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Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches Training

Course ID: SKY-1613
Duration: 5 Days

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Description

The Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K) v3.1 course is a 5-day ILT training program that is designed for systems and field engineers who install and implement Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches. This course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch platform.

Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K) v3.1 prepares you for implementing a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches in the data center solution.

This update to the course will include coverage of new features introduced in Cisco NX-OS 6.2.and will also include introductory coverage of Cisco Nexus Series Switches.

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 7000 Series Switches features.

The course focuses on the product hardware, its architecture, key features, and market differentiators, with extensive feature configuration and hands on labs.

To participate in the hands-on labs in this class, you need to bring a laptop computer with the following:

  • We recommend using at least a Pentium 4 or better and 1 GB of RAM or more.
  • We recommend running Windows XP Professional SP3 or greater (Vista & Windows 7/8).
    Mac & Linux machines are also supported.
  • Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or greater or Mozilla Firefox. (Safari and Mozilla Firefox for Mac OSX)
  • All students are required to have administrator rights to their PCs and cannot be logged in to a domain using any Group Policies that will limit their machine's capabilities.
  • If you do not have administrator rights to your PC, you at least need permissions to download, install, and run Cisco Any Connect Client.
  • If you are participating in a WebEx event, it is highly recommended to take this class at a location that has bandwidth speeds at a minimum of 1 Mbps bandwidth speeds.

Note: Students registering for this course will be receiving their course kit in a digital format. To be able to view your digital kit you will need to bring a laptop PC and/or a compatible iPad or Android tablet. The recommended system requirements and instructions to access the course kit content can be found at the following link: Digital Course Kit Requirements and Instructions

Please be aware that this digital version is designed for online use, not for printing. You can print up to 10 pages only in each guide within a course. Please note that every time you click the Print button in the book, this counts as one page printed, whether or not you click OK in the Print dialog.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Configure Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches.

Audience

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • 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 as follows:

  • Network designers, network administrators, and network managers responsible for identifying and managing Cisco Nexus products in the data center

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Good understanding of data center technologies, networking protocols, routing, and switching
  • Recommended CCNA® Data Center Certification
  • Recommended attendance at the Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) class
  • Recommended attendance at the Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) class

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  •  Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Nexus Product Family 
    • Cisco Unified Fabric: Trends in the Data Center
    • Cisco Nexus Product Family
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Deployment Models 
    • Data Center Architecture Design Evolution
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Module Summary
     
  • Lesson 4: Module Self-Check 

Module 2: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Hardware

  • Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Switch Chassis 
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Switch Common Foundation
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Chassis Family
    • Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Switch Chassis Family
    • Key Chassis Components
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Power Supplies
    • Fan Cooling
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Supervisor, I/O, and Fabric Modules 
    • Supervisor Modules
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Product Identification Scheme
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Switch I/O Module Families
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch M1 and M2 I/O Modules
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series F2, F2E, and F3 I/O Modules
    • I/O Modules Forwarding Engine
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Switch I/O Module Scalability
    • Crossbar Switch Fabric Modules
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Network Analysis Module
    • Hardware High-Availability Features
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Forwarding and Packet Flow 
    • Virtual Output Queuing
    • Packet Flow and Arbitration
    • Layer 2 and Layer 3 Forwarding
    • Summary

  • Lesson 4: Module Summary
     
  • Lesson 5: Module Self-Check 

Module 3: Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender

  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Hardware 
    • Cisco FEX Technology
    • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Models
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Support on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches 
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Parent Switch Cabling Options
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Topologies
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Features
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Module Summary
     
  • Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

 Module 4: Cisco NX-OS Software

  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco NX-OS Architecture, Key Features, and Capabilities
    • Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
    • Cisco NX-OS High-Availability Infrastructure Components
    • Cisco NX-OS Software Key Features
    • Cisco IOS to NX-OS Conversion Tool
    • Verify Hardware Installation Using show Commands
    • Troubleshoot Common Hardware Issues
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Licensing Model 
    • Cisco NX-OS Software Licensing for Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
    • Obtaining and Installing the License Key File
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Module Summary
     
  • Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

 Module 5: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Administration, Management, and Troubleshooting

  • Lesson 1: Using Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Management Interfaces and Setup Utilities
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch CLI and GUI Management Interfaces
    • Cisco NX-OS Setup Utility
    • PowerOn Auto Provisioning
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Managing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch User Access with Cisco NX-OS 
    • Cisco NX-OS User Management
    • User Account and Role Configuration
    • Password Recovery Procedure
    • AAA Configuration for Integration with RADIUS, TACACS+, and LDAP
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch System Management Features 
    • System Management Features
    • Secure Shell
    • SNMP
    • Cisco Prime DCNM
    • The XML Interface
    • Cisco Fabric Services
    • Cisco Smart Call Home
    • Scheduler
    • NTP and PTP
    • Pong Service
    • Cisco NX-OS IP SLA
    • Configuration Backup and Restore
    • In-Service Software Upgrades and Downgrades
    • Cisco NX-OS Image Recovery
    • EPLD Image Upgrade
    • Summary

  • Lesson 4: Using Troubleshooting Processes and Tools 
    • Troubleshooting Process
    • Cisco NX-OS Tools
    • Embedded Ethanalyzer
    • SPAN and ERSPAN
    • NetFlow
    • System Message Log Configuration
    • Configuring Online Diagnostics
    • Using the OBFL Feature
    • Configuring RMON
    • Configuring Cisco EEM
    • Embedded Logic Analyzer Module
    • Summary

  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Memory and Packet Flow Issues 
    • Evaluating Memory Using the Built-in Platform Monitoring Tool
    • Evaluating Platform Memory Utilization on a High Level
    • Evaluating Platform Memory Utilization on a Detailed Level
    • Troubleshooting Packet Flow Issues
    • Summary

  • Lesson 6: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NAM-NX1 
    • Cisco Network Analysis Module
    • Summary

  • Lesson 7: Module Summary
     
  • Lesson 8: Module Self-Check 

Module 6: Virtual Device Contexts on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 1: Describing Virtual Device Contexts
    • Virtual Device Contexts
    • Virtualization Hierarchy
    • Communicating Between VDCs
    • Virtualization Scalability
    • VDC Types
    • VDC Resources
    • VDC Management
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Configuring VDCs 
    • VDC Licensing Overview
    • VDC Guidelines and Limitations
    • Configure VDCs
    • Verify VDCs
    • Allocate VDC Resources
    • Configure Resource Templates
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Describing Management Settings for VDCs 
    • Management Settings for Virtual Device Contexts
    • Allocate Interfaces to a VDC
    • VDC Navigation
    • Manage VDC Configurations
    • Nondefault VDC Suspension and Reload
    • VDC High-Availability Policies
    • Summary

  • Lesson 4: Module Summary
     
  • Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module 7: Layer 2 Switching Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 1: Describing and Configuring Security Features
    • Configure Basic Interface Parameters
    • Dedicated vs. Shared Mode
    • UniDirectional Link Detection
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders 
    • Configure Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
    • Configure FEX Layer 2 Interfaces
    • Configure FEX Layer 3 Interfaces
    • Verify Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders Configuration
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Configuring VLANs and Advanced VLAN Features
    • Configure Layer 2 Interfaces
    • Configure VLANs
    • Port Profiles
    • Configure VTP
    • Configure Private VLANs
    • Configure MVRP
    • Summary

  • Lesson 4: Configuring STP and STP Extensions 
    • STP Overview and Configuration
    • Configure STP Extensions
    • Summary

  • Lesson 5: Configuring Q-in-Q 
    • Q-in-Q VLAN Tunnels
    • Configure Q-in-Q VLAN Tunnels
    • Summary

  • Lesson 6: Module Summary
     
  • Lesson 7: Module Self-Check 

Module 8: Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 1: Describing Port Channels
    • Port Channel Operation
    • Configure Layer 2 and Layer 3 Port Channels
    • Verify Port Channels
    • Configure Port Channel Load Balancing
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Describing vPCs 
    • vPC Concept and Benefits
    • vPC Architecture
    • vPC Control and Data Plane Operation
    • vPC Peer Link Failure
    • vPC Peer Switch
    • Layer 3 and vPC Interactions
    • vPC and FHRPs
    • Multicast with vPC
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Configuring vPCs 
    • vPC-Supported Hardware
    • Configure vPCs
    • Verify the vPC
    • Optimizing vPCs
    • Summary

  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting vPC 
    • Initial Troubleshooting Checklist
    • Troubleshoot vPC Initialization
    • Troubleshoot vPC Peer Keepalives
    • Troubleshoot vPC Cisco Fabric Services
    • Troubleshoot Common vPC Issues
    • Summary

  • Lesson 5: Module Summary
     
  • Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

Module 9: Cisco FabricPath on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco FabricPath Architecture
    • Cisco FabricPath Architecture
    • Cisco FabricPath MAC Address Learning
    • Basic Cisco FabricPath Data Plane Operation
    • Cisco FabricPath Interaction with Spanning Tree
    • Cisco FabricPath and IP Multicast Routing
    • Virtual Port Channel+
    • vPC+ and HSRP
    • Anycast HSRP
    • Cisco Fabric Extenders with Cisco FabricPath
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco FabricPath 
    • Cisco FabricPath on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Configure Cisco FabricPath
    • Configure vPC+
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath 
    • Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
    • Cisco FabricPath Pong
    • Summary

  • Lesson 4: Describing Cisco DFA Architecture 
    • Cisco DFA Architecture
    • Optimized Networking
    • Virtual Fabrics
    • Fabric Management
    • Cisco DFA Service Support
    • Workload Automation
    • Cisco DFA Deployment Requirements
    • Cisco Prime DCNM Release 7.0 and Cisco DFA
    • Summary

  • Lesson 5: Module Summary
     
  • Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

Module 10: Layer 3 Switching Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco NX-OS Forwarding Architecture
    • Cisco NX-OS Routing and Forwarding
    • Unicast and Multicast RIB and FIB
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Configuring Routing Protocols 
    • Routing Protocol Configuration Overview
    • Configure Static Route
    • Configure OSPF
    • Configure EIGRP
    • Configure IS-IS
    • Configure BGP
    • Layer 3 Virtualization Overview
    • Configure Route Policy Manager
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Configuring FHRP Protocols 
    • Configure HSRP
    • Configure VRRP
    • Configure GLBP
    • Summary

  • Lesson 4: Describing and Configuring BFD 
    • BFD Overview
    • BFD on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Configure BFD
    • Summary

  • Lesson 5: Configuring Multicast 
    • Configure Multicast
    • Summary

  • Lesson 6: Module Summary
     
  • Lesson 7: Module Self-Check

Module 11: MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 1: Describing MPLS
    • Multiprotocol Label Switching Overview
    • Layer 3 Unicast VPN
    • Layer 2 VPN
    • MPLS Traffic Engineering
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Configuring MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches 
    • MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Configure the MPLS Feature Set
    • Configure MPLS LDP
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Configuring MPLS Layer 3 VPNs 
    • MPLS Layer 3 VPNs General Configuration Steps
    • Configure MPLS in the Core
    • Configure MPLS Layer 3 VPN Customers
    • Summary

  • Lesson 4: Configuring MPLS Layer 2 VPNs
    • MPLS Layer 2 VPN Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • MPLS Layer 2 VPNs General Configuration Steps
    • Configure the MPLS Layer 2 VPN Feature
    • Configuration Example: EoMPLS
    • Configuration Example: VPLS
    • Summary

  • Lesson 5: Configuring MPLS TE
    • Configure MPLS TE
    • Summary

  • Lesson 6: Module Summary

  • Lesson 7: Module Self-Check

Module 12: Cisco OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco OTV
    • Cisco OTV Overview
    • Cisco OTV Terminology
    • Cisco OTV Control Plane
    • Cisco OTV Data Plane
    • Cisco OTV Unicast-Only Transport Infrastructure
    • Cisco OTV Data Plane Encapsulation
    • Spanning Tree and Cisco OTV
    • Unknown Unicast and Cisco OTV
    • ARP Traffic Control
    • Multihoming
    • FHRP Isolation
    • Cisco OTV and QoS
    • Cisco OTV Fast Convergence
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Configuring Basic Cisco OTV 
    • Cisco OTV Guidelines
    • Configure Basic Cisco OTV
    • Verify Cisco OTV
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco OTV Advanced Features 
    • Configure Cisco OTV Authentication
    • Configure FHRP Isolation
    • Configure a Dedicated Broadcast Group
    • Configure OTV VLAN Translation
    • Configure OTV Fast Convergence and Fast Failure Detection
    • Configure OTV Tunnel Depolarization with Secondary IP
    • Summary

  • Lesson 4: Module Summary
     
  • Lesson 5: Module Self-Check 

Module 13: VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 1: Describing VXLAN MP-BGP EVPN Technology
    • Data Center Overlay Technologies
    • VXLAN Overview
    • VXLAN Data Plane Learning and Packet Flow
    • VXLAN and MP-BGP EVPN Control Plane
    • VXLAN and MP-BGP EVPN Gateway Functions
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Configuring VXLAN and MP-BGP EVPN on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches 
    • VXLAN Support on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • VXLAN Flood and Learn Configuration Commands
    • VXLAN Using MP-BGP EVPN Initial Configuration: Per Switch
    • Verify VXLAN Configuration
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Module Summary
     
  • Lesson 4: Module Self-Check 

Module 14: LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 1: Describing LISP
    • Locator/ID Separation Protocol
    • LISP VM Mobility
    • LISP ESM Multihop Mobility
    • LISP VPN Virtualization
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Configuring LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches 
    • LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • General LISP Configuration Steps
    • Configure LISP Infrastructure
    • Configure LISP Site Devices
    • Configure LISP Internetworking Devices
    • Configure LISP VM Mobility
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Module Summary
     
  • Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

Module 15: FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 1: Describing FCoE
    • Fiber Channel over Ethernet
    • FCoE Requirements
    • Data Center Bridging
    • Fibre Channel Forwarder and Fibre Channel Bridge
    • FCoE Addressing Scheme
    • FCoE Initialization Protocol
    • FCoE Port Types
    • FCoE Design
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Describing FCoE Support on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches 
    • FCoE Requirements
    • Storage VDC
    • Supported FCoE Ports
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Configuring FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • FCoE Configuration Steps
    • Licensing an FCoE Module
    • Enable FCoE
    • Create a Dedicated Storage VDC
    • Allocate Shared Interfaces
    • VSAN-to-VLAN Mapping
    • Create a Virtual Fibre Channel Interface
    • Verify a Virtual Interface
    • Configure Multihop FCoE
    • Configure a Virtual Fibre Channel Port Channel Interface
    • Configure the FC-MAP
    • Summary

  • Lesson 4: Module Summary

  • Lesson 5: Module Self-Check 

Module 16: Security Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 1: Describing and Configuring Security Features
    • Security Features
    • Integrated Intrusion Detection Security
    • Configure ACLs
    • Configure Port Security
    • Configure DHCP Snooping
    • Configure DAI
    • Configure IP Source Guard
    • Configure uRPF
    • Configure Traffic Storm Control
    • Configure CoPP
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Describing and Configuring Cisco TrustSec on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Cisco TrustSec Overview
    • Cisco TrustSec on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Configure Cisco TrustSec
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Module Summary
     
  • Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

Module 17: QoS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 1: Describing QoS in the Data Center
    • QoS in the Data Center
    • Diversity of Data Center Application Flows
    • Data Center QoS Requirements
    • Priority Flow Control
    • Priority-Based Bandwidth Management
    • DCBX Protocol
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Configuring QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure QoS on Nexus 7000
    • Monitoring QoS Statistics
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Module Summary

  • Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

Module 18: Cisco ITD and RISE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco ITD
    • Cisco ITD: Multiterabit Load Balancing with Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Cisco ITD Deployment Models
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco ITD 
    • Configure Cisco ITD
    • Cisco ITD Verification
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Describing Cisco RISE
    • Cisco RISE Overview
    • Cisco RISE for Citrix NetScaler Appliances and Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Cisco RISE for with Cisco Prime NAM and Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Summary

  • Lesson 4: Module Summary
     
  • Lesson 5: Module Self-Check 

Module 19: Cisco NX-API and Python on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 1: Using Cisco NX-API on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Business Need for Network Programmability
    • Cisco NX-API Overview
    • XML and JSON
    • Cisco NX-API Requests and Responses
    • Developer Sandbox
    • Summary

  • Lesson 2: Using Python on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Python API on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Python Examples
    • Cisco NX-OS CLI Python Modes
    • Python Extensions
    • Python Scripting
    • Summary

  • Lesson 3: Module Summary
     
  • Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

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