Cisco Nexus 9000 Design & Configuration

Course Description
This course will teach you about the next-generation Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches, the first deployment option, known as Standalone Mode. This mode offers significant extensions to NX-OS in the area of programmability. Through lecture and our hands-on labs, you’ll gain knowledge about the hardware architecture of the Nexus 9000 and the new programmability features and interfaces that have been added to NX-OS.

After this course you should be able to understand:

  • Nexus 9000 Platform Components
  • Nexus 9000 Hardware Architecture
  • The New NX-OS Features on the Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Operation and Configuration Details of VXLAN
  • Programmability, Automation, and Monitoring Options Available on the Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Design Possibilities with the Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Experience with Cisco NX-OS
  • Understanding of Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
  • Knowledge of the Nexus 5000, 6000, or 7000 platforms

Course Type

Instructor-Led Training, Classroom with Hands-on Lab

Duration: 2 Days

Who should attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • System Engineers
  • Network Engineers
  • Architects and Data Center Architects

Course Content

  • Module 1: Cisco Nexus 9000 Solution Overview
    • Data Center Trends
    • Nexus 9000 Overview
    • NX-OS Enhancements

  • Module 2: Hardware Overview
    • Nexus 9500 Chassis
    • Line Card Modules
    • Supervisors
    • Fabric Modules
    • Power Supplies
    • System Controllers
    • Nexus 9300 Switches
    • FEX Support
    • 40G and 100GE Networking
    • Supported Optics

  • Module 3: Hardware Architecture
    • 9500 Architecture
    • Line Card Architecture
    • 9300 Architecture
    • Packet Forwarding

  • Module 4: Nexus 9000 NX-OS Enhancements
    • Nexus 9000 NX-OS Feature Overview
    • High Availability
    • Management

  • Lab 1: Nexus 9000 Initial Configuration

  • Module 5: VXLAN
    • Overlay Networks
    • VXLAN Overview
    • VXLAN Control Plane
    • VXLAN Forwarding Plane
    • Configuring VXLAN

  • Lab 2: Configuring VXLAN

  • Module 6: Programmability and Automation
  • Programming Features
  • Automation Features
  • Visibility and Monitoring Features

  • Module 7: Nexus 9000 Topology Designs
    • Traditional Data Center
    • Topologies Spine and Leaf Topologies
    • Overlay Topologies

  • Lab 3: Using NX-OS API

  • Lab 4: Python Scripting

  • Lab 5: XMPP Management