Configuring Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center v1.0


Start End Duration Location Details
February 14, 2022 February 16, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
April 11, 2022 April 13, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
June 20, 2022 June 22, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
July 11, 2022 July 13, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
September 05, 2022 September 07, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
November 02, 2022 November 04, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)

Course Details

Configuring Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCCNX) v1.0

Course code: DCCNX v1

Duration: 3 Days


•    Familiarity with Cisco data center technologies
•    Understand networking protocols, routing, and switching


Course Description:

The Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches (DCCNX) 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 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.


Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

•    Describe the Cisco Nexus devices routing and forwarding
•    Decribe 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


Intended Audience:

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


Course Outlines:

•    Describing the Cisco NX-OS Routing and Forwarding
o    Routing Overview
o    Multicast Routing
o    Cisco NX-OS Routing and Forwarding
o    Unicast and Multicast RIB and FIB

•    Describing Overlay Transport Virtualization
o    Cisco OTV Overview
o    Cisco OTV Control and Data Planes
o    Failure Isolation
o    Cisco OTV Features
o    Optimizing Cisco OTV

•    Describing Virtual Extensible LAN
o    VXLAN Benefits over VLAN
o    Layer 2 and Layer 3 VXLAN Overlay
o    VXLAN MP-BGP EVPN Control Plane
o    VXLAN Data Plane

•    Describing Locator/ID Separation Protocol
o    Locator/ID Separation Protocol
o    LISP VM Mobility
o    LISP ESM Multihop Mobility
o    LISP VPN Virtualization

•    Cisco Nexus Security Features
o    ACLs
o    Port Security
o    DCHP Snooping
o    Dynamic ARP Inspection
o    IP Source Guard
o    Unicast RPF
o    Traffic Storm Control
o    CoPP

•    Cisco Intelligent Traffic Director
o    Cisco ITD Overview
o    Cisco ITD Deployment Models
o    Cisco ITD Configuration and Verification
    •    Describing QoS on Cisco Nexus Devices
o    QoS on Cisco Nexus Devices
o    Configure QoS on Nexus
o    Monitor QoS Statistics

•    Introducing Cisco Nexus Storage Services
o    Fibre Channel
o    Fibre Channel Flow Control
o    Fibre Channel Domain Initialization
o    Fibre Channel Addressing
o    FSPF Protocol

•    Configuring Device Aliases and Zoning
o    Distributed Device Alias Services Overview
o    Zoning Overview
o    Merge Zones Without Disruption
o    Recover from Zone Merge Failures
o    Enhanced Zoning

•    Configuring Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
o    Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
o    FCoE Requirements
o    Data Center Bridging
o    FCoE Addressing Scheme
o    FCoE Initialization Protocol
o    FCoE Port Types
o    Storage VDC

•    Configuring NPIV and NPV Modes
o    Cisco NPV Mode
o    N-Port ID Virtualization

•    Managing Automation and Programmability of Cisco Nexus Devices
o    Cisco NX-OS RESTful API
o    Network Orchestration
o    Programming Cisco NX-OS with Python

•    Configuring System Management and Monitoring
o    System Management Overview
o    System Monitoring Tools

•    Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus Switches
o    Cisco Nexus Troubleshooting Tools
o    Shell Access and Linux Containers
o    Memory and Packet Issues