Implementing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCNX)


Course Description

DCNX - Implementing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center

The Implementing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCNX) v1.0 course gives you a detailed understanding of the Cisco® Nexus switch platform and teaches you how to install, configure, and manage Cisco Nexus® switch platforms in a scalable, highly available environment. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on labs, you will learn how to describe various aspects of the Cisco Nexus product families and platforms, including implementation, management, security, programmability, and storage.

Additionally, in Implementing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCNX), you will learn how to configure device aliases and zoning, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV), and N-Port Virtualization (NPV) modes.

This course will help you:

  • Describe, implement, configure, and manage Cisco Nexus product families and platforms, including redundancy protocols and security features, in a scalable environment
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience with Cisco Nexus products in a lab setting
  • Develop expertise with the Cisco Nexus product families and platforms

Prerequisites

Students in the Implementing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCNX) v1.0 course should:

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

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the platforms that make the Cisco Nexus 9000, 7000, 3000, and 2000 product families
  • Describe Cisco Nexus platform implementations
  • Explain Cisco Nexus platform management
  • Describe Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
  • Configure First Hop Redundancy protocols
  • Configure security features of Cisco Nexus devices
  • Describe the Cisco Nexus devices routing and forwarding
  • Describe Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • Describe Quality of Service (QoS) on Cisco Nexus Devices
  • Explain system management and monitoring processes
  • Describe Cisco NX-OS programmability
  • Describe Cisco Nexus storage services
  • Configure device aliases and zoning
  • Configure FCoE
  • Configure NPIV and NPV modes

Labs

  1. Test Cisco Nexus Platforms
  2. Configure User Management
  3. Configure vPC
  4. Configure First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP) Protocols
  5. Configure Cisco Nexus Security Features
  6. Configure Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  7. Configure VXLAN
  8. Configure QoS
  9. Configure System Management
  10. Configure Cisco NX-OS On-Box Programmability
  11. Configure Containers on Cisco NX-OS
  12. Configure Cisco NX-OS Using Ansible
  13. Configure Basic Fibre Channel Features
  14. Configure FCoE
  15. Configure Fiber Channel Device Aliases and Zoning
  16. Configure NPV

Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16



Schedule



Who Should Attend

Data center systems engineers, Field engineers, Architects, Cisco partners using Cisco Nexus Series switch