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

Implementing the Cisco Nexus 9000 (DCINX9K) is a 2-day, hands-on course that focuses on deployment and operations of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches. Participants will learn how to configure and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches using the NX-OS CLI, Python scripts, bash shell, NX-API, and Open-Flow. Nexus 9000 switches are highly programmable, high density 1/10/40G Ethernet switches that offer highest performance, extensibility to 100GE switching, lowest cost per port and extremely high flexibility and programmability for next generation automation and orchestration. Nexus 9000 Switches build on existing NX-OS technology to bring two new data center network deployment options for customers. This course focuses on the first deployment option, known as Standalone Mode.

This mode offers significant extensions to NX-OS Software in the area of programmability, including: •A RESTful API, Python scripting, Linux bash access, direct ASIC-level access for traffic flow monitoring
•Support for open-systems automation and orchestration
•DevOps platforms, including Puppet, Chef, and Cisco's own onePK
•Support for software-defined networking (SDN) and emerging overlay network technologies, including VxLAN, OpenFlow, and the OpenDaylight controller.

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Prerequisites

  • Experience with Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Understanding of Cisco Data Center network architecture

Detailed Class Syllabus


Lesson 1: Course Introduction


Course Introduction

Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Solution


Data Center Trends
Cisco Nexus 9000 Solution
Enhancements to Cisco NX-OS Software

Lesson 3: Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware


Cisco Nexus 9500 Modular Chassis
Cisco Nexus 9500 Supervisor Modules
Cisco Nexus 9500 System Controllers
Cisco Nexus 9500 Fans and Power Supplies
Cisco Nexus 9500 Fabric Modules
Cisco Nexus 9500 Line Card Modules
Cisco Nexus 9300 Fixed Configuration Switches
Cisco Nexus 9000 Support for Fabric Extenders
Cabling for 40G and 100GE Networking
Optics Supported by Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Lesson 4: Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware Architecture


Architecture of the Cisco Nexus 9500 Modular Switches
Architecture of the Cisco Nexus 9500 Card Modules
Packet Forwarding in the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Architecture of the Cisco Nexus 9300 Switches

Lesson 5: Describing Cisco Nexus Operating System


NX-OS Features of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
High-Availability Features of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Management Features of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switch Family

Lesson 6: Describing VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches


Network Overlays in Data Center Design
VxLAN Overview
VxLAN Control Plane Operation
VxLAN Data Plane Operation
VxLAN Support on the Cisco Nexus 9000
Configuring VxLAN Gateway

Lesson 7: Describing Network Programmability and Automation


Describe Programming Features of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Automation Features on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Monitoring Features on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Lesson 8: Describing Topology Options for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches


Traditional Data Center Topologies on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Spine and Leaf Topologies on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Overlay Topologies on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Lesson 9: Describing the Cisco ACI Fabric


Key Concepts of the Cisco ACI Fabric
Components of Cisco ACI Fabric
The Benefits of Using the Cisco ACI Fabric