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Cisco NX-OS for IOS Administrators v1.0 - DCNXA

Cisco NX-OS for IOS Administrators v1.0 - DCNXA Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

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This course is 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). You will learn the key components and procedures that are required for installing and managing Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, and 1000 Series switches. You will learn about important troubleshooting procedures for these platforms as well

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Intended Audience for this Cisco NX-OS for IOS Administrators v1.0 - DCNXA Course

  • » Network and systems engineers
  • » Network designers, administrators, and managers
  • » Data center administrators, designers, and system engineers

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Course Prerequisites for Cisco NX-OS for IOS Administrators v1.0 - DCNXA

  • » CCNA Routing and Switching knowledge level

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Cisco NX-OS for IOS Administrators v1.0 - DCNXA Course Objectives

  • » Differences between the Cisco IOS and NX-OS operating systems
  • » Features and functionality of the Cisco NX-OS
  • » How the Cisco NX-OS is used for functionality specific to different Cisco Nexus switching platforms, such as the 7000, 5000, 2000, and 1000 Series switches
  • » Basic and advanced configurations of the Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, 2000, and 1000 Series switches using the NX-OS
  • » Troubleshooting techniques for the Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, and 1000 Series switches using the NX-OS

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Cisco NX-OS for IOS Administrators v1.0 - DCNXA Course Outline

      1. The Cisco Nexus Platform and NX-OS
        1. Identifying Cisco Nexus Products
        2. Nexus 7000 Features
        3. The NX-OS Software Architecture
        4. Configuring Nexus Management Features
        5. Modularity
        6. Features
        7. Licensing
        8. Command Syntax
        9. Context-Sensitive Help
        10. RBAC
        11. Navigation Between Configuration Modes
        12. ISSU
      2. Configuring Layer 2 Features using the NX-OS
        1. Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
        2. Unidirectional Link Detection (UDLD)
        3. Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
        4. Port Profiles
        5. Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU)
        6. Multiple Spanning Tree
        7. Traffic Storm Control
        8. Configuring Nexus Fabric Extenders (FEX)
        9. Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels (VPCs)
        10. FabricPath
        11. Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs)
      3. Layer 3 Features using the NX-OS
        1. Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) Contexts
        2. Static Routing
        3. EIGRP
        4. OSPF
        5. BGP
        6. IS-IS
        7. Unicast RIB and FIB
        8. Route Policy Manager
        9. Policy-Based Routing (PBR)
        10. First Hop Redundancy Protocols (HSRP/VRRP/GLBP)
        11. Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
        12. Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
      4. Fiber Channel and FCoE
        1. The Fiber Channel Protocol
        2. Configuring FCoE
        3. Configuring SAN Switching Features
      5. Troubleshooting Cisco NX-OS
        1. SPAN/ERSPAN
        2. NetFlow
        3. GOLD
        4. Embedded Event Manager (EEM)
        5. Onboard Failure Logging (OBFL)
      6. Cisco NX-OS on the Nexus 1000v Virtual Switch
        1. Fundamentals of the Nexus 1000v Virtual Switch
        2. Integrating the Nexus 1000v with the VMware vCenter Server
        3. Basic Integration Process
        4. Configuring Port Profiles
        5. Configuring Security Features
      7. Labs
        1. Lab 1: Connecting to the Lab Environment
        2. Lab 2: Familiarization of the Cisco NX-OS Command-Line Interface (CLI)
        3. Lab 3: Initial Configuration of the Nexus 5548 Switches
        4. Lab 4: Advanced Layer 2 Configuration of Nexus 5548 Switches
        5. Lab 5: Advanced Layer 3 Configuration of Nexus 5548 Switches
        6. Lab 6: Initial Configuration of Nexus 7004 Switches with SUP2E Supervisor Module
        7. Lab 7: Advanced Layer 2 Configuration of Nexus 7004 Switches
        8. Lab 8: Advanced Layer 3 Configuration of Nexus 7004 Switches
        9. Lab 9: Initial Configuration of Nexus 1000v Switches
        10. Lab 10: Advanced Configuration of Nexus 1000v Switches
        11. Lab 11: Troubleshooting Scenarios for the Nexus Switching Platforms

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

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.

Bio:

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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