Implementing and Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V Equitrain

Course details

The Cisco Nexus 1000V is a virtual switch that resides within the VMware ESX Server instance and provides operations and management consistency with existing Cisco Nexus and Catalyst switches.The Nexus 1000V leverages the VN-Link specification, together with VMware's vNetwork Distributed Switch (DVS) framework, to offer tightly integrated network services as part of a comprehensive Data Center server virtualization strategy.
This 2-day course provides you with an indepth look at the design and configuration process for the Cisco Nexus 1000V,including hands-on labs in which you will configure a VMware infrastructure,configure the Nexus 1000V and demonstrate policy mobility during virtual machine migration.

Target Audience

This course provides an introduction to VNLink and the Cisco Nexus 1000V for network engineers who need to gain experience in configuring a VMware virtual networking environment.


After you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the VMware virtual networking environment 
  • Describe the Nexus 1000V switch and its role in a virtual server network environment
  • Describevirtual access layer architecture using the Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • Perform basic configuration of ESX virtual machines and Import VMs from a SAN
  • Install and configure the Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profiles
  • Configure QoS on the Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • Configure Nexus 1000VSecurity policies
  • Monitor and troubleshoot Nexus 1000V environments

Course Outline

Module 1: Networks in a Virtual Server Environment

  • Introducing the Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • Data Center Access Layer Networks
  • Virtual Environment Overview
  • Cisco Virtual Switching Overview
  • Feature Overview
  • VMware Networking
  • Virtual Access Layer
  • vSwitchConfiguration
  • vSwitch Security
  • Distributed Virtual Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V Architecture
  • Architectural Overview
  • Installation and Operation
  • Cisco Nexus Design Considerations
  • VN-Link
  • Access Layer Designs
  • Module 2:Cisco Nexus 1000V Installation and Configuration
  • Installing and Configuring the Nexus 1000V
  • Configure VSM vSwitch Networks
  • VSM Virtual Machine Creation
  • Initial VSM Configuration
  • Connect the VSM to vCenter
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V HA Configuration
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V Licensing
  • ConfiguringPort Profiles
  • Port Profiles
  • VLAN Configuration
  • Creating Uplink Profiles
  • Creating VM data Port Profiles
  • Configuring Nexus 1000V Port Channels
  • Adding Hosts to the VSM
  • Adding VMs tothe VSM
  • Managing Security
  • Access Control Lists
  • Configuring Access Control Lists
  • Understanding Private VLANs
  • Configuring Private VLANs
  • Traffic Flow
  • IGMP Snooping
  • QoS
  • Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting
  • Netflow
  • SPAN
  • Troubleshooting VSM Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting VM Connectivity;


  • Lab 1: Populating the vCenter Database
  • Lab 2:Configuring VMware Networking
  • Lab 3: Installing the Nexus 1000V
  • Lab 4: Configuring PortProfiles
  • Lab 5: Nexus 1000V Switch Management
  • Lab 6:Configuring Security
  • Lab 7:HA and QoS

About Equitrain

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