Course outline

Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches 3.1

Categories: Cisco, Guaranteed To Run™

Duration: 5 Days

Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches (DCNX5K) v3.1 is a 5-day ILT training program designed to serve the needs of systems and field engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders. This course covers the key components and procedures required to configure, manage, and troubleshoot these Cisco Nexus platforms.

This is the third release of material covering the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender product families. The course focuses on the product hardware, its architecture, key features, and market differentiators, with extensive feature configuration and hands on labs.

As the DCNX5K v3.1 class is a product training class, it is expected that as new features or hardware are released, that additional modules or lessons will be developed rapidly and included as addendums or inclusions to the material to ensure that the class is kept up-to-date.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll learn:

  • Management and understanding of Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch
  • Nexus switch management tools
  • Configuration of Nexus 5000 switch security and Quality of Service features
  • Additional functionality and features including: FCoE, FabricPath, OTV, MPLS and security
  • Troubleshooting key features of Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch
  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Recommended CCNA Certification
  • Good understanding of the Fibre Channel protocol and the SAN environment
  • Recommended attendance of a Fibre Channel Protocol class or equivalent experience
  • Recommended attendance of the Implementing Cisco Storage Network Solutions (ICSNS) class or equivalent experience
  • Network and field engineers
  • Network designers and administrators
  • Channel partners/Resellers

Module 1: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • Nexus data center product overview
  • Nexus 3000 series switches
  • Nexus 4000 series switches
  • Nexus 5500 and 5600 series switches
  • Nexus 6000 series switches
  • Nexus 2000 series fabric extenders
  • Module Summary
  • Module Self-Check

Module 2: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Administration and Management

  • Describing the Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
  • Configuring System Management Features
  • Configuring User Management
  • Configuring Cisco Prime DCNM
  • Describing Administration and Management Troubleshooting Tools
  • Module Summary
  • Module Self-Check

Module 3: Cisco NX-API and Python on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • Using Cisco NX-API on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Using Python on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Module Summary
  • Module Self-Check

Module 4: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch LAN Features

  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
  • Describing vPC Technology and Enhanced vPC
  • Configuring vPCs and EvPCs
  • Troubleshooting vPCs and EvPCs
  • Describing Cisco Adapter-FEX and VM-FEX
  • Cisco FabricPath
  • Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
  • Describing Cisco DFA
  • Describing Cisco RISE
  • Describing Cisco ITD
  • Configuring Cisco ITD
  • Module Summary
  • Lesson 4-17: Module Self-Check

Module 5: VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • Describing VXLAN Technology
  • Configuring VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Module Summary
  • Module Self-Check

Module 6: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch SAN Features

  • Describing FCP
  • Describing SAN Switching
  • Configuring SAN Switching
  • Troubleshooting SAN Switching
  • Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Configuring Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Troubleshooting Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Module Summary
  • Module Self-Check

Module 7: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Unified Fabric Features

  • Describing Data Center Bridging Enhancements
  • Describing the FCoE Protocol
  • Configuring FCoE
  • Describing Dynamic FCoE with Cisco FabricPath
  • Troubleshooting FCoE
  • Module Summary
  • Module Self-Check
  • Initial Switch Configuration
  • Configuring System Management
  • Upgrading the Cisco NX-OS Software with ISSU
  • Configuring User Security
  • Configuring Cisco Prime DCNM to Perform Network Discovery
  • Using Troubleshooting Tools
  • Connecting the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
  • Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
  • Configuring FEX Active-Active vPC and EvPC
  • Configuring Host vPC
  • Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Implementing VXLAN Bridging on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
  • Configuring SAN Switching
  • Configuring Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Troubleshooting SAN Switching
  • Configuring FCoE
  • Troubleshooting FCoE
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