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DCNX7K - Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K)

This course is designed primarily for systems and field engineers who install and implement Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches. This course will cover the key components and operations required to enable you to configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch platform.

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Prerequisites


The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course are as follows:
  • Good understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Suggested attendance at the Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) class
  • Suggested attendance at the Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) class.

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches


Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 2: Describe data center requirements that are addressed by the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 3: Describe the key unified fabric features
Lesson 4: Describe the Cisco Nexus product family
Lesson 5: Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Features in General
Lesson 6: Describe the Cisco NX-OS software features
Lesson 7: Describe the key features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 8: Describing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch Deployment Models
Lesson 9: Describe Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch deployment models
Lesson 10: Access the correct reference materials when required

Module 2: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Hardware Architecture, Device Installation, and Administration Features


Lesson 1: Describing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Hardware Architecture
Lesson 2: Describe the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch chassis
Lesson 3: Describe the supervisor module and I/O module features, fabric module capacity, and redundancy capability
Lesson 4: Describe VOQ operation
Lesson 5: Describe packet flow and arbitration across the fabric
Lesson 6: Describe key features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch power supplies and fan cooling systems
Lesson 7: Describe key hardware high-availability features
Lesson 8: Installing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Lesson 9: Perform the hardware installation
Lesson 10: Verify the hardware installation using LEDs
Lesson 11: Verify the hardware installation using show commands
Lesson 12: Troubleshoot hardware issues
Lesson 13: Configuring Device Administration and Management Features
Lesson 14: Describe the management interfaces available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Lesson 15: Use the Cisco NX-OS setup utility to configure Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch connectivity for system management
Lesson 16: Configure the user management feature on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Lesson 17: Configure system management features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Lesson 18: Perform configuration backup and restore
Lesson 19: Perform in-service software upgrades and downgrades
Lesson 20: Perform Cisco NX-OS recovery
Lesson 21: Perform an electronic programmable logic device (EPLD) image upgrade
Lesson 22: Using the Troubleshooting Process and Tools
Lesson 23: Describe the troubleshooting process that can be used to identify issues on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Lesson 24: Identify the features that can be used to gather information on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Lesson 25: Use the embedded Ethanalyzer feature on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Lesson 26: Configure the SPAN feature on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Lesson 27: Configure the NetFlow feature on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Lesson 28: Configure system message logging on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Lesson 29: Configure Cisco GOLD on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Lesson 30: Use the OBFL feature to identify critical events that have occurred
Lesson 31: Configure the RMON feature on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Lesson 32: Configure Cisco EEM to respond to events that occur on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch

Module 3: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Software Architecture and Features


Lesson 1: Describing Cisco NX-OS Software
Lesson 2: Describe the Cisco NX-OS Software architecture
Lesson 3: Identifying key features of the Cisco NX-OS Software
Lesson 4: Survey Cisco NX-OS CLI basic commands
Lesson 5: Explain licensing features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 6: Configuring Virtual Device Contexts on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Lesson 7: Explain the purpose and use of VDCs
Lesson 8: Configure VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 9: Configure VDC resource templates
Lesson 10: Configure the management settings for VDCs
Lesson 11: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
Lesson 12: Configure basic interface parameters on Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch interfaces
Lesson 13: Configure Layer 2 interfaces on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 14: Configure VLANs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 15: Configure PVLANs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 16: Configure STP extensions on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 17: Configure Q-in-Q VLAN tunnels on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 18: Configuring Port Channels
Lesson 19: Configure port channels on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 20: Evaluate the use and benefits of vPCs in the network
Lesson 21: Explain the architecture and components of vPCs
Lesson 22: Configure vPCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 23: Configuring the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch with the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
Lesson 24: Describe the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders
Lesson 25: Describe the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender supported topologies
Lesson 26: Describe the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender features
Lesson 27: Configure Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders
Lesson 28: Configuring Cisco FabricPath
Lesson 29: Describe Cisco FabricPath architecture
Lesson 30: Explain Cisco FabricPath features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 31: Configure Cisco FabricPath in the data center architecture
Lesson 32: Explain TRILL
Lesson 33: Configuring Layer 3 Switching Features
Lesson 34: Describe the unicast and multicast RIB and FIB on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 35: Explain Layer 3 interaction from F1 to M1 I/O modules on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 36: Configure the different routing protocols that are supported by the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 37: Configure BFD on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 38: Configure the Route Policy Manager on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 39: Configure Layer 3 virtualization on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 40: Configure PBR on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 41: Configure FHRPs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 42: Configure PIM-SM on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 43: Troubleshooting Layer 2 and Layer 3
Lesson 44: Verify Layer 2 issues on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 45: Troubleshoot vPC issues on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 46: Troubleshoot issues with Cisco FabricPath
Lesson 47: Troubleshoot Layer 3 issues on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 48: Configuring MPLS
Lesson 49: Explain the terminology in an MPLS environment
Lesson 50: Explain the MPLS features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 51: Configure the MPLS features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 52: Configuring Cisco OTV
Lesson 53: Explain the terminology, network, and use of multihomed sites and load balancing in a Cisco OTV environment
Lesson 54: Configure basic Cisco OTV features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 55: Configure advanced Cisco OTV features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 56: Configuring Locator/ID Separation Protocol
Lesson 57: Describe the terminology in an LISP environment
Lesson 58: Describe LISP features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Lesson 59: Configure LISP features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Lesson 60: Configuring FCoE
Lesson 61: Describe the terminology in an FCoE environment
Lesson 62: Describe FCoE features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Lesson 63: Configure FCoE features on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
Lesson 64: Configuring Security Features
Lesson 65: Identify the security features that are available on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 66: Configure ACLs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
Lesson 67: Configure port security on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
Lesson 67: Configure DHCP snooping on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
Lesson 68: Configure DAI on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
Lesson 69: Configure IP Source Guard on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
Lesson 70: Configure uRPF on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
Lesson 71: Configure traffic storm control on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
Lesson 72: Configure CoPP on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
Lesson 73: Configure Cisco TrustSec on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and verify the configuration
Lesson 74: Configuring QoS
Lesson 75: Identify the purpose of QoS
Lesson 76: Explain how QoS is implemented on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and the default behaviors
Lesson 77: Configure QoS features with MQC
Lesson 78: Configure QoS classification on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 79: Configure marking for QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 80: Configure mutation mapping for QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 81: Configure QoS policing on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 82: Configure QoS queuing and scheduling on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 83: Configure network QoS, queuing and scheduling, and priority flow control on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series 32-Port 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet modules
Lesson 84: Monitor QoS statistics on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
Lesson 85: Troubleshooting Memory and Packet Flow Issues
Lesson 86: Evaluate Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch memory using the built-in platform monitoring tool
Lesson 87: Evaluate platform memory utilization on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch on a high level
Lesson 88: Evaluate platform memory utilization on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch on a detailed level
Lesson 89: Troubleshoot packet flow issues on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch