The Operating Cisco IP Fabric for Media Solution(IPFMSN) v2.0 course introduces you to the Cisco® IP Fabric for Media (IPFM) solution. The course is designed for broadcast engineers who will use IP technologies to replace Serial Digital Interface (SDI)-based deployments. You will learn about Cisco IPFM deployment, operation, and troubleshooting. The course also covers the Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) Media Controller, a core component of the Cisco IPFM solution. Through lab exercises that focus on building IP fabric as a baseline for a complete IPFM solution, you will learn how to deploy and troubleshoot the DCNM Media Controller to control flows through the fabric.


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Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe the overall solution and how it works, and identify all components of the solution and their functions
Understand initial sizing and capacity
Understand the basic requirements for IPFM
Understand how Non-Blocking Multicast (NBM) and multicast function in the IPFM
Understand and verify Precision Time Protocol (PTP) clocking
Describe the DCNM Media Controller
Demonstrate the DCNM Media Controller configuration and verification
Explain how to deploy an IPFM solution in a high-availability manner
Use the DCNM Media Controller to monitor fabric and to troubleshoot basic connectivity and performance issues
Understand the approach and basic steps involved in responding to alarms and other notifications


  • Introducing Cisco IP Fabric for Media

    Media over IP Standardization

    Designing Cisco IPFM Solution

    Building Cisco IP Fabric for Media

    Exploring Non-Blocking Multicast in Cisco IPFM

    Describing Cisco DCNM

    Introducing Cisco DCNM PowerOn Auto Provisioning (POAP) Process

    Implementing Cisco DCNM Flow and Host Policies

    Precision Time Protocol

    Cisco IPFM Operations, Administration, and Management

    Cisco IPFM High Availability

    Monitoring and Troubleshooting Cisco IPFM Operation


This course is designed for broadcast engineers. It might also be of interest to technical solution architects, network engineers, and network administrators. We recommend but do not require that you have the following knowledge and skills before taking this class: Understanding of broadcast industry requirements and standardization Understanding of data center network architectures Understanding of virtualization concepts Understanding of Ethernet functions and standards Understanding of TCP/IP networks Understand and configure basic unicast and multicast routing Understanding of Cisco Nexus® command line interface (CLI) Use of basic Linux commands





Length: 3.0 days (24 hours)


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