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

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

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The Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX) course gives you a technical overview of the Cisco Nexus Switches key capabilities including platforms, architecture, software, management, and features that contribute to performance, high availability, flexibility, operational simplicity, and investment protection. The course is for technical decision makers and IT professionals who architect, implement, and manage Cisco Nexus switches in data center environments. You will have hand-on practice exploring key features including Virtual Device Contexts (VDC), First Hop Redundancy protocols (FHRPs), and user management.

The Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches (DCCNX) course may also be taken after this course in order to learn how to configure the Cisco Nexus Switches using Cisco® NX-OS.


After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the platforms that make the Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, 3000, and 2000 product families
  • Implement Cisco Nexus
  • Explore Cisco Nexus basic features
  • Describe virtual device contexts
  • Describe port channels and virtual port channels
  • Configure First Hop Redundancy protocols

Target Audience

Individuals looking to understand the common platform architecture and key features of the Cisco Nexus Series of Switches.

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Identifying Cisco Nexus Platforms (4 topics)

  • Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Overview
  • Cisco Nexus 5600 Series Overview
  • Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Overview
  • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Overview

Implementing Cisco Nexus Platforms (3 topics)

  • Cisco Nexus in Data Center Architecture
  • Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Licensing Model

Managing Cisco Nexus Platforms (5 topics)

  • Cisco Nexus Command-line Interface (CLI) and GUI Management Interfaces
  • Cisco NX-OS Setup Utility
  • PowerOn Auto Provisioning
  • Cisco NX-OS User Management
  • User Account and Role Configuration

Describing Virtual Device Contexts (VDC) (3 topics)

  • Virtual Device Context
  • VDC Types
  • VDC Resources and Resource Templates

Describing Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels (4 topics)

  • Port Channel Operation
  • vPC Concept and Benefits
  • vPC Architecture
  • vPC Control and Data Plane

Configuring First Hop Redundancy Protocols (3 topics)

  • Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) Overview
  • Virtual Router Redundancy ProtocolVRRP) Overview
  • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP) Overview

Labs (5 topics)

  • Explore Cisco Nexus Platforms
  • Configure User Management
  • Configure VDC and User Management
  • Configure and Verify vPC
  • Configure FHRP Protocols


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Familiarity with Cisco data center technologies - DCFNDU, DCICN, DCICT, DCCOR
  • Understand networking protocols, routing, and switching - CCNA
  • Understand business and application requirements

Recommended prerequisites:

  • CCNA - Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions
  • DCFNDU - Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations

Additional Learning

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

Scheduled Dates

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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
DCINX 2 Days $2,065
Zoom Virtual Centre
2 Days $2,065

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