This 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. 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.


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Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the Cisco Nexus devices routing and forwarding
- Describe 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 alliances and zoning
- Configure FCoE
- Configuring NPIV and NPV Modes
- 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

  • 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

  • ACLs
    Port Security
    DCHP Snooping
    Dynamic ARP Inspection
    IP Source Guard
    Unicast RPF
    Traffic Storm Control

  • 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


This course is ideal for Data center systems engineers, Data center field engineers, Data center architects, Technical decision makers, Network architects, and Cisco integrators and partners.




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


Length: 3.0 days (24 hours)


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