DCCNX – Configuring Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center


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Feb 9 - Feb 11, 2022
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  • DCCNX – Configuring Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center
    3 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Data Center (Insoft Specials)

    Course Details


    The Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches (DCCNX) v1.0 course shows you how to install, configure, and manage Cisco Nexus® Series Switch platforms using Cisco® NX-OS to support highly available, secure, scalable virtualized data centers. Through expert instruction and hands-on practice, you will learn how to deploy Cisco NX-OS software features including networking, virtualization, security, storage services, system management, and monitoring. You will also be introduced to automating Cisco Nexus devices using Cisco NX-OS Software programmability features.

    For a technical overview of Cisco Nexus Switches, consider taking the Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX) course.

    This course will help you:

    • Gain the knowledge and skills to deploy advanced capabilities of Cisco Nexus NX-OS Software and Cisco Nexus Series data center switches
    • Learn through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, data center equipment, and software


    After taking this course, you should be able to:

    • Describe the Cisco Nexus devices routing and forwarding
    • Describe Overlap Transport Virtualization (OTV)
    • Describe and configure Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
    • Describe Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP)
    • Describe the key features of Cisco Nexus devices
    • Describe Cisco Intelligent Traffic Director
    • Describe Quality of Service (QoS) on Cisco Nexus devices
    • Understand Cisco Nexus storage services
    • Configure device alliances and zoning
    • Configure Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
    • Configuring N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV) and N-Port Virtualization (NPV) Modes
    • Describe NX-API and network orchestration solutions, and program Cisco NX-OS with Python
    • Explain system management, monitoring, and troubleshooting processes
    • Explain the troubleshooting processes


    Describing the Cisco NX-OS Routing and Forwarding

    • Routing Overview
    • Multicast Routing
    • Cisco NX-OS Routing and Forwarding
    • Unicast and Multicast Routing Information Base (RIB) and Forwarding Information Base (FIB)

    Describing Overlay Transport Virtualization

    • Cisco OTV Overview
    • Cisco OTV Control and Data Planes
    • Failure Isolation
    • Cisco OTV Features
    • Optimizing Cisco OTV

    Describing Virtual Extensible LAN

    • VXLAN Benefits over VLAN
    • Layer 2 and Layer 3 VXLAN Overlay
    • VXLAN Multiprotocol-Border Gateway Protocol (MP-BGP) Ethernet VPN (EVPN) Control Plane
    • VXLAN Data Plane

    Describing Locator/ID Separation Protocol

    • Locator/ID Separation Protocol
    • LISP VM Mobility
    • LISP Embedded Syslog Manager (ESM) Multihop Mobility
    • LISP VPN Virtualization

    Explaining Cisco Nexus Security Features

    • Access Control Lists
    • Port Security
    • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DCHP) Snooping
    • Dynamic Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) Inspection
    • IP Source Guard
    • Unicast Reverse-path Forwarding (RPF)
    • Traffic Storm Control
    • Control Plane Policing

    Cisco Intelligent Traffic Director

    • Cisco ITD Overview
    • Cisco ITD Deployment Models
    • Cisco ITD Configuration and Verification

    Describing QoS on Cisco Nexus Devices

    • QoS on Cisco Nexus Devices
    • Configure QoS on Cisco Nexus Devices
    • Monitor QoS Statistics

    Introducing Cisco Nexus Storage Services

    • Fibre Channel
    • Fibre Channel Flow Control
    • Fibre Channel Domain Initialization
    • Fibre Channel Addressing
    • Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) Protocol

    Describing Device Aliases and Zoning

    • Distributed Device Alias Services Overview
    • Zoning Overview
    • Zone Merging
    • Recovering from Zone Merge Failures
    • Enhanced Zoning Overview

    Configuring Fibre Channel Over Ethernet

    • Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
    • FCoE Requirements
    • Data Center Bridging
    • FCoE Addressing Scheme
    • FCoE Initialization Protocol
    • FCoE Port Types
    • Storage Virtual Device Context (VDC)

    Configuring NPIV and NPV Modes

    • Cisco NPV Mode
    • N-Port ID Virtualization

    Managing Automation and Programmability of Cisco Nexus Devices

    • Cisco NX-OS Representational State Transfer (RESTful) API
    • Network Orchestration
    • Programming Cisco NX-OS with Python

    Configuring System Management and Monitoring

    • System Management Overview
    • System Monitoring Tools

    Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus Switches

    • Cisco Nexus Troubleshooting Tools
    • Shell Access and Linux Containers
    • Troubleshooting Memory and Packet Flow Issues

    Lab outline

    • Configure Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
    • Configure Cisco OTV
    • Configure VXLAN
    • Configure Cisco Nexus Security Features
    • Configure Basic Fibre Channel Features
    • Configure Device Aliases and Zoning
    • Configure FCoE
    • Configure NPV
    • Manage Switch over Cisco NX-API
    • Program a Switch with Python
    • Configure System Management and Monitoring
    • Troubleshoot Cisco Nexus Switches CPU and Memory Issues


    • Data center systems engineers
    • Data center field engineers
    • Data center architects
    • Technical decision makers
    • Network architects
    • Cisco integrators and partners


    To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

    • Familiarity with Cisco data center technologies
    • Understand networking protocols, routing, and switching

    These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:

    • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA®)
    • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)
    • Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
    • Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX)