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Virtualizing Cisco Network Devices

Contents

  1. "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz
  2. Foundation Topics
  3. Exam Preparation Tasks

Chapter Description

This chapter from CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide covers the virtualization capabilities of the Nexus 7000 and Nexus 5000 switches using Virtual Device Context (VDC) and Network Interface Virtualization (NIV).

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All Key Topics

Review the most important topics in the chapter, noted with the key topics icon in the outer margin of the page. Table 3-2 lists a reference for these key topics and the page numbers on which each is found.

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Table 3-2 Key Topics for Chapter 3

Key Topic Element

Description

Page

Section

Vertical Consolidation Scenarios

124

Section

Understanding Different Types of VDCs

125

Section

VDC Administration

127

Section

VDC Requirements

128

Figure 3-10

Nexus 2000 Interface Types and Acronyms

133

Example 3-15

Verifying FEX Association

140

Define Key Terms

Define the following key terms from this chapter, and check your answers in the Glossary:

  • Virtual Device Context (VDC)

  • supervisor engine (SUP)

  • demilitarized zone (DMZ)

  • erasable programmable logic device (EPLD)

  • Fabric Extender (FEX)

  • role-based access control (RBAC)

  • network interface (NIF)

  • host interface (HIF)

  • virtual interface (VIF)

  • logical interface (LIF)

  • End-of-Row (EoR)

  • Top-of-Rack (ToR)

  • VN-Tag