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Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K)

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1: Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Describe data center requirements that are addressed by the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Describe the key unified fabric features
    • Describe the Cisco Nexus product family
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Features in General
    • Describe the Cisco NX-OS software features
    • Describe the key features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch Deployment Models
    • Describe Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch deployment models
    • Access the correct reference materials when required (for example, useful links: Cisco.com, product websites)
2: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Hardware Architecture, Device Installation, and Administration Features
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Hardware Architecture
    • Describe the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch chassis
    • Describe the supervisor module and I/O module features, fabric module capacity, and redundancy capability
    • Describe VOQ operation
    • Describe packet flow and arbitration across the fabric
    • Describe key features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch power supplies and fan cooling systems
    • Describe key hardware high-availability features
  • Installing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Perform the hardware installation
    • Verify the hardware installation using the LEDs
    • Verify the hardware installation using show commands
    • Troubleshoot common hardware issues
  • Configuring Device Administration and Management Features
    • Describe the management interfaces that are available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Use the Cisco NX-OS setup utility to configure Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch connectivity for system management
    • Configure the user management feature on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Configure system management features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Perform configuration backup and restore
    • Perform in-service software upgrades and downgrades
    • Perform Cisco NX-OS recovery
    • Perform an electronic programmable logic device (EPLD) image upgrade
  • Using the Troubleshooting Process and Tools
    • Describe the troubleshooting process that can be used to identify issues on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Identify the features that can be used to gather information on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Use the embedded Ethanalyzer feature on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Configure the SPAN feature on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Configure the NetFlow feature on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Configure system message logging on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Configure Cisco GOLD on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Use the OBFL feature to identify critical events that have occurred
    • Configure the RMON feature on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Configure Cisco EEM to respond to events that occur on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
3: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Software Architecture and Features
  • Describing Cisco NX-OS Software
    • Describe the Cisco NX-OS Software architecture
    • Identify the key features of the Cisco NX-OS Software
    • Survey Cisco NX-OS CLI basic commands
    • Explain the licensing features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Configuring Virtual Device Contexts on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Explain the purpose and use of VDCs
    • Configure VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure VDC resource templates
    • Configure the management settings for VDCs
  • Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
    • Configure basic interface parameters on Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch interfaces
    • Configure Layer 2 interfaces on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure VLANs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure PVLANs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure STP extensions on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure Q-in-Q VLAN tunnels on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Configuring Port Channels
    • Configure port channels on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Evaluate the use and benefits of vPCs in the network
    • Explain the architecture and components of vPCs
    • Configure vPCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Configuring the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch with the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
    • Describe the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders
    • Describe the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender supported topologies
    • Describe the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender features
    • Configure Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders
  • Configuring Cisco FabricPath
    • Describe Cisco FabricPath architecture
    • Explain Cisco FabricPath features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure Cisco FabricPath in the data center architecture
    • Explain TRILL
  • Configuring Layer 3 Switching Features
    • Describe the unicast and multicast RIB and FIB on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Explain Layer 3 interaction from F1 to M1 I/O modules on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure the different routing protocols that are supported by the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure BFD on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure the Route Policy Manager on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure Layer 3 virtualization on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure PBR on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure FHRPs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure PIM-SM on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 and Layer 3
    • Verify Layer 2 issues on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Troubleshoot vPC issues on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Troubleshoot issues with Cisco FabricPath
    • Troubleshoot Layer 3 issues on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Configuring MPLS
    • Explain the terminology in an MPLS environment
    • Explain the MPLS features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure the MPLS features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Configuring Cisco OTV
    • Explain the terminology, network, and use of multihomed sites and load balancing in a Cisco OTV environment
    • Configure basic Cisco OTV features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure advanced Cisco OTV features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Configuring Locator/ID Separation Protocol
    • Describe the terminology in an LISP environment
    • Describe LISP features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Configure LISP features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
  • Configuring FCoE
    • Describe the terminology in an FCoE environment
    • Describe FCoE features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Configure FCoE features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
  • Configuring Security Features
    • Identify the security features that are available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure ACLs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
    • Configure port security on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
    • Configure DHCP snooping on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
    • Configure DAI on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
    • Configure IP Source Guard on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
    • Configure uRPF on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
    • Configure traffic storm control on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
    • Configure CoPP on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
    • Configure Cisco TrustSec on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
  • Configuring QoS
    • Identify the purpose of QoS
    • Explain how QoS is implemented on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and the default behaviors
    • Configure QoS features with MQC
    • Configure QoS classification on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure marking for QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure mutation mapping for QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure QoS policing on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure QoS queuing and scheduling on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configure network QoS, queuing and scheduling, and priority flow control on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series 32-Port 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet modules
    • Monitor QoS statistics on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Troubleshooting Memory and Packet Flow Issues
    • Evaluate Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch memory using the built-in platform monitoring tool
    • Evaluate platform memory utilization on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch on a high level
    • Evaluate platform memory utilization on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch on a detailed level
    • Troubleshoot packet flow issues on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Course Labs
  • Lab 2-1: Cisco Nexus 7000 Platform Discovery
  • Lab 2-2: Configuring User Management
  • Lab 2-3: Configuring System Management
  • Lab 2-4: Configuring Troubleshooting Features
  • Lab 3-1: Configuring Layer 2 Switching
  • Lab 3-2: Configuring Virtual Port Channels
  • Lab 3-3: Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Lab 3-4: Configuring Layer 3 Switching
  • Lab 3-5: Configuring FHRP
  • Lab 3-6: Troubleshooting vPCs and Cisco FabricPath
  • Lab 3-7: Configuring MPLS
  • Lab 3-8: Configuring Cisco OTV
  • Lab 3-9: Configuring LISP
  • Lab 3-10: Configuring FCoE
  • Lab 3-11: Configuring Security Features
  • Lab 3-12: Configuring QoS
 

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