Implementing & Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 & 7000 Equitrain

Course details

In this 5-day course, you will learn how to implement an enterprise Data Center routing and switching infrastructure with the next-generation Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, and 2000 platforms. This course provides a technical overview of the Nexus platform architecture, design guidelines, deployment and operations, including Fibre Channel over Ethernet, Virtual Device Contexts, Virtual PortChannels, Layer 2 and Layer 3 features, QoS, and security.
You will explore the features of NX-OS and the Nexus platform by performing hands-on labs using Nexus 7000, 5000, and 2000 labs.
Target Audience
This course is designed for experienced Network Field Engineers who are already capable of implementing Layer 2 and Layer 3 services using Cisco IOS and the Cisco Catalyst switching platform.
  • Describe the features of the Nexus 7010 chassis, Supervisor Engine, and line cards
  • Describe the architecture of NX-OS
  • Describe the Connectivity Management Processor
  • Configure switch management features like Call Home, AAA, and RBAC
  • Use configuration checkpoints and rollbacks
  • Configure Virtual Device Contexts
  • Configure Layer 2 and Layer 3 services
  • Configure Supervisor Recovery
  • Configure Quality of Service
  • Configure traffic integrity features and Control Plane Protection
  • Configure LinkSec encryption
  • Use SPAN and Ethanalyzer to monitor traffic
  • Describe how FCoE operates within SAN and LAN environments
  • Describe the ASIC-level architecture of the Nexus 5000 switch and CNAs
  • Configure the Nexus 5000 in switch mode and NPV mode
  • Configure the Nexus 2000 as a remote line card
  • Configure Virtual PortChannels
  • Ability to configure advanced Layer 2 Ethernet services
  • Ability to configure Layer 3 routing services
  • Basic working knowledge of Fibre Channel and Storage Networking
  • Understanding of Cisco data center architecture
Course Outline
Module 1: Deploying the Nexus 7000
Lesson 1: Overview of the Nexus 7000
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Chassis Overview
  • Supervisor Engine and Line Cards
  • Fabric Modules
  • Virtual Output Queuing Overview
  • VoQ Operation
  • Power Supplies and Cooling
  • Connectivity Management Processor
Lesson 2: Overview of NX-OS
  • Introducing NX-OS
  • NX-OS Process Recovery
  • NX-OS Supervisor Redundancy
Lesson 3: Introduction to Virtual Device Contexts
  • Introducing Virtualization
  • VDC Configuration High Availability
Lesson 4: Managin
  • the Nexus 7000
  • SNMP and XML
  • Generic OnLine Diagnosis
  • Embedded Event Manager
  • SMART Call Home
  • Data Center Network Manager
  • System Message Logging
  • AAA
  • Role-Based Access Control
  • Configuration Rollback
Lesson 5: Layer 2 Protocols and Features
  • Nexus 7000/NX-OS Layer 2 Overview
  • VLANs and PVLANs
  • Spanning-Tree Protocols
  • PortChannels
  • Virtual Port Channel (vPC)
  • IGMP Snooping
  • Unidirectional Link Detection
Lesson 6: Layer 3 Protocols and Features
  • Layer 3 Unicast Routing Overview
  • First-Hop Routing Protocols
  • Routing Virtualzation
  • Routing Protocols
  • Policy Routing
  • Tunnels
  • Layer 3 Multicast
Lesson 7: Quality of Service
  • Nexus 7000 Series QoS Overview
  • Port QoS
  • Forwarding Engine QoS
  • Modular QoS CLI Overview
  • Class Map
  • Policy Map
  • Service Policy
Lesson 8: Security
  • Introduction to Nexus/NX-OS Security
  • Traffic Integrity
  • Control Plane Protection
  • Access Control
  • Admission Control
  • Data Confidentiality
Lesson 9: Troubleshooting
  • Ethanalyzer: Wireshark in NX-OS
  • SPAN and RSPAN
Module 2: Nexus 5000 Overview
Lesson 1: Overview of the Nexus 5000
  • Challenges in the Data Center
  • I/O Consolidation
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch Products
  • Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
  • Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
  • Network Design
  • FCoE Adapters and Software Stack
  • Switch Management Tools
Lesson 2: Fibre Channel Primer
  • Fibre Channel Layering and Services
  • Fibre Channel Addressing
  • Fibre Channel Frames
  • Fibre Channel Flow Control Zoning Overview
  • Fibre Channel Routing
  • The Registered State Change Notification Process
Lesson 3: Ethernet Primer
  • The Challenges of Shared LANs
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer
Lesson 4: Server Virtualization Primer
  • Server Virtualization
  • VMware Virtualization
  • Virtual Networking with VMware
  • Virtual Storage Networking with VMware Cisco Nexus 1000v Series Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 with VN-Link
  • N_Port Identifier Virtualization
Lesson 5: Understanding the FCoE Protocol
  • Current FCOE Architecture
  • FCOE Enode MAC Addresses
  • FCOE Initialization Protocol (FIP)
Lesson 6: Nexus 5000 System Architecture
  • System Architecture
  • Switch Fabric Data Path
  • Traffic Forwarding
  • Multicast
Lesson 7: Ethernet Enhancements
  • Converged Enhanced Ethernet
  • Priority Flow Control
  • Bandwidth management
  • Data Center Bridging Exchange
Lesson 8: Future Directions
  • FCoE Initialization Protocol
  • Lossless Ethernet Bridging
  • Network interface Virtualization
  • Delayed Drop
  • Congestion Management
  • Ethernet Host Virtualizer
Module 3: Nexus 5000 Implementation and Configuration
Lesson 1: Configuring FCoE Server Connectivity
  • Converged Network Adapters
  • Host-Based Failover
  • QLogic CNAs
  • Emulex CNAs
  • Using the FCoE Software Stack
Lesson 2: Configuring a Nexus 5000 Switch in Switch Mode
  • Switch Configuration Overview
  • Configuring Administrative Access
  • Configuring Virtual Interface Groups
  • in NX-OS 4.0
  • Configuring the Ethernet Uplink Ports
  • Configuring the FC Uplink Ports
  • Verifying the Configuration
Lesson 3: Managing Nexus 5000 Switches with Cisco Device Manager and Cisco Fabric Manager
  • Monitoring a Nexus 5000 Switch with Cisco Device Manager
  • Monitoring an FCoE Network with Cisco Fabric Manager
Lesson 4: Configuring Nexus 5000 Switches in NPV Mode
  • Understanding NPV Mode
  • Configuring NPV Mode
  • Verifying Switch Configuration in NPV Mode
Lesson 5: Managing Traffic Flow
  • Understanding QoS Policy Management
  • Configuring Qos Policy
  • Tuning the MTU Value
  • Configuring Priority Flow Control
  • IGMP Snooping
Lesson 6: Configuring High Availability
  • High Availability in an FCoE Network
  • Configuring Server-Side High Availability
  • Understanding PortChannels
  • Configuring Ethernet PortChannels
  • Configuring FC PortChannels
Lesson 7: Securing the Switch
  • Understanding Private VLANs
  • Configuring Private VLANs
  • Understanding Access Control Lists
  • Configuring Access Control Lists
  • Configuring Zoning
Lesson 8: Monitoring and Troubleshooting
  • Diagnostics and Monitoring
  • SPAN
  • Ethanalyzer
  • Configuring SPAN
  • Troubleshooting Interface Errors
  • Troubleshooting Logical Interface Errors
  • Password Recovery

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