Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K) 2.1

DCNX7K 2.1 - Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches
Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K) 2.1
  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K) 2.1

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    5 Days Course

    Cisco Data Center Switching

    Upcoming Dates

     Jul 31 to Aug 4, 2017
    London

    Nov 6 to Nov 10, 2017
    London

    Course Details

    This course is a 5-day ILT training program that is designed for systems and field engineers who install and implement Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches. This course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch platform.

    Career Certifications

    • CCNA Data Center

    Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives :

    • Identify the architecture, features, and deployment models of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch.
    • Describe hardware architecture, an perform hardware installation, and configure device administration features.
    • Describe software architecture, configure and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch features.

    Module 1:

    • Cisco Nexus 7000 switch Product Overview
    • Identify the chassis and components of the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch. The architecture of the hardware and Cisco NX-OS software will be explained, along with the purpose and configuration of the Connectivity Management Processor (CMP).

     

    Module 1 Lesson 1:

    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Product Overview
    • The Cisco Nexus product family
    • The key high availability features
    • The key unified fabric features
    • The key scalability features
    • The supervisor engine and line module features
    • The fabric module capacity and redundancy capability
    • The Virtual Output Queuing (VOQ) operation
    • Packet flow and arbitration across the fabric
    • Key features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch power supplies and fan cooling system
    • The deployment model for the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch

     

    Module 1 Lesson 2:

    • Cisco NX-OS Software Overview
    • Architecture of the Cisco NX-OS software
    • The Cisco NX-OS software features
    • The Cisco NX-OS process recovery
    • The Cisco NX-OS supervisor redundancy
    • The licensing features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • Licensing virtualization support
    • Licensing high availability
    • Installing licenses
    • Viewing licenses in use
    • Transferring licenses between devices
    • Verify the license configuration

     

    Module 1 Lesson 3:

    • The Connectivity Management Processor
    • Evaluate the use of the Connectivity Management Processor (CMP)
    • Configure the Connectivity Management Processor (CMP)
    • Verify the Connectivity Management Processor (CMP) configuration
    • Upgrade the Connectivity Management Processor (CMP) image
    • Use the Connectivity Management Processor (CMP) to:
    • Monitor the Control Plane
    • Reboot the Control Plane
    • Reboot the Cisco NX-OS device from the Connectivity Management Processor (CMP)
    • Reboot the Connectivity Management Processor (CMP) from the Control Plane
    • Reboot the Connectivity Management Processor (CMP) from the Connectivity Management Processor (CMP)
    • Reboot the System

    Module 2:

    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch Feature Configuration
    • Configure the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch functions and features that deliver the expected technical and business benefits within the configuration constraints.

     

    Module 2 Lesson 1:

    • Virtual Device Contexts
    • The purpose of Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs)
    • Virtual Device Context (VDC) architecture
    • Virtual Device Context (VDC) resources
    • Virtual Device Context (VDC) management
    • Virtual Device Context (VDC) fault isolation
    • The Cisco NX-OS feature support for Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs)
    • Configuring Virtual Device Context (VDC) Resource Templates
    • Configuring Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs)
    • Configuring management settings for Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs)
    • Interface allocation process
    • Applying Virtual Device Context (VDC) resource limitations
    • Configuring High Availability policies
    • Managing the Virtual Device Context (VDC) configuration files

     

    Module 2 Lesson 2:

    • Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
    • Configuring Basic Interface Parameters
    • Configuring Layer 2 Interfaces
    • Configuring Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
    • Configuring VLANs
    • Configuring Private VLANs
    • Configuring Rapid PVST+
    • Configuring MST
    • Configuring STP Extensions
    • Configuring Q-in-Q VLAN Tunnels

     

    Module 2 Lesson 3:

    • Configuring Port Channels
    • Evaluate the use and benefits of Port Channels in the network
    • Configuring Port Channels
    • Evaluate the use and benefits of Virtual Port Channels (vPCs) in the network
    • Virtual Port Channel (vPC) architecture
    • Configuring Virtual Port Channels (vPCs)

     

    Module 2 Lesson 4:

    • Configuring Layer 3 Switching Features
    • WCCPv2 Overview
    • Configuring and Verifying the WCCPv2 configuration
    • Routing Protocols
    • Configuring OSPFv2
    • Configuring OSPFv3
    • Configuring EIGRP
    • Configuring IS-IS
    • Configuring Basic BGP
    • Configuring Advanced BGP
    • Configuring RIP
    • Configuring Static Routing
    • Layer 3 Virtualization Overview
    • Configuring Layer 3 Virtualization
    • Managing the Unicast RIB and FIB
    • Route Policy Manager Overview
    • Configuring the Route Policy Manager
    • Policy-Based Routing Overview
    • Configuring Policy-Based Routing

     

    Module 3:

    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Advanced Switch Feature Configuration
    • Configure and position features such as OTV, Security and Quality of Service .

     

    Module 3 Lesson 1:

    • Security on the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • Identify the Security Features available
    • Access Control List configuration
    • Port Security configuration
    • DHCP Snooping configuration
    • Dynamic ARP configuration
    • IP Source Guard configuration
    • Unicast RPF configuration
    • Configuring Traffic Storm Control
    • Configuring Control Plane Policing (CoPP)
    • Cisco TrustSec overview
    • Configuring 802.1x
    • Configuring Cisco TrustSec

     

    Module 3 Lesson 2:

    • Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) on the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • Overview of Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
    • OTV terminology
    • The OTV Overlay Network
    • The use of Multiple Overlay Networks
    • The use of Multihomed Sites and Load Balancing
    • Configure basic Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) features
    • Identify the basic OTV Features
    • Configure basic OTV parameters
    • Verify the OTV configuration
    • Configure Advanced Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) features
    • Identify the advanced OTV features
    • Configure the advanced OTV features
    • Verify the advanced OTV configuration

     

    Module 3 Lesson 3:

    • Implementing Quality of Service on the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • Explain Quality of Service (QoS)
    • Quality of Service (QoS) on the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • QoS features
    • QoS feature configuration with the Modular QoS Command Line Interface (MQC)
    • QoS Statistics
    • Default QoS behavior
    • Default QoS behavior in the OTV tunnel
    • Configuring Classification
    • Using the Module QoS Command Line Interface (MQC)
    • Configuring Marking
    • Configuring Mutation Mapping
    • Configuring Policing
    • Configuring Queuing and Scheduling
    • Monitoring QoS Statistics

     

    Module 4:

    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Management
    • Identify which management tools are available for the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch, and how to configure the relevant management tool to support the given design.

     

    Module 4 Lesson 1:

    • User Management on the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • Identify the user management features available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • Configure Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA)
    • Configure SSH
    • Configure User Accounts and Roles

     

    Module 4 Lesson 2:

    • System Management on the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • Identify the System Management features available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • Configuring Cisco Fabric Services
    • Configuring NTP and CDP
    • Configuring System Message Logging
    • Configuring Smart Call Home
    • Configuring the Scheduler
    • Configuring SNMP
    • Implement DCNM

     

    Module 5:

    • Redundancy on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Implement the redundancy features to support the design requirements.

     

    Module 5 Lesson 1:

    • High Availability and Redundancy on the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • Network-Level High Availability
    • First-Hop Redundancy Protocols
    • Configuring HSRP
    • Configuring VRRP
    • Configuring GLBP
    • Nonstop Forwarding in Routing Protocols
    • System-Level High Availability
    • Physical Redundancy
    • Supervisor Restarts and Switchovers
    • VDC High Availability
    • In-Service Software Upgrades
    • Configuring ISSU
    • Determining ISSU Compatibility

     

    Module 5 Lesson 2:

    • Implementing Cisco FabricPath
    • Implementing FabricPath
    • Troubleshooting FabricPath
    • TRILL

     

    Module 6:

    • Troubleshooting on the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • Troubleshoot key features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch.

     

    Module 6 Lesson 1:

    • Troubleshooting Process on the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • The Troubleshooting Process
    • Gathering information
    • Verifying Ports
    • Verifying Layer 2 and Layer 3 connectivity
    • View the System Messages
    • Viewing the Logs
    • Troubleshooting Modules

     

    Module 6 Lesson 2:

    • Troubleshooting Features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • Identify the troubleshooting features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • Using and configuring Remote MONitoring (RMON)
    • Using and configuring Online Diagnostics
    • Using and configuring the Embedded Event Manager
    • Using and configuring the Onboard Failure Logging feature
    • Using and configuring SPAN
    • Using and configuring NetFlow

     

    Module 6 Lesson 3:

    • Troubleshooting Installs, Upgrades and Reboots
    • Troubleshooting Software Upgrades and Downgrades
    • Troubleshooting Software System Reboots

     

    Module 6 Lesson 4:

    • Troubleshooting Virtual Port Channels (vPCs)
    • Initial troubleshooting checklist
    • Received Type 1 Configuration Element Mismatch
    • Cannot Enable the vPC feature
    • vPC in Blocking State
    • VLANs on a vPC in the suspend state
    • Traffic disrupted when the Primary vPC device goes down

     

    Module 6 Lesson 5:

    • Troubleshooting Memory and Packet Flow Issues
    • High Level Assessment of Platform Memory Utilization
    • Detailed Assessment of Platform Memory Utilization
    • Built-in Platform Memory Monitoring
    • Packet Flow Issues

     

    Module 7:

    • Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) on the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • DCNX7K Hands-On Lab Exercises

     

    Module 1 Lab 1-1:

    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Platform Discovery
    • Connect to the default VDC
    • Validate key Cisco Nexus 7000 hardware and software parameters
    • I/O Module interface configuration
    • Assign IP addresses to interfaces and validate Layer 3 connectivity
    • Validate the Cisco NX-OS software revision and active supervisor parameters
    • Create a Configuration Checkpoint and perform a Rollback operation
    • Connect to the Connectivity Management Processor
    • Monitor the control plane from the Connectivity Management Processor connection
    • Reboot the Cisco NX-OS device from the Connectivity Management Processor connection

     

    Module 2 Lab 2-1:

    • Configuring Virtual Device Contexts
    • Log in to the default VDC
    • Configure and verify the creation of a VDC Resource Template
    • Configure the Virtual Device Context, perform an initial configuration and verify
    • Allocate a VDC Resource Template to a VDC and verify the application
    • Manage the VDC configuration files

     

    Module 2 Lab 2-2:

    • Configuring Layer 2 Switching
    • Log in to the VDC created
    • Configure and verify Layer 2 Interfaces and Rapid PVST+
    • Configure and verify STP Enhancements
    • Configure and verify MST
    • Configure and verify Q-in-Q Tunnels

     

    Module 2 Lab 2-3:

    • Configuring Virtual Port Channels (vPCs )
    • Log in to the Cisco Nexus 5000 switch and perform an initial setup
    • Validate the Cisco Nexus 5000 switch hardware resources
    • Configure the Cisco Nexus 5000 switch interfaces
    • Log in to the VDC you created
    • Configure the vPC domain
    • Configure the vPC keepalive link
    • Configure the vPC peer link
    • Configure and verify the vPC

     

    Module 2 Lab 2-4:

    • Configuring Layer 3 Switching
    • Log in to the VDC you created
    • Configure and verify the RIP configuration
    • Configure and verify Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) Instances with static routing
    • Configure and verify Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) Instances with OSPFv2
    • Configure and verify Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) Instances with EIGRP

     

    Module 3 Lab 3-1:

    • Configuring Security Features
    • Configure Access Control Lists using Atomic Programming
    • Configure Port Security
    • Configure Traffic Storm Control
    • Configure Control Plane Policing (CoPP)

     

    Module 3 Lab 3-2:

    • Configure OTV on the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • Configure Basic OTV
    • Enable the OTV Feature
    • Configure the Multicast Group Address
    • Assign the physical interface to the Overlay Interface
    • Assign the Extended VLAN Range
    • Configure the Site VLAN
    • Verify the configuration
    • Configuring Advanced OTV
    • Enter configuration mode
    • Configure authentication for edge devices
    • Configure OTV PDU
    • Disable the ARP Neighbor Discovery Cache
    • Verify load balancing
    • Configure redistribution
    • Tune OTV
    • Verify the OTV configuration

     

    Module 3 Lab 3-3:

    • Configuring Quality of Service
    • Generate traffic
    • Configure and verify type QoS Class Maps
    • Configure and verify type QoS Policy Maps
    • Configure and verify type QoS Service Policies

     

    Module 4 Lab 4-1:

    • Configuring User Management
    • Verify the AAA Server configuration
    • Configure and verify AAA configuration on the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • Configure and verify additional users and roles

     

    Module 4 Lab 4-2:

    • Configuring System Management
    • Configure and verify Cisco Fabric Services
    • Configure and verify the Scheduler
    • Configure and verify Smart Call Home
    • Use the Data Center Network Manager for monitoring and management

     

    Module 5 Lab 5-1:

    • Configuring FHRP
    • Configure and verify the Hot-Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP)
    • Configure and verify the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
    • Configure and verify the Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)

     

    Module 5 Lab 5-2:

    • Upgrade the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • Identify the current version of the Cisco NX-OS running on the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch
    • Download and verify the new version from the TFTP Server
    • Upgrade and verify the Cisco Nexus 7000 switch using the ISSU process

     

    Module 6 Lab 6-1:

    • Configuring Troubleshooting Features
    • Generate traffic using a traffic generator
    • Configure Remote MONitoring (RMON)
    • Configure the Embedded Event Manager
    • Configure SPAN
    • Use Wireshark to decode the traffic

     

    Module 6 Lab 6-2:

    • Troubleshooting Installs, Upgrades and Reboots
    • Recover from the loader> prompts
    • Recover from the switch(boot)# prompt
    • Recover a supervisor module with corrupted Bootflash
    • Recover the Administrator password

     

    Module 6 Lab 6-3:

    • Troubleshooting Virtual Port Channels (vPCs)
    • Load the troubleshooting ticket
    • Identify the problem
    • Resolve the problem
    • Channel Partner / Reseller
    • Customer
    • Employee

    The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows :

    • Good understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching.
    • Recommended CCNA Certification.
    • Recommended attendance at the Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) class.
    • Recommended attendance at the Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) class.

    During the course of instruction, the learner will be exposed to the configuration of advanced technologies, such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). The learner is required to have experience with these technologies in order to successfully complete the class. The course covers initial configuration of BGP, MPLS, and FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch.