Dec
10

The third and final portion of our CCIE Data Center Live Online Bootcamps - Unified Computing with Nexus 1000v - is now complete, and the videos are available for both streaming and download. This class focuses on the Cisco Unified Computing System - both B-Series and C-Series servers, Fabric Interconnects, and also the Nexus 1000v. We use the Nexus 5548UP switches along with Cisco MDS 9222i and a rack of JBODs to configure absolutely everything live in the class, including boot-from-SAN, FC zoning, static and dynamic pinning, normal and vPC port-channels, FCoE and vPC-HM (Host Mode) with MAC-Pinning. We also discuss many of the very recent enhancements to the Cisco UCS line with the new addition of version 2.1 and UCS Central.

All Access Pass (AAP) subscribers can view the videos in streaming format for no additional fee and also purchase the download version at a discounted rate. If you are not an AAP subscriber you can purchase the standalone download version here. As usual, all of these videos have cross-platform support (desktop, iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows phone, etc.), and the download versions are DRM free. After you purchase them, they are yours to do with as you please.

A few samples of the class, along with the outline can be seen after the break.




CCIE Data Center :: Unified Computing :: A Look at the Hardware


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD2z5iQUmsY




CCIE Data Center :: Unified Computing :: LAN Connectivity Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_VQDpM6Jng




CCIE Data Center :: Unified Computing :: Nexus 1000v Overview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M0NEvFNxKg



The outline for the Unified Computing class is as follows:
  • Introduction
  • Background and Physical Architecture
  • A Look at the Hardware
  • Hardware Options
  • Configuration Options
  • Virtualization and Service Profiles
  • Initial Setup of UCS
  • LAN Connectivity :: Part 1
  • LAN Connectivity :: Part 2
  • LAN Connectivity :: Part 3
  • SAN Connectivity
  • Server Pools
  • Addressing Recommendations
  • Building Pools and Profiles :: Part 1
  • Building Pools and Profiles :: Part 2
  • Spinning up Blades :: Part 1
  • Spinning up Blades :: Part 2
  • Spinning up Blades :: Part 3
  • QoS and Network Control
  • Nexus 1000v Overview
  • Nexus 1000v Installation :: Part 1
  • Nexus 1000v Installation :: Part 2
  • Nexus 1000v Migration
  • Nexus 1000v vPC-HM Mac Pinning
  • Nexus 1000v ACLs QoS and vMotion
  • VM-FEX :: Part 1
  • VM-FEX :: Part 2
  • Adapter-FEX
  • Administration

Questions and comments are welcome. Technical discussion can also be found on the Data Center Technical forum of INE's Online Community at http://www.IEOC.com.

Mark Snow, CCIE #14073
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