Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
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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

Prerequisites

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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