Implementing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode – Advanced (DCNXA)

Course Overview

The Implementing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode – Advanced (DCNXA) v1.0 course provides advanced training in applying and managing the Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches in NX-OS mode. The Cisco® NX-OS platform deploys Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) and Ethernet VPN (EVPN) using Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM), implements Multi-Site VXLAN EVPN, and integrates L4-L7 services into the fabric providing external connectivity, utilizing advanced tenant features. You will also learn how to implement Cisco NX-OS Enhanced Policy-Based Redirect (ePBR) and Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD) features.

4 days
  • This course will help you:

    • Learn how you can integrate Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS mode to manage your enterprise IT environment
    • Understand the common platform architecture and key features of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series in NX-OS mode to provide a consistent set of provisioning, management, and diagnostic capabilities for applications

    After taking this course, you should be able to:

    • Configure VXLAN EVPN in a single site using Cisco DCNM
    • Configure a Multi-Site VXLAN EVPN
    • Configure L4-L7 service redirection
    • Configure external connectivity from a VXLAN EVPN
    • Configure tenant-level features and Tenant-Routed Multicast (TRM) in VXLAN EVPN
    • Configure Cisco NX-OS Enhanced Policy-Based Redirect (ePBR) and Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD)
    • Describing VXLAN EVPN in Single Site
      • Describe VXLAN EVPN Control Plane
      • Describe VXLAN EVPN Data Plane
    • Describing Multi-Site VXLAN EVPN
      • Describe VXLAN EVPN Multi-Site Features
      • Describe Supported Multi-Site Topologies
    • Describing Layer 4-Layer 7 Service Redirection
      • Describe Layer 4-Layer 7 Service Integration Options
      • Describe Integration of Active/Standby and Active/Active Service Devices
    • Describing External Connectivity from VXLAN EVPN
      • Describe External VRF-Lite Connectivity
    • Describing VXLAN EVPN Functionality Enhancements
      • Describe Fabric Management Options
      • Describe Tenant-Level Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Relay
    • Describing Cisco NX-OS Enhanced Policy-Based Redirect and Intelligent Traffic Director
      • Describe Enhanced Policy-Based Redirect
      • Describe Tenant-Level DHCP Relay
    • Import an Existing VXLAN Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) EVPN Fabric into Cisco DCNM
    • Configure vPC and Layer 3 Connectivity
    • Configure Multi-Site VXLAN EVPN
    • Configure Routed Firewall Integration into VXLAN EVPN Using PBR
    • Configure External VRF Lite Connectivity and Endpoint Locator
    • Configure Tenant DHCP Relay
    • Configure Tenant-Routed Multicast
    • Configure Enhanced Policy-Based Redirect
    • Configure Traffic Load-Balancing Using the ITD
  • Basic knowledge in the following areas can help you get the most from this course:

    • Networking protocols, routing, and switching
    • General Cisco data center technologies
    • Virtualization fundamentals
    • Cisco Nexus platform management

    The following course offerings 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)
    • Implementing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode (DCNX)
  • IT professionals interested in understanding the capabilities of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches including:

    • Data center engineer
    • Field engineer
    • Network designer
    • Network administrator
    • Network engineer
    • Systems engineer
    • Technical solutions architect