Posted by: Mudassir Ali | October 6, 2015

Cisco Data Center and Virtualization Labs

Cisco LabGearCloud offers Data Center and Virtualization Labs for training and demonstration.

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The technologies showcased in these labs Setup labs for data center and virtualization solutions
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series: Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.1(2) Cisco Unified Fabric and Cisco Unified Compute
Cisco Nexus 5000 and 2000: Series: Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.0(2)N2(1) Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) technology
Cisco Nexus 1000V Series: Cisco NX-OS Software Release 4.2(1)SV1(4) Cisco Virtual Port Channel (VPC)
Cisco MDS 9124L: Cisco Nexus Software Release NX-OS 5.0(1a) Long-distance VMware vMotion
Cisco UCS C200 High-Density Rack-Mount Server
Cisco Fabric Device Manager

Q: How do I get access to the lab?

A: To register, go to dcv-labs.labgear.net and click the Signup button on the toolbar.

You must use a corporate email address.

Lab Exercises

  1. Initial Switch Configuration
    1. In this exercise, you will configure the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and Cisco MDS 9124 switches for out-of-band management and explore the Cisco Nexus NX-OS operating system command line interface.
  2. Configuring Cisco virtual PortChannel (vPC), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and the Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) Using the CLI
    1. In this exercise you will use the NX-OS CLI to configure interfaces on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series for vPC, FCoE, and the FEX, as well as the Cisco MDS 9124 switch, for basic Fibre Channel connectivity.
  3. Configuring vPC, FCoE, and the FEX Using Cisco Fabric Manager, Device Manager, and Data Center Networking Manager
    1. In this exercise, you will use Cisco Fabric Manager, Device Manager and Data Center Networking Manager to configure interfaces on the Cisco Nexus 5000 for vPC, FCoE, and the FEX, as well as the Cisco MDS 9124 for basic Fibre Channel connectivity
  4. Configure VMware vCenter
    1. In this exercise, you will add ESXi hosts and SAN attached storage to VMware vCenter, and then clone a virtual machine.
  5. Configure Virtual Machine Networking
    1. In this exercise, you will configure the virtual machine for access to the LAN and SAN
  6. Configuring Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
    1. In this exercise, you will configure the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series for OTV preparing for a long-distance OTV event.
  7. Cisco Nexus 1000V NX-OS 4.0(4)SV1(3)
    1. In this exercise you will deploy a Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Supervisor Module using an open virtualization appliance (OVA) file, and then install the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch using the installer
  8. Configuring VMware vMotion
    1. In this exercise you will use Cisco NX-OS CLI to configure port profiles, and then execute a vMotion event.
  9. Configuring Cisco Nexus 1000V Features
    1. In this exercise, you will use Cisco NX-OS CLI to configure advanced features such as quality of service (QoS), Switched Port Analyzer/Encapsulated Remote Switch Port Analyzer (SPAN/ ERSPAN) and private VLANS (PVLANs) on the Cisco Nexus 1000V distributed virtual switch.
  10. Demonstrating Fibre Channel Efficiencies
    1. In this exercise, you will use the devices managers for the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and Cisco MDS 9124 Switches to view Fibre Channel metrics.
Posted by: Mudassir Ali | March 28, 2014

All About Cisco UCS Servers

Cisco UCS Servers Training & Online Labs
Cisco UCS B-Series Servers

Cisco UCS B460 M4 Blade Server

Cisco UCS B440 M2 High-Performance Blade Server

Cisco UCS B420 M3 Blade Server

Cisco UCS B260 M4 Blade Server

Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Server

Cisco UCS B22 M3 Blade Server

 

Cisco UCS C-Series Servers

Cisco UCS C460 M4 Rack Server
Cisco UCS C460 M2 High-Performance Rack Server
Cisco UCS C420 M3 Rack Server
Cisco UCS C260 M2 Rack Server
Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server
Cisco UCS C220 M3 Rack Server
Cisco UCS C24 M3 Rack Server
Cisco UCS C22 M3 Rack Server

 

Cisco Interactive 3D Models for Unified Data Center:  Unified Computing     Unified Fiber      

Unified Access

 

Cisco UCS Management
Cisco UCS Manager: Cisco UCS Manager provides a single point of management for an entire Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) domain of up to 160 servers and associated infrastructure.
Cisco UCS Central:

 

Cisco UCS Director: Cisco UCS Director (formerly Cloupia) provides unified management and automated service delivery from a single pane, helping IT departments reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and simplify operational management.
Monitoring and Troubleshooting
Competitive Information
UCS Competitive Information  
Unified Fabric Competitive Information  
Tools
Cisco UCS PowerTool (Cisco UCS PowerTool is a PowerShell module that helps automate all aspects of Cisco UCS Manager including server, network, storage, and hypervisor management.)

Cisco UCS for RackTables (Racktables version 0.20.1 has new feature support for Cisco UCS environments.   Racktables is a structured and robust open-source solution for datacenter asset management, that helps document hardware assets, network addresses, space in racks and network configuration.)

Cisco UCSM Add-in for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Managing your Cisco UCS from an iPhone or iPad

Collaboration Virtual Machine Placement Tool

 

Documentation
Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Information

 

Software Download

 

Posted by: Mudassir Ali | February 27, 2014

Cisco Online Training’s & Events for March 2014

Cisco Online Training & Events for March 2014

Date Topic Register
March 4 VoE_ Core Voice of the Engineer Topic: Leveraging ISR-G2 for Unified Communications Register
March 5 Voice of the Engineer : Nexus 1000V Citrix NetScaler Register
March 6 TechTalk_Core Series Topic: Application Monitoring Using AVC & Flexible Netflow Register
March 7 Tech Talk – Routing & Switching: WAAS 5.1 Release Update with AX (UPDATED TOPIC) Register
March 11 VoE_ Security Voice of the Engineer: Topic: Identity Services Engine Register
March 12 Voice of the Engineer : Deploying Intelligent Storage Services with Cisco MDS 9250i Register
March 13 SDN Trends in the industry/ ONF Overview Register
March 18 VoE_ Core Voice of the Engineer Topic: Internet of Things Overview Register
March 19 BootCamp_Nexus 9000 SE Bootcamp Register
March 19 CISCO M4600 Product Portfolio Register
March 19 Voice of the Engineer : Cisco UCS Hardware and Software Update Register
March 21 Tech Talk – Routing & Switching: Understanding VSS on the Catalyst 4500/6500 Register
March 20 TechTalk_Core Series Topic: DMVPN Design and Best Practices for IWAN Register
March 20 CISCO Prime Optical Product Overview & Operations Register
March 26 Secure Mobility/BYOD with ISE Register
March 26 Voice of the Engineer : Nexus Target Market Positioning Register
March 26 CISCO GPON Design Guidelines & Best Practices Register
March 27 BootCamp_Nexus 9000 SE Bootcamp Register
Posted by: Mudassir Ali | January 31, 2014

Cisco Online Trainings, Events for February 2014

Cisco Online Trainings & Events for February 2014

Date Topic Register
February 4 Catalyst 6800 VSS Quad-Sup SSO and Instant Access Overview Register
February 4 VoE_ Core Voice of the EngineerTopic: State of the Products: Routing and Switching Register
February 5 Windows Server and Hyper-V Better Together on Cisco UCS Register
February 4 IP-Optical Migration and the Cisco NCS 2000 Register
February 5 Big Data Analytics – In Real-Time Register
February 5 How to Compete and Win against AVAYA and Interactive Intelligence (I3) Register
February 5 Cisco Snapshot – Cisco vs Meraki Solutions Register
February 6 TechTalk_Core Series (Feb. 6, 8 AM Pacific)Topic: Introduction to Application Centric Infrastructure Register
February 7 Tech Talk – Routing & Switching: Catalyst 3850 Architecture Register
February 7 MS & OSS – Prime Network Registrar Qualification Session by Charlie Mascari & Pete Newcomb Register
February 11 CCNA Routing and Switching Mastery: Certification tips Register
February 12 Reinventing the Campus Backbone with Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches  
February 12 How to Win in the Marketplace with Cisco Cloud Offerings Register
February 12 Contact Center 101 Register
February 12 Inova Custom Reader Solution and Unified CCX Roadmap Register
February 13, 25 VoAM_ Q3: Data Center Partner Program Updates Register
February 18 Cisco on Cisco Partner Programs and Cisco IT Internal Cloud Overview Webinar Register
February 18 VoE_ Core Voice of the Engineer (Feb. 18, 8 AM Pacific)Topic: Enterprise Network Controller Positioning Register
February 19 Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager – Product Update & Where to Deploy Register
February 20 TechTalk_Core Series (Feb. 20, 8 AM Pacific)Topic: Cisco Modeling Labs Register
February 21 Tech Talk – Routing & Switching: Extending Unified Fabric with New Nexus Introductions Register
February 26 Python Scripting for Cisco DC Infrastructure Register
February 26 Autonomic Networking Infrastructure: Simplifying Service Provider Access Deployments Register
March 4 VoE_ Core Voice of the Engineer (March 4, 8 AM Pacific)Topic: Leveraging ISR-G2 for Unified Communications Register
March 6 TechTalk_Core Series (March 6, 8 AM Pacific)Topic: Application Monitoring Using AVC & Flexible Netflow Register
March 7 Tech Talk – Routing & Switching: WAAS 5.1 Release Update with AX (UPDATED TOPIC) Register
March 18 VoE_ Core Voice of the Engineer (March 18, 8 AM Pacific)Topic: Internet of Things Overview Register
March 21 Tech Talk – Routing & Switching: Understanding VSS on the Catalyst 4500/6500 Register
March 20 TechTalk_Core Series (March 20, 8 AM Pacific)Topic: DMVPN Design and Best Practices for IWAN Register
Posted by: Mudassir Ali | December 17, 2013

Cisco ASA Firewall Online E-Learning Training

Cisco ASA Firewall Online E-Learning Training
Cisco ASA Firewall: ASA5505 | ASA5510 | ASA5520 | ASA5540 | ASA5550 | ASA5585-X | Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall|
Cisco ASA OS: 7.x | 8.x | 9.x |
Cisco ASA Firewall Guides:  Quick Start Guide | Configuration Guides | Sample Configuration | Troubleshooting Guide| Licensing Guide | Compatibility Guide | Error Message |
Types of VPN: | Cisco GET-VPN | Cisco DMVPN | Cisco GRE-Based VPN | Cisco Easy VPN | Standard IPsec VPN |
Training Videos Click Here for more videos
ASA NAT 8.3+ – NAT Operation and Configuration Format (CLI)
Cisco ASA version 8.3 and 8.4 NAT Configuration Example
ASA port forwarding for DMZ server access (versions 8.3 and 8.4)
Troubleshooting ASA Firewalls – Packet Flow, Upgrade best practices and Handling dual ISP links
Ask the Experts (Webcast) Troubleshooting ASA, PIX, and FWSM
Troubleshooting Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN on Cisco 5500 Series
Tools: Cisco ASDM Demo Download | Cisco PIX-to-ASA Migration Tool |
Posters: Cisco ASA 5500 | Cisco ASA 5500-X |
Certification: CCENT | CCNA Security | CCNP Security | CCIE Security

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Security Online Learning Modules Category
Configuring IPsec Site-to-Site VPN S2S
Site-to-Site IPsec VPN Operations S2S
Advanced Firewall Security Configuration ASA
Configuring Interfaces on an Advanced Firewall ASA
Introducing Access Control List Operation ACL
Configuring Basic Features on the Cisco ASA 5505 ASA
Active/Active Failover for ASA 5500 ASA
Active/Standby Failover for ASA 5500 ASA
High Availability for the Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance, Part II: Active/Active Failover ASA
Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance VPN Clustering ASA
VPN Clustering for ASA 5500 ASA
Migrating from PIX 500 to ASA 5500 ASA
Simplifying Access Control Policies on PIX 500 and ASA 5500 ASA
ASA Jumpstart Lab Walk-thru and Discussion ASA
Securing VoIP applications using the enhanced features of the Cisco ASA ASA
Utilizing the Packet Tracer Feature on the Cisco ASA ASA
Configuring The Easy VPN Hardware Client feature on the Cisco ASA 5505 ASA
Configuring the L2TP/IPSEC feature on the Cisco ASA IPSEC
Cisco SSL VPN Client for WebVPN (or Thick SSL Client) SSL
SSL VPN JumpStart – Browser-Based (Clientless) SSL VPN SSL
SSL VPN JumpStart – Client-Based SSL VPN (AnyConnect SSL VPN Client) SSL
SSL VPN JumpStart – CSD SSL VPN Access Controls SSL
SSL VPN JumpStart – Identity and Authentication Policy Inheritance SSL
SSL VPN JumpStart – Posture Assessment NAC Features and Integration SSL
Configuring The Easy VPN Hardware Client feature on the Cisco ASA 5505 ASA
Configuring the L2TP/IPSEC feature on the Cisco ASA ASA
Using Cisco ASA 5500 Series SSL VPN for Clientless Access (WebVPN) ASA
Using Cisco Secure Desktop to Provide Endpoint Security for SSL VPN SSL
SSL VPN Client Access on ASA 5500 ASA
Using Citrix™ with SSL VPN Clientless Access on ASA 5500 ASA
ASA Pix to ASA and Basic SSL VPN Lab Walk-thru and Discussion ASA
Advanced IPsec Deployments and Concepts of DMVPN Networks DMVPN
Cisco ASA 5500 Series Content Security and Control SSM (CSC-SSM): Installation, Setup and Activation ASA
Configuring the ASA 5500 Series with the CSC-SSM ASA
Monitoring the ASA 5500 Series CSC-SSM ASA
Configuring the Base License Features of the CSC-SSM in the ASA 5500 Series ASA
Configuring the Plus License Features of the CSC-SSM in the ASA 5500 Series ASA
LAN Switch Security – Part 1. LAN Sec
Securing Cisco LAN Switches (SECL) 1.0 LAN Sec
Securing Cisco Routers (SECR) v1.0 WAN Sec
QoS for Security QoS
Advanced IPsec Deployments and Concepts of DMVPN Networks PDF DMVPN
Cisco IOS DMVPN Overview PDF DMVPN
Enterprise Class VPNs PDF DMVPN
Introduction to DMVPN PDF DMVPN
Introduction to DMVPN Hub and Spoke PDF DMVPN
Introduction to DMVPN Spoke to Spoke Tunneling PDF DMVPN
Large Scale DMVPN PDF DMVPN
Configuring Cisco IPS 4200 Series Sensors IPS
Configuring Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances ASA
Configuring Cisco Security Agent CSA
Intrusion Prevention Services in ASA 5500 IPS
Configuring the Meta Event Generator (IPS-QLM4) IPS
Configuring Event Action Rules (IPS-QLM2) IPS
IPS Jumpstart Design / Feature Session IPS
IPS Jumpstart Lab Walk-thru and Discussion IPS
Intermediate IPS Config Design Session IPS
Intermediate IPS Config Lab Walk-thru and Discussion IPS
Understanding and Configuring Inline IPS (IPS-QLM1) IPS
Understanding and Configuring In-Line VLAN IPS IPS
Upgrading a Sensor to IPS 5.0 (IPS-QLM3) IPS
Modular Policy Framework on PIX 500 and ASA 5500 MPF
ASA Phone Proxy Phone Proxy
NAC In-Band Lab Walk-thru and Discussion NAC
NAC Out-of-Band Lab Walk-thru and Discussion NAC
NAC Out-of-Band with Centralized CAS Lab Walk-thru and Discussion NAC
Securing Hosts Using Cisco Security Agent (HIPS) v3.1 NAC
Using the Set command in CSA 5.0 NAC
Using the Trusted QoS Feature in CSA 5.0 NAC
MARS Jumpstart Lab Walk-thru and Discussion MARS
MARS 6.0 NPI Jumpstart Lab Walk-thru and Discussion MARS
TrustSec: 802.1x Workshop DESIGN Session TrustSec
TrustSec: 802.1x Workshop TECH Session TrustSec
TrustSec: NAC Profiler Workshop DESIGN Session TrustSec
TrustSec: NAC Profiler Workshop TECH Session TrustSec
ACS 5.1 Product Introduction ACS
ACS 5.1 Best Practices ACS
Introducing Access Control List Operation ACS
Switch Security and ACS 5.0 ACS
Cisco Secure Services 5.1 ACS
Access Control Policy for a Wireless Network ACS
Access Control Policy for Client-less Devices ACS
Access Control Policy for Device Administration ACS
Introduction to ACS 5.0 Rule-Based Policy Model ACS
Optimize Your Troubleshooting Technology ACS
Cisco Secure Desktop Software ACS
CiscoSecure ACS:Primer/Tutorial v4.0 ACS
Using Cisco Secure Desktop to Provide Endpoint Security for SSL VPN ACS
Cisco SMB Class E-Tour SMB
Diffie-Hellman (D-H) Key Exchange Calculations D-H
Cost of data breaches keeps rising
Employees think they have right to download applications at work
Express 5.0
Secure Network Analysis Essentials with Case Studies
Spyware New Champ among IT Security Worries
Things That Go Bump In The Night – When a Security Disaster Hits Will You Have What It Takes?
Posted by: Mudassir Ali | December 10, 2013

Cisco Nexus Overview, Labs, Trainings and Tools

I wanted to get trained on Cisco Nexus platform so I was looking for training provider, to my surprise Nexus training cost around $2k for 5 day session. Then later I started looking at what Cisco has to offer to Partners. Believe it or not if someone wants to learn Nexus Platform, Cisco has so much to offer. Here is a snap shot of what is out there. Go get it.
Cisco Nexus Product Overview  
Cisco Nexus Configuration Sheets
Cisco Nexus 1000V, Nexus 1010, Nexus 1110 Configuration Cheat Sheets
Cisco Nexus 7k Configuration Guides Cisco Nexus 5k Configuration Guide

Training Video’s & Documents

Cisco Nexus 1000 Training Videos on Cisco Communities Site
Cisco Nexus 2k,3k,5k,6k,7k Training document on Cisco Community Site
B2B

 

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Techwise

 

 

 

Terminology
VXLAN | vPC | VDC | OTV | DFA | VSM | VN-Link | Fabric Path | FCoE | NX-OS | DCE |
360 Model View: 
9508 | 93128TX | 9396PX 7004 | 7009 | 7010 | 7018 | 7706 | 77107718 | 5596 | 3064 | 3016 | 2248 | 2232PP | 2232TM |
 Tools
Ethanalyzer Tool | Cisco IOS-NXOS Migration Tool | Common Cisco Tools |

Top Document on Cisco Live 365

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BRKARC-3470 – Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch Architecture  | BRKRST-3066 – Troubleshooting Nexus 7000 Series Switches BRKDCT-3145 – Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 5000 / 2000 Series Switches | BRKARC-3453 – Nexus 6000 – Architecture of the next-generation Switch for the datacenter BRKVIR-3013 – Deploying and Troubleshooting the Nexus 1000v Virtual Switch on vSphere | BRKVIR-2017 – The Nexus 1000V on Microsoft Hyper-V: Expanding the Virtual Edge BRKDCT-3313 – Fabric Path operation and troubleshooting | BRKARC-2013 – Cisco Nexus 3548 Switch Architecture | BRKARC-3452 – Cisco Nexus 5500/2000 Switch Architecture | BRKARC-2011 – Overview of Troubleshooting Tools in Cisco Switches and Routers | BRKDCT-2121 – Virtual Device Context (VDC) Design and Implementation.

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Complete Archive of Webinar on Cisco Nexus, technologies covered include:
Datacenter Switching (Nexus) | Storage Area Networks (MDS) | Datacenter WAN Optimization (WAAS) | Unified Computing System (UCS)
Unified Management (DCNM) |Automation (UCS Director And CIAC)
 
Cisco Nexus Management
NX-OS Feature Navigator | NX-OS Nexus 7000 Supported MIB List | NX-OS Nexus 5000 Supported MIB List | NX-OS Nexus 1000V Supported MIB List
Cisco Nexus labs on Cisco Partner Education Site

Goldlab: DCNI-2 Lab 1/14:Nexus 7000 Hardware Platform In this activity, you will utilize the existing lab topology and Cisco Nexus 7010 switches to identify and verify their various hardware components. After completing this activity, you will be able to Reset your VDC Cisco Nexus 7010 Start-up Configuration, Assign login credentials for the Network Administrator function, Initialize the management interfaces, and Utilize Cisco NX-OS commands to validate modules Access Lab
Goldlab: DCNI-2 Lab 2/14:Managing System Configuration In this activity, you will manage the configuration of a Cisco Nexus 7010 Switch. After completing this activity, you will be able to Assign IP addresses and set key interface parameters, Validate software revision level and available memory, Create a configuration checkpoint and perform rollback operation Access Lab
Goldlab: DCNI-2 Lab 3/14:Layer 2 Switching In this activity, you will become familiar with the Layer 2 switching features supported by the Cisco Nexus 7010 and Cisco NX-OS Software. After completing this activity, you will be able to Configure VLANs and PVST+ within each VDC, and activate and validate spanning tree parameters, Create and manage primary and secondary VLANs, assign interfaces to secondary VLANs, and perform mappings, Configure MST regions across both Cisco Nexus 7010 Switches, Enable UDLD on VDC links, and Configure port channels for interswitch VDC links using LACP Access Lab
Goldlab: DCNI-2 Lab 4/14:First-Hop Redundancy Protocols In this activity, you will become familiar with the first-hop redundancy protocols, GLBP, and HSRP. After completing this activity, you will be able to Configure HSRP within each VDC and validate its parameters and operation, and Configure GLBP within each VDC and validate its parameters and operation Access Lab
Goldlab: DCNI-2 Lab 5/14:Configuring Routing Protocols In this activity, you will become familiar with configuring routing protocols within Cisco NX-OS. After completing this activity, you will be able to Configure VRF instances within each VDC, Create OSPF routing instances for each VDC and assign link authentication, Assign VRF instances to the OSPF routing instances and validate the association, View and validate neighbor adjacencies, Restart an OSPF process in one VDC while viewing neighbor adjacencies, and Utilize various show commands to view routing parameters and visibility of VRF members Access Lab
Goldlab: DCNI-2 Lab 6/14:Quality of Service In this activity, you will become familiar with configuring QoS parameters within Cisco NX-OS. After completing this activity, you will be able to Configure type qos and type queueing class maps, Configure type qos and type queueing policy maps, Configure type qos and type queueing service policies, and View and validate the QoS configurations Access Lab
Goldlab: DCNI-2 Lab 7/14:Cisco Nexus 7000 Security Feature In this activity, you will become familiar with configuring the security features of the Cisco Nexus 7010 Switch. After completing this activity, you will be able to Create RBAC for each VDC and validate specific privilege levels, View default CoPP configuration and perform modifications using both the CLI and ?setup? menus, Showcase the functionality of atomic programming of Cisco NX-OS Software using the ?configuration session? context. Create IP ACLs using object groups and validate improved ACL creation and editing functionality, and Configure remote access capabilities and hardware security features that provide both control and data plane protection Access Lab
Goldlab: DCNI-2 Lab 8/14:Cisco Data Center Network Manager In this activity, you will become familiar with Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM, a Cisco NX?OS utility that provides a GUI companion to the CLI for configuring and managing Cisco Nexus 7000 devices. After completing this activity, you will be able to Configure parameters using the CLI on each physical and virtual device that will enable the successful use of Cisco DCNM, Perform basic discovery functions using Cisco DCNM to determine the current physical inventory, VDC allocations, Layer 2 and Layer 3 configurations, and Validate VDC connectivity, functionality, and resource assignments Access Lab
Goldlab: DCNI-2 Lab 9/14:Troubleshooting Using SPAN
In this activity, you will become familiar with using the built-in control plane monitoring utility, Ethanalyzer. After completing this activity, you will be able to Create SPAN sessions, view, and validate parameters, Configure Cisco Smart Call Home features and parameters, Configure and validate online diagnostic parameters, and Configure EEM event parameters and policy actions
Access Lab
Goldlab: DCNI-2 Lab 10/14:Cisco Nexus 5000 Hardware Platform and System Manageme… In this activity, you will become familiar with the Cisco Nexus 5000 hardware platform. After completing this activity, you will be able to Perform a Cisco NX-OS Software revision upgrade and view the process, Investigate the hardware components of the Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch and validate system parameters, Create spanning tree instances that include the two Cisco Nexus 7010 Switches, and Configure remote access capabilities and hardware security features that provide both control and data plane protection Access Lab
Goldlab: DCNI-2 Lab 11/14:Configuring FCoE, the Nexus 2148T Fabric Extender and Configuring N_Port Virtualization on the Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch In this activity, you will configure FCoE and N_Port virtualization on your the Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch for your pod. After completing this activity, you will be able to Become familiar with and configure the Cisco Nexus 2148T Fabric Extender using the CLI of the Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch, Create server interface pinnings between the Cisco Nexus 2148T front panel interfaces and Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch uplinks, Validate connectivity and configuration parameters between the Cisco Nexus 2148T and Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch, Configure the Cisco Nexus 5020 switch to enable the N_Port virtualization mode globally, Configure server-facing and fabric switch-facing interfaces for the N_Port virtualization mode, Configure the Cisco MDS 9124 Switch to support N_Port virtualization, and Validate N_Port virtualization performance and Fibre Channel operation using various show commands Access Lab
Goldlab: DCNI-2 Lab 12/14:Configuring the VMware ESX Server and the CAN In this activity, you will configure zoning on your assigned Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch to enable end-to-end connectivity between the VMware server and JBOD storage device. After completing this activity, you will be able to Configure the CNA to pin its virtual machines to the CNA, Create and assign virtual disks to each virtual machine and establish pinnings between servers and storage devices using the zoning feature of the Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch, and Confirm end-to-end connectivity and visibility between the initiator (VMware server) and target (JBOD) Access Lab
Goldlab: DCNI-2 Lab 13/14:Implementing vPC with Cisco Nexus 7000 In this lab exercise, you will first setup Nexus 7000 chassis in your assigned VDC to support vPC deployment. Next you will deploy vPC to the access layer of the assigned data center infrastructure. Once vPC is configured you will verify its operation and test the failover scenarios. You will use the Lab Topology and devices to meet lab exercise objectives. After completing this activity, you will be able to Configure vPC prerequisites in the assigned VDC on Nexus 7000 switches, Set up vPC towards the access layer, Inspect and verify vPC functionality and operation, and Test how vPC performs in different failover scenarios Access Lab
Goldlab: DCNI-2 Lab 14/14:Implementing OTV with Cisco Nexus 7000 In this activity, you will use the Lab Topology and devices to meet lab exercise objectives. After completing this activity, you will be able to Configure backbone network with support for OTV deployment, Configure OTV Edge devices, Setup Layer-2 DCI using OTV between two Nexus 7000, and Inspect and verify OTV functionality and operation Access Lab
GOLDLab: DCUCS Nexus 1000 – Lab4 This self-paced hands-on lab introduces how the Nexus 1000V software switch for VMware vSphere enables the power and flexibility of server virtualization, by offering a set of network features, management tools and diagnostic capabilities on the UCS.Learning Objective

– Install & deploy blade ESX’s in pod vCenter DataCenter

– Download & install Nexus 1000 in the UCS vCenter DataCenter

– Policy based virtual machine (VM) connectivity

– Mobility of security and network properties

– Non-disruptive operational model for both Server and Network administrators

Access Lab
GOLDLab: DCV Nexus 1000 Intro to Nexus 1000v In this 2hr lab, participants will discover how the Cisco Nexus 1000V software switch for VMware vSphere enables the true power and flexibility of server virtualization, by offering a set of network features, management tools and diagnostic capabilities. At the completion of this training, participants will be able to be familiar with the three pillars the Nexus 1000V is based on:
– Policy based virtual machine (VM) connectivity
– Mobility of security and network properties
– Non-disruptive operational model for both Server and Network administrators
Access Lab
GOLDLab: DCV Nexus 5000 Multihop FCoE Lab Configure Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) on a pair of Nexus 5000 series switches connected to a Windows Server Converged Network Adapter (CNA) which is connected northbound to a core FCoE infrastructure. Access Lab
GOLDLab: DCV FabricPath Lab This self-paced hands-on lab will introduce participants to Cisco FabricPath, a Layer-2 NXOS innovation. Participants will learn about the Cisco FabricPath & vPC+ functionality by configuring a data center topology with Nexus 7010 & 5548 devices.This lab covers the following topics:

1. NX-OS CLI familiarization by performing system verification, management VRF testing, and establishing basic connectivity

2. Base configuration with the Spanning Tree Protocol

3.Configuring Cisco FabricPath to establishactive/active 4-way connections between Nexus 7000 & 5000 devices

4. Connecting a server to the FabricPath core with vPC+

Access Lab
GOLDLab: DCV Nexus 5000 VM-FEX This self-paced hands-on lab will introduce users to VM-FEX and how it integrates with VMWare Distributed Virtual Switch infrastructure allowing virtual machine adapters to represent dynamically allocated virtual ethernet ports on the Nexus 5000.
Learning Objective
– Initial setup/configuration of Nexus 5000 down to server
– Enable N5K virtualization features & connect to UCS C-Series
– Configure FCoE
– Set the C-Series P81E VIC adapter properties
– Create port-profiles & apply to the Adapter-FEX interfaces
– Create VETH & VFC interfaces for FCOE connections down to the server
– Download & install VEM extension plugin to ESXi server
– Install N5K VM-FEX plugin to vCenter
– Create the vCenter connection & DVS from N5K
– Create dummy port profiles for DVC uplink
– Add ESX’s to the vCenter DVS
– Add shared storage over VM-FEX port profile to import VMs & attach to the
VM-FEX DVS
– Implement VM high performance mode (DirectPath IO) bypassing the ESXi
Access Lab
GOLDLab: DCV Nexus 5000-2000 VPC Lab In this 3hr lab, students work with a pair of Nexus 5000 switches and Nexus 2048 fexes configuring various scenarios southbound to a server.
At the completion of this lab students will be familiar with setting up the various scenarios including:
– Virtual Port Channel (VPC) configurations that support LACP down to the connected server
– Failover or adaptive load balancing configurations on the server.
Students perform all setup and configuration on the Nexus equipment, starting from an “”out of the box”” clean configuration. Students will also perform all
configuration of corresponding teaming adapters on the Windows server attached to the pod.
There is an optional add-on to the lab in which the students configure multihop FCOE on the same Nexus 5000 Pod.
Access Lab
GOLDLab:(NX-OS) Nexus 7000 v1.0 This 240m WBT familiarizes the student with the Nexus 7000. Access Lab
Posted by: Mudassir Ali | December 3, 2013

F5 Web-Based Trainings

F5 Web-Based Trainings
Web-Based Training (WBT) courses introduce you to basic technology concepts related to F5 technology, recent changes to F5 products and basic configurations for BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM).
These no-charge, self-paced courses let you take the course on demand:
•What’s New: Find out about recent changes to F5 products.
•F5 Product Essentials : View a series of lectures on LTM, ARX and Data Manager describing basic features, functionality and configurations. Learn how to install, license, and create a basic configuration for BIG-IP LTM with our hands-on virtual lab.
•Technology Overviews: Learn about HTTP and storage concepts.
In order to get access to F5 University please follow below procedure:
1. Register with F5 Site using company email address.
2. Fill in the form with your and company information.
3. Under “Additional Resources” select “I am an F5 Partner and need access to the Partner Resource Center”.
4. Once you submit, you will receive an email from “F5 Networks f5networks@f5.com” to activate your account.

What’s New BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Essentials ARX Essentials  FirePass Essentials BIG-IP Lab
What’s New in BIG-IP Version 11: Upgrading to V11What’s New in BIG-IP Version 11: Global Traffic Manager

What’s New in BIG-IP Version 11: Application Security Manager

What’s New in BIG-IP Version 11: APM/WAM/WOM/Edge Gateway

What’s New in BIG-IP Version 11: iApps

What’s New in BIG-IP Version 11: LTM

What’s New in BIG-IP Version 10: Provisioning

What’s New in BIG-IP Version 10: Passive Monitors

What’s New in BIG-IP Version 10: Basic Configuration

What’s New in BIG-IP Version 10: High Availability Setup Wizard

What’s New in BIG-IP Version 10: Traffic Management Shell

What’s New in BIG-IP Version 10.1: Application Security Manager

What’s New in BIG-IP Version 10.0: Application Security Manager

What’s New in ARX Version 5.0

What’s New in Enterprise Manager Version 3.0

 

Module 1 – Initial SetupModule 2 – Processing Traffic

Module 3 – Load Balancing

Module 4 – Monitors

Module 5 – Profiles

Module 6 – Persistence

Module 7 – Processing SSL Traffic

Module 8 – NATs and SNATs

Module 9 – Using iRules

Module 10 – Redundant Pairs

Module 11 – High Availability

Lab Access

 

Module 1 – Introduction to ARXModule 2 – Initial Setup

Module 3 – Creating a Namespace

Module 4 – Creating a Managed Volume

Module 5 – Share Configuration

Module 6 – Policy Implementation

Module 7 – From Proof of Concept to Production

 

Data Manager Essentials

Module 1 – Overview and Installation

Module 2 – File Server Discovery

Module 3 – Inventory and Reporting

Module 4 – Advanced Reporting

 

FirePass – Welcome & Overview ModuleFirePass – Module 1: Installation

FirePass – Module 2: Authentication and Authorization

FirePass – Module 3: Network Access

FirePass – Module 4: Portal Access

FirePass – Module 5: Application Access

Technology Overviews

HTTP Basics I

HTTP Basics II

ARX Foundations for NFS

ARX Foundations for CIFS

 

BIG-IP Version 11 InstructionsBIG-IP Version 10 Instructions

1.     You’ll need the Version 11 Lab Guide to follow the lab exercises.

2.     Run the connectivity checker.

3.Create a Lab Session. (Click only once.)

4.    Need help? See the LTM Essentials FAQ’s for Frequently Asked Questions or Send an email to wbtsupport@f5.com

 

Posted by: Mudassir Ali | November 28, 2013

Monthly Cisco Trainings/Events List – December 2013

Monthly Cisco Training/Events List – December 2013

Date Training/Event Register
Dec 3rd Deploying Cisco Virtual WAAS on UCS-E Server Register
Dec 3rd Cisco-Meraki Cloud Managed Services Solutions for Claro Register
Dec 4th Cisco Jabber Guest: Technical deep dive Register
Dec 4th Cisco’s Extensible Network Controller for SDN Deployments Register
Dec 4th NMS & OSS – Cisco Prime Carrier Management Product Session by Saqeb Akhter Register
Dec 4th – 11th Cisco Video Solution Hands-on Lab Register
Dec 5th Conferencing Update – Winter 2013

Cisco WebEx Meeting Server (CWMS) 2.0, and MeetingPlace 8.6

Register
Dec 10th SP Wi-Fi – Radio Access Product & Solution Update Register
Dec 11th Cisco WebEx Enabled TelePresence Register
Dec 12th PIW – Migration & Upgrade considerations to Prime Infrastructure 2.0 Register
Dec 12th ECDS Update

What’s new and changing with Enterprise Video Content Delivery

Register
Dec 12th Enterprise Networks Overview Webinar Register
Dec 18th dCloud Demo Register
Dec 18th Cisco UCS Director – Deployment Best Practices Register
Dec 19th CRS 10.0 Update

New features in CRS 10.0 (e.g. SSO, Call recording, Collaboration Edge, Self-Provisioning, etc.,) BE6000 10.0, Unity Connection, Licensing 10.0 & License Migration Process

Register

Reference: http://www.myciscoeventcalendar.com/

Posted by: Mudassir Ali | October 29, 2013

Monthly Cisco Trainings/Events List – November 2013

Monthly Cisco Training’s/Events List – November 2013

Date Training/Event Register
5th & 7th Nov Cisco UCS Smart Play 7 Program Launch Register
5th,  19th Nov Data Center Open Mic An Hour With Cisco DCV Engineers Register
5th,  13th Nov Cisco Business Edition 6000 Mid-Market Momentum – Technical Series Register
5th , 11th  Nov Social Media Planning – BeginnersWalk away with practical tips and checklists to help you get started on your social media journey. Register
6th Nov Build your Pitch, Build your Pipeline Series Cisco UCS Solutions Register
6th Nov BE6000 Video Integration; Video Control Server (VCS)              When and how to use the Video Control Server VCS-C and VCS-E. We have two guest speakers who specialize in TelePresence who will relate the dos and don’ts within real world deployments Register
6th Nov ACI public launch (Webcast)Learn how Cisco is driving the next generation of unified data center infrastructure and refining the power of IT. This will be a Webcast about 60 minutes in length. Register
6th Nov Partner/Internal Unified Data Center Challengers RoadshowTo kick off the UDC Challenges Roadshow, John Chambers and other Cisco execs will announce the ACI launch. Register
7th Nov TechTalk_Core: UCS-E Deployment Best Practices Register
7th Nov Collaboration Voice of the Engineer: Update on Desktop, Mobile and JabberC/SDK Register
7th Nov Invitation to the Prime Demo Series on Prime Collaboration Register
11th , 25th Nov PVT_TelePresence Capture-Transform-Share Solution Register
12th Nov Metrics & Dashboards – Operational and ReportingWhat gets measured and why you need dashboards. Understand two types of dashboards – one you use for day-to-day operations and one you use for executive level reporting. Learn about the types of metrics that are tracked and reported. Register
12th Nov Big Data & Data Analytics Register
13th Nov UCS Content GOLD Lab (Class room training, 1 Penn Plaza,  NY) Register
13th Nov BE6000 – Supplemental Applications Overview and Demonstration Paging Server, Attendant Consoles (CUxAC) and the Cisco Ecosystem marketplace. Register
13th Nov Building the Next Generation Data Center with Application Centric Infrastructure Register
13th Nov VoAM Session #1 (Overview of ACI and Product Components): Building the Next Generation Data Center with an Application Centric Infrastructure Register
14th Nov Enterprise Networking Topic: Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experience and Driving revenue and safety for your customers Register
14th Nov TechTalk_Mobility: 802.11ac Implementations Register
19th Nov Social Media Planning – Advanced Register
19th Nov TMS software update, Exchange integration and Smart Scheduler, Scheduling with VCS-CUCM, WebEx, and Lync Register
19th Nov VoAM_ EMC Cisco “Accelerating Partnerships” Monthly Partner Training Register
20th Nov TechTalk_Security: Next Generation FirewallTopic: ASA Intrusion Protection System (IPS) Register
20th Nov Bringing it all Together: Cisco’s Architectural Options for the Data Center Register
21st Nov TechTalk_Core: Catalyst 6800 Instant Access DeploymentTOPIC: Catalyst 6800 Instant Access Deployment Register
21st Nov Cisco Packaged Collaboration Solution Deep DiveTechnical pre-sales overview of new UC on UCS quote/delivery/install offer. Business drivers, what it is (not), design, quoting and installation care about. Register

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