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Configuring Cisco® Nexus 7000 Series Switches Course Outline

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Version 3.0

Overview
The Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K) v3.0 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.
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

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