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DCNXA: NX-OS for Data Center Systems IOS Administrators

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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

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