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This Week! DCUFI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0

DCUFI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0
http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/exams/list/spec_dcufi.html

Going to be having fun this week!

Start Date: Jul 14 2014
End Date: Jul 18 2014
Start Time: 8:30AM
End Time: 4:30PM
Course Name: Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric 5.0

 

Updates

Monday 7/14 8:30am

Getting Started
Getting Started

Monday, July 14, 2014 12:31:46 PM

TX is crazy hot, but nice.

Texas Landscape (Irvine)
Texas Landscape (Irvine)

Covered Nexus hardware, VDC’s L2, L3, FEX’s, started talking about FabricPath, and VPC. Good Day.
Private VLAN’s are interesting “Private VLANs Revisited” http://blog.internetworkexpert.com/2008/07/14/private-vlans-revisited/

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 8:42:48 AM

Starting the day with VPC & Port-Channels. Learning lots about VPC setup and options. Learning a lot about how UCS FI’s connect to the IOM’s (FEX’s) and how a FEX becomes a “Virtual Line Card” for the FI.

 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:39:50 AM

Starting Labs now. This is what my day looks like:

Nexus fabric
Nexus fabric

 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:57:53 PM

Today was all about FCOE. Went over FC basics and how Cisco Nexus and MDS switches manage FCOE. Tomorrow is labs.

 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 9:48:42 AM

Today going deep into how Cisco supports FCoE and the protocol. Also getting in to Data Center Bridging (DLB)

Fibre Channel over Ethernet Storage Networking Evolution

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/data-center-virtualization/storage-area-network-solutions/white_paper_c11-472771.html

FCoE Initiation Protocol
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/nexus-7000-series-switches/white_paper_c11-560403.html

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:50:26 PM

Setting up an FCoE SAN now. Lab time! If I didn’t already know SAN, this would be really hard.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:55:39 AM

Focus on N7K’s today. Going over FabricPath and L2 & L3 specifics on N7K’s. Will do labs on all of this today. FabricPath RULES & STP SUCKS! Sooo much time spent on Multicast. There is a week class on Multicast? Blah, hope to never see that.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 1:54:35 PM

Starting 7k labs now. Making VDC’s and making OTV L2 tunneling between them. Now this is amazing stuff!!!

Friday, July 18, 2014 10:36:54 AM

Went over Security and QoS today. Back to L3 labs for a while and time to go to the airport.

Really has been a great class. Would recommend this class for sure. More info than can fit in my brain at one time. Only listed a high level overview of all that was covered. The class outline was followed. Got 2 huge books and a lab book, and these will be reference for some time.

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