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Implementing the Cisco Nexus 5000 and 2000 v2.1

This 5-day course is specifically designed for engineers involved in the implementation, installation and maintenance of the Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch and Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender. The key components and procedures required to successfully install, configure, manage and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders in a LAN/SAN and unified fabric environment are covered in this course.

Target Audience

This course is designed for engineers,and technical solutions architects,who sell, implement, and maintain Cisco Nexus 5000 products in a data center.

Learning Objectives

After you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the products that comprise the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches product family
  • Identify the products that comprise the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender product family
  • Understand Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch system architecture
  • Understand the architecture, features, and usage of the Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software
  • Configure network features on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches for LAN operation
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders for operation with the parent Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
  • Configure Ethernet port channels and virtual port channels (vPC) on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Configure Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Identify and understand the components of the Fibre Channel Protocol, the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol, and IEEE Data Center Bridging (DCB) Ethernet Enhancements
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches to support the FCoE protocol
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches for connection to the SAN
  • Secure the operation of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Configure system management features on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Understand the high availability and In Service Software Update (ISSU) features of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Understand and implement a structured troubleshooting process using available tools and resources of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and troubleshoot real world issues relating to the LAN, SAN, and FCoE

Pre-Requisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites

  • Good understanding of networking protocols ICND1 and ICND2 or CCNABC recommended .
  • Good understanding of the Fibre Channel protocol and the SAN environment.DCMDS recommended.

Course Content

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Product Overview

  • Introducing the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Product Overview
  • High-Level Product Features Overview
  • Deployment Considerations

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Hardware Architecture and Device Administration

  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Hardware Architecture
  • Hardware Installation Procedures
  • Configuring User Management
  • Graphical Management Tools
  • Configuring System Management
  • Understanding Cisco Nexus High Availability
  • Troubleshooting Tools

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Network Feature Configuration

  • The Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
  • Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
  • Configuring the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
  • Configuring Virtual Port Channels and Enhanced vPC
  • Configuring Host Virtual Port Channels
  • Configuring Quality of Service
  • Configuring Cisco FP
  • Understanding the Fibre Channel Protocol
  • Understanding the FCoE Protocol
  • Identifying Data Center Bridging Enhancements
  • Configuring FCoE
  • Troubleshooting FCoE
  • Configuring SAN Switching Features
  • Implementing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Troubleshooting SAN Switching

Labs:

  • Lab 1: Exploring the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
  • Lab 2: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Lab 3: Configuring the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
  • Lab 4: Configuring Virtual Port Channels
  • Lab 5: Configuring QoS
  • Lab 6: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
  • Lab 7: Configuring FCoE
  • Lab 8: Troubleshooting FCoE
  • Lab 9: Configuring SAN Switching Features
  • Lab 10: Configuring Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Lab 11: Troubleshooting SAN Switching
  • Lab 12: Configuring User Management Features
  • Lab 13: Configuring System Management Features
  • Lab 14: Upgrading Cisco NX-OS Software Using ISSU
  • Lab 15: Total Recall

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