Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K)

Course Overview

This 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. It covers the key components and procedures you need to know to configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch platform.  This course focuses on the product hardware, its architecture, and key features, with extensive feature configuration and hands on labs.

Target Audience

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

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, students should have the following prerequisite skills and knowledge:

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

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to...

  • Identify the chassis and components of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Describe how to perform hardware installation, verify and troubleshoot system hardware of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describe the QoS features that are available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches; configure and verify their operation

Course Outline

Module and Lab details avaliable in full course outline

Module 1: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
  • Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Deployment Models
Module 2: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Hardware
  • Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Switch Chassis
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Supervisor, I/O, and Fabric Modules
  • Lesson 3: Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Forwarding and Packet Flow
Module 3: Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Hardware
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Support on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Module 4: Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco NX-OS Architecture, Key Features, and Capabilities
  • Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Licensing Model
Module 5: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Administration, Management, and Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 1: Using Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Management Interfaces and Setup Utilities
  • Lesson 2: Managing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch User Access with Cisco NX-OS
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch System Management Features
  • Lesson 4: Using Troubleshooting Processes and Tools
  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Memory and Packet Flow Issues
  • Lesson 6: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NAM-NX1
  • Lesson 7: Describing Cisco RISE
Module 6: Cisco Prime DCNM
  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco Prime DCNM
Module 7: Virtual Device Contexts on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 1: Describing Virtual Device Contexts
  • Lesson 2: Configuring VDCs
  • Lesson 3: Describing Management Settings for VDCs
Module 8: Layer 2 Switching Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 1: Describing and Configuring Security Features
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Lesson 3: Configuring VLANs and Advanced VLAN Features
  • Lesson 4: Configuring STP and STP Extensions
  • Lesson 5: Configuring Q-in-Q
Module 9: Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 1: Describing Port Channels
  • Lesson 2: Describing vPCs
  • Lesson 3: Configuring vPCs
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting vPC

Module 10: Cisco FabricPath on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco FabricPath Architecture
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
Module 11: Cisco DFA
  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco DFA Architecture
Module 12: Layer 3 Switching Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco NX-OS Forwarding Architecture
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Routing Protocols
  • Lesson 3: Describing and Configuring Route Policy Manager and PBR
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Layer 3 Virtualization
  • Lesson 5: Configuring FHRP Protocols
  • Lesson 6: Describing and Configuring BFD
  • Lesson 7: Configuring Multicast
Module 13: MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 1: Describing MPLS
  • Lesson 2: Configuring MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches
  • Lesson 3: Configuring MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
  • Lesson 4: Configuring MPLS Layer 2 VPNs
  • Lesson 5: Configuring MPLS TE
Module 14: Cisco OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco OTV
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Basic Cisco OTV
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco OTV Advanced Features
Module 15: LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 1: Describing LISP
  • Lesson 2: Configuring LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Module 16: FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 1: Describing FCoE
  • Lesson 2: Describing FCoE Support on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 3: Configuring FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Module 17: Security Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 1: Describing and Configuring Security Features
  • Lesson 2: Describing and Configuring Cisco TrustSec on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Module 18: QoS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing QoS in the Data Center
Lesson 2: Configuring QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

Module 19: Cisco ITD on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco ITD
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco ITD
Lab Outline:
  • Challenge 1: Cisco Nexus 7000 Platform Discovery
  • Challenge 2: Configuring User Management
  • Challenge 3: Configuring System Management
  • Challenge 4: Configuring Troubleshooting Features
  • Challenge 5: Configuring Layer 2 Switching
  • Challenge 6: Configuring vPC
  • Challenge 7: Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Challenge 8: Troubleshooting vPCs and Cisco FabricPath
  • Challenge 9: Configuring Layer 3 Switching
  • Challenge 10: Configuring FHRP
  • Challenge 11: Configuring MPLS
  • Challenge 12: Configuring Cisco OTV
  • Challenge 13: Configuring LISP
  • Challenge 14: Configuring FCoE
  • Challenge 15: Configuring Security Features
  • Challenge 16: Configuring QoS

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