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Cisco - DCNXA: NX-OS for Data Center Systems IOS Administrators

Duration: 5 Days
Course Price: $3,295

The Cisco NX-OS for IOS Administrators (DCNXA) v2 is a five-day instructor-led course 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). This course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to install and manage Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, and 9000-series switches. This course will also cover important troubleshooting procedures for these platforms as well. 

 

 

The Cisco NX-OS for IOS Administrators (DCNXA) v2 is a five-day instructor-led course 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). This course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to install and manage Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, and 9000-series switches. This course will also cover important troubleshooting procedures for these platforms as well. 

 

 

The following skills and knowledge are recommended for learners to fully benefit from this course:

  • CCNA Switching and Routing knowledge level

Module 1: The Cisco NX-OS

·      Introduction to the Cisco NX-OS

 o  Modularity

 o  Features

 o  Licensing

·      Operational Differences Between the Cisco IOS and NX-OS

 o  Command syntax

 o  Context-sensitive help

 o  Navigation between configuration modes

Module 2: Basic Configuration of Cisco Nexus Switches using NX-OS

·      Initial Configuration of the Cisco Nexus switches

 o  Global configurations

 o  Interface-level configuration (Access, Trunk, Speed, Duplex, etc.)

·      Configuring Basic Layer 2 Features using the NX-OS

 o  VLANs

 o  Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)

 o  EtherChannels/Virtual Port Channels (VPCs)

 o  Rapid PVST+

 o  STP Extensions

 o  Mac Address Table

 o  IGMP Snooping

 o  Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs)

·      Basic Layer 3 Features using the NX-OS

 o  Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) Contexts

 o  Static Routing

 o  EIGRP

 o  OSPF

 o  BGP

 o  First Hop Redundancy Protocols (HSRP/VRRP/GLBP)

Module 3: Advanced Configuration of Cisco Nexus Switches using NX-OS

·      Advanced Layer 2 Features of Cisco Nexus switches

 o  Unidirectional Link Detection (UDLD)

 o  Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)

 o  Port Profiles

 o  Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU)

 o  Multiple Spanning Tree

 o  Traffic Storm Control

 o  Fabric Extenders (FEX)

 o  FabricPath

·      Advanced Layer 3 Features of Cisco Nexus switches

 o  EIGRP Advanced Configuration

 o  OSPF Advanced Configuration

 o  BGP Advanced Configuration

 o  IS-IS

 o  Unicast RIB and FIB

 o  Route Policy Manager

 o  Policy-Based Routing (PBR)

 o  VXLAN

 o  Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)

 o  Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)

 o  Locator?ID Separation Protocol (LISP)

Module 4: Troubleshooting Cisco NX-OS Configuration Issues

·      Understanding High Availability (HA) Feature of the Cisco NX-OS

 o  Failover

 o  Process Resiliency

 o  Persistent Storage Service

 o  HA Policies

·      Basic Troubleshooting Techniques

 o  Show commands

 o  Debug commands

 o  System Logging

·      Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques

 o  SPAN/ERSPAN

 o  NetFlow

 o  GOLD

 o  Embedded Event Manager (EEM)

 o  Onboard Failure Logging (OBFL)

Module 5: Cisco Nexus 9000 Solution Overview

·      Data Center Trends

·      Nexus 9000 Overview

·      NX-OS Enhancement

Module 6: Hardware Architecture

·      9500 Architecture

·      Line Card Architecture

·      9300 Architecture

·      Packet Forwarding

Module 7: Nexus 9000 NX-OS Enhancements

·      Nexus 9000 NX-OS Feature Overview

·      High Availability

·      Management

Module 8: VXLAN

·      Overlay Networks

·      VXLAN Overview

·      VXLAN Control Plane

·      VXLAN Forwarding Plane

·      Configuring VXLAN

Module 9: Programmability and Automation

·      Programming Features

·      Automation Features

·      Visibility and Monitoring Features

Module 10: Nexus 9000 Topology Design

·      Traditional Data Center

·      Topologies Spine and Leaf Topologies

·      Overlay Topologies

Module 11: ACI Introduction

·      ACI Architecture

·      Use cases

·      Migration

Lab Outline

·      Connecting to the NterOne Lab Environment

·      Familiarization of the Cisco NX-OS Command-Line Interface (CLI)

·      Initial Configuration of the Nexus 5548 switches

·      Advanced Layer 2 Configuration of Nexus 5548 switches

·      Advanced Layer 3 Configuration of Nexus 5548 switches

·      Initial Configuration of Nexus 7004 switches with SUP2E Supervisor Module

·      Advanced Layer 2 Configuration of Nexus 7004 switches

·      Advanced Layer 3 Configuration of Nexus 7004 switches

·      Nexus 9000 Initial Configuration

·      Configuring VXLAN

·      Python Scripting

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