Operating Cisco IP Fabric for Media Solution

Operating Cisco IP Fabric for Media Solution

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Technology : Network Management/Design

Duration : 4 Days Course

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  • Operating Cisco IP Fabric for Media Solution

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    The Operating Cisco IP Fabric for Media Solution (IPFMSN) v1.0 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.


    The objectives of this course are for participants to understand IPFM deployment, how it operates, how to determine when to expand, and how to troubleshoot.

    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 function
    • Understand initial sizing and capacity
    • Understand how Non-Blocking Multicast (NBM) and multicast function in the IPFM
    • Understand and verify the 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

    Target Audience

    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:

    • Basic knowledge of IP addressing
    • Basic understanding of networking protocols
    • Understanding of broadcast industry requirements and standardization
    • Use of basic Linux commands
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