch operation in a virtual network
  • describe the configuration and features of a vNetwork standard switch
  • describe vSwitch virtual and physical components
  • describe the benefits of using vNetwork distributed switch when compared to the vNetwork standard switch
  • describe how the vDS brings additional functionality and simplified management to the VMware network
  • identify the enhancements vDS brings to VMware switching
  • describe the features and challenges associated with virtual networking
  • recognize the features developed to provide enhanced functionality at the VM-level
  • describe features of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series switch virtualization solution
  • describe features of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series distributed switch
  • describe Cisco Nexus 1000V switch operations
  • describe communication between the VSM and VEM
  • describe communication between the VSM and vCenter
  • describe the functions of port profiles
  • describe how policies are pushed out to VMs
  • recognize tasks that are carried out by standard VMware admin roles

Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch

  • identify Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM Installation methods
  • verify the initial configuration of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series switch
  • verify a SVS connection between the 1000V Series and the vCenter server
  • verify module status on the 1000V Series
  • verify VSM connectivity on ESX or ESXi hosts
  • verify VEM on uplink interfaces on ESX or ESXi hosts
  • verify that the parameters on the ESX or ESXi host for the VEM match the configuration on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series switch
  • verify that VMs are using the correct vDS port groups

Practice: Configuring 1000V Series Switches

  • use the VMware ESX and Cisco Nexus 1000V CLIs to validate connectivity of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM) to Virtual Ethernet Modules (VEMs) and VMware vCenter

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

$129/month
 

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

$1295/year

Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.