The Configuring the Cisco Nexus 9000 in NX-OS (C9KNX) v1.0 is a 3-day instructor-led course that introduces learners to the overall architecture and operation of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches for data centers running in traditional or NX-OS mode.
Tasks and features covered in this course include:
  • Architecture and operation of the Cisco NX-OS operating system
  • Port channels
  • Virtual port channels Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
  • Troubleshooting CPU and memory issues in detail
  • Broadcom shell
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Network programmability
  • License installation and maintenance procedures

This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure that learners are able to successfully deploy, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot a Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch infrastructure.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Get familiar with the hardware and software architecture of the Cisco Nexus 9000 series of data center switches, including the Cisco Nexus 9300 fixed-configuration and Cisco Nexus 9500 modular platforms
  • Explore the programmability and automation features built into these devices, including, but not limited to, Python, Power on Auto Provisioning (POAP), shell access, and the NX-API interface
  • Discover how to perform management, maintenance, and monitoring activities on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch platforms


The course contains these components:
  • Cisco NX-OS Architecture, Design, and Operation
    • Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
    • Cisco NX-OS Platform-Specific Features
    • Cisco NX-OS and Cisco IOS Software Comparison
    • Lab: Managing Cisco Nexus Hardware and Software
    • Lab: Configuring Cisco NX-OS Layer 2 Features
    • Lab: Configuring Cisco NX-OS Layer 3 Features
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches for the Data Center
    • Cisco Nexus 9000 Hardware Architecture
    • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Packet Forwarding
    • Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
    • Cisco Nexus 9000 Deployment Considerations
    • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Features
    • Lab: Configuring Cisco NX-OS High Availability
    • Lab: Cisco Nexus 9000 Device Management
    • Lab: Cisco Nexus 9000 Troubleshooting
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Programmability, Automation, and Monitoring
    • Cisco Nexus Programmability Basics
    • Cisco Nexus 9000 Automation and Orchestration
    • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Visibility and Monitoring
    • Lab: Cisco Nexus Programmability
    • Lab: Discovering Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM)

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • Complete knowledge of Cisco networking
  • Data center and virtualization knowledge