The Implementing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode – Advanced (DCNXA) course provides advanced training in applying and managing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in NX-OS mode. The Cisco NX-OS platform deploys Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) and Ethernet VPN (EVPN) using Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM), implements Multi-Site VXLAN EVPN, and integrates L4-L7 services into the fabric providing external connectivity, utilizing advanced tenant features. You will also learn how to implement Cisco NX-OS Enhanced Policy-Based Redirect (ePBR) and Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD) features. This course will help you: Learn how you can integrate Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS mode to manage your enterprise IT environment Understand the common platform architecture and key fe


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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
Configure VXLAN EVPN in a single site using Cisco DCNM
Configure a Multi-Site VXLAN EVPN
Configure L4-L7 service redirection
Configure external connectivity from a VXLAN EVPN
Configure tenant-level features and Tenant-Routed Multicast (TRM) in VXLAN EVPN
Configure Cisco NX-OS Enhanced Policy-Based Redirect (ePBR) and Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD)

  • Describing VXLAN EVPN in Single Site

  • Describe VXLAN EVPN Control Plane
    Describe VXLAN EVPN Data Plane

  • Describing Multi-Site VXLAN EVPN

  • Describe VXLAN EVPN Multi-Site Features
    Describe Supported Multi-Site Topologies

  • Describing Layer 4-Layer 7 Service Redirection

  • Describe Layer 4-Layer 7 Service Integration Options
    Describe Integration of Active/Standby and Active/Active Service Devices

  • Describing External Connectivity from VXLAN EVPN

  • Describe External VRF-Lite Connectivity

  • Describing VXLAN EVPN Functionality Enhancements

  • Describe Fabric Management Options
    Describe Tenant-Level Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Relay

  • Describing Cisco NX-OS Enhanced Policy-Based Redirect and Intelligent Traffic Director

  • Describe Enhanced Policy-Based Redirect
    Describe Tenant-Level DHCP Relay

  • Lab Outline:

  • Labs are designed to assure learners a whole practical experience, through the following practical activities:
    Import an Existing VXLAN Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) EVPN Fabric into Cisco DCNM
    Configure vPC and Layer 3 Connectivity
    Configure Multi-Site VXLAN EVPN
    Configure Routed Firewall Integration into VXLAN EVPN Using PBR
    Configure External VRF Lite Connectivity and Endpoint Locator
    Configure Tenant DHCP Relay
    Configure Tenant-Routed Multicast
    Configure Enhanced Policy-Based Redirect
    Configure Traffic Load-Balancing Using the ITD


The primary audience for this course is Data center engineer, Field engineer, Network designer, Network administrator, Network engineer, Systems engineer, Technical solutions architect.




The knowledge and skills the learner should have before attending this course is as follows: Networking protocols, routing, and switching General Cisco data center technologies Virtualization fundamentals Cisco Nexus platform management These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites: Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA®) Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR) Implementing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode (DCNX)


Length: 4.0 days (32 hours)


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