KB CCIE Datacenter


Data Center is at the core of Cloud Computing with a constant growing need for trained professionals. These weekend Live Classes conducted by Khawar Butt will give you the knowledge and skills to master the technologies detailed in the CCIE Data Center curriculum. All Data Center Technologies will be taught from scratch. This will include the Nexus Series Switches (NX-OS), Storage Networking, UCS and ACI. All the labs will be demonstrated and performed during the class.

What’s included

  • Classes run from Nov 11, 2023 till Feb 3, 2024 at 7 am New York / 4 pm Dubai time

  • The detailed online LIVE classes will last 4 hours each

  • The Workbook contains 80+ Labs

  • Each Lab will be demonstrated

  • One-year access to class recordings and future CCIE Datacenter Live classes included in the purchase


Subscribers sign-in for $500


Upon course completion, students will be able to:

  • Have a deep undertanding of Nexus OS (NX-OS) features
  • Configure VDCs
  • Configure vPCs
  • Configure FEX
  • Configure VXLAN
  • Understand the Fabric operations of ACI
  • Configure Fabric Discovery of ACI Switches
  • Understand and implement Access Provisioning for ACI
  • Understand and implement Tenant Provision for ACI
  • Configure EPGs
  • Configure Contracts
  • Configure L2OUT & L3OUT
  • Understand and Implement Multi-Site/Multi-Pod Setups
  • Understand the Cisco UCS Architecture
  • Configure Fabric Interconnects
  • Configure Service Profiles and provision Servers on a UCS B-Series
  • Understand Storage Networking Concepts
  • Configure FC & FCoE connections between Storage switches
  • Configure Zoning
  • Con figure Storage on a Nexus 7K


CCNP Level Routing Knowledge

Class Outline


Cisco Nexus 7K,5K & 2K (Configuring 5K & 7K Switching Capabilities)

  • Introduction to the Nexus OS
  • Trunking and VLANS
  • Etherchannels
  • SVI
  • Remote Management
  • Configuring STP
  • Configuring Rapid STP on the Nexus Switches
  • Optimizing Rapid STP on the Nexus Switches
  • Configuring MST

Cisco Nexus 7K,5K & 2K (Configuring Virtualization)

  • Creating VDC
  • Creating VPC

Cisco Nexus 7K,5K & 2K (Configuring Routing Protocols)

  • Static Routes
  • OSPF
  • VRRP
  • Multicast Routing Protocols
  • HSRP

Cisco Nexus 7K,5K & 2K (Configuring Advanced Technologies)

  • Configuring FEX
  • Configuring FEX with VPC
  • Configuring VXLAN

Storage Networking (Overview of the Storage Network)

  • Port Types (F,FL,E,TE,N,NP)
  • Switch Types (NPV,NPIV)

Storage Networking (Configuring the Nexus Switches for Storage)

  • Configuring 5K Switches for Storage
  • Configuring FCOE
  • Configuring NPV/NPIV
  • Configuring a Storage VDC on a 7K
  • Configuring Etherchanneling on FC Ports
  • Configuring Virtual Fibre Channels (VFC)
  • Configuring VFC Port Trunking
  • Configuring NPV Traffic Maps

UCS (Overview of the UCS Server)

  • UCS Ports
  • Communication of UCS to the Fiber Interconnect (FI)
  • Initializing the FI Switches

UCS (Configuring the Basic Configuration to boot the UCS Server)

  • Configuring Port Types
  • Configuring VLANS
  • Configuring VNIC Templates
  • Configuring Port-Channels
  • Configuring Mac Address Pools
  • Configuring IP Address Pools
  • Configuring UUID-Pool
  • Configuring VSANS
  • Configuring WWXN Pools
  • Configuring Policies to Boot the UCS Server
  • Configuring LAN Connectivity Policy
  • Configuring SAN Connectivity Policy
  • Configuring a FCOE Boot Policy

Implementing Cisco ACI (Cisco ACI Architecture Design Principles)

  • Central Point of Management - APIC
  • Fabric Discovery
  • Leaf-and-Spine Design
  • Traffic Flow in the ACI Fabric

Implementing Cisco ACI (Access Provisioning)

  • Interface Policies & Interface Policy Groups (IPG)s
  • Interface Profiles
  • Switch Profiles
  • VLANs
  • Domains
  • AAEP

Implementing Cisco ACI (Tenant Provisioning)

  • Configuring Tenants
  • Configuring VRFS & Bridge Domains
  • Configuring Subnets
  • Configuring Application Profiles
  • Configuring End Point Groups
  • Assigning End Points to EPGs
  • Configuring Filters and Contracts
  • Provisioning Contracts

Implementing Cisco ACI (External Connectivity)

  • Configuring L2 OUT
  • Configuring MP-BGP in the Fabric
  • Configuring L3 OUT - EIGRP
  • Configuring L3 OUT - OSPF
  • Configuring L3 OUT - BGP
  • Configuring Transit Routing

Implementing Cisco ACI (Advanced Configurations)

  • Configuring VMM Integrations
  • Configuring Service Insertions - Firewall
  • Multi-Pod & Multi-Site Overview
  • Configuring Multi-Pod
  • Configuring Multi-Site