These are daily tasks that ingrain the mundane and develops much needed speed for the tasks.
THESE SHOULD BE DONE DAILY! Every day.
Ports and Port Types Edit
The Data Center track isn't just routers and switches. There are Nexus 7K, 5K, 2K, UCS, MDS, JBODs, etc... Each port has a specific configuration for its purpose and being able to easily recognize this is key to speed and accuracy during the exam. The following is a list of possible port scenarios that could be found on the exam, if there is a combo missing please comment or add.
Port Listing Edit
N7K M1 to Cloud - routed interface N7K M1 to Cloud - switched interface N7K M1 to N7K M1- normal trunk link N7K F1 to N7K F1 - normal trunk link N7K F1 to N5K - normal trunk link N5K to N7K F1 - normal trunk link N5K to N5K - normal trunk link N5k to Server - normal access port N5k to Server - access edge port N7K M1 to N7K M1 - port channel N7K F1 to N7K F1 - port channel N7K F1 to N5K - port channel N5K to N7K F1 - port channel N5K to N5K - port channel All trunk ports with bridge assurance N5K to N5K - total vpc config, peer links and port channel N5K to Server - vpc links and port channel N7K to N7K - total vpc config, peer links and port channel N7K to N5K - vpc links and port channel N5K to N7K - port-channel to upstream vpc domain VPC - back to back VPC config VPC - peer switch, how does this affect other protocols VPC - nerd knobs on domain config, research the parameters N7K - vrf interface and port-channel VPC Keepalive - normal keepalive VPC Keepalive - management interface VPC Keepalive - SVI, how does this impace vpc peer link config? N5K to N2K - one port FEX N5K to N2K - active/standby (assume 2 5K and 2 2K, no crossbar) N5K to N2K - active/active (assume 2 5K and 2 2K, no crossbar) N5K to N2K - active active fabric (assume 2 5K and 2 2K, with crossbar) Overlay interface - normal, no mulitcast Overlay interface - using multicast adjacency Overlay interface - using authentication + multicast N7K to N7K F1 - fabricpath N7K to N7K F1 - fabricpath port channel N7K to N7K F1 - fabricpath authentication N7K to N7K F1 - fabricpath path LSP authentication N5K to MDS - normal fcoe port MDS to N5K - normal fcoe port N5K to MDS - fcoe trunk port/port channel MDS to N5K - fcoe trunk port/port channel N5K to N2K - fcoe MDS to JBOD - normal fabric port MDS to Cloud - iscsi interfaces (using virtual targets) MDS to Cloud - FCIP N5K to UCS - trunk port N5K to UCS FI - port channel uplink ports MDS to UCS FI - port channel uplink ports UCS FI to MDS - port channel uplink ports UCS FI to N5K - trunk port UCS FI to N5K - port channel uplink ports UCS FI to N5K via N2K - port channel uplink ports N5K via N2K to UCS FI - port channel uplink ports
The protocols are more detailed and require a bit of work. It helps to draw out each scenario and configure accordingly.
Protocol List Edit
HSRP - vlan interfaces with HSRP address OTV - normal OTV config, no multicast OTV - using adjacency and multicast OTV - using authentication
These scenarios are potential candidates for the exam.
Scenario List Edit
vPC Back to Back vPC Enhanced vPC