Description

The Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches (DCCNX) v1.0 is a 3-day instructor-led or virtual instructor-led course that 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.

The price in Cisco Learning Credits (CLC) for the DCCNX course is 23 CLCs per person.

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Date: from 3.5.2021 to 5.5.2021
Language: English
Location: Europe/Africa
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Date: from 6.10.2021 to 8.10.2021
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Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able 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
This course will help you:
  • Gain deep-dive knowledge and skills to deploy the advanced capabilities of Cisco Nexus NX-OS Software and Cisco Nexus Series data center switches
  • Learn through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, data center equipment, and software
  • Succeed in today’s demanding data center operations roles

Outline

The course outline is as follows:
Course 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

Lab Outline:
  • LAB: Configure OSPF
  • LAB: Configure Cisco OTV
  • LAB: Configure VXLAN
  • LAB: Configure Cisco Nexus Security Features
  • LAB: Configure Basic Fibre Channel Features
  • LAB: Configure Device Aliases and Zoning
  • LAB: Confgure FCoE
  • LAB: Configure NPV
  • LAB: Manage Switch over Cisco NX-API
  • LAB: Program a Switch with Python
  • LAB: Configure System Management and Monitoring
  • LAB: Troubleshoot and Manage Switches Using Bash and Guest Shell

Prerequisite Knowledge

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: