DCNX5K v3.1 - Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

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Description

Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches (DCNX5K) v3.1 is a 5-day ILT training program designed to serve the needs of systems and field engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders. This course covers the key components and procedures required to configure, manage, and troubleshoot these Cisco Nexus platforms.

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 in-depth experience in implementing the Cisco Nexus family product features.

This is the third release of material covering the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender product families. The course focuses on the product hardware, its architecture, key features, and market differentiators, with extensive feature configuration and hands on labs.

To participate in the hands-on labs in this class, you need to bring a laptop computer with the following:

  • We recommend using at least a Pentium 4 or better and 1 GB of RAM or more.
  • We recommend running Windows XP Professional SP3 or greater (Vista & Windows 7/8).
    Mac & Linux machines are also supported.
  • Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or greater or Mozilla Firefox. (Safari and Mozilla Firefox for Mac OSX)
  • All students are required to have administrator rights to their PCs and cannot be logged in to a domain using any Group Policies that will limit their machine's capabilities.
  • If you do not have administrator rights to your PC, you at least need permissions to download, install, and run Cisco Any Connect Client.
  • If you are participating in a WebEx event, it is highly recommended to take this class at a location that has bandwidth speeds at a minimum of 1 Mbps bandwidth speeds.

Note: Students registering for this course will be receiving their course kit in a digital format. To be able to view your digital kit you will need to bring a laptop PC and/or a compatible iPad or Android tablet. The recommended system requirements and instructions to access the course kit content can be found at the following link: Digital Course Kit Requirements and Instructions

Please be aware that this digital version is designed for online use, not for printing. You can print up to 10 pages only in each guide within a course. Please note that every time you click the Print button in the book, this counts as one page printed, whether or not you click OK in the Print dialog.

If you have any questions or issues with meeting the requirements listed above, please contact us at info@idtlearning.com and provide the class name to which you are attending and we will be more than happy to help.

Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches.

Prerequisites

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
    • Recommended CCNA Certification
  • Good understanding of the Fibre Channel Protocol and the SAN environment
    • Recommended attendance of a Fibre Channel Protocol class or equivalent experience
    • Recommended attendance of the Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS) class or equivalent experience
  • During the course of instruction, the learner will be exposed to the configuration of advanced technologies, such as Fibre Channel, and FCoE, but will not be required to have experience with these technologies in order to successfully to complete the class.
  • This course covers initial configuration of Fibre Channel, QoS, and FCoE on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches. For a deeper understanding in Fibre Channel, QoS and FCoE, students are encouraged to explore additional training in those technologies.

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network engineers, systems engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who sell, implement, and maintain Cisco Nexus products in the data center

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network designers, network administrators, and network managers responsible for identifying and managing Cisco Nexus products in the data center

Outline

Module 1: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Nexus Product Family

  • Cisco Nexus Data Center Product Overview
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

  • Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches
  • Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switch Features
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Describing Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches

  • Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches
  • Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switch Features
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Describing Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 Series Switches

  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switches
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switch Features
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switch System Architecture
  • Cisco Nexus 5600 Series Switches
  • Cisco Nexus 5600 Series Switch Features
  • Traffic Forwarding Paths
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

  • ToR and EoR Deployment Models
  • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 with Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders Deployment
  • Cisco FEX Technology
  • Summary

Lesson 6: Module Summary

Lesson 7: Module Self-Check

Module 2: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Administration and Management

Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture

  • Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
  • Cisco NX-OS High-Availability Features
  • Stateful and Stateless Process Restart
  • The Cisco NX-OS Software CLI
  • Licensing Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Configuring System Management Features

  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Management Methods and Features
  • Configure File System Management
  • Configure Cisco Fabric Services
  • Configure the PTP Server
  • Configure SNMP
  • Configure Checkpoints and Rollback
  • Configure Module Preprovisioning
  • Configure ISSU
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Configuring User Management

  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch User Management Features
  • Configure AAA
  • Configure RBAC
  • Configure SSH
  • Configure ACLs
  • Configure IEEE 802.1X
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Configuring Cisco Prime DCNM

  • Cisco Prime DCNM
  • Network Configuration Protocol
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Describing Administration and Management Troubleshooting Tools

  • Troubleshooting Strategies
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Configure System Message Logs
  • Ethanalyzer Tool
  • SPAN and RSPAN
  • Configure Cisco GOLD
  • Configure Cisco Smart Call Home
  • Summary

Lesson 6: Module Summary

Lesson 7: Module Self-Check

Module 3: Cisco NX-API and Python on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

Lesson 1: Using Cisco NX-API on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • Business Need for Network Programmability
  • Cisco NX-API Overview
  • XML and JSON
  • Cisco NX-API Requests and Responses
  • Developer Sandbox
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Using Python on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • Python API on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Python Examples
  • Cisco NX-OS CLI Python Modes
  • Python Extensions
  • Python Scripting
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Module Summary

Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

Module 4: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch LAN Features

Lesson 1: Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

  • Configure Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
  • Configure Static Pinning
  • Configure Dynamic Pinning
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

  • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders: Common Issues
  • Troubleshoot Fabric Link Failure
  • Troubleshoot FEX Offline
  • Troubleshoot Host Port Offline
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features

  • Configure Ethernet Interfaces
  • Port Profiles
  • Access and Trunk Interfaces
  • Configure VLANs
  • Configure Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Configure DHCP Snooping
  • Dynamic ARP Inspection
  • IP Source Guard
  • Configure Traffic Storm Control
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching

  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
  • MAC Address Table Troubleshooting
  • VLAN Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshoot STP Issues
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Describing vPC Technology and Enhanced vPC

  • Port Channels
  • Virtual Port Channels
  • vPC Building Blocks
  • vPC and Enhanced vPC Designs
  • vPC and ISSU
  • Summary

Lesson 6: Configuring vPCs and EvPCs

  • Configure vPCs
  • Configure Enhanced vPC
  • Summary

Lesson 7: Troubleshooting vPCs and EvPCs

  • Perform vPC Consistency Checks
  • Troubleshoot EvPC Deployments
  • Summary

Lesson 8: Describing Cisco Adapter-FEX and VM-FEX

  • Cisco Adapter-FEX
  • Cisco VM-FEX
  • Configure Cisco Adapter-FEX
  • Configure Cisco VM-FEX
  • Summary

Lesson 9: Cisco FabricPath

  • Cisco FabricPath
  • Cisco FabricPath Components
  • Cisco FabricPath Traffic Flows
  • Summary

Lesson 10: Configuring Cisco FabricPath

  • Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Summary

Lesson 11: Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath

  • Common Cisco FabricPath Issues
  • Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
  • Summary

Lesson 12: Describing Cisco DFA

  • Cisco DFA Architecture
  • Optimized Networking
  • Virtual Fabrics
  • Fabric Management
  • Cisco DFA Service Support
  • Workload Automation
  • Cisco DFA Guidelines and Limitations
  • Summary

Lesson 13: Describing Cisco RISE

  • Cisco RISE Overview
  • Cisco RISE for Citrix NetScaler Appliances and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Cisco RISE for with Cisco Prime NAM and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Summary

Lesson 14: Describing Cisco ITD

  • Cisco ITD: Multiterabit Load Balancing with Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Cisco ITD Deployment Models
  • Summary

Lesson 15: Configuring Cisco ITD

  • Configure Cisco ITD
  • Cisco ITD Verification
  • Summary

Lesson 16: Module Summary

Lesson 17: Module Self-Check

Module 5: VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

Lesson 1: Describing VXLAN Technology

  • Data Center Overlay Technologies
  • VXLAN Overview
  • VXLAN Data Plane Learning and Packet Flow
  • VXLAN Gateway Functions
  • VXLAN Design on Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Configuring VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • VXLAN Support on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • VXLAN Configuration on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • VXLAN Configuration Steps
  • VXLAN and vPC Configuration
  • Monitoring VXLAN
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Module Summary

Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

Module 6: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch SAN Features

Lesson 1: Describing FCP

  • SAN Protocols
  • Fibre Channel
  • Fibre Channel Flow Control
  • Fibre Channel Domain Initialization
  • Fibre Channel Addressing
  • FSPF Protocol
  • Fibre Channel Login Procedures
  • Virtual Fabrics and Zoning
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Describing SAN Switching

  • Fibre Channel Interfaces
  • SAN Port Channels
  • Distributed Device Alias Service
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Configuring SAN Switching

  • Configure Fibre Channel Interfaces
  • Configure Domain Parameters
  • Configure and Manage VSANs
  • Configure ISLs
  • Configure SAN Port Channels
  • Configure the Device Alias
  • Configure and Manage Zoning
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Troubleshooting SAN Switching

  • Common SAN Issues
  • Troubleshoot Zoning
  • Troubleshoot SAN Port Channel
  • Troubleshoot VSANs
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV

  • Cisco NPV Mode
  • N-Port ID Virtualization
  • Summary

Lesson 6: Configuring Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV

  • Configure Cisco NPV Mode
  • Configure NPIV
  • Summary

Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV

  • Common Cisco NPV and NPIV Issues
  • Troubleshoot Cisco NPV Mode
  • Troubleshooting NPIV Mode
  • Summary

Lesson 8: Module Summary

Lesson 9: Module Self-Check

Module 7: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Unified Fabric Features

Lesson 1: Describing Data Center Bridging Enhancements

  • Data Center Bridging
  • Priority Flow Control
  • Enhanced Transmission Selection
  • DCBX Protocol
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Describing the FCoE Protocol

  • FCoE Architecture
  • FCoE Emulated Node
  • FCoE Initialization Protocol
  • Multihop FCoE
  • FCoE, Port Channels, and vPCs
  • FCoE Adapters
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Configuring FCoE

  • Configure FCoE
  • FCoE VLANs and Virtual Interfaces
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Describing Dynamic FCoE with Cisco FabricPath

  • Dynamic FCoE with Cisco FabricPath
  • Configure Dynamic FCoE with Cisco FabricPath
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Troubleshooting FCoE

  • Common FCoE Issues
  • Troubleshooting FCoE
  • Summary

Lesson 6: Module Summary

Lesson 7: Module Self-Check