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DCNX5K v3.1 - Configuring Cisco® Nexus 5000 Switches Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version 3.1

Overview
Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches (DCNX5K) v3.1 is a 5-day ILT training program designed to serve the needs of systems and field engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders. This course covers the key components and procedures required to configure, manage, and troubleshoot these Cisco Nexus platforms.

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 in-depth experience in implementing the Cisco Nexus family product features.

This is the third release of material covering the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender product families. The course focuses on the product hardware, its architecture, key features, and market differentiators, with extensive feature configuration and hands on labs.

Note: Students registering for this course will be receiving their course kit in a digital format. To be able to view your digital kit you will need to bring a laptop PC and/or a compatible iPad or Android tablet. The recommended system requirements and instructions to access the course kit content can be found at the following link: Digital Course Kit

Requirements and Instructions
Please be aware that this digital version is designed for online use, not for printing. You can print up to 10 pages only in each guide within a course. Please note that every time you click the Print button in the book, this counts as one page printed, whether or not you click OK in the Print dialog.

Objectives
After completing this course the student should be able to:
Configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches.
Prerequisites
Good understanding of networking protocols
oRecommended CCNA Certification
Good understanding of the Fibre Channel Protocol and the SAN environment
oRecommended attendance of a Fibre Channel Protocol class or equivalent experience
oRecommended attendance of the Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS) class or equivalent experience
During the course of instruction, the learner will be exposed to the configuration of advanced technologies, such as Fibre Channel, and FCoE, but will not be required to have experience with these technologies in order to successfully to complete the class.
This course covers initial configuration of Fibre Channel, QoS, and FCoE on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches. For a deeper understanding in Fibre Channel, QoS and FCoE, students are encouraged to explore additional training in those technologies.

Who Should Attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:
Network engineers, systems engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who sell, implement, and maintain Cisco Nexus products in the data center

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
Network designers, network administrators, and network managers responsible for identifying and managing Cisco Nexus products in the data center

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
     Cisco Nexus Data Center Product Overview
     Summary
Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches
     Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches
     Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switch Features
     Summary
Lesson 3: Describing Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches
     Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches
     Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switch Features
     Summary
Lesson 4: Describing Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 Series Switches
     Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switches
     Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switch Features
     Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switch System Architecture
     Cisco Nexus 5600 Series Switches
     Cisco Nexus 5600 Series Switch Features
     Traffic Forwarding Paths
     Summary
Lesson 5: Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
     ToR and EoR Deployment Models
     Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
     Cisco Nexus 7000 with Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders Deployment
     Cisco FEX Technology
     Summary
Lesson 6: Module Summary
Lesson 7: Module Self-Check

Module 2: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Administration and Management
Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
     Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
     Cisco NX-OS High-Availability Features
     Stateful and Stateless Process Restart
     The Cisco NX-OS Software CLI
     Licensing Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
     Summary
Lesson 2: Configuring System Management Features
     Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Management Methods and Features
     Configure File System Management
     Configure Cisco Fabric Services
     Configure the PTP Server
     Configure SNMP
     Configure Checkpoints and Rollback
     Configure Module Preprovisioning
     Configure ISSU
     Summary
Lesson 3: Configuring User Management
     Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch User Management Features
     Configure AAA
     Configure RBAC
     Configure SSH
     Configure ACLs
     Configure IEEE 802.1X
     Summary
Lesson 4: Configuring Cisco Prime DCNM
     Cisco Prime DCNM
     Network Configuration Protocol
     Summary
Lesson 5: Describing Administration and Management Troubleshooting Tools
     Troubleshooting Strategies
     Troubleshooting Tools
     Configure System Message Logs
     Ethanalyzer Tool
     SPAN and RSPAN
     Configure Cisco GOLD
     Configure Cisco Smart Call Home
     Summary
Lesson 6: Module Summary
Lesson 7: Module Self-Check

Module 3: Cisco NX-API and Python on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Using Cisco NX-API on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
     Business Need for Network Programmability
     Cisco NX-API Overview
     XML and JSON
     Cisco NX-API Requests and Responses
     Developer Sandbox
     Summary
Lesson 2: Using Python on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
     Python API on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
     Python Examples
     Cisco NX-OS CLI Python Modes
     Python Extensions
     Python Scripting
     Summary
Lesson 3: Module Summary
Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

Module 4: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch LAN Features
Lesson 1: Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
     Configure Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
     Configure Static Pinning
     Configure Dynamic Pinning
     Summary
Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
     Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders: Common Issues
     Troubleshoot Fabric Link Failure
     Troubleshoot FEX Offline
     Troubleshoot Host Port Offline
     Summary
Lesson 3: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
     Configure Ethernet Interfaces
     Port Profiles
     Access and Trunk Interfaces
     Configure VLANs
     Configure Spanning Tree Protocol
     Configure DHCP Snooping
     Dynamic ARP Inspection
     IP Source Guard
     Configure Traffic Storm Control
     Summary
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
     Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
     MAC Address Table Troubleshooting
     VLAN Troubleshooting
     Troubleshoot STP Issues
     Summary
Lesson 5: Describing vPC Technology and Enhanced vPC
     Port Channels
     Virtual Port Channels
     vPC Building Blocks
     vPC and Enhanced vPC Designs
     vPC and ISSU
     Summary
Lesson 6: Configuring vPCs and EvPCs
     Configure vPCs
     Configure Enhanced vPC
     Summary
Lesson 7: Troubleshooting vPCs and EvPCs
     Perform vPC Consistency Checks
     Troubleshoot EvPC Deployments
     Summary
Lesson 8: Describing Cisco Adapter-FEX and VM-FEX
     Cisco Adapter-FEX
     Cisco VM-FEX
     Configure Cisco Adapter-FEX
     Configure Cisco VM-FEX
     Summary
Lesson 9: Cisco FabricPath
     Cisco FabricPath
     Cisco FabricPath Components
     Cisco FabricPath Traffic Flows
     Summary
Lesson 10: Configuring Cisco FabricPath
     Configuring Cisco FabricPath
     Summary
Lesson 11: Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
     Common Cisco FabricPath Issues
     Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
     Summary
Lesson 12: Describing Cisco DFA
     Cisco DFA Architecture
     Optimized Networking
     Virtual Fabrics
     Fabric Management
     Cisco DFA Service Support
     Workload Automation
     Cisco DFA Guidelines and Limitations
     Summary
Lesson 13: Describing Cisco RISE
     Cisco RISE Overview
     Cisco RISE for Citrix NetScaler Appliances and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
     Cisco RISE for with Cisco Prime NAM and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
     Summary
Lesson 14: Describing Cisco ITD
     Cisco ITD: Multiterabit Load Balancing with Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
     Cisco ITD Deployment Models
     Summary
Lesson 15: Configuring Cisco ITD
     Configure Cisco ITD
     Cisco ITD Verification
     Summary
Lesson 16: Module Summary
Lesson 17: Module Self-Check

Module 5: VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
Lesson 1: Describing VXLAN Technology
     Data Center Overlay Technologies
     VXLAN Overview
     VXLAN Data Plane Learning and Packet Flow
     VXLAN Gateway Functions
     VXLAN Design on Cisco Nexus Switches
     Summary
Lesson 2: Configuring VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
     VXLAN Support on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
     VXLAN Configuration on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
     VXLAN Configuration Steps
     VXLAN and vPC Configuration
     Monitoring VXLAN
     Summary
Lesson 3: Module Summary
Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

Module 6: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch SAN Features
Lesson 1: Describing FCP
     SAN Protocols
     Fibre Channel
     Fibre Channel Flow Control
     Fibre Channel Domain Initialization
     Fibre Channel Addressing
     FSPF Protocol
     Fibre Channel Login Procedures
     Virtual Fabrics and Zoning
     Summary
Lesson 2: Describing SAN Switching
     Fibre Channel Interfaces
     SAN Port Channels
     Distributed Device Alias Service
     Summary
Lesson 3: Configuring SAN Switching
     Configure Fibre Channel Interfaces
     Configure Domain Parameters
     Configure and Manage VSANs
     Configure ISLs
     Configure SAN Port Channels
     Configure the Device Alias
     Configure and Manage Zoning
     Summary
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting SAN Switching
     Common SAN Issues
     Troubleshoot Zoning
     Troubleshoot SAN Port Channel
     Troubleshoot VSANs
     Summary
Lesson 5: Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
     Cisco NPV Mode
     N-Port ID Virtualization
     Summary
Lesson 6: Configuring Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
     Configure Cisco NPV Mode
     Configure NPIV
     Summary
Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
     Common Cisco NPV and NPIV Issues
     Troubleshoot Cisco NPV Mode
     Troubleshooting NPIV Mode
     Summary
Lesson 8: Module Summary
Lesson 9: Module Self-Check

Module 7: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Unified Fabric Features
Lesson 1: Describing Data Center Bridging Enhancements
     Data Center Bridging
     Priority Flow Control
     Enhanced Transmission Selection
     DCBX Protocol
     Summary
Lesson 2: Describing the FCoE Protocol
     FCoE Architecture
     FCoE Emulated Node
     FCoE Initialization Protocol
     Multihop FCoE
     FCoE, Port Channels, and vPCs
     FCoE Adapters
     Summary
Lesson 3: Configuring FCoE
     Configure FCoE
     FCoE VLANs and Virtual Interfaces
     Summary
Lesson 4: Describing Dynamic FCoE with Cisco FabricPath
     Dynamic FCoE with Cisco FabricPath
     Configure Dynamic FCoE with Cisco FabricPath
     Summary
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting FCoE
     Common FCoE Issues
     Troubleshooting FCoE
     Summary
Lesson 6: Module Summary
Lesson 7: Module Self-Check
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