Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI)

What's Included

  • 12 months access
  • Classes taught by industry experts
  • Hands-on labs
  • Practice exam
  • Class notes
  • Comprehensive Student Guide
  • Expert mentors available to answer questions
  • Personal Success Adviser to help you reach your training goals


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.

Target Audience

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric was developed 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.


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 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
  • Configuring Cisco Fabric Services (CFS)
  • Defining a CFS Region
  • Defining User Roles with CFS
  • Committing 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


  • 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
  • Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
  • Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Configuration
  • Troubleshooting on the Cisco Nexus Switches


32 Hours



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