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(DCNXA) - NX-OS for Data Center Systems IOS Administrators

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Duration: 5 Days

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Course Description

​The Cisco NX-OS for IOS Administrators (DCNXA) v1.0 is a five-day instructor-led course designed for network administrators who are migrating from a traditional Cisco IOS environment to routing and switching platforms that use the Nexus Operating System (NX-OS). This course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to install and manage Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, and 1000-series switches. This course will also cover important troubleshooting procedures for these platforms as well.

Course Objectives

​Upon completing this course, students will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Describe the differences between the Cisco IOS and NX-OS operating systems.
  • Describe the features and functionality of the Cisco NX-OS.
  • Describe how the Cisco NX-OS is used for functionality specific to different Cisco Nexus switching platforms, such as the 7000-series, 5000-series, and 1000-series switches.
  • Understand basic and advanced configurations of the Cisco Nexus 7000-series, 5000-series, and 1000-series switches using the NX-OS.
  • Understand basic and advanced configurations of the Cisco Virtual Security Gateway.
  • Understand troubleshooting techniques for the Cisco Nexus 7000-series, 5000-series, and 1000-series switches using the NX-OS.

Course Audience

Audience:

  • Network, systems, and consulting systems engineers
  • Network designers, administrators, and managers
  • Data Center administrators, designers and system engineers

Course Outline

Module 1: The Cisco Nexus platform and NX-OS
  • Identifying Cisco Nexus Products
  • Nexus 7000 Features at a high level
  • The NX-OS Software Architecture
  • Configuring Nexus Management Features
    • Modularity
    • Features
    • Licensing
    • Command syntax
    • Context-sensitive help
    • RBAC
    • Navigation between configuration modes
    • ISSU
Module 2: Configuring Layer 2 Features using the NX-OS
  • Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
    • Unidirectional Link Detection (UDLD)
    • Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
    • Port Profiles
    • Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU)
    • Multiple Spanning Tree
    • Traffic Storm Control
    • Configuring Nexus Fabric Extenders (FEX)
    • Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels (VPCs)
    • FabricPath
    • Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs)
Module 3: Layer 3 Features using the NX-OS
  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) Contexts
  • Static Routing
  • EIGRP
  • OSPF
  • BGP
  • IS-IS
  • Unicast RIB and FIB
  • Route Policy Manager
  • Policy-Based Routing (PBR)
  • First Hop Redundancy Protocols (HSRP/VRRP/GLBP)
  • Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
Module 4: Fiber Channel and FCoE
  • Understanding the Fiber Channel protocol
  • Configuring FCoE
  • Configuring SAN Switching Features
Module 5: Troubleshooting Cisco NX-OS
  • SPAN/ERSPAN
  • NetFlow
  • GOLD
  • Embedded Event Manager (EEM)
  • Onboard Failure Logging (OBFL)
Module 6: Cisco NX-OS on the Nexus 1000v Virtual Switch
  • Fundamentals of the Nexus 1000v Virtual Switch
  • Integrating the Nexus 1000v with the VMware vCenter Server
    • Basic Integration process
    • Configuring Port Profiles
    • Configuring Security Features
Hands On Labs
  • Connecting to the NterOne Lab Environment
  • Familiarization of the Cisco NX-OS Command-Line Interface (CLI)
  • Initial Configuration of the Nexus 5548 switches
  • Advanced Layer 2 Configuration of Nexus 5548 switches
  • Advanced Layer 3 Configuration of Nexus 5548 switches
  • Initial Configuration of Nexus 7004 switches with SUP2E Supervisor Module
  • Advanced Layer 2 Configuration of Nexus 7004 switches
  • Advanced Layer 3 Configuration of Nexus 7004 switches
  • Initial Configuration of Nexus 1000v switches
  • Advanced Configuration of Nexus 1000v switches
  • Troubleshooting Scenarios for the Nexus switching platforms

Course Prerequisites

​The following skills and knowledge are recommended for learners to fully benefit from this course:

  • CCNA Switching and Routing knowledge level
Course Schedule
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