NX-OS for Data Center Systems IOS Administrators (DCNXA)

The Cisco NX-OS for IOS Administrators (DCNXA) is a five-day instructor-led course designed for network administrators who are migrating from a traditional Cisco IOS environment to routing and switching platforms that use the Nexus Operating System (NX-OS). This course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to install and manage Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, and 1000-series switches. This course will also cover important troubleshooting procedures for these platforms as well.

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About this Course

The Cisco NX-OS for IOS Administrators (DCNXA) is a five-day instructor-led course designed for network administrators who are migrating from a traditional Cisco IOS environment to routing and switching platforms that use the Nexus Operating System (NX-OS). This course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to install and manage Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, and 1000-series switches. This course will also cover important troubleshooting procedures for these platforms as well.

Audience Profile

Primary audience for this course:

  • Network, systems, and consulting systems engineers
  • Network designers, administrators, and managers
  • Data Center administrators, designers and system engineers

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, students will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Describe the differences between the Cisco IOS and NX-OS operating systems.
  • Describe the features and functionality of the Cisco NX-OS.
  • Describe how the Cisco NX-OS is used for functionality specific to different Cisco Nexus switching platforms, such as the 9000, 7000-series, 5000-series, 2000 series and 1000-series switches.
  • Understand basic and advanced configurations of the Cisco Nexus 9000, 7000-series, 5000-series, 2000 series and 1000-series switches using the NX-OS.
  • Understand troubleshooting techniques using the NX-OS.

Prerequisites

The following skills and knowledge are recommended for learners to fully benefit from this course:

  • CCNA Switching and Routing knowledge level

 


Course Outline

Module 1: The Cisco Nexus platform and NX-OS

  • Identifying Cisco Nexus Products  
  • Nexus 7000 and 7700 Features at a high level 
  • Nexus 5000 and 2000 Fex at a high level 
  • Nexus 9000 Features at a high level  
  • The NX-OS Software Architecture    
    • NX-OS features and functionality
    • Command syntax
  • Describing Cisco NX-OS Architecture, Key Features, and Capabilities 
    • Modularity
    • Features
    • Licensing
    • Context-sensitive help
    • RBAC
    • Navigation between configuration modes
    • ISSU

Module 2:  Configuring Layer 2 Features using the NX-OS

  • Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs) in the Nexus 7000 Switches 
  • Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features    
    • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
    • 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   

Module 3: Fiber Channel and FCoE

  • Understanding the Fiber Channel protocol   
  • Configuring FCoE   
  • Configuring SAN Switching Features  

Module 4:  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)
  • Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)  

Module 5:  VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

  • VXLAN Overview
  • Use of VTEPs
  • VXLAN Routing

Appendix A: Cisco NX-OS on the Nexus 1000v Virtual Switch

  • Fundamentals of the Nexus 1000v Virtual Switch within VMware

Hands On Labs


Lab 0: Accessing Lab Devices - Nexus 5000 Series Devices
Lab 1: Initial Switch Configuration
Lab 2: Connecting the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
Lab 3: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
Lab 4: Configuring FEX Active-Active VPC and EVPC
Lab 5: Configuring Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
Lab 6: Configuring FCoE
Lab 0: Accessing Lab Devices - Nexus 7000 Series Devices
Lab 1: Cisco Nexus 7000 Platform Discovery
Lab 2: Configuring Cisco FabricPath
Lab 3: Configuring Layer 3 Switching
Lab 4: Configuring Cisco OTV
Lab 0: Accessing Lab Devices - Nexus 9000 Series Devices
Lab 1: Preparing the Cisco Nexus 9300 Series Switch Configuration Baseline
Lab 2: Implementing VXLAN Bridging



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