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Configuring Cisco® Nexus 5000 Switches Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version 2.1

Overview
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.

Objectives
Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
•Identify the products that comprise the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches product family
•Identify the products that comprise the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender product family
•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

Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
•Good understanding of networking protocols
•Recommended CCNA Certification
•Good understanding of the Fibre Channel Protocol and the SAN environment
◦Recommended attendance of a Fibre Channel Protocol class or equivalent experience
◦Recommended attendance of the Implementing Cisco Storage Network Solutions (ICSNS) class or equivalent experience
•During the course of instruction, the learner will be exposed to the configuration of advanced technologies, such as Fibre Channel, QoS 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 of 3: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Product Overview
•Module 1 Lesson 1: Introducing the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
◦Lesson 1 Topic 1: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Product Overview
◦Lesson 1 Topic 2: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Family
•Module 1 Lesson 2: Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Product Overview
◦Lesson 2 Topic 1: Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
•Module 1 Lesson 3: High-Level Product Features Overview
◦Lesson 3 Topic 1: Unified Fabric
◦Lesson 3 Topic 2: Switch Virtualization
◦Lesson 3 Topic 3: Virtual Port Channels
◦Lesson 3 Topic 4: Cisco FabricPath
◦Lesson 3 Topic 5: In Service Software Updates
◦Lesson 3 Topic 6: Adapter FEX
◦Lesson 3 Topic 7: VM FEX
◦Lesson 3 Topic 8: Layer 3 Capabilities
•Module 1 Lesson 4: Deployment Considerations
◦Lesson 4 Topic 1: Deployment Considerations
◦Lesson 4 Topic 2: ToR/EoR Deployment Models
◦Lesson 4 Topic 3: FEX Operation
◦Lesson 4 Topic 4: High Availability Deployment

•Module 2 of 3: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Hardware Architecture and Device Administration
•Module 2 Lesson 1: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Hardware Architecture
◦Lesson 1 Topic 1: Cisco Nexus 5000 and 2000 System Architecture
◦Lesson 1 Topic 2: Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform Architecture
◦Lesson 1 Topic 3: Traffic Forwarding Paths
•Module 2 Lesson 2: Hardware Installation Procedures
◦Lesson 2 Topic 1: Preparation
◦Lesson 2 Topic 2: Cabinet and Rack Installation
◦Lesson 2 Topic 3: Cabling Requirements
◦Lesson 2 Topic 4: Power Requirements
◦Lesson 2 Topic 5: Hardware Installation
◦Lesson 2 Topic 6: Verifying the Hardware Installation
•Module 2 Lesson 3: Configuring User Management
◦Lesson 3 Topic 1: Feature Overview
◦Lesson 3 Topic 2: Configuring AAA
◦Lesson 3 Topic 3: Configuring RBAC
◦Lesson 3 Topic 4: Configuring SSH
◦Lesson 3 Topic 5: Configuring ACL
•Module 2 Lesson 4: Graphical Management Tools
◦Lesson 4 Topic 1: Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager
◦Lesson 4 Topic 2: Cisco Device Manager
•Module 2 Lesson 5: Configuring System Management
◦Lesson 5 Topic 1: Switch Management Methods and Features
◦Lesson 5 Topic 2: File System Management
◦Lesson 5 Topic 3: Cisco Fabric Services
◦Lesson 5 Topic 4: Configure System Message Logging
◦Lesson 5 Topic 5: Generic Online Diagnostics
◦Lesson 5 Topic 6: Smart Call Home
◦Lesson 5 Topic 7: Simple Network Management Protocol
◦Lesson 5 Topic 8: XML Interface
◦Lesson 5 Topic 9: Checkpoint and rollback
◦Lesson 5 Topic 10: Module Pre-provisioning
•Module 2 Lesson 6: Understanding Cisco Nexus High Availability
◦Lesson 6 Topic 1: Cisco NX-OS Software High Availability Features
◦Lesson 6 Topic 2: Stateful and Stateless Process Restarts
◦Lesson 6 Topic 3: In Service Software Updates
•Module 2 Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Tools
◦Lesson 7 Topic 1: Troubleshooting Overview
◦Lesson 7 Topic 2: Troubleshooting Tools
◦Lesson 7 Topic 3: Ethanalyzer
◦Lesson 7 Topic 4: Switched Port Analyzer

•Module 3 of 3: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Network Feature Configuration
•Module 3 Lesson 1: The Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
◦Lesson 1 Topic 1: The Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
◦Lesson 1 Topic 2: The Cisco NX-OS Software CLI
◦Lesson 1 Topic 3: Licensing Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
•Module 3 Lesson 2: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
◦Lesson 2 Topic 1: Configuring Ethernet interfaces
◦Lesson 2 Topic 2: Configuring VLANs
◦Lesson 2 Topic 3: Configuring the Spanning Tree Protocol
•Module 3 Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
◦Lesson 3 Topic 1:Troubleshooting Layer 2 Troubleshooting
◦Lesson 3 Topic 2: Troubleshooting the MAC address table
◦Lesson 3 Topic 3: Troubleshooting Spanning Tree Protocols
◦Lesson 3 Topic 4: Troubleshooting VLANs
•Module 3 Lesson 4: Configuring the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
◦Lesson 4 Topic 1: Configuring the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
◦Lesson 4 Topic 2: Configuring Static Pinning
◦Lesson 4 Topic 3: Configuring Dynamic Pinning
•Module 3 Lesson 5: Configuring Virtual Port Channels and Enhanced vPC
◦Lesson 5 Topic 1: Configuring Ethernet Port Channels
◦Lesson 5 Topic 2: Understanding Virtual Port Channels
◦Lesson 5 Topic 3: Configuring Virtual Port Channels
◦Lesson 6 Topic 4: Configuring Enhanced Virtual Port Channels
•Module 3 Lesson 6: Configuring Host Virtual Port Channels
◦Lesson 6 Topic 1: vPC deployment models
◦Lesson 6 Topic 2: Configuring Host Virtual Port Channels
•Module 3 Lesson 7: Configuring Quality of Service
◦Lesson 7 Topic 1: Understanding Cisco Nexus QoS
◦Lesson 7 Topic 2: Configuring QoS
•Module 3 Lesson 8: Configuring Cisco FP
◦Lesson 8 Topic 1: Understanding Cisco FP
◦Lesson 8 Topic 2: Configuring Cisco FP
•Module 3 Lesson 9: Understanding the Fibre Channel Protocol
◦Lesson 9 Topic 1: SCSI Protocol
◦Lesson 9 Topic 2: Fibre Channel Model
◦Lesson 9 Topic 3: Fibre Channel Interfaces and Ports
◦Lesson 9 Topic 4: Fibre Channel Addressing
◦Lesson 9 Topic 5: Fabric Channel Flow Control
◦Lesson 9 Topic 6: Fabric Channel Domain Initialization
◦Lesson 9 Topic 7: Virtual Fabric and Zoning
◦Lesson 9 Topic 8: Fabric Shortest Path First Protocol
◦Lesson 9 Topic 9: Fabric Channel Login Procedures
•Module 3 Lesson 10: Understanding the FCoE Protocol
◦Lesson 10 Topic 1: Unified Fabric I/O Consolidation
◦Lesson 10 Topic 2: FCoE Adapters
◦Lesson 10 Topic 3: The FCoE architecture
◦Lesson 10 Topic 4: FCoE Emulated Node
◦Lesson 10 Topic 5: FCoE Initialization Protocol
◦Lesson 10 Topic 6: Multihop FCoE
•Module 3 Lesson 11: Identifying Data Center Bridging Enhancements
◦Lesson 11 Topic 1: Data Center Bridging
◦Lesson 11 Topic 2: Priority Flow Control
◦Lesson 11 Topic 3: Enhanced Transmission Selection
◦Lesson 11 Topic 4: Bridging Exchange Protocol
•Module 3 Lesson 12: Configuring FCoE
◦Lesson 12 Topic 1: Configure FCoE
◦Lesson 12 Topic 2: FCoE VLANs and Virtual Interfaces
•Module 3 Lesson 13: Troubleshooting FCoE
◦Lesson 14 Topic 1: Troubleshooting DCB
◦Lesson 13 Topic 2: Troubleshooting FIP
◦Lesson 13 Topic 3: Troubleshooting CNA
◦Lesson 13 Topic 4: Troubleshooting PFC
•Module 3 Lesson 14: Configuring SAN Switching Features
◦Lesson 14 Topic 1: Fibre Channel interfaces
◦Lesson 14 Topic 2: Configuring Domain Parameters
◦Lesson 14 Topic 3: Configuring VSANs
◦Lesson 14 Topic 4: VSAN trunking
◦Lesson 14 Topic 5: SAN port channels
◦Lesson 14 Topic 6: Distributed Device Alias Service
◦Lesson 14 Topic 7: Zoning
◦Lesson 14 Topic 8: FSPF Protocol
◦Lesson 14 Topic 9: FLOGI, FCNS, and RSCN databases
•Module 3 Lesson 15: Implementing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
◦Lesson 15 Topic 1: Understanding Cisco NPV mode
◦Lesson 15 Topic 2: Configuring Cisco NPV mode
◦Lesson 15 Topic 3: Understanding NPIV
◦Lesson 15 Topic 4: Configuring NPIV
•Module 3 Lesson 16: Troubleshooting SAN Switching
◦Lesson 16 Topic 1: Troubleshooting Cisco NPV mode
◦Lesson 16 Topic 2: Troubleshooting Zoning
◦Lesson 16 Topic 3: Troubleshooting SAN port channels
◦Lesson 16 Topic 4: Troubleshooting VSANs

Lab Outline
Lab 1: Cisco Nexus 5000 Hardware Platform and System Management
Task 1: Reset the Cisco Nexus 5010 Switches and Perform Initial Setup
Task 2: Validate the Cisco Nexus 5010 Hardware Resources
Task 3: Configure Cisco Nexus 5010 Interfaces and Layer 2 Protocols
Lab 2: Virtual Port Channels (vPC)
Task 1: Configure vPC
Lab 3: Configuring the Cisco Nexus 2248T Fabric Extender
Task 1: Configure the Cisco Nexus 2248T Fabric Extender
Lab 4: Configuring QoS
Task 1: Examine the Default QoS Configuration
Task 2: Configure type qos QoS Policy
Task 3: Configure type network-qos QoS Policy
Task 4: Configure type queuing QoS Policy (Optional)
Task 5: Configure Service Policies
Lab 5: Configuring FCOE and the VMware ESX Server with the CNA
Task 1: Configure FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5010
Task 2: Cisco MDS 9124 Discovery and Configuring the Cisco Nexus 5010 Zoning Feature
Task 3: Configure the Emulex CNA and VMware ESX Server
Task 4: Add SAN-Attached Disks/LUNs to ESX Virtual Machines
Lab 6: Configuring N_Port Virtualization on the Cisco Nexus 5010 Switch
Task 1: Configure Global N_Port Virtualization Mode on the Cisco Nexus 5010 Switch
Task 2: Configure Global N_Port Virtualization Mode on the MDS 9124 Fabric Switch
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