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DCNX7K - Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches v3.1

Configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch.

GK# 0554

Course Overview

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In this course, you will cover the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch. Through hands-on labs using NX-OS version 6.2(6b) code, you will gain an understanding of the day-to-day operation of the switches, including key features and functions.

Additionally, we have enhanced the standard Cisco labs to include more in-depth exploration of sought-after technologies including FabricPath, OTV, LISP, vPC, FCOE QOS, Security, and troubleshooting. All configurations are performed on the Nexus 7000, with the latest version of the NX-OS code, 6.2(6b).

What You'll Learn

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  • Chassis and components of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Management tools available for the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Nexus switch management tools
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch functions and features, including Nexus-oriented features like vPC, FCoE, FabricPath,OTV, LISP, MPLS, and Security
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch Security and Quality of Service (QoS) features 
  • Troubleshoot key features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch

Outline

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Classroom Live Outline

1. Cisco Nexus Product Family Overview

• Cisco Unified Fabric
• Cisco Nexus Product Family
• Data Center Requirements Addressed by the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch

2. Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch

•  NXOS Overview
• Deployment Models
• 7000 and 7700 Series Switch Chassis
• Supervisor Modules, I/O Modules, and Fabric Modules
• Switch Forwarding and Packet Flow

3. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender

• Hardware
• Support on Nexus 7000 Series Switch

4. Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Hardware

• Hardware Installation
• Hardware Installation Verification

5. Cisco NX-OS Architecture, Key Features, and Capabilities

6. Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Management

• Management Interfaces and Setup Utilities
• User Management
• System Management Features

7. Troubleshooting Nexus 7000 Series

• Processes and Tools
• Memory Issues
• Packet Flow Issues
• Series Network Analysis Module

8. Advanced Integration, Management, and Monitoring Features

• Remote Integrated Service Engine
• Cisco Prime DCNM Overview
• Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation Overview

9. Virtual Device Contexts

• Overviews
• Management Settings

10. Layer 2 Switching Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

• Interface Configuration
• Configuration of Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender on Nexus 7000 Series Switch
• VLANs and Advanced VLAN Features Configuration
• STP and STP Extensions Configuration
• Q-in-Q Configuration
• Troubleshooting Layer 2

11. Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

• Port Channel Overview
• Virtual Port Channel Overview
• VPC Configuration
• vPC Troubleshooting

12. FabricPath on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

• Cisco FabricPath Architecture
• Cisco FabricPath Configuration
• Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath

13. Layer 3 Switching Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

• Cisco NX-OS Forwarding Architecture
• Routing Protocols Configuration
• Route Policy Manager and Policy Based Routing
• Layer 3 Virtualization Configuration
• FHRP Protocols Configuration
• Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
• Multicast Configuration
• Layer 3 Troubleshooting
• BFD Configuration

14. MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

• MPLS Overview
• MPLS Configuration on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
• MPLS Layer 3 VPNs Configuration
• MPLS Layer 2  VPNs Configuration
• MPLS TE Configuration

15. OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

• Cisco OTV Overview
• Basic and Advanced OTV Configuration

16. LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

• LISP overview
• LISP Configuration on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch

17. FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

• FCoE Overview
• FCoE Support on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
• Configuring FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

18. Security Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

• Security Features Overview and Configuration
• Cisco TrustSec on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch

19. QoS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

• QoS in the Data Center
• QoS Configuration on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch

20. Intelligent Traffic Director and RISE Overview on Nexus 7000 Series Switches

• Intelligent Traffic Director Overview
• ITD Configuration

21. Implementing VXLAN on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

• Preparation and Connectivity
• Configuring PIM and VXLAN

22. Programmability using Python and NX-API on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

• Overview and use of the NX-API
• NX-API with XML and JSON
• Overview and use of Python
• Python modes of operation and examples

Labs

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Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: An Introduction to the Lab Environment
Lab 2: Cisco Nexus 7000 Platform Discovery
Lab 3: Configure User Management
Lab 4: Configure System Management
Lab 5: Configure Layer 2 Advanced Switching
Lab 6: Configure Basic and Advanced vPCs
Lab 7: Configure Basic and Advanced Cisco FabricPath
Lab 8: Configure Layer 3 Switching
Lab 9: Configure FHRP
Lab 10: Configure MPLS (Demonstration)
Lab 11: Configure Basic and Advanced OTV
Lab 12: Configure LISP
Lab 13: Configure FCoE
Lab 14: Configure Security Features
Lab 15: Configure QoS

Prerequisites

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Who Should Attend

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Network engineers, designers, administrators, managers, system engineers, channel partners/resellers, customers, and employees Anyone who installs and implements the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

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