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Upcoming Dates

Oct 18 - Oct 20, 2021
09:00 - 17:00
Online

DCCNX – Configuring Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center
3 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Data Center

Course Details

The¬†Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches (DCCNX)¬†v1.0 course shows you how to install, configure, and manage Cisco Nexus¬ģ Series Switch platforms using Cisco¬ģ 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 be introduced to automating Cisco Nexus devices using Cisco NX-OS Software programmability features.

For a technical overview of Cisco Nexus Switches, consider taking the Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX) course.

This course will help you:

  • Gain the knowledge and skills to deploy advanced capabilities of Cisco Nexus NX-OS Software and Cisco¬†Nexus Series data center switches
  • Learn through Cisco‚Äôs unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco¬†learning technologies, data center equipment, and software

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Cisco Nexus devices routing and forwarding
  • Describe Overlap Transport Virtualization (OTV)
  • Describe and configure Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • Describe Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP)
  • Describe the key features of Cisco Nexus devices
  • Describe Cisco Intelligent Traffic Director
  • Describe Quality of Service (QoS) on Cisco Nexus devices
  • Understand Cisco Nexus storage services
  • Configure device alliances and zoning
  • Configure Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
  • Configuring N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV) and N-Port Virtualization (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

Outline

Describing the Cisco NX-OS Routing and Forwarding

  • Routing Overview
  • Multicast Routing
  • Cisco NX-OS Routing and Forwarding
  • Unicast and Multicast Routing Information Base (RIB) and Forwarding Information Base (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 Multiprotocol-Border Gateway Protocol (MP-BGP) Ethernet VPN (EVPN) Control Plane
  • VXLAN Data Plane

Describing Locator/ID Separation Protocol

  • Locator/ID Separation Protocol
  • LISP VM Mobility
  • LISP Embedded Syslog Manager (ESM) Multihop Mobility
  • LISP VPN Virtualization

Explaining Cisco Nexus Security Features

  • Access Control Lists
  • Port Security
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol¬†(DCHP) Snooping
  • Dynamic Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) Inspection
  • IP Source Guard
  • Unicast Reverse-path Forwarding (RPF)
  • Traffic Storm Control
  • Control Plane Policing

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 Cisco Nexus Devices
  • Monitor QoS Statistics

Introducing Cisco Nexus Storage Services

  • Fibre Channel
  • Fibre Channel Flow Control
  • Fibre Channel Domain Initialization
  • Fibre Channel Addressing
  • Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) Protocol

Describing Device Aliases and Zoning

  • Distributed Device Alias Services Overview
  • Zoning Overview
  • Zone Merging
  • Recovering from Zone Merge Failures
  • Enhanced Zoning Overview

Configuring Fibre Channel Over Ethernet

  • Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
  • FCoE Requirements
  • Data Center Bridging
  • FCoE Addressing Scheme
  • FCoE Initialization Protocol
  • FCoE Port Types
  • Storage Virtual Device Context (VDC)

Configuring NPIV and NPV Modes

  • Cisco NPV Mode
  • N-Port ID Virtualization

Managing Automation and Programmability of Cisco Nexus Devices

  • Cisco NX-OS Representational State Transfer (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
  • Troubleshooting Memory and Packet Flow Issues

Lab outline

  • Configure Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Configure Cisco OTV
  • Configure VXLAN
  • Configure Cisco Nexus Security Features
  • Configure Basic Fibre Channel Features
  • Configure Device Aliases and Zoning
  • Configure FCoE
  • Configure NPV
  • Manage Switch over Cisco NX-API
  • Program a Switch with Python
  • Configure System Management and Monitoring
  • Troubleshoot Cisco Nexus Switches CPU and Memory Issues

Target Audience

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

Prerequisites

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

These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA¬ģ)
  • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
  • Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX)