Introducing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode

Duration: 
3 days
Codes: 
DCINX9K,NX-OS
Versions: 
9000

Overview

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

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  • 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

This course will help you to:

  • Learn how to deploy and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in NX-OS mode to support performance, resiliency, scalability, and enhanced operations for data centers
  • Use programmability features to configure and manage the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches, helping your IT organization meet high-priority business needs, save time, and reduce errors due to manual processes
  • Gain knowledge and skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, data center equipment, and software
  • Succeed in today’s demanding data center operations roles

Audience

Engineers and administartors involved in the installation and implementation of a Cisco Nexus 9000 Switch operating in NX-OS mode.

Skills Gained

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • 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

Prerequisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching - ICND1 and ICND2
  • Understanding of Cisco Data Center Architecture DCICN and DCICT
  • Experience configuring advanced routing and switching technologies such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) - ROUTE and SWITCH

Course Outline

Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS Solution

  • Data Center Trends
  • 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 the Data Center

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

Implementing MPLS in 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 Switches

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

Managing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches with Cisco DCNM

  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Labs:

  • Discovery Lab 1: Provision Baseline Connectivity with Ansible
  • Discovery Lab 2: Implement VXLAN with BGP eVPN Signaling
  • Discovery Lab 3: Manage Switch Over Cisco NX-API
  • Discovery Lab 4: Program Switch with Python
  • Discovery Lab 5: Configure Intelligent Traffic Director
  • Discovery Lab 6: Troubleshoot and Manage Switches Using Bash and Guest Shell
  • Discovery Lab 7: Provision VXLAN and Manage Switch with Cisco DCNM

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