Overview

The Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX) v1.0 course gives you a technical overview 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), FHRP protocols, and user management.

The Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches (DCCNX) v1.0 course may also be taken after taking this course to learn how to configure the Cisco Nexus Switches using Cisco NX-OS.

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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
  • Understand business and application requirements

These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:

  • 'Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)'
  • !CI-DCICN
  • !CI-DCICT
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Delegates will learn how to

After taking 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
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Outline

Identifying Cisco Nexus Platforms

  • 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

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

Managing Cisco Nexus

  • Cisco Nexus 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

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

Describing Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels

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

Configuring First Hop Redundancy Protocols

  • HSRP Overview
  • VRRP Overview
  • GLBP Overview

Lab Outline

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