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The first CCIE Journey

The CCIE Data Center Lab Preparation Workbook Volume 1 – IPExpert

Chapter 1 – Data Center Networking L2 Infrastructure

  • Implement NXOS L2 functionality
  • Implement VLANs and PVLANs
  • Implement Spanning-Tree Protocols
  • Implement Port-Channels and vPC
  • Implement Fabric Extenders via the Nexus 2000 family

Chapter 2 – Data Center Networking L3 Infrastructure and Extension

  • Implement NXOS L3 functionality
  • Implement Basic EIGRP in Data Center Environment
  • Implement Basic OSPF in Data Center Environment
  • Implement BFD for Dynamic Routing protocols
  • Implement ECMP
  • Implement FabricPath
  • Implement Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)

Chapter 3 – Data Center Networking High Availability

  • Implement NXOS High Availability Features
  • Implement First-Hop Routing Protocols
  • Implement Graceful Restart
  • Implement nonstop forwarding
  • Implement vPC and VPC+

Chapter 4 – Data Center Storage Networking

  • Cisco Storage Networking
  • Implement Fiber Channel Protocols Features
  • Implement Port Channel, ISL and Trunking
  • Implement VSANs
  • Implement Basic and Enhanced Zoning
  • Implement FC Domain Parameters
  • Implement Fiber Channel Security Features
  • Implement Proper Oversubscription in an FC environment

Chapter 5 – Data Center Storage Networking Extension

  • Implement IP Storage Based Solution
  • Implement IP Features including high availability
  • Implement iSCSI including advanced features
  • Implement SAN Extension tuner
  • Implement FCIP and Security Features
  • Implement iSCSI security features
  • Validate proper configuration of IP Storage based solutions

Chapter 6 – Data Center Unified Fabric

  • Implement NXOS Unified Fabric Features
  • Implement basic FC in NXOS environment
  • Implement Fiber channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
  • Implement NPV and NPIV features
  • Implement Unified Fabric Switch different modes of operation
  • Implement QoS Features
  • Implement FCoE NPV features
  • Implement multihop FCoE

Chapter 7 – Security Features

  • Implement AAA Services
  • Implement SNMPv3
  • Configure IP ACLs, MAC ACLs and VLAN ACLs
  • Configure Port Security
  • Configure DHCP Snooping
  • Configure Dynamic ARP Inspection
  • Configure IP Source Guard
  • Configure Cisco TrustSec

Chapter 8 – Management Features

  • Implement SPAN and ERSPAN
  • Implement NetFlow
  • Implement Smart Call Home
  • Manage System Files
  • Implement NTP, PTP
  • Configure and Verify DCNM Functionality

Chapter 9 – Data Center Unified Computing Networking

  • Configure different Port types
  • Implement Ethernet end Host Mode
  • Implement VLANs and Port Channels.
  • Implement Pinning and PIN Groups
  • Implement Disjoint Layer 2

Chapter 10 – Data Center Unified Computing Storage

  • Implement FC ports for SAN Connectivity
  • Implement VSANs
  • Implement FC Port Channels
  • Implement FC Trunking and SAN pinning

Chapter 11 – Data Center Unified Computing Servers and Blades

  • Create and Implement Service Profiles
  • Create and Implement Policies
  • Create and Implement Server Resource Pools
  • Implement Updating and Initial Templates
  • Implement Boot From remote storage
  • Implement Fabric Failover

Chapter 12 – Data Center Unified Computing Management

  • Implement Unified Computing Management Hierarchy using ORG and RBAC
  • Configure RBAC Groups
  • Configure Remote RBAC Configuration
  • Configure Roles and Privileges
  • Create and Configure Users
  • Implement Backup and restore procedures in a unified computing environment
  • Implement system wide policies

Chapter 13 – Data Center Virtualization with Nexus 1000v

  • Implement Nexus 1000v port-channels
  • Configure VLANs
  • Configure PortProfiles
  • Implement QoS, Traffic Flow and IGMP Snooping
  • Implement Network monitoring on Nexus 1000v

Chapter 14 – Nexus 1000v Security

  • DHCP Snooping
  • Dynamic ARP Inspection
  • IP Source Guard
  • Port Security
  • Access Control Lists
  • Private VLANs
  • Configuring Private VLANs

Chapter 15 – Data Center Application Networking Services

  • Implement Data Center application high availability and load balancing
  • Implement standard ACE features for load balancing
  • Configuring Server Load Balancing Algorithm
  • Configure different SLB deployment modes
  • Implement Health Monitoring
  • Configure Sticky Connections
  • Implement Server load balancing in HA mode

Chapter 16 – NX-OS Troubleshooting

  • Utilize SPAN, ERSPAN and EthAnalyzer to troubleshoot a Cisco Nexus problem
  • Utilize NetFlow to troubleshoot a Cisco Nexus problem
  • Given an OTV problem, identify the problem(s) and potential fix
  • Given a VDC problem, identify the problem(s) and potential fix
  • Given a vPC problem, identify the problem(s) and potential fix
  • Given an Layer 2 problem, identify the problem(s) and potential fix
  • Given an Layer 3 problem, identify the problem(s) and potential fix
  • Given a multicast problem, identify the problem(s) and potential fix
  • Given a FabricPath problem, identify the problem(s) and potential fix
  • Given a Unified Fabric problem, identify the problem(s) and potential fix

Chapter 17 – Unified Computing  Troubleshooting

  • Manage High Availability in a Unified Computing environment
  • Configure Monitoring and analysis of system events
  • Implement External Management Protocols
  • Collect Statistical Information
  • Firmware management
  • Collect TAC specific information
  • Implement Server recovery tasks
  • Given an Ethernet Infrastructure problem, identify the problem(s) and potential fix
  • Given an Fibre Channel problem, identify the problem(s) and potential fix
  • Given an Server boot problem, identify the problem(s) and potential fix

Chapter 18 – Data Center Virtualization (Nexus 1000v) Troubleshooting

  • Manage High Availability in a Nexus 1000v environment
  • Configure Monitoring and analysis of system events
  • Implement External Management Protocols
  • Given an Layer 2 problem, identify the problem(s) and potential fix
  • Given an Port-channel problem, identify the problem(s) and potential fix
  • Given an Port profile problem, identify the problem(s) and potential fix
  • Given an VEM or VSM problem, identify the problem(s) and potential fix

Chapter 19 – Mock Lab Challenge 1 (light)

  • Data Center Networking Infrastructure (Nexus)
  • Data Center Storage Networking (MDS)
  • Data Center Virtualization (Nexus 1000v)
  • Data Center Unified Computing (UCS)
  • Data Center Application Networking Services (ACE)
  • Troubleshooting

Chapter 20 – Mock Lab Challenge 2 (lab exam level)

  • Data Center Networking Infrastructure (Nexus)
  • Data Center Storage Networking (MDS)
  • Data Center Virtualization (Nexus 1000v)
  • Data Center Unified Computing (UCS)
  • Data Center Application Networking Services (ACE)
  • Troubleshooting

Chapter 21 – Mock Lab Challenge 3 (hard)

  • Data Center Networking Infrastructure (Nexus)
  • Data Center Storage Networking (MDS)
  • Data Center Virtualization (Nexus 1000v)
  • Data Center Unified Computing (UCS)
  • Data Center Application Networking Services (ACE)
  • Troubleshooting
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