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DCCNX – Configuring Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center

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Aug 24 - Aug 26, 2020
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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® 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.

For a technical overview of the Cisco Nexus Switches, you may consider taking Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX) v1.0 along with this course.

 

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Objectives

After taking the DCCNX 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 the DCCNX 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: