DCUFI – Data Center Unified Fabric Implementation [V5.0]

DCUFI – Data Center Unified Fabric Implementation [V5.0]

Learn to use NX-OS versions 6.1(2) and 5.2(1) to install, configure, and manage Cisco Nexus and MDS Series switches.

Implementing Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) v5.0 is a 5-day training program about the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, and manage the Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, and 2000 Series switches and MDS Series switches in the network and SAN environment.

Our enhanced Cisco labs include extra exploration, configuration, and troubleshooting with a focus on NX-OS-specific features. Labs for this course are based on:

  • Nexus 7000 NX-OS version 6.1(2)
  • Nexus 5000 NX-OS version 5.2(1)
  • Data Center Network Manager version 6.1(2)


  • 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 ICSNS - Implementing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions 4.2

Course Objectives

  • 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

All Training Courseware is Cisco Authorized

Lesson 1: Cisco Nexus Product

  • Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
  • Cisco Nexus Products

Lesson 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

Lesson 3: Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration

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

Lesson 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

Lesson 5: Cisco Nexus Switch Management

  • Using the CMP
  • Configuring User Management
  • System Management

Lab Outline

NEXUS 7000

  • Lab 1: Explore the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
  • Lab 2: Configure Layer 2 Switching
  • Lab 3: Configure Cisco FabricPath
  • Lab 4: Configure Layer 3 Switching
  • Lab 5: Configure OTV
  • Lab 6: Configure QoS
  • Lab 7: Configure Security Features

NEXUS 5000

  • Lab 8: Explore the Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch
  • Lab 9: Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
  • Lab 10: Configure vPCs
  • Lab 11: Configure FCoE
  • Lab 12: Configure NPV
  • Lab 13: Configure System Management
  • Lab 14: Implement Cisco Data Center Network Manager for LAN
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.