Course Overview

The Configuring Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCCNX) v1.0 course shows you how to install, configure, and manage Cisco Nexus® Series Switch platforms using Cisco Nexus Operating System (Cisco NX-OS) to support highly-available, secure, scalable virtualized data centers.

Through instructor video 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 gain an introduction to automating Cisco Nexus devices using Cisco NX-OS software programmability features.

For a technical overview of the Cisco Nexus Switches, you may consider taking Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX) v1.0 along with this course.

Learning Credits: 
  • 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)
    • Configure 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
  • To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

    • Familiarity with Cisco data center technologies
    • Understanding of 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 Nexus Series Switches (DCINX)
    • Data center systems engineers, field engineers, and architects
    • Technical decision makers
    • Network architects
    • Cisco integrators and partners