Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
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This 5-day course is specifically designed for engineers involved in the implementation, installation and maintenance of a Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch.The course provides the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch in the network and SAN environment.
This course is designed for network engineers, systems engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who sell, implement, and maintain Cisco Nexus 5000 products in the data center.
After you complete this course you will be able to:
- Identify the products that comprise the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches product family
- Understand Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch system architecture
- Understand the architecture, features, and usage of the Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software
- Configure network features on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches for LAN operation
- Configure Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders for operation with the parent Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
- Configure Ethernet port channels and virtual port channels (vPC) on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
- Configure Quality of Service (QoS)
- Identify and understand the components of the Fibre Channel Protocol, the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol, and IEEE Data Center Bridging (DCB) Ethernet Enhancements
- Configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches to support the FCoE protocol
- Configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches for connection to the SAN
- Secure the operation of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
- Configure system management features on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
- Understand the high availability and In Service Software Update (ISSU) features of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
- Understand and implement a structured troubleshooting process using available tools and resources of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and troubleshoot real world issues relating to the LAN, SAN, and FCoE
Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches Product Overview (3 topics)
- Introducing the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
- Understanding the Cisco Nexus Family System Architecture
- Understanding the Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
Network Feature Configuration on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches (6 topics)
- Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
- Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
- Configuring Ethernet Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
- Configuring Quality of Service
- Configuring Cisco FabricPath
- Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (9 topics)
- Understanding the Fibre Channel Protocol
- Understanding the FCoE Protocol
- Identifying IEEE Data Center Bridging Enhancements
- Configuring FCoE
- Troubleshooting FCoE
- Configuring SAN Switching Features
- SAN Management Tools
- Implementing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
- Troubleshooting SAN Switching
System Management Features of the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches (3 topics)
- Configuring Security Features
- Configuring System Management
- Understanding Cisco Nexus High Availability
Labs (13 topics)
- Lab 2-1: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
- Lab 2-2: Configuring the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches for Port Channels and Dual-Homing Using Virtual Port Channels (FEX Active-Active)
- Lab 2-3: Configuring QoS
- Lab 3-1: Configuring Management Features on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
- Lab 3-2: Configuring System Management Features
- Lab 3-3: Upgrading the Cisco NX-OS Software
- Lab 5-1: Configuring FCoE
- Lab 5-2: Configuring SAN Switching Features
- Lab 5-3: Configuring SAN Security
- Lab 5-4: Configuring NPV Mode on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch
- Lab 6-1: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
- Lab 6-2: Troubleshooting SAN Switching
- Lab 6-3: Troubleshooting FCoE
Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:
- Good understanding of networking protocols. ICND1 and ICND2 or CCNABC recommended.
- Good understanding of the Fibre Channel protocol and the SAN environment. ICSNS recommended.
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