The Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches (DCCNX) v1.0 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 technical overview the Cisco Nexus Switches, you may consider taking Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX) v1.0 along with this course.
To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:
- Familiarity with Cisco data center technologies
- Understand networking protocols, routing, and switching
These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:
- Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)
- Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
- Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)
- Implementing Cisco Switched Networks (SWITCH)
- Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
Delegates will learn how 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
Describing the Cisco NX-OS Routing and Forwarding
- Routing Overview
- Multicast Routing
- Cisco NX-OS Routing and Forwarding
- Unicast and Multicast RIB and FIB
Describing Overlay Transport Virtualization
- Cisco OTV Overview
- Cisco OTV Control and Data Planes
- Failure Isolation
- Cisco OTV Features
- Optimizing Cisco OTV
Describing Virtual Extensible LAN
- 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
- Locator/ID Separation Protocol
- LISP VM Mobility
- LISP ESM Multihop Mobility
- LISP VPN Virtualization
Cisco Nexus Security Features
- Port Security
- DCHP Snooping
- Dynamic ARP Inspection
- IP Source Guard
- Unicast RPF
- Traffic Storm Control
Cisco Intelligent Traffic Director
- Cisco ITD Overview
- Cisco ITD Deployment Models
- Cisco ITD Configuration and Verification
Describing QoS on Cisco Nexus Devices
- QoS on Cisco Nexus Devices
- Configure QoS on Nexus
- Monitor QoS Statistics
Introducing Cisco Nexus Storage Services
- Fibre Channel
- Fibre Channel Flow Control
- Fibre Channel Domain Initialization
- Fibre Channel Addressing
- FSPF Protocol
Configuring Device Aliases and Zoning
- Distributed Device Alias Services Overview
- Zoning Overview
- Merge Zones Without Disruption
- Recover from Zone Merge Failures
- Enhanced Zoning
Configuring Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
- 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
- Cisco NPV Mode
- N-Port ID Virtualization
Managing Automation and Programmability of Cisco Nexus Devices
- Cisco NX-OS RESTful API
- Network Orchestration
- Programming Cisco NX-OS with Python
Configuring System Management and Monitoring
- System Management Overview
- System Monitoring Tools
Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus Switches
- Cisco Nexus Troubleshooting Tools
- Shell Access and Linux Containers
- Memory and Packet Issues
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