Configuring the Cisco Nexus 9000 in NX-OS Mode

4 days


The Configuring the Cisco Nexus 9000 in NX-OS Mode course covers the overall architecture and operation of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches for data centers running in traditional or NX-OS mode. You will cover the hardware and software architecture of the Cisco Nexus 9000 series of data center switches, including the Cisco Nexus 9300 fixed-configuration and Cisco Nexus 9500 modular platforms. There is an opportunity to explore the programmability and automation features built in to these devices, including, but not limited to, Python, Power on Auto Provisioning (POAP), shell access, and the NX-API interface. Also, you discover how to perform management, maintenance, and monitoring activities on Cisco Nexus 9000 switch platforms.


This course is designed for traditional network and data center engineers tasked with the installation and operation of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in a data center environment.

Skills Gained

After completing this course you should be able to understand:

  • Architecture and operation of the Cisco NX-OS operating system
  • Port channels
  • Virtual port channels Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection(BFD)
  • Troubleshooting CPU and memory issues in detail
  • Broadcom shell
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Network programmability
  • License installation and maintenance procedures


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Complete knowledge of Cisco networking - CCNP R&S Recommended
  • Data center and virtualization knowledge

Course Outline

Cisco NX-OS Architecture, Design and Operation

  • Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
  • Cisco NX-OS Platform-Specific Features
  • Cisco NX-OS and Cisco IOS Software Comparison

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches for the Data Center

  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Hardware Architecture
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Packet Forwarding
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Deployment Considerations
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Features
  • Configuring VXLAN/EVPN on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 9000 Programmability, Automation, and Monitoring

  • Cisco Nexus Programmability Basics
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Automation and Orchestration
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Visibility and Monitoring


  • Lab 1: Managing Cisco Nexus Hardware and Software
  • Lab 2: Configuring Cisco NX-OS Layer 2 Features
  • Lab 3: Configuring Cisco NX-OS Layer 3 Features
  • Lab 4: Configuring Cisco NX-OS High Availability
  • Lab 5: Cisco Nexus 9000 Device Management
  • Lab 6: Cisco Nexus 9000 Troubleshooting
  • Lab 7: Configuring VXLAN/EVPN
  • Lab 8: Cisco Nexus Programmability
  • Lab 9: Discovering Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM)

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Course Location Days Cost Date
London London4 3000 £3000 2019-09-23
Illinois Chicago4 3000 £3000 2019-10-21