642-997 DCUFI Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

Exam Number 642-997 DCUFI
Associated Certifications CCNP Data Center Certification
Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist
Duration 90 minutes (65-75 questions)
Available Languages English
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The 642-997 DCUFI Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric exam is associated with the CCNP DC certification and with the Cisco Unified Fabric Support Specialist. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric architecture, security, management, high availability, virtualization in the network.

The 642-997 DCUFI Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric exam is associated with the CCNP® DC certification and with the Cisco Unified Fabric Support Specialist. This 90-minute, 65−75 question exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric architecture, security, management, high availability, virtualization in the network. The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

1.0 Describe the Cisco Unified Fabric Products in a Cisco Data Center Network Architecture 14%

1.1 Describe the Cisco data center network architecture from a Cisco Nexus Series Switch point of view

1.2 Describe the Cisco SAN network architecture from a Cisco MDS SAN Switch point of view

1.3 Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet

1.4 Describe the Cisco Nexus product family

1.5 Describe the key high-availability features of Cisco NX-OS

1.6 Describe the key unified fabric features of Cisco NX-OS

1.7 Describe the key scalability features of Cisco NX-OS

1.8 Describe the features and benefits of the major Cisco Nexus line card modules

1.9 Describe the network infrastructure connection to the Cisco UCS platform

2.0 Implement Security on Cisco Unified Fabric Products in a Cisco Data Center Architecture 20%

2.1 Implement CTS

2.2 Implement integrated security features

2.3 Implement AAA

2.4 Implement RBAC

2.5 Implement zoning

3.0 Manage the Unified Fabric in a Cisco Data Center Architecture 8%

3.1 Implement CMP

3.2 Manage the Unified Fabric using DCNM SAN

3.3 Manage the Unified Fabric using DCNM LAN

3.4 Upgrade EPLD

3.5 Implement SNMP in the Unified Fabric environment

3.6 Implement xml

3.7 Implement DeviceManager

3.8 Implement netflow

3.9 Implement SPAN

3.10 Implement Callhome

3.11 Implement EEM

3.12 Implement licensing

3.13 Implement cfs

3.14 Implement scheduler

4.0 Implement High Availability Features on Cisco Unified Fabric Products in a Cisco Data Center Architecture 12%

4.1 Implement FHRP

4.2 Implement Graceful Restart

4.3 Implement non-stop forwarding

4.4 Implement Port-channels

4.5 Implement vPC

4.6 Implement FabricPath

4.7 Upgrade NX-OS using ISSU

5.0 Implement Cisco Unified Fabric Network Features and Functionality in a Cisco Data Center Environment 6%

5.1 Implement QoS

5.2 Implement L2 functionality

5.3 Implement L3 functionality

5.4 Implement multicast functionality

5.5 Implement LISP

5.6 Implement OTV

5.7 Implement MPLS

6.0 Implementing Network Virtualization in Cisco Data Center Environment 20%

6.1 Implement VDC

6.2 Implement adapter-fex

6.3 Implement vm-fex

6.4 Integrate Nexus with vCenter manager

6.5 Implement vn-link

7.0 Implement Storage features in a Cisco Data Center environment 20%

7.1 Implement zoning

7.2 Implement npiv

7.3 Implement npv

7.4 Implement vsans

7.5 Implement FCoE

7.6 Implement multihop FCoE

7.7 Describe shared vs. dedicated ports

7.8 Describe the FibreChannel protocol

7.9 Implement DCB features

7.10 Implement CFS (Cisco Fabric Services)


QUESTION 1
Refer to the command below. When configuring an SVS connection on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch, which device is being referenced as the remote IP address?
nexus5500-2(config-svs-conn)# remote ip address 10.10.1.15 port 80 vrf management

A. ESX or ESXi host
B. vCenter
C. vPC peer switch
D. Cisco IMC management

Answer: B

Explanation:
This command specifies the hostname or IP address for the vCenter Server. Optionally, specifies the port number and VRF.
Reference: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus5500/sw/layer2/6x/b_5500 _Layer2_Config_6x/b_5500_Layer2_Config_602N12_chapter_010000.html


QUESTION 2
Which two statements about Cisco Nexus 7000 line cards are true? (Choose two.)

A. M1, M2, and F1 cards are allowed in the same VDC.
B. M line cards are service-oriented and likely face the access layer and provide Layer 2 connectivity.
C. F line cards are performance-oriented and likely connect northbound to the core layer for Layer 3 connectivity.
D. M line cards support Layer 2, Layer 3, and Layer 4 with large forwarding tables and a rich feature set.
E. The F2 line card must reside in the admin VDC.

Answer: A,D

Explanation:
Cisco is introducing a new line card called as F3 Module which has rich feature set and offers high performance 40G/100G port density to the Nexus 7000 product family. Cisco also introduced a new feature in NX-OS 6.2(2) where the F2e line card can be in the same VDC as M1 or M2 Line Card. The objective of this session is to cover detailed steps and methodology of migrating Nexus 7000 with VDC types prior to NX-OS 6.2 to the newer F3 or M/F2e VDC types. The session also covers the effect of VDC migration with commonly used Network features, firewall and load balancer services.
M-Series XL modules support larger forwarding tables. M-Series modules are frequently required at network core, peering, and aggregation points. When used with the F1-Series, the M-Series modules provide inter-VLAN services and form a pool of Layer 3 resources for the system.
Reference: https://www.ciscolive2014.com/connect/sessionDetail.ww?SESSION_ID=2244
And http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/solutions/Enterprise/Data_Center/VMDC/2-6/vmdctechwp.html


QUESTION 3
Which protocol is the foundation for unified fabric as implemented in Cisco NX-OS?

A. Fibre Channel
B. Data Center Bridging
C. Fibre Channel over Ethernet
D. N proxy virtualization
E. N Port identifier virtualization

Answer: C

Explanation:
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is one of the major components of a Unified Fabric. FCoE is a new technology developed by Cisco that is standardized in the Fibre Channel Backbone 5 (FC-BB-5) working group of Technical Committee T11 of the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS). Most large data centers have huge installed bases of Fibre Channel and want a technology that maintains the Fibre Channel model. FCoE assumes a lossless Ethernet, in which frames are never dropped (as in Fibre Channel) and that therefore does not use IP and TCP.
Reference: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/nexus-5000-series-switches/white_paper_c11-495142.html


QUESTION 4
By default it will take 10 seconds for authentication to fail due to an unresponsive RADIUS server before a Cisco Nexus series switch reverts to another RADIUS server or local authentication. What is one efficient way to improve the reaction time to a RADIUS server failure?

A. Decrease the global RADIUS retransmission count to 1.
B. Decrease the global RADIUS timeout interval to 5 seconds.
C. Configure the RADIUS retransmission count and timeout interval per server, versus globally.
D. Configure per server a test idle timer, along with a username and password.

Answer: D

Explanation:
You can monitor the availability of RADIUS servers. These parameters include the username and password to use for the server and an idle timer. The idle timer specifies the interval during which a RADIUS server receives no requests before the Nexus 5000 Series switch sends out a test packet. You can configure this option to test servers periodically. The test idle timer specifies the interval during which a RADIUS server receives no requests before the Nexus 5000 Series switch sends out a test packet. The default idle timer value is 0 minutes. When the idle time interval is 0 minutes, the Nexus 5000 Series switch does not perform periodic RADIUS server monitoring.
Reference:
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus5000/sw/configuration/guid e/cli_rel_4_0_1a/CLIConfigurationGuide/sec_radius.html


QUESTION 5
Which statement about the Layer 3 card on the Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switch is true?

A. BGP support is not provided, but RIP, EIGRP, and OSPF support is provided.
B. Up to two 4-port cards are supported with up to 160 Gb/s of Layer 3 forwarding capability.
C. Up to 16 FEX connections are supported.
D. Port channels cannot be configured as Layer 3 interfaces.

Answer: C

Explanation:
From the Cisco NX-OS 5.1(3)N1(1) release and later releases, each Cisco Nexus 5500 Series device can manage and support up to 24 FEXs without Layer 3. With Layer 3, the number of FEXs supported per Cisco Nexus 5500 Series device is 8. With Enhanced vPC and a dual-homed FEX topology each FEX is managed by both Cisco Nexus 5000 Series devices. As a result, one pair of Cisco Nexus 5500 Series devices can support up to 24 FEXs and 16 FEXs for Layer 2 and Layer 3.
Reference: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus5000/sw/mkt_ops_guides/513 _n1_1/n5k_enhanced_vpc.html

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