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DCNX5K - Implementing the Cisco Nexus 5000 and 2000 v3/1

5 days
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Course Description

In this course, you will learn the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch in the LAN, SAN, and unified fabric environments. Through combined lecture and hands-on labs using NX-OS version 5.1(3) code, you will gain an understanding of the day-to-day operation of the products in today's data center.

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What You'll Learn

  • Products that comprise the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches product family
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch system architecture
  • 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 parent Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
  • Configure Ethernet port channels and virtual port channels (vPC) on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Configure Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Components of the Fibre Channel protocol, 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 Switch
  • Configure system management features on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
  • High availability and In Service Software Update (ISSU) features of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Implement a structured troubleshooting process using the available tools and resources of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Troubleshoot real world issues relating to the LAN, SAN, and FCoE

Who Should Attend

  • Systems and field engineers, consulting systems engineers, and technical solutions architects
  • Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
  • Network designers, administrators, and managers responsible for identifying and managing Cisco Nexus products in the data center

Prerequisites

CCNA certification

Course Outline

Lessons

Lesson 1: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch

  • Cisco Nexus Family System Architecture
  • Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture

Lesson 2: Network Feature Configuration on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch

  • Layer 2 Switching Features Configuration
  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Configuring Ethernet Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
  • Quality of Service (QoS) Configuration
  • Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching

Lesson 3: FCoE

  • Fibre Channel Protocol
  • FCoE Protocol
  • IEEE Data Center Bridging Enhancements
  • Configuring FCoE
  • Troubleshooting FCoE
  • Configuring SAN Switching Features
  • SAN Management Tools
  • Implementing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Troubleshooting SAN Switching

Lesson 4: System Management Features

  • Configuring Security Features
  • Configuring System Management
  • Cisco Nexus High Availability

Labs

The hands-on labs for this course are based on NX-OS version 5.1(3) code.

Lab 1: Initial Switch Configuration

Lab 2: Configure Layer 2 Switching Features

Lab 3: Connect the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender

Lab 4: Implement Virtual Port Channels (vPC)

Lab 5: Configure QoS

Lab 6: Troubleshoot Layer 2 Switching

Lab 7: Upgrade the Cisco NX-OS Software (Demo Lab)

Lab 8: Implement FCoE

Lab 9: Troubleshoot FCoE

Lab 10: Configure SAN Switching

Lab 11: Configure NPV Mode on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch

Lab 12: Troubleshoot SAN Switching

Lab 13: Configure Security Features

Lab 14: Configure System Management Features

Lab 15: Upgrade the Cisco NX-OS Software with ISSU