Cisco® Configuring Cisco® Nexus 5000 Series Switches v3.1 (DCNX5K)

Overview

Overview

This 5-day course is designed for individuals who install and implement Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders. This course also includes introductory coverage of other Cisco Nexus Series Switches.

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cisco Channel Partners
  • Cisco Customers
  • Cisco Employee

Prerequisite(s) Recommended

The knowledge and skills that a student should have before attending this course:

  • Solid understanding of networking protocols
  • Knowledge of the Fibre Channel Protocol and the SAN environment
  • CCNA certification is recommended but not required

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Understand Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch system architecture
  • Understand the architecture, features, and usage of the Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software
  • Configure network features on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches for LAN operation
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders for operation with the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Configure Ethernet port channels and virtual port channels (vPC) on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Configure Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Identify and understand the components of the Fibre Channel Protocol, the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol, and IEEE Data Center Bridging (DCB) Ethernet Enhancements
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches to support the FCoE protocol
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches for connection to the SAN
  • Secure the operation of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Configure system management features on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Understand the high availability and In Service Software Update (ISSU) features of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Product Overview
Lessons
• Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
• Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Product Overview
• High-Level Product Features Overview
• Deployment Considerations
Lab: Initial Switch Configuration
Lab: Configuring System Management

Module 2: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Hardware Architecture and Device Administration
Lessons
• Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Hardware Architecture
• Hardware Installation Procedures
• Configure User Management
• Graphical Management Tools
• Configure System Management
• Cisco Nexus High Availability
• Troubleshooting Tools
Lab: Upgrading the cisco NX-OS Software with ISSU
Lab: Configuring User Security
Lab: Installing Cisco Prime DCNM

Module 3: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Network Feature Configuration
Lessons
• Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
• Configure Layer 2 Switching Features
• Troubleshoot Layer 2 Switching
• Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
• Configure Virtual Port Channels and Enhanced vPC
• Configure Host Virtual Port Channels
• Configure Quality of Service
• Configure Cisco FP
• Fibre Channel Protocol
• FCoE Protocol
• Data Center Bridging Enhancements
• Configure FCoE
• Troubleshoot FCoE
• Configure SAN Switching Features
• Implement Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
• Troubleshoot SAN Switching
Lab: Graphical Management Tools
Lab: Using Troubleshooting Tools
Lab: Connecting the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender

Module 4: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch SAN Features
Lessons
• FCP
• SAN Switching
• Configuring SAN Switching
• Troubleshooting SAN Switching
• Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
• Configuring Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
• Troubleshooting Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
Lab: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
Lab: Configuring FEX Active-Active VPC and EVPC
Lab: Configuring a Host Virtual Port Channel

Module 5: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Unified Fabric Features
Lessons
• Data Center Bridging Enhancements
• FCoE Protocol
• Configuring FCoE
• Dynamic FCoE with Cisco FabricPath
• Troubleshooting FCoE
Lab: Configuring FabricPath
Lab: Configuring Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
Lab: Configuring FCoE

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Cost

$3,450.00

Course Code

FRCLCIS-16

Course Duration

5

Instructions Method

Instructor Led
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