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Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K)

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Cisco unified fabric trends
  • Nexus 7000 series switch
  • Deployment models

Module 2: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Hardware

  • Nexus 7000 series switch chassis family
  • Chassis components
  • I/O module families
  • Nexus 7000 and 7700 I/O module scalability
  • Network analysis module
  • High-availability features
  • Packet flow and arbitration
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding

Module 3: Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender

  • Cisco FEX technology
  • Fabric extender models
  • 7000 series switch and 2000 series switch fabric extender topologies and features

Module 4: Cisco NX-OS Software

  • NX-OS software architecture and key features
  • NX-OS high-availability infrastructure components
  • IOS to NX-OS conversion tool
  • Licensing for Nexus 7000 series

Module 5: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Administration, Management and Troubleshooting

  • CLI and GUI management interfaces
  • NX-OS setup utility
  • NX-OS user management
  • AAA configuration with RADIUS, TACACS+, and LDAP
  • System management features
  • Cisco Fabric services
  • ISSU
  • NX-OS image recovery
  • EPLD image upgrade
  • Troubleshooting process
  • Configure online diagnostics
  • OBFL feature
  • Configure RMON and Cisco EEM
  • Evaluate memory
  • Troubleshoot packet flow issues
  • Cisco network analysis module

Module 6: Virtual Device Contexts (VDC) on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • VDC communication
  • VDC types, resources and management
  • Configuring and verifying VDCs
  • Managing VDC configurations

Module 7: Layer 2 Switching Features on Cisco nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Basic interface parameters configuration
  • FEX layer 2 and 3 interfaces configuration
  • VLAN configuration
  • STP configuration
  • Q-in-Q VLAN tunnels configuration

Module 8: Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Port channel operation
  • Port channel load balancing
  • vPC
  • Concepts
  • Benefits
  • Architecture
  • Control and data plane operation
  • Peer link failure
  • Peer switch
  • Layer 3 interactions
  • Multicast
  • Configure and verify
  • Optimize
  • Troubleshooting checklist

Module 9: Cisco FabricPath on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • FabricPath
  • Architecture
  • MAC address learning
  • Data plane operation
  • Spanning Tree interaction
  • IP multicast routing
  • FabricPath con Nexus 7000 series switches configuration
  • Troubleshooting
  • FabricPath pong
  • DFA architecture and features
  • Fabric management
  • DFA deployment requirements
  • Prime DCNM 7.0 and DFA

Module 10: Layer 3 Switching Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Cisco NX-OS routing and forwarding
  • Routing protocol configuration
  • Static route
  • OSPF
  • EIGRP
  • IS-IS
  • BGP
  • Route policy manager
  • FHRP protocol configurations
  • HSRP
  • VRRP
  • GLBP
  • BFD configuration on Nexus 7000 switches
  • Multicast configuration

Module 11: MPLS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Layer 2 and 3 VPN
  • Traffic engineering
  • MPLS feature set configuration
  • Layer 3 VPNs configuration
  • Layer 2 VPNs configuration
  • MPLS TE configuration

Module 12: Cisco OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Cisco OTV
  • Terminology
  • Control plane
  • Data plane
  • Unicast-only transport infrastructure
  • Data plane encapsulation
  • Spanning tree
  • Unknown unicast
  • QOS
  • Fast convergence
  • OTV verification and configuration
  • Advanced OTV features

Module 13: VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Data center overlay technologies
  • VXLAN
  • Data plane learning and packet flow
  • MP-BGP EVPN control plane
  • MP-BGP EVPN gateway functions
  • VXLAN configuration verification

Module 14: LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • LISP
  • Features
  • Configuration steps
  • Infrastructure
  • Site devices
  • Internetworking devices
  • VM mobility

Module 15: FCoE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
  • Requirements
  • Address scheme
  • Initialization protocol
  • Port types
  • Design
  • Supported FCoE ports
  • Configuration steps
  • Licensing
  • Enable FCoE
  • Multihop FCoE configuration

Module 16: Security Features on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Security features
  • Configurations
  • ACLs
  • Port security
  • DHCP snooping
  • DAI
  • IP source guard
  • uRPF
  • Traffic storm control
  • CoPP
  • Cisco TrustSec configuration

Module 17: QoS on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Diversity of data center application flows
  • Data center QoS requirements
  • Priority flow control
  • Priority-based bandwidth management
  • DCBX protocol
  • QOS on Nexus 7000 configuration

Module 18: Cisco ITD and RISE on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • ITD deployment models
  • ITD configuration and verification
  • RISE overview
  • With Citrix NetScaler appliances
  • With Cisco Prime NAM

Module 19: Cisco NX-API and Python on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Network programmability
  • NX-API overview
  • Python extensions and scripting

Labs:

  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Platform Discovery
  • Configuring User Management
  • Configuring System Management
  • Configuring Troubleshooting Features
  • Configuring Layer 2 Switching
  • Configuring vPC
  • Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Troubleshooting vPCs and Cisco FabricPath
  • Configuring Layer 3 Switching
  • Configuring FHRP (Optional)
  • Configuring MPLS
  • Configuring Cisco OTV
  • Implementing VXLAN Bridging on the Nexus 7000
  • Configuring LISP
  • Configuring FCoE
  • Configuring Security Features (Optional)
  • Configuring QoS (Optional)
  • Using Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch NX-API
 

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