Description

The Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K) v3.1 is a 5-day instructor-led course that introduces learners to implementing a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches in the data center solution.
This is an updated course that includes coverage of new features introduced in Cisco NX-OS 6.2 and also includes introductory coverage of Cisco Nexus Series Switches. The course focuses on the product hardware, its architecture, key features, and market differentiators, with extensive feature configuration and hands-on labs.
A certification exam is not associated with this course, and Channel Partner deployment engineers use this training as augmentation to the Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) course material to provide in-depth experience in implementing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches features.

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Identify the specific products that make up the Cisco Nexus product families, and provide a high level overview of their features and common deployment models
  • Identify the chassis and components of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Provide an overview of the Cisco Nexus 2000 hardware and support of the Cisco Nexus 2000 with Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
  • Understand the architecture, usage, high availability, and licensing features of the Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Use the management features that are available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch and configure those features to support the management infrastructure requirements
  • Describe the purpose, architecture, and use of VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
  • Describe and configure the Layer 2 switching and related features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
  • Describe the port channel configuration, the concept of vPC, and how to configure and troubleshoot vPCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
  • Understand the operation of Cisco FabricPath, and how it can be utilized and configured to build scalable and highly available Layer 2 networks on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
  • Describe and configure the Layer 3 switching features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch, and how to manage the routes and IP traffic through the use of the Route Policy Manager and policy-based routing
  • Describe MPLS features that are available on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, and configure MPLS, MPLS Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs, and MPLS TE
  • Describe basic and advanced Cisco OTV features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
  • Describe and configure VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describe the concept, use, and configuration of the LISP on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Describe FCoE and its features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
  • Describe the security features that are available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
  • Describe the QoS features that are available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describe the concept of the ITD feature, and how to configure and verify it on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describe Cisco NX-API and Phyton network programmability options

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Describing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
    • Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Deployment Models
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Hardware
    • Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Switch Chassis
    • Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Supervisor, I/O, and Fabric Modules
    • Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Forwarding and Packet Flow
  • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
    • Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Hardware
    • Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Support on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Cisco NX-OS Software
    • Describing Cisco NX-OS Architecture, Key Features, and Capabilities
    • Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Licensing Model
    • Lab: Cisco Nexus 7000 Platform Discovery
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Administration, Management, and Troubleshooting
    • Using Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Management Interfaces and Setup Utilities
    • Managing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch User Access with Cisco NX-OS
    • Lab: Configuring User Management
    • Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch System Management Features
    • Lab: Configuring System Management
    • Using Troubleshooting Processes and Tools
    • Lab: Configuring Troubleshooting Features
    • Troubleshooting Memory and Packet Flow Issues
    • Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NAM-NX1
  • Virtual Device Contexts on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Describing Virtual Device Contexts
    • Configuring VDCs
    • Describing Management Settings for VDCs
  • Layer 2 Switching Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Describing and Configuring Security Features
    • Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
    • Configuring VLANs and Advanced VLAN Features
    • Configuring STP and STP Extensions
    • Configuring Q-in-Q
    • Lab: Configuring Layer 2 Switching
  • Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Describing Port Channels
    • Describing vPCs
    • Configuring vPCs
    • Troubleshooting vPC
    • Lab: Configuring vPC
  • Cisco FabricPath on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Describing Cisco FabricPath Architecture
    • Configuring Cisco FabricPath
    • Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
    • Lab: Configuring Cisco FabricPath
    • Lab: Troubleshooting vPCs and Cisco FabricPath
    • Describing Cisco DFA Architecture
  • Layer 3 Switching Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Describing the Cisco NX-OS Forwarding Architecture
    • Configuring Routing Protocols
    • Configuring FHRP Protocols
    • Describing and Configuring BFD
    • Configuring Multicast
    • Lab: Configuring Layer 3 Switching
    • Lab: Configuring FHRP
  • MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Describing MPLS
    • Configuring MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches
    • Configuring MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
    • Configuring MPLS Layer 2 VPNs
    • Configuring MPLS TE
    • Lab: Configuring MPLS
  • Cisco OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Describing Cisco OTV
    • Configuring Basic Cisco OTV
    • Configuring Cisco OTV Advanced Features
    • Lab: Configuring Cisco OTV
  • VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Describing VXLAN MP-BGP EVPN Technology
    • Configuring VXLAN and MP-BGP EVPN on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Lab: Implementing VXLAN Bridging on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
  • LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Describing LISP
    • Configuring LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Lab: Configuring LISP
  • FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Describing FCoE
    • Describing FCoE Support on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Configuring FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Lab: Configuring FCoE
  • Security Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Describing and Configuring Security Features
    • Describing and Configuring Cisco TrustSec on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • (Optional) Lab: Configuring Security Features
  • QoS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Describing QoS in the Data Center
    • Configuring QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • (Optional) Lab: Configuring QoS
  • Cisco ITD and RISE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Describing Cisco ITD
    • Configuring Cisco ITD
    • Describing Cisco RISE
  • Cisco NX-API and Python on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Using Cisco NX-API on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Using Python on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Lab: Using Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch NX-API

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows: