Operating Cisco IP Fabric for Media Solution (IPFMSN)

Course Overview

The Operating Cisco IP Fabric for Media Solution (IPFMSN) 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 Device 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.

4 days
    • Describe the overall solution and how it works, and identify all components of the solution and their function
    • Understand initial sizing and capacity
    • 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
    • Broadcast and Media Evolution
    • Cisco IPFM Architecture
    • Cisco DCNM Media Controller
    • Precision Timing
    • Interior Gateway and Internet Group Management Protocols
    • Protocol Independent Multicast
    • Non-Blocking Multicast
    • Quality of Service (QoS)
    • Cisco DCNM Platform
    • Quality of Service
    • Out-of-Band and In-band Management
    • Deployment Topologies Using Cisco IP Fabric for Media
    • Cisco DCNM Media Controller Installation, Management, and Maintenance
    • Cisco Nexus AAA Features
    • Power-On Auto Provisioning
    • Environment Discovery
    • Host and Flow Policies
    • Flow Setup, Teardown, and Verification
    • SMPTE 2022-7 Overview
    • Sizing and Capacity
    • Sample Deployment Scenario
    • DCNM and Cisco Nexus 9000 Series High Availability
    • Failure Scenarios
    • Cisco IPFM Troubleshooting
    • Events and Notifications
    • Logging on to Cisco Nexus 9000
    • Implement IPFM Without DCNM Media Controller
    • Administer and Maintain the IPFM
    • Orchestrate Flows with Cisco DCNM Media Controller
    • Orchestrate Flows in Highly Available IPFM
    • Monitor and Troubleshoot Cisco IPFM Operation
  • There are no prerequisites for this course. However, we recommend that you complete the Introducing IP Fundamentals of Cisco Fabric for Media (IPFMFD) course before attending this course.

  • This course is designed for broadcast engineers. It might also be of interest to technical solution architects, network engineers, and network administrators.