Description

The Implementing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode – Advanced (DCNXA) v1.0 is a 4-day instructor-led or virtual instructor-led course that provides advanced training in applying and managing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in NX-OS mode. The Cisco NX-OS platform deploys Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) and Ethernet VPN (EVPN) using Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM), implements Multi-Site VXLAN EVPN, and integrates L4-L7 services into the fabric providing external connectivity, utilizing advanced tenant features. You will also learn how to implement Cisco NX-OS Enhanced Policy-Based Redirect (ePBR) and Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD) features.

This course will help you learn how you can integrate Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS mode to manage your enterprise IT environment and understand the common platform architecture and key features of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series in NX-OS mode to provide a consistent set of provisioning, management, and diagnostic capabilities for applications.

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Configure VXLAN EVPN in a single site using Cisco DCNM
  • Configure a Multi-Site VXLAN EVPN
  • Configure L4-L7 service redirection
  • Configure external connectivity from a VXLAN EVPN
  • Configure tenant-level features and Tenant-Routed Multicast (TRM) in VXLAN EVPN
  • Configure Cisco NX-OS Enhanced Policy-Based Redirect (ePBR) and Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD)

Outline

Outline:
  • Describing VXLAN EVPN in Single Site
      • Describe VXLAN EVPN Control Plane
      • Describe VXLAN EVPN Data Plane
  • Describing Multi-Site VXLAN EVPN
      • Describe VXLAN EVPN Multi-Site Features
      • Describe Supported Multi-Site Topologies
  • Describing Layer 4-Layer 7 Service Redirection
      • Describe Layer 4-Layer 7 Service Integration Options
      • Describe Integration of Active/Standby and Active/Active Service Devices
  • Describing External Connectivity from VXLAN EVPN
      • Describe External VRF-Lite Connectivity
  • Describing VXLAN EVPN Functionality Enhancements
      • Describe Fabric Management Options
      • Describe Tenant-Level Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Relay
  • Describing Cisco NX-OS Enhanced Policy-Based Redirect and Intelligent Traffic Director
      • Describe Enhanced Policy-Based Redirect
      • Describe Tenant-Level DHCP Relay

Lab outline
  • Import an Existing VXLAN Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) EVPN Fabric into Cisco DCNM
  • Configure vPC and Layer 3 Connectivity
  • Configure Multi-Site VXLAN EVPN
  • Configure Routed Firewall Integration into VXLAN EVPN Using PBR
  • Configure External VRF Lite Connectivity and Endpoint Locator
  • Configure Tenant DHCP Relay
  • Configure Tenant-Routed Multicast
  • Configure Enhanced Policy-Based Redirect
  • Configure Traffic Load-Balancing Using the ITD

    Prerequisite Knowledge

    Basic knowledge in the following areas can help you get the most from this course:
    • Networking protocols, routing, and switching
    • General Cisco data center technologies
    • Virtualization fundamentals
    • Cisco Nexus platform management

    The following course offerings may help you meet these prerequisites: