DCNX7K - Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches v3.0

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description

In this course, you will cover the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch. Through hands-on labs using NX-OS version 6.2(6b) code, you will gain an understanding of the day-to-day operation of the switches, including key features and functions.

Additionally, we have enhanced the standard Cisco labs to include more in-depth exploration of sought-after technologies including FabricPath, OTV, LISP, vPC, FCOE QOS, and troubleshooting. All configurations are performed on the Nexus 7000, with the latest version of the NX-OS code, 6.2(6b).

Audience

Network engineers, designers, administrators, managers, system engineers, channel partners/resellers, customers, and employees Anyone who installs and implements the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch

Prerequisites

  • CCNA certification or equivalent knowledge
  • Recommended:

Learning Objectives

  • Chassis and components of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Management tools available for the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Nexus switch management tools
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch functions and features, including Nexus-oriented features like vPC, FCoE, FabricPath,OTV, LISP, MPLS, and security
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch security and Quality of Service (QoS) features
  • Troubleshoot key features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch

1. Cisco Nexus Product Family Overview

  • Cisco Unified Fabric
  • Cisco Nexus Product Family
  • Data Center Requirements Addressed by the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch

2. Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch

  • NXOS Overview
  • Deployment Models
  • 7000 and 7700 Series Switch Chassis
  • Supervisor Modules, I/O Modules, and Fabric Modules
  • Switch Forwarding and Packet Flow

3. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender

  • Hardware
  • Support on Nexus 7000 Series Switch

4. Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Hardware

  • Hardware Installation
  • Hardware Installation Verification

5. Cisco NX-OS Architecture, Key Features, and Capabilities

6. Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Management

  • Management Interfaces and Setup Utilities
  • User Management
  • System Management Features

7. Troubleshooting Nexus 7000 Series

  • Processes and Tools
  • Memory Issues
  • Packet Flow Issues
  • Series Network Analysis Module

8. Remote Integrated Service Engine

9. Cisco Prime DCNM Overview

10. Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation Overview

11. Virtual Device Contexts

  • Overviews
  • Management Settings

12. Layer 2 Switching Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Interface Configuration
  • Configuration of Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender on Nexus 7000 Series Switch
  • VLANs and Advanced VLAN Features Configuration
  • STP and STP Extensions Configuration
  • Q-in-Q Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2

13. Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Port Channel Overview
  • Virtual Port Channel Overview
  • VPC Configuration
  • vPC Troubleshooting

14. FabricPath on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Cisco FabricPath Architecture
  • Cisco FabricPath Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath

15. Layer 3 Switching Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Cisco NX-OS Forwarding Architecture
  • Routing Protocols Configuration
  • Route Policy Manager and Policy Based Routing
  • Layer 3 Virtualization Configuration
  • FHRP Protocols Configuration
  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
  • Multicast Configuration
  • Layer 3 Troubleshooting
  • BFD Configuration

16. MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • MPLS Overview
  • MPLS Configuration on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • MPLS Layer 3 VPNs Configuration
  • MPLS Layer 2 VPNs Configuration
  • MPLS TE Configuration

17. OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Cisco OTV Overview
  • Basic OTV Configuration

18. LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • LISP
  • LISP Configuration on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch

19. FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • FCoE Overview
  • FCoE Support on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Configuring FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

20. Security Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Security Features Overview and Configuration
  • Cisco TrustSec on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch

21. QOS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • QOS in the Data Center
  • QOS Configuration on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch

22. Intelligent Traffic Director Overview on Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Intelligent Traffic Director Overview
  • ITD Configuration