Managing LAN Networks with Cisco Nexus Dashboard (MNDFC)

This 5-day class on Nexus Dashboard covers data center and campus operations with VXLAN and EVPN, then dives into Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller (NDFC) to deploy and manage VXLAN and EVPN.

Retail Price: $4,495.00

Next Date: 07/22/2024

Course Days: 5

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Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

Understand, configure and troubleshoot VXLAN with EVPN
Understand, Articulate, and Operationalize Nexus Dashboard Use Cases and Benefits
Operate and Configure Nexus Dashboard
Install and Operate Nexus Dashboard Apps
Configure Nexus Fabric Controller
Explore Fabric Telemetry with Nexus Insights
Explore Nexus Dashboard APIs
Who Should Attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:

Systems Architects
Systems Engineers
Systems Administrators
Technical Decision Makers
Channel Partners


The knowledge and skills the learner should have before attending this course is as follows:

Familiarity with Cisco Ethernet switching products
Understanding of routing protocols
Understanding of Cisco Data Center architecture

Course Outline
Module 1: VXLAN EVPN with MP-BGP

Spine and Leaf Fabric
VXLAN as an Overlay
Multicast Control Plane
BGP Control Plane   
Distributed IP Anycast-Gateway
Forwarding with Dual-Homed Endpoint (vPC)
Inter-Subnet Forwarding (Routing)
Non-IP Forwarding (Bridging)
Cisco VXLAN QoS Configuration
External Fabrics
Troubleshooting Commands
Module 2: Nexus Dashboard Overview

Introduction to Cisco Nexus Dashboard
Introduction to Nexus Dashboard Architecture
Nexus Dashboard Federation/SPOG
Nexus Dashboard Installation, Configuration, and Deployment
Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator
Module 3: Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller (NDFC)

Introduction to NDFC
DCNM Migration to Nexus Dashboard
Cisco NDFC LAN Solution Overview
Module 4: Discovering Existing Network Devices with Cisco NDFC

Configure Switches for Discovery
Module 5: Nexus Dashboard for Multi-Site

NDFC Multi-Site Architecture
NDFC VRF Management
Module 6: Managing and Monitoring the Data Center with Cisco NDFC

Access Topology View
Navigate the Map Views and Layout
Deploy Changes to the Fabric
Module 7: Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller Templates

NDFC Templates
Configuration Changes with Templates
Module 8: Nexus Dashboard Insights

Introduction to Nexus Dashboard Insights
GUI Overview
Insight Explorer
Connectivity Analysis Tool for NX-OS Based Fabrics
Insight Resource Browser/Bug Advisory
Flow Telemetry
Delta Analysis
Firmware Update Analysis
Module 9: Nexus Dashboard Integrations

Nexus Dashboard API
Splunk Integration
AppDynamics (AppD) Integration
ServiceNow Integration
Module 10: Accessing Nexus Dashboard Programmatically

Python Programming Fundamentals
Python Programming with RESTful API to Nexus Dashboard
Module 11: Nexus Dashboard Troubleshooting

NDFC Backup and Restore
NDFC Alarms
Fabric Troubleshooting Tools
NDFC Command Execution

Lab Outline

Discovery Lab 0:  Access the NterOne Lab Devices

Discovery Lab 1: Explore and Test the Nexus and Catalyst Lab Topology

Discovery Lab 2: Configure NX-OS VXLAN with Multicast Control Plane Using CLI

Discovery Lab 3: Configure EVPN BGP with Unicast Forwarding

Discovery Lab 4: Configure EVPN BGP with Multicast Routing

Discovery Lab 5: Configure EVPN BGP with Route Reflectors

Discovery Lab 6: Configuring VXLAN Routing

Discovery Lab 7: Adding an External Router

Discovery Lab 8: Troubleshoot VXLAN with EVPN and BGP in the CLI

Discovery Lab 8:  Nexus Dashboard Admin Console

Discovery Lab 9:  Introduction to Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller (NDFC)

Discovery Lab 10:  NDFC Bootstrap New NX-OS Data Center Fabric

Discovery Lab 11:    Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller Templates

Discovery Lab 12:   Nexus Dashboard Multi-Site with External Fabric with IOS XE

Discovery Lab 13:   Managing and Monitoring the Network Using NDFC

Discovery Lab 14:  Nexus Dashboard Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

Discovery Lab 15:   Nexus Dashboard and NDFC RESTful API

Discovery Lab 16:   Python programming to Nexus Dashboard and NDFC

Discovery Lab 17:   Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller Challenge Configuration

Discovery Lab 18:   Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller Troubleshooting with VXLAN with EVPN and BGP

Course Dates Course Times (EST) Delivery Mode GTR
7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
8/26/2024 - 8/30/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
9/9/2024 - 9/13/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
10/21/2024 - 10/25/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
11/18/2024 - 11/22/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
12/5/2024 - 12/5/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll