Cisco Nexus 1000V Training

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Video Updates: Updated for deploying the Cisco Nexus 1000V using the latest software of 4.2.1 SV2.2.1 (and later) which involves using majority of the Installer Application.

The video labs in this series is using Nexus 1000V version 4.2.1 SV2.2.1 (and later)

The Cisco Nexus 1000V switch is an alternative networking option in VMware Sphere replacing vSwitch and the vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS). It provides a virtual switch inside the ESX host that can be managed using CLI administration on the switch for doing things such as VLAN tagging to enabling advanced switching features like port security and ACLs.

In this series you will learn how to deploy the Cisco Nexus 1000V using the latest software as a virtual switch in a existing VMware ESXi 5.X environment from the installation of the VSM, to the configuration, VEM, and migrating various virtual machine networks to the Nexus switch step-by-step. This is considered as an add-on to the existing VMware ESXi video series in our collection.

Videos (MP4) [~85 minutes] ; for best results use the VLC player or Quicktime

Video Series Length: ~85 minutes

  • Overview and Design
  • Method #1: Complete Install using Installer App Configuring Port Groups
    • Installing VSM and VEM using Installer App
    • Adding Port Profile (Uplink)
    • Adding Port Profile (Virtual Ethernet)
    • Adding VEM into Nexus 1000V Switch
    • Other Commands
  • Method #2: Partial Install using Installer App Configuring Port Groups
    • Installing VSM
    • vCenter Server Connection
    • Installing VEM
    • Pre Nexus Migration Tasks
    • Adding Port Profile (Uplink)
    • Adding Port Profile (Virtual Ethernet)
    • Adding VEM into Nexus 1000V Switch
    • Other Commands
  • Earlier Nexus 1000V Versions, Design & Concepts

IMG_7397Michel Thomatis, CCIE #6778 (15 year) – Chief Network Architect & Lead Trainer

Michel has spent the last 18 years as a network engineer/architect.  As a 15-year CCIE, Michel loves the opportunity to provide training in a wide-array of network technologies. He formerly worked at Cisco, as well as in government, banking, and non-profit organizations. He has published the “Network Design Cookbook” and a science fiction novel called “The Dark End”.  He has also published various iOS applications (virtual Network Engineer, Circlefalls) that can be found on Apple’s iOS App Store.  Other software development experience includes python and SDN.  Currently, Michel is the owner, Chief Network Architect and Lead Trainer at RouteHub Group, LLC.