Cisco Nexus 9000 Data Center Networking and Troubleshooting Training Course
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
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.
Lesson 1: Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS Solution