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Introducing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode

  • Course Code DCINX9K
  • Duration 3 days
  • Version 2.1

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£1,995.00

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

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  • Public Classroom

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  • Virtual Learning

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Course Overview

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The Introducing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode (DCINX9K) course shows you how to implement, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches operating in Cisco NX-OS mode. Through expert instruction and extensive hands-on learning, you will learn how to deploy Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), high availability features, Intelligent Traffic Director, troubleshooting tools and techniques, NX-OS programmability features and open interface technologies. This course also provides an introduction to Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for management.

Course Schedule

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    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 01-03 September, 2021
    • Location: Virtual

    £1,995.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 20-22 December, 2021
    • Location: Virtual

    £1,995.00

Target Audience

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Engineers and administartors involved in the installation and implementation of a Cisco Nexus 9000 Switch operating in NX-OS mode.

Course Objectives

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After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch software and hardware components
  • Describe key Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch NX-OS software features
  • Manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch configurations using Ansible
  • Implement VXLAN BGP eVPN on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Describe MPLS Layer 3 VPN implementation on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches using NX-API and Python
  • Implement Intelligent Traffic Director
  • Troubleshoot and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches using Bash shell and Guest shell
  • Manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches using Cisco DCNM

Course Content

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Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS Solution

  • Data Center Trends
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware Architecture
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS Features
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Manageability
  • New Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS Features

Implementing VXLAN in the Data Center

  • Network Overlays in Data Center
  • VXLAN Overlay
  • VXLAN BGP eVPN Control Plane
  • VXLAN Data Plane

Implementing MPLS in Data Center

  • Label Switching Overview
  • MPLS Layer 3 VPN Control Plane
  • MPLS Data Plane
  • MPLS in Data Center

Configuration Management, Automation and Programmability

  • Programmability Overview
  • Cisco NX-OS RESTful API
  • Network Orchestration
  • Programming Cisco NX-OS with Python

Cisco Nexus 9000 Topology Options

  • Traditional Data Center Topologies
  • Spine-and-Leaf Topology
  • Overlay Topologies
  • Intelligent Traffic Director

Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches

  • Cisco Nexus 9000 High Availability
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Troubleshooting Tools
  • Shell Access and Linux Containers

Managing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches with Cisco DCNM

  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Labs:

  • Discovery Lab 1: Provision Baseline Connectivity with Ansible
  • Discovery Lab 2: Implement VXLAN with BGP eVPN Signaling
  • Discovery Lab 3: Manage Switch Over Cisco NX-API
  • Discovery Lab 4: Program Switch with Python
  • Discovery Lab 5: Configure Intelligent Traffic Director
  • Discovery Lab 6: Troubleshoot and Manage Switches Using Bash and Guest Shell
  • Discovery Lab 7: Provision VXLAN and Manage Switch with Cisco DCNM

Course Prerequisites

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Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching - ICND1 and ICND2
  • Understanding of Cisco Data Center Architecture DCICN and DCICT
  • Experience configuring advanced routing and switching technologies such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) - ROUTE and SWITCH

Test Certification

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Recommended Preparation for exam(s):

  • There is currently no exam aligned to this course.
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