Introducing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode (DCINX9K) 2.1

Course Duration:

3 Days

Prerequisites

It is recommended that a learner has the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching
  • Understanding of Cisco data center architecture
  • Experience configuring advanced routing and switching technologies such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

These Cisco courses can help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)
  • Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
  • Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)

Course Content

The Introducing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode (DCINX9K) v2.1 course shows you how to implement, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches in Cisco® NX-OS mode. Through expert instruction and extensive hands-on learning, you will learn how to deploy capabilities including Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), high availability features, Intelligent Traffic Director, troubleshooting tools and techniques, NX-OS programmability features, and open interface technologies. The course also provides an introduction to Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for management.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch software and hardware components
  • Describe key Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch NX-OS software features
  • Manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch configurations using Ansible
  • Implement VXLAN BGP eVPN on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Describe MPLS Layer 3 VPN implementation on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches using NX-API and Python
  • Implement Intelligent Traffic Director
  • Troubleshoot and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches using Bash shell and Guest shell
  • Manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches using Cisco DCNM

Course Outline

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

  • Lesson 1: Data Center Trends
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware
  • Lesson 3: Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware Architecture
  • Lesson 4: Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS Features
  • Lesson 5: Cisco Nexus 9000 Manageability
  • Lesson 6: New Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS Features

Module 2: Implementing VXLAN in a Data Center

  • Lesson 1: Network Overlays in a Data Center
  • Lesson 2: VXLAN Overlay
  • Lesson 3: VXLAN BGP eVPN Control Plane
  • Lesson 4: VXLAN Data Plane

Module 3: Implementing MPLS in a Data Center

  • Lesson 1: Label Switching Overview
  • Lesson 2: MPLS Layer 3 VPN Control Plane
  • Lesson 3: MPLS Data Plane
  • Lesson 4: MPLS in Data Center

Module 4: Configuration Management, Automation, and Programmability

  • Lesson 1: Programmability Overview
  • Lesson 2: Cisco NX-OS RESTful API
  • Lesson 3: Network Orchestration
  • Lesson 4: Programming Cisco NX-OS with Python

Module 5: Cisco Nexus 9000 Topology Options

  • Lesson 1: Traditional Data Center Topologies
  • Lesson 2: Spine-and-Leaf Topology
  • Lesson 3: Overlay Topologies
  • Lesson 4: Intelligent Traffic Director

Module 6: Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 1: Cisco Nexus 9000 High Availability
  • Lesson 2: Cisco Nexus 9000 Troubleshooting Tools
  • Lesson 3: Shell Access and Linux Containers

Module 7: Managing Cisco Nexus Switches with Cisco DCNM

  • Lesson 1: Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Who Should Attend

  • Data Center Engineers
  • Data Center Architects
  • Network Designers
  • Network Administrators
  • Network Engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Consulting Systems Engineers
  • Technical Solutions Architects
  • Field Engineers
  • Cisco Integrators and Partners