DCNX7K v3.1 - Configuring Cisco® Nexus 7000 Series Switches

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    DCNX7K v3.1 - Configuring Cisco® Nexus 7000 Series Switches

     (6 weeks)
    Version 3.0


    Overview
    The Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K) v3.0 course is a 6 weeks SkyWatch Technology Institute training program that is designed for systems and field engineers who install and implement Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches. This course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch platform.
    Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K) v3.0 prepares you for implementing a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches in the data center solution.
    This update to the course will include coverage of new features introduced in Cisco NX-OS 6.2 and will also include introductory coverage of Cisco Nexus Series Switches.
    A certification exam is not associated with this course, and Channel Partner deployment engineers will use this training as augmentation to the DCUFI course material to provide indepth experience in implementing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches features.
    The course focuses on the product hardware, its architecture, key features, and market differentiators, with extensive feature configuration and hands on labs.

    Objective
    After completing this course the student should 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.
    You will also be able to recognize the advanced data center class features and functionality of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch. Common network
    architectures implemented using the products and features of the Cisco Nexus
    product family will also be presented.
    Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch hardware components, like the chassis,
    supervisor, and line cards, determine the device features and role in data center architecture. In this module, you will learn to identify the chassis and components of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch. You will also describe the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series packet flow, and the VOQ operation.
    Provide an overview of the Cisco Nexus 2000 hardware and support of the Cisco Nexus 2000 with Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
    Describe how to perform hardware installation, verify and troubleshoot system hardware of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Understand the architecture, usage, high availability, and licensing features of the Cisco NX-OS Software
    You will learn how to use the management features that are available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch, and how to configure those features to support the management infrastructure requirements. You will also learn these troubleshooting process basics and available tools
    Describe Cisco Prime DCNM management tool that can be implemented to
    manage Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches in a consolidated network environment
    Describe the concept of Cisco Cisco Dynamic Fabric and how it is used on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Describe the purpose, architecture, and use of VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000
    Series Switch; configure and verify its operation
    Describe and configure the Layer 2 switching and related features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    Describe the port channel configuration, the concept of vPC and how to configure and troubleshoot vPCs.on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    Understand the operation of Cisco FabricPath and how it can be utilized and
    configured to build scalable and highly available Layer 2 networks on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    Describe and configure the Layer 3 switching features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch, and how to manage the routes and IP traffic through the use of the Route Policy Manager and policy-based routing
    Describe MPLS features that are available on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches and configure MPLS, MPLS Layer 2 and Layer 3 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and MPLS Traffic Engineering (TE)
    Describe basic and advanced Cisco OTV features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch. Also describe how to configure the OTV and some of the advanced OTV features that are available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Describe the concept, use, and configuration of the Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    Describe FCoE and FCoE features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch;
    configure and verify their operation
    Describe the security features that are available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch; configure and verify their operation
    Describe the QoS features that are available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
    Switches; configure and verify their operation
    Describe the concept of the Intelligent Traffic Director feature and how to configure and verify ITD on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

    Prerequisites
    Good understanding of data center technologies, networking protocols, routing, and switching
    Recommended CCNA Data Center Certification
    Recommended attendance at the Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) class
    Recommended attendance at the Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks
    (SWITCH) class

    Who Should Attend
    The primary audience for this course is as follows:
    Network engineers and systems engineers
    The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
    Network designers, network administrators, and network managers

    Course Outline

    Module 1: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
    Cisco Unified Fabric: Trends in the Data Center
    Cisco Nexus Product Family
    Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Deployment Models
    Data Center Architecture Design Evolution
    Single-Layer Data Center Models
    Multitier Data Center Model
    Scalable Spine-Leaf Data Center Fabric

    Module 2: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Hardware
    Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Switch Chassis
    Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Switch Common Foundation
    Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Chassis Family
    Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Switch Chassis Family
    Key Chassis Components
    Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Power Supplies
    Fan Cooling
    Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Supervisor, I/O, and Fabric
    Modules
    Supervisor Modules
    Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Product Identification Scheme
    Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Switch I/O Module Families
    Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch M1 and M2 I/O Modules
    Cisco Nexus 7000 Series F2, F2E, and F3 I/O Modules
    I/O Modules Forwarding Engine
    Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Switch I/O Module Scalability
    Crossbar Switch Fabric Modules
    Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Network Analysis Module
    Hardware High-Availability Features
    Lesson 3: Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Forwarding and Packet
    Flow
    Virtual Output Queuing
    Packet Flow and Arbitration
    Layer 2 and Layer 3 Forwarding

    Module 3: Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
    Lesson 1: Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Hardware
    Cisco FEX Technology
    Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Models
    Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Support on Cisco
    Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Cisco Nexus 7000 Parent Switch Cabling Options
    Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric
    Extender Topologies
    Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric
    Extender Features

    Module 4: Cisco NX-OS Software
    Lesson 1: Describing Cisco NX-OS Architecture, Key Features, and Capabilities
    Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
    Cisco NX-OS High-Availability Infrastructure Components
    Cisco NX-OS Software Key Features
    Cisco IOS to NX-OS Conversion tool
    Verify Hardware Installation Using show Commands
    Troubleshoot Common Hardware Issues
    Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Licensing Model
    Cisco NX-OS Software Licensing for Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
    Obtaining and Installing the License Key File

    Module 5: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Administration, Management, and
    Troubleshooting
    Lesson 1: Using Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Management Interfaces and
    Setup Utilities
    Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch CLI and GUI Management Interfaces
    Cisco NX-OS Setup Utility
    PowerOn Auto Provisioning
    Lesson 2: Managing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch User Access with Cisco NXOS
    Cisco NX-OS User Management
    User Account and Role Configuration
    Password Recovery Procedure
    AAA Configuration for Integration with RADIUS, TACACS+, and LDAP
    Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch System Management
    Features
    System Management Features
    Secure Shell
    SNMP
    The XML Interface
    Cisco Fabric Services
    Cisco Smart Call Home
    Scheduler
    NTP and PTP
    Pong Service
    Cisco NX-OS IP SLA
    Configuration Backup and Restore
    In-Service Software Upgrades and Downgrades
    Cisco NX-OS Image Recovery
    EPLD Image Upgrade
    Lesson 4: Using Troubleshooting Processes and Tools
    Troubleshooting Process
    Cisco NX-OS Tools
    Embedded Ethanalyzer
    SPAN and ERSPAN
    NetFlow
    System Message Log Configuration
    Configuring Online Diagnostics
    Using the OBFL Feature
    Configuring RMON
    Configuring Cisco EEM
    Embedded Logic Analyzer Module
    Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Memory and Packet Flow Issues
    Evaluating Memory Using the Built-in Platform Monitoring Tool
    Evaluating Platform Memory Utilization on a High Level
    Evaluating Platform Memory Utilization on a Detailed Level
    Troubleshooting Packet Flow Issues
    Lesson 6: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NAM-NX1
    Cisco Network Analysis Module
    Lesson 7: Describing Cisco RISE
    Cisco RISE Overview

    Module 6: Cisco Prime DCNM
    Lesson 1: Describing Cisco Prime DCNM
    Cisco Prime DCNM
    Cisco Prime DCNM Components
    Cisco Prime DCNM Licensing
    Cisco Prime DCNM Features
    Module 7: Virtual Device Contexts on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Lesson 1: Describing Virtual Device Contexts
    Virtual Device Contexts
    Virtualization Hierarchy
    Communicating Between VDCs
    Virtualization Scalability
    VDC Types
    VDC Resources
    VDC Management
    Lesson 2: Configuring VDCs
    VDC Licensing Overview
    VDC Guidelines and Limitations
    Configure VDCs
    Verify VDCs
    Allocate VDC Resources
    Configure Resource Templates
    Lesson 3: Describing Management Settings for VDCs
    Management Settings for Virtual Device Contexts
    Allocate Interfaces to a VDC
    VDC Navigation
    Manage VDC Configurations
    Nondefault VDC Suspension and Reload
    VDC High-Availability Policies

    Module 8: Layer 2 Switching Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Lesson 1: Describing and Configuring Security Features
    Configure Basic Interface Parameters
    Dedicated vs. Shared Mode
    UniDirectional Link Detection
    Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
    Configure Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
    Configure FEX Layer 2 Interfaces
    Configure FEX Layer 3 Interfaces
    Verify Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders Configuration
    Lesson 3: Configuring VLANs and Advanced VLAN Features
    Configure Layer 2 Interfaces
    Configure VLANs
    Port Profiles
    Configure VTP
    Configure Private VLANs
    Configure MVRP
    Lesson 4: Configuring STP and STP Extensions
    STP Overview and Configuration
    Configure STP Extensions
    Lesson 5: Configuring Q-in-Q
    Q-in-Q VLAN Tunnels
    Configure Q-in-Q VLAN Tunnels

    Module 9: Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Lesson 1: Describing Port Channels
    Port Channel Operation
    Configure Layer 2 and Layer 3 Port Channels
    Verify Port Channels
    Configure Port Channel Load Balancing
    Lesson 2: Describing vPCs
    vPC Concept and Benefits
    vPC Architecture
    vPC Control and Data Plane Operation
    vPC Peer Link Failure
    vPC Peer Switch
    Layer 3 and vPC Interactions
    Supported Layer 3 and vPC Designs
    vPC and FHRPs
    Multicast with vPC
    Lesson 3: Configuring vPCs
    vPC-Supported Hardware
    Configure vPCs
    Verify the vPC
    Optimizing vPCs
    Lesson 4: Troubleshooting vPC
    Initial Troubleshooting Checklist
    Troubleshoot vPC Initialization
    Troubleshoot vPC Peer Keepalives
    Troubleshoot vPC Cisco Fabric Services
    Troubleshoot Common vPC Issues

    Module 10: Cisco FabricPath on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Lesson 1: Describing Cisco FabricPath Architecture
    Cisco FabricPath Architecture
    Cisco FabricPath MAC Address Learning
    Basic Cisco FabricPath Data Plane Operation
    Cisco FabricPath Interaction with Spanning Tree
    Cisco FabricPath and IP Multicast Routing
    Virtual Port Channel+
    vPC+ and HSRP
    Anycast HSRP
    Cisco Fabric Extenders with Cisco FabricPath
    Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco FabricPath
    Cisco FabricPath on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Configure Cisco FabricPath
    Configure vPC+
    Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
    Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
    Cisco FabricPath Pong

    Module 11: Cisco DFA
    Lesson 1: Describing Cisco DFA Architecture
    Cisco DFA Architecture
    Optimized Networking
    Virtual Fabrics
    Fabric Management
    Cisco DFA Service Support
    Workload Automation
    Cisco DFA Deployment Requirements
    Cisco Prime DCNM Release 7.0 and Cisco DFA

    Module 12: Layer 3 Switching Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco NX-OS Forwarding Architecture
    Cisco NX-OS Routing and Forwarding
    Unicast and Multicast RIB and FIB
    Lesson 2: Configuring Routing Protocols
    Routing Protocol Configuration Overview
    Configure Static Route
    Configure OSPF
    Configure EIGRP Configuation
    Configure IS-IS
    Configure BGP
    Lesson 3: Describing and Configuring Route Policy Manager and PBR
    Configure Route Policy Manager
    Configure PBR
    Lesson 4: Configuring Layer 3 Virtualization
    Layer 3 Virtualization Overview
    Lesson 5: Configuring FHRP Protocols
    Configure HSRP
    Configure VRRP
    Configure GLBP
    Lesson 6: Describing and Configuring BFD
    BFD Overview
    BFD on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Configure BFD
    Lesson 7: Configuring Multicast
    Configure Multicast

    Module 13: MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Lesson 1: Describing MPLS
    Multiprotocol Label Switching Overview
    Layer 3 Unicast VPN
    Layer 2 VPN
    MPLS Traffic Engineering
    Lesson 2: Configuring MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches
    MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Configure the MPLS Feature Set
    Configure MPLS LDP
    Lesson 3: Configuring MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
    MPLS Layer 3 VPNs General Configuration Steps
    Configure MPLS in the Core
    Configure MPLS Layer 3 VPN Customers
    Lesson 4: Configuring MPLS Layer 2 VPNs
    MPLS Layer 2 VPN Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    MPLS Layer 2 VPNs General Configuration Steps
    Configure the MPLS Layer 2 VPN Feature
    Configuration Example: EoMPLS
    Configuration Example: VPLS
    Lesson 5: Configuring MPLS TE
    Configure MPLS TE

    Module 14: Cisco OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Lesson 1: Describing Cisco OTV
    Cisco OTV Overview
    Cisco OTV Terminology
    Cisco OTV Control Plane
    Cisco OTV Data Plane
    Cisco OTV Unicast-Only Transport Infrastructure
    Cisco OTV Data Plane Encapsulation
    Spanning Tree and Cisco OTV
    Unknown Unicast and Cisco OTV
    ARP Traffic Control
    Multihoming
    FHRP Isolation
    Cisco OTV and QoS
    Cisco OTV Fast Convergence
    Lesson 2: Configuring Basic Cisco OTV
    Cisco OTV Guidelines
    Configure Basic Cisco OTV
    Verify Cisco OTV
    Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco OTV Advanced Features
    Configure Cisco OTV Authentication
    Configure FHRP Isolation
    Configure a Dedicated Broadcast Group
    Configure OTV VLAN Translation
    Configure OTV Fast Convergence and Fast Failure Detection
    Configure OTV Tunnel Depolarization with Secondary IP

    Module 15: LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Lesson 1: Describing LISP
    Locator/ID Separation Protocol
    LISP VM Mobility
    LISP ESM Multihop Mobility
    LISP VPN Virtualization
    Lesson 2: Configuring LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    General LISP Configuration Steps
    Configure LISP Infrastructure
    Configure LISP Site Devices
    Configure LISP Internetworking Devices
    Configure LISP VM Mobility

    Module 16: FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Lesson 1: Describing FCoE
    Fiber Channel over Ethernet
    FCoE Requirements
    Data Center Bridging
    Fibre Channel Forwarder and Fibre Channel Bridge
    FCoE Addressing Scheme
    FCoE Initialization Protocol
    FCoE Port Types
    FCoE Design
    Multihop FCoE Design
    Lesson 2: Describing FCoE Support on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    FCoE Requirements
    Storage VDC
    Supported FCoE Ports
    Lesson 3: Configuring FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    FCoE Configuration Steps
    Licensing an FCoE Module
    Enable FCoE
    Create a Dedicated Storage VDC
    Allocate Shared Interfaces
    VSAN-to-VLAN Mapping
    Create a Virtual Fibre Channel Interface
    Verify a Virtual Interface
    Configure Multihop FCoE
    Configure a Virtual Fibre Channel Port Channel Interface
    Configure the FC-MAP

    Module 17: Security Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Lesson 1: Describing and Configuring Security Features
    Security Features
    Integrated Intrusion Detection Security
    Configure ACLs
    Configure Port Security
    Configure DHCP Snooping
    Configure DAI
    Configure IP Source Guard
    Configure uRPF
    Configure Traffic Storm Control
    Configure CoPP
    Lesson 2: Describing and Configuring Cisco TrustSec on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
    Switches
    Cisco TrustSec Overview
    Cisco TrustSec on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Configure Cisco TrustSec

    Module 18: QoS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Lesson 1: Describing QoS in the Data Center
    QoS in the Data Center
    Diversity of Data Center Application Flows
    Data Center QoS Requirements
    Priority Flow Control
    Priority-Based Bandwidth Management
    DCBX Protocol
    Lesson 2: Configuring QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    Configure Queuing and Scheduling on M Series I/O Modules
    Configure Network QoS, Queuing and Scheduling, and Priority Flow
    Control on F Series Modules
    Monitoring QoS Statistics

    Module 19: Cisco ITD on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    Lesson 1: Describing Cisco ITD
    Cisco ITD: Multiterabit Load Balancing with Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
    Switches
    Cisco ITD Deployment Models
    Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco ITD
    Configure Cisco ITD
    Cisco ITD Verification
    Lab Outline
    Challenge 1: Cisco Nexus 7000 Platform Discovery
    Management Connectivity
    Validation
    Interface Configuration
    Layer 3 Connectivity
    Checkpoints and Rollback
    Challenge 2: Configuring User Management
    Management Connectivity
    AAA Server
    AAA
    Users and Roles
    Challenge 3: Configuring System Management
    Management Connectivity and Preparation
    Cisco Fabric Services
    Scheduler
    Cisco Smart Call Home
    Cisco DCNM
    Challenge 4: Configuring Troubleshooting Features
    Management Connectivity
    RMON
    EEM
    SPAN
    Challenge 5: Configuring Layer 2 Switching
    Management Connectivity
    Configure the Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch Interfaces
    Configuring Layer 2 Interfaces and Rapid PVST+
    Using STP Enhancements
    Implementing and Verifying MST
    Implementing and Verifying Q-in-Q Tunnels
    Challenge 6: Configuring vPC
    Management Connectivity and Preparation
    vPC Domain
    vPC Keepalive Link
    vPC Peer Link
    vPC Configuration and Optimization
    FEX Configuration
    Challenge 7: Configuring Cisco FabricPath
    Management Connectivity and Preparation
    Configure Cisco FabricPath and FabricPath Interfaces and VLANs
    Configure the vPC+
    Challenge 8: Troubleshooting vPCs and Cisco FabricPath
    Troubleshooting Ticket TT1-vPC
    Identify the Problem
    Resolve the Problem
    Troubleshooting Ticket TT2-FP
    Identify the Problem
    Resolve the Problem
    Challenge 9: Configuring Layer 3 Switching
    Management Connectivity and Preparation
    Configuring VRF with Static Routing
    Configuring VRFs with OSPFv2
    Configuring VRFs and EIGRP
    Configuring BGP
    Challenge 10: Configuring FHRP (Optional)
    Management Connectivity and Preparation
    Configure HSRP
    Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
    Gateway Load Balancing Protocol
    Challenge 11: Configuring MPLS
    Management Connectivity and Preparation
    Configure Basic MPLS
    Configure MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
    Configure MPLS Traffic Engineering
    Challenge 12: Configuring Cisco OTV
    Management Connectivity and Preparation
    Configuring Basic Cisco OTV
    Configuring Advanced OTV
    Challenge 13: Configuring LISP
    Management Connectivity and Preparation
    Configure LISP
    Configure LISP VM Mobility
    Challenge 14: Configuring FCoE
    Management Connectivity and Preparation
    Basic Configuration on the Cisco MDS Switch
    Configuring FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch
    Challenge 15: Configuring Security Features (Optional)
    Management Connectivity and Preparation
    Configuring ACLs
    Configuring Port Security
    Configuring Traffic Storm Control
    Configuring 802.1ae Data Encryption
    Challenge 16: Configuring QoS (Optional)
    Management Connectivity and Preparation
    Configuring Class Maps
    Configuring Policy Maps
    Configuring Service Policies

    Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.


    2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

    Total Duration 6 Weeks

    • Model: CCNP Data Center
    • Manufacturer:Cisco

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