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

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 technical overview 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.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student 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 Mode
  • 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

Course Content

  • Course Outline

      Describing the Cisco NX-OS Routing and Forwarding
        Routing Overview
      • Multicast Routing
  • Cisco NX-OS Routing and Forwarding
  • Unicast and Multicast RIB and 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 MP-BGP EVPN Control Plane
  • VXLAN Data Plane
  • Describing Locator/ID Separation Protocol
      Locator/ID Separation Protocol
    • LISP VM Mobility
  • LISP ESM Multihop Mobility
  • LISP VPN Virtualization
  • Cisco Nexus Security Features
    • Port Security
    • DCHP Snooping
    • Dynamic ARP Inspection
  • IP Source Guard
  • Unicast RPF
  • Traffic Storm Control
  • CoPP
  • 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 Nexus
  • Monitor QoS Statistics
  • Introducing Cisco Nexus Storage Services
      Fibre Channel
    • Fibre Channel Flow Control
  • Fibre Channel Domain Initialization
  • Fibre Channel Addressing
  • FSPF Protocol
  • Configuring Device Aliases and Zoning
      Distributed Device Alias Services Overview
    • Zoning Overview
  • Merge Zones Without Disruption
  • Recover from Zone Merge Failures
  • Enhanced Zoning
  • Configuring Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
      Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
    • FCoE Requirements
    • Data Center Bridging
  • FCoE Addressing Scheme
  • FCoE Initialization Protocol
  • FCoE Port Types
  • Storage VDC
  • Configuring NPIV and NPV Modes
      Cisco NPV Mode
  • N-Port ID Virtualization
  • Managing Automation and Programmability of Cisco Nexus Devices
      Cisco NX-OS 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
  • Memory and Packet Issues

    Lab Outline

      Configure OSPF
    • Configure Cisco OTV
    • Configure VXLAN
    • Configure Cisco Nexus Security Features
    • Configure Basic Fibre Channel Features
    • Configure Device Aliases and Zoning
  • Confgure FCoE
  • Configure NPV
  • Manage Switch over Cisco NX-API
  • Program a Switch with Python
  • Configure System Management and Monitoring
  • Troubleshoot and Manage Switches Using Bash and Guest Shell

Target Audience

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

Course Duration


Suggested Pre-requisites

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

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

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Virtual - AEST

05 May 2020 - 07 May 2020

AUD $4950

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