Course Overview

Configuring the Cisco Nexus® 9000 in NX-OS Mode is an instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course offered by Cisco® Learning Services. The course covers the overall architecture and operation of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches for data centers running in traditional or NX-OS mode.

You learn the hardware and software architecture of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series datacenter switches, including the Cisco Nexus 9300 fixed-configuration and Cisco Nexus 9500 modular platforms. Also, you have the opportunity to explore the programmability and automation features built into these devices, including, but not limited to, Python, Power On Auto Provisioning (POAP), shell access, and the NX-API interface. In addition, you will discover how to perform management, maintenance, and monitoring activities on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switch platforms.

This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure you are able to successfully deploy, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot a Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switch infrastructure.

3 ITL / 4 VILT days
Learning Credits: 
    • Architecture and operation of the Cisco NX-OS operating system
    • Port channels
    • Virtual port channels
    • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
    • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
    • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
    • Troubleshooting CPU and memory issues in detail
    • Broadcom shell
    • Quality of service (QoS)
    • Network programmability
    • License installation and maintenance procedures
  • Module 1: Cisco NX-OS Architecture, Design, and Operation

    • Lesson 1: Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
    • Lesson 2: Cisco NX-OS Platform-Specific Features
    • Lesson 3: Cisco NX-OS and Cisco IOS® Software Comparison

    Module 2: Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches for the Data Center

    • Lesson 1: Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware Architecture
    • Lesson 2: Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Packet Forwarding
    • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
    • Lesson 4: Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Deployment Considerations
    • Lesson 5: Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Features
    • Lesson 6: Configuring VXLAN/EVPN on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

    Module 3: Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Programmability, Automation, and Monitoring

    • Lesson 1: Cisco Nexus Programmability Basics
    • Lesson 2: Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Automation and Orchestration
    • Lesson 3: Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Visibility and Monitoring
    • Lab 1: Managing Cisco Nexus Hardware and Software
    • Lab 2: Configuring Cisco NX-OS Layer 2 Features
    • Lab 3: Configuring Cisco NX-OS Layer 3 Features
    • Lab 4: Configuring Cisco NX-OS High Availability
    • Lab 5: Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Device Management
    • Lab 6: Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Troubleshooting
    • Lab 7: Configuring VXLAN/EVPN
    • Lab 8: Cisco Nexus Programmability
    • Lab 9: Discovering Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM)

  • Cisco recommends that you have the following prerequisite knowledge and skills:

    • Complete knowledge of Cisco networking
    • Data center and virtualization knowledge
  • This course is designed for traditional network and data center engineers tasked with installing and operating Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in a data center environment who want to upgrade their skills.

    Roles include:

    • Data center engineers
    • Technical support personnel
    • Network engineers