Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches v3.1 (DCNX5K)

Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches v3.1 (DCNX5K)

Overview

Duration : 5 Day

Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches (DCNX5K) v3.1 is a 5-day ILT training program designed to serve the needs of systems and field engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders. This course covers the key components and procedures required to configure, manage, and troubleshoot these Cisco Nexus platforms.

A certification exam is not associated with this course, and Channel Partner deployment engineers will use this training as augmentation to the DCUFI course material to provide in-depth experience in implementing the Cisco Nexus family product features.

This is the third release of material covering the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender product families. The course focuses on the product hardware, its architecture, key features, and market differentiators, with extensive feature configuration and hands on labs.

As the DCNX5K v3.1 class is a product training class, it is expected that as new features or hardware are released, that additional modules or lessons will be developed rapidly and included as addendums or inclusions to the material to ensure that the class is kept up-to-date.

Objectives

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

  • Understand the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series system architecture
  • Understand the features, architecture, and usage of the Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software
  • Configure the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switches to support FCoE protocol, LAN operation, VXLAN, and SAN switching
  • Configure virtual port channels (vPC) on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Understand, configure and utilize the management features of the Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch, including the 5600 models and the Nexus switch management tools
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders for operation with the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Configure Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Configure user management and user security
  • Implement and use key functionality, technologies, and/or features focused on: FCoE, SAN, LAN,VXLAN, FabricPath, Cisco NX-API, Python, and In Service Software Update (ISSU)
  • Implement structured troubleshooting processes and skills using Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switches, available tools and resources relating to LAN, SAN, and FCoE

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 1-1: Describing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
  • Lesson 1-2: Describing Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 1-3: Describing Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 1-4: Describing Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 Series Switches
  • Lesson 1-5: Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Lesson 1-6: Module Summary
  • Lesson 1-7: Module Self-Check

 

Module 2: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Administration and Management

  • Lesson 2-1: Describing the Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
  • Lesson 2-2: Configuring System Management Features
  • Lesson 2-3: Configuring User Management
  • Lesson 2-4: Configuring Cisco Prime DCNM
  • Lesson 2-5: Describing Administration and Management Troubleshooting Tools
  • Lesson 2-6: Module Summary
  • Lesson 2-7: Module Self-Check

 

Module 3: Cisco NX-API and Python on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 3-1: Using Cisco NX-API on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 3-2: Using Python on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 3-3: Module Summary
  • Lesson 3-4: Module Self-Check

 

Module 4: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch LAN Features

  • Lesson 4-1: Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Lesson 4-2: Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Lesson 4-3: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Lesson 4-4: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
  • Lesson 4-5: Describing vPC Technology and Enhanced vPC
  • Lesson 4-6: Configuring vPCs and EvPCs
  • Lesson 4-7: Troubleshooting vPCs and EvPCs
  • Lesson 4-8: Describing Cisco Adapter-FEX and VM-FEX
  • Lesson 4-9: Cisco FabricPath
  • Lesson 4-10: Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Lesson 4-11: Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
  • Lesson 4-12: Describing Cisco DFA
  • Lesson 4-13: Describing Cisco RISE
  • Lesson 4-14: Describing Cisco ITD
  • Lesson 4-15: Configuring Cisco ITD
  • Lesson 4-16: Module Summary
  • Lesson 4-17: Module Self-Check

 

Module 5: VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 5-1: Describing VXLAN Technology
  • Lesson 5-2: Configuring VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 5-3: Module Summary
  • Lesson 5-4: Module Self-Check

 

Module 6: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch SAN Features

  • Lesson 6-1: Describing FCP
  • Lesson 6-2: Describing SAN Switching
  • Lesson 6-3: Configuring SAN Switching
  • Lesson 6-4: Troubleshooting SAN Switching
  • Lesson 6-5: Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Lesson 6-6: Configuring Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Lesson 6-7: Troubleshooting Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Lesson 6-8: Module Summary
  • Lesson 6-9: Module Self-Check

 

Module 7: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Unified Fabric Features

  • Lesson 7-1: Describing Data Center Bridging Enhancements
  • Lesson 7-2: Describing the FCoE Protocol
  • Lesson 7-3: Configuring FCoE
  • Lesson 7-4: Describing Dynamic FCoE with Cisco FabricPath
  • Lesson 7-5: Troubleshooting FCoE
  • Lesson 7-6: Module Summary
  • Lesson 7-7: Module Self-Check

 

Lab Details:

  • Guided Lab 1: Initial Switch Configuration
  • Guided Lab 2: Configuring System Management
  • Guided Lab 3: Upgrading the Cisco NX-OS Software with ISSU
  • Guided Lab 4: Configuring User Security
  • Guided Lab 5: Configuring Cisco Prime DCNM to Perform Network Discovery
  • Guided Lab 6: Using Troubleshooting Tools
  • Guided Lab 7: Using Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch NX-API
  • Guided Lab 8: Connecting the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
  • Guided Lab 9: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Guided Lab 10: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
  • Guided Lab 11: Configuring FEX Active-Active vPC and EvPC
  • Guided Lab 12: Configuring Host vPC
  • Guided Lab 13: Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Guided Lab 14: Implementing VXLAN Bridging on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
  • Guided Lab 15: Configuring SAN Switching
  • Guided Lab 16: Configuring Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Guided Lab 17: Troubleshooting SAN Switching
  • Guided Lab 18: Configuring FCoE
  • Guided Lab 19: Troubleshooting FCoE

It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course: 

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Recommended CCNA Certification
  • Good understanding of the Fibre Channel Protocol and the SAN environment
  • Recommended attendance of a Fibre Channel Protocol class or equivalent experience
  • Recommended attendance of the Implementing Cisco Storage Network Solutions (ICSNS) class or equivalent experience
  • During the course of instruction, the learner will be exposed to the configuration of advanced technologies, such as Fibre Channel, and FCoE, but will not be required to have experience with these technologies in order to successfully to complete the class.
  • This course covers initial configuration of Fibre Channel, QoS, and FCoE on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches. For a deeper understanding in Fibre Channel, QoS and FCoE, students are encouraged to explore additional training in those technologies.
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DCNX5K


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