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What's New vSphere 4.0 on Nexus 1000V Data Center Networks (WNNDC)

Course Description Schedule

Who should attend

  • Network Field Engineers
  • Network System Engineers
  • Data Center Network Designers
  • Pre-sales Engineers
  • Post-sales Engineers
  • Network Administration Personnel
  • System architects
  • System administrators
  • IT managers, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing VMware Infrastructure architectures.


Recommended Completion of VMware Infrastructure 3: Install and Configure, or equivalent experience with VMware ESX and vCenter Server. Course attendees should possess an intermediate knowledge of switching, routing and data center architectures and protocols, as well as an understanding of server virtualization techniques.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will understand product placement for the Nexus 1000V, with its close relationship to VMWare devices and services. Practical lab exercises augment and reinforce the courseware to provide a unified curriculum. This highly focused, 4-day course provides a detailed understanding of the features and protocols supported by the Nexus 1000V product family and explores new features in VMware® vCenter Server and ESX™/ESXi, as well as how to upgrade an ESX 3.X environment. The Cisco Nexus™ 1000V Series Switches are virtual machine access switches that are an intelligent software switch implementation for VMware vSphere environments. Operating inside the VMware ESX hypervisor, the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series supports Cisco VN-Link server virtualization technology to provide:

  • Policy-based virtual machine (VM) connectivity
  • Mobile VM security and network policy
  • Non-disruptive operational model for your server virtualization, and networking teams

Course Content

  • Overview of the Nexus 1000 VEM and VSM
  • Understand Network Virtualization and consolidation in Data Center Bridging Networks
  • Upgrading VMware deployments
  • Understand Data Center Application High-Availability
  • Understand the Nexus 1000 VEM (NX-OS) Features and Switching Mechanisms
  • Deploying distributed virtual switches to simplify datacenter-wide network management
  • Migrating virtual machines’ storage while they are live with Storage vMotion
  • Growing virtual disks and VMFS volumes while they are live
  • Employing VMware’s new Pluggable Storage Architecture
  • Ensuring application availability with VMware Fault Tolerance
  • Use the new host profiles feature to keep hosts uniformly configured
  • Saving energy with VMware Distributed Power Management
  • Saving disk space with thin provisioning
  • Describe the NIV on ESX using Cisco Nexus switches
  • Describe Virtual Machine Policy-based Connectivity and Mobility
  • Utilize Cisco NX-OS based End-to-End QoS Concepts and Enforcement
  • Configure the Nexus 1000V System Management and Monitoring Features
  • Configure Virtual Machine Security Features Using the Nexus 1000V
  • Save disk space with thin provisioning
  • Administer virtual appliances consisting of more than one virtual machine
Classroom Training

Duration 4 days

  • Singapore: 3,800.- SGD
  • Australia: 4,000.- AUD
  • New Zealand: 5,290.- NZD
  • Indonesia: US$ 3,300.-
  • India: 125,000.- INR
  • Philippines: 124,000.- PHP
  • Thailand: US$ 3,300.-
  • Vietnam: US$ 3,300.-
  • Sri Lanka: US$ 3,300.-
Dates and Booking

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