About this course

Course code TPCI-DCNX5K
Duration 5 Days
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Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches (DCNX5K) v3.1 is designed to serve the needs of systems and field engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders. This course covers the key components and procedures that you need to know to configure, manage, and troubleshoot these Cisco Nexus platforms.


  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Recommended CCNA Certification
  • Good understanding of the Fibre Channel protocol and the SAN environment
  • Recommended attendance of a Fibre Channel Protocol class or equivalent experience
  • Recommended attendance of the Implementing Cisco Storage Network Solutions (ICSNS) class or equivalent experience

Delegates will learn how to

Upon completion of this course, you’ll learn:

  • Management and understanding of Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch
  • Nexus switch management tools
  • Configuration of Nexus 5000 switch security and Quality of Service features
  • Additional functionality and features including: FCoE, FabricPath, OTV, MPLS and security
  • Troubleshooting key features of Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch


Module 1: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • Nexus data center product overview
  • Nexus 3000 series switches
  • Nexus 4000 series switches
  • Nexus 5500 and 5600 series switches
  • Nexus 6000 series switches
  • Nexus 2000 series fabric extenders

Module 2: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Administration and Management

  • Cisco NX-OS software architecture
  • Configuration of system management features
  • Configuring user management
  • Cisco Prime DCNM
  • Admin and management troubleshooting

Module 3: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch LAN Features

  • Configuring Nexus 2000 series fabric extenders
  • Troubleshooting Nexus 2000 series fabric extenders
  • Configuring Layer 2 switching features
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 switching
  • vPC technology and Enhanced vPC
  • Troubleshooting vPCs and eVPCs
  • Cisco Adapter-FEX and VM-FEX
  • Cisco FabricPath
  • Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
  • Cisco DFA

Module 4: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch SAN Features

  • Describing FCP
  • SAN Switching
  • Configuring SAN switching
  • Troubleshooting SAN switching
  • Configuring Cisco NPV mode and NPIV
  • Troubleshooting NPV mode and NPIV

Module 5: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Unified Fabric Features

  • Data Center Bridging Enhancements
  • FCoE Protocol
  • Configuring FCoE
  • Dynamic FCoE with FabricPath
  • Troubleshooting FCoE


  • Initial Switch Configuration
  • Configuring System Management
  • Upgrading the Cisco NX-OS Software with ISSU
  • Configuring User Security
  • Configuring Cisco Prime DCNM to Perform Network Discovery
  • Using Troubleshooting Tools
  • Connecting the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
  • Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
  • Configuring FEX Active-Active vPC and EvPC
  • Configuring Host vPC
  • Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Configuring SAN Switching
  • Configuring Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Troubleshooting SAN Switching
  • Configuring FCoE
  • Troubleshooting FCoE

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5 Days

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