Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches v3.1

Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches v3.1

Course Overview

In this course, you will cover the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch. Through hands-on labs using NX-OS version 6.2(6b) code, you will gain an understanding of the day-to-day operation of the switches, including key features and functions.

Additionally, we have enhanced the standard Cisco labs to include more in-depth exploration of sought-after technologies including FabricPath, OTV, LISP, vPC, FCOE QOS, Security, and troubleshooting. All configurations are performed on the Nexus 7000, with the latest version of the NX-OS code, 6.2(6b).

What will I Learn?

  • Chassis and components of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Management tools available for the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Nexus switch management tools
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch functions and features, including Nexus-oriented features like vPC, FCoE, FabricPath,OTV, LISP, MPLS, and Security
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch Security and Quality of Service (QoS) features 
  • Troubleshoot key features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch

Course Outline

  • Describing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
  • Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Deployment Models
  • Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Switch Chassis
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Supervisor, I/O, and Fabric Modules
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Forwarding and Packet Flow
  • Supervisor Modules, I/O Modules, and Fabric Modules
  • Switch Forwarding and Packet Flow
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Hardware
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Support on Cisco Nexus 7000
  • Series Switches
  • Describing Cisco NX-OS Architecture, Key Features, and Capabilities
  • Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Licensing Model
  • Using Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Management Interfaces and Setup Utilities
  • Managing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch User Access with Cisco NX-OS
  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch System Management Features
  • Using Troubleshooting Processes and Tools
  • Troubleshooting Memory and Packet Flow Issues
  • Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NAM-NX1
  • Describing Virtual Device Contexts
  • Configuring VDCs
  • Describing Management Settings for VDCs
  • Describing and Configuring Layer 2 Features
  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Configuring VLANs and Advanced VLAN Features
  • Configuring STP and STP Extensions
  • Configuring Q-in-Q
  • Describing Port Channels
  • Describing vPCs
  • Configuring vPCs
  • Troubleshooting vPC
  • Describing Cisco FabricPath Architecture
  • Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
  • Describing Cisco DFA Architecture
  • Describing the Cisco NX-OS Forwarding Architecture
  • Configuring Routing Protocols
  • Configuring FHRP Protocols
  • Describing and Configuring BFD
  • Configuring Multicast
  • Describing MPLS
  • Configuring MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches
  • Configuring MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
  • Configuring MPLS Layer 2 VPNs
  • Configuring MPLS TE
  • Describing Cisco OTV
  • Configuring Basic Cisco OTV
  • Configuring Cisco OTV Advanced Features
  • Describing VXLAN MP-BGP EVPN Technology
  • Configuring VXLAN and MP-BGP EVPN on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing LISP
  • Configuring LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing FCoE
  • Describing FCoE Support on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Configuring FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing and Configuring Security Features
  • Describing and Configuring Cisco TrustSec on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing QoS in the Data Center
  • Configuring QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing Cisco ITD
  • Configuring Cisco ITD
  • Describing Cisco RISE
  • Using Cisco NX-API on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Using Python on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

Lab:

  • Lab 1: An Introduction to the Lab Environment
  • Lab 2: Cisco Nexus 7000 Platform Discovery
  • Lab 3: Configure User Management
  • Lab 4: Configure System Management
  • Lab 5: Configure Layer 2 Advanced Switching
  • Lab 6: Configure Basic and Advanced vPCs
  • Lab 7: Configure Basic and Advanced Cisco FabricPath
  • Lab 8: Configure Layer 3 Switching
  • Lab 9: Configure FHRP
  • Lab 10: Configure MPLS (Demonstration)
  • Lab 11: Configure Basic and Advanced OTV
  • Lab 12: Configure LISP
  • Lab 13: Configure FCoE
  • Lab 14: Configure Security Features
  • Lab 15: Configure QoS

Who should attend

  • Network engineers, designers, administrators, and managers
  • System engineers
  • Channel partners and resellers
  • Anyone who installs and implements the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch

Prerequisites

In these courses, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, and monitor a scalable routed network and create an efficient and expandable enterprise network. You will focus on routing protocols for both IPv4 and IPv6, EIGRP and OSPF for an enterprise, and BGP for enterprise internet connectivity. You will also learn how to redistribute routes, implement path control, and secure Cisco routers. You will focus on Layer 2 and multi-layer switch functions including VLANs, trunks, inter-VLAN routing, port aggregation, spanning tree, first hop redundancy, as well as network security and high availability features.

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