Description

The Introducing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode (DCINX9K) v2.1 is a 3-day instructor-led course that shows you how to implement, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco NX-OS mode. Through expert instruction and extensive hands-on learning, you will learn how to deploy capabilities including Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), high availability features, Intelligent Traffic Director, troubleshooting tools and techniques, NX-OS programmability features, and open interface technologies. The course also provides an introduction to Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for management.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch software and hardware components
  • Describe key Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch NX-OS software features
  • Manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch configurations using Ansible
  • Implement VXLAN BGP eVPN on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Describe MPLS Layer 3 VPN implementation on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches using NX-API and Python
  • Implement Intelligent Traffic Director
  • Troubleshoot and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches using Bash shell and Guest shell
  • Manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches using Cisco DCNM

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS Solution
  • Implementing VXLAN in Data Center
  • Implementing MPLS in Data Center
  • Configuration Management, Automation, and Programmability
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Topology Options
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches
  • Managing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches with Cisco DCNM

Lab Outline:
  • Provision Baseline Connectivity with Ansible
  • Implement VXLAN with BGP eVPN Signaling
  • Manage Switch Over Cisco NX-API
  • Program Switch with Python
  • Configure Intelligent Traffic Director
  • Troubleshoot and Manage Switches Using Bash and Guest Shell
  • Provision VXLAN and Manage Switch with Cisco DCNM

Prerequisite Knowledge

It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:
  • Good understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching
  • Understanding of Cisco data center architecture
  • Experience configuring advanced routing and switching technologies such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

These Cisco courses can help you meet these prerequisites: