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DCUFI: Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

DCUFI: Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

Course Overview

The DCUFI:  Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric online training  course is designed for Systems and Field Engineers, Consulting Systems Engineers, Technical Solutions Architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series, and the Cisco MDS. The online training course covers the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, and manage the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series, and the Cisco MDS in the network and SAN environment.   

Skills Learned

This online training course covers:

  • Cisco Unified Fabric products in a Cisco data center network architecture
  • Select and configure the distinctive Cisco Nexus Series switch features to meet the implementation requirements and expectations in the Cisco data center architecture
  • Configure advanced features, such as Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP), security, and quality of service (QoS)
  • Management tools available for the Cisco Nexus switches and how to configure the relevant management tool to support the given design
  • Fibre Channel protocol, the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol, and the Data Center Bridging (DCB) enhancements
  • Configure FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000, Nexus 7000, MDS Series, and Nexus 5500 Series switches

Who Should Attend This Course

  • Systems and field engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series switches and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series fabric extenders
  • Data center engineers and managers, program managers, and project managers


  • CCNA Data Center certification is recommended
  • Understanding of and experience with the Fibre Channel protocol and the SAN environment
  • ICSNS - Implementing Cisco Storage Network Solutions or equivalent experience


$1,950 or $4,500 (DCICN, DCICT, DCUFI, DCUCD & DCUCI Bundle)

  • 24-7 Access - Work and train at the same time
  • Convenient Learning - Self-paced online or virtual classes
  • Personal Mentoring - Enrollment guided by IT concierge

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Nexus Product

  • Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
  • Cisco Nexus Products

Module 2: Cisco Nexus Switch Feature Configuration

  • High Availability and Redundancy
  • Configuring Virtual Device Contexts
  • Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Configuring Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels (vPC)
  • Implementing Cisco FabricPath
  • Configuring Layer 3 Switching Features
  • Configuring IP Multicast

Module 3: Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration

  • Cisco OTV
  • Configuring MPLS
  • Configuring LISP
  • Configuring QoS
  • Configuring Security Features

Module 4: Cisco Nexus Storage Features

  • Fibre Channel Protocol
  • FCoE Protocol
  • DCB Enhancements
  • Configuring FCoE
  • Configuring SAN Switching Features
  • Configuring N-Port Virtualization (NPV) Mode
  • Using SAN Management Tools

Module 5: Cisco Nexus Switch Management

  • Using the CMP
  • Configuring User Management
  • System Management

Hands-On Labs


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