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Introducing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode

The Introducing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode (DCINX9K)  course shows you how to implement, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches operating in Cisco NX-OS mode.Through expert instruction and extensive hands-on learning, you will learn how to deploy 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. An introduction to Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for management is also incorporated into this course.

Target Audience

Engineers and administartors involved in the installation and implementation of a Cisco Nexus 9000 Switch operating in NX-OS mode.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should 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

Pre-Requisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching - 'Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices pt1' and 'Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices pt2'.
  • Understanding of Cisco Data Center Architecture 'Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking' and 'Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies.'
  • Experience configuring advanced routing and switching technologies such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) - 'Implementing Cisco IP Routing' and 'Implementing Cisco Switched Networks.'

Course Content

Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS Solution

  • Data Center Trends
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware Architecture
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS Features
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Manageability
  • New Cisco NX-OS Features

Implementing VXLAN in the Data Center

  • Network Overlays in Data Center
  • VXLAN Overlay
  • VXLAN BGP eVPN Control Plane
  • VXLAN Data Plane

Implementing MPLS in Data Center

  • Label Switching Overview
  • MPLS Layer 3 VPN Control Plane
  • MPLS Data Plane
  • MPLS in Data Center

Configuration Management, Automation and Programmability

  • Programmability Overview
  • Cisco NX-OS RESTful API
  • Network Orchestration
  • Programming Cisco NX-OS with Python

Cisco Nexus 9000 Topology Options

  • Traditional Data Center Topologies
  • Spine-and-Leaf Topology
  • Overlay Topologies
  • Intelligent Traffic Director

Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches

  • Cisco Nexus 9000 High Availability
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Troubleshooting Tools
  • Shell Access and Linux Containers
  • Discovery Lab 6: Troubleshoot and Manage Switches Using Bash and Guest Shell

Managing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches with Cisco DCNM

  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Labs:

  • Discovery Lab 1: Provision Baseline Connectivity with Ansible
  • Discovery Lab 2: Implement VXLAN with BGP eVPN Signaling
  • Discovery Lab 3: Manage Switch Over Cisco NX-API
  • Discovery Lab 4: Program Switch with Python
  • Discovery Lab 5: Configure Intelligent Traffic Director
  • Discovery Lab 6: Troubleshoot and Manage Switches Using Bash and Guest Shell
  • Discovery Lab 7: Provision VXLAN and Manage Switch with Cisco DCNM

Exams & Certification

Recommended Preparation for exam(s):

  • There is currently no exam aligned to this course.

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