Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric


Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric is a five-day course for those who install and implement 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 Switches in the network and SAN environment.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • identify the Cisco Nexus product family, specifically the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch chassis and components, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch, and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
  • install the Cisco Nexus products in a Cisco Data Center Business Advantage environment
  • given a requirement, identify how to plan and implement virtual device contexts into the solution
  • evaluate the security features available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch to identify which features should be implemented into a solution
  • evaluate and configure the Connectivity Management Processor on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and identify the management options available
  • evaluate the service-level and network-level high availability of the Cisco Nexus switches and how to use the Cisco IOS In-Service Software Upgrade feature
  • discuss the Fibre Channel protocol including Fibre Channel addressing, flow control, and zoning
  • translate a given design into an implementation plan for configuring Fibre Channel over Ethernet on the Cisco Nexus switch
  • understand the processes, tools, and resources for troubleshooting the data center infrastructure, interconnectivity, and operations.

Target Audience

  • network engineers
  • systems engineers
  • consulting systems engineers
  • technical solutions architects
  • Cisco integrators
  • partners
  • network designers
  • network administrators
  • network managers.


  • 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.

On-Site Training 

If you need training for three or more people, ask us about training at your site. You can enjoy the convenience of reduced travel cost and time, as well as a familiar environment for your staff. Additionally, we can customise the course for your business needs.

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Course Info

  • Code: DCUFI
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Price: $5,500.00

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