Steve McClaren's first cup tie back in English football will see his Nottingham Forest side face local rivals Notts County at the City Ground.
McClaren has succeeded Billy Davies at the midlands club and the Carling Cup first-round clash could be his first home game in charge.
League Two Aldershot have been handed a tough draw away to West Ham while Blackpool, the other relegated Premier League side in the draw, face a trip to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday.
Defending champions Birmingham have been given a bye due to their Europa League participation.
Championship outfit Leeds and League Two side Bradford face each other in a West Yorkshire derby at Elland Road while AFC Wimbledon could face a trip to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park if they come through their preliminary round meeting with Crawley.
There is a preliminary round for only the second time due to Fulham getting an extra place in the Europa League, and they by rights are exempt until the third-round. Premier League clubs not in Europe join the competition in the second-round.
The matchdays are:
Preliminary Round: Friday, July 29
First Round: Week commencing August 8