Configuring Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code DCCNX

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Overview

The Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches course shows you how to install, configure, and manage Cisco Nexus Series Switch platforms using Cisco NX-OS to support highly available, secure, scalable virtualized data centers.  Through expert instruction and hands-on practice, you will learn how to deploy Cisco NX-OS software features including networking, virtualization, security, storage services, system management and monitoring. You will also gain an introduction to automating Cisco Nexus devices using Cisco NX-OS Software programmability features.

For a technical overview of the Cisco Nexus Switches, you may consider taking Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX)  along with this course.

Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Describe the Cisco Nexus devices routing and forwarding
  • Decribe OTV
  • Describe and configure VXLAN
  • Describe Locator/D separation protocol
  • Describe the key features of Cisco Nexus devices
  • Describe Cisco Intelligent Traffic Director
  • Describe QoS on Cisco Nexus devices
  • Understand Cisco Nexus storage services
  • Configure device alliaces and zoning
  • Configure FCoE
  • Configuring NPIV and NPV Modes
  • Describe NX-API and network orchestration solutions and program Cisco NX-OS with Python
  • Explain system management, monitoring, and troubleshooting processes
  • Explain the troubleshooting processes

Target Audience

Individuals looking to gain the knowledge and skills required to deploy the advanced capabilities of a CIsco Nexus NX-OS Software and CIsco Nexus Series data center switches.

Training Partners

We work with the following best of breed training partners using our bulk buying power to bring you a wider range of dates, locations and prices.

Modules

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Describing the Cisco NX-OS Routing and Forwarding (4 topics)

  • Routing Overview
  • Multicast Routing
  • Cisco NX-OS Routing and Forwarding
  • Unicast and Multicast RIB and FIB

Describing Overlay Transport Virtualization (5 topics)

  • Cisco OTV Overview
  • Cisco OTV Control and Data Planes
  • Failure Isolation
  • Cisco OTV Features
  • Optimizing Cisco OTV

Describing Virtual Extensible LAN (4 topics)

  • VXLAN Benefits over VLAN
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 VXLAN Overlay
  • VXLAN MP-BGP EVPN Control Plane
  • VXLAN Data Plane

Describing Locator/ID Separation Protocol (4 topics)

  • Locator/ID Separation Protocol
  • LISP VM Mobility
  • LISP ESM Multihop Mobility
  • LISP VPN Virtualization

Cisco Nexus Security Features (8 topics)

  • ACLs
  • Port Security
  • DCHP Snooping
  • Dynamic ARP Inspection
  • IP Source Guard
  • Unicast RPF
  • Traffic Storm Control
  • CoPP

Cisco Intelligent Traffic Director (3 topics)

  • Cisco ITD Overview
  • Cisco ITD Deployment Models
  • Cisco ITD Configuration and Verification

Describing QoS on Cisco Nexus Devices (3 topics)

  • QoS on Cisco Nexus Devices
  • Configure QoS on Nexus
  • Monitor QoS Statistics

Introducing Cisco Nexus Storage Services (5 topics)

  • Fibre Channel
  • Fibre Channel Flow Control
  • Fibre Channel Domain Initialization
  • Fibre Channel Addressing
  • FSPF Protocol

Configuring Device Aliases and Zoning (5 topics)

  • Distributed Device Alias Services Overview
  • Zoning Overview
  • Merge Zones Without Disruption
  • Recover from Zone Merge Failures
  • Enhanced Zoning

Configuring Fibre Channel Over Ethernet (7 topics)

  • Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
  • FCoE Requirements
  • Data Center Bridging
  • FCoE Addressing Scheme
  • FCoE Initialization Protocol
  • FCoE Port Types
  • Storage VDC

Configuring NPIV and NPV Modes (2 topics)

  • Cisco NPV Mode
  • N-Port ID Virtualization

Managing Automation and Programmability of Cisco Nexus Devices (3 topics)

  • Cisco NX-OS RESTful API
  • Network Orchestration
  • Programming Cisco NX-OS with Python

Configuring System Management and Monitoring (2 topics)

  • System Management Overview
  • System Monitoring Tools

Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus Switches (3 topics)

  • Cisco Nexus Troubleshooting Tools
  • Shell Access and Linux Containers
  • Memory and Packet Issues

Labs (12 topics)

  • Configure OSPF
  • Configure Cisco OTV
  • Configure VXLAN
  • Configure Cisco Nexus Security Features
  • Configure Basic Fibre Channel Features
  • Configure Device Aliases and Zoning
  • Confgure FCoE
  • Configure NPV
  • Manage Switch over Cisco NX-API
  • Program a Switch with Python
  • Configure System Management and Monitoring
  • Troubleshoot and Manage Switches Using Bash and Guest Shell

Prerequisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequsiites:

  • Familiarity with Cisco data center technologies - DCICN, DCICT recommended
  • Understand networking protocols, routing, and switching - CCNA, ROUTE and SWITCH recommended

Recommended prerequisites:

  • CCNA - Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions
  • DCFNDU - Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations
  • DCINX - Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

Scheduled Dates

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Pricing

Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
DCCNX 3 Days $2,895
DCCNX
Zoom Virtual Centre
3 Days $2,895

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