Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K)

Overview

The Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K) v3.1 course is a 5-day ILT 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.

Target Audience

  • Network engineers, designers, administrators, and managers
  • System engineers
  • Channel partners and resellers
  • Anyone who installs and implements the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch

Prerequisites

It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course: 

  • 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

Course Objectives

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

  • Configure Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

Course Outline

1. Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Describing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
  • Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Deployment Models
2. Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Hardware
  • Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Switch Chassis
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Supervisor, I/O, and Fabric Modules
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Forwarding and Packet Flow
  • Supervisor Modules, I/O Modules, and Fabric Modules
  • Switch Forwarding and Packet Flow
3. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Hardware
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Support on CiscoNexus 7000 Series Switches
4. Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Describing Cisco NX-OS Architecture, Key Features, and Capabilities
  • Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Licensing Model
5. Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Administration, Management, and Troubleshooting
  • Using Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Management Interfaces and Setup Utilities
  • Managing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch User Access with Cisco NX-OS
  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch System Management Features
  • Using Troubleshooting Processes and Tools
  • Troubleshooting Memory and Packet Flow Issues
  • Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NAM-NX1
6. Virtual Device Contexts on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing Virtual Device Contexts
  • Configuring VDCs
  • Describing Management Settings for VDCs
7. Layer 2 Switching Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing and Configuring Layer 2 Features
  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Configuring VLANs and Advanced VLAN Features
  • Configuring STP and STP Extensions
  • Configuring Q-in-Q
8. Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing Port Channels
  • Describing vPCs
  • Configuring vPCs
  • Troubleshooting vPC
9. Cisco FabricPath on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing Cisco FabricPath Architecture
  • Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
  • Describing Cisco DFA Architecture
10. Layer 3 Switching Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing the Cisco NX-OS Forwarding Architecture
  • Configuring Routing Protocols
  • Configuring FHRP Protocols
  • Describing and Configuring BFD
  • Configuring Multicast
11. MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing MPLS
  • Configuring MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches
  • Configuring MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
  • Configuring MPLS Layer 2 VPNs
  • Configuring MPLS TE
12. Cisco OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing Cisco OTV
  • Configuring Basic Cisco OTV
  • Configuring Cisco OTV Advanced Features
13. VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing VXLAN MP-BGP EVPN Technology
  • Configuring VXLAN and MP-BGP EVPN on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
14. LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing LISP
  • Configuring LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
15. FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing FCoE
  • Describing FCoE Support on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Configuring FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
16. Security Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing and Configuring Security Features
  • Describing and Configuring Cisco TrustSec on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
17. QoS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing QoS in the Data Center
  • Configuring QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
18. Cisco ITD and RISE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing Cisco ITD
  • Configuring Cisco ITD
  • Describing Cisco RISE
19. Cisco NX-API and Python on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Using Cisco NX-API on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Using Python on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Classroom Live Labs
Lab 1: An Introduction to the Lab Environment
Lab 2: Cisco Nexus 7000 Platform Discovery
Lab 3: Configure User Management
Lab 4: Configure System Management
Lab 5: Configure Layer 2 Advanced Switching
Lab 6: Configure Basic and Advanced vPCs
Lab 7: Configure Basic and Advanced Cisco FabricPath
Lab 8: Configure Layer 3 Switching
Lab 9: Configure FHRP
Lab 10: Configure MPLS (Demonstration)
Lab 11: Configure Basic and Advanced OTV
Lab 12: Configure LISP
Lab 13: Configure FCoE
Lab 14: Configure Security Features
Lab 15: Configure QoS

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