Introducing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode (DCINX9K)

Course Overview

The Introducing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode (DCINX9K) v2.1 course shows you how to implement, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches in Cisco® NX-OS mode. Through expert instruction and extensive hands-on learning, you will learn how to deploy capabilities including Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), high availability features, Intelligent Traffic Director, troubleshooting tools and techniques, NX-OS programmability features, and open interface technologies. The course also provides an introduction to Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for management.

3 days
  • This class will help you:

    • Learn how to deploy and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in NX-OS mode to support performance, resiliency, scalability, and enhanced operations for data centers
    • Use programmability features to configure and manage the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches, helping your IT organization meet high-priority business needs, save time, and reduce errors due to manual processes
    • Gain knowledge and skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, data center equipment, and software
    • Succeed in today’s demanding data center operations roles
    • Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS Solution
      • Data Center Trends
      • Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware
      • Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware Architecture
      • Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS Features
      • Cisco Nexus 9000 Manageability
      • New Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS Features
    • Implementing VXLAN in a Data Center
      • Network Overlays in a Data Center
      • VXLAN Overlay
      • VXLAN BGP eVPN Control Plane
      • VXLAN Data Plane
    • Implementing MPLS in a Data Center
      • Label Switching Overview
      • MPLS Layer 3 VPN Control Plane
      • MPLS Data Plane
      • MPLS in Data Center
    • Configuration Management, Automation, and Programmability
      • Programmability Overview
      • Cisco NX-OS RESTful API
      • Network Orchestration
      • Programming Cisco NX-OS with Python
    • Cisco Nexus 9000 Topology Options
      • Traditional Data Center Topologies
      • Spine-and-Leaf Topology
      • Overlay Topologies
      • Intelligent Traffic Director
    • Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
      • Cisco Nexus 9000 High Availability
      • Cisco Nexus 9000 Troubleshooting Tools
      • Shell Access and Linux Containers
    • Managing Cisco Nexus Switches with Cisco DCNM
      • Cisco Data Center Network Manager
    • Provision Baseline Connectivity with Ansible
    • Implement VXLAN with BGP eVPN Signaling
    • Manage Switch Over Cisco NX-API
    • Program Switch with Python
    • Configure Intelligent Traffic Director
    • Troubleshoot and Manage Switches Using Bash and Guest Shell
    • Provision VXLAN and Manage Switch with Cisco DCNM
  • To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

    • Good understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching
    • Understanding of Cisco data center architecture
    • Experience configuring advanced routing and switching technologies such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

    These Cisco courses can help you meet these prerequisites: Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)

    • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)
    • Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
    • Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)
    • Data center engineers
    • Data center architects
    • Network designers
    • Network administrators
    • Network engineers
    • Systems engineers
    • Consulting systems engineers
    • Technical solutions architects
    • Field engineers
    • Cisco integrators and partners