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Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K v3.1)

Course Overview

Subsequent to finishing this course the understudy ought to have the capacity to:

  • Design Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches.

Prerequisites

The information and aptitudes that a student must have before going to this course are as per the following:

  • Great comprehension of server farm innovations, organizing conventions, steering, and exchanging
  • Suggested CCNA® Data Center Certification
  • Suggested participation at the Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) class
  • Suggested participation at the Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) class

Who Should Attend

The essential group of onlookers for this course is as per the following:

  • System engineers, frameworks engineers, counseling frameworks engineers, specialized arrangements designers, and Cisco integrators and accomplices who offer, execute, and keep up Cisco Nexus items in the server farm
  • The auxiliary crowd for this course is as per the following:
  • System creators, arrange executives, and system directors in charge of recognizing and overseeing Cisco Nexus items in the server farm

Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K v3.1)

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
  • Outline

Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Deployment Models

  • Server farm Architecture Design Evolution
  • Outline

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
  • Synopsis

Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Supervisor, I/O, and Fabric Modules

  • Boss 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
  • Equipment High-Availability Features
  • Synopsis

Lesson 3: Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Forwarding and Packet Flow

  • Virtual Output Queuing
  • Parcel Flow and Arbitration
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 Forwarding
  • Synopsis

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
  • Synopsis

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
  • Synopsis

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
  • Check Hardware Installation Using show Commands
  • Investigate Common Hardware Issues
  • Rundown

Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Licensing Model

  • Cisco NX-OS Software Licensing for Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
  • Acquiring and Installing the License Key File
  • Rundown

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
  • Rundown

Lesson 2: Managing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch User Access with Cisco NX-OS

  • Cisco NX-OS User Management
  • Client Account and Role Configuration
  • Secret key Recovery Procedure
  • AAA Configuration for Integration with RADIUS, TACACS+, and LDAP
  • Rundown

Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch System Management Features

  • Framework 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
  • Setup Backup and Restore
  • In-Service Software Upgrades and Downgrades
  • Cisco NX-OS Image Recovery
  • EPLD Image Upgrade
  • Rundown

Lesson 4: Using Troubleshooting Processes and Tools

  • Investigating Process
  • Cisco NX-OS Tools
  • Installed Ethanalyzer
  • Traverse and ERSPAN
  • NetFlow
  • Framework Message Log Configuration
  • Designing Online Diagnostics
  • Utilizing the OBFL Feature
  • Designing RMON
  • Designing Cisco EEM
  • Installed Logic Analyzer Module
  • Rundown

Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Memory and Packet Flow Issues

  • Assessing Memory Using the Built-in Platform Monitoring Tool
  • Assessing Platform Memory Utilization on a High Level
  • Assessing Platform Memory Utilization on a Detailed Level
  • Investigating Packet Flow Issues
  • Rundown

Lesson 6: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NAM-NX1

  • Cisco Network Analysis Module
  • Rundown

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
  • Imparting Between VDCs
  • Virtualization Scalability
  • VDC Types
  • VDC Resources
  • VDC Management
  • Outline

Lesson 2: Configuring VDCs

  • VDC Licensing Overview
  • VDC Guidelines and Limitations
  • Arrange VDCs
  • Confirm VDCs
  • Allot VDC Resources
  • Arrange Resource Templates
  • Outline

Lesson 3: Describing Management Settings for VDCs

  • Administration Settings for Virtual Device Contexts
  • Allot Interfaces to a VDC
  • VDC Navigation
  • Oversee VDC Configurations
  • Nondefault VDC Suspension and Reload
  • VDC High-Availability Policies
  • Outline

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

  • Arrange Basic Interface Parameters
  • Devoted versus Shared Mode
  • UniDirectional Link Detection
  • Outline

Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

  • Arrange Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Arrange FEX Layer 2 Interfaces
  • Arrange FEX Layer 3 Interfaces
  • Confirm Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders Configuration
  • Outline

Lesson 3: Configuring VLANs and Advanced VLAN Features

  • Arrange Layer 2 Interfaces
  • Arrange VLANs
  • Port Profiles
  • Arrange VTP
  • Arrange Private VLANs
  • Arrange MVRP
  • Outline

Lesson 4: Configuring STP and STP Extensions

  • STP Overview and Configuration
  • Arrange STP Extensions
  • Outline

Lesson 5: Configuring Q-in-Q

  • Q-in-Q VLAN Tunnels
  • Arrange Q-in-Q VLAN Tunnels
  • Outline

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
  • Arrange Layer 2 and Layer 3 Port Channels
  • Confirm Port Channels
  • Arrange Port Channel Load Balancing
  • Outline

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
  • Outline

Lesson 3: Configuring vPCs

  • vPC-Supported Hardware
  • Arrange vPCs
  • Confirm the vPC
  • Improving vPCs
  • Outline

Lesson 4: Troubleshooting vPC

  • Starting Troubleshooting Checklist
  • Investigate vPC Initialization
  • Investigate vPC Peer Keepalives
  • Investigate vPC Cisco Fabric Services
  • Investigate Common vPC Issues
  • Outline

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
  • Essential 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
  • Synopsis

Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco FabricPath

  • Cisco FabricPath on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Arrange Cisco FabricPath
  • Arrange vPC+
  • Synopsis

Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath

  • Investigating Cisco FabricPath
  • Cisco FabricPath Pong
  • Synopsis

Lesson 4: Describing Cisco DFA Architecture

  • Cisco DFA Architecture
  • Enhanced Networking
  • Virtual Fabrics
  • Texture Management
  • Cisco DFA Service Support
  • Workload Automation
  • Cisco DFA Deployment Requirements
  • Cisco Prime DCNM Release 7.0 and Cisco DFA
  • Synopsis

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
  • Synopsis

Lesson 2: Configuring Routing Protocols

  • Directing Protocol Configuration Overview
  • Arrange Static Route
  • Arrange OSPF
  • Arrange EIGRP
  • Arrange IS-IS
  • Arrange BGP
  • Layer 3 Virtualization Overview
  • Arrange Route Policy Manager
  • Outline

Lesson 3: Configuring FHRP Protocols

  • Arrange HSRP
  • Arrange VRRP
  • Arrange GLBP
  • Outline

Lesson 4: Describing and Configuring BFD

  • BFD Overview
  • BFD on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Arrange BFD
  • Outline

Lesson 5: Configuring Multicast

  • Arrange Multicast
  • Outline

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
  • Outline

Lesson 2: Configuring MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches

  • MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Arrange the MPLS Feature Set
  • Arrange MPLS LDP
  • Outline

Lesson 3: Configuring MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

  • MPLS Layer 3 VPNs General Configuration Steps
  • Arrange MPLS in the Core
  • Arrange MPLS Layer 3 VPN Customers
  • Outline

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
  • Arrange the MPLS Layer 2 VPN Feature
  • Arrangement Example: EoMPLS
  • Arrangement Example: VPLS
  • Outline

Lesson 5: Configuring MPLS TE

  • Arrange MPLS TE
  • Outline
  • 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
  • Crossing Tree and Cisco OTV
  • Obscure Unicast and Cisco OTV
  • ARP Traffic Control
  • Multihoming
  • FHRP Isolation
  • Cisco OTV and QoS
  • Cisco OTV Fast Convergence
  • Synopsis

Lesson 2: Configuring Basic Cisco OTV

  • Cisco OTV Guidelines
  • Arrange Basic Cisco OTV
  • Confirm Cisco OTV
  • Synopsis

Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco OTV Advanced Features

  • Arrange Cisco OTV Authentication
  • Arrange FHRP Isolation
  • Arrange a Dedicated Broadcast Group
  • Arrange OTV VLAN Translation
  • Arrange OTV Fast Convergence and Fast Failure Detection
  • Arrange OTV Tunnel Depolarization with Secondary IP
  • Synopsis

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

  • Server farm 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
  • Outline

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
  • Confirm VXLAN Configuration
  • Outline

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
  • Stutter VM Mobility
  • Stutter ESM Multihop Mobility
  • Stutter VPN Virtualization
  • Outline

Lesson 2: Configuring LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Stutter on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • General LISP Configuration Steps
  • Arrange LISP Infrastructure
  • Arrange LISP Site Devices
  • Arrange LISP Internetworking Devices
  • Arrange LISP VM Mobility
  • Outline

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
  • Server farm Bridging
  • Fiber Channel Forwarder and Fiber Channel Bridge
  • FCoE Addressing Scheme
  • FCoE Initialization Protocol
  • FCoE Port Types
  • FCoE Design
  • Synopsis

Lesson 2: Describing FCoE Support on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • FCoE Requirements
  • Capacity VDC
  • Bolstered FCoE Ports
  • Synopsis

Lesson 3: Configuring FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • FCoE Configuration Steps
  • Authorizing a FCoE Module
  • Empower FCoE
  • Make a Dedicated Storage VDC
  • Assign Shared Interfaces
  • VSAN-to-VLAN Mapping
  • Make a Virtual Fiber Channel Interface
  • Check a Virtual Interface
  • Design Multihop FCoE
  • Design a Virtual Fiber Channel Port Channel Interface
  • Design the FC-MAP
  • Synopsis

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
  • Coordinated Intrusion Detection Security
  • Design ACLs
  • Design Port Security
  • Design DHCP Snooping
  • Design DAI
  • Design IP Source Guard
  • Design uRPF
  • Design Traffic Storm Control
  • Design CoPP
  • Synopsis

Lesson 2: Describing and Configuring Cisco TrustSec on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Cisco TrustSec Overview
  • Cisco TrustSec on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Design Cisco TrustSec
  • Synopsis

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
  • Decent variety of Data Center Application Flows
  • Server farm QoS Requirements
  • Need Flow Control
  • Need Based Bandwidth Management
  • DCBX Protocol
  • Synopsis

Lesson 2: Configuring QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Design QoS on Nexus 7000
  • Observing QoS Statistics
  • Rundown

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
  • Rundown

Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco ITD

  • Design Cisco ITD
  • Cisco ITD Verification
  • Rundown

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
  • Rundown

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
  • Engineer Sandbox
  • Rundown

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
  • Rundown

Lesson 3: Module Summary

Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

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