Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K)

Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches (DCNX5K) v2.1 is a 5-day ILT training program that is designed for systems and field engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who implement and configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders.

The course provides the key components and procedures that are needed to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders in the LAN, SAN, and unified fabric environments.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch system architecture.

  • Understand the architecture, features, and usage of the Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software.

  • Configure network features on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches for LAN operation.

  • Configure Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders for operation with the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches.

  • Configure Ethernet port channels and virtual port channels (vPC) on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches.

  • Configure Quality of Service (QoS).

  • Identify and understand the components of the Fibre Channel Protocol, the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol, and IEEE Data Center Bridging (DCB) Ethernet Enhancements.

  • Configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches to support the FCoE protocol.

  • Configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches for connection to the SAN.

  • Secure the operation of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches.

  • Configure system management features on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches.

  • Understand the high availability and In Service Software Update (ISSU) features of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches.

  • Understand and implement a structured troubleshooting process using available tools and resources of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and troubleshoot real world issues relating to the LAN, SAN, and FCoE

Course Outline

1. Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch



  • Cisco Nexus Family System Architecture

  • Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture


2. Network Feature Configuration on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch



  • Layer 2 Switching Features Configuration

  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

  • Configuring Ethernet Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels

  • Quality of Service (QoS) Configuration

  • Configuring Cisco FabricPath

  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching


3. FCoE



  • Fibre Channel Protocol

  • FCoE Protocol

  • IEEE Data Center Bridging Enhancements

  • Configuring FCoE

  • Troubleshooting FCoE

  • Configuring SAN Switching Features

  • SAN Management Tools

  • Implementing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV

  • Troubleshooting SAN Switching


4. System Management Features



  • Configuring Security Features

  • Configuring System Management

  • Cisco Nexus High Availability

Audience

Systems and field engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series switches and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series fabric extenders, Data center engineers and managers, program managers, and project managers.