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642-997 DCUFI

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

Exam Number 642-997 DCUFI
Associated Certifications CCNP Data Center Certification
Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist
Duration 90 minutes (65-75 questions)
Available Languages English
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The 642-997 DCUFI Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric exam is associated with the CCNP DC certification and with the Cisco Unified Fabric Support Specialist. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric architecture, security, management, high availability, virtualization in the network.

The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed. The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the practical exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the following guidelines may change at any time without notice.

  • 14%     1.0   Describe the Cisco Unified Fabric Products
               in a Cisco Data Center Network Architecture

      • 1.1   Describe the Cisco Data Center network architecture from
                a Nexus product point of view
      • 1.2   Describe the Cisco SAN network architecture from a MDS
                 product point of view
      • 1.3   Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet
      • 1.4   Describe the Cisco Nexus product family
      • 1.5   Describe the key high-availability features of NX-OS
      • 1.6   Describe the key unified fabric features of NX-OS
      • 1.7   Describe the key scalability features of NX-OS
      • 1.8   Describe the features and benefits of the major Nexus Line Modules
      • 1.9   Describe the network infrastructure connection to the UCS platform
  • 20%     2.0   Implement Security on Cisco Unified Fabric
               Products in a Cisco Data Center Architecture

      • 2.1   Implement CTS
      • 2.2   Implement Integrated Security Features
      • 2.3   Implement AAA
      • 2.4   Implement RBAC
      • 2.5   Implement zoning
  • 8%     3.0   Manage the Unified Fabric in a Cisco Data
              Center Architecture

      • 3.1   Implement CMP
      • 3.2   Manage the Unified Fabric using DCNM SAN
      • 3.3   Manage the Unified Fabric using DCNM LAN
      • 3.4   Upgrade EPLD
      • 3.5   Implement SNMP in the Unified Fabric environment
      • 3.6   Implement xml
      • 3.7   Implement DeviceManager
      • 3.8   Implement netflow
      • 3.9   Implement SPAN
      • 3.10   Implement Callhome
      • 3.11   Implement EEM
      • 3.12   Implement licensing
      • 3.13   Implement cfs
      • 3.14   Implement scheduler
  • 12%     4.0   Implement high availability features on Cisco
              Unified Fabric products in a Cisco Data Center

      • 4.1   Implement FHRP
      • 4.2   Implement graceful restart
      • 4.3   Implement non-stop forwarding
      • 4.4   Implement port-channels
      • 4.5   Implement vPC
      • 4.6   Implement FabricPath
      • 4.7   Upgrade NX-OS using ISSU
  • 6%     5.0   Implement Cisco Unified Fabric Network
              Features and Functionality in a Cisco Data Center

      • 5.1   Implement QoS
      • 5.2   Implement L2 functionality
      • 5.3   Implement L3 functionality
      • 5.4   Implement multicast functionality
      • 5.5   Implement LISP
      • 5.6   Implement OTV
      • 5.7   Implement MPLS
  • 20%     6.0   Implementing Network Virtualization in Cisco
               Data Center Environment

      • 6.1   Implement VDC
      • 6.2   Implement adapter-fex
      • 6.3   Implement vm-fex
      • 6.4   Integrate Nexus with vCenter manager
      • 6.5   Implement vn-link
  • 20%     7.0   Implement Storage Features in a Cisco
               Data Center Environment Job Tasks

      • 7.1   Implement zoning
      • 7.2   Implement npiv
      • 7.3   Implement npv
      • 7.4   Implementing vsans
      • 7.5   Implement FCoE
      • 7.6   Implement multihop FCoE
      • 7.7   Describe shared vs. dedicated ports
      • 7.8   Describe the FibreChannel protocol
      • 7.9   Implement DCB features
      • 7.10   Implement CFS (Cisco Fabric Services)
  • The following course is the recommended training for this exam.

    • Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI)

    Courses listed are offered by Cisco Learning Partners-the only authorized source for Cisco IT training delivered exclusively by Certified Cisco Instructors. Check the List of Learning Partners for a Cisco Learning Partner nearest you.

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