Routing and Switching Introducing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode

Introducing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode

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Description

Introducing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode (DCINX9K) is a 2-day hands-on course that focuses on deployment and operations of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches. Participants will learn how to configure and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches using the NX-OS CLI, Python scripts, bash shell, NX-API, and OpenFlow.

Who should attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Data center engineers, data center administrators, and system engineers

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Data center managers, network engineers, and consulting system engineers
 

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Cisco products that address market trends in the data center.
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switch hardware components.
  • Hardware architecture of modular chassis, modular chassis line cards, and fixed configuration in the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switch.
  • Features offered in NX-OS available on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches.
  • Configure VXLAN features on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches.
  • Describe the programmability, automation, and management features available on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches.
  • Common topology options for configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches.
  • Benefits of adopting Cisco ACI fabric mode on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches.

Follow On Courses

  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI Mode (DCAC9K)
 

Topics Covered

Module 1: Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Mode Solution

  • Describe trends in data center network programmability, software defined networking and virtualization
  • Describe the individual components of the Nexus 9000 solution
  • Describe the benefits of NXOS enhancements

Module 2: Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware

  • Describe the following on Cisco Nexus 9500:
    • Chassis
    • Supervisor modules
    • System controllers
    • Fans and power supplies
    • Fabric modules
    • Line card modules
  • Cisco Nexus 9300 switches
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 FEX support
  • Describe 40GE and 100GE Networking in the Data Center
  • List the optics supported by the Cisco Nexus 9000 family

Module 3: Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware Architecture

  • Architecture of the Cisco Nexus 9500 Modular Switches
  • Architecture of the Cisco Nexus 9500 Line Card Modules
  • Describe Packet Forwarding in the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Architecture of the Cisco Nexus 9300 Switches

Module 4: Describing Cisco Nexus Operating System

  • Components of NX-OS
  • High-Availability Features of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Management features of the Cisco Nexus 9000 switch family

Module 5: Configuring VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

  • Describe the use of Network Overlays in Data Center Design
  • VXLAN
  • VXLAN Control-Plane Operation
  • VXLAN Data-Plane Operation
  • Configure VXLAN on the Cisco Nexus 9500 Series Switches

Module 6: Describing Network Programmability and Automation

  • Programming features on Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Automation features on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Describe monitoring features on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Module 7: Describing Topology Options for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

  • Traditional Data Center Topologies on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Spine and Leaf Topologies on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Overlay Topologies on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Module 8: Describing the Cisco ACI Fabric

  • Concepts of the Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Components of Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Benefits of Using the Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Advanced Services of Cisco ACI Fabric

Labs

  • Lab 1: Configure Initial Settings on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Lab 2: Configure VXLAN
  • Lab 3: Configure NX-API
  • Lab 4: Execute Python Scripts on the Local Switch
  • Lab 5: Execute Python Scripts on Remote Switches
  • Lab 6: Execute Python Through a Web Interface
  • Lab 7: Deploy a Patch Using Chef
 

Prerequisites

  • Good understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching:
  • Recommended CCNA Certification
  • Recommended attendance of Implementing Cisco IP Routing v2.0 (ROUTE)
  • Recommended attendance of Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0 (SWITCH)
 

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