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Cisco Nexus 9000 Data Center Networking and Troubleshooting Course

Cisco Nexus 9000 Data Center Networking and Troubleshooting Training Course

Course Description:

The Cisco Nexus 9000 Data Center Networking and Troubleshooting course is a 5-day course that is designed to support Nexus 9000 implementations using Cisco Nexus in Standalone Mode.

Customers implementing the Cisco Nexus 9000 data center switch platform have two completely different architectural path options Cisco ACI or Cisco Nexus in Standalone Mode. Every Nexus 9000 data center must be designed using one of these options, never both at the same time.

Customers who choose the Cisco ACI option should consider the DCAC9K - Configuring Cisco Nexus 9K Switches in ACI Mode v3.0 course to understand this implementation design.

Via hands-on labs using NX-OS version 7 code, students will gain an understanding of the day-to-day operation of the Nexus switches, including key routing and switching features and functions.

Additionally, customized labs provide additional in-depth exploration of sought-after technologies with a strong focus on VXLAN. Multiple VXLAN control planes will be configured and analyzed.

Automation of the Nexus 9000 switch will be explored and performed using Python, Ansible, and Cisco DCNM.

The initial procedural labs are lead in to more difficult challenge labs followed by several different VXLAN troubleshooting scenarios.

Students will each operate their own lab environment with three Nexus devices, Windows, Linux and DCNM. Students work independently on all hands on labs.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Cisco Nexus 9000 data center switch platform
  • NX-OS operating system management and functionality
  • Routing and Switching in and out the data center
  • VXLAN with the control planes of Static, Multicast, BGP and BGP with Route Reflectors
  • Troubleshooting techniques for VXLAN and data center routing and switching
  • Nexus 9000 configuration automation with Python, Ansible and Cisco DCNM

Target Student:

Network Administrators, Engineers, and Architects responsible for implementing, maintaining, and troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 9000 switches.

Prerequisites: Students should possess the following experience before attending the course:

Basic knowledge of Cisco networking and data center technologies.

Training Dates
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Course Syllabus

Lesson 1: Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS Solution 
Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture 
Lesson 3: Describe and Configure System Management Features 
Lesson 4: Configuring User Management 
Lesson 5: Describing Administration and Management Troubleshooting Tools 
Lesson 6: Describing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender 
Lesson 7: Describing the Cisco NX-OS Forwarding Architecture
Lesson 8: Configuring Routing Protocols 
Lesson 9: Configuring Multicast 
Lesson 10: Implementing VXLAN in Data Center 
Lesson 11: MP-BGP EVPN with VXLAN 
Lesson 13: Introduction to Network APIs and Protocols 
Lesson 14: NX-OS Programmability 
Lesson 15: Python Foundations for Network Engineers 
Lesson 16: Python Libraries 
Lesson 17: Nexus Configuration with Ansible
Lesson 12: Managing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches with Cisco DCNM

  1. Nexus Lab Topology and Wireshark Packet Decodes
  2. Nexus Layer 2 Switching
  3. Nexus Layer 3 EIGRP Routing
  4. Nexus iBGP Routing
  5. Nexus Routing and Switching Challenge
  6. VXLAN with OSPF and a Static Control Plane
  7. VXLAN with OSPF and a Multicast Control Plane
  8. VXLAN with OSPF and a BGP Control Plane
  9. VXLAN with OSPF and BGP with Route Reflectors Control Plane
  10. VXLAN Challenge Lab
  11. Troubleshooting VXLAN with a Static Control Plane
  12. Troubleshooting VXLAN with a Multicast Control Plane
  13. Troubleshooting VXLAN with BGP Control Plane
  14. Troubleshooting VXLAN with BGP with Route Reflectors as the Control Plane
  15. Fundamental Python Commands
  16. Python Libraries, Packages, and Modules
  17. Integrated Development Environments
  18. Cisco Nexus NX-OS APIs
  19. Python Nexus Challenge Lab
  20. Ansible Nexus Configuration
  21. Ansible Nexus Challenge Lab
  23. DCNM VXLAN Management from POAP

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