Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V

2 days


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 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


Network, systems, and consulting systems engineers, as well as server administrators Network designers, administrators, and managers involved in the mangement, configuration and deployment of the Cisco Nexus 1000v Switch.

Skills Gained

After you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the features of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch and Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance, and explain how these products are integrated into the Cisco virtual architecture.
  • Describe how to configure the key features of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series, and discuss how these features are used in the data center virtual infrastructure design


Attendees should meet the following prerequsities :

  • Good understanding of networking protocols. ICND1 and ICND2 or CCNABC Recommended
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment. VSICM recommended.

Course Outline

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch and Virtual Networking Architecture

  • Reviewing the Virtual Infrastructure
  • Networking in the VMware Infrastructure
  • Configuring VMware Switching
  • Reviewing the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
  • Reviewing the Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance and Virtual Services Blades
  • Installing and Upgrading the Virtual Supervisor and VEMs

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Feature Configuration

  • Configuring Port Profiles
  • Configuring Security Features
  • Configuring Quality of Service
  • Configuring Management Features
  • Configuring System Management Features
  • Using Basic Troubleshooting Tools


  • Lab 1-2: Installing the Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM
  • Lab 1-3: Installing the Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM
  • Lab 1-4: Upgrading the Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM and VEM
  • Lab 2-1: Optimizing the Cisco Nexus 1000V Implementation
  • Lab 2-2: Configuring Security Features
  • Lab 2-3: Configuring Quality of Service
  • Lab 2-4: Configuring Management Features
  • Lab 2-5: Configuring SPAN and ERSPAN
  • Lab 2-6: Troubleshooting the Cisco Nexus 1000V

Thinking about Onsite?

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Upcoming Dates

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Bucharest3 1500 £1500 2019-07-15
Vienna3 2390 2390 2019-07-15
Wokingham3 1650 £1650 2019-07-15
Onsite2 1400 1400 2019-07-22
London3 1650 £1650 2019-09-16
Eschborn3 2490 2490 2019-09-16
Ljubljana3 1500 1500 2019-10-28
Ile de France
Paris3 2930 2930 2019-11-11