DCINX - Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX)

The Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX) v1.0 course gives you a technical overview the Cisco Nexus© Switches key capabilities including platforms, architecture, software, management, and features that contribute to performance, high availability, flexibility, operational simplicity, and investment protection. The course is for technical decision-makers and IT professionals who architect, implement, and manage Cisco Nexus switches in data center environments. You will have hands-on practice exploring key features including Virtual Device Contexts (VDC), First Hop Redundancy protocols (FHRPs), and user management.

The Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches (DCCNX) v1.0 course may also be taken after taking this course to learn how to configure the Cisco Nexus Switches using Cisco© NX-OS.

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To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:
  • Familiarity with Cisco data center technologies
  • Understand networking protocols, routing, and switching
  • Understand business and application requirements

These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:
  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA©_)
  • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR) v1.0
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

Detailed Class Syllabus

Identifying Cisco Nexus Platforms

Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Overview
Cisco Nexus 5600 Series Overview
Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Overview
Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Overview

Implementing Cisco Nexus Platforms

Cisco Nexus in Data Center Architecture
Cisco NX-OS Software
Licensing Model

Managing Cisco Nexus Platforms

Cisco Nexus Command-line Interface (CLI) and GUI Management Interfaces
Cisco NX-OS Setup Utility
PowerOn Auto Provisioning
Cisco NX-OS User Management
User Account and Role Configuration

Describing Virtual Device Contexts (VDC)

Virtual Device Context
VDC Types
VDC Resources and Resource Templates

Describing Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels

Port-Channel Operation
vPC Concept and Benefits
vPC Architecture
vPC Control and Data Plane

Configuring First Hop Redundancy Protocols

Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) Overview
Virtual Router Redundancy ProtocolVRRP) Overview
Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP) Overview

Lab Outline

Explore Cisco Nexus Platforms
Configure User Management
Configure VDC and User Management
Configure and Verify vPC
Configure FHRP Protocols