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Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches v3.1 - DCNX5K (Data Center)

Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches v3.1 - DCNX5K (Data Center) Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

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

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Jan 15, 2018 – Jan 19, 2018
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Intended Audience for this Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches v3.1 - DCNX5K (Data Center) Course

  • » The primary audience for this course is Network engineers, systems engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who sell, implement, and maintain Cisco Nexus products in the data center
  • » The secondary audience for this course is Network designers, network administrators, and network managers responsible for identifying and managing Cisco Nexus products in the data center

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Course Prerequisites for Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches v3.1 - DCNX5K (Data Center)

  • » Required: Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches v2.0 - DCMDS(Associate)
  • » Good understanding of networking protocols
  • » Good understanding of the Fibre Channel Protocol and the SAN environment
  • » 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
  • » 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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Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches v3.1 - DCNX5K (Data Center) Course Objectives

  • » Configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

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Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches v3.1 - DCNX5K (Data Center) Course Outline

      1. Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
        1. Describing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
          1. Cisco Nexus Data Center Product Overview
        2. Describing Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches
          1. Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches
          2. Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switch Features
        3. Describing Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches
          1. Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches
          2. Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switch Features
        4. Describing Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 Series Switches
          1. Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switches
          2. Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switch Features
          3. Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switch System Architecture
          4. Cisco Nexus 5600 Series Switches
          5. Cisco Nexus 5600 Series Switch Features
          6. Traffic Forwarding Paths
        5. Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
          1. ToR and EoR Deployment Models
          2. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
          3. Cisco Nexus 7000 with Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders Deployment
          4. Cisco FEX Technology
      2. Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Administration and Management
        1. Describing the Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
          1. Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
          2. Cisco NX-OS High-Availability Features
          3. Stateful and Stateless Process Restart
          4. The Cisco NX-OS Software CLI
          5. Licensing Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
        2. Configuring System Management Features
          1. Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Management Methods and Features
          2. Configure File System Management
          3. Configure Cisco Fabric Services
          4. Configure the PTP Server
          5. Configure SNMP
          6. Configure Checkpoints and Rollback
          7. Configure Module Preprovisioning
          8. Configure ISSU
        3. Configuring User Management
          1. Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch User Management Features
          2. Configure AAA
          3. Configure RBAC
          4. Configure SSH
          5. Configure ACLs
          6. Configure IEEE 802.1X
        4. Configuring Cisco Prime DCNM
          1. Cisco Prime DCNM
          2. Network Configuration Protocol
        5. Describing Administration and Management Troubleshooting Tools
          1. Troubleshooting Strategies
          2. Troubleshooting Tools
          3. Configure System Message Logs
          4. Ethanalyzer Tool
          5. SPAN and RSPAN
          6. Configure Cisco GOLD
          7. Configure Cisco Smart Call Home
      3. Cisco NX-API and Python on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
        1. Using Cisco NX-API on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
          1. Business Need for Network Programmability
          2. Cisco NX-API Overview
          3. XML and JSON
          4. Cisco NX-API Requests and Responses
          5. Developer Sandbox
        2. Using Python on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
          1. Python API on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
          2. Python Examples
          3. Cisco NX-OS CLI Python Modes
          4. Python Extensions
          5. Python Scripting
      4. Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch LAN Features
        1. Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
          1. Configure Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
          2. Configure Static Pinning
          3. Configure Dynamic Pinning
        2. Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
          1. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders: Common Issues
          2. Troubleshoot Fabric Link Failure
          3. Troubleshoot FEX Offline
          4. Troubleshoot Host Port Offline
        3. Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
          1. Configure Ethernet Interfaces
          2. Port Profiles
          3. Access and Trunk Interfaces
          4. Configure VLANs
          5. Configure Spanning Tree Protocol
          6. Configure DHCP Snooping
          7. Dynamic ARP Inspection
          8. IP Source Guard
          9. Configure Traffic Storm Control
        4. Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
          1. Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
          2. MAC Address Table Troubleshooting
          3. VLAN Troubleshooting
          4. Troubleshoot STP Issues
        5. Describing vPC Technology and Enhanced vPC
          1. Port Channels
          2. Virtual Port Channels
          3. vPC Building Blocks
          4. vPC and Enhanced vPC Designs
          5. vPC and ISSU
        6. Configuring vPCs and EvPCs
          1. Configure vPCs
          2. Configure Enhanced vPC
        7. Troubleshooting vPCs and EvPCs
          1. Perform vPC Consistency Checks
          2. Troubleshoot EvPC Deployments
        8. Describing Cisco Adapter-FEX and VM-FEX
          1. Cisco Adapter-FEX
          2. Cisco VM-FEX
          3. Configure Cisco Adapter-FEX
          4. Configure Cisco VM-FEX
        9. Cisco FabricPath
          1. Cisco FabricPath
          2. Cisco FabricPath Components
          3. Cisco FabricPath Traffic Flows
        10. Configuring Cisco FabricPath
          1. Configuring Cisco FabricPath
        11. Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
          1. Common Cisco FabricPath Issues
          2. Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
        12. Describing Cisco DFA
          1. Cisco DFA Architecture
          2. Optimized Networking
          3. Virtual Fabrics
          4. Fabric Management
          5. Cisco DFA Service Support
          6. Workload Automation
          7. Cisco DFA Guidelines and Limitations
        13. Describing Cisco RISE
          1. Cisco RISE Overview
          2. Cisco RISE for Citrix NetScaler Appliances and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
          3. Cisco RISE for with Cisco Prime NAM and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
        14. Describing Cisco ITD
          1. Cisco ITD: Multiterabit Load Balancing with Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
          2. Cisco ITD Deployment Models
        15. Configuring Cisco ITD
          1. Configure Cisco ITD
          2. Cisco ITD Verification
      5. VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
        1. Describing VXLAN Technology
          1. Data Center Overlay Technologies
          2. VXLAN Overview
          3. VXLAN Data Plane Learning and Packet Flow
          4. VXLAN Gateway Functions
          5. VXLAN Design on Cisco Nexus Switches
        2. Configuring VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
          1. VXLAN Support on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
          2. VXLAN Configuration on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
          3. VXLAN Configuration Steps
          4. VXLAN and vPC Configuration
          5. Monitoring VXLAN
      6. Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch SAN Features
        1. Describing FCP
          1. SAN Protocols
          2. Fibre Channel
          3. Fibre Channel Flow Control
          4. Fibre Channel Domain Initialization
          5. Fibre Channel Addressing
          6. FSPF Protocol
          7. Fibre Channel Login Procedures
          8. Virtual Fabrics and Zoning
        2. Describing SAN Switching
          1. Fibre Channel Interfaces
          2. SAN Port Channels
          3. Distributed Device Alias Service
        3. Configuring SAN Switching
          1. Configure Fibre Channel Interfaces
          2. Configure Domain Parameters
          3. Configure and Manage VSANs
          4. Configure ISLs
          5. Configure SAN Port Channels
          6. Configure the Device Alias
          7. Configure and Manage Zoning
        4. Troubleshooting SAN Switching
          1. Common SAN Issues
          2. Troubleshoot Zoning
          3. Troubleshoot SAN Port Channel
          4. Troubleshoot VSANs
        5. Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
          1. Cisco NPV Mode
          2. N-Port ID Virtualization
        6. Configuring Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
          1. Configure Cisco NPV Mode
          2. Configure NPIV
        7. Troubleshooting Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
          1. Common Cisco NPV and NPIV Issues
          2. Troubleshoot Cisco NPV Mode
          3. Troubleshooting NPIV Mode
      7. Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Unified Fabric Features
        1. Describing Data Center Bridging Enhancements
          1. Data Center Bridging
          2. Priority Flow Control
          3. Enhanced Transmission Selection
          4. DCBX Protocol
        2. Describing the FCoE Protocol
          1. FCoE Architecture
          2. FCoE Emulated Node
          3. FCoE Initialization Protocol
          4. Multihop FCoE
          5. FCoE, Port Channels, and vPCs
          6. FCoE Adapters
        3. Configuring FCoE
          1. Configure FCoE
          2. FCoE VLANs and Virtual Interfaces
        4. Describing Dynamic FCoE with Cisco FabricPath
          1. Dynamic FCoE with Cisco FabricPath
          2. Configure Dynamic FCoE with Cisco FabricPath
        5. Troubleshooting FCoE
          1. Common FCoE Issues
          2. Troubleshooting FCoE

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David M.
- Networking expert with several Cisco certifications, including CCENT, CCNA, CCDA, CCSI, and CCVP. - Has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning. - Average rating of 8.75 out of 9 on student evaluation reports.

Bio:

David has been in the Networking field for the past eleven years and holds several Cisco certifications. He has been an instructor since 2005 and has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning.

David is an extremely enthusiastic trainer with a raw passion towards teaching and delivering Cisco information and takes great pride in his career as an instructor, which has lead him to develop and deliver the class in his own unique way; very professional and knowledgeable, yet pleasant and enjoyable. His classes have a high passing rate for students taking certification exams, and averages 8.75 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Michael G.
- Over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer.
- An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, as well as select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.
- High-skilled and acclaimed instructor. Has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning.

Bio:

Michael has over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer. An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, Michael also teaches select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.

Michael's dedication and passion for teaching is unmatched. He has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning since 2006 and his evaluation scores average 8.7 out of 9.
William D.
- Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania, in addition to several IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of experience in the IT industry; background ranges from engineering, administration and escalation support in networks.

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William is a highly-skilled IT professional with Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania. He has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years, with experience in engineering, administration and escalation support in networks ranging from small to large scale complex enterprise environments.

As a Cisco and CompTIA Subject Matter Expert, he holds several certifications, including Cisco CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE. William is one of NetCom's top trainers, consistently scoring high marks in student evaluations.

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