MNDF - Managing LAN Networks with Cisco Nexus Dashboard

This 5-day class on Nexus Dashboard covers data center and campus operations with VXLAN and EVPN, then dives into Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller (NDFC) to deploy and manage VXLAN and EVPN.

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The knowledge and skills the learner should have before attending this course is as follows:
Familiarity with Cisco Ethernet switching products
Understanding of routing protocols
Understanding of Cisco Data Center architecture

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: VXLAN EVPN with MP-BGP

Spine and Leaf Fabric
VXLAN as an Overlay
Multicast Control Plane
BGP Control Plane
Distributed IP Anycast-Gateway
Forwarding with Dual-Homed Endpoint (vPC)
Inter-Subnet Forwarding (Routing)
Non-IP Forwarding (Bridging)
Cisco VXLAN QoS Configuration
External Fabrics
Troubleshooting Commands

Module 2: Nexus Dashboard Overview

Introduction to Cisco Nexus Dashboard
Introduction to Nexus Dashboard Architecture
Nexus Dashboard Federation/SPOG
Nexus Dashboard Installation, Configuration, and Deployment
Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

Module 3: Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller (NDFC)

Introduction to NDFC
DCNM Migration to Nexus Dashboard
Cisco NDFC LAN Solution Overview

Module 4: Discovering Existing Network Devices with Cisco NDFC

Configure Switches for Discovery

Module 5: Nexus Dashboard for Multi-Site

NDFC Multi-Site Architecture
NDFC VRF Management

Module 6: Managing and Monitoring the Data Center with Cisco NDFC

Access Topology View
Navigate the Map Views and Layout
Deploy Changes to the Fabric

Module 7: Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller Templates

NDFC Templates
Configuration Changes with Templates

Module 8: Nexus Dashboard Insights

Introduction to Nexus Dashboard Insights
GUI Overview
Insight Explorer
Connectivity Analysis Tool for NX-OS Based Fabrics
Insight Resource Browser/Bug Advisory
Flow Telemetry
Delta Analysis
Firmware Update Analysis

Module 9: Nexus Dashboard Integrations

Nexus Dashboard API
Splunk Integration
AppDynamics (AppD) Integration
ServiceNow Integration

Module 10: Accessing Nexus Dashboard Programmatically

Python Programming Fundamentals
Python Programming with RESTful API to Nexus Dashboard

Module 11: Nexus Dashboard Troubleshooting

NDFC Backup and Restore
NDFC Alarms
Fabric Troubleshooting Tools
NDFC Command Execution