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Configuring Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center

The Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches v1.0 course shows you how to install, configure, and manage Cisco Nexus Series Switch platforms using Cisco NX-OS to support highly available, secure, scalable, and 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.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Data center systems engineers
  • Data center field engineers
  • Data center architects
  • Technical decision makers
  • Network architects
  • Cisco integrators and partners

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe the Cisco Nexus devices routing and forwarding
  • Describe 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

Pre-Requisites

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
  • CCNA - Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions v1.0

Course Content

  • 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

 

LABS

Classroom Live Labs

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

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