There are some offers available for Cisco Nexus 1000v training. This training will help you to learn the inside out of Cisco Nexus 1000v switch. Jason Nash the instructor, already done few other training courses for TrainSignal:
- Cisco UCS, which is very good. I have reviewed this course here.
- VMware Advanced Networking
- vSphere Security Design, which is a part of the VCAP training package.
Cisco Nexus 1000v – The lessons:
- Getting Started with Cisco Nexus 1000v Implementation
- An Introduction to the Cisco Nexus 1000v
- Components of the Cisco Nexus 1000v
- Planning the Implementation of the 1000v
- Installing the Virtual Supervisor Modules
- Performing Basic Configuration
- Performing Basic Configuration Lab
- Deploying the Virtual Ethernet Modules
- Deploying the Virtual Ethernet Module Lab
- Advanced Configuration Options
- Security Configuration Options
- Upgrading the Nexus 1000v Environment
- Troubleshooting and Recommendations
- Implementing the Nexus 1010 Physical Appliance
- Next Steps
You can have a look at sample video from the Cisco Nexus 1000v course at the product page.
Cisco Nexus 1000 V is software switch implemented as a virtual appliance in VMware vSphere architecture. It runs as a VM on ESX(ESXi) hosts. It's part of the VMware Enterprise Plus licensing and also can be bought separately. The Cisco Nexus 1000 V runs on Cisco NX-OS operating system and provides:
- Policy-based virtual machine connectivity
- Mobile virtual machine security and network policy
- Nondisruptive operational model for your server virtualization and networking teams
Jason Nash walks you through the Cisco Nexus 1000v training which has 15 lessons. You'll see how to setup a training lab, the components of the Nexus switch, step by step basic configuration with deploying virtual Ethernet module lab. The advanced configuration options will be showed as well.
A quick quote from the product page:
One area seeing the most change and integration is networking. When virtualization first became mainstream it did more damage to networking than it helped. We lost visibility, proper policy application, and many vSphere administrators were not used to managing many networking aspects.
While VMware’s vSphere has very robust networking it does cause some loss of capability and administrative control compared to legacy networking. To help fill this void VMware made sure that the networking capabilities in vSphere were extensible by other 3rd parties, such as Cisco. Cisco was the first to develop and release another virtual switch for vSphere, called the Cisco Nexus 1000v.