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Overview

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.

Prerequisites

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

Outline

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

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

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