Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches

Duration: 
5 days
Codes: 
DCNX5K
Versions: 
5000

Overview

This 5-day course is specifically designed for engineers involved in the implementation, installation and maintenance of a Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch.The course provides the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch in the network and SAN environment.

Pre-Requisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites

  • Good understanding of networking protocols ICND1 and ICND2 or CCNABC recommended .
  • Good understanding of the Fibre Channel protocol and the SAN environment. ICSNS recommended.

Audience

This course is designed for network engineers, systems engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who sell, implement, and maintain Cisco Nexus 5000 products in the data center.

Skills Gained

After you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the specific products that make up the Cisco Nexus product families and provide a high level overview of their features and common deployment models.
  • Recognize the advanced data center class features and functionality of the Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switch.
  • Discuss the administration and management options for the Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 Series Switches.
  • Describe Cisco NX-API and Phyton network programmability options.
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders for scalable and optimized operation in an enterprise network or data center specific to LAN or SAN networking.
  • Describe and configure VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches.
  • Identify the components, structure and operation of the Fibre Channel protocol and the IEEE Data Center Bridging Ethernet enhancements as implemented on the Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switches.

Prerequisites

Important Course Information Important Course Information Requirements: Requirements:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Recommended CCNA Certification
  • Good understanding of the Fibre Channel protocol and the SAN environment
  • Recommended attendance of a Fibre Channel Protocol class or equivalent experience
  • Recommended attendance of the Implementing Cisco Storage Network Solutions (ICSNS) class or equivalent experience

Course Outline

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • Describing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 Series Switches
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Administration and Management

  • Describing the Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
  • Configuring System Management Features
  • Configuring User Management
  • Configuring Cisco Prime DCNM
  • Describing Administration and Management Troubleshooting

Cisco NX-API and Python on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • Using Cisco NX-APU on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Using Python on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch LAN Features

  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
  • Describing vPC Technology and Enhanced vPC
  • Configuring vPCs and EvPCs
  • Troubleshooting vPCs and EvPCs
  • Describing Cisco Adapter-FEX and VM-FEX
  • Cisco FabricPath
  • Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
  • Describing Cisco DFA
  • Describing Cisco RISE
  • Describing Cisco ITD
  • Configuring Cisco ITD

VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • Describing VXLAN Technology
  • Configuring VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 5000 Serie Switches

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch SAN Features

  • Describing FCP
  • Describing SAN Switching
  • Configuring SAN Switching
  • Troubleshooting SAN Switching
  • Descibing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Configuring Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Troubleshooting Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Unified Fabric Features

  • Describing Data Center Bridging Enhancements
  • Describing the FCoE Protocol
  • Configuring FCoE
  • Describing Dynamic FCoE with Cisco FabricPath
  • Troubleshooting FCoE

Labs:

  • Lab 1: Initial Switch Configuration
  • Lab 2: Configuring System Management
  • Lab 3: Upgrading the Cisco NX-OS Software with ISSU
  • Lab 4: Configuring User Security
  • Lab 5: Configuring Cisco Prime DCNM to Perform Network Discovery
  • Lab 6: Using Troubleshooting Tools
  • Lab 7: Using Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch NX-API
  • Lab 8: Connecting the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
  • Lab 9: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Lab 10: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
  • Lab 11: Configuring FEX Active-Active vPC and EvPC
  • Lab 12: Configuring Host vPC
  • Lab 13: Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Lab 14: Implementing VXLAN Bridging on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
  • Lab 15: Configuring SAN Switching
  • Lab 16: Configuring Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Lab 17: Troubleshooting SAN Switching
  • Lab 18: Configuring FCoE
  • Lab 19: Troubleshooting FCoE

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Onsite5 2500 £2500 2019-05-21