Length
3 Days
Version
2.1

Overview

This course shows you how to implement, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches in Cisco® NX-OS mode.

Through expert instruction and extensive hands-on learning, you will learn how to deploy capabilities including Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), high availability features, Intelligent Traffic Director, troubleshooting tools and techniques, NX-OS programmability features, and open interface technologies. The course also provides an introduction to Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for management.

Please note: This course is due to retire in July 2021.

Key Topics

Detailed Info
  • Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Solution
  • Configuration Management, Automation, and Programmability
  • Managing Cisco Nexus Switches with Cisco DCNM
  • Implementing VXLAN in a Data Center
  • Implementing MPLS in a Data Center
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Topology Options
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Skills Gained
Key Topics
Target Audience
Prerequisites

Skills Gained

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

  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch software and hardware components
  • Describe key Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch NX-OS software features
  • Manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch configurations using Ansible
  • Implement VXLAN BGP eVPN on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Describe MPLS Layer 3 VPN implementation on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches using NX-API and Python
  • Implement Intelligent Traffic Director
  • Troubleshoot and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches using Bash shell and Guest shell
  • Manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches using Cisco DCNM

Key Topics

Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS Solution

  • Data Center Trends
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware Architecture
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS Features
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Manageability
  • New Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS
  • Features

Implementing VXLAN in a Data Center

  • Network Overlays in a Data Center
  • VXLAN Overlay
  • VXLAN BGP eVPN Control Plane
  • VXLAN Data Plane

Implementing MPLS in a Data Center

  • Label Switching Overview
  • MPLS Layer 3 VPN Control Plane
  • MPLS Data Plane
  • MPLS in Data Center

Configuration Management, Automation, and Programmability

  • Programmability Overview
  • Cisco NX-OS RESTful API
  • Network Orchestration
  • Programming Cisco NX-OS with Python

Cisco Nexus 9000 Topology Options

  • Traditional Data Center Topologies
  • Spine-and-Leaf Topology
  • Overlay Topologies
  • Intelligent Traffic Director

Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

  • Cisco Nexus 9000 High Availability
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Troubleshooting Tools
  • Shell Access and Linux Containers

Managing Cisco Nexus Switches with Cisco DCNM

  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Lab outline

  • Provision Baseline Connectivity with Ansible
  • Implement VXLAN with BGP eVPN Signaling
  • Manage Switch Over Cisco NX-API
  • Program Switch with Python
  • Configure Intelligent Traffic Director
  • Troubleshoot and Manage Switches Using Bash and Guest Shell
  • Provision VXLAN and Manage Switch with Cisco DCNM

Target Audience

  • Data center engineers
  • Data center architects
  • Network designers
  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Field engineers
  • Cisco integrators and partners

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please call us at +632 8244 2098 or email [email protected]

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching
  • Understanding of Cisco data center architecture
  • Experience configuring advanced routing and switching technologies such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

These Cisco courses can help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)
  • Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
  • Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)
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June 15 2021 - June 17 2021

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