Duration

2 days

Day 1

Module 1: Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Mode Solution

Describe trends in data center network programmability, software defined networking and virtualization
Describe the individual components of the Nexus 9000 solution
Describe the benefits of NXOS enhancements

Module 2: Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware

Describe the following on Cisco Nexus 9500:

  • Chassis
  • Supervisor modules
  • System controllers
  • Fans and power supplies
  • Fabric modules
  • Line card modules

Cisco Nexus 9300 switches
Cisco Nexus 9000 FEX support
Describe 40GE and 100GE Networking in the Data Center
List the optics supported by the Cisco Nexus 9000 family

Module 3: Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware Architecture

Architecture of the Cisco Nexus 9500 Modular Switches
Architecture of the Cisco Nexus 9500 Line Card Modules
Describe Packet Forwarding in the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Architecture of the Cisco Nexus 9300 Switches

Module 4: Describing Cisco Nexus Operating System

Components of NX-OS
High-Availability Features of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Management features of the Cisco Nexus 9000 switch family

Module 5: Configuring VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Describe the use of Network Overlays in Data Center Design
VXLAN
VXLAN Control-Plane Operation
VXLAN Data-Plane Operation
Configure VXLAN on the Cisco Nexus 9500 Series Switches

Day 2

Module 6: Describing Network Programmability and Automation

Programming features on Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Automation features on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Describe monitoring features on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Module 7: Describing Topology Options for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Traditional Data Center Topologies on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Spine and Leaf Topologies on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Overlay Topologies on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Module 8: Describing the Cisco ACI Fabric

Concepts of the Cisco ACI Fabric
Components of Cisco ACI Fabric
Benefits of Using the Cisco ACI Fabric
Advanced Services of Cisco ACI Fabric

Labs

Lab 1: Configure Initial Settings on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Lab 2: Configure VXLAN
Lab 3: Configure NX-API
Lab 4: Execute Python Scripts on the Local Switch
Lab 5: Execute Python Scripts on Remote Switches
Lab 6: Execute Python Through a Web Interface
Lab 7: Deploy a Patch Using Chef