Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches

  • Learn how to identify Cisco’s Nexus product family.
  • Understand the Cisco NX-OS software architecture.
  • Acquire skills to configure and troubleshoot SAN Switching.

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Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches

Course Overview

This 4-days training course is aimed to fulfil the requirements of systems and field engineers, consulting systems engineers, and Cisco integrators who install and implement Cisco’s Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders and Nexus 5000 Series Switches.

After attending this course, delegates should be able to do the following:

  • Identify the products that include the:
    • Cisco’s Nexus 5000 Series Switches product family and Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender product family
  • Understand Cisco’s Nexus 5000 Series Switch system architecture
  • Understand Cisco’s Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) architecture, features, and usage of the software
  • Configure
    • Quality of Service (QoS)
    • The network features on Cisco’s Nexus 5000 Series Switches for LAN operation
    • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches to support the FCoE protocol and for connection to the SAN
    • System management features on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
    • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders for operation with the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Identify and understand the components of
    • Fibre Channel Protocol and over Ethernet (FCoE) Protocol
    • IEEE Data Center Bridging (DCB) Ethernet Enhancements
  • Secure the process of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Understand the high accessibility and In-Service Software Update (ISSU) features of the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Understand and implement a structured troubleshooting process using available tools and resources of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and troubleshoot real-world issues relating to the LAN, SAN, and FCoE

This course provides a complete look at the key components and procedures that are required to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot the Cisco’s Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders in SAN, LAN, and unified fabric surroundings.

Course Outline

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • Overview of the Nexus Data Center Product
  • Nexus 3000 Series Switches
  • Nexus 4000 Series Switches
  • Nexus 5500 and 5600 Series Switches
  • Nexus 6000 Series Switches
  • Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

Administration and Management of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch

  • Cisco NX-OS Software architecture
  • Configuration of System Management Features
  • Configuring User Management
  • Cisco Prime DCNM
  • Admin and Management Troubleshooting

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch LAN Features

  • Configuring Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Troubleshooting Nexus 2000 Series fabric extenders
  • Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
  • VPC Technology and Enhanced vPC
  • Troubleshooting vPCs and eVPCs
  • Cisco Adapter-FEX and VM-FEX
  • Cisco FabricPath
  • Configuring Cisco FabricPath
  • Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
  • Cisco DFA

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch SAN Features

  • Describing FCP
  • SAN Switching
  • Configuring SAN Switching
  • Troubleshooting SAN Switching
  • Setting Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Troubleshooting NPV Mode and NPIV

Unified Fabric Features of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch

  • Data Center Bridging Enhancements
  • FCoE Protocol and Configuring
  • Dynamic FCoE with FabricPath
  • Troubleshooting FCoE

Delegates should meet the following prerequisites before attending this course:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA) recommended
  • Good understanding of the
    • Fibre Channel Protocol and the SAN environment
    • Good knowledge of networking protocols
  • Recommended attendance of a
    • Fibre Channel Protocol class or equivalent experience
    • Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Switches (DCMDS) class or equivalent experience

During the course, delegates will expose to the configuration of the advanced technologies, QoS, such as Fibre Channel, and FCoE, but will not be required to have experience with these technologies to complete the course.

This course covers the initial configuration of QoS, Fibre Channel and FCoE on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches.

For a deeper understanding of Fibre Channel, FCoE and QoS, delegates are encouraged to explore additional training.

The course is primarily designed for those working in the following professions:

  • Network Engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Consulting Systems Engineers
  • Technical Solutions Architects
  • Cisco Partners and Integrators who sell, implement, and maintain Cisco Nexus products in the data center

It will also benefit:

  • Network Designers
  • Network Administrators
  • Network Managers responsible for identifying and managing Cisco Nexus products in the data center

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